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Blanco, Texas

(Fifty miles from Fredericksburg) Scenic Route – take US hwy 290 East to RR 1376, take a right. Continue past Luckenbach Texas to RR 1888, take a left. As you follow RR 1888 into Blanco it will turn into FM 1888. You will arrive in Blanco on the courthouse square (the intersection of Highway 281 and Highway 165).Blanco, Texas, is just one of those magical places that you love at first sight! The historic district encircles the Old Blanco County Courthouse. Restaurants, art galleries and shops line the streets and Town Creek Nature Trail connects the downtown square to the Blanco State Park. Scenic and charming plus TEXAS HOSPITALITY! Experience the Texas Hill Country!

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  • Old Blanco County Courthouse, a Texas Historic Landmark
    The old Blanco County Courthouse, on the town square, in the heart of Blanco, Texas, serves as a visitor center, gift shop and community center. It is located  at the intersection of Highway 281 and Highway 165.
  • Blanco Market Days
    Market Day is the 3rd Saturday of the month (April through November) on the Courthouse square. A special Christmas market day held in December.
  • Blanco Lavender Festival
    Always a wonderful time in the heart of the Texas Hill Country! The annual Blanco Lavender Festival features a Lavender Market on the grounds of the Old Blanco County Courthouse with arts and crafts and local lavender products, live music and a self guided tour of local lavender farms. Experience the beauty of lavender in the fields!

  • Brieger Pottery
    Located on the north side of the square next to the Redbud Cafe. This store and adjoining restaurant is a GEM! Featuring a FANTASTIC collection of handmade stoneware pottery made by the Brieger’s, as well as, works by other local artists and craftsmen. The store also features Hill Country Lavender products year 'round!
  • Redbud Cafe
    If you're planning a visit to Blanco, Texas, Redbud Cafe is a MUST. This delightful cafe features DELICIOUS hill country fare, made fresh daily, using local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
    They also have daily specials centered around seasonal produce.
    Friday and Saturday evenings enjoy LIVE MUSIC. For more information and music schedule visit their website: www.redbud-cafe.com
    410 4th St. Blanco, Texas 78606
    Redbud Cafe is located just off IH 281, on the north side of the square, right next door to Brieger Pottery, and directly across the street from the Old Blanco Courthouse.

  • The Town Creek Nature Trail
    A beautiful community park that connects the Blanco State Park to the historic Downtown Square.  Have a picnic, take  a walk down to the river... for a Texas Hill Country view that will take your breath away!
  • The Blanco State Park
    Camping, swimming, picnicking, hiking, nature study, boating, and fishing. Tube, canoe and kayak rentals are available at the park. Annual Events: Blanco Classic Car Show - 3rd Saturday in May.