People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, Hill Country views, and quaint downtown. However, Boerne also has far more to offer visitors and residents alike than many realize! Boerne is known for rich heritage, a great location, and an active community, all of which are showcased by local businesses. No need to research, five of the best fun events to attend and businesses to visit in Boerne this weekend are described below. Hopefully, this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little more simple!
Devour The Texas Hill Country’s Best Food and Drink
Spice up your weekend with Boerne’s “foodie” event of the month! Already known for incredible ambiance and breathtaking views, Joshua Creek Ranch will play host to the 2nd Annual Hill Country Wine & Food Tasting Event this Sunday night. An evening guaranteed to please the palate, the price of admission includes music and gourmet food tasting stations prepared by the Ranch’s Chef Michael. If that’s not enough, Pedernales Cellars, Bending Ranch Winery, Sister Creek Vineyards, Hye Meadow Winery, and Singing Water Vineyards will all be in hand with the best of their stock... and 5 wine tastings come with the package! Don’t miss out on the chance to sample the best the Texas Hill Country has to offer.
When: Sunday at 5pm.
Where: 132 Cravey Road, Joshua Creek Ranch, Boerne, TX
Surprise the Kids with Christmas in July
As you may have noticed, Boerne capitalizes on its reputation as a great family town by offering tremendous family movie options under the stars during the summer. This weekend provides a special twist with Movie in the Park-Christmas in July Edition! Awaken not so distant memories of the ever-popular Dickens on Main and head out to Main Plaza to celebrate a favorite half-holiday with Santa, snow, and activities. Norm of the North will provide the silver screen entertainment, while the Texas sky provides the perfect backdrop.
When: Friday at 6:30pm.
Where: Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. St., Boerne, TX
Roll Over to Hot Rod Night
If you’ve ever driven through Boerne, chances are you’ve noticed the classically eclectic Soda Pops Patio Grill & Bar on Main Street. Soda Pops, of course, is the best place in town to get your fill of classic soda shop ambiance and food. However, twice a month the good people at 103 North Main Street outdo themselves to provide an even better Americana experience. Hot Rod Night combines the best of Soda Pops with the best of classic American cars, tunes, and block parties. This Saturday, Derringer Band will provide the tunes, but need you to provide the crowd! Stop by Soda Pops for Hot Rod Night!
When: Saturday at 6:30pm.
Where: Soda Pops, 103 N. Main Street, Boerne, TX 78006
Spend an Afternoon at The Dienger Trading Co.
Occupying one of the most recognizable buildings on Main Street, The Dienger Trading Co. provides a picture perfect Boerne experience. A fitting mixture of years-gone charm and modern offerings, The Dienger is a fitting fixture along the Hill Country Mile. A relatively new establishment, given the age of the structure that houses it, the trading company pays homage to the building’s namesake who built the establishment in 1884. True to the trading company tagline, the business houses a variety of options for visitors, including a Bakery & Bistro, a Bookstore, and a Boutique. The Dienger is the perfect place to spend a peaceful afternoon, and with all the options available there’s no good excuse to leave!
When: Monday-Saturday. Retail: 10am-5:30pm. Bookstore, Bistro & Bakery: 7am- 5:30pm & Sundays 8:30 am- 2pm.
Where: The Dienger Trading Co., 210 N. Main St, Boerne, TX
Learn Life Skills at Boerne Cooking Cottage
Looking for a unique, fulfilling , and practical spin on your next party or get together? Why not schedule a group class at Boerne Cooking Cottage! Whether you hope to treat the kids to a fun cooking class, or cater towards a more mature crowd, the Cooking Cottage offers a variety of great options for learning and having fun! Even better, the cottage offers catering and personal chef options if you’d rather host a gourmet event in a more familiar space. Owner, Lauren Moore, was inspired by weekends spent around her mother’s table and hopes to pass on her great memories to you and yours.
When: Anytime by appointment.
Where: Boerne Cooking Cottage, 140 E. Bandera Rd., Boerne, TX