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Texas Gun and Knife Show – October 25-26

October 20th, 2014 by Jeff

Buy – Sell – Trade – Browse – Guns, knifes, ammo, books, jewelry and accessories at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, Highway 16 South in Fredericksburg. Admission is $5/adults, kids 12 & under free. Saturday 9AM – 5PM and Sunday 10AM – 5PM. Call (830) 285-0575 for more information.

24th Annual Food and Wine Fest – October 25

October 19th, 2014 by Jeff

A grand celebration of Texas wine and food. 28 Texas wineries and 50 Texas-made specialty participants are anticipated. Texas gourmet chefs demonstrating culinary talents at the Grape Expectations Cooking School (Two Afternoon sessions, I & II), Gargantuan Great Grape Toss, wonderful silent auction, art, lively entertainment.

Admission $20 per person, under 21 $5, gates open noon til 7PM.

Plus three special events: Thursday festivities A “Locavore” event at Messina Hof Hill Country Winery, Friday showcasing a Celebration of Texas Food & Wine and Saturday Patron Brunch on Marktplatz, both offering incredible foods paired with tasty Texas wines; these special events are limited seating, advance ticket sales only.

Old Railroad Tunnel Bat Cave

October 18th, 2014 by Jeff

detourNightly May through October – every evening at dusk, up to 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge! Thursday through Sunday watch from the lower viewing area and enjoy the educational presentation by a park interpreter. For current emergence time, please call the Bat Hotline. Bat emergence is unpredictable and is not guaranteed.

Upper viewing area is free. Fee for the lower viewing area is $5 per person regardless of age and is limited to the first 70 people, first come first served.

From the Nimitz Museum, go east on US 290 for about 5 miles to the Cain City Road. Turn right. and drive about two miles. At the Yield sign, turn right and take the next left (Broadway Street). Drive Broadway until it intersects with Grapetown Road. Continue left to go to Alamo Springs Cafe, and the Bat Cave.

(Click here for a Google Map.)

 

CROP Walk: Hill Country Hike for Hunger – October 20

October 18th, 2014 by Jeff

A 5K walk around Fredericksburg or a “Golden Mile” for those who cannot walk the 5K.  Walkers collect donations to benefit world hunger relief.  75% of proceeds goes to Church World Services or the denomination of your choice and 25% goes to the local Food Pantry.  Event begins at Bethany Lutheran Church.

2:30 pm registration.  Walk starts at 3 pm.

The Gastehaus Schmidt App Has GPS Directions to Fredericksburg Events

October 17th, 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!

HALO Casino Night in Harper – October 18

October 17th, 2014 by Jeff

Play 42, Texas Hold ‘Em and Blackjack to raise money for the Harper Agriculture & Livestock Organization.  Silent and live auctions, raffle, free food and drinks. $20 at the door. Call (830) 329-0171 for details.

Pedernales Brewing Company Tours and Tastings

October 16th, 2014 by Jeff

Tasting room at Pedernales BrewingPedernales 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 t-shirts 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.

Chisholm Trail Winery Fall Fun Saturday, October 18th

October 16th, 2014 by Jeff

Join Chisholm Trail Winery,  2367 Usener Road, 9 miles west of Fbg. on Highway 290,  for Fall Fun on Saturday, October 15th, 12 pm to 6 pm.  Free Admission. 

Fredericksburg Trade Days – October 17-19

October 15th, 2014 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.

Corn Maze,Pumpkin Patch and Fall Market

October 14th, 2014 by Jeff

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, pumpkin painting and pumpkin tic-tac-toe at 502 Jenschke Lane off Hwy 290 East. On October 11, there will be a team of Welch ponies pulling the hay wagon! Additional activities include corn shelling and face painting. The fall market will offer decorative pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, local fruits and vegetables, homemade jellies and jams, cracked and shelled pecans, homemade treats and cold drinks.

Admission is $7 for age 2 and up. Hours during October and November are Thursday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm. Call 830-644-8009 for more information.