As the booming Dripping Springs area attracts more and more residents, festivals highlighting the city’s culinary, cultural, artistic and viticultural endeavors grow right along with the number of Dripping Springs houses for sale.Coming up right around the corner, on Sept. 14, one of the biggest Dripping Springs festivals — Dripping with Taste — is set to take place at the city’s new Ranch Park Event Center.

This celebration of food, wine and arts showcases numerous food vendors that will offer nibbles of their culinary delights. Also available for sampling at the festival: wines from more than a dozen Hill Country vineyards. Festival-goers can peruse the wares of numerous vendors while grooving to live music. This year’s festival will also include a juried professional art show from the Artists Alliance of the Hill Country.

Advance tickets for Dripping with Taste are available online [] for $40. Tickets at the door are $50.

Another reason to check out homes for sale in Dripping Springs is the family fun afforded by The Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo, set to take place Oct. 3-6. This event is a blending of two events held in the city in previous years, Wild West Fest and Dripping Springs Ag Boosters Rodeo, and offers all the fun typical of a small-town rodeo: carnival, roping, barrel racing and a chili cook-off.

The rodeo also takes place at the Ranch Park Event Center, at 29401 RR 12, and ticket information will be available as the event date draws closer.

Another favorite of Dripping Springs locals, Christmas On Mercer Street takes place in the city’s historic downtown district in December. Arts and crafts, music, children’s activities, food and more highlight this traditional and free event.

Next spring, new Dripping Springs residents might want to join the tens of thousands of visitors who annually enjoy the city’s Founders Day Festival, which celebrates the town’s 1850 founding. Vendors, music, a parade and a carnival are highlights of this fun April tradition, also held on downtown’s Mercer Street.

Even as more people call this charming “Gateway to the Hill Country” city home, Dripping Springs festivals will likely retain their small-town allure, and those lucky enough to be homeowners here will have a front-row seat to the merriment.