History

The Wild Game Dinner

Truth be known, they had no idea what they were starting.

Back in 1991, a few men of the Dripping Springs United Methodist Church got together, prepared a fine dinner of wild game, served a few dozen friends, and in the process raised a few hundred dollars to build a stairwell in the church building.

What those men started has now become the largest single charitable event in the Dripping Springs Community. More than 650 people on average attend the Wild Game Dinner enjoying great food (all of the wild game is donated) and an opportunity to support local causes and our church’s ministries.

This event is organized for fellowship and outreach by enjoying good food and each other’s company in a way only folks in Dripping Springs can.

The Dripping Springs Wild Game Dinner has raised and contributed nearly $1,000,000 to local causes and ministries, thanks to sponsorships from businesses, donations of auction items, and the generosity of the people of the Dripping Springs area.

Proceeds raised at past events have supported dozens of causes, including the following recent beneficiaries:

  • The Burke Center for Youth
  • Hays/Caldwell Women’s Center
  • Austin Fly Fisher’s SKIFF
  • Red Arena
  • Center of the Plate
  • Dripping Springs Public Library
  • Healing Horse Ranch
  • Young Life
  • Methodist Healthcare Ministries
  • DSUMC WOW Dinners and Church Picnic
  • Mission Trips
  • United Methodist Army
  • Dripping Springs United Methodist Church Scholarship & Youth Ministry
  • United Methodist Men
  • Kairos Prison Ministries
  • Dripping Springs United Methodist Church Hispanic Outreach
  • Dripping Springs United Methodist Church Welcome Team

27th Annual Dripping Springs Wild Game Dinner

Another Huge Success
Another Huge SuccessThe 27th Annual Dripping Springs Wild Game Dinner held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Dripping Springs High School was a huge success! Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who were key to producing a great evening of feasting on wild game dishes with all the fix-ins’, home made desserts, and live music. The feedback from our guests was unanimous – the food continues to get better every year with the serving lines even faster and more efficient than ever. A special thanks also to those who attended and contributed so much through tickets sales, live and silent auctions, and the raffle, all benefiting local charities. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Raffle Grand Prize2016 Raffle Grand Prize
Last year’s Raffle Grand Prize was a 2016 TOMCAR TM2 Utility Vehicle. All 1000 tickets sold quickly. [more info]