Shopping and Dining in Wimberley
Wimberley has long been known as a shopping destination. With its quaint shops, boutiques and stores, there is something for everyone, and you can find just about anything you’re looking for. Many of Wimberley’s merchants offer quality hand-made, one-of-a-kind and unusual items. There’s everything from local souvenirs, Texana articles and primitives to fine European crystal, porcelain, jewelry and collectibles.
Wimberley is a retreat for artists of all media. There are many galleries that have been rated among the best in the Hill Country, and the owners welcome browsers and collectors.
No mention of shopping would be complete without listing Wimberley’s renowned Lions Market Day, long a popular Wimberley destination. Lions Market Day takes place on the first Saturday of each month, March through December, at Lions Field on Ranch Road 2325, about a half mile from the Square. Lions Market Day has been an institution in Wimberley since 1964, when the first market was held on the Town Square. Local vendors set up for business on the tailgates of their trucks. They brought and sold everything — including pigs, rugs and homemade tamales. The second-largest such gathering in Texas, Wimberley Market Day now boasts more than 495 diverse vendors’ booths offering antiques, collectibles, woodcrafts, custom clothing, jewelry, art, flowers and plants, handicrafts and foods. Six concession stands serve breakfast items, barbecue plates, sandwiches, smoked turkey legs, snacks and a variety of beverages including beer and wine. Proceeds from Lions Market Day enable the Wimberley Lions Club to donate to many local non-profit organizations and Lions International charitable groups.
Dining choices in Wimberley are far greater than most other communities its size. If you’re hungry, you’ll find something for every taste at our restaurants, cafés and eateries. Whether you’re looking for a snack to satisfy your hunger as you continue your shopping or outdoor activities or you prefer a more traditional, sit-down meal, we’ve got something for you. In Wimberley, you can find fine dining restaurants, grilles, a wine bar, a micro-brewery, Mexican and Italian cuisine, burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches, snow cones, frozen yogurt and smoothies, coffee shops and, of course, barbecue. There’s no shortage of food here, and many of these dining choices offer live entertainment on weekends.