As summer is coming to an end and we get ready for fall, there are plenty of fun events near Dripping Springs planned for September. Here are some of our top picks!
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Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival
When: Saturday, September 8
Where: Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center
What Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Easily one of our favorite events near Caliterra, the 11th Annual Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival is a spectacular display of all the exceptional Texas wines, craft beers, gourmet foods and spirits under one roof! This year’s festival will include over 75 vendors, including the newly added category of spirits. Rum, vodka, gin and even some whiskey have joined the party. Attendees will also be able to go beyond sampling by participating in cooking demonstrations, drink mixology classes and actual grape stomping while enjoying some great live music in the process. Get your Dripping with Taste tickets today and get ready to experience the best of Dripping Springs. View the full line-up of Dripping with Taste here.
When: Saturday, September 22
Where: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead – Dripping Springs
What Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
While your kiddos can learn about history through a book every day, how often do they get to live it? Pioneer Day offers children of all ages the opportunity to experience what life was like for the settlers in the mid-1800s. There will be over 40 demonstrators of pioneer crafts and skills, such as butter churning and blacksmithing, and let’s not forget the re-enactments with rifles and a small canon. To become a sponsor of Pioneer Day or to get your tickets, visit this page. When Pioneer Day isn’t happening, the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead is still one of our favorite educational Dripping Springs attractions!
Fall Pecan Street Festival
When: Saturday, September 22 – Sunday, September 23
Where: 24 blocks on 6th Street from Brazos to I-35 – Austin
What Time: Saturday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM & Sunday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Of all the events near Dripping Springs this September, the Fall Pecan Street Festival will likely be the largest as it’s also one of the largest, and longest running, arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation. Did we mention it’s FREE to attend and all proceeds from the festival go to a variety of local non-profit organizations! The Pecan Street Festival happens twice a year – in May and in September. This juried festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans who work in a wide array of mediums. There will also be nearly 50 of Austin’s top musical acts, 30 food vendors and a multitude of kid-friendly activities. Lastly, you can view the event map to know where everything will be, so you don’t aimlessly roam 24 blocks.
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
When: Saturday, September 29
Where: Fiesta Gardens – Austin
What Time: 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM
So far, all of these events near Dripping Springs have been about fun for the whole family. However, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival is just for the grown-ups – sorry kids! Here at Caliterra, our master-planned community is pretty into the local craft beer scene and the local breweries, which you can read about our favorites in our Dripping Springs Beer Trail. The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is a 21+ only event, and for safety reasons, pets are also not allowed in the festival. There are currently 77 breweries lined up, however, breweries may be added or removed as the festival gets closer. Get your Texas Craft Brewers Festival tickets, and make sure to enjoy the festivities responsibly by having a buddy get a Designated Driver ticket, which comes with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
If you were on the hunt for things to do in Dripping Springs this September, we hope these events near Dripping Springs help fill your social calendar. To stay on top of other fun things going on near Caliterra, connect with our master-planned community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Also, let us know which events you and your family are most excited about!