Founders Day: Drippin's Main Event
Great food and great fun combine at annual Founders’ Day Festival. Every year in April the entire community of Dripping Springs comes together to celebrate their history with this three-day event which includes a parade, a carnival, cookoffs, arts and crafts, food vendors, and lots of live entertainment.
A small town event which just celebrated its 20th year, Founders Day has grown into one the largest festivals in the Texas Hill Country, attracting over 4,000 visitors and participants. The Festival draws a wide array of folks including competitive cooks and foodies who love the taste of barbecue, as well as the traditional fest offerings — arts and craft shopping that features unique homemade items.
Pe o p l e can sample the scrumptious selections from more than 120 cooks, including fajitas, chicken, pork, brisket, salsa, chili and pot luck.
Music aficionados get to enjoy a variety of tunes and entertainers while kids who wait with anticipation for the opening parade, as well as the carnival rides, are never disappointed. The parade is always a big draw. Folks decorate floats to reflect the annual theme.The festival always proves a lot of fun for people of all ages especially kids.
Cookoffs, live entertainment, a street dance, live and silent auctions are just some of the events that make the festival great. Log on to www.foundersdayfestival.com to find out about 2008 dates or call 858-4725 for additional information.