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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.

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Featured Texas Hill Country Towns


The cowboy capital of the world. We just made our first trip to the home of Mardi Gras in the Texas Hill Country. It’s a very cools place with an old school country and western vibe.


A quaint German tourism town and host to many great festivals throughout the year.  Fredericksburg is the tourism hub for the vineyards and romantic B and B getaways in the Texas Hill Country.

Horseshoe Bay and Marble Falls

World class golf, outstanding tennis facilities, Lake LBJ, and historic main street in Marble Falls. This is one of Texas’s top travel destinations. Other cool area attractions include bald eagles, skydiving and paragliding, a very cool cave, and modest sized mountain you can climb with the kids.

New Braunfels

Home to the biggest and best OctoberFest in Texas. It’s widely considered on the best OctoberFests in the country. It’s also just a very cools place in so many other ways. Late fall and winter also bring in the rainbow trout fly fishing season. The Guadalupe River just a few miles away is a Top 100 Field and Stream trout streams.


Fall is one of the best times of year to visit the Capital of Texas. We have an entire website dedicated to the fun of Austin: Check out our Austin Fun Guide 

About Us

Texas Hill Country Surf is an online e-zine covering all the fun the Texas Hill Country has to offer. Our staff of fun bloggers travels to the small towns in Central Texas attending events, music venues, and enjoying all things outdoors. Some of the spectacular attractions includes several amazing rivers, lakes, vineyards, small town antique shops, golf resorts, romantic bed and breakfasts, camping, hiking, restaurants, and a handful of museums. For those looking to for an authentic Western cowboy vacation, there is no better destination than the Texas Hill Country