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Grapetown Road Bridge Closed Until May 2015

October 20th, 2014 by Jeff

detourIf you want to visit Alamo Springs General Store and Cafe the Old Railroad Tunnel Wildlife Management Area Bat Cave, you will have to take an alternate route. If you are staying at Hill Country Bungalow, Grape Creek Bungalow, Alamo Springs Country Cabin or Barn, or Hill Country Vista Ranch, you need to take that route as well. The bridge over the Pedernales River is being rebuilt.

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. Take a left to go to Grape Creek Bungalow, Hill Country Bungalow, Alamo Springs Country Cabin or Barn, Alamo Springs Cafe, and the Bat Cave. Turn right to reach Hill country Vista Ranch.

If you would like a new map for your reservation, please call us toll free at 866-427-8374.

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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.

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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.

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.

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. 

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.

Monarch Celebration at Wildseed Farms – October 18

October 14th, 2014 by Jeff

Hey kids – come to Wildseed Farm and be a Butterfly Tagging Assistant! Enjoy butterfly tagging demonstrations, butterfly gardens and learn about the amazing story of the Monarch’s incredible journey. A fun and educational family activity. Free to the public – no reservations necessary. There will be tagged monarch releases at 11:30 am and 3 pm.

9:30 am to 3 pm. Free. Call (830) 990-1393 for details.

Indian Artifact Show – October 18

October 14th, 2014 by Jeff

Fine pre-1900 Native American artifacts from Texas & other parts of the U.S. will be on display during this event at the Lady Bird Johnson Park’s Pioneer Pavillion – including arrowheads, pottery, trade-era beads, and Indian jewelry.

Food and beverages will be for sale. Admission is $6 per person, and kids under 14 are free. Hours are from 8 am until 4 pm. The Pioneer Pavillion is a 432 Lady Bird Drive in Fredericksburg’s Lady Bird Johnson Park.