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Beer & Hymns at Pedernales Brewing Company – July 5

June 30th, 2014 by Jeff

24468550Come by Pedernales Brewing Company one mile south of Fredericksburg, Texas, at 97 Hitchin’ Post Trail, for a pint and some singing. Beer & Hymns will be held on the first Saturday of each month beginning March 1, 2014 from 5 to 6 pm. Singing will be lead local band meister Bill Smallwood. Beer will be $4 a pint, no entrance fee and no purchase necessary.

Pacific Combat Zone Reenactment – July 5 and 6

June 29th, 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).

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing – July 4

June 29th, 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.

Jaycees Children’s Magic Show – July 3

June 28th, 2014 by Jeff

Fundraising event to be held at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium (Highway 16 South) at 7 pm. Call (830) 456-2698 for more information.

July 4th Office Hours

June 28th, 2014 by Jeff

Our office will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday, July 4. If you are arriving on July 4th, please follow the key arrangements on the map we sent you.

Have a Happy Fourth of July!

Roots Music Series “Texas Americana Night” – June 28

June 26th, 2014 by Jeff

Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum, 325 West 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 Americana Night” featuring Weldon Henson at 7 pm and Hal Ketchum at 8:50 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. Call 830-990-8441 for more information.

Zion Music Festival – June 28

June 25th, 2014 by Jeff

high-res-promoZion Music Festival is an event meant to connect with families & friends, worship God, and see hearts changed. Our mission is the fight against drug & alcohol abuse and our target group is our Youth…the next generation, and to reach them through the ministry of music.

We recognize the powerful message and influence music can have on a person’s life. Music can inspire & uplift a person through song and encouraging lyrics. We believe we need to meet a person “where they’re at” and create an environment for the whole family to enjoy.

BEC Recording Artists, Seventh Day Slumber, will be headlining Zion Music Festival 2014, on Marktplatz!

Garth & Friends Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater – June 27 and 28

June 21st, 2014 by Jeff

Stephen Fairchild and his fellow entertainers are excited to bring a wonderful country tribute to some of the biggest stars in the genre to Rockbox Theater, 109 North Llano Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Tributes to Garth Brooks, Allen Jackson, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn and a little comedic surprise are all mashed together in a fun and energizing two hour show.

Three performances only: Friday at 8 pm and Saturday at 4:30 and 8 pm. $37 – $47 adults; $17 youth.

Fredericksburg Trade Days – June 20-21

June 19th, 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.

Pedernales Brewing Company Tours and Tastings

June 18th, 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.