Road Runners serve up a Texas sampler

Texas: the ranch, the history, the food

Texas: the ranch, the history, the food

Vicki Baker

We’re fixin’ to get ready for the Road Runners Texas Sampler! Texas is like a big box of chocolates, something for everyone! Sign up for one, two or all three and check these must-see destinations and attractions off your Lone Star State travel bucket list.

March 18: Mix it up in McKinney

Spend a day in McKinney, known for its unique shops and great restaurants on the town square. Enjoy two fabulous wine tastings at the best cellars McKinney has to offer: Mitas Hill Vineyard and Lone Star Cellars. Take a leisurely buggy tour of the Mitas vineyard. Visit Tupp’s Brewery in the historic Cotton Mill for craft beer tastings and live music. Lunch will be on your own. Price: $89 per person

April 1: Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival

North Texas’ most celebrated cuisine and beverage festival, an event not to be missed. The Saturday brunch gets the full festival treatment with noted area restaurants contributing dozens of dishes from eggs Benedict to breakfast tacos plus a generous selection of craft beers, specialty wines and various spirits. Or give your favorite beverages an upgrade with the Mimosa and Bloody Mary bars. The roster of talented chefs and food artisans as well as craft brewers and distinctive vintners bring a range of tastes, styles and methods that reflect the diversity of the city itself and all for a good cause. Proceeds from the event go to local grant programs and culinary scholarships to deserving students from Fort Worth. Price: $105 per person

September 21 – 22: Wildcatter Ranch

Re-explore your Texas roots or become an honorary Texan while enjoying the beauty of the North Texas Hill Country during your stay at the Wildcatter Ranch and Resort. Tour, shop and dine in downtown Graham with a tour of the famous Old Post Office Museum before checking into the Wildcatter Ranch, known for its unique rustic charm. Spend your days horseback riding, trap and skeet shooting, hiking and canoeing, or wile away the time with the luxurious spa services. Feast on a ranch dinner, and kick up your heels at our own private dance party. On our return home stop for lunch at the Chaparral Grille at The Cliffs Resort overlooking Possum Kingdom Lake and a wine tasting at Maker Cellars Family Winery. A limited number of rooms are available and will sell out quickly so book early. Price: $315 hotel room; $345 cabin suite per person

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