March 28th, 2015 by Jeff
The 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!
March 27th, 2015 by Jeff
It’s never too late to give someone a belated birthday gift. Gästehaus Schmidt has the perfect gift for the people in your life: a Gift Certificate to their favorite guesthouse or bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas or the Texas Hill Country!
Our Gift Certificates are valid for two years, giving your friends plenty of time to find the perfect occasion to visit.
It’s not too late! Call us at 866-427-8374 and get your Gift Certificate now!
March 26th, 2015 by Jeff
Saturday in the Park returns this Saturday, March 31, in Harper (located just 20 miles west of Fredericksburg), and will benefit the Harper Library. The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Harper Community Park off Hwy 290 West, with live music, a book sale, children’s activities, $7/plate barbeque and more – wrapping up at 4:00 p.m. The event is free!
March 25th, 2015 by Jeff
Celebrate Spring at Chisholm Trail Winery, 2367 Usener Road (9 miles west of Fredericksburg on US Highway 290), with fine wine, wood fired gourmet pizza! Call 830-990-2675 for more details.
March 24th, 2015 by Jeff
Have a creative night out with your little one and join us for a parent/child painting class! “Mommy (or Daddy) & Me” classes are for parent and child to attend together. Children 5 and over are welcome. Parents are welcome too, and do not have to paint but must attend and help.
6 to 8 pm. First painter is $45; each additional painter in the same family is $20.
The Yellow Door Studio, 810 N. Llano, is Fredericksburg’s first community arts education center, offering a variety of artistic training for all levels and abilities. Come have fun with us!
6 to 8 pm. $45 per painter. (830) 456-0422
March 23rd, 2015 by Jeff
- Photo from http://www.friendsoflbjnationalpark.org
8th Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour provides routes of 10, 30, 42, 62 and 85 miles throughout the scenic Texas Hill Country taking riders on quiet country roads and past historical landmarks. The ride begins and ends on the LBJ Ranch airstrip. Ride begins at 9 am and event ends at 5 pm. At the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Parks in Stonewall. You can register online.
March 22nd, 2015 by Jeff
Pedernales Brewing Company, opens their tasting room ever Friday from 3 to 5 pm and Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. There are tours every hour. Shirts and hats are also for sale. After a long morning of Wine Tours, top it off with a brewery tours!
Pedernales Brewing Company is at 97 Hitchin’ Post Trail just south of Fredericksburg on US Highway 87 South. Look for the flags on your left. Call 830-998-7486 for details.
Closed in the event of rain.
March 21st, 2015 by Jeff
70 years ago this year, World War II in the Pacific was wrapping up and the war was coming to an end. The National Museum of the Pacific War has annuonced that they will be showing famous films that cover certain battles in concurrence with the anniversary of those battles. First up, “Sands of Iwo Jima“, starring John Wayne.
These films will be free to the public and with limited seating. Films are planned to be shown at 6 pm at the Admiral Nimitz Museum, 340 E. Main, unless otherwise noted. Call (830) 997-8600 ext.223 for more information.
March 20th, 2015 by Jeff
Bring the family to the LBJ State Park & Historic Site from 1 pm to 3 pm and spend Saturday making and flying kites. Learn the basics of kite construction and flying a homemade kite. The park will supply recycled materials and help kids make their own kites; you are also encouraged to bring your own kites to enjoy flying in the park.
LBJ State Park & Historic Site is located 2 miles east of Stonewall, 14 miles west of Johnson City on US Highway 290 toward Fredericksburg. Adjacent to both Ranch Road 1 and US Highway 290; enter on Park Road 52. Call (830) 644-2252 for details.
March 18th, 2015 by Jeff
A concert to honor Fredericksburg-born composer Frank Van der Stucken and featuring performances by the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra, guest speaker Larry Wolz and presenting the winner of the Van der Stucken composition contest. At historic St. Joseph’s Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Wine and cake will be served following the concert to celebrate the 158th birthday of Frank Van der Stucken.
Dr. Wolz is an authority on the German composer’s life, and will be available to answer questions during the reception following the program.
Van der Stucken, who was born in Fredericksburg in 1858, led the “Sangerbund” movement, training singers in the tradition of German male choruses. He also was a champion of contemporary American composers, conducting the first concert devoted exclusively to them.
For information, call (806) 549-2483.