Small Town Shopping & Things to Do


Day trips: 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 my area.  All of these are close enough to drive to, spend the day and return to your resting place.

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Small Town Shopping/Things To Do



Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a must see


Biscuit and Bean at the Blanco Settlement

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

Run by local potters, they feature the works of local Hill Country artists.  A selection of gifts, local and imported gift items.

Real Ale Brewing Co.

Our local and quite famous brewery.  Tours and tastings, check for current schedule

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.  Open Daily


Hill Country Lavender

Located on the corner of RR 165 and RR 2325

Call for seasonal hours.  Products available at Brieger Pottery on the Square

Arnosky Family Farm  Located on the corner of RR 165 and RR 2325  check for hours

Blanco County Courthouse

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

Andalusia Whiskey Co

Milam and Greene Whiskey

Oro Bianco Italian Creamery  Texas’ first and only water buffalo dairy and creamery.  Gelato, burrata and mozzarella.  Selection of charcuterie and other specialty foods. Espresso. Call for hours.

Texas Canon Brewing Company



Juniper Green Antiques- A wonderful collection of European copper, re-lined for modern day use.




Cowgirls and Lace

An amazing selection of fabrics that bring top designers to Dripping.  Unique gifts, home accessories and clothing. 

Mercer Street area and Dripping:

Vintage Soul

Fresh Native

Starrs on Mercer Street

Mazama Coffee Co

Juniper Tree Market

Curated Cottage

Drippin Pickins

Dripping Springs Chocolate Co

Farmhouse Cortale

Hudson’s on Mercer

Mercer Street Dance Hall

The Barber Shop

New Canaan Farms

Sacred Moon Herbs

Revel Wilds

Sol’stice Garden

The Rural Home

The Sated Sheep

Goodnight Loving Vodka

Jester King Brewery

Deep Eddy Vodka

Treaty Oak Distillery

Abby Jane Bake Shop

Barton Springs Mill

Texas Hill Country Olive Oil

Twisted X Brewing Co



 Fischer & Wiser

Der Kuchen Laden

Wildseed Farms

Fredericksburg Herb Farm

Blackchalk Home and Laundry

Camp Hayden


FarmHaus Antiques

La Bergerie

Native Boutique

Room No. 5




Gruene Market Days

Gruene Outfitters

Dancing Bear



The Science Mill  101 South Lady Bird Lane  844-262-6405


 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.


Famous Luckenbach General Store and Dance Hall.

Buy souveniers and listen to live music on Friday-Saturday and Sunday evenings.



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



Love Creek Orchards

In addition to apple cider, ice cream, apple pies and other edible goodies.  They also sell an assortment of quilts and kitchen accessories.


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


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 Peach JAMboree and Rodeo

Yes, you can watch the crowning of the Peach Queen! Mid June



Wimberely Zipline Adventures

 Corral Theatre- An outdoor movie spot!

 Wimberley Glass Works

 Rancho Deluxe

The Wild West Store

  Blue Willow

Kiss the Cook 

 River House

 Bella Vista Ranch

 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

The Village Store-Thrift

450 River Road 512-847-5400