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The Gastehaus Schmidt App Has GPS Directions to Fredericksburg Events

April 18th, 2015 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!

Guided Nature Walk at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site – April 18

April 17th, 2015 by Jeff

Enjoy and learn more about the great Texas Hill Country outdoors on a guided nature walk at the Lyndn B. Johnson Park & State Historic site in Stonewall, on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

See wildflowers, wildlife and an 1800’s German log cabin house while walking the trails.

Free, but donations encouraged.  Water, binoculars and cameras are recommended.

2015 Texas VW Classic – April 18-19

April 16th, 2015 by Jeff

texas-vw-classic-logoA weekend of camping, cruising and Volkswagenism at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, on highway 16 south. Roll through the Hill Country on the Bluebonnet Cruise followed by a BBQ dinner on Saturday. The Big Show is on Sunday with an awards presentation at 3 pm. At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Please check the website, www.texasvwclassic.com for more information as it becomes available.

Daily 8 am to 10 pm. Spectators are free.

Pedernales Brewing Company’s Third Anniversary Party – April 18

April 15th, 2015 by Jeff

24468550Join Pedernales Brewing Company in celebrating their third anniversary from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday April 18. There will be live music and food trucks. Pedernales Brewing is at 97 Hitchin’ Post Lane, a couple of miles south of Fredericksburg on US Highway 87. Look for the big Lobo Negro bottle.

URBANherbal Cooking & Gardening Classes: “Spring Soups & Salads” – April 18

April 15th, 2015 by Jeff

“Spring Soups & Salads”. 11 am. $65 per person. Enjoy some hearty and healthy soup and salad recipes while learning how easy they are to make.

Contact URBANherbal to custom design your private class/party for a couple’s retreat, for your group or organization, bridal or baby shower. Our preset classes are small and intimate maximum of 10 participants. Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date in order to obtain a refund. See our website for more details. 407 Whitney Street.

Reserve you seat now!! wvarney@urbanherbal.com or 830-456-9667.

Trade Days at Sunday Farms

April 14th, 2015 by Jeff

Shop with over 300 vendors, where you can find acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, unique clothing, jewelry, and food. Relax in the biergarten while listening to live music!

Fri. and Sat. 9AM – 6PM, Sun. 9AM – 4PM

$3.00 parking fee – good for all 3 days

Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms is 7 miles east of Fredericksburg, Texas on Highway 290. Call (830) 990-4900 for more information.

The Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island – April 10 to May 20

April 13th, 2015 by Jeff

Presenting a month-long traveling exhibition by the Bullock Texas State History Museum presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. While Ellis Island’s location in New York made it a natural port for Europeans, Galveston attracted a diverse group of people from Europe, Mexico, South and Central America and even Asia. The exhibition highlights enduring themes in the history of immigration including the dangers of the journey, making a life in a new land, navigating bureaucracy and confronting discrimination. On display at the Vereins Kirche, 100 block of West Main on Marktplatz, and sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society.

Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 4:30 pm. Free admission, but donations gratefully accepted. Call (830) 990-8441 for more information.

Lenz Fest 2015- April 16 – 18

April 12th, 2015 by Jeff

You are invited to three very special events celebrating Spring in Fredericksburg. Benefitting the Gillespie County Historical Society. Tickets available online.

“Fredericksburg Finery” Luncheon and Style Show on Thursday, April 16. Enjoy a catered luncheon and lively style show featuring spring fashions from unique Fredericksburg shops. 11:30 am at the St. Mary’s Event Center, 306 W. San Antonio. $65 per person.

“Evening Elegance” Catered Cocktail Party and Presentation of the 2nd Annual Pioneer Spirit Award. Friday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Mansfeldt Sheep Barn in Cherry Spring. $50 per person.

“Gardens Galore” Tour of Extraordinary Fredericksburg Gardens. Explore a variety of delightful spring home gardens and enjoy light refreshments in the peaceful setting of an amazing Biblical Garden maintained by Master Gardeners. Saturday, April 18, from 11 am to 4 pm. $25 per person.

Call (830) 992-2996 for more information.

Fredericksburg Chorale’s “Dialogues & Dances” – April 11

April 10th, 2015 by Jeff

The Fredericksburg Chorale will perform new vocal and instrumental music, poetry and showcase art by Chorale and community members during this special event, Dialogues & Dances – to be held this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Outdoors in the courtyard at the Hill Country University Center weather permitting or inside in case of inclement weather.

Lawn chairs and blankets are suggested.

Bottled water will be provided. Admission is by donation. For details, call 830-997-6869.

Pacific Combat Zone Reenactment – April 11-12

April 9th, 2015 by Jeff

Pacific Combat Zone Reenacment at the Nimitz museum November 13-14Living History re-enactors at the Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War will present three Pacific Combat Zone renenactment shows on both Saturday and Sunday. The 90-minute shows begin at 10:30am, 1:00 and 3:30 pm each day at the Pacific Combat Zone.

Visitors will learn about the American and Japanese forces as they prepare for battle on a Pacific island. Weapons will be discussed and demonstrated and later used in a final attack on the Japanese-held island. Attendees will feel the rumble of a Stewart tank as it moves past the audience and onto the battle field. The only operational WW II flame-thrower in Texas is used in the final assault.

Appropriate for the entire family, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. World War II veterans and children under six are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the Pacific Combat Zone at the beginning of each performance or in advance at the Front Desks of the Admiral Nimitz Museum on Main Street and the George H.W. Bush Gallery on E. Austin Street. The majority of the programs are standing room only so it’s advisable to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show times.

While 80 percent of the seating is shaded, sun screen and hats are recommended. Ear plugs will be provided.

The Pacific Combat Zone’s “Ship Store” will be in full operation before, during and after each performance. In addition to various snacks, bottled water and soda, there will be an assortment of adult and youth field gear, hats and tee shirts. Children’s helmets, toy guns, army action figures and gliders will be offered for sale. Rounding out the list are photographs of the volunteer re-enactors (available for autographs, too).