The 1st Annual Texas Hill Country Olive Festival will be held at the Texas Hill Country Olive Company (THCOC) Orchard & Store in Dripping Springs, on Saturday, April 6 from 11am – 6pm. Festival offerings will include Texas olives and olive oil, locally-produced wines and gourmet foods, healthy lifestyle products and services, local artists, authors, and live music. Chefs, wineries, and health vendors will be serving up healthy food, drink, and lifestyle fare, alongside live music, cooking demonstrations, olive orchard development classes, and book signings.
The festival venue features the magnificent THCOC Tuscan-styled tasting room and store. This 6,000 square foot building also houses a commercial grade kitchen for the cooking demonstration and classroom area, as well as a small art gallery area, the production area, and the products receiving and shipping area. The beautiful tasting room exterior boasts a fantastic patio area for outdoor serving and shaded seating. Adjacent to the centerpiece tasting room building is THCOC’s 2,000 tree olive orchard.
Tickets are $35 and include samples and access to all wineries and food vendors. Children 12 and under are free! Tickets may be purchased online (www.texashillcountryoliveco.com) or at the door until sold out. THCOC was the site of the 6th annual “Dripping With Taste Wine & Food Festival” in September which sold out at 2,400 attendees. To accommodate more guests comfortably for the 1st annual Olive Festival, the featured wineries, gourmet foods, music, artisans and vendors will be stationed outdoors. Indoor spaces will be reserved for cooking demonstrations, orchard development classes, author signings, and THCOC product sales. Wines by the glass and bottle will be served on the orchard-side patio.
The Texas Hill Country Olive Company is a family-owned artisanal organic olive orchard in the near Texas Hill Country, a perfect environment for growing olive trees. THCOC is focused on developing some of the finest locally-produced olive oil in the United States. The old-world process used is quality driven to meticulously create delicious Texas blends of extra virgin olive oil from olives that are organically grown, hand-picked, and cold pressed. THCOC is a proud pioneer among the entrepreneurs who are building the olive oil industry in the state of Texas.