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Join Us for the 2016 Founders Day Festival
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The 29th Annual Founders Day, our biggest community event, will be held in downtown Dripping Springs April 22-24, 2016.  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. 

Thank you to our following event sponsors who so generously support the 2015 Founders Day Festival and allow the admission to remain FREE for this inclusive community-wide event:


Vaquero Waste and Recycling

CMA Engineering, Inc.


Medical Towers at Sawyer Ranch

Susan Goff/ Scott Roberts

South Point Dodge

South Point Hyundai

Headwaters - Dripping Springs 


Gordon Inscore Homes



Lewis Family Medicine


Core Health Care

Prosperity Bank


Sleep Inn and Suites of Dripping Springs

Weaver Surveying, LLC

5 Star ER

Recon Services, Inc.


June and Jim Baumoel

Smiles of Dripping Springs

South Star Bank

Lone Star Capital Bank

Kwik Kar

Security State Bank and Trust


City of Dripping Springs


DS Outlook

DS Rental Center

Denbow Company, Inc.

Hill Country Sun

Discover Dripping Springs

The Home Depot

Lone Star Latrine

Whim Event Rentals

Wells Fargo Bank

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