April 12, 2018

The 22nd Annual Boerne Parade of Artists

This weekend is a chance for you to find a unique part of the Hill Country that you have never seen before. The annual Parade of Artists is happening this weekend and it is not something that you want to miss!

 

Let us know in the comments if you have purchased any local art before or if this weekend will be your first chance to see what Boerne’s artists are creating.

 

This upcoming Saturday, April 14th, and Sunday, April 15th, talk a walk through the Hill Country Mile on Boerne’s Main Street and peruse the local art that the talented citizens of Boerne will be showcasing.

The Boerne Parade of Artists will be celebrating its 22nd year of this wonderful tradition, and as the weather is warming up, this weekend will be perfect to explore local talent throughout our Hill Country town.

 

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The Parade is hosted by the Boerne Professional Artists and is a self-guided tour of art that weaves around the middle of town. Artists will be setting up their works around 10:00 am and will begin taking their stops down around 8:00 pm each night.

 

As the walk spans all day, you have plenty of opportunities to fit an hour or so into your schedule and explore. A quick lunch and then a walk on a warm Spring day sounds like the perfect weekend interlude, and this parade gives you a wonderful excuse to do just that.

 

Paintings by artists such as Chris Lange, Noma Freeman, Kathleen Dietz, and Sylvia Ramsey to name a few will be showcased and each artist will be present so all of your questions about their pieces.

The Parade will showcase other mediums as well, such as pottery by Mudworks Pottery, photography by Jim Heupel,  decorative ceramics by Linda Manning, and many more.

 

The styles of the artists cover a massive range, so you will never get tired of seeing the same type of art out on display. From classic landscapes to impressionistic pieces to surrealism at its finest and contemporary works, you are sure to find a piece that speaks to you.

 

What better way to find the perfect work of art for your home than by becoming a patron to people in your community. The art community in Boerne thrives off of the encouragement and sponsoring of locals, so be sure to thank the diverse community by giving back.

 

Whether you want to buy a piece of artwork or simply give your appreciation to the colorful community of artists in Boerne, the Parade of Artists this weekend is something that will be inspiring to the entire community, so you will not want to miss it.

 

April 5, 2018

Boerne Market Days in the Plaza

Every second weekend of every month, you will find Boerne's main street bustling with life. The air is rich with the smell of barbecue, popcorn, freshly squeezed lemonade, and everything in between. Between the sounds of people laughing and enjoying the trademark Texas Hill Country weather, you hear the strums and beats of a live band rocking in the gazebo.

 

The whole town is buzzing with energy and at its core, the square is filled with vendors for Boerne’s famed Market Days. Let us know in the comments if you have been to Market Days and what your favorite buy has been from it!

 

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After a morning walk or breakfast at Bear Moon Bakery, spend your weekend afternoon shopping from local sellers’ tents and enjoying the day outdoors. This open-air market holds anything from toys and games, to baby turtles, to clothing, and decorations. Often times, you can find local artists as well.

 

Market Days is also a great place to find gifts for family or friends. Even if you cannot figure out what to get them, a quick suggestion from one of the sellers or even another shopper can set you in the right direction.

 

If you tire while you are out shopping on the main square, pop on over to The Dienger Trading Company for a little while and grab a quick cup of coffee, tea, or even a bite to eat.

 

If you are wanting something to satisfy your sweet tooth, the Sugar Shack behind Soda Pops is waiting with ice cream, shakes, candy, and the feeling of easy summer days.

 

The fun is not contained in the town square either! The rest of Main Street will be busy and will be thrumming with life during Market Days as well.

 

Next month, be sure to clear your calendar for a great weekend of fun in the Hill Country. The fun starts on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am and lasts until 4:00 or 5:00 in the evening both days.

 

Spend a day with local vendors and enjoy the easy happiness that a life in the Hill Country brings.

April 3, 2018

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March 29, 2018

Bound Through Easter Weekend in Boerne

A weekend of family, bunnies, chocolate, and spring is approaching! This weekend is Easter and in the Texas Hill Country, there are plenty of ways to spend the next few days.

 

Be sure to tag the Hill Country Dream Team on any photos you post from your weekend and share the wonders of our little town!

 

Several churches are holding a Thursday Mundy service including the 7:00 pm service at 1910 Church.

 

On Good Friday, many of the churches around Boerne will have services and you will not want to miss them! The First United Methodist Church is holding a service at 7:00 pm. Currey Creek Church will hold their Friday service at 6:30 pm and St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold a service at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm. St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church will be holding Friday mass at noon, 5:30 pm, and a 7:30 pm mass in Spanish.

 

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On Saturday St. Peter’s will be hosting an Easter Egg hunt so be sure to head out to the festivities with your family! The hunt will start at 9:00 am and go until 11:00 am and is open for kids up to 12 years old.

 

A great way to spend your Saturday would be to head out to the Boerne Lake! Soak up some sun, play frisbee golf, or if you are brave, maybe go for a swim in the springtime weather. Be sure to pack food to grill out while you lounge and make lasting memories.

 

Easter Sunday will have Boerne bustling as services are held all day. After a morning service, check out 259 Brantley’s Bistro or Peggy’s on the Green for an upscale brunch that you will not forget!

 

Tapatio Springs Ranch will be holding a host of fun Easter activities that you won’t want to miss! Starting at 11:30 am on Easter Sunday, they will be hosting an Easter Egg hunt that is sure to be spectacular! Starting at 11:00 am and going until 3:00 pm you will have a chance to see goats, chickens, bunnies, and more at the petting zoo on the ranch!

 

Tapatio will also be having pony rides and face painting, so make sure that the whole family heads out to enjoy the festivities!

 

A great way to cap off your Easter weekend with family could be a walk around Boerne on the trails. From Cibolo Nature Center to the river to Main Street, the trails will showcase our small town and its sunset charms. Be sure to keep an eye out for local art while you are on the trails!

March 22, 2018

Spend a Day Exploring Boerne's Historic Main Street

What better way to familiarize yourself with the wonder of Boerne than by strolling through the Hill Country Mile? This mile runs down Main Street in town and is filled with independent shops, restaurants, and historic sites.

 

If you are from around the area, let me know in the comments below where your favorite Main Street stop is!

 

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If you are taking to the streets to find a new pair of shoes, jeans, or a dress, be sure to stop in at Ella Blue.  This store is always stocked with the latest trends and the friendly staff will help you find whatever you may be searching for. This small boutique is also known for its great sales and offers a unique sense of style to the Texas Hill Country.

 

Be sure to check out the Boerne City Center as well! This building houses four specialty shops and will not disappoint! Ranging from stationary to baby boutiques, this City Center is a hotspot for some of the most visited stores on Main.

 

If your energy starts to eb during your day on the town, refresh yourself at the Boerne Grill with a cup of coffee or tea! Along with fabulous drinks, the Grill offers exemplary breakfast, lunch, pastries, and even ice cream! This is a spot where locals flock, so there is always a friendly face to be found!

 

Another place to find amazing food on Main Street is Epicure. This little sandwich located right by the City Center is nothing short of exquisite. The restaurant offers specialty sandwiches and is connected to a store that sells gourmet spices, coffee, teas, and houses a deli. If you are a true epicurean, you cannot pass up this quaint stop.

 

Just down the street, a store filled with items guaranteed to transport you in time waits. Flashback Funtiques is always buzzing with neon signs and bubbling with energy. This shop holds anything from old pinball games to antique coke machines and always is filled with a sense of lovely nostalgia.

 

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If you are seeking out some of the histories of Boerne, look no further than The Dienger Building. This beautiful building was built in 1884 and has served the town for just as long. Before the library became the Patrick Heath Public Library, it was located in the Dienger building. Prior to that, it served as a general store with the second floor devoted to the Dienger family as a residence. The building is also rumored to have some ghostly activity. Multiple people have reported a presence and the building was even featured on a show dedicated to uncovering the paranormal. Whether or not these ghostly encounters happened, the building is constantly teeming with life nowadays as people dine in its restaurant, shop in the boutique, and browse the bookstore.

 

Another great depiction of Boerne’s history found in the middle of the town is the St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. The gorgeous structure facing Main Street was created to replace a smaller one in 1923 and although a new sanctuary was dedicated in 1999 to account for the growing church body, the 1923 church remains one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in Boerne.

 

Whether you set out to shop, to find a great meal, or perhaps live a little bit of Boerne’s history, the Hill Country Mile on Main Street is sure to make the perfect day out in the upcoming Spring!

March 1, 2018

Find Great Produce at the Boerne Farmers Market

Springtime is finally coming around the corner, and there is no better way to start it off than by visiting the Boerne Farmers Market at the Herff Farm by the Cibolo Nature Center! Saturday, March 3rd marks the 2018 kickoff of the market after the winter season, so you need to stop by between 9 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon to buy all the farm fresh food you could want.

 

There is no better way to learn about the past than by experiencing something that remains a part of it. Located on a pioneer farm that originated in the 1850s, the Boerne Farmers Market allows guests to tap into some local history as well.

 

Fresh and tasty foods are brought in by farmers in the local area to the market. Not only will you have an opportunity to purchase the very best produce around, but you will also get a chance to talk to the growers. (Perhaps they could give a tip or two about your own gardening endeavors if you ask).

 

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Even if you do not want to purchase any produce, the Farmers Market has free admission, so you can merely mill around and soak in the pure Texas Hill Country lifestyle that it offers to its visitors.

 

The market is known for hosting several festivals and workshops throughout the year so be sure to stay on a lookout for any of these memorable events.

 

Because this weekend is kicking off the new year, you can expect many attractions at the Herff Farm. There will be live music, crafts for the kids, giveaways for new members, tips for gardening, guided vegetable harvesting, and tours of the historic houses on the farm.

 

Say you are out walking with your dog in the Cibolo Nature Center and you want to pop in the Market to sample some great eats before heading home. Have no fear about bringing your leashed companion in, as the Boerne Farmers Market welcomes animals to the sale.

 

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If you happen to miss the opening of this year’s Farmers Market, just be sure to mark some time out next Saturday for a visit. The Market is open every weekend on Saturdays so you will always be able to visit a few times throughout the year.


If you are interested in becoming a vendor, be sure to check out the Boerne Farmers Market page on the Cibolo Nature Center website with all the information on who you need to contact to be considered for this wonderful opportunity.

Feb. 22, 2018

Spend the Weekend of February 24th and 25th in Boerne

Are you gearing up for a weekend in Boerne? Well here are some of the amazing events going on in our little town in the Texas Hill Country.

 

Start off with a day at the 3rd Annual Crawfish Festival on Saturday, February 24th at The Roundup in Boerne! Whether you are craving some good ole’ fashioned crawfish, some Mexican food, or even barbecue, this event is the place to satisfy all your cravings! The park opens up at noon on Saturday and stays open until that night at 11:00 pm so whether you have time for lunch, dinner, or both, make sure you stop by. Entry into the park is $10 for general admission, $15 for admission and over a pound of crawfish, and free for kids under the age of 16. If you stop by after 8:00 pm be sure to stay and enjoy the live music at the park that will go until closing! The Court Jesters band will be playing Saturday night on the Roundup’s brand new indoor stage so be sure and check it out whatever the weather may be!

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If you are wanting a taste of the small town vibe that Boerne caters to be sure to check out the 38th Annual Boerne Hill Country Spring Antiques Show that is running from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. This antique show is set up at the Kendall County Fairgrounds and showcases anything from tables to chairs to quilts and more! Admission to the Fairgrounds is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 5. The antique show is one of the largest around and you are sure to find some amazing hidden gems while you are there. You do not want to miss this!

 

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If you want to spend a night swimming in the night sky be sure and check out “Stories in the Stars,” presented by the members of the San Antonio Astronomical Association at the Guadalupe State Park. The night will start out at 7:00 pm with an interactive one-act performance of “The Perils of Andromeda.” Lots of audience participation is required in the play so don’t expect to get bored! After the curtains close they will head over to the telescopes to stargaze the night away. There will be a spectacular quarter moon to view and members will show you some other great celestial wonders. Admission to the park is free with a parks pass or just $7 for the night.

 

Whether you want to spend your weekend gazing through a telescope at the wonders of the universe, hunting through antiques for that perfect treasure, or enjoying a great meal with music and family, Boerne is the place to be this coming weekend.

Feb. 15, 2018

The Wine and Craft Beer of Boerne

Picture it: a warm Spring day, a cool, calming breeze, and your fingers wrapped around the stem of a wine glass or the neck of a bottle. Nothing could be more calming than a day spent in the Texas Hill Country visiting all the wineries and breweries that Boerne has to offer.

 

If you plan on making the rounds, you can start at The Boerne Wine Company in the heart of Boerne. Located just right off Main Street, while sipping on award-winning selections you can enjoy the all the charm that Boerne has to offer.

 

If you prefer a nice cold beer over wine, Boerne Brewery is a must-see stop for you. This hotspot for great drinks and local brews is accredited with naming Berges Fest, which annually features all of their bestsellers in a city-wide celebration. This company is a staple in Boerne, so be sure that you don’t miss out!

 

Next on your list should be Sister Creek Vineyards, which is located just a few miles down Sisterdale highway. This unique gem is celebrating its 30 year anniversary in 2018! There is no better example of southern hospitality and no winery more beautiful than this. The staff is knowledgeable about their craft so no matter if you are a seasoned wine connoisseur or just seeking a pleasant afternoon, Sister Creek Vineyards is sure to be memorable.  

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Another microbrewery that should absolutely be on your radar is a local favorite. The Dodging Duck Brewhaus not only has an excellent selection of craft beers, it also houses award-winning cuisine and one of the largest wine selections in the area. On top of that, The Dodging Duck overlooks the river and the walking trail so you can enjoy both your meal and the calming scenery.

 

Another up and coming spot located off of Main Street is the Cibolo Creek Brewing Company. If you want to enjoy a wonderful evening outside filled with some of the best eats and drinks in Boerne be sure to make a note. The menu provides a refreshing selection of cuisine and drinks alike. With ample amounts of outdoor seating, you are sure to take in the charm of Boerne that comes with its soft Spring days.

Whether you want to taste the best wine that the area has to offer, feast on amazing food, or savor craft beers, Boerne provides plenty of opportunities. Make sure to set aside an evening this Spring and take in every sip the Hill Country pours into your cup.

Feb. 8, 2018

Find Your Community at the Patrick Heath Public Library

Should you ever find yourself with time throughout the day, you should head over to the Patrick Heath Public Library and explore the gem of Boerne, Texas.

Whether you are craving a new book, searching for a way to find community in Boerne, or just looking for something enjoyable to do, the library has just about everything. From groups that meet on a weekly or monthly basis to stand alone events that are unforgettable, the public library in Boerne is anything but boring.

The library is home to thousands of books ranging anywhere from the history of the Japanese language to the massive children’s library. No matter what you are searching for in a book, you can be sure that you will find it there.

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Along with the physical copies they have, Patrick Heath has an online library so you can check out books on the go from a tablet or even your phone. After setting up a library card you can access the huge selection of books available on the app OverDrive

If you are more the cinematic type, the library also loans out a large selection of movies of all genres. Make sure you check if the library has the movie you have been dying to see before you rent it!

If you want to head over to the public library to find people with similar interests, be sure to check out their calendar of events. You are certain to find community as the groups that meet up discuss anything from conversational French (meetings are every second and fourth Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm) to drawing (meetings are every Thursday at 1:30 pm). 

There are also events for children! Every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 am there is a story put on for children ages two to five and every Wednesday at 9:30 am there is a playtime for children ages 0-2. If your children are a little older make sure they attend the board game nights every Friday at 3:30 for kindergarten through fifth graders.

Along with repeating meetups, the library hosts several one time events throughout the year such as the upcoming PAWS 4 Reading event where you can settle in with a great book and a trained service dog (February 10th at 10:00 am) or the Candyland event put on in the youth room where they are bringing the classic board game to life (February 10th from 10:30 to 11:30 am).

If you are driving past the library, be sure to look for the sign that the bookstore is open! The library will open up the shop under the windmill every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm so be sure to stop by and grab your next read for a bargain!

The library is also on beautiful grounds so if you need pictures taken for whatever occasion, make it a stop on your trip. Around prom season and whenever the pumpkins are out, don’t be surprised when you see more than a few groups snapping shots around the building!

Whatever it is that you are searching for, the Patrick Heath Public Library is sure to provide so settle in with a good book and a great community in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

Feb. 5, 2018

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