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Join Us for the 2017 Founders Day Festival
The 30th Annual Founders Day, our biggest community event, will be held in downtown Dripping Springs April 21 - 23, 2017.  The three-day celebration kicks off with the Grand Parade and includes: free music and entertainment on two stages, the Mighty Thomas Carnival, food, beer, street dances, cook-off competitions, over 150 arts and crafts booths and business vendors.

The Annual Founders Day Festival honors and celebrates the founding of the Dripping Springs community in 1850 by the Moss, Wallace, and Pound families. The three-day jubilee promotes cooperation and volunteerism in the community and generates community spirit and recreation.

Hosted by the City of Dripping Springs and the Founders Day Commission, which includes representatives of various community organizations, the proceeds from the festival are donated back into the community and directly benefit local non-profit organizations, churches, school and park programs, youth groups, and charities. For information about Founders Day, please contact Bonnie Gonzalez at bgonzalez@cityofdrippingsprings.com or call 512-858-4725. 

Thank you to our following 2016 event sponsors who have so generously supported the Founders Day Festival and allowed the admission to remain FREE for this inclusive community-wide event:


Lock Tite Storage


South Point Hyundai

Vaquero Waste and Recycling

Headwaters - Dripping Springs


Gordon Inscore Homes

CMA Engineering

McAden Builders

Pioneer Bank

Medical Towers at Sawyer Ranch


McClean & Howard, LLP

M/I Homes and Arrowhead Ranch


Stratford Land


Special Agent Group

Smiles of Dripping Springs


Lone Star Capital Bank

Carlson, Brigance & Doering, Inc. - Civil Engineering and Surveying

5 Star ER

Carter Floors and More

Crystal Springs Custom Pools

Meritage Homes


June and Jim Baumoel

Allen Adair, DDS

Capital Farm Credit

Prosperity Bank

Dripping Springs Education Foundation

Pecan Springs Ranch

Hogan Investment Management

Supreme Hardwood Floors

Broadway Bank

Security State Bank and Trust


City of Dripping Springs


DS Rental Center

Denbow Company, Inc.

The Home Depot

Wells Fargo Bank

Dripping Springs Century News

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We are so grateful for all the support from our generous sponsors.

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