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Boxstoberfest 2014

September 2nd, 2014 by Jeff

14468624244_958daa85f1_zThe public is welcome to view this large gathering of Porsche vehicles and drivers at the Gillespie County Airport, 155 Airport Road, and as they tour the Hill Country and participate in various social events. Spectators are free. Based at the Hangar Hotel. For more information please visit their website.

Thomas Michael Riley playing at Pat’s Hall – September 6

September 2nd, 2014 by Jeff

Thomas Michael Riley hosts this fundraiser benefitting Gillespie County Crime Stoppers at Pat’s Hall, 406 Post Oak Road. Food available for purchase. Silent auction open til 10 PM. Beer and wine cash bar – sorry, no BYOB.

Doors at 6:3o pm. $10 per person. Rain or shine – no refunds.

Plan Your Visit to Fredericksburg, TX with Our Free Smartphone App

September 1st, 2014 by Jeff

GHSscreenshotThe Gastehaus Schmidt app has built in GPS directions to many events and locations in Fredericksburg, Texas and the Texas Hill Country. Need GPS directions to a winery or the Pedernales Brewing Company tasting room? Before you arrive in Fredericksburg, download our iPhone or Android app.

  • There is an “What’s Happening” tab with GPS directions to the events around town.
  • You can find GPS directions to select wineries, restaurants and shops as well.
  • Send a “Wish You Were Here” e-Post Card directly from the app to one of your friends!
  • You can also preview some of our lodging.

The app is free. Comment here, or on our Facebook page, and let us know what you think!

Guided Art Studio Walking Tour – September 6

September 1st, 2014 by Jeff

Walk to three artists’ studios within Fredericksburg’s city limits with local art consultant Sherryl Brown.  Enjoy an optional lunch at Llano Street Bakery.  Meet in front of Chase Bank on Main Street at 10:30 am.  The route will be 2.6 miles.  This event is free and open to the general public.   The artists’ studios that are being featured are:  Jim Fox (fine art photography),  Pat Sreenan (watercolor and pen and ink) and Stevie Jo Lake (copper and  three-dimensional).  Please make a reservation by emailing sherrylbr@austin.rr.com

First Friday Art Walk – September 6

August 31st, 2014 by Jeff

First Friday Art Walk in Fredericksburg, TexasOn the first Friday of every month, 9 art galleries keep their doors open late to show off  the finest in regional, national & international art being displayed in a beautiful Texas Hill Country setting.  Along with the art, each gallery serves local wines from Becker Vineyards, Torre di Pietra and others, and some offer live entertainment.  For schedule of events, visit the First Friday Art Walk website.

Get the Gastehaus Schmidt Visitors App

August 30th, 2014 by Jeff

GHSscreenshotThe Gastehaus Schmidt app has built in GPS directions to many events and locations. Need GPS directions to a winery or the Pedernales Brewing Company tasting room? Before you arrive in Fredericksburg, download our iPhone or Android app.

  • There is an “What’s Happening” tab with GPS directions to the events around town.
  • You can find GPS directions to select wineries, restaurants and shops as well.
  • Send a “Wish You Were Here” e-Post Card directly from the app to one of your friends!
  • You can also preview some of our lodging.

The app is free. Comment here, or on our Facebook page, and let us know what you think!

Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival Tickets on Sale in our Virtual Store

August 29th, 2014 by Jeff

The annual Food and Wine Festival is one of Fredericksburg’s most popular festivals. The festival benefits the city of Fredericksburg’s continuing improvements to Marktplatz. This year the festival falls on October 25.

You will be able to purchase your tickets when you make your reservation online, or over the phone.

There are three types of tickets: Patron, General Admission Adult, and General Admission Child.

Patron tickets cost $100 and give you access to the gourmet brunch on Saturday and admission onto the grounds after brunch, 12 tickets for wine tasting, and souvenir glass, a name badge and pin.

General Admission Adult tickets cost $20 dollars and give you access to the festival, a souvenir wine glass, 6 tickets for wine tasting.

General Admission Child tickets cost $5 and give your minor child (over 5) to the grounds. You do not get a souvenir glass nor wine tasting tickets. Please don’t purchase them for your non-drinking friends.  These tickets are for minors only. Children under five are free.  So don’t enter numbers for children under 5.

When you make a reservation online, we will only charge your room rates.  Ticket charges are due upon arrival. The deadline for Patron tickets is October 19.

Ticket sales are final and there are no refunds from the festival organizers. Therefore, Gästehaus Schmidt cannot refund any money from the tickets in the event of a cancellation. There are a limited number of Patron tickets. As soon as we hear they are sold out, we will not honor any Patron ticket purchases. We will notify you by email if that should occur.

We will not sell tickets the day of the festival, but tickets will be available at the gate.

Vereins Quilt Guild 8th Biennial Quilt Show – August 29-30

August 28th, 2014 by Jeff

“Today’s Treasures, Tomorrow’s Heirlooms”. Judged Vereins Quilt Guild show featuring over 100 quilts, old-fashioned bed turning, vendors, boutique, scissor sharpening, Tea Room and more! Prize quilt drawing to be held Saturday at 3 pm. This year to be held at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 North Llano.

Friday 10 am to 7 pm; Sat 10 am to 5 pm. $6 per person admission. Call 830-990-4140

Harper Frontier Day and Rodeo – August 29-31

August 27th, 2014 by Jeff

50th Annual celebration, rodeo and dance with proceeds benefitting the Harper Community Park on Hwy 290 West.

Additional activities include kids’ fishing, “42” dominos, washer pitching and more.

Pioneer Museum open all day. For more information, please visit harpercommunitypark.com

Labor Day Office Hours

August 26th, 2014 by Jeff

In order to celebrate Labor Day, Gastehaus Schmidt will only be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday, September 1. If you are arriving on Monday, please check your information sheet for your holiday key arrangements.

Enjoy your holiday!