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From Wedding Venue to Brew Haven

Smith Family Grit

“We’re an all-hands-on-deck family.” 

When the Smiths moved to the one-stoplight town of Dripping Springs in 1986, it was a family affair. Husband and wife Dubb and Judy with their daughters, Paige and Kerbey, fell in love with the characteristics that mark our town: loyalty, community, service and grit. 

The Smiths started their first business, The Clothes Horse, in the heart of Drip in 1988. These entrepreneurs currently own and operate three businesses contributing to Dripping Springs today: W.F. Smith Company, Pecan Springs Ranch Wedding & Event Venue, and Fitzhugh Brewing.

The Smiths opened Pecan Springs Ranch in 2012 and their growth exploded. “There are a lot of emotions on wedding days,” Paige explains. “We expect the unexpected and do whatever it takes to tackle any curveballs thrown in the way of your best day.” 

“You can find my dad doing septic work to rewiring electricity; no job is too small. My children will often join the crew clearing tables after an event. Everyone works together and that’s the way it’s always been,” Paige shares. “My parents are excellent role models and leaders. It’s trickled down generationally to us and my children. Family is our why.”

The Smiths are also the first to step in on people’s worst days. They support families grieving tragic loss, charity fundraisers and more with their venue. “We drop everything to show up for those in need because we know from growing up in a smaller community that people matter. We are loyal to a fault.”

In the midst of Covid in 2020, the family opened Fitzhugh Brewing. Inspired by Magnolia in Waco, Kerbey led the project. “Dripping is a family community. Fitzhugh Brewing fills a gap with a safe place for kids to play and an aesthetically pleasing location to enjoy amazing beer and delicious food,” Paige adds.

“We are unified and committed to keeping this culture of everyone supporting everyone, and passing this legacy to the next generation in Dripping Springs.”

PecanSpringsRanch.com | FitzhughBrewing.com

“We drop everything to show up for those in need because we know from growing up in a smaller community that people matter. We are loyal to a fault.”

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