June 11, 2018

The 51st Annual Berges Fest in Boerne

Strap on some dancing shoes, grab a friend, and head out to the Boerne Berges Fest this weekend! Starting on Friday, June 15th and running all weekend through the end of Sunday, June 17th, Boerne will be hosting one of its biggest festivals of the year.

 

Berges Fest is held annually during Father’s Day weekend and is marking its 51st year of festivities. The fun ranges all over town from the Main Street and the Plaza to the Kendall County Fairgrounds.

 

People flock from all over Texas to celebrate German heritage in our lovely town. The days are filled with live bands, great food, and laughter with friends.

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Berges Fest means “Festival of the Hills” and is a Boerne tradition that started back in 1967. What started out as a small gathering with ice cream has turned into one of the largest events held in Boerne annually.

 

Berges Fest started out as a way for local businesses to raise some money while the community was brought together with food, drink, and song. What better way to grow the Boerne spirit than by taking a step back into our German roots?

 

Boerne was platted in 1849 by a group of Free Thinking Germans and was originally named Tusculum. In 1852, the name was changed to honor the famous German author Karl Ludwig Börne and has been a hub of German heritage in the Texas Hill Country ever since.

 

The town’s German roots can be spotted in many parts of Boerne and the surrounding areas. From Ye Kendall Inn, which was established by founders of the community, to German cuisine like Little Gretel’s on River Road, Boerne is proud of its continuing ties to the past.

 

Places like the Heritage Museum also serve as a reminder to the community about where the narrative of our unique town began.

 

During the festival be sure to look for street performers, dachshund races, carnival rides, German folk bands, the Miss Burges Fest competition, and more!

 

Saturday, June 16th will also showcase the annual Berges Fest Parade on Boerne’s Main Street. Floats of local businesses, organizations, and clubs will be featured and the entire community comes out to celebrate.

 

So be sure to stop on by to dance, drink, eat, and marvel at one of the biggest annual events in Boerne this upcoming Father’s Day weekend!

June 3, 2018

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May 25, 2018

Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Boerne!

 

Happy Memorial Day weekend! These next few days are going to be filled with friends, family, and the remembrance of those who died while fighting for our freedom.

 

Grills are being fired up, tea is being cooled, and sale racks are being browsed in preparation for this weekend. Let us know in the comments if you have any special Memorial Day plans.

 

Boerne is having many special events across town that you will not want to miss. So grab a friend or two or drag your family out for a weekend that the entire country comes together to celebrate.

 

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To start off, Friday night The Roundup Outdoor Music Venue is hosting a Memorial Day Bash for all ages! This weekend also marks the 3rd anniversary of the venue so they are going all out with the celebrations. There will be a full bar, beer, food trucks, and live music. Even the kids are lucking out with free hot dogs from 6 pm - 7 pm and an open playground to burn off the excitement of the night.

 

The Boerne Community Theatre will also be performing an abridged “The Complete History of America.” Watch as actors portray 600 years of history in the span of 6000 seconds. Grab some tickets for the 7:30 pm performances tonight and Saturday or the 2 pm performance on Sunday. This hour and a half long comedy is sure to have you chucking the entire way through.

 

Saturday, May 26th is Boerne’s History Day! Six historic properties around town will be open to tour starting at 9:00. Buy your $15 tickets with cash at the historic Boerne jail or behind Boerne City Hall.

 

The Cibolo Nature Center is also having a jazz and blues performance on Saturday at 7 pm underneath the stars so be sure to check that out as well. Adult tickets are $12 ($10 if you are a member), children are $5, and kids under 6 years old are free!

 

Cap off the weekend on Sunday, May 27th at 7:30 pm with a performance in The Cave Without A Name. The Axioms is a string quartet that is sure to blow you away with a spectacular performance in one of the most unique venues to be found. Tickets are $30 starting at 5 pm the day of the performance and $35 at the door.

 

Whether you are spending this weekend with loved ones or just catching up on some time to yourself, the Texas Hill Country and the city of Boerne will leave you wanting more of its great events and good times.

May 6, 2018

Find Comfort in the Texas Hill Country

Today we are going to take a trip to a town Northwest of Boerne. Comfort, Texas is where you will end up if you take Interstate 10 North about 15 minutes outside of BTX. This little town is truly a diamond in the rough. Though it may seem like any other small, sleepy, Texas Hill Country town at first glance, there is much more to it than meets the eye.

 

If you have been to Comfort, let us know in the comments your favorite thing is to do there!

 

If you are feeling a bit adventurous, grab a mountain bike and head out to Flat Rock Ranch. This wonderful ranch is home to some of the best single track in Texas and is a great way to push yourself to see what all you are capable of!

 

Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment after you master an obstacle on the course, and Flat Rock has plenty of technical elements that will challenge you to take a step outside your comfort zone (pun intended) and push you into a perfect adventure that the whole family can enjoy.

 

If you prefer fine dining to wild rides, Comfort is home to some great eats as well. Comfort Pizza is a great place to go to enjoy a nice summer day under colorful umbrellas with a stone cooked feast. High’s Cafe is a just a short walk away and serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch all week long. The pastries will make you sing and the adorable feel of the remodeled firehouse that it is located in will make you want to post a whole collection of pictures on Instagram.

 

 

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If you are needing a morning coffee, a post-lunch espresso, or even an evening americano, The Wander’n Calf has the best coffee around. During the weekends you can be sure to spot the little coffee/antique shop bustling with eager customers.

 

Driving into Comfort, you cannot miss the sign, “Comfort: An Antique Town.” With a title like that, it is no wonder that Comfort, Texas has a huge market catering to antique shopping. Around almost every block you can spot places like Comfort Antique Mall, Downright Texas Antiques, Cypress Creek Antiques, and so many more.

 

If you are looking for just the right piece that will make your space perfectly unique, Comfort is sure to have what you are looking for.

 

So make a day of it! Head out to Comfort, Texas and explore what this little corner of the Hill Country has in store! You might just fall in love a little bit more with this wonderful part of Texas we are living in!

 

May 2, 2018

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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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Please Contact me with questions you may have about the information in these reports, to preview any highlighted available properties, or to discuss marketing strategies for your property.

 

-Richmond Frasier



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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!