The Dripping Springs Cook-Off Club was started in 1987 by some friends that had a friendly rivalry over who had the best barbecue. The club now sponsors a seven category cook-off in conjunction with the Founders Day Festival in the Spring and a Chili/Salsa competition in the fall. The DS Cook-Off Club also cooks for local fundraisers.
Apr 22-24- Founders Day Festival
Sept 24th – Fish Fry at the Barbershop
Oct 14-16 – Songwriters Festival
October 22 – Chili/Salsa Cookoff
December 2022- Christmas on Mercer
The next Founders Day Festival is Apr 22-24, 2022.