Summerfest is Heading for the Hills!


In an extraordinary turn of events, the Texas PPA Summerfest event has been moved to Kerrville, Texas, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. While only weeks away from Summerfest ‘19 and after months of detailed planning, the folks at La Torretta Resort in Conroe, Texas, informed us that the facility had been sold to Margaritaville and would be closed before our event was to have taken place. They literally left us “wastin’ away” and facing the real possibility of cancelling the event altogether. For the officers and staff of TPPA, this simply was not an option!

However, with such short notice, our options were limited. That’s when we took another look at Kerrville, Texas… the original home of our summer seminar. The Inn of the Hills has a rich past with TPPA, long before La Torretta and long before the YO Ranch Resort.  Located near the picturesque Guadalupe River, the Inn of the Hills features lush landscaping in the courtyard and three swimming pools as well as casual dining and the Inn Pub. In many ways, the move to Kerrville is somewhat of a “homecoming” for many of our members. Make plans to join us in the Beautiful Texas Hill Country.

When you’re heading down the Texas highway and the scenery turns from flat pasture land to beautiful green, rolling hills and gorgeous limestone cliffs, then you know you have made it to the Texas Hill Country. Warm summer days on the Guadalupe River turn into comfortable summer nights by the pool. There is something special about Kerrville and we can’t wait to return!

Inn of the Hills in Kerrville
The Inn of the Hills has a rich past with Texas PPA and was once the home of our summer event, long before Conroe and before the YO Ranch Resort. It is located near the banks of the scenic Guadalupe River and is convenient to downtown and plenty of restaurants and other outstanding destinations. The hotel features lush landscaping in the courtyard and three swimming pools as well as casual dining and the Inn Pub.

Summerfest is for You and Your Family
As you look at our programing for Summerfest 2019, no doubt you will understand why we are presenting some of the most relevant information you need for growing your business.  At the same time, there is no other photographic event that combines inspiration and education to photographers while creating a retreat atmosphere for families.  All evening activities are designed to be able to spend time with family and friends.  Poolside relaxation, an old fashioned fish fry and the Awards Presentation are all open to families. Even the kids get in on the awards as they earn their ribbons from the Kids Photo Kontest. We even have supervised activities for the kids while you are in programs at the TPPA Kid’s Kasa.

What to See and What to Do
Kerrville is the gateway to all things Hill Country. Visit historic Fredericksburg for shopping and dining. Hike to the top of Enchanted Rock. Visit the James Avery foundry and showroom. Float the Guadalupe or head to the famous “Dam Slide” swimming hole. By all means, don’t miss dining at Mamacita’s in Kerrville. Take a stroll through Gibson’s for a step back in time to an old fashioned “dime” store and hardware store.  Visit Stonehenge II or take in the Museum of Western Art. And be sure to check out the YO Ranch – home to North America’s largest collection of over 50 different species of exotic wild animals. The YO features horseback riding and photo safaris. Or, just sit by the pool and watch the clouds go by.  A trip to the Hill Country is whatever you want it to be.