In This Issue — The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Opera at Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Annual Old Blanco Courthouse Gala (plus True Grit and Texas Hold 'Em Tournament), Wimberley Pumpkin Festival, Blanco Pioneer Museum Unveils Western Exhibit, Wimberley Farmers' Market, Blanco's Buggy Barn Museum Hosts Western Showcase, Wimberley Gospel Festival, Sacred Springs Powwow, Johnson City events, and more.
The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Opera!
The first opera company in the Texas Hill Country, Texas Hill Country Opera & Arts, is producing the fourth annual Opera On The Ranch in collaboration with Opera Piccola at the Knibbe Ranch on Saturday, October 6, 2012.
This fantastic affair will begin with a wine reception and a silent auction at 6:30 p.m. Read More
22nd Annual Old Blanco County Courthouse Gala to Be Held September 29
Once again, the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society is sponsoring an elegant evening on the grounds of the historic Old Blanco County Courthouse. The theme of this year’s Gala is “Rhinestones and Ropers". Dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., will be catered by Riley’s Custom Catering and will include the following menu items: An Appetizer Station that will include various cheeses, meats, & crackers, an All You Can Eat Garden Salad, and Entree which will include Prime Rib or Chick ... Read More
Blanco Pioneer Museum Unveils Western Heritage Exhibit
We would be honored to have you visit our museum for the opening of our next exhibit September 8 and 9, 2012. The next exhibit is western heritage!
The opening ceremony is at 10am on Saturday. The Museum will open after the ceremony for viewing of the new exhibit. Museum fees: Adults $2, children 4-15 $1, under 4 free.
Music: Saturday, 1pm-2pm, Dry River Band. Read More
Come Stay & Play in Small Town Blanco, Texas
Life paces itself slower in small towns. In Blanco, for instance, old-timers gather regularly at the Blanco Bowling Club and Café to exchange opinions over a cup of coffee, and on the square, residents pause to chat at the post office after retrieving the morning’s mail.
While residents and visitors can enjoy the small town way of life, Blanco is just a quick hop from both Austin and San Antonio, and just a jump from Houston. Read More
Johnson City - A Presidential Hometown
Johnson City, featured in the August issue of Texas Monthly, is located at the crossroads of the Texas Hill Country, and provides the perfect getaway where you can visit our historic areas and enjoy our art galleries which include Taste Wine + Art, Western Art & Artifacts, A. Smith Gallery, and LMC Murals. Read More
Pumpkin Festival to Return October 13
If autumn is approaching, it must be time for pumpkins, and you can get your pumpkin fix at the annual Wimberley Merchants Association Pumpkin Festival on October 13.
This is the eighth year for the festival that offers up all sorts of events to keep children and adults occupied all day long, 9 am to 4 pm. Read More
Rain or Shine, Wimberley Farmers’ Market Provides Local Freshness
Every Wednesday at the Wimberley Farmers’ Market, the fragrance of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers fills the air as vendors place their colorful homegrown offerings on tables for viewing, sampling, and purchasing. Held just off Ranch Road 12, the Farmers’ Market has a history of providing locally-grown produce to the Wimberley area. Read More
Sacred Springs Powwow Returns to San Marcos
After a one-year respite due to financial constraints, the Sacred Springs Powwow will once again highlight the Native American culture that has been part of the San Marcos area for thousands of years. The Powwow is set for October 6, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM at Aquarena Center, 921 Aquarena Springs Drive, San Marcos, Texas.
Initiated in 1995 by the Lucky Tomblin family, the powwow is now sponsored by local nonprofit Indigenous Cultures Institute. Read More
Wimberley Gospel Festival Set for 33rd Year in Fischer
The Wimberley Gospel Music Festival, an annual event, was born in 1978 around a campfire at Blue Hole, under the cypress trees lining the banks of Cypress Creek in Wimberley, Texas. This is the seventh festival sponsored by Cowboys For Jesus, and so far each one has been better than the previous one and we fully intend to improve again this year.
If you don’t know where Fischer is, it’s on FM 32 just across the street from Canyon Lake High School. Read More