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Texaco Country Showdown – August 21

August 21st, 2014 by Jeff

Regional competition in the nation’s largest and longest running country music talent search held annually at the Gillespie County Fair, 8 pm. Locally sponsored by KNAF AM/FM. Free admission.

17th Annual Grape Stomp at Becker Vineyards – August 23-24

August 20th, 2014 by Jeff

“Stomp Me, Crush Me, Make Me Wine!” is at battle cry at the Annual Becker Vineyards Grape Stomp! There will be barrels cut in half with grapes in them for visitors to stomp on! Some people also like to purchase souvenir T-shirts to “stomp” their prints on. The event is complimentary. There will also be music at 1 p.m. the four days of the Grape Stomp.

There is no entry fee.

126th Gillespie County Fair Livestock Shows

August 20th, 2014 by Jeff

IMG_5995Chicken, Rabbit and Dorper Breeding Sheep on Friday. Jackpot Swine Show, Breeding Sheep Show, Breeding Angora Goat Show and Breeding Cattle on Saturday. Steer Jackpot Show and Texas Wether Buck and Doe Sale on Sunday. At the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive on S. Hwy 16. For a detailed schedule, please call  (830) 997-2359 or visit the website.

Starts at 9 am daily.

Fredericksburg Farmers Market – Thursday

August 19th, 2014 by Jeff

Fredericksburg Farmers Market Every ThursdayFredericksburg Farmers Market runs through August at Marktplatz. Bountiful fresh produce, including strawberries, will be available for sale! The market also features Artisan breads, award-winning goat cheese, grass-fed meats, free-range chicken and farm fresh eggs. Wines from local wineries are available by the glass or bottle.

 


PCAA Concert in the Park – August 24

August 19th, 2014 by Jeff

Come listen, dance or both!

Free Sunday evening concert in the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz.  Listen, dance or both!  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks.  This month featuring Almost Patsy Cline Band.

Bring your chairs, eats and drinks.  At the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz along N. Adams. 6:30 to 8 pm. For more information call 830-997-8515

Gillespie County Fair Parade – August 22

August 18th, 2014 by Jeff

P1010240The parade down Main Street is the official opening of the 126th Gillespie County Fair.  One of the Hill Country’s biggest parades has over 100 units, marches down Main Street and includes floats, marching bands, riding clubs, community groups and more!  All are welcome to participate!

The parade begins at 10 am and usually ends around noon.

The police will block Main Street this morning beginning about 9:30 am. Check out is still at 11 am, but you may not be able to get to our office until after the parade.  As long as you leave your accommodation by 11 am, you can return the key at any time.

The best place to view the Fair Parade is from Marketplatz.

The parade should not disrupt check-ins, since check-in is at 3 pm.

6th Annual Pedernales Cellars Grape Stomp August 22-24

August 18th, 2014 by Jeff

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Discover your inner vintner by stomping grapes the old-fashioned way at this annual celebration of the harvest at Pedernales Cellars. A commemorative t-shirt will be available for purchase where you can make footprints as a souvenir of this unique experience.

Noon to 5 pm. Event is free.

Pedernales Cellars is at 2916 Upper Albert Road.  Call 830-644-2037 for more information.

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing – August 23-24

August 17th, 2014 by Jeff

Live pari-mutuel quarter horse and thoroughbred horse racing. At the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive off Hwy 16 South.

Gates open at 11 am. Post time is 1 pm. Gates close after the last race – usually around 6:30 pm. $5 adults; $1 children 6 to 12; under 6 free. Box seats are $9. For more information, call (830) 997-2359.

Antique Tractor & Engine Club Heritage Show – August 21-24

August 17th, 2014 by Jeff

In conjunction with the Gillespie County Fair, Rusty Iron puts on Antique Tractor pulls and games, hay baling, blacksmithing, sawmill demonstration, kids’ events and more.

Gates open daily at 10 AM.

Free with regular admission to the Gillespie County Fair.

Oktoberfest Will Be Here Soon!

August 16th, 2014 by Jeff

Oktoberfest is coming! Soon, you will be able to hear the Oompah music and smell the aroma sausage on a stick wafting through the air. We only have two properties left in town: Wildchild Casita and Creek Street Cottage.

Call us toll free at 866-427-8374 and make your reservation today.