BBQ, artist reception and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Aug. 23-25

Central Texas Olive Ranch is located at 5251 FM 972, Georgetown.

Central Texas Olive Ranch is located at 5251 FM 972, Georgetown.


  1. Music on the Square
    The Porch Turtles will play 60s, 70s and 80s cover music at one of the last Music on the Square events of the season. Attendees should bring chairs and blankets. 6:30 p.m. Free. 710 Main St., Georgetown. 800-436-8696.


2. Rentsch Brewery turns four
Rentsch Brewery will be celebrating its fourth anniversary with The Dog Pound food truck, live music and a magician. Noon-10 p.m. Free. Rentsch Brewery, 2500 NE Inner Loop, Georgetown. 512-688-5046.

3. Saturdays at Central Texas Olive Ranch
Central Texas Olive Ranch hosts Saturday events with food trucks and live music. The business will have Garbo’s Lobster truck and music by Bill Barrows Aug. 24. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Central Texas Olive Ranch, 5251 FM 972, Georgetown. 512-713-1824.

4. ‘Cultivated on Dry Land’ artist reception
Georgetown Art Center will host an artist reception Aug. 24 for “Cultivated on Dry Land,” an exhibit by artist Jennifer Hill. The exhibit runs through Sept. 21 and explores the visual relationships between land-based flora and marine life. 6-8 p.m. Free. Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St. 512-930-2583.


5. BBQ and Beer Throwdown
Greenhouse Craft Food BBQ and Beer Throwdown will features five BBQ courses, from Brett’s Backyard Bar-B-Que, Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue, Liberty BBQ and Greenhouse Craft Food. Each course will also feature a local beer pairing. A portion of event proceeds will go to benefit Texas Community Harvest. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $76.95. Green House Craft Food, 708 S. Austin Ave. 512-688-5282.


Red Bird Mercantile is located at 109 W 7th St., Ste. 115, Georgetown. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Uptown Social was located in the Tamiro Plaza business center at 501 S Austin Ave., Georgetown. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Doctor Ashwani Naidu leads the Aspen Dental practice. (Courtesy Aspen Dental)
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Donkeys Lil Bob and Pedro will be available for Christmas photos at Berry Springs Park and Preserve on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Williamson County)
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This rendering depicts the northwest perspective of the Costco planned for Georgetown. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
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Mary Calixtro is the new District 1 Georgetown City Council member. (Courtesy Mary Calixtro)
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The Georgetown Willie's Grill & Icehouse, pictured, will open for business at the end of January. (Courtesy Willie's Grill & Icehouse)
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The casual bar and grill serves burgers, chicken fried steak, ribs, Texas seafood and more.

Aly Van Dyke was selected to fill the new role of communications and public engagement director for the city of Georgetown. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
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Williamson County Commissioners Court established the primary early voting locations Dec. 10. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Common winter allergies in Texas are caused by pollen from the Ashe juniper—also known as a mountain cedar. The tree is native to the area. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The primary election for Williamson County officers will be held March 3, 2020 and the general election for county officers will be held November 3, 2020. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper).
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A WoodSpring Suites plans to open in Georgetown in March. (Courtesy WoodSpring Suites)
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