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Spring is in Full Swing in the Texas Hill Country

After a very long, very frigid, very wet winter, the sun is finally shining in the blue skies over the Texas Hill Country again. Texas’ magical spring (if short) season is in the air. It’s the perfect time to ditch the city for a day or two and hit the open road. So roll down those windows, crank up the radio and cruise out through the Texas Hill Country (stopping at wineries along the way) towards San Saba – we’d love to host you! In addition to our fantastic outdoor activities and wineries to keep you enjoying the beautiful spring weather, we’ve got several upcoming events up here at the top of the Hill Country. (Remember that the Dofflemyer Hotel books up early, so plan ahead if you want an overnight getaway!) Here is our spring programming!

April 7 | 9 am – 2 pm | Pecan Capital Trade Days | Head to the square on Saturday, April 7, from 9 AM to 2 PM for Pecan Capital Trade Day featuring artisan crafts, goods and yummy treats from local small businesses. Free, open to the public.

April 8 | 10 am – 2 pm | Old Man Scary Cellar’s Second Sunday Brunch | What’s better than brunch? Brunch with award-winning wine! Old Man Scary Cellar’s has been hosting a popular monthly brunch on the second Sunday of each month. The menu, served buffet style, is seasonally crafted. April’s menu includes a seasonal quiche, pulled pork, waffle bar, roasted root veggies, carrot cake and sides of sausage egg and veggie egg scramble, salad, buttermilk biscuits, fruit, and bacon. Tickets are $20 – $25 and include a mimosa or glass of wine.

April 14 | San Saba Summer Music Series | We are very excited to kick off spring with a great concert from Jason Boland & The Stragglers along with Aaron McDonnell. Join us for live music, cold brews, and copious amounts of dancing on the square for the Pecan Capital Street Dance XVIII on April 14th. Tickets are $15 and are currently on sale. Ticket sales benefit the San Saba Young Farmers organization.

April 21 – 22 | San Saba River Golf Course – 4-Person Scramble | The four-person low ball golf tournament takes place at the award-winning San Saba River Golf Course on April 21 and 22. Interested groups can sign up through the pro shop.

April 27 & 28 | The Catkins Ball | The Catkins Ball, a fundraiser benefitting San Saba’s economic development and tourism endeavors, is a beloved San Saba tradition. The ball honors the catkin flower – a stringy green bud which resembles fluffy caterpillars and descends from thousands of pecan trees that make San Saba the “Pecan Capital of the World.” A canopy of catkins in Risien Park is the setting for our posh annual fundraiser, sponsored by The Community Foundation of San Saba County, Inc.

The 2018 theme is Paint the Town Red. Curious about the style? Check out a few of our favorite looks here (and ladies don’t forget that red lip!). For tickets, check the website. The fun kicks off on Friday night (April 27) with a guest reception. Saturday’s festivities begin at 5:30 PM with Cocktail Hour in Risien Park. Dinner starts at 7 PM, followed by a live auction at 8 PM and dancing at 9 PM.

May 5 | 9 am – 2 pm | Pecan Capital Trade Day | Head to the square on Saturday, May 5, from 9 AM to 2 PM for Pecan Capital Trade Day featuring artisan crafts, goods and yummy treats from local small businesses. Free, open to the public.

May 5 | 11 am | Crawfish Boil | The Eleventh Annual Crawfish Boil benefitting the Juston Sanderson Memorial Scholarship is the warm-up party before the night’s concert. Crawfish is $20 per plate and lasts until the mudbugs run out!

May 19 + 20 | San Saba River Golf Course – 3-Person Scramble | The three-person low ball scramble golf tournament will be held at the San Saba River Golf Course on May 19 and 20. Interested groups can sign up through the pro shop.

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