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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.

126th Gillespie County Fair – 8/21-24

August 16th, 2014 by Jeff

IMG_3067Join us for a weekend of Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County hospitality, including fun, entertainment and a few ice cold beverages at the 126th Gillespie County Fair – the oldest, consecutive annual County Fair in the State of Texas.

Once again we will have a great lineup of events – carnival and midway, great fair food, livestock exhibits in the show barn, agriculture and household exhibits, arts and crafts booths, antique tractor shows, live pari-mutuel horse racing, and dancing under the stars to live music!

Thurs gates open at 5 pm and admission is free.  Fri gates open at 1 pm and all students, kids and seniors are free.  Sat and Sun gates open at 10 am and general admission is $5 for adults; $1 ages 6 to 12; under 6 free.  Sat dance and admission after 6 pm is $10.  Box seats for horse racing are $9.

The Gillespie County Fairgrounds is on Highway 16 South. Just follow all the cars.

Pedernales Brewing Company Tours and Tastings

August 15th, 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.

“Symphony of Color” Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild – August 1-31

August 15th, 2014 by Jeff

Members of the Fredericksburg Art Guild, 308 East Austin, create art using the artist’s color palette as inspiration. Call 830-997-4949 for more details.

Fredericksburg Trade Days – August 15-17

August 13th, 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.

The Gastehaus Schmidt App Has GPS Directions to Fredericksburg Events

August 10th, 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!