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Dripping Springs Celebrations Blend Texas Charm with Local Pride

Dripping Springs is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and continues to uphold its reputation for warm hospitality and a unique community spirit by hosting an exciting array of events in 2024. Regardless of the season, there's always something happening in our charming Texan town. Here's a glimpse of the festivities to look forward to this year - mark your calendars NOW:

Founders Day Extravaganza - April 26-28, 2024

The Founders Day Festival remains the pinnacle of Dripping Springs' event calendar, promising the grandest celebration in the city. Drawing thousands of enthusiastic attendees to the historic downtown district, this three-day spectacle pays homage to Dripping Springs' heritage and pioneering ethos. The festivities commence with a dazzling Grand Parade and unfold with a captivating blend of free music entertainment, the exhilarating Mighty Thomas Carnival, delectable food, beverages, street dances, sizzling BBQ cook-off competitions, and a bustling marketplace featuring over 200 booths of artisans, organizations and local businesses.

Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo - May 24-26, 2024

For over 75 remarkable years, Dripping Springs has been a gathering ground for top-tier professional cowboys every July during the Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo. In addition to showcasing exhilarating CPRA Rodeo events and the ever-thrilling mutton bustin', this event offers a feast for the senses with delectable food, live musical performances, riveting entertainment, and an array of arts and crafts vendors.

2nd Annual Goat Couture Fashion Show - September 28, 2024

Join fellow animal lovers for "Goat Couture" – A Goat Fashion Show at Ranch Park in Dripping Springs on Sept 28, 2024. Benefitting area youth in Hays & Blanco counties, the festival promises a day of laughter and fun for all ages. Highlights include a community-wide invitation to register a goat and dress it up in one of 8 costume categories, a spirited costume competition between Hays & Blanco County officials, goat-themed games, crafts, shopping, and entertainment! Presented by LOOMC Charities, Inc., Goat Couture supports Texas Hill Country non-profits. Special thanks to the title sponsor, The Law Office of Milena Christopher, for their generous support.

Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival - October 18-20, 2024

In October, Dripping Springs welcomes over 45 talented songwriters from around the globe for an unforgettable musical experience. The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival features intimate performances across six stages, offering a diverse showcase of songwriting prowess. From Grammy-winning artists and nominees to Nashville Hall of Famers and Billboard chart-toppers, there's a musical genre for every taste at this free three-day extravaganza.

Dripping Springs 27th Annual Empty Bowl Project - November 3, 2024

For the last 26 years, the Dripping Springs Empty Bowls Project has successfully united local chefs, potters, and musicians in an engaging event aimed at supporting the Helping Hands mission. This mission focuses on offering compassionate assistance to those in need within the community. Over the years, this initiative has grown into the largest annual fundraising event for the Dripping Springs Helping Hands food pantry, contributing to over 60% of its annual financial needs. Remarkably, Helping Hands operates exclusively on volunteer efforts, maintaining an equal-opportunity stance in assisting community members in need.

Christmas on Mercer Street - December 7, 2024

As the holiday season approaches in early December, Dripping Springs transforms Mercer Street and the downtown area into a picturesque winter wonderland with its annual Christmas on Mercer Street celebration. This heartwarming hometown holiday festival offers an enchanting mix of holiday shopping, arts and crafts stalls, live entertainment, a petting zoo, a trackless train, pony rides, children's activities, Santa's much-anticipated arrival, and more. Hosted by the Dripping Springs Lions Club and the City of Dripping Springs, this festival is a gift to the community, with FREE admission for all.

These are just a taste of the incredible seasonal events awaiting you in Dripping Springs in 2024. For a comprehensive list of events and more information, visit www.destinationdrippingsprings.com. Come join us in celebrating the unique charm and warm community spirit that defines Dripping Springs! And if you need to know more, ask any of our agent members. We all live and work here, and have lots of recommendations.

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