In This Issue — In this issue, the Olives Olé Festival brings a taste of the Mediterranean to Texas. Join artists and galleries in Spicewood for the Art & Wine Tour, step into your dancin' boots for Bandera Dance Club, visit Comfort for the Spring Market Day & Gospel Fest, find out about Twin Elm Guest Ranch and the return of their Chuck Wagon Races, transport back to the Renaissance in Paige, celebrate strawberries in Poteet, and enter your photos in the HCA photo contest.
This issue is also the premiere of our Antiquing and Dining listings. Threshold, new antique and gift shop, has opened in Blanco, and you don't have to go far to find authentic barbecue in the Hill Country — just visit Ronnie's BBQ in Johnson City.
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Olives Olé Festival Brings a Taste of the Mediterranean to Texas
There are an elite few foods industries in this world that rival wine in their subtle variances, multitude of uses and ability to tantalize: honey, beer, even salt. Empires are built on such singular culinary diamonds. Entire festivals are constructed to celebrate their flavorful genius. Many hail from far away lands and bygone eras, traversing time and space to delight us again and again. Read More
Shade Tree Potter Presents Trio Mar. 21
Shade Tree Potter, located at 25001 Hwy. 71 West in Spicewood, is thrilled to announce that Joel Guzman, accodionista; Sarah Fox, vocalist from Little Joe y la Familia; and Andrew Hardin, guitarist for many, including Eliza Gilkyson, will be performing in the gallery on Sunday, March 21, from 2pm to 5pm. Read More
Spring Brings the Art & Wine Tour
On April 17 and 18, join the 9th semi-annual tour through Spicewood’s art and wine communities.
ArtandWine.org is more than a destination. It’s an experience of the finest offerings in art and wine west of Austin. During this self-guided tour, come and go at your leisure to the galleries, studios, and vineyards for an up-close version of being involved with the process.
This two-day event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and visit with artists in their working studios; to see the vineyard ... Read More
Antique & Gift Shop Opens in Blanco
Threshold, My Favorite Things, is a new antique and gift shop in Blanco.
Owner and operator Tammy Schroeder, formerly from Houston, is familiar with the antique and gift business, having owned a shop in Sugar Land for several years.
Her new shop has items in rustic décor as well as the “shabby chic” style. Read More
City of Comfort Invites Visitors to Celebrate the Season at Spring Market Day and Gospel Fest
The town of Comfort invites visitors to celebrate spring at its Spring Market Day and Gospel Fest on Saturday, March 27.
The event combines fun family activities with gospel music and spring shopping.
Spring Market Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Comfort Park on Texas Highway 27, off of IH-10. Read More
Step Into Your Dancin' Boots
The Bandera Dance Club at the Farm Country Club is the place to be if you want to move to the music of the Almost Patsy Cline Band. Dance clubs have been a tradition in the Texas Hill Country for many years, and at the Bandera Dance Club, every dance is fun for all.
There are two door prizes at each event: one is a $50 cash prize for members only and the other is a prize worth about $40 and available to anyone attending. Read More
Twin Elm Guest Ranch
Texas Open Chuck Wagon Races Return
This April, the Hill Country will be hopping in more ways than one thanks to Bandera’s one of a kind Chuck Wagon racing and rodeo event hosted by 2E Twin Elm Guest Ranch. Beginning Saturday, April 10, the popular Dude Ranch will open its gates to campers and cowboys alike, allowing anyone with a tent, trailer or RV a spot on the ranch to enjoy the week-long festivities. Read More
Robin Hood Makes Camp in Central Texas
It was a wet, cold Saturday when we turned our ragged van up the mud-splattered road of a service entrance just off Hwy. 290, about thirty miles outside Austin. We expected to find the gateway to another world and, instead, we found the busy sounds of a construction site fully underway. Read More
Strawberry Time in Poteet, Texas
One of the oldest, most popular events in the state, the Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival is recognized as one of the most exciting festivals in the Greater Southwest. The 95-acre site, located on Hwy 16 only 25 miles south of San Antonio, offers free parking, clean restrooms, handicapped accessibility, complete RV facilities and tent covered activities during the fun-filled Festival Weekend. Read More
Hill Country Photo Contest Kicks Off March 1
The Texas Hill Country is a photographer’s paradise. Creeks are once again flowing, and the forecast calls for a green spring with plenty of wildflowers. Now is the time to dust off your camera and head outside to capture the beauty and mystique of this special region.
The 4th annual Hill Country Alliance photo contest opens March 1 and runs through May 31. Read More