Mark your calendar: the 17th Annual Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival is on its way. Sponsored by the city's Honda dealership, this event has brought fans of this musical genre together for nearly 20 years. Some of our real estate agents have gathered information about this year's festival, including which bands will be featured live on stage. You'll find all the details below.
About the Festival
This year's Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival is set for October 7th and 8th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. You'll find it at the Mason Homestead field at 1001 S Baghdad Road in Leander, Texas, just south of the Leander Public Library. Attendees can park at the library or in any of the public parking lots in the area near our Leander homes for sale.
Admission to the main event is free, and Fun Zone wristbands can be purchased at the area's entrance for $15. Each wristband gets a child unlimited access to the Fun Zone amenities during one day of the event.
There is very little seating available, but attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets to set up on the grass if they want to make themselves more comfortable. Come early if you want a spot close to the stage – these areas tend to fill up fast. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on leashes during the entire event.
Two Nights of Memorable Music
The Honda Leander Bluegrass Festival celebrates the high-spirited, quick-stepping tunes that define the genre. The four performances slated for 2022 will surely have you tapping your toes all night long.
Friday's event will kick off with a performance by Randy Collier and Grassland at 6:15 PM, followed by the Lost Pines at 8:00 PM. On Saturday, the Hot Pickin' 57s will take the stage at 6:15 PM, followed by the Downtown String Band at 8:00 PM.
Food, Shopping, and Fun
The music isn't the only reason to visit this popular Leander festival. The event will also be packed with food vendors where you can pick up some snacks or dinner. You'll be able to choose from festival classics like hot dogs and French fries, BBQ, and sweet treats like fried candy bars and ice cream cones. You can also buy various hot and cold drinks, including craft beer from some of the best brewers in the area.
You may also spot some crafts vendors on the premises during festival hours. While not as common as food vendors, there are usually at least a handful of local craftspeople selling their wares at a booth during this yearly event. Many of them carry bluegrass-themed trinkets to help festival-goers commemorate the occasion. Take a look and see what one-of-a-kind items are available this year.
Want to bring your kids along? With the Fun Zone up and running, they won't need to be bluegrass fans to have a good time. This kids' area features slides, a bouncy castle, and many other pieces of equipment your kids can use to have a blast.
Experience Leander's Charm
There's a reason bluegrass fans gather in Leander to enjoy their music. You can make it your home with help from our experienced real estate team. Contact us today.
If you've never been to Georgetown's Cultural District, it's time to get out there and see what this exciting area has in store for you. This 40-block area has been designated a special arts zone by the Texas Commission on the Arts. It's one of 51 such districts across the state, and in our real estate agents' opinions, it's one of the best. Here are some of the attractions and events that make this area such a fundamental part of Georgetown's charm.
The Cultural District has a rich and storied past in addition to its vibrant present. Historical aficionados near our Georgetown homes for sale can enjoy lectures, exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations at the Williamson Museum, an institution founded in 1997 to preserve the history of this part of Central Texas. The museum's grounds include a striking statue of Robert McAlpin Williamson, also known as "Three-Legged Willie," due to the wooden leg he used as a mobility aid after contracting tuberculous arthritis.
Visual Arts and Sculpture
The visual arts are also a big part of the Cultural District's focus. The area's Georgetown Art Center features a selection of curated art exhibits that are switched out for new ones every few weeks. Nearby Southwestern University's Sarofim School of Fine Arts also has a public student gallery that displays the work of the school's budding artists. Both galleries offer the chance to view works in an incredible variety of mediums, and admission to both is free.
If you prefer to enjoy art outdoors, you'll love the Cultural District's Sculpture Tour. This ongoing event is sponsored by the City of Georgetown, decorating the streets with sculptures by some of the district's most prominent areas.
Not only does the library host sculptures on its grounds, but it also showcases the works of local artists in its exhibit area and hosts two yearly state-level events: the Art Hop competition and the Texas Society of Sculptors show. These high-profile events show off the works of the very best in Texas' art world, and they're just a few blocks away from Georgetown residents' front doors.
Live Theatre and Music
The performing arts also have a big presence in the Cultural District's art scene. Between the Sarofim School of Fine Arts and the Georgetown Palace Theatre, Georgetown residents get the chance to see dozens of live stage performances each year.
Georgetown's classical music fans have plenty of opportunities to enjoy world-class concerts in this district. Famous symphonies like the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra and the Central Texas Philharmonic play regularly at show locations around the area. There is also a free concert available at the Georgetown Public Library on the third Sunday of each month. The Cultural District even hosts the Texas Bach Festival every spring, an exciting event that allows fans of the illustrious composer to get together and share their love of his enduring work and legacy.
Georgetown's Cultural District is thriving and will keep growing and evolving as time goes on. Contact us today to start your search for your new Georgetown home with our expert team on your side.
Georgetown homes for sale are right in the midst of a top Texas community. Our real estate agents know that the vibrant culture of Georgetown is one of the most important reasons why so many people choose it for their next home. History is abundant, and the arts are always in season.
At a time when so many communities have sadly bid farewell to historic buildings, Georgetown stands out for bucking the trend. It proudly preserves its history through a long tradition of volunteerism, part of a close-knit community that is known for welcoming new neighbors.
Of the many different sights that greet you here in Georgetown, the Georgetown Palace Theatre is one that truly exemplifies the spirit of Georgetown and of Williamson County. Drawing performers from the world over, this theater has been active for nearly a century.
That makes it one of the oldest community theaters in operation here in Texas.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre Through the Years
The story of the Georgetown Palace Theatre got its start in the silent film era back in 1925. By 1929, it was one of a handful of movie theaters that screened "talkies" throughout the Lone Star State. As the technology progressed, it became a pioneer in introducing indoor air conditioning as well.
By 1936, the theater had been completely renovated in the Art Deco style that was soaring in popularity at the time. It was already a community fixture and experienced many years of prosperity. Although the business changed hands, it continued to welcome the movie-going public.
In 1989, Georgetown Palace Theatre was recognized for a seminal achievement: It became the #1 longest-running movie theater in the history of Williamson County. Soon after, a nonprofit formed, purchasing the theater on behalf of the local community.
In 1998, Georgetown Palace Theatre, Inc., launched a major renovation program. This was completed in 2001, just in time to inaugurate a season of live dramatic productions. Soon, education programs were added to the mix.
Visiting Georgetown Palace Theatre Today
Today, the Georgetown Palace Theatre is a centerpiece of the dramatic arts scene for the entire region. The schedule brims with compelling and insightful shows running the gamut from comedy to drama. It also supports a wide variety of off-site cabaret and dinner shows.
The upcoming 2022-2023 season promises to be an exciting one, with such shows as Cabaret, Silent Sky, and The Red Velvet Cake War. Flex passes are now on sale for the season, providing theater supporters with the chance to attend showings at their discretion.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre has long been a trailblazer in inclusive drama. Its adaptive shows are made with the needs of the sight- and hearing-impaired in mind. Shows include an ASL interpreter, wheelchair seating, and a hearing induction loop. The shows are free to those with special needs and their families.
Learning and Growth at the Georgetown Palace Theatre
Education has long been central to the Georgetown Palace Theatre's mission. There truly is something for everyone. Classes, camps, homeschooling, adaptive programs, and productions exclusively for theater newcomers are all available.
The slate of classes regularly embraces subjects like acting, dance, voice, improvisation, sketch comedy, playwriting, and even stage combat. There are two start dates for all classes, September and January.
The Palace Theatre is just one of Georgetown's many unique amenities. Contact us to learn more or discuss real estate opportunities here in Williamson County.
Summer means fun in the sun, but it also means finding fun ways to cool off.
Visiting Typhoon Texas Waterpark's wonderland of pools, waterslides, and other water features is one of our real estate agents' favorite ways to spend a summer afternoon.
Locations and Admission
Typhoon Texas Waterpark currently has two largely identical parks in operation: one in Houston and one in Austin. The Austin location is the original and is also the closest to our Pflugerville homes for sale.
Adult guests can purchase day tickets for $44.99 ($39.99 if purchased online), while tickets for seniors, members of the military, and children under 48 inches tall are available at a slightly discounted $34.99. Guests can also rent shaded cabanas with upgraded furniture and curtains for an additional fee.
If you know you'll be visiting a few times during the 2022 season, you can purchase a Season Pass for $74.99 instead. These passes get you unlimited access to both parks as well as discounts on food, drink, guest tickets, and more. At less than the cost of two adult day tickets, this pass offers clear value for anyone interested in repeat visits.
Kids will love scrambling up the Gully Washer, a four-story playground for children between 2 and 10 years old. Equipped with a splash pad for the toddlers and topped with a massive water bucket, this space can entertain kids of all ages for hours. Nearby Howdy Hollow has even more play equipment, including basketball hoops and a crawl net.
Infants and toddlers will enjoy playing at the Buckaroo Bayou, a space filled with splash fountains, interactive water features, and pint-sized slides perfect for easing young kids into the fun before they're old enough to move on to more intense attractions.
Adults and older children will find no shortage of fun here either. From the trio of exciting waterslides in The Snake Pit to the five high-intensity slides that make up The Duelin' Daltons, you'll have plenty to do during your outing. Beware – these rip-roaring thrill rides are not for the faint of heart! Only guests who are over 4 feet tall can ride them.
If tranquil relaxation is more your style, you can try the Lazy T River. Guests of all ages can enjoy floating on an inner tube down miles of crystal-clear waterways that loop around the park. There are several entrances and exits positioned around different attractions, so it's easy to sit back and let the gently flowing water carry you from one exciting area to the next.
All of the events feature special theming, live entertainment, exciting contests, and other additions that make them worth planning your visits around. Note that most of them take place in the evening and may require special tickets, so be sure to check the specifics of any you want to attend.
There's Always Something New in Pflugerville
The Typhoon Texas Waterpark and many other exciting attractions are just a stone's throw away from some of our most impressive Texas properties. Contact us today to book a visit to any of our beautiful Pflugerville homes and see for yourself.
If you've spent any time around Round Rock, you've probably heard of Round Rock Market Days. This longstanding community event has become a beloved tradition. Our real estate agents have visited it many times and highly recommend it to anyone in the area. Eager to check it out yourself? Here are all the details you'll need to slot a visit into your busy schedule.
Round Rock Market Days is a monthly community market event that brings together local vendors and residents for a day of shopping, food, and fun. It takes place on the first Saturday of every month at 221 East Main Street in Round Rock's downtown core, right across from the library and just around the corner from many of our Round Rock homes for sale. The nearby Prete Plaza is often used as a stage by musicians as part of the event.
The market is open from 9 AM to 4 PM and is free to enter. Visitors are welcome to stay as long as they like, regardless of whether they make a purchase, but we're guessing you'll find it hard to resist picking up a few new treasures.
Food, Music, and Fundraising
One of the market's main attractions is its live musical performances. Many local musicians enjoy taking to the stage to share their talents with their community, but ordinary Round Rock residents are sometimes invited to take the mic too. Their upbeat tunes are sure to keep you tapping your toes all afternoon.
If you get hungry during your visit, consider stopping by some of the on-site food vendors for some lunch. These tents and trucks cover a wide variety of different cuisines and offer some of the best food in the Round Rock area.
Finally, Round Rock Market Days also frequently hosts fundraisers and donation drives for important local causes. From raising money to pay for knee surgery for a local senior in need to collecting food donations for the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center, the market's generous attendees have done a lot of good so far in 2022.
Vendors and Crafts
Want to follow up your delicious lunch with a day of shopping? It's time to explore the market's sprawling array of vendor tents and stands. Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or a special treat for yourself, it's the perfect place to pick up something unique that you would never find on mass-market store shelves.
Clothing, candles, luxury soaps, and other quality items from local companies like Triple Charm Co. and Ford & Fossil. Many local artists also sell paintings, prints, postcards, and other stunning works. Don't forget all the sweet treats, bread, and jams available from Round Rock's bakeries, confectioners, and other culinary businesses!
Many local businesses that offer classes and other services also turn up at the market to bring live demonstrations and exclusive discounts to Round Rock residents. Club Pilates Round Rock and 7 Star Martial Arts are just some of the many companies that have made an impressive showing at this community event. Be sure to check back every month to see what else might be in store.
Keep the Fun Going All Year Long
Round Rock Market Days happens every month – just think of all the shopping you could do if you lived in the area! With our help, you can make this city your home. Contact us today to book a viewing of any of our Round Rock homes.
The craft brewing scene around Central Texas has never been better, and now is the perfect time to experience all that your local brewery has to offer. With taprooms serving up creative, original brews, delicious food, live entertainment, and a busy lineup of special events all summer long, it's easy to find a brewery that suits your style. Our real estate agents have all of the exciting details on 5 Central Texas breweries that you won't want to miss.
Searching for a home close to all of the great breweries and attractions in Central Texas? Our team is here to help with all of your real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in Central Texas communities.
The Round Rock area has a pretty vibrant restaurant scene. From gastropubs to cafes, we have a little bit of everything here — and new restaurants are opening all the time. If you're dying to try something different, we recommend taking a break from looking at Round Rock homes for sale and dining at one of these new restaurants. There's something on this list for everyone.
No matter which one of these new restaurants you visit, you're sure to have a delicious meal. If you're new to the Round Rock area and looking for a place to call home, contact us soon. Our real estate agents would be happy to help guide you.
There's a lot to explore in Georgetown, TX, a small city about 25 minutes north of Austin. Georgetown offers sweeping Texas Hill Country scenery, picturesque lagoons along the San Gabriel River, and a downtown district that has been called the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas."
But Georgetown's most enticing landscape may be deep underground. Join us as we explore the unique world of Inner Space Cavern, one of Texas' largest cave systems, located just minutes from these Georgetown homes for sale.
A Hidden World
Like many cave systems, the undergrown labyrinth now known as Inner Space Cavern was discovered by accident. It was actually the Texas Highway Department that stumbled upon the previously-unknown cave system in 1963 while constructing an I-35 overpass.
During the process of regulation core testing, the construction crew inadvertently drilled into the cave eight times. Unable to find any other access to what they knew they had found, they drilled a 2-foot wide hole down 33.5 feet through the limestone bedrock, creating the first usable passage into the caves.
Exploring 'Inner Space'
Through that original borehole, dubbed the 'Discovery Hole,' scientists began exploring this brand-new cave system. A larger hole was subsequently created, but to this day, no natural entrance to Inner Space Cavern has ever been found.
We now know that all-natural entryways to Inner Space Cavern have been closed for about 14,000 years. But we are far from the only ones to have ever seen the caves, as Ice Age fossils of saber-toothed tiger, wooly mammoth, and giant sloth found within attest to.
At present, several miles of passageways have been explored, some of which are now open to the public. But the majority of Inner Space Cavern's unknown depths remain unexplored. Still, the small portion that we've been able to access has given us some truly amazing discoveries.
See for Yourself
Roughly 1.2 miles of Inner Space Cavern is open to the public and has been since 1966. Portions that are publicly accessible include winding passages and large, open 'rooms' adorned with striking cave formations. Drapery columns and a large room known as the Ice Cream Parlor are highlights of the cave.
A variety of tours are available. These range from simple walking tours to more advanced wild cave spelunking tours. Check out the official Inner Space Cavern website to learn more about the various options available to the public.
The basic cave tour is known as the Adventure Tour. It lasts about an hour and includes parts of the cave that are flat, fully illuminated, and open enough that one can comfortably walk upright. The slightly longer Hidden Passages Tour is a bit more physically demanding, taking visitors through newly-opened passages that are at times narrower and less developed. Wear closed-toe shoes and expect some uneven ground.
The most challenging and rewarding tour is the Wild Cave Tour. Lasting up to 4 hours, this tour involves hiking, climbing, crawling, and squeezing through tight spots but rewards visitors with an opportunity to experience parts of Inner Space Cavern that few ever see.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas. When you're ready to find your dream home in Georgetown and the surrounding areas, our real estate agents are here to help every step of the way.
Sushi has become one of the most popular international delicacies in America in recent years, and Central Texas has fully embraced sushi thanks to an excellent collection of local Asian restaurants. With International Sushi Day coming up on June 18, now is the perfect time to experience all that your favorite sushi spot has to offer. Our real estate agents have the delicious details on 5 of the best Central Texas sushi restaurants for you to enjoy.
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Round Rock is a great place to live if you love the outdoors. Located just north of Austin at the edge of the Hill Country region in Central Texas, Round Rock offers countless miles of great hiking.
Parks and trails in the area offer amazing hikes for all skill and fitness levels. Today, our real estate agents are very excited to share their favorite easy hikes for beginners in the Texas Hill Country!
Contact us today to learn more about life in Central Texas, and talk to our real estate agents about finding your dream home in the Round Rock area!