June is here and most Dads believe that it’s more like Fathers’ WEEKEND, not Father’s DAY.
Whether he’s a music man or a sommelier in disguise, Father’s Day weekend is best spent in Gruene!
For the Dad who likes to have fun in the sun- floating the Guadalupe River is a must! And after the float, head up the hill to Gruene Hall. There you’ll find free shows inside Texas’ oldest dance hall like Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs on Saturday and the Guy Forsyth Band on Sunday. If he’s a fan of Reckless Kelly, the show starts at 8 on Friday and 9 on Saturday. Advanced tickets are recommended as it’s liable to sell out.
The Grapevine offers a more relaxed setting for Dad to sit and sip fine Texas wines. With free live music all weekend in the Grapevine Garden and a wide range of Texas wines and craft beers, there's no shortage of food and drink to keep him entertained. You might even be able to distract the kids with one of their Boar’s Head cheese plates!
No weekend is complete without delectable food and some Gruene area eateries have recently shaken up their menus. Cantina Del Rio has a new El Rey platter- a twist on the burger favorite, with a cheese topped beef patty, all the fixings, and a to die for homemade ranchero sauce to satisfy cravings. If you’re headed to Mozie’s start with the new Double Dip (guac and jalapeno pimento cheese with tortilla chips to dip!) and a cold draft beer. Trust us, Dad will be thrilled! If you plan on celebrating with the entire family, Gristmill is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor dining with a vista of the lush foliage and river views. Be sure to order their fall off the bone ribs and an ice cold Shiner for Dad!
And for all you procrastinators out there…
You are sure to find a gift between the likes of the Gruene Hat Company, Gruene Outfitters, and the many specialty vendors on the lawn at Adobe Verde for Gruene Market Days. Market Days are open all day Saturday and Sunday. Why not bring out your Dad and let him mosey around and pick out his gift! From clothes to wood working and leather goods to Texas beef jerky and cigar box guitars, there’s something for every kind of Dad at Gruene Market Days.
If you’re not lucky enough to live nearby, why not hop online and purchase a gift card valid at Gruene area businesses- Cantina del Rio, Mozie’s, Gristmill, and The Grapevine! You can give Dad the gift of a road trip. He’ll be thrilled! Just imagine the good times and great stories that you’ll have after a weekend spent in Gruene!
We’ll see you soon!