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    Whisper Valley, East Austin’s uber-cool sustainable housing community, is hosting its second annual Taste of East Austin Festival. New this year, the event will kick off with a 5K run around the beautiful Whisper Valley community. The festival gets underway immediately after with live music and food from East Austin restaurants and food trucks, local artisans and boutiques, and fun activities for the kids. The event is free and open to the public. Participants will receive a complimentary craft beer as they cross the finish line in addition to an event swag bag, t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Tickets for the run are $25. Register today at

    While at the Festival, come see this innovative community of zero-energy capable homes priced from the mid $200 to the $400s by Avi Homes and Pacesetter Homes and meet new builders joining the Whisper Valley line up. Homes feature ecofriendly geothermal heating and cooling systems, solar pv and high tech, smart home technology. Cooking demonstrations will showcase Whisper Valley’s healthy lifestyle with organic gardens for fresh, nutritious food delivered to your door. Fitness venues and resort-style amenities, cooking and nutrition classes are all part of the Whisper Valley lifestyle.

    Confirmed vendors and music for the Taste of East Austin Festival include:
    • Ladybird’s Austin Kitchen
    • Mission Dogs
    • Elgin Meadery
    • Moonstone Baking Co.
    • Mom and Pop’s All Natural Frozen Pops
    • Buddha’s Brew Kombucha
    • Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs
    • Suga’s Cakery
    • Succulent Native
    • SBS Soapery
    • Rocket Electrics
    • DJ Sydney Wright
    • FlecHaus

    Saturday, September 15, 2018
    5K Run—8 am
    Festival– 9 am- Noon
    Whisper Valley
    9400 Petrichor Blvd.
    Manor, TX 78653
    5K Run Registration:

    Whisper Valley is located just east of SH-130 at FM 973 and Braker Lane within Austin’s Desired Development Zone, 20 minutes from downtown Austin, 10-20 minutes from Google, Dell and Samsung corporate campuses, and 10 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Whisper Valley was named Best New Community of the year from the Homebuilder Association of Greater Austin (HBA) and the Green Home Builder’s 2017 Community of the Year. More information on the development can be found here:

    Great Urban Race is an exciting scavenger hunt around Austin! Participants get to know the hidden gems of their city by competing in teams of 2-4 people in a race for cash prizes.  They solve puzzles and participate in 12 challenges. The event runs from 12pm to 5pm and concludes with an after-party where all participants 21 and over receive one free drink.  Winners are announced and a contest for best costume is held.

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    $300 is offered to 1st place with smaller cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place winners.  The top 25 finishing teams also qualify for the Championship race in San Juan where $10,000 is up for grabs!

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    Like, Comment or Share this post for a chance to win a team entry for up to 4 for the Great Urban Race. Winner will be chosen March 11th.

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    When: March 23rd

    Fado Irish Pub
    214 West 4th Street
    Austin, TX 78701