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Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen

sanctuary holitic kitchen in georgetown103 North Austin Avenue #310
941-284-4266
sanctuaryholistickitchen.com

Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen crafts natural remedies, skin care and natural foods. They offer classes in healthy living practices such as cooking, skin care and medicine making for children to adults. In their retail space you can find grab and go lunches, kombucha on tap, all of their prepared meals and more.

 

Spring Fling Best Dressed Pet Contest

pet contestThink you have the best dressed pet? Enter the Spring Fling Best Dressed Pet Contest! Prizes include 1st Place: Grand Marshal in POPPtoberfest Pet Parade in October and $100 VISA Gift Card; 2nd Place: $75 VISA Gift Card; 3rd Place: $50 VISA Gift Card.

Step One: Submit a photo of your pet dressed in their best spring outfit starting today through Friday, April 16. Submit your pet’s photo and their name, along with your name and phone number via 📧 email to pets@georgetown.org.

Step Two: You will be able to vote beginning Monday, April 19 at 9 a.m. through Thursday, April 22 until 11:59 p.m. Voting will take place here: https://georgetown.secondstreetapp.com/Spring-Fling-Pet-Costume-Contest/gallery/

Step Three: All entry photos will be uploaded here to Facebook on Friday, April 23 at 3 p.m. and winners will be announced at that time.

(This event will be published online. By submitting a photo and entering the Spring Pet Costume Contest, you give your permission and consent for the City of Georgetown to use your material for advertising and/or promotional purpose should you and/or your pet appear in any of the documentary material.)

Spring Fling April 24

Spring Fling Let’s Celebrate Spring with a Spring Fling in Downtown Georgetown! On April 24, find hidden treasures in different locations within Downtown Georgetown!

For more Spring Fling Fun, many of the Downtown Shops and Restaurants will be participating with Spring Specials. Here’s a list:

Artisans Connect – Will have a Gallery Sidewalk Sale

Barons Creek Vineyards – Will have an outdoor / sidewalk wine station in front of their Wine Room offering a selection of wines at Spring Fling prices. INSIDE: They will have music and will offer 15% OFF all Bottles of Wine.

Coreena’s Bridal – Spring Sample Sale April 21-25, sale on gowns used for trying on in store will be up to 75% off

The Exchange – Promotional for the weekend and bounce back coupon for their grand opening the following weekend

Golden Rule – Will have a mimosa special

Mango Tango – Will have Outdoor Seating. Plus anyone dining in (21+) on first beer is on the house! Also, enjoy live music from 7PM-10PM.

Mesquite Creek Outfitters – Will be offering 15% off clothing and will have a mimosa special

Red Bird Mercantile – Will offer 10% off

Tejas Meat Supply – Will be having a mimosa special

Therapie Boutique – Will be offering 10% off and serving spring refreshments

To Have & To Hold – Will offer 10% OFF and serving their signature Poppy Punch

Check back for additions! For more information on Spring Fling, please call (800) 436-8696.

Red Poppy Festival Rescheduled

The Red Poppy Festival, traditionally held the last weekend in April, has been rescheduled for October 1-3, 2021. The move is in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Updates and announcements about the festival will be posted to RedPoppyFestival.com.

No festival, doesn’t mean no poppies! The poppies will still be blooming from the middle of March through the end of April, so grab your friends and our handy map for an outdoor poppy-finding adventure.

And while you’re on the hunt for poppies this spring, stay tuned to the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Facebook channel for fun-filled interactive poppy games and contests.

Still in your festival feels? October 1-3, 2021 will be here before you know it and the updated fall version of our beloved festival: POPPtoberfest will definitely make your heart blossom. Until then there’s always something to do on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. Check out our Events page or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to see what’s happening!

Hard Count Kitchen & Cocktails

hard count1500 Rivery Blvd Suite 2105
512-688-3530
https://hardcountgtown.com/

A high end sports lounge with a menu full of delicious, gourmet food including scored wings, drumsticks that look like lolly pops, corn nuts made and seasoned from scratch, cuban sandwiches, prime rib French dip, and more.

District Six Georgetown – OPENS MARCH 5

georgetown district six105 West 9th Street
hello@districtsixgeorgetown.com
districtsixgeorgetown.com/

District Six is a neighborhood sports centric restaurant serving elevated bar food, drinks and good times! Located behind the Georgetown Art Center on the historic square, D6 is a family friendly space with arcade games, a spacious patio, 21 televisions dedicated to any and all sports, 40 beers and wines on draft and craft cocktails, both shaken, mixed and frozen. For hours, and menu, please go to the website above.

D-Bat Georgetown

D-bat Georgetown101 Patriot Way
512-886-3228
dbatgeorgetown.com

Premier indoor baseball/softball training facility, private lessons, cage rentals, state of the art pitching machines, fully stocked pro shop, personal weight training, and much more. Located across the street from East View High School. Kids birthday parties, personal training, boot camps for kids and adults available.

Hot in Houston Now: Valentine’s Getaway to Georgetown has Much to Offer

El Monumento Bar and RestaurantHot in Houston highlighted Georgetown for a Valentine’s Getaway! They wrote, “A romantic weekend or overnight trip to historic Georgetown, just a three hour drive from Houston, is the perfect solution. The ‘Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas’ has plenty of romantic, fun and low-key options for couples.” Get your itinerary started with their suggestions: hotinhoustonnow.com/2021/01/valentines-getaway-to-georgetown-has-much-to-offer/. See all Georgetown lodging here: visit.georgetown.org/lodging/

Teravista Golf Club

4333 Teravista Club Drive
Round Rock, TX 78665
512-651-9850
adam.owen@magnoliagolfmanagement.com
teravistagolf.com

Teravista is a Championship 18-hole golf club that captures the beauty of the Texas Hill Country with views that span for over 50 miles. The rolling terrain provides a challenging 7,200-yard layout and offers 5 different sets of tees that will challenge golfers of all ages and abilities.

The Most Beautiful Texas Town Squares Located Near Austin

austin dot comGeorgetown is honored to be listed at the top of Austin.com‘s list of The Most Beautiful Texas Town Squares near Austin! See the entire list and read about the towns listed: austin.com/take-a-trip-to-the-most-beautiful-texas-town-squares/

Mikey V’s Foods

Mikey V Hot Sauce Shop Georgetown112 W 8th Street
512-688-5071
mikeyvsfoods.com

Mikey V’s Foods is an imaginative local food company aimed at offering high quality, moderately priced salsa and sauces, using only the freshest all-natural ingredients with no preservatives. Mikey V specializes in the manufacturing of award-winning hot sauces, jerky, hot pickles, and salsa.

Upscale Home 5 Blocks To Georgetown Square!

5 blocks from Georgetown Square B&B

Check Availability & Book Your Stay!

Sleek mid-century style and a fantastic location right off of the historic square make this Georgetown home the perfect getaway spot! Along with a backyard and deck, this 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath vacation rental boasts an upscale full kitchen for dinner at home and a short walk to delicious dining in town. Travel under a half-mile to Blue Hole Park to go swimming and fishing, or bike on the San Gabriel River Trail set just behind the property. With so much to see and do, you’ll have a memorable stay!

The Bear Den With A View

cozy bear rental homeCheck Availability & Book Your Stay!

When you close the door behind you, the peace of the backyard bordering a wide open field will embrace you. You’ll love being 7 minutes from the Georgetown Square’s dining, shopping and winery options. Local parks, such as Berry Springs Park, are a short 10 minute drive. The spacious 1300 sq ft available space and garage parking for 1 car [driveway for 4] gives you room to stretch. You’ll feel at home with a loaded kitchen with new appliances, washer/dryer, wifi, TVs downstairs and up. Arrangements to ensure your every need and concern is promptly addressed by Safe Life Clean or by the owner. The neighbors will welcome a “howdy” when shared. The area is surrounded by parks, several with child play areas. Lots of safe, great walking spaces/sidewalks.

Winning 2021 Red Poppy Festival Poster Art

Due to the 2021 Red Poppy Festival being rescheduled to October 1 – 3, Helen Faythe Green’s winning art will be featured on the 2022 Red Poppy Festival Poster. 2022 posters will be available for purchase on Friday, April 1, 2022. More information to come.

Helen Faythe Green is the winning artist in the 2021 Red Poppy Festival Poster Art Contest. Helen is a local artist who lives in Austin, Texas. Helen also won the 2018 Red Poppy Festival Poster Art Contest. You can read more about her on her website: helenfaythegreen.com.

helen faythe green art

Georgetown Listed in Austin Culture Map Top 5 Things To Do

Georgetown’s downtown holiday lights made the list for the top five things to do in Austin over the holiday weekend! You can see the Most Beautiful Town Square’s holiday lights through January 2. Check out the complete list: austin.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/12-24-20-top-best-things-to-do-in-austin-christmas-weekend

Eating Your Way Around Town by My Traveling Roads

my traveling roads My Traveling Roads is a family travel blog that offers the best road trips through Texas & beyond. Kim Croissant is the writer and she recently visited Georgetown along with her grandson. Read all about her dining and other recommendations: mytravelingroads.com/georgetown-texas-eating-your-way-around-town.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWN SQUARE IN TEXAS

GEORGETOWN, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWN SQUARE IN TEXAS

When it comes to staycations and weekends away, The Daytripper always knows the best places to visit. Which is why, we think it’s a pretty big deal that not only does he love to visit The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, he also calls it home.
So, drive on over to Georgetown, where the outdoors are open, the food is ready for take-out and the experience is always Daytripper approved!

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AROUND GEORGETOWN

Spring Fling in Georgetown

Let’s Celebrate Spring with a Spring Fling in Downtown Georgetown! On April 24, find hidden treasures in different locations within Downtown Georgetown! Check out the list of the Downtown Shops and Restaurants participating with Spring Specials.>

2021 Red Poppy Festival Rescheduled

The 2021 Red Poppy Festival has been rescheduled. Mark your calendars and plan to celebrate the fall version of our beloved festival: POPPtoberfest, October 1-3, 2021! More details to come soon.

Enter the Spring Fling Best Dressed Pet Contest!

Think you have the best dressed pet? Enter our Spring Fling Best Dressed Pet Contest! We will be giving away prizes! 1st Place: Grand Marshal in POPPtoberfest Pet Parade in October and $100 VISA Gift Card; 2nd Place: $75 VISA Gift Card; 3rd Place: $50 VISA Gift Card. It's simple to enter. Read the instructions on how to enter and vote in the contest>

Yummy Chef US

yummy chef catering608 N Church Street
512-883-8414
yummychefus.com

Savory Baked and Fried Goods + Vegan delicacies. On a single website, you can order and have their products shipped to your door. Just heat them up and appreciate our global flavors at anytime. They will take you on a gastronomic journey! Serving all Texas!

Tasty Temptations – Catering and Personal Chef

tasty temptations georgetown512-966-1567
tastytemptationstx.com

Full-Service Catering – Providing everything you may need for your event. Delicious Food, Staff, Rentals, Decorations, and Flowers. Personal Chef Service for Private parties, dinners and individual meal plans.

Huddle House

huddle house georgetown4610 N IH 35
512-399-3968
huddlehouse.com

For anyone who doesn’t need that next trendy thing, but instead wants a home-cooked meal. The kind with savory slices of bacon or sausage, or subtly sweet signature waffles freshly pressed in a waffle iron, or juicy 100% beef burgers stacked with melty cheese, crisp vegetables or sautéed onions and a toasted bun.

Southern Dutch Artisan Eats

southern dutch artisan eats3309 West Highway 29
512-701-0782
southern-dutch.com

A gourmet food company using the freshest local produce+farm products to make one of a kind Charcuterie+ Cheese Boxes, Graze Boxes and Brunch Boxes! Chef Oliver can create Graze Tables+Catering options too!

Coffee + Crisp Food Truck

coffee + crisp3309 W. State Hwy 29
512-763-9717
facebook.com/coffeeandcrisp

You can now find the Coffee + Crisp food truck at South Fork Fun, Food & Brew every day. Coffee + Crisp will serve Wild Gift Coffee and sweet and savory goodies by Russell’s Bakery treats. The truck will be serving customers Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Fork Fun, Food & Brew, a live entertainment venue, bar, and food truck park located at 3309 W. State Hwy. 29, Georgetown, TX 78628.

Foundry 42 Coffee and Gifts

foundry 42712 S Austin Ave
512-828-9001
foundry42-texas.business.site

Foundry42 lets you experience the workshop and home furnishings retail space with many items being produced by the Foundry42 team. It boasts a coffee bar as well as a limited assortment of feel good baked goodies.

Little Yellow House on Main

Little Yellow House on MainCheck Availability & Book Your Stay!

The little Yellow cottage on Main is located a short 3 blocks from the prettiest square in Texas with all its myriad shops and restaurants. It sits nestled under the canopy of an ancient pecan tree. Totally remodeled in 2020 this 1930’s gem has a modern farmhouse/ urban eclectic decor. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and the entire house will be yours to enjoy. Parking for 2 cars off road and plenty of free street parking. It’s a quiet safe neighborhood and has a great coffee shop almost next door. For more information and reservations, please go to the website.

Austin Culture Map: 6 Magical Hill Country Towns with Hallmark-worthy Holiday Light Displays

“Lights around the historic downtown square (“the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas”) and county courthouse have been turned into a veritable winter wonderland during Merry Moments in Georgetown.” Read the complete article here: austin.culturemap.com/news/travel/12-01-20-6-magical-hill-country-towns-holiday-road-trip-fredericksburg-san-antonio-marble-falls/#slide=0

Nightingale Texas Bistro

Nightingale Bistro Georgetown205 W 6th St, Suite 101a
nightingalebistro.com/

Nightingale Texas Bistro is opening soon! Whether it’s breakfast on the go, afternoon wine on the patio, or dinner under the stars, Nightingale is Georgetown’s newest hangout. Texas beer, classic cocktails, and an unpretentious wine list paired with French inspired snacks and plates- including their mind blowing burger- all served on our shady patio and garden. Bon appétit, y’all!

Opening Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m.- 10p.m.

Tejas Meat Supply

Tejas Meat Supply Georgetown101 East 7th Street
512-763-1000
tejasmeatsupply.com

Tejas Meat Supply is a full-service butcher shop and restaurant featuring fresh cut meats from sustainable Texas ranches. They offer a wide selection of house made sausages, jerky and charcuterie. They also serve fine artisan foods, beer and wine.

Traditional with a Twist: Georgetown’s Holiday Guide

As the sun wanes, the lights twinkle to life on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. Located a short drive from Austin, the City of Georgetown is the big city’s delightfully hip neighbor. Home to Southwestern University, the oldest university in Texas and nationally recognized as a Main Street City, the community blends small town charm with eclectic vibes for an experience that is perfectly weekend ready. So, as you head into the holiday season, we invite you to safely shop, dine and unwind with us.

A Few of Our Favorite Holiday Things
In a year where nothing has gone as planned and moments of celebration have been fleeting, we want to help you get into the spirit. Whether you need a day to shop for gifts or an overnight getaway, we’ve pulled together some ideas to help you and yours enjoy a few festive favorites on the Square and off.

eorgetown holiday lights

Holiday Shopping
No need to check your list twice—we bet everyone on your list has been nice! With a bevy of shopping options, including antiques, apparel, jewelry, toys, home décor and more, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect gift for even the hardest to shop for friend. Each boutique downtown has carefully curated a winter shopping experience that is merry and bright.

georgetown holiday shopping

Seasonal Dining
Looking to grab-and-stroll with a hot cocoa or prefer to savor some farm-to-fork fare? Georgetown has a plethora of dining options to choose from. You can settle into pet-friendly patios with Fido, dig into pie (of the pizza or pumpkin variety) and even celebrate the merry hours with a pint or a flute all season long. Plus, with safety measures in place, you can feel comfortable breaking bread with your nearest and dearest.

georgetown holiday dining

Happy Playing
Though Santa may not be making as many appearances this year and Zoom-ing into a holiday party lacks some sparkle, there are still some opportunities to celebrate and socially distance in Georgetown.

The curtain will be calling for A Tuna Christmas at the Palace Courtyard, the Palace Theater’s outdoor stage from November 27 – December 20. Tickets are on sale now for this enchanting Christmastime extravaganza.

In addition to theater al fresco, you can really kick off the shopping season at Georgetown’s annual Jingle and Mingle event on November 19. The indoor/outdoor, mask-wearing outing is bringing late-night shopping, sweet treats and big prizes to the Square.

Oh, and don’t forget the Square will twinkle to life the week of November 23. Visit Georgetown throughout the season, there will be more than enough glittery good nights for strolling.

georgetwon holiday play

Festive Staying
The same four walls have lost their luster, haven’t they? Gift your family a staycation or even a drivable vacation in Georgetown where the walls and the view are wonderfully different. Cozy up to the fire and toast up some s’mores at the beautifully appointed Sheraton Austin Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center or re-create a Victorian holiday with a historic stay at an Airbnb just off the Square.

Holiday traditions are a little less traditional this year, but the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas has just what you need to dance with the sugar plums and enjoy some well-needed whimsy.

georgetown holiday smores

 

 

 

Austin.com: You’ll Feel Like You’re In A Hallmark Movie…

“While Texas may not have the snow and cold weather that brings in the holiday spirit for most of the US, there are plenty of Texas Christmas towns nearby that even the biggest Scrooge would love.” Read the article and see more great photos: austin.com/youll-feel-like-youre-in-a-hallmark-movie-in-these-texas-christmas-towns

Texas Monthly’s List: Where to See Holiday Lights

georgetown tx holiday lightsWhat an honor to be included in Texas Monthly’s list of “Where to See Holiday Lights and Meet Santa (Safely) This Year.” Now is The Most Wonderful Time to see our Beautiful Town Square! Read their complete list and be sure to visit Georgetown: texasmonthly.com/travel/texas-holiday-lights-2020/

How To Spend A Day In Georgetown, Texas, by Hey Ciara

el monumento georgetown“Drive thirty minutes away from Austin and you’ll transition from skyscrapers to a town square that feels like you’ve truly taken a step back in time. With a population just shy of 60,000, Georgetown is a much-needed change of pace in today’s busy and noisy world.” Ciara is a source of inspiration and information for millenials. See the photos and read her great blog on Georgetown: heyciara.com/blog/georgetowntexasdaytripguide

Tanna Wasilchak’s Ultimate One Day Guide to Georgetown

tanna at sheraton

“Georgetown, TX is a little gem right outside of Austin. If you’re looking for a nice relaxing getaway, then look no further. Georgetown has amazing food, experiences, shopping, and much much more!” Read Tanna’s entire guide, and plan your itinerary for a great visit to Georgetown:tannawasilchak.com/travelguides/2020/10/27/the-ultimate-one-day-guide-to-georgetown

The Best Kept Secret of Texas Hill Country, by Wandering Wild

Georgetown Wandering Wild visit“Georgetown Tx has somehow managed to fly under the radar for far too long! This quaint little town has so much to offer it’s visitors that you’re sure to fall in love with it!” Read the complete Wandering Wild’s Family Travel Article which includes her suggested places to visit, dine and stay while in Georgetown.

Yaghi’s Pizzeria

Yaghis Pizzeria logo4500 Williams Drive
(512) 868-9991
yaghispizzeria.com

Stone baked, authentic New York Style Pizza starts with lots of love. Yaghi’s prepares their dough fresh every day and use only top quality tomatoes and spices for their secret sauce, nothing but 100% all natural mozzarella cheese. They make their own sausage, meatballs, hamburger, chicken and steak meat in-house from scratch with 100% all natural meat and no added preservatives or artificial flavors.