The Georgetown Farmers Market Association unites more than 50 growers from 11 nearby counties to treat shoppers to a bounty of wholesome produce, free-range eggs, artisanal breads, and canned goods. Not only does the bumper crop of fresh greens, fruits, and veggies keep clients eating healthily, but it also connects consumers to their surrounding land and agriculture industry. While perusing bushels of onions, tomatoes, peppers, and melons, visitors can mingle with local farmers to shake the very hands that harvest the crops and learn the secret fifth verse of the Green Acres theme song.
Berroco. Skacel. Louet. These aren't the members of a European pop trio. Rather, they're just three of the many yarn suppliers that Needle Arts of Georgetown carries. And the shop doesn't just carry the goods of various suppliers?it also makes use of them, even knitting helmet liners for troops overseas. Shoppers can get in on the activities, taking classes to learn how to create sweaters, scarves, and felt bags. They can also peruse the ample supplies of yarn for specific textures and colors for their projects.
Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries at Pearle are well trained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental Cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essentials frames starting at $99.95, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers, such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY ($149.95+) or Versace ($205+). While prices and availability may vary by location, single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision ($120 for plastic scratch-resistant), while specialty PearleTHIN complete lenses ($215) are lightweight heavyweights.
At The Williamson Museum, history is painted right onto the walls. Seven murals cover spaces in the museum, with each one depicting a historical scene from the 1930s and 1940s. Turn-of-the-century photographs take visitors back even farther, profiling Williamson County during its earlier days. Many of the other exhibits cater to children's curiosities with interactive features, like Willie's Kids Corral. There, a chuck wagon sends kids back to the days of the cowboys and even lets them ring a dinner bell, which was used before cowboys could send text messages to say the beans were ready.
The Williamson Museum operates as a nonprofit organization, with proceeds going toward funding various forms of educational outreach. The staff also runs history-themed camps for kids and leads tours of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, among a variety of programs.
Since 1977, Factory Mattress Sales has helped patrons create comfortable sleeping environments within their homes. At locations throughout Austin and San Antonio, they stock mattresses crafted by trusted brands ranging from Sealy to Simmons to Tempur-Pedic. Shoppers can peruse beds with features including Beautyrest pocketed coils, temperature-regulated surfaces, or memory foam that records imprints of dreams, and they can also find items such as bed frames and pillows.
Selection isn't the only reason to visit Factory Mattress Sales. A 111% price guarantee undercuts competitors' pricing, and a 366-night comfort guarantee allows patrons to test out beds for more than a full year. Extensive background checks ensure that the delivery drivers who chauffeur beds to homes are careful and courteous.
Marketplace Cinema's 12 screening rooms delight audiences with a rotating selection of Hollywood's latest cinematic confections. State-of-the-art Sony 4K projectors quadruple the number of pixels in each image, sharpening images of billowing explosions, tender kisses, and dolphin slap-fights. A kitted-out concession area includes delectable snacks as well as fermented libations for of-age patrons.