B L A N C O
Come enjoy a star-filled night, listen to the burbling creeks, or enjoy the hillsides scattered with lavender. Blanco is a popular tourist and resort area in the Texas Hill Country. With its breath-taking scenery and sunny climate, it attracts campers, anglers, and hunters along with fishermen. Antique store, art galleries, restaurants, and art galleries occupy the picturesque historic town square. The centerpiece of the town square is the Old Blanco County Courthouse.
Blanco is the "Lavender Capital of Texas
." For thousands of years, people have cultivated lavender for its many uses such as scents, oils, shampoos, lotions, and teas. Lavender blooms from May through July throughout the Blanco County and can be seen growing in the twenty lavender farms in Blanco County. The countryside will be covered with lavender and is a sight to see! A great time to visit is the Lavender Festival, held in late spring.
Blanco is also known as "Having the Warmest Welcome in the Texas Hill Country."
Come for a visit to learn why!
BLANCO LOCATION and FACTS --
Blanco is located on the Blanco River about 45 miles away from San Antonio and Austin. Blanco got its name from the Spanish word blanco meaning white for the Blanco River. It was settled in 1853 by a pioneer who had to fortify homes against hostile Indians.
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OUT & ABOUT IN BLANCO
-- In the middle of Texas Hill Country and the Highland Lakes area, Blanco has many outdoor activities. Here are some great ones as well as restaurants and special events.
Blanco State Park, a 110-acre park, in the scenic Blanco River Valley. It offers camping, picnicking, screened shelters, group pavilion, fishing, swimming, pedal boats, a children's play area, rest rooms, and showers. It is located on U.S. 281. RESTAURANTS
Scenic Drive -- take R.M. 32 from U.S. 281 two miles south of Blanco. Portions of the drive toward the town of San Marcos follow a ridge called "The Devil's Backbone," a treat of Hill Country landscapes where white-tailed deer are often seen, especially early or late in the day.
Texas Lavender Hills Farm & Market 5110 Kendalia Road 830-833-9183
Cj's Pizzeria 59 Main St 830-833-9035 SPECIAL EVENTS
Hard Scrabble 323 Main St 830-833-4350
L.B.I. Cafe 7256 Hwy 281 S 830-833-5300
Oso's 306 Pecan St
Phil's B-B-Q & Delicatessen 115 Main St 830-833-2139
Real Foods Market and Cafe 410 Fourth Street 830-833-2483
Rio Blanco Cafe 18 Main St 830-833-4982
Sunset Restaurant Bar 419 3rd St 830-833-5776
Taqueria Paradiso 516 10th St 830-833-1388
Barrel Racing & Bull Riding May 830-833-5101
Blanco Classic Car Show May 830-833-5101
May Fest -- Rodeo, dance, cooking competition, crafters, live entertainment. 830-833-5101
Lavender Fest June Annual Blanco Lavender Festival. Classes & Demos, Vendors on the Square, Maps to Lavender farms with tours, local artists, music. 830-833-5101
Juneteenth Juneteenth celebration at Peyton Colony. 830-833-5101
LINKS & IMPORTANT NUMBERS
The Blanco Chamber of Commerce 315 Main St 830-833-5101
Blanco County News 520 Pecan St 830-833-4812
Hill Country Fun, a hill-country-visitor.com blog
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