2015 Texas VW Classic – April 18-19

texas-vw-classic-logoA weekend of camping, cruising and Volkswagenism at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, on highway 16 south. Roll through the Hill Country on the Bluebonnet Cruise followed by a BBQ dinner on Saturday. The Big Show is on Sunday with an awards presentation at 3 pm. At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Please check the website, www.texasvwclassic.com for more information as it becomes available.

Daily 8 am to 10 pm. Spectators are free.

Old Railroad Tunnel Bat Cave

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.

(Click here for a Google Map.)


FTC presents The Sentimental Journey Orchestra Holiday Show – 12/11-14

Celebrate the holidays with the music of the fabulous Big Bands of the 1940′s . . . Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and more. ”The greatest music from the greatest generation!” At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2 pm. $29 adults; $12 for youth 17 and under. Call (830) 997-3588 for details or tickets

Historic School Open House at Grapetown School – April 30

Join the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools Trail for their open house at the Grapetown School on Grapetown Rd., off U.S. Hwy 290 East. The Trail allows visitors to learn about the education and customs of the 19th century residents of German heritage in the Hill Country. Each month a different rural county school will host an open house and tour. Color coded maps of the trail are available at the Visitor Center at 302 E. Austin Street. Please call (830) 669-2855for more information.

Lutheran Fall Fest – September 15

The 25th annual Lutheran Fall Festival will be held on September 15, 2012 at Marktplatz!

The Fall Festival is the annual fundraiser for Lutheran Camp Chrysalis. They have planned a day for all ages so bring your friends, family, and neighbors. The day will start with the “Hit the Trails Running 5K” through Fredericksburg at 7:30 am. There are different categories of the run so feel free to walk with a group of friends, or try to beat your best time. For our littler legs, they have the Kids Dash at 8:45 am. At 9:00 am the rest of the events kick off with live music, artisan vendors, live and silent auctions, and tons of games and activities for the kids. The annual Chili Cook-Off kicks off at 10:00 am (judging at 11:00) and the tasting will go on all afternoon! Domino’s & cards will be played all day in the music pavilion so get your game face on!! Kids and adults of all ages will be having a blast, so make sure you have your camera for family pictures. Special areas are set up for photo opportunities! Thinking of food? Well you should because there will be plenty of options! While you’ll have lots of chili to choose from, various food trucks will make their way to Fredericksburg from all over Southwest Texas! They will be serving up a wide range of yummy lunch treats that will work for any and all appetites. Of course there will be Texas sweet treats too, so be on the look-out for apple & pecan pies and other baked goodies. For more information about the Fall Festival, to be a Craft or Food vendor, to participate in the annual chili cook-off, or to sign up for the 5K (walk or run) please go to http://www.crosstrails.org/support-cross-trails/fall-festival. You may also contact Dianna Hopkins, Director of Development at Dianna@CrossTrails.org.