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Is This the Last Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival?

Over at the Chronicle, Virginia Wood's hearing some rumors about the Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival, which starts today. Namely, that they aren't doing too well and are about to be bought out by C3, the folks behind Austin City Limits and last year's first annual Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival:

"A persistent rumor [has] surfaced that the festival had been offered a financial settlement to cease operation after this season and be replaced by an annual spring food and wine event put on by Austin's nationally known C3 Presents...My suggestion would be to make the most of this year's festival, because it could very well be the last one in this format. And keep an eye out for a big announcement from C3 sometime soon."

While C3 has been successful with ACL, the Gypsy Picnic was mostly known for having really long lines and not enough food. Meanwhile, the THCWFF has reformatted this year, and we have yet to see how well-attended the events will be. Stay tuned.

· Food-o-File [Chronicle]
· All Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival Coverage on Eater Austin [-EATX-]
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