1. Taste Local Brews & Score a Souvenir Pint
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If there’s one thing Hill Country folk can all agree on, it’s this: 100+ degree Texas days call for a cold beer...preferably locally brewed and enjoyed with old friends. Agree? Stop in to the Boerne Brewery for a tasting this weekend! The folks at the Boerne Brewery pride themselves on community, always making beer that residents of the Texas Hill Country can be proud of. According to them, “the beers are brewed in Boerne, by people from Boerne.”
Their classic brews include Denim-Hosen (a traditional Kolsch-style German wheat ale with a sweet tang and smooth, refreshing finish), Willy’s ESB (an “extra special bitter” that strikes a balance between traditional English earthy hops and sweet barley malt), Hopstrasse (an IPA named after Boerne's historic main street, Hauptstrasse), and Old Courthouse (a dark English ale with distinctive roasted malt flavors of coffee, chocolate, molasses, and caramel). On Fridays and Saturdays, you can get a tour, a tasting, and a souvenir pint glass for only $5!
When: Fridays from 2:00-5:00pm; Saturdays from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: Boerne Brewery; 9 Hill View Lane
2. Put Your Shooting Skills to the Test at Joshua Creek Ranch
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Are you a “King of the Hill”? Find out at Joshua Creek’s “King of the Hills” Sporting Clays Fun Shoot! This third annual event will feature an early evening clay shoot, a creekside cool down, and a chef-prepared Argentinian Asado grill dinner under the Hill Country sunset! Prizes will be awarded to the best in attendance, including teams, individual shooters, ladies, and youth. The cost ($125/shooter or $500/4-shooter team) includes 100 targets, dinner, the chance for awards & prizes, beer & wine, and complimentary creek access for swimming. If shooting isn’t your thing, you can still attend as a spectator and enjoy the meal for only $29 (including beer & wine).
Joshua Creek offers world-class clay target shooting, including three different fully-automated scenarios (the 15-station sporting clays course, the wobble trap, and the triple trap wobbler) on a gorgeous Hill Country setting. The mission of Joshua Creek Ranch is to provide its members and guests with an exceptional and memorable outdoor experience!
When: Saturday, 3:00-10:30pm
Where: 132 Cravey Road
3. Swing into Hot Rod Night
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If you’re feeling nostalgic this weekend, just head to Soda Pops Patio Grill & Bar for one of their famous “Hot Rod Nights”! Soda Pops is a classic restaurant reminiscent of a retro 50’s diner...combined with a cartoon-worthy ice cream parlor and soda shop with a novelty atmosphere. To add to the whimsy, the attached Ice Cream Parlor + Soda Shop offers homemade treats, tabletop bowling, checkers, coloring books, barrel-of-monkey, and lots of old school fun. During Hot Rod Nights, the town gathers together at Soda Pops to listen to special musical guests and enjoy juicy burgers, cold beer, and handspun shakes. This Saturday evening, you can listen to The Ricky Adams Band as they churn out country, classic rock, blues, and 50's & 60's tunes.
When: Saturday, 6:30PM
Where: Soda Pops, 103 N. Main
4. Shop for Local Goods at the Farmers Market at the Cibolo
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Looking for locally sourced produce, meat, and eggs? The Farmer’s Market at the Cibolo is open for all your Summer produce needs! Find out what’s in season and stock up on farm fresh eggs, bread, jams, jellies, local honey, artisan goods, and more. We guarantee that farm-fresh ingredients can improve any recipe. Besides shopping, market activities include live music, gardening and cooking workshops, and children’s crafts. So find your non-GMO, organic supplies for the week, and show your support for The Cibolo Nature Center and Farm. The CNC aims to ensure Boerne’s natural treasures are not only protected but thriving...an important goal in this gorgeous town!
When: Saturdays, 9:00am -1:00pm
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road
5. Get Creative at Captured Sunshine
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Find yourself in an artistic mood lately? As the only all-inclusive “paint-your-own-pottery” studio, Boerne’s own Captured Sunshine offers you the chance to exercise your creative “right brain”. No reservations required! Pick out a piece of any kind (plates, mugs, whatever), choose your colors, and let your inspiration do the rest. In just a few days, you can return to pick up your finished creation. This activity is perfect for a formal get-together (baby shower, birthday party, etc.), hanging with friends and family, or a creative date night.
When: Open Tuesday-Saturday,10:00am-5:00pm
Where: 233 S Main St