things to do hill country

Small Town Shopping & Things to Do

Day trips: Within a short distance there is so much to do and see in the Hill Country. Antique Shops, weekend craft fairs, historical sites, music festivals, wine tastings, peach and apple festivals and wild flower drives. Here are just some of the suggested day trips in our area. All of these are close enough to drive to, spend the day and return to your resting place at Juniper Hills Farm.

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AUSTIN

Just south of south Austin, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a must see
512-232-0100
4802 La Crosse Ave

BANDERA

Backroads Books
Bandera 830-796-7748

Museum of Western Art
830-896-2553
1550 Bandera Highway/State Hwy 173
www.museumofwesternart.org

BLANCO

Blanco Settlement
1705 Ranch Road 165, just outside of Blanco
Cute little Gift shop
830-833-5115

Blanco Market Days
Open air market on the grounds of the historical Blanco County Courthouse. Booths
with an assortment of goods and crafts from local artisans. Local Lavender Farms are sometimes set up.

Brieger Pottery
409 4th St. on the North side of the Square, across from the Courthouse. Run by local potters, they feature the works of local Hill Country artists. Also a fine selection of gifts, local and imported gift items.
830-833-2860
Monday-Saturday 10-5

Real Ale Brewing Co.
231 San Saba Court
830-833-2534
Our local and quite famous brewery. Tours and tastings Fridays 2-5 pm
www.realalebrewing.com

Cranberries Antiques- 405 3rd St- 830-833-5596

Blanco Gardens-500 Main St-830-833-2433

Blanco State Park
US 281, just south of downtown-the Square in Blanco. Located on along the banks of the Blanco River, the park offers, picnic sites, fishing, swimming, canoeing and hike-bike trails.
800-792-1112
Admission $4. Open Daily

Hill Country Lavender
4524 US 281, located behind Mc Call Creek Farmer Market
830-833-2294
www.hillcountrylavender.com
Call for seasonal hours. Products available at Brieger Pottery on the Square

Pink Tractor
4524 US Hwy 281, just north of Blanco
A lovely open air market featuring local produce, jams, baked goods and home made ice cream. Call for season hours
830-833-4572

Blanco County Courthouse
Located on the Square of downtown Blanco, this beautiful old courthouse has been lovingly restored to it’s original 1885 glory. Featured in the recent re make of “True Grit”. The Visitor’s Center is located on the ground floor.
Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-3 pm

COMFORT

www.comfort-texas.com

Juniper Green Antiques
510 B 7th St
Comfort
Wonderful collection of European copper, re-lined for modern day use.

Tinsmith’s Wife- 405 7th St 830-995-5539

Comfort Antique Mall-734 High St- 830-995-4678

DRIPPING SPRINGS

Cowgirls and Lace Le Ragge Ruggs
Trail Head Market Highway 290, just west of Dripping Springs
512-858-4186
An amazing selection of fabrics that bring top designers to Drippin. Unique gift, home accessories and clothing. An entire section of wonderful toys.

 Vintage Soul-302 W Mercer St 512-829-5821

Lone Star Gifts-301 W Mercer St 512-858-9912

FREDERICKSBURG

FISCHER & WISER
830-990-8490
Jams, jellies, sauces, mustards, salad dressings and more
315 E. Main St
www.jelly.com

Der Kuchen Laden-great kitchen store
830-997-4937
258 E. Main

Wildseed Farms-huge selection of wildflower seeds and gardening delights
830-990-8080
Hwy 290 E

Fredericksburg Herb Farm-shops, restaurant, spa treatments
830-997-8615
405 Whitney St
www.fredericksburgherbfarm.com

GRUENE

Gruene Market Days
830-832-1721
www.gruenemarketdays.com
An usual assortment of vendors with live entertainment with lots of shops and dining nearby

JOHNSON CITY

Old Lumber Yard-Back Porch Shops-209 E Main 83-868-7710

Science Mill-101 S Ladybird Lane-844-262-6405

Texcetera-207 N Nugent Ave 830-868-2419

KERRVILLE

Kerrville Wine and Music Festival. Music and Wine, that says it all. The weekend before Labor Day. Also the Kerrville Folk Festival, late May, early June. And 18-day nonstop live music festival.

LUCKENBACH

www.luckenbachtexas.com
Famous Luckenbach General Store and Dance Hall.
Buy souveniers and listen to live music on Friday-Saturday and Sunday evenings.

LLANO

Our national bird, the bald eagle, nests from November through mid March in the large trees overhanging the Llano River, just a yard of so from the road. TXDOT has designated parking areas on either side of the road for bird viewing. Bring binoculars. 8 miles east of Llano on Highway 29

MEDINA

Love Creek Orchards
830-449-0882
www.lovecreekorchards.com
In addition to apple cider, ice cream, apple pies and other edible goodies. They also sell an assortment of quilts and kitchen accessories.

MARBLE FALLS

Trendz-203 Main St 830-637-7171

Birdies-301 Main St-512-689-0066

Choccolatte-Old Oak Square-830-613-6985

NEW BRAUNFELS

Wurstfest: 10 day festival celebrating all things German. Usually in late October
www.wurstfest.com

SAN ANTONIO

Also just 45 minutes lies San Antonio! A city FULL of cool stuff to do!
River Walk, Sea World, The Alamo, Brackenridge Park, The Zoo with Golf Course and Train, Botanical Gardens
Mission Trail: Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada

STONEWALL

Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo
Yes, you can watch the crowning of the Peach Queen! Mid June
www.stonewalltexas.com

WIMBERLEY

Rancho Queso

boutique cheese shop, charcuterie, picnic supplies

512-842-3233

110 Old Kyle Rd

Wimberley

ranchoqueso.com

 

Wimberely Zipline Adventures
300 Winn Valley Drive
512-847-9990
Check Website for times
www.wimberleyzipline.com

Corral Theatre
www.corraltheatre.com
Wimberley
An outdoor movie spot!

Wimberley Glass Works
6469 Ranch Road 12, towards San Marcos
512-847-9348
Glass blowing demonstrations plus beautiful showroom of spectacular one of a kind glass pieces
Daily 10 am-5 pm
www.wgw.com

Rancho Deluxe
512-847-9570
14010 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley

The Wild West Store
13709 Ranch Road 12
512-847-1219
www.koolboots.com
Home of “The Boot Whisperer” Over 300 Western Boots, gently used and practically new; the owner will fit your foot like a glove on site alone!

Wimberley Pie Company
Located on Ranch Road 12, just east of the Square
Nice selection of delicious pies
Wednesday-Thursday 12-5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday 12-5 pm
Sunday 12-4 pm
www.wimberleypie.com
512-847-9462

Blue Willow
14008 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley
Gifts and Cool Stuff
512-847-001

Kiss the Cook
201 Wimberley Square
512-847-1553
The very best kitchen wares store.

Una Tierra Distante
110 Old Kyle Road
512-847-6544
Pottery, folk art, sinks, basins, old doors.

River House
104 Wimberley Square
512-847-7009
Fine Gifts

Brocante
512-847-8577
14014 Ranch Road 12
www.brocantedesigns.com
clothing, housewares with a French twist

Bella Vista Ranch
3101 Mt. Sharp Rd
512-847-6514
Visit this working Olive Ranch and see a beautiful, established olive orchard. Take the tour and see the Frantoio or olive mill in action during harvest time. Do a tastings and learn ALL about the olive business. Check Website for current hours.
www.texasoliveoil.com

Wimberley Market Days
Highway 2325
In progress on first weekend of each month, March-December.
Saturday only March-August. Saturday and Sunday October-December.
Hundreds of booths to shop and visit.
Lions Club
www.visitwimberley.com

The Village Store-Thrift

450 River Road 512-847-5400