2022 Red Poppy Festival

jack ingramJoin us on April 22-24 for the 2022 Red Poppy Festival! The Red Poppy Festival has hosted a who’s who of artists and bands throughout the last few decades and this year promises to be better than ever. With live performances, all three stages will be heating up and turning out the good time vibes. The fun starts blooming on Friday evening when artisans set up their wares, fresh smells waft from food vendors and live music by Dysfunkshun Junkshun starting at 7 p.m. Plan to stroll the Square and dance right into your Friday night>.

The festival really blossoms on Saturday when it kicks off with the Poppy Parade and Car Show.  Once the engines turn off, the day is yours to make.  Kids can get crafts at the Fun Zone and everyone can feast their senses on fine arts, tasty treats and live music all day, featuring Jack Ingram later Saturday night! Get ready for a beautiful Saturday>

There’s nothing better than a Sunday Funday, except for one spent at the Red Poppy Festival.  Wind down the weekend with one last wander through the artisan market and raise a toast of local fare to the smooth sounds of a well-played weekend. Savor the fun on Sunday> 

Go to RedPoppyFestival.com for the complete schedule and all the info!


2022 Troubadour Festival

Troubadour Festival is a multi-location Texas BBQ & Music experiential festival that pays homage to the traveling songwriter and the worldwide popularity of the Texas barbecue scene. Troubadour Festival brings the two together for the largest barbecue festival of its kind, now happening three times in 2022!
Join us on Saturday, June 4, at Garey Park in Georgetown, Texas, for the first Troubadour Festival happening in Central Texas! Georgetown’s inaugural Troubadour Festival is bringing together 43 of the best and most celebrated barbecue joints from across Texas, with more than half being from the Central Texas region. They’ll be joined by some of the biggest names in Texas Country Music, which also features one of the year’s most unique lineups.
Josh Abbott Band and Flatland Cavalry are co-headlining Troubadour Festival, and they’ll be joined by William Clark Green and John Baumann. These four also make up the powerhouse supergroup The Panhandlers, who will also be taking the main stage during the festival for a show unlike any Texas has seen yet.
Tickets go on sale to the public at 10:00 AM Friday, March 18 at troubadourfestival.com.
RSVP, invite your friends, and we’ll see you in Georgetown!

Georgetown Farmers Markets

Georgetown farmers market produce Shop for fresh produce, honey, salmon, dairy, eggs, meat, breads, and much more! ⁠

Visit The Wilco Farmers Market at the Georgetown Library Parking Lot
(Between 7th St & 8th St/Rock St & Martin Luther King, Jr. St.) on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and in Sun City on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – noon.

Visit the Wolf Ranch Farmers Market is every Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Wolf Ranch Shopping Center.

Free Historic Courthouse Tours

historic courthouse in georgetownDowntown Square

Enjoy an entertaining tour while learning some of the rich Williamson County and Georgetown history! The Williamson Museum provides free guided tours of the beautiful historic Williamson County Courthouse. Tours are Fridays beginning at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.  Plan to arrive at the museum a few minutes early and you may want to call ahead to confirm tours as they are subject to change, 512-943-1670.

Best of Georgetown Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Best of Georgetown Contest:

Best Overall Restaurant
1. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
2. The Golden Rule
3. Wildfire

Best Lunch Spot
1. Sweet Lemon Kitchen
2. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in Georgetown
3. 600 Degrees Pizzeria

Best Hamburger
1. Dale’s Essenhaus
2. Hat Creek Burger Company
3. P. Terry’s Burger Stand

Best Comfort Food
1. Monument Cafe
2. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
3. Simmer Down Cafe

Best Mexican/Tex-Mex
1. Dos Salsas
2. El Monumento
3. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill

Best Ethnic Food (Non-Mexican/Tex-Mex)
1.Plaka Greek Cafe
2. Tony & Luigi’s
3. Ichiro Asian Bistro & Wine Bar

Best Vegetarian
1. Nancy’s Sky Garden
2. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
3. Sweet Lemon Kitchen

Best Barbecue
1. The Pit Barbecue
2. Tejano Cookers BBQ & Catering Co.
3. Jimmy Vega’s Smokehouse

Best Pizza
1. 600 Degrees Pizzeria
2. Firo Fire Kissed Pizza
3. 600 Degrees Market Place

Best Catering
1. CJ’s Catering
2. Sweet Lemon Kitchen
3. Tejano Cookers BBQ & Catering Co.

Best Dessert
1. Sugar Mommy’s
2. Galaxy Bakery & CoffeeHouse
3. Sweet Lemon Kitchen

Best Coffee/Tea
1. 309 Coffee
2. HTeaO
3. Lamppost Coffee

Best Happy Hour
1. El Monumento
2. The Golden Rule
3. Mesquite Creek Outfitters

Best Margarita
1. El Monumento
2. Dos Salsas
3. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill

Best Wine
1. Körk Wine Bar
2. Georgetown Winery
3. Grape Creek Winery

Best Beer
1. Rentsch Brewery
2. Mesquite Creek Outfitters
3. 600 Degrees Pizzeria

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant
1. Hat Creek Burger Company
2. Chick-Fil-A
3. Dale’s Essenhaus

Best Boutique
1. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in Georgetown
2. Lark & Owl Booksellers
3. The Escape Fine Crafts & Gifts

Best Florist
1. The Flower Box
2. A Matter of Taste Florists
3. H-E-B Blooms, Williams Drive

Best Gift/Specialty Store
1. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in
2. Lark & Owl Booksellers
3. The Escape Fine Crafts and Gifts

Best Women’s Hair Cut
1. Posh Salon
2. Razmataz Salon
3. Grow Salon + Wine Bar

Best Men’s Hair Cut
1. Sport Clips Haircuts
2. Georgetown Barbershop
3. City Barber Shop

Best Spa
1. The Refinery Medical Aesthetics
2. Spa Luxe
3. Renew Med Spa

Best Bank/Credit Union
1. A+ Federal Credit Union
2. First Texas Bank, Austin Avenue
3. Wells Fargo Bank, Williams Drive

Best Vehicle Repair
1. Gene’s Auto Repair & Service Center
2. Georgetown Interstate Transmission & Auto Repair
3. Christian Brothers Automotive Georgetown

Best Computer Repair
1. Click Computers
2. A-1 Smartphone & Tablet Repair
3. Best Buy

Best Doctor/Dentist
1. Monica Goldenberg, DDS, MS
2. Kelly Gonzales, DDS
3. Paul A. Berg, MD

Best Medical/Dental Facility
1. Baylor Scott & White Clinic, Williams Drive
2. Smile Doctors by Goldenberg
3. Georgetown Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Best Veterinary/Pet Services
1. Zoot Pet Hospital + Luxury Boarding
2. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital
3. Good Water Animal Hospital

Best Home/Appliance Repair
1. Alpha Omega Appliance Services
2. Georgetown Air Conditioning & Heating
3. GTX Plumbing

Best Yard Services
1. American Irrigation Repair LLC
2. Emerald Lawns
3. TCB Quality Landscaping, Inc

Best Office Services/Printer
1. Roberts Printing Company
2. Minuteman Press
3. Office Depot

Best Dry Cleaner
1. Bell Embroidery & Alterations & Tuxedo Rentals & Cleaners
2. Rick’s Cleaners
3. Georgetown Cleaners

Best Hotel/Inn/Bed & Breakfast
1. Sheraton Austin Georgetown
Hotel & Conference Center

2. San Gabriel House Bed & Breakfast
3. Scurlock Farms

Best Photographer/Videographer
1. Ron Parks Photography
2. Rudy Ximenez – RSX Studios
3. Kati Maxwell Photography

Best Real Estate Agency/Group
1. Keller Williams Realty Lone Star
2. Century 21 Hellmann Stribling
3. The Georgetown Apartment and Rental Home Girl

Best Real Estate Individual Agent
1.Tom Catlin
2. Monica Atherton
3. Scott Stout

Best Meeting/Event Venue
1. Sheraton Austin Georgetown
Hotel & Conference Center
2. Georgetown Public Library
3. The Union on Eighth

Best Wedding Venue
1. Reunion Ranch
2. The Union on Eighth
3. Garey House

Best Live Entertainment
1. The Georgetown Palace Theatre
2. Barrels & Amps
3. Mesquite Creek Outfitters

Best Date Spot
1. Wildfire
2. The Golden Rule
3. El Monumento

Best Place to Take Kids
1. San Gabriel Park
2. Garey Park
3. Mel’s Lone Star Lanes

Best Place to View Art
1. Georgetown Art Center
2. Georgetown Public Library
3. The Williamson Museum

Best Place to Volunteer/Give
1. The Caring Place
2. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in Georgetown
3. R.O.C.K. – Ride On Center for Kids

To view all nominations in the 2021 Best of Georgetown Contest, CLICK HERE.

We welcome all 2021 Best of Georgetown award recipients to pick up their award certificate and decal from the Georgetown Visitors Center located at 103 W. 7th St. Open Monday – Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday from 1 – 5 PM.

**This Best of Georgetown contest is administered by the City of Georgetown. Please note that we do not ask winners to purchase their awards. Should you have any questions, please contact cvb@georgetown.org or call at 512-930-3545.**