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Jun 23

The Bowser Take Over

Posted to Adventure Friday by Gabriela Moore

In honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we let Bowser the Schnauzer take over. We enjoyed a much needed day off as Bowser led us all across town to his favorite spots. 

Stop #1: Nate's
We started the morning off right...with coffee! If the wiener dog logo doesn't tell you, this coffee and cocktail spot is pet friendly. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, you can find your perfect morning, afternoon and night routine on the comfy outdoor patio. Located in the historic Buda Mill & Grain complex, Nate's has something for everyone's tastes with a full bar, seasonal rotating taps, wide wine selection and premium coffee. They also have a good selection of baked goods and grab-n-go meals.
Bowser with a coffee at Nate's 

Stop #2: Friends of Buda Dog Park

Now that we were pumped with caffeine, we had a ton of energy to kill. We headedover to the newly constructed dog park off of FM 967. Maintained by the volunteer organization, Friends of Buda Dog Park, the grounds has two separate small and big dog areas--both fully equipped with a to-size agility course and plenty of running space to play. 
Bowser in the tunnel at the Dog Park

Stop #3: Shaggy Dog Market
After all that rolling in the dirt, we were filthy! Luckily just a couple blocks away is the Shaggy Dog Market, a pet market and self-service dog wash. A good bath was a welcome treat with soothing tea tree oil shampoo, conditioning treatment, and a blow-dry. If leaving all the mess there instead of our own home wasn't enough of a treat, they have a wide selection of healthy foods, gourmet treats and toys to choose from. 
Bowser in the self service bath at Shaggy Dog  Bowser wrapped in towel at Shaggy Dog self service dog wash
Bowser in the pet food aisle at the Shaggy Dog market  Front of Shaggy Dog

Stop #4: Willie's Joint
After a long day of playing hard our tummies led us to Willie's Joint. We chowed down arguably some of the best barbecue in town as we enjoyed the huge out door seating area equipped with misting fans, newly built playscape and outdoor bar. If food isn't what you're looking for, they make a delicious margarita to complement the outdoor heat.
Bowser enjoying barbecue at Willie's  Bowser eating brisket at Willie's Joint

Every Friday we’ll be posting our adventures around town. Tell us where to go next or share your own Buda adventures with us by using #visitbudatx. See you on the trail!
-Gabriela Moore and Bowser the Schnauzer
Jun 16

Buda to Celebrate a Central Texas Tradition - German Beer and the Accordion

Posted to Happy Trails by Lysa Gonzalez

Buda Beer and Polka Festival

There is a new event coming to Buda, Texas, or more accurately, coming back. The Buda Beer and Polka Fest will take place at Buda City Park on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2016. The last time Buda saw this festival was in 2011 and we are excited to see it return.

This event takes place between two popular German beer festivals in the central Texas region, so we are proposing a German Beerfest Fanatics Trail with these three stops this fall festival season.

1.               1. Oktoberfest – Fredericksburg, Texas
       September 30 – October 2, 2016

2.               2. Buda Beer and Polka Fest – Buda, Texas
        October 22 – 23

3.               3. Wurstfest – New Braunfels, Texas
        November 4 – 13

The Buda Beer and Polka Fest showcases Texas accordion music from different genres, including Polka, Conjunto, Tex-Mex, Czech and Zydeco, so you are sure to hear something that will make you want to half-step and hop. The headliner for this event is the Texas Tornados. You know them for this Texas classic: 

What goes great with accordion music? Beer! There will be a large variety of local craft beers, as well as, Texas favorites on sale to wash down all the food from the international food court. The food court will cook-up many of our festival favorites that range from German to Mexican and Cajun to Texas-style.

The website also says that there will be rides for kids, games, contests and a washer tournament. There are still more details to come, like a full music line-up and more activity details, so go check out the Roadway Productions webpage for this event.