The Texas Book Festival is taking place October 17th through the 18th.
Are you ready for the Texas Book Festival 2015? On October 17th and 18th, head out to the State Capitol and surrounding grounds in Austin, TX to enjoy everything that this annual event has to offer for people of all ages.
The Texas Books Festival is one of the more prestigious and largest literary festivals in the United States. The Festival features more than 250 critically and nationally recognized authors, over 80 exhibitors, more than 20 venues including the State Capitol, local food trucks, live music, family activities, and hundreds of opportunities to meet with some of your favorite authors and fellow book lovers.
You can start the festival a day early with the First Edition Literary Gala on October 16th at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Gala is one of the most fun ways to support the efforts of the Texas Book Festival and acts as the main fundraiser.
The Texas Book Festival is a non-profit organization. All donations help to benefit the annual event, literacy programs, literary events, and grants for public libraries throughout Texas.
All of us at the Insurance Agency of Dean Davis in Austin would like to invite you and your loved ones out to enjoy everything that this local event has to offer!
Ice Cream Festival
There is no better way to cool down during the summer season than with a delicious ice cream cone, and there is no better place to enjoy that ice cream than at the 9th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival!
This weekend, on August 8th, head out to Fiesta Gardens to enjoy all that this local event has to offer. Entry into the event is just $10, and gives you access to free ice cream! Bring the whole family out from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and try some of the most delicious ice creams available.
Along with the ice cold treats to enjoy, there will also be contests on site. If you have a favorite ice cream recipe that you think is the best in the area, you will not want to miss out on the Homemade Ice Cream Making Contest. Simply bring your own ice cream to the festival and see how you stack up against other ice cream makers. If you are looking for something more creative, then get ready for the Popsicle Stick Sculpture Contest. You have the option to build your creation at home and bring it to the festival, or make it on the grounds. You can use your own decorations and adhesives, but the main building material has to be popsicle sticks.
The Austin Ice Cream Festival has had the privilege to donate to many local charities and organizations in the area, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Austin Children’s Shelter, Habibis Hutch, and much more.
All of us at the Insurance Agency of Dean Davis in Austin, Texas would like to invite you and your family out to enjoy this local event!
A Tasty Event Is Coming Up!
All month long, you have the chance to enjoy a delicious meal paired with the warm feeling you get for giving back. That is because July brings us the Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up. During this great event, you have the chance to support restaurants that are serving food sourced from local growers, producers, and ranchers while also supporting local food banks.
All you have to do to get involved in the Go Texan Restaurant Roundup to find a local participating restaurant. Some restaurants will be serving their local-focused menu all month, while others will be hosting special events highlighting local dishes. You can drink your support, too, as a number of participants will be pouring local wine and beer!
Supporting your local food sources is not the only benefit of the Restaurant Round-Up. By dining at participating restaurants, you also support their efforts to benefit their local food banks. Each restaurants will be hosting either an event (e.g. a can drive) or a menu feature that will give directly back to their food bank.
There is yet another benefit of participating in the Round-Up! If you do and you complete their survey, you can be entered to win an overnight stay, winery tour, and breakfast at Messina Hof Winery & Resort.
With so many great benefits that can impact your state, your local community, and even your family, there is no reason not to take advantage of the 2015 Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up!
We hope you have a great time supporting a great cause at this delicious event. To work with a team that cares about our local community, contact the Insurance Agency of Dean Davis today. Serving Austin and the surrounding Texas area, our family-owned-and-operated business stands ready to protect your own family. For all of your insurance needs, call us today!
Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K
There is no place in the world quite like Austin, and we like it that way! To help embrace all that makes Austin special, you will not want to miss out on the Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K. Make sure to mark your calendar for June 27th so that you do not miss out on one of the most looked forward to events in the area.
The Fest will start at 1:30 p.m. at The Long Center Grounds. Tickets for the event are just $12 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. For every pass that is sold, $1 will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank, which helps to feed thousands of people in need in the community. All the funds that are raised from the celebrity dunking booth, which will be filled with Stubb’s BBQ Sauce this year, will also go towards the Capital Area Food Bank. You can also bring a canned food donation when you come to the event to donate!
The 5K will start at 7 p.m. at Riverside Drive that is North of The Long Center Grounds. The 5K is the slowest run on the planet, and everyone is invited to dress up in their weirdest costume to run around the city. There are 10 outrageous stops on the route to help slow you down even more! Tickets for the run are $25 for adults and $15 for kids.
Dean Davis Insurance in Austin, Texas would like to invite you and your family out to enjoy all that the Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K has to offer this year!
14th Annual Lonestar Round Up
The 14th Annual Lonestar Round Up is just over a week away, and the perfect place to enjoy a weekend in the local community with all of your friends and family. The event is taking place on April 17th and 18th in Austin, and will be fun for people of all ages.
The Lonestar Round Up is one of the biggest outdoor car shows around combined with a live music festival, and will include vintage hot rods and custom cars from across the country. The event is held on the Travis County Expo Center, which is just a few minutes outside of downtown Austin. The Round Up is a celebration of cars, music, and culture that is one of the most unique experiences offered in the area.
The Round Up features the best in art exhibits, live music, giant swap meet, vendors, and traditional cars. There are also delicious BBQs to enjoy, as well as cruise nights throughout town and open house parties. Admission for both days of the event are just $15, and are sold at the gate. General admission parking and children under 12 are free.
Although the event at the Expo Center is only two days long, the celebrations and activities surrounding the Round Up start on Thursday, April 16th and run until Sunday, April 19th. A full schedule of events that will take place at and around the Lonestar Round Up can be found online.
All of us at the Insurance Agency of Dean Davis in Austin, Texas would like to invite you and your family out to enjoy all the fun that is offered at the Lonestar Round Up.
Home and Garden Show
The 17th Annual Home and Garden Show is almost here! Make a plan with your friends and family and head down to the Austin Convention Center from January 16th through the 18th to learn all about the latest trends for your home and garden.
The Home & Garden Show is the perfect place to learn all about gardening, landscapes, and water features for your home. With stunning landscape displays to look at, you are sure to get great ideas for your own home. There will also be local gardening experts that can give you advice on how to properly care for your landscape to ensure that it looks its best all year round.
The show will also feature a complete selection of home improvement tools and ideas. From bathrooms to kitchens, you can learn how to create the perfect look for your home that will work best with your lifestyle. The Interior Design Showcase has thousands of ideas for your home that can add a special touch to every room in your house.
If you are interested in the trend of tiny houses, the Home & Garden Show is the perfect place to find out everything you want to know. There are new innovations in the tiny house world that are making it easier than ever to build and live in a small house.
Make sure to bring the kids along so they can enjoy the Kids’ Zone that features face painting, arts and crafts, and many other activities.
For all of your homeowner’s insurance needs after improving your home with what you learn at the Home and Garden Show, contact the Insurance Agency of Dean Davis in Austin, Texas.
New Year’s Safety Tips
As the 2014 year comes to an end, it is the perfect time to get out your party clothes and plan for all of your holiday festivities. No matter how you decide to ring in 2015, it is important to make sure you know how to stay safe. Keep these New Year’s safety tips in mind to ensure that your New Year does not end in disaster or a DUI.
- Have a designated driver – if you have a friend who does not enjoy drinking, ask them to be your designated driver. Make sure that your designated driver stays sober the entire night since just one drink can affect their driving ability.
- Stay close to home – if you live in an area that has plenty of fun restaurants and bars, consider walking to your favorite place. If you do choose to walk, make sure that you wear light colored clothing and follow all of the traffic lights.
- Use public transportation – public transportation is very inexpensive and will take you throughout the city. As an added bonus, many cities offer free public transit on New Year’s Eve.
- Call a cab – if you split the cost of a cab between you and your friends, it will be very cheap. In addition, a cab will pick you up at your house and drop your off at the exact location of your party.
- Look for free services – there are many services that are free on New Year’s Eve to help ensure that you get home safely. AAA offers free rides home in many cities across the country. Call your local AAA to see if you can benefit from a free ride.
All of us at the Insurance Agency of Dean Davis in Austin, Texas would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe New Year, and would like to thank you for allowing us to provide you with all of your insurance needs.