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Guided Art Studio Walking Tour – September 6

September 1st, 2014 by Jeff

Walk to three artists’ studios within Fredericksburg’s city limits with local art consultant Sherryl Brown.  Enjoy an optional lunch at Llano Street Bakery.  Meet in front of Chase Bank on Main Street at 10:30 am.  The route will be 2.6 miles.  This event is free and open to the general public.   The artists’ studios that are being featured are:  Jim Fox (fine art photography),  Pat Sreenan (watercolor and pen and ink) and Stevie Jo Lake (copper and  three-dimensional).  Please make a reservation by emailing sherrylbr@austin.rr.com

Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival Tickets on Sale in our Virtual Store

August 29th, 2014 by Jeff

The annual Food and Wine Festival is one of Fredericksburg’s most popular festivals. The festival benefits the city of Fredericksburg’s continuing improvements to Marktplatz. This year the festival falls on October 25.

You will be able to purchase your tickets when you make your reservation online, or over the phone.

There are three types of tickets: Patron, General Admission Adult, and General Admission Child.

Patron tickets cost $100 and give you access to the gourmet brunch on Saturday and admission onto the grounds after brunch, 12 tickets for wine tasting, and souvenir glass, a name badge and pin.

General Admission Adult tickets cost $20 dollars and give you access to the festival, a souvenir wine glass, 6 tickets for wine tasting.

General Admission Child tickets cost $5 and give your minor child (over 5) to the grounds. You do not get a souvenir glass nor wine tasting tickets. Please don’t purchase them for your non-drinking friends.  These tickets are for minors only. Children under five are free.  So don’t enter numbers for children under 5.

When you make a reservation online, we will only charge your room rates.  Ticket charges are due upon arrival. The deadline for Patron tickets is October 19.

Ticket sales are final and there are no refunds from the festival organizers. Therefore, Gästehaus Schmidt cannot refund any money from the tickets in the event of a cancellation. There are a limited number of Patron tickets. As soon as we hear they are sold out, we will not honor any Patron ticket purchases. We will notify you by email if that should occur.

We will not sell tickets the day of the festival, but tickets will be available at the gate.

Vereins Quilt Guild 8th Biennial Quilt Show – August 29-30

August 28th, 2014 by Jeff

“Today’s Treasures, Tomorrow’s Heirlooms”. Judged Vereins Quilt Guild show featuring over 100 quilts, old-fashioned bed turning, vendors, boutique, scissor sharpening, Tea Room and more! Prize quilt drawing to be held Saturday at 3 pm. This year to be held at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 North Llano.

Friday 10 am to 7 pm; Sat 10 am to 5 pm. $6 per person admission. Call 830-990-4140

Harper Frontier Day and Rodeo – August 29-31

August 27th, 2014 by Jeff

50th Annual celebration, rodeo and dance with proceeds benefitting the Harper Community Park on Hwy 290 West.

Additional activities include kids’ fishing, “42” dominos, washer pitching and more.

Pioneer Museum open all day. For more information, please visit harpercommunitypark.com

Labor Day Office Hours

August 26th, 2014 by Jeff

In order to celebrate Labor Day, Gastehaus Schmidt will only be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday, September 1. If you are arriving on Monday, please check your information sheet for your holiday key arrangements.

Enjoy your holiday!

Fredericksburg Farmers Market – Thursday

August 25th, 2014 by Jeff

Fredericksburg Farmers Market Every ThursdayFredericksburg Farmers Market runs through August at Marktplatz. Bountiful fresh produce, including strawberries, will be available for sale! The market also features Artisan breads, award-winning goat cheese, grass-fed meats, free-range chicken and farm fresh eggs. Wines from local wineries are available by the glass or bottle.

LBJ’s 106th Birthday Celebration – August 27

August 24th, 2014 by Jeff

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical ParkLBJ at the buffet will celebrate the 106th anniversary of President Johnson’s birth on Wednesday, August 27.

Visitors are invited to the Visitor Center first for a welcome kit, park permit and information on the day’s activities. The public can see a film about the President and the Texas Hill Country along with many exhibits. Throughout the day, visitors can visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm and participate in old-time family games and see how President Johnson grew up in the Texas Hill Country. While at the park, make sure to see the presidential exhibits, pack a picnic basket, enjoy the Pedernales River and visit the park store for park and historical-related souvenirs.

There will also be a wreath laying ceremony at his gravesite in the Johnson Family Cemetery by representatives from Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio at 10 am.

For more information on this and other park events, view  or call (830) 868-7128, ext. 222.

Pacific Combat Zone Reenactment – August 30-31

August 23rd, 2014 by Jeff

Pacific Combat Zone Reenacment at the Nimitz museum November 13-14Living History re-enactors at the Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War will present three Pacific Combat Zone renenactment shows on both Saturday and Sunday. The 90-minute shows begin at 10:30am, 1:00 and 3:30 pm each day at the Pacific Combat Zone.

Visitors will learn about the American and Japanese forces as they prepare for battle on a Pacific island. Weapons will be discussed and demonstrated and later used in a final attack on the Japanese-held island. Attendees will feel the rumble of a Stewart tank as it moves past the audience and onto the battle field. The only operational WW II flame-thrower in Texas is used in the final assault.

Appropriate for the entire family, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. World War II veterans and children under six are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the Pacific Combat Zone at the beginning of each performance or in advance at the Front Desks of the Admiral Nimitz Museum on Main Street and the George H.W. Bush Gallery on E. Austin Street. The majority of the programs are standing room only so it’s advisable to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show times.

While 80 percent of the seating is shaded, sun screen and hats are recommended. Ear plugs will be provided.

The Pacific Combat Zone’s “Ship Store” will be in full operation before, during and after each performance. In addition to various snacks, bottled water and soda, there will be an assortment of adult and youth field gear, hats and tee shirts. Children’s helmets, toy guns, army action figures and gliders will be offered for sale. Rounding out the list are photographs of the volunteer re-enactors (available for autographs, too).

Roots Music Series “Texas Rock ‘n Roll Night” – September 30

August 23rd, 2014 by Jeff

Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main Street! Listen to emerging and established artists at these live, outdoor concerts. Dance on the dance floor beside the stage and under the trees. Get comfortable in your favorite lawn chair under the stars. Dine on some of the best cooking in the county with a cold beer, wine, water or soft drinks for sale. Every month brings a different genre and menu. This month is “Texas Rock ‘n Roll Night” featuring Al Staehely at 6:30 pm, George DeVore at 7:45 pm and Freddie Steady 5 at 9:15 pm. All proceeds support the Mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS).

Gates open at 5 pm; music starts at 6:30 pm. $15 per person at the gate or $13 online. Kids under 18 are free.

Texaco Country Showdown – August 21

August 21st, 2014 by Jeff

Regional competition in the nation’s largest and longest running country music talent search held annually at the Gillespie County Fair, 8 pm. Locally sponsored by KNAF AM/FM. Free admission.