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St. Joseph’s Halle Craft Show

September 30th, 2014 by Jeff

Handmade items from local artists, holiday decor, shabby chic furnishings, mosaic stained glass, spoon jewelry and much more. At historic St. Joseph’s Hall, 212 W. San Antonio. Call (512) 355-9041

9 am to 5 pm. Free admission.

Get the Gastehaus Schmidt Visitors App

September 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!

Fall Farmers Market – Thursdays October 2 to November 20

September 29th, 2014 by Jeff

The Fredericksburg Farmers Market and Pioneer Museum are partnering to extend the popular weekly event into the fall. Every Thursday, starting on October 2, shoppers can pick up fresh farm produce and prepared food in a historic setting. Hours are 4 to 6:30 p.m. Fall market will continue for seven weeks through November 20.

Shoppers can enjoy live music each week.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg. There will be free admission to the museum and grounds during market hours.

For information, contact the Pioneer Museum at 830-997-2835.

2014 National Fall Show at Whistle Pik Galleries – October 3 to November 29

September 28th, 2014 by Jeff

National art show featuring new works from some of our nation’s most talented artists. Opening artists’ reception on November 7 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. WhistlePik Galleries is at 425 E. Main St. Call (830) 990-8151 for more information.

Oktoberfest – October 3-5

September 28th, 2014 by Jeff

Oktoberfest-161_1662Oompah at its best! When summer ends and fall begins the cool air of October arrives, and so does Oktoberfest. For three full days, the world is invited to sing, toast and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite fests. Celebrate 34 years of Texas gemutlichkeit with sizzling bratwurst, four stages of entertainment, arts and crafts, Chicken Dancing, a kids’ area and more. Forty juried artisans fill big tents and a select group of Hill Country artists showcase their fine art. Enjoy a hearty menu of delicious German and American foods. An awesome family event and lots more . . . Please visit the website for a complete schedule of events.

Friday 6 pm to midnight; Saturday 10 am to midnight; Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. $7 adults; $1 kids 7 – 12; 6 and under free. 2-day passes $12; 3-day passes $16. Gates open at noon on Friday for advance ticket sales and information! Please note that pets are not allowed on Marktplatz.

“Sweet Treats” Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild – October 3-31

September 27th, 2014 by Jeff

Art work displays by Fredericksburg-area school children.  Opening reception on October 3 from 4 to  8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg Art Guild is at 308 E. Austin.  Call 830-997-4949 for more information.

Beer & Hymns at Pedernales Brewing Company – October 5

September 27th, 2014 by Jeff

24468550Come by Pedernales Brewing Company one mile south of Fredericksburg, Texas, at 97 Hitchin’ Post Trail, for a pint and some singing. Beer & Hymns will be held on the first Saturday of each month beginning March 1, 2014 from 5 to 6 pm.  Beer will be $4 a pint, no entrance fee and no purchase necessary.

Pumpkin Season is Here!

September 26th, 2014 by Jeff

b3430c1e-52e0-4dc8-bdd8-aa85a2a8d0b8After a good 2014 peach season, “pumpkin season” has begun at Vogel Orchard. They are currently open Fridays/Saturdays/Mondays from 9 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. Ready-picked or pick-your-own pumpkins grown on site by the Vogel family are currently available. Varieties include Cinderella, Jarradale, Big Max, Casperita, and Pie Pumpkins. Jack O’Lanterns will soon be available as well.

Pumpkin season runs through the end of October at Vogel Orchard, 12862 E US Hwy 290.

Texas Hill Country Wineries Wine Month Trail – October 1 to 31

September 26th, 2014 by Jeff

42 Texas Hill Country wineries participate with free tastings and discounts.

This year, your ticket will include a FULL tasting at each member winery. Tastings will be limited to four a day and you will receive a passport tasting book to help track where you’ve been. Tickets also include the 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases at each winery. Ticket quantities are limited and must be purchased online.

$35 per person or $60 per couple.

Movies Under the Starts at the LBJ Ranch: A Hard Day’s Night – October 3

September 24th, 2014 by Jeff

Just like the Johnson family enjoyed in the 1960′s. This month the LBJ Ranch is showing “A Hard Day’s Night”, the Beatles first movie, and featuring Beatles music by “The Eggmen” from Austin. The program starts at 6 pm when The Eggmen will play the first of two 50 minute sets. At 8:30 pm, the park will show the film. Guests are encouraged to begin arriving at 5 pm and all are invited to dress up in Beatles clothing and 60′s attire for a chance to win prizes for best costumes. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks.

6 pm. Free.

For further information and driving directions, please call 830-868-7128, ext. 244.