How to Have an Awesome Dripping Springs Thanksgiving

How to Have an Awesome Dripping Springs Thanksgiving

Looking for ideas to make the most of a Dripping Springs Thanksgiving? Check out these great Thanksgiving events and volunteering opportunities.

Dripping Springs Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting
Texas Vineyards and Beyond
329 1/2 East Main St.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Friday, November 29, 2019
1 to 6 pm

Want to meet the owner and winemaker behind a winery? Paula Williamson of Texas Vineyards and Beyond will hold a Thanksgiving Wine Tasting on Friday, November 29 from 1 to 6 pm in Fredericksburg. Adults aged 21 and up can enjoy complimentary tastings of the Texas Vineyards and Beyond’s wine.

Drippin’ with Thanks 5K Family Fun Run
Cool Springs Way
Highpointe Amenity Center
Austin, TX US 78737
Thursday, November 28, 2019
8 to 11 am

Have a guilt-free Thanksgiving by doing the 5K or 1-mile fun run and help families in need. It is a win-win! Dripping Springs students organize the Drippin’ with Thanks 5k Family Fun Run and proceeds go to Helping Hands of Dripping Springs. Every $1 goes towards 1 pound of food.

Did you know that a 12-year-old came up with the idea? Riley wanted to raise money for families in need. More than 200 participants join in the fun and the race collects more than $5,000 for the nonprofit. Imagine how many people 5,000 pounds of food supports!

Thanksgiving Ball with Dale Watson
412 Luckenbach Town Loop
Fredericksburg, TX US 78624
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
8 to 11:30 pm

Luckenbach, Texas presents Dale Watson who is an Austin-based honky-tonker and a keeper of the true country music flame. He recorded his latest album Call Me Insane with veteran producer Lloyd Maines who has worked with the likes of Robert Earl Keen and Jerry Jeff Walker.

His “Ameripolitan” brand of music carries on the kind of music you hear from Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. All ages welcome as kids ages 8 and under get in free!

Thanksgiving Volunteering Opportunities

Many folks feel thankful for having a roof over their heads that they like to give back in any way they can. Here are a couple of great options.

Operation Turkey
Multiple locations

Operation Turkey Founder Richard Bagdonas enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner in 2000. He plated the leftovers and on his way home, he decided to drive down 6th Street in Austin. He handed the plate of food to a homeless man in a wheelchair. The man could not thank him, but the homeless person next to him thanked him for both of them.

This compelled Bagdonas to start Operation Turkey and this year, the goal is to serve 75,000 meals. For almost 20 years, Operation Turkey has relied on more than 30,000 volunteers to ensure everyone gets a warm meal on Thanksgiving Day. Visit the Operation Turkey website to find your preferred location to volunteer.

Hays County Food Bank Turkeys Tackling Hunger
Multiple locations

Hosting its 13th Annual Turkeys Tackling Hunger Holiday Meal Box Distribution, Hays County Food Bank provides all the fixin’s for a home-cooked meal for residents in need across Hays County.

A $30 donation can fill one family’s table. Distribution dates vary by location. The Dripping Springs location distributes meals on Wednesday, November 20. Visit this page to volunteer.

Our Caliterra team hopes everyone has a happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving.