Called "The Gateway to the Hill Country," this community has many family friendly attractions, including Founders Park, Charro Park and Field of Dreams. Along with wineries, distilleries and breweries, there also is an olive orchard. Historical Mercer Street offers shopping and live entertainment. Events include Founders Day Festival in April, Dripping Springs Fair & Rodeo in July, Dripping with Taste in September and the Dripping Springs Songwriters' Festival in October.