Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show – January 17-18

Get ready for the 42nd Annual Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Rockhounds, on Friday and Saturday. The show’s hours will be 9 AM until 6 PM on Saturday and 10 AM until 5 PM on Sunday at Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Park. As usual, there will be no admission charge for visitors.
The Fredericksburg Rockhounds is a non-profit organization for the study and enjoyment of gems, minerals, and fossils. It was founded in 1968 and is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) and the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies (SCFMS).

Fredericksburg in October Photo Contest

FBpost_imgWhen you visit Fredericksburg, Texas and the Texas Hill Country in October, make sure to bring your camera! We’re sponsoring a photo contest, looking for your best photos of Fredericksburg landmarks and activities. You could win two short wine tours from Texas Wine Tours or two tickets to Rockbox Theater.

Naturally, there are rules. Click the image to go to the entry page on Facebook and check them out. You do have to “Like” us on Facebook to enter.

The winner will be chosen by an independent panel of judges between November 15 and November 31. The winner will be posted on our Facebook page on December 15 by 6 pm Central Time.

First Prize: Two Tickets for a Short Wine Tour with Texas Wine Tours

Second Prize: Two General Admission tickets to Rockbox Theater

Enjoy your visit to Fredericksburg. And take some photos!

Vogel Orchard Pumpkin Season September 28 to October 31

For the second year, Vogel Orchard will open for the Fall with a real pick-your-own pumpkin patch, a Fall store, pumpkin and scarecrow decorating for the kids, antique tractors, pumpkin chunking, and more. You and your family will be able to pick your own pumpkin from 5 varieties in their expanded patch or buy them already picked.

They will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Sundays from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm, through October 31.

Vogel Orchards is 2 miles west of Stonewall and 12 miles east of Fredericksburg on US Hwy 290.

Bluegrass, Bluebonnets and BBQ at Becker Vineyards – March 17 and 18

Chicago’s own Wood Street Bloodhounds will be performing live this weekend at Becker Vineyards’ Bluegrass, Bluebonnets and BBQ. The event runs from 1:00-4:00 p.m. both days – Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 – at the vineyards off Hwy 290 E. Tickets are $30 per person plus tax. This cost includes lunch, which will be served at noon (reservations and preregistration required). For information, call 830-644-2681.

Civil War Symposium at the Pioneer Museum

A seminar on Texas and Gillespie County history during the American Civil War sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 West San Antonio Street. Featuring speakers Dr. John Huddleston, Dan Daniels, Dr. Joseph Luther and Carlos Juenke. Attendance is open to the public. Event to be held in the Historic Sanctuary. Please call for more information. Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the seminar beginning at 9 am.


$25 general admission; $20 for students, teachers and members of the Historical Society. Call 830-997-2835 for more information.

TxDOT Road Conditions Web Site

With the winter storm now arriving in the Hill Country, we want to remind everyone to stay safe. Check the road conditions on the TxDOT site. If the Department of Transportation closes roads in your area, stay safe and stay home! You can cancel with only the $30 cancellation fee (we won’t hold you responsible for the full amount).

The current Fredericksburg forecast predicts “a bit” of ice tomorrow morning, and a winter mix on Saturday morning, then a high in the 50s on Sunday.


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

Johnny Rogers “Elvis & Beyond” Show at the Hangar Hotel

“Elvis & Beyond” is a tribute to the life and music of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley and will take you on a journey through the music that rocked a generation. The show celebrates Presley as well as legends like Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins and many more. Straight out of Branson from his number one show at Music City Center, Roger’s show is a certain crowd pleaser. Costume contest, too! A cash bar and concessions will be available.

Door at 6:30 pm; show at 7:30 pm. $35 per person includes party favors. Hanger Hotel is at 155 Airport Road.