Austin area day trip to Luckenbach

June 10, 2013
Luckenbach, Texas isn't just a place, it's a state of mind.

Luckenbach, Texas isn’t just a place, it’s a state of mind. (Photo By Valerie Asensio)

If you haven’t been to Luckenbach, you need to go. If you have been to Luckenbach, well, then you know why you need to go again. If you’re in Austin, for say, the R.O.T. Rally or SXSW, or ACL Fest, Moto GP etcetera, etcetera, this is a prime day trip that combines nice Hill Country back roads with one of Texas’ best laid back destinations. The biggest drama you might encounter is if one of the local wine tour limos stops by and the loopy tasters wander through town giggling and acting silly.

As shown in the photo, people pass time just sitting on the porch watching people walk, ride, and shuffle by. The stage in the back often has free music on the weekends. And you’re guaranteed to have a close encounter with a chicken or rooster while you’re here.

The roads in all directions are great for rides, so you can’t go wrong heading out. Just watch for deer and the wine tasters and you’ll have a great day.

 

The Alamo Springs Café is famous for its hamburgers and long wait times for food.

The Alamo Springs Café is famous for its hamburgers and long wait times for food. (Photo by Valerie Asensio)

Eats

There’s food in Luckenbach, but if you have a hankering for a hamburger and a lot of free time, ride up Old No 9 to Alamo Springs Café. Just head to the Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area bat cave and you’ll find the restaurant. The burgers there are truly superior, but this is a real mom & pop restaurant with a teeny-tiny kitchen and a small but dedicated staff.  If you’re going to get ruffled by a long wait for your burger, then don’t go. But if you’re willing to chill out and enjoy the afternoon on their patio you’ll be rewarded.


Austin to Luckenbach

Luckenbach FM 315

Events

Free

Crockett County Museum’s Wool and Mohair Style Show

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Crockett County Museum will be hosting the annual Wool and Mohair Style Show. Lots of door prizes to be given! Proceeds will benefit the Crockett County Museum. Free Admission. Event begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Crockett County Senior Center. FMI contact Emily Guerra 325-392-2837 or visit www.Ozona.com/EventsCalendar
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Crockett County Deerfest

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A community-wide appreciation banquet for hunters, this evening helps raise money for local civic organizations and the West Texas Rehab. Attendees are fed a meal of chicken-fried deer, turkey, axis, deer sausage, deer chili, deer tamales and brisket. Proceeds are raised through ticket sales for door prizes and admission fees. Door prizes include guns, $10,000 in Cabela’s gift cards and much more. For more info contact Martin Childress 325-277-9345 or www.deerfest.org
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Free

Evening on the Town in Ozona

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Do a little early holiday shopping or learn about the products & services available in Ozona. Shoppers are treated to many special delights, including discounted prices, refreshments and other exciting experiences at each location. Local businesses will remain open to the public. FMI contact Ozona Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center 325-392-3737.
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No cost

Houston Citywide 3rd Annual Blessing of the Bikes

January 4, 2020

Blessing of the bikes Saturday, Jan 4, 2020. Meet at HD of Kingwood at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The CMA chapters will be holding a chili cookoff. All attendees will partake in the chili and fixings. The event is open to all bikes and bike groups. All bikes are given an opportunity for bike blessing.
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$20

LUTZapalooza2020 – Florida

February 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

JOIN US IN BRINGING TOGETHER BROWARD COUNTY SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2020! Kicking it off will be a 37-mile motorcycle honor ride with MCs and riders from all over the country starting at Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson. The ride ends at Markham Park where the LUTZapalooza Community Festival will take place. $20 donation for ride entry, $75 donation for VIP rider entry, & $20 donation for entry into the community music festival. VIP Breakfast & Registration begins…
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