Dig in: Eating and antiquing in Elgin

October 9, 2013 4:07 PM

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Most folks driving to Austin may speed right past Elgin, which is about 125 miles west of Houston on U.S. 290. But it's well worth a stop, especially if you're into quaint, walkable, turn-of-the-century towns and foraging for vintage treasure.

This month is a great time to visit Elgin, known as "the Brick Capital of the Southwest" and "Sausage Capital of Texas," too. Its annual Hogeye Festival is Oct. 26. Celebrating "all things swine" from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the free community event takes over Main Street downtown, with activities including...

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