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The Best of Texas

The Victory Cup’s Best of Texas Weekend is much more than just a polo match! This weekend long event has been created to showcase the growing number of local vineyards, breweries, distilleries, retailers, artists, local musicians and gourmet food fares blessing the Texas Hill Country, and beyond.

This spring, The Best of Texas (Check out www.TheBestofTexas.org) will take place from Friday, March 31st through Sunday April 2nd; an annual event, reoccurring every year the first weekend in April (The start of the Texas Bluebonnet Season). While the event is private for profit, it will also benefit several local charities, including the Pioneer Museum. This classy, weekend long festivity is truly one of a kind!

On Friday night, discerning diners will enjoy a Texas Grown Opening Night VIP Dinner. The awesome products of local farmers, ranchers, vineyards, distilleries and breweries will be on full display! This special event, complete with live Jazz music, will feature Farm to Table fare as well as Texas Grown Exotic Game such as Blackbuck, Axis, Nilgai, Quail and much, much more.

Want to work off your calories from Friday’s awesome dinner? Just before The Best of Texas Tasting Festival, runners of all ages and abilities will take part in The Best of Texas Bier Run 5K at 9:30 am, ending at the Pioneer Museum in the VIP runner’s tent. Participating runners will start the day with a 5K run and finish the fun run with a Breakfast of Meisters including German Sausage and a complimentary beer!

The weekend continues Saturday morning with The Best of Texas Tasting Festival (Open to Public) on the Pioneer Museum grounds.

The Best of Texas Tasting Festival has been created to showcase the growing number of local vineyards, breweries, distilleries and gourmet food fares peppering the area. This year’s Tasting Festival includes dozens of local musicians and artists, over 50 tasting partners and an estimated 2,500 food and wine enthusiasts – if not more! Participants will enjoy the largest assortment of Hill Country Restaurants and Texas wines, craft beers, gourmet foods and spirits available, throughout the day.

With Friday and Saturday now under your belt, get ready to enjoy Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and even a Farm to Table Dinner on Sunday at the Grand Finale’ Victory Cup “Blue Bonnet” Polo Match (Sunday)! Bring your entire family, even your dog, and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, majestic horses, beautiful people and heart pounding polo! Come, relax and enjoy the best day of your life – literally.

This event isn’t just a polo match, The Victory Cup “Blue Bonnet” Polo Match (Sunday) is a networking and social destination drawing hundreds from Texas and beyond! Join hundreds of spectators at ‘The Best Party in Texas” and watch Texas Tech compete against an Alumni Team. Then, once the Texas Tech Battle ends, a little Cowboy Polo will be in the works for everyone to watch. After the matches, enjoy a Texas Grown Farm to Table Dinner on the field with the polo players!

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