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Pumpkin Season is Here!

September 26th, 2014 by Jeff

b3430c1e-52e0-4dc8-bdd8-aa85a2a8d0b8After a good 2014 peach season, “pumpkin season” has begun at Vogel Orchard. They are currently open Fridays/Saturdays/Mondays from 9 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. Ready-picked or pick-your-own pumpkins grown on site by the Vogel family are currently available. Varieties include Cinderella, Jarradale, Big Max, Casperita, and Pie Pumpkins. Jack O’Lanterns will soon be available as well.

Pumpkin season runs through the end of October at Vogel Orchard, 12862 E US Hwy 290.

Texas Hill Country Wineries Wine Month Trail – October 1 to 31

September 26th, 2014 by Jeff

42 Texas Hill Country wineries participate with free tastings and discounts.

This year, your ticket will include a FULL tasting at each member winery. Tastings will be limited to four a day and you will receive a passport tasting book to help track where you’ve been. Tickets also include the 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases at each winery. Ticket quantities are limited and must be purchased online.

$35 per person or $60 per couple.

Movies Under the Starts at the LBJ Ranch: A Hard Day’s Night – October 3

September 24th, 2014 by Jeff

Just like the Johnson family enjoyed in the 1960′s. This month the LBJ Ranch is showing “A Hard Day’s Night”, the Beatles first movie, and featuring Beatles music by “The Eggmen” from Austin. The program starts at 6 pm when The Eggmen will play the first of two 50 minute sets. At 8:30 pm, the park will show the film. Guests are encouraged to begin arriving at 5 pm and all are invited to dress up in Beatles clothing and 60′s attire for a chance to win prizes for best costumes. The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks.

6 pm. Free.

For further information and driving directions, please call 830-868-7128, ext. 244.

St. John Lutheran Annual Homecoming – September 25

September 24th, 2014 by Jeff

The St. John Lutheran Annual Homecoming event to honor the ancestors who founded this community and the church (which was built in 1897) will be held this Sunday, September 25 at the church at 14689 Lower Crabapple Road, in Fredericksburg. This event begins with a worship service at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbecue lunch at noon. Cost for lunch is by donation. For details, call 830-685-3385.

Farm Demonstration Day at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site – September 27

September 23rd, 2014 by Jeff

Step back in time and come visit and tour the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, at the LBJ Ranch. Period-dressed costumed park interpreters will take you back in time to the traditions of a 1915 German farm family and will show how the necessary, low profile chores needed to be done in order to survive in the Texas Hill Country prior to electricity and running water. Visitors will discover how common things used today were vital in life of yester years. All park visitors should stop first at the State Park Visitor Center to obtain a free park permit, map and visitor event information before they travel back in time at the living history farm.

10 am to 3 pm. Free, but donations are welcome. Call 830-644-2252 for details.

Hill Top Cafe Dinner Concert Series – 10/2

September 23rd, 2014 by Jeff

This month featuring songwriter extraordinaire Gary Nicholson along with Johnny Nicholas and Hell Bent.  Ticket price includes meal. Reservations recommended.

Doors at 5:30 pm; show at 7 pm. Main Dining Room $65 per person; Cavern Dining Room $40 per person. 10661 N. US Highway 87. Call (830) 997-8922 for more information.

Fall Wine & Food Festival – September 27

September 22nd, 2014 by Jeff

Tickets are available at the door of Texas Vineyards and Beyond, 329 1/2 E. Main St., or by phone for this event which will feature tastings from several Texas wineries and local food venues. Tickets include a souvenir wine glass plus wine and food tastings. Meet the winemakers and purchase autographed/personalized bottles. Live music by Ben Beckendorf. At Texas Vineyards & Beyond.

1 to 5 pm. $12 per person. Call 830-990-9199 for details.

Are you Ready for Oktoberfest?

September 21st, 2014 by Jeff

JessicaOompah at its best!  Food and drink – food booths are ready to serve up sausage-on-a-stick, strudel, burgers, potato pancakes, Kraut and more.  Over 50 varieties of domestic, German and Texas beer.  Over 40 artisans – you won’t be able to resist the unique wares including handmade works of wood, pottery, clothing, glass, jewelry, gifts and art.  Fun awaits in Kinderpark – for kids (of all ages) a hi-striker, duck pond, bungee jump, great games, slide and Sunshine the Clown.  Take a memory home from the photo booth or with souvenirs.  Live music on four different stages all weekend long.  Come celebrate Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg!

Friday 6 pm to midnight; Saturday 10 am to midnight; Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.  $7 per person; $1 children 12 and under; under 6 free.  Two-day passes $12; three-day passes $16.  Gate opens at noon on Friday for advance ticket sales and information.

Call (830) 997-4810 for more details.

At this time, we are completely booked for Oktoberfest. Cancellations can happen, so call us if you have problems finding a room. Also check with the Fredericksburg Visitors Center, they try to keep track of who has openings during these busy times. Their number is 888-997-3600.

URBANherbal Cooking & Gardening Classes: September 27 “Wine, Cheese and Herb Pairings”

September 20th, 2014 by Jeff

“Wine, Cheese and Herb Pairings”. 11 am. $75 per person.

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. 407 Whitney Street.

Reserve you seat now!! wvarney@urbanherbal.com or 830-456-9667

Sustainability Green Home Tour – September 20

September 19th, 2014 by Jeff

Fredericksburg SHINES, a local organization dedicated to educating the public about sustainable living, will host their second annual Fredericksburg fall tour of homes to spotlight local examples of sustainable, green-living practices. Nine homes will be featured on the tour. Sustainable practices to be showcased on the tour include solar applications for electricity generation and water heating. Also, for those interested in water applications, there will be examples of xeriscaping and sites with various-sized rainwater collection systems – some large enough to replace wells. Tickets for the event include a driving map and a description of what is available for viewing at each home. Tickets may be purchased online. Proceeds will help Fredericksburg SHINES to position Fredericksburg as the sustainability capital of Texas by staging more community educational events and offering consulting for those interested in sustainable living.

9 am to 3 pm. $25 per person.