Rockin’ in the New Year

Rockbox Theater, 109 North Llano, closes out the 2011 season with two performances of its trademark variety and rock n roll music shows.  Rockin’ In The New Year will once again feature the talents of our regular cast of professional entertainers who love to energize and uplift with music.

As always, our show content is family-friendly, and our theater is alcohol and smoke-free.  Bring in the New Year with the music of your life.  Reserved seating.  Call 866-349-6688 now for the best seats and group rates. Or purchase them from us when you make a reservation online.

Hill Country Builders Home Show & Chili Cook-off – April 9

Come to Marktplatz April 9 from 10 am to 4 pm, and experience the most up to date ideas featuring the hottest trends and the newest products & services for your home and garden presented by Hill Country Home Builders. One-stop comparisons, innovative products and expert advice will inspire you with ideas to enhance your home’s comfort and functionality. There will also be chili, fajitas, music, silent auction items, raffle prizes and much, much more! Admission: Adults – $5, Children – Free.

Forget Someone’s Birthday? Get Them a Gastehaus Schmidt Gift Certificate!

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!

URBANherbal Cooking & Gardening Classes: “Appetizers with Terry Thompson Anderson” – November 28-29

URBANherbal_logo 1“Appetizers with Terry Thompson Anderson”.  Noon.  $25 per person.   Featuring recipes from Terry’s new cookbook.

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.

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

Limited Space at Chisholm Trail Wine and Food Pairing with Winemaker Paula K. Williamson – November 12

This sit down event begins at 12:30 pm and will include a taste of five of Chisholm Trail‘s fine wines along with a specially selected food sample, topped off with a private tour of the winery production facilities.

Cost is $25 per person plus 15% gratuity and sales tax. 10% discount for Wine Club members.

Seating is limited and reservations are required, so call today at (830)990-2675.

Fredericksburg Basket Company Valentine Basket

Valentine Basket from Fredericksburg Basket CompanySurprise your Valentine with a cure box full of Fredericksburg delight from Fredericksburg Basket Company.  Rose soap petals for your bath and luscious lotion from Bath Junky along with peppermint bark and a decorated heart sugar cookie from Clear River, Strawberry and Cream Gummies, Maple pecans from Nature’s Candy, a bar of Chocolate from El Rey, and a beautiful velvet heart box with three truffles from Chocolat will start your weekend of love!  A card will be included with your message.  Cost: $50.  Add champagne for on $15 more.  Call Fredericksburg Basket Company at 830-456-9620 to order!  Only 24 baskets available!

Meusebach’s 200th Birthday Celebration – May 26

Community celebration of our founding father, John O. Meusebach’s, 200th birthday.

Old fashioned German party to be held at the Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

Bring a picnic supper if you like. 6 to 10 PM. Free. 3.5 miles south on Hwy 16. (830) 997-7356.

Meusebach was born Baron Otfried Hans Freiherr von Meusebach, on May 26, 1812, at Dillenburg, Germany. As he grew, Meusebach attended the finest schools and could read five languages, and he spoke English fluently.

In 1845 the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, the Adelsverein, appointed Meusebach to succeed Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels as its commissioner general in Texas. Meusebach, who had dropped his noble title and assumed the name John O., arrived in New Braunfels, Texas in May of 1845, and took up his duties, only to learn that the Adelsverein was in serious financial trouble.

Besides general indebtedness, the Adelsverein had too many colonist to settle. The United States was fighting the Mexican War, and there was a shortage of carts and wagons to take the colonists to the interior. Nevertheless, Meusebach managed to found Fredericksburg, Castell, and Leiningen.

In 1846, Meusebach realized that in order to settle the Fisher-Miller Grant, he had to reach an agreement with the Comanche Indians. In May of 1847, Indian leaders signed a treaty, which is the only unbroken treaty between white settlers and Native Americans. Satisfied with his achievement, Meusebach resigned as administrator. In 1851, Meusebach was elected a Texas Senator, and was instrumental in establishing Texas’ public school system.

Meusebach retired to his farm in Loyal Valley in 1869 where he and his wife raised seven children to adulthood. He died at Loyal Valley on May 27, 1897, and is buried at Cherry Spring, near Fredericksburg

5th Annual Fredericksburg PBR

40 of the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riding) best riders and some of the crankiest bulls around make this a must see event at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds. Enjoy the professional bull riders along with the future one who take part in the “Best of the Best Mutton Bustin’ Challenge” for kids. There is also a scheduled appearance by world-famous clown and bullfighter Leon Coffee along with a military tribute. Free parking and beer and food concessions on the grounds.

Gates open at 5:30 pm; start time 7:30 pm. $20 general admission at the gate. Box seats $40. Advance tickets and children’s tickets are also available and can be purchased online.

Address: 530 Fair Drive off Hwy 16 South
Phone: (830) 997-2359

Heavy Traffic Advisory for December 6

If you’re coming to Fredericksburg this weekend, get here early!  An Advisory from the city: ‘

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 between the hours of 2:15 pm and 3:00 pm, beginning at the 1100 block of East Main through the 200 Block of East Main (US 290), a funeral procession honoring Austin/Travis County EMS Captain Randy Trinkle, a Fredericksburg resident, will be taking place.

“The Funeral will proceed from the First Baptist Church to the Greenwood Cemetery. There will be approximately 100 emergency vehicles in the procession. The procession will proceed up Main Street and turn right on Llano Street en-route to the cemetery. If possible, avoid this area due to expected heavy traffic.”

Bestfest – Marktplatz October 17

Knights of Columbus Best Fest October 17 Noon to 7 pm on Marktplatz in Fredericksburg, TexasThe Knights of Columbus are sponsoring Bestfest on Marktplatz, Sunday Ocotber 17 from Noon to 7 pm.  There will be Specialty Beer and Sausage Tastings, a multi-gun drawing (approximately 1 in 35 odds), a2010 Kawasaki Mule Drawing,  Bucket drawing (10 item minimum),  and Kids’ games and activities.

There will also be a live Polka Band and Dancing – Music by Fritz Hodde.

Admission: Ages 14 and up….$10, 5-13….$5, Under 5….free.  General Admission includes sausage tasting with sauerkraut, German potatoes, etc.

Beer Tasting Tickets: $4 – 16 oz., $2 – 8 oz.

All profits to benefit local charitable works and scholarships