Come on out to Santa Rita Ranch for a Texas sized celebration in honor of our the history of “Santa Rita” all month long. The story behind Santa Rita Ranch started in the small town of Cascia Italy. Known as the Patron Saint of the Impossible, Santa Rita’s blessings found their way from Cascia to the flow of the New York Stock Exchange, where a stock salesmen, Frank Pickrell, convinced a group of Catholic nuns to invest in drilling for oil in Texas. Two of the nuns handed Mr. Pickrell an envelope with a red rose blessed by the priest in the name of St. Rita. He took the rose back to Texas, climbed to the top of the derrick, scattered the rose petals over the rig and said, I hereby christen thee Santa Rita on May 28, 1923. Oil blew over the top of the derrick and sprayed the countryside. The income from the Santa Rita No. 1 oil well began the foundation for the Permanent University Fund, which provides financial support in the development of University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University systems. This story’s value on education is the reason our community is named Santa Rita Ranch and every year during the month of May we will celebrate this history and our value in education.
Our first annual Santa Rita Days will include a food truck fare, wine tastings by Grape Creek Winery, the opening of our brand new model homes by Scott Felder Homes and Highland Homes, and so much more fun. Stop by every weekend May 1-31 to join the fun!
May Food Truck schedule below:
May 21 & 22 – DOCK & ROLL
Then, join us on May 28 & 29 for a weekend FULL of Santa Rita festivities! We’ll have Roppolo’s Pizzeria, wine by Grape Creek Winery, carnival games, a photo booth, and so much more to celebrate the Grand Opening of our Big Dip & ‘Lil Dip water slides! It’s the ultimate kick off to summertime, so don’t miss out on the FUN!
JOIN THE FUN: MOVE-IN READY HOMES AT SANTA RITA RANCH
Our builders are offering AMAZING savings on all move-in ready homes to celebrate Santa Rita Days. Our move-in ready homes from the $200-$700s paired with fun community events every week make the Ranch the best place to call home. Join in on the lifestyle and hill country living today with our 20+ move-in ready homes!