Festival in Dripping Springs celebrates Hill Country living
The Hill Country Living FESTIVAL + Rainwater Revival returns to the Dripping Spring Ranch Park on Saturday, April 4, from 10am to 5pm. This free, one-day event promises something for everyone who loves the Texas Hill Country — whether you call it home now, plan to make it home in the future, or just like to visit and play here.
The Hill Country Alliance (HCA), FESTIVAL planner and host, has once again packed the day with fun things to do and good things to learn about living lightly in our precious Hill Country. In 2020 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Rainwater Revival with attractions that include a green living Vendor Hall, a Hill Country Marketplace for artists and artisans, a native plant sale, exhibits and demonstrations from the Texas Night Sky Festival® team, and numerous opportunities to learn more about land stewardship, wildlife management, water conservation, renewable energy, green home building, sustainable products, and more.
This year will also feature several hands-on learning opportunities. Build-Your-Own Rain Barrel is a morning workshop that teaches participants how to transform a 55-gallon barrel into a rain-capturing machine— a great project for Scouts and anyone over the age of 13 years.
The afternoon workshop provides an Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping taught by Two Hives Honey, with special honeyed treats provided by Apis Restaurant. These activities require a nominal fee and separate registration found at RainwaterRevival.com or through Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3c5alFf.
A return partnership with Plateau + Braun & Gresham Family of Companies sees the reprise of the Real Estate Rodeo, a series of certified classes for real estate professionals and the opportunity to earn CEUs, at no cost, on a myriad of topics to help realtors buy and sell land in the Texas Hill Country. Realtor classes run from 8am to 11:30am in the new meeting room at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. Registration required. Come early to learn. Stay late to play.
The Citizen Science Circle will provide opportunities for folks to learn about all the ways to get involved in collecting data for scientific research by tracking the weather, water quality, night sky, wildlife, invasive plants, and the environment within your own neighborhood or back yard. The Raindrop Stop for Kids returns with five stations of hands-on, nature-based learning activities provided by members of the Children in Nature Collaborative and sponsored by HEB.
Other attractions include an electric vehicle showcase, the Mobile River Learning Center, tricked-out travel trailers, the Chicken Farm, an introduction to regenerative agriculture from TerraPurezza, and some toe- tapping Texas music.
The FESTIVAL’s featured food vendor is Alice’s Restaurant at Treaty Oak with desserts coming out of Amy’s Ice Cream truck. Attendees can sip Hill Country wines and wet their whistles with Richards Rainwater, the FESTIVAL’s signature drink.
Come taste, sip, shop, and explore your way through the Hill Country with us!
Limited vendor space is still available. If your business fits the theme, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.