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The Gastehaus Schmidt App Has GPS Directions to Fredericksburg Events

November 12th, 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!

15th Annual Fredericksburg Fall Foliage Frolic Bicycle Ride – November 15

November 12th, 2014 by Jeff

Sponsored by the Hill Country Bicycle Touring Club and starting from The Tatsch House at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.  Package pick up at 8:00 am at Lady Bird Park.  Please visit the website for more information.

Jazz & Cocktails at the National Museum of the Pacific War – November 15

November 11th, 2014 by Jeff

5468323795_185a74abcf_bCome for a 40′s night club experience – enjoy the best of jazz for dancing and a full slate of cocktails from the 1940s and from the military during World War II. The program will be presented by renown mixologist, author and historian, Philip Greene, from the Museum of the American Cocktail in New York City. To be held in the Nimitz Ballroom of the National Museum of the Pacific War. Live music by the Kris Kimura Quartet.

7:30 to 11 pm. Tickets are $50 per person and are available online.

The National Museum of the Pacific War is at 340 E. Main St. Call (830) 997-8600 for more information.

George & Friends Variety Show at Rockbox Theater – September 12 – November 15

November 11th, 2014 by Jeff

This show is a collection of some of the best tribute artists around. This unique combination of performers will be stars of the past that will revive all the best songs, memories and fun. George will be enjoying the visit from his friends and you get to be there for all the excitement!  Reserve your seats online or at the door when not sold out.

Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 4:30PM and 8PM.  Adults $32-$42; youth $17.

Address: 109 N. Llano
Phone: (830) 997-7625

Thank You, Veterans!

November 11th, 2014 by Jeff

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who had been killed in the Korean War.

World War I ended at 11 am on November 11, 1918.  A year later, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 of every year as Armistice Day, he said:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

In 1953,  Alfred King, who owned a shoe store in Emporia, Kansas, had the idea to extend Armistice Day to include all veterans.  The Emporia Chamber of Commerce got behind the idea, and, a year later,  got a bill through Congress changing Armistice Day to Veterans day, to honor all of America’s veterans.

While some calendars list it as Veteran’s Day, or Veterans’ Day (both are grammatically correct), the official spelling is Veterans Day.  Source

Gästehaus Schmidt would like to thank the Veterans of all our wars for the service and sacrifice.

Fredericksburg Fall Antique Show

November 10th, 2014 by Jeff

Antiques for sale at Fredericksburg Fall Antique ShowDo you have a long Christmas shopping list?  On November 15 and 16, the Fredericksburg Fall Antique Show returns to the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, three miles south of Fredericksburg on Highway 16 South.   The show is 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Friday. $5 admission good for both days; children 12 and under are free.

Fall Farmers Market – Thursdays October 2 to November 20

November 10th, 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.

Veterans Day Observance Tuesday 11 am

November 9th, 2014 by Jeff

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we honor all veterans of all conflicts.

Join us for our annual Veteran’s Day program that will include patriotic music, presentation of colors, rifle salute and guest keynote speaker.

It’s free and open to the public. 11 AM in the Memorial Courtyard of the National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 E. Austin.

The National Museum of the Pacific War is a Texas Historical Commission property supported, operated, and managed by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation.

Fabulous 50′s Fest at Fredericksburg Theater Company – November 8

November 8th, 2014 by Jeff

An evening of fun, food and rock ‘n roll at Fredericksburg Theater Company! Live music featuring T. J. Smith and his Rock Box All-Stars! All you can eat 50′s menu! Classic car show! Silent auction! Drinks and Dancing! Don’t miss this fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Theater Company! At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.

5 pm to midnight. $50 per person. Call (830) 997-3588 for details.

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

November 7th, 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.