Festival is Coming
2020 is now officially behind us and the much needed vaccine is now available to a lucky few. For many others the festivities and promise of a “normal” 21 seem close. Some even are officially canceled or virtual in 21, a few are already planned, while others are still in a wait and see mode. Cowboy Mardi Gras will kick things off with a band in the Hill Country, SXSW is online, ACL and the title wave of South Texas Octoberfest are anticipating a Covid free world. When the world finally open back up, it should be the party of the century.
Christmas in the Texas Hill Country
Corvid restrictions are going to put a damper on holidays festivities in the Texas hill country, but it looks less likely they will see a full shut down that might across in Austin and other areas of Texas. Tourism towns in the Hill Country have been popular destinations the past few months. Golf courses, breweries, and downtown main streets have been packed with those our having a grand old time.
Marble Falls walk of lights is up with social distancing and a suggested mask request.
Fredericksburg has there downtown light display through Jan 6. It look very impressive on their website, so we are probably going to check it out. The have a lighting ceremonies at pm every night and it runs through Jan 6. Out last trip out there, the bars and streets started to fill up about the time we left Thu
Austin Trail of light is sold out through Christmas and the weekends, there are a few days left in January. It’s drive with your car. We went early in the season on a Wednesday, and there was almost no line, so it was great. Probably will be less fun when packed with cars.
Circuit of the Americas got in on the action this year with their own drive through lights display. The “Peppermint Parkway” They still have tickets available. It doesn’t look like the lights show is on the race track, but for an extra $60 you get to-do a lap in your own car around the famous formula 1 race track.
We been hard at work visiting all the truly local shows in our SW Austin base of Oak Hill.
Johnson City has really picked up it’s nightlife game the past few years, expanding as the flood of vineyard, breweries, and distilleries have sprung up all over the Fredericksburg region. They also have a lights show now in their small quant downtown scene.
Green is always very cool during the holidays, it’s a great place to shop, grab some delicious food, and take in a little live music
Fall in the Texas Hill Country
In normal times, the crisp fall weather brings about weekends filled with festivals off many kinds. For the most part they have been canceled for 2020. Many of the Oktoberfest’s are done for, and were not even going to try find a few that might be a go. For those of you brave enough to venture out into public crows, there is live music and events in the Texas Hill Country towns, even more so that in the big cities right now. We almost made a trip out to Luckenbach, but then chickened out.
A trip to Spider Mountain
It’s been tough to keep the fun blogging spirits up and find cool things to do in the Texas Hill Country during Covid. During the last week of September it was the owners Birthday so we had to make sure we found something fun to occupy our time. We decided to head to the upper part of Lake Buchanan with our boat to the Thunderbird Resort on Spider Mountain. Spoiler alert, it’s awesome and we can’t wait to go back.