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PCAA Concert in the Park – August 24

August 19th, 2014 by Jeff

Come listen, dance or both!

Free Sunday evening concert in the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz.  Listen, dance or both!  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks.  This month featuring Almost Patsy Cline Band.

Bring your chairs, eats and drinks.  At the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz along N. Adams. 6:30 to 8 pm. For more information call 830-997-8515

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.

“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 Theater Company presents “The Fantasticks”

August 8th, 2014 by Jeff

The story of two fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. This is a special one weekend event honoring Harvey Schmidt, the American Theatre Hall of Fame Composer and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2 pm. $29 adults; $12 for youth 17 and under. Call 830-997-3588 for more information.

Rambling Rosé at Becker Vineyards – August 9

August 7th, 2014 by Jeff

Think Pink! Participate in a blind tasting of a selection of rosé wines from around the world and benefit Culinaria, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing international culture to the Hill Country through great wines and flavorful recipes. Also enjoy a selection of small bites specially prepared to compliment the flavor and profile of the rosé wines. Tickets available online.

Two sessions only at 1 and 3 pm. $25 per person.