Outside the City Limits Festival Coming to Vista Brewing This Weekend
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Fall weekends in Central Texas offer a cornucopia of outdoor events. Do you want to go to a concert? A farmer’s market? A brewery? The choices can be overwhelming. Vista Brewing is combining all three options into their Outside the City Limits Festival. OCL, happening Saturday, October 30th from 12-8 pm at the Driftwood brewery, is an alternative and antidote to a hectic Halloween weekend.
Music and Shopping
The brewery’s solar-powered main stage will feature six bands playing Americana, funk, blues, rock, indie folk, bluegrass, and country. Local acts Stone Wheels, Motenko Jomo & The Possum Posse, Buffalo Hunt, Sour Bridges, and headliner The Deer will each perform hour-long sets from 1 pm to 8 pm underneath a 350-year-0ld live oak tree.
The Outside the City Limits festivities have significantly more than just the main stage. The rest of Vista’s 21-acre property will host a range of local vendors and non-profits. Festival-goers can learn about the brewery’s farm and Texas wildflowers from Vista’s farmer and take home a seed bomb courtesy of Native American Seed. The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians will host a table where guests can get to know how HAAM supports low-cost healthcare for Texas musicians. Hammock maker Kammok will be showcasing their products in the property’s live oak grove. Meanwhile, cornhole competitors can square off at the Tupelo Goods Game Zone. Shoppers can buy Kammok products, Vista merchandise, and honey, and farm-grown veggies alongside other vendors at a pop-up market put on by Curio Caravan.
Food and Drink
With such a wide range of outdoor activities, Outside the City Limits festival-goers should expect to work up a thirst. Fortunately, Vista will be serving their own beers at the “Vista rolling bar,” a 1976 International Scout with six taps. The brewery will also be selling limited-edition 12oz cans of their Barton Creek Gold Blonde Ale and Dark Skies Black Pilsner. In addition, Vista Grill will be serving their full farm-to-table menu, which features ingredients grown on the property. Desserts from Fluff Meringues and More as well as Fran’s Pies will be available. Leashed dogs will also be able to get a drink at the Divine Canines Watering Hole. Owners can also learn more about Divine Canines from the therapy dog-training charity’s ambassadors onsite.
Tickets and Additional Information
Vista Brewing is offering two tiers of tickets for OCL. General Admission tickets are available for pre-purchase at $20 online through October 29. Prices will increase to $25 at the door. General Admission ticket holders have access to the grounds, parking, and all music shows. VIP Passes are available for $85 through October 29 or until sold out. VIPs have access to the stage-side Amplify Credit Union VIP Lounge and private bar with alcohol for purchase as well and free non-alcoholic beverages. Pass holders also get priority parking, express entry, and a Kammok tote bag of party favors including a YETI Rambler. Children 12 and under are free with parents, and the festival is also dog friendly.