Pipe creek is an unincorporated community 9 miles east of Bandera in Bandera County. The area was named after the nearby creek Pipe Creek and founded in 1870. Francis Marion Hodges was the first settler of Pipe Creek in 1870. Residents love the relaxed lifestyle in Pipe Creek. Often individuals live in Pipe Creek and commute to Bandera and San Antonio for work.
Begin the Christmas season in Pipe Creek at the Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm. What better way to celebrate Christmas then with a fresh, farm grown tree? Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm has rows of trees to pick from and cut. The farm grows Leyland cypress trees, Fraser fir trees, and Afghan pine trees. In October, there is a pumpkin patch where guests can pick their own pumpkin and enjoy hayrides, an assortment of food, a kiddy train, rubber duck racing, scarecrow dressing, pumpkin painting, and marshmallow toasting.
Looking for a unique Texas Hill Country experience? Head over to Lightning Ranch, which hosts local rodeos on Fridays. Some of the events are barrel racing, bull riding, and sheep chasing. Another big event they host is the diving aqua mule, where mules climb to the top of a ladder and jump into a pool.
Food is a must for an active day out in Texas Hill Country. Choose from breakfast and brunch at the Backyard Bistro, American and French food at Pikes Place Restaurant, and Southwestern sandwiches at Jimmy’s Burgers.