What pairs best with an afternoon in the Texas Hill Country?
Savoring all the flavors of Texas, of course. This Saturday, September 9th will be the 10th annual Dripping With Taste food and wine festival in Dripping Springs at Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center from noon ‘til 6 pm. I clearly remember the first festival which was held at the Creekside event center on Ben McCullough across from Salt Lick BBQ. When the first event was being organized some of us local residents asked: “What is this…?” What are y’all doing?” A bunch of us jumped on the bandwagon to help staff the event. It was a great idea at the time and continues to grow and be a more exciting event. The festival was created to showcase the growing number of local vineyards, breweries, distilleries and gourmet food fares peppering the area.
Dripping With Taste festival soon outgrew Creekside event center as well as a couple other venues. Not only did the event grow with popularity, much has been added with regard to the number of restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries in recent years. This fun event is sponsored by the Dripping Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. This year’s festival includes over 75 “tasteful” vendors and an estimated 2500 food and wine enthusiasts.
One of the more exciting additions to the festival has been the inclusion of Distilleries. As of last year, rum, vodka, gin and even a little whiskey have joined the party, many of which are made right here in the area. But, the fun doesn’t stop at the tasting. The festival also includes cooking demonstrations, drink mixology classes, live music on two stages, specialty vendors, a free photo booth and actual grape stomping. You can even get a t-shirt to prove you did it!
“This isn’t your typical, snooty, wear a tie, spit out good booze festival. It is a true celebration of the Texas Hill Country and the flavor of Texas,” says 9th-year festival attendee, Stephanie Holtzendorf on the festival website: http://www.destinationdrippingsprings.com/p/events/drippingwithtaste
Come out and sample the largest assortment of Texas wines, craft beers, gourmet foods and spirits available under one roof, at the 10th Annual Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival.
You can save ten bucks on your ticket by purchasing in advance at http://www.destinationdrippingsprings.com/p/events/drippingwithtaste/buytickets
From the intersection of RR 12 & Hwy. 290 in Dripping Springs take RR 12 north 1.9 miles, The festival was created to showcase the growing number of local vineyards, breweries, distilleries and gourmet food fares peppering the area.
Turn left at the light and you have arrived. The party will go on rain or shine. No worries because it’s all under cover from the elements.
What pairs best with an afternoon in the Texas Hill Country? Savoring all of the flavors of Texas at Dripping With Taste Food and Wine festival of course. Come out and see us!