Festival Brings Together Good Things to Know and Fun Things to Do

  • October 31, 2017
  • News

Mike and the Moonpies play the Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Music Festival in Dripping Springs on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The Hill Country Alliance brings its eighth annual Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival to the Dripping Springs Ranch Park on Saturday, November 4. The Festival is a combination of fun things to do, like live music, wine tasting, food trailers, tiny homes—and good things to know about, such as water conservation, dark night skies, land stewardship, and wildlife management.

More than 75 vendors will share their products, services and information on rainwater harvesting, sustainable energy, green building, home improvements, groundwater conservation, habitat improvement, and much more.

A top-notch lineup of ten speakers throughout the day will talk about firewise communities, tips for buying rural land, living small and lightly, going solar, catching rainwater, protecting Hill Country rivers, and enjoying Hill Country wine.

Landowners will be interested in learning about the best kept secret in the Hill Country, as Tim Miller with Plateau Land and Wildlife encourages, “Come learn about how wildlife management is providing thousands of landowners with an easy and rewarding way to own land while still maintaining an Ag valuation/exemption in Texas.” Wildlife and habitat management equipment will be on display.

The Hill Country Music stage will be alive throughout the day, starting with Mr. Will DuPuy’s exclusive show for kiddos at 10:30 a.m. La Tampiqueña brings their part country, part Tex-Mex party sound to the noontime show, and Drew Womack, singer/songwriter extraordinaire, takes the stage at 1:30 p.m., accompanied by Tamineh Gueramy on fiddle and backup vocals.

The free, family friendly Festival will begin to heat up at 3:30pm when Mike and the Moonpies hit the stage. Fronted by songwriter Mike Harmeier, the six-piece Moonpies bring strong songwriting, traditional country textures, and classic rock sensibilities. But everything touched by the Moonpies is drenched with the distinct vibe of a Texas dance hall. Dancers encouraged!

The Rainwater Revival + Hill Country Living Festival is sponsored by Braun & Gresham and the Plateau companies, Texas Parks and Wildlife, City of Dripping Springs, The John and Florence Newman Foundation, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Lower Colorado River Authority, and WaterPR, among others.

Get more information at RainwaterRevival.com.

 The Hill Country Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness and build community support around the need to preserve the natural resources and heritage of the Texas Hill Country.