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Jul 12

And The Celebration Goes On

Posted to Adventure Friday by Gabriela Moore

If you felt like your 4th of July celebration ended just a little too quickly, we found a way to continue the celebration a bit longer. From sporting our American colors all week to enjoying the classic American fare of good ol’ barbecue, you will want to celebrate our independence every week!  

Stop #1: Buda’s Red Door

Why wear any other color than red white and blue? Denim is always in fashion, red accents always look good and white is perfect to keep you cool in the summer.  We found this festive frayed denim dress that we couldn’t pass up at Buda’s Red Door. They also have a huge selection of accessories to compliment any outfit. So put away that Old Navy USA t-shirt and get cute while reppin' the American colors for the rest of the month!

Budas Red Door DressBudas Red Door Shirt

Stop #2: Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post Office

There is something beautiful about seeing the beginnings of our town. The Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post office is one of the catalysts for the growth of Buda. Perfectly positioned between Old San Antonio Rd and the railroad tracks, the Stagecoach House allowed travelers from far and wide to deliver mail to the Buda area in 1885 until the mid 1920’s...and even attracts those near and far today as the Visitors Center.   Stagecoach Historical Marker

*From one of the insiders: This week my co-workers and I were sitting around the big table inside the museum room of the Stagecoach House. Something about the way everyone laughed took me back in time. I imagined snapshots through the years of families and probably even strangers sharing the same moment. Just being in that house connects you to people you have never known. I encourage everyone to take that moment when you visit the Stagecoach House and Visitors Center.

Stop #3: Veteran’s Memorial

During the month of July, every American should have a moment where they take time to remember everyone who made this holiday a reality. In addition to that, to remember those who continue to ensure our freedom. Take a stroll in Bradfield Park while reflecting on the names in the bricks at the Buda Veteran’s Memorial.  

Buda Veterans Memorial

Stop #4: Salt Lick

You had to have known it was coming, because nothing makes you feel more American than delving into a plate full of Texas barbecue. Of course, there is no better place to do that than at Salt Lick in Driftwood. Just 15 minutes away from Buda, the property is home to their famous barbecue and Saltlick Vineyard and Winery. Their wines are made to accompany their barbecue--though it’ll do just fine alone. The ribs are fall off the bone good and you can’t help but smother everything in their delicious sauce. With a huge outdoor seating area, “Kids Ranch” with 2 playscapes and a beautiful wine garden, Saltlick is the perfect place to end you patriotic Friday. Saltlick BBQ Saltlick Pit1

Saltlick Wines Saltlick Garden Saltlick White Wine Saltlick Kids Ranch
Fridays we’ll be posting our adventures around town. Tell us where to go next or share your own Buda adventures with us by using #visitbudatx. See you on the trail!
-Gabriela Moore 

Jun 16

Buda to Celebrate a Central Texas Tradition - German Beer and the Accordion

Posted to Happy Trails by Lysa Gonzalez

Buda Beer and Polka Festival

There is a new event coming to Buda, Texas, or more accurately, coming back. The Buda Beer and Polka Fest will take place at Buda City Park on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2016. The last time Buda saw this festival was in 2011 and we are excited to see it return.

This event takes place between two popular German beer festivals in the central Texas region, so we are proposing a German Beerfest Fanatics Trail with these three stops this fall festival season.

1.               1. Oktoberfest – Fredericksburg, Texas
       September 30 – October 2, 2016

2.               2. Buda Beer and Polka Fest – Buda, Texas
        October 22 – 23

3.               3. Wurstfest – New Braunfels, Texas
        November 4 – 13

The Buda Beer and Polka Fest showcases Texas accordion music from different genres, including Polka, Conjunto, Tex-Mex, Czech and Zydeco, so you are sure to hear something that will make you want to half-step and hop. The headliner for this event is the Texas Tornados. You know them for this Texas classic: 

What goes great with accordion music? Beer! There will be a large variety of local craft beers, as well as, Texas favorites on sale to wash down all the food from the international food court. The food court will cook-up many of our festival favorites that range from German to Mexican and Cajun to Texas-style.

The website also says that there will be rides for kids, games, contests and a washer tournament. There are still more details to come, like a full music line-up and more activity details, so go check out the Roadway Productions webpage for this event.