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Wine Road 290 presents Chili & Chillin’ – July 19

July 18th, 2014 by Jeff

Wine Road 290 wine trail, invite you to participate in a Saturday, July 19 EVENT. Each winery will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present Chili & Chilin. We know, it’s hot, but Texans love their chili and the wineries want to emphasize the versatility of wine and food pairings. Come, taste and realize that anytime is a great time for Chili & Chilin.

Some of the top “hill country” restaurants will “team” with a winery and prepare a Chili and serve to you with a wine from the winery, but of course you will have the opportunity to taste other of the fine wines from the winery during your visit.

Take the weekend, get away to the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY and see why we have been rated the second most desired “wine destination” in America.

Each of the 12 wineries will team with a top restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to present Chili & Chilin. No ticket to buy, just drive to each of the wineries and get your serving of a Chili tasting paired with a sample of that winery’s fine wine. ·

Visit www.wineroad290.com for map. Just 40 miles between the west-most winery (Chisholm Trail Winery) and the east-most winery (Texas Hills Vineyard). The other ten wineries are in-between.·
No TICKET required! Most wineries have a small “tasting fee” that is normally charged; there is no additional fee for the EVENT.

Wineries participating (listed from west to east) are: Chisholm Trail Winery, Fredericksburg Winery, Rancho Ponte, Four Point Cellars, Grape Creek Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Woodrose Winery, Pedernales Cellars, William Chris Vineyards & Texas Hills Vineyard.

 

Roots Music Series “Electric Blues Night” – July 26

July 16th, 2014 by Jeff

Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.! 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 “Electric Blues Night” featuring The Peterson Brothers Band at 6:30 pm, Bobby Mack at 7:45 pm and Chris Duarte Group 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.

Night in Old Fredericksburg Festival and Race Meet – July 19

July 15th, 2014 by Jeff

The 51st NIOF returns to the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive off Hwy 16 South, this year for one big, glorious summer evening where you can celebrate everything that makes Fredericksburg special! Enjoy cold beverages and delicious food. Thrill to a full afternoon of quarter horse and thoroughbred races. Participate in dominoes, Bavarian beer maid races, yodeling, shoe slapping, stein holding, chicken dancing and beer keg rolling. Vote for your favorites in the Lone Star Barbecue Society BBQ cook-off and CASI-sanctioned chili cook-off. Polka to the Off the Grid Band at 3 pm and the 7 Dutchmen at 7 pm. Then continue to dance under the stars to the Jake Hooker Band from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. You won’t want to miss it! Please visit the website for a complete schedule of events.

1 pm to midnight. Tickets are $7 before 6 pm and include the horse races. Tickets are $10 after 6 pm and include the dance. Tickets are available online.

Trade Days at Sunday Farms

July 13th, 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.

The Art of Daniel Adams at Artisans at Rocky Hill – July 4 to 18

July 11th, 2014 by Jeff

Artisans, 234 West Main, presents “Feathers and Flora”, a collection of paintings of colorful hummingbirds, birds, animals and flowers by master illustrator Daniel Adams.  Artist reception from 5 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Call  (830) 990-8160 for details.

Grapetown Road Bridge Closed Until May 2015

July 10th, 2014 by Jeff

detourIf you want to visit Alamo Springs General Store and Cafe the Old Railroad Tunnel Wildlife Management Area Bat Cave, you will have to take an alternate route. If you are staying at Hill Country Bungalow, Grape Creek Bungalow, Alamo Springs Country Cabin or Barn, or Hill Country Vista Ranch, you need to take that route as well. The bridge over the Pedernales River is being rebuilt.

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. Take a left to go to Grape Creek Bungalow, Hill Country Bungalow, Alamo Springs Country Cabin or Barn, Alamo Springs Cafe, and the Bat Cave. Turn right to reach Hill country Vista Ranch.

If you would like a new map for your reservation, please call us toll free at 866-427-8374.

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Free Archery Clinic – July 10

July 9th, 2014 by Jeff

Every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 pm and learn the sport of archery at LBJ State Park Baseball Field on Highway 290 East. Bows and arrows will be supplied. Great fun for all ages. Please call 830/644-2252 for more information. Free, but donations are welcome

Texas Independence Event on Marktplatz – July 12

July 7th, 2014 by Jeff

Calling all history buffs! Here is a new event about Texas Independence featuring Austin talk show host Jack Blood and others who will talk about the history of Texas. There will also be live music, vendors and refreshments available. More details to be announced. Save the date!

On Marktplatz from 9 am to 5 pm. $10 per person admission. Call (830) 997-1908 for more information.

Movies Under the Stars at LBJ Ranch this Saturday

July 6th, 2014 by Jeff

The public is invited to enjoy a free 7:30 p.m. screening of the “Viva Las Vegas“, this Saturday, July 12, at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park on Hwy 290 E. near Stonewall.  Gates open at 7:00 p.m. with show time at sunset. Parking is available on the airstrip. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets for this fun night under the stars! Free popcorn will be available. For details, call 830-868-7128, ext. 244

18th Annual Scholarship Fest – July 5

July 4th, 2014 by Jeff

Annual event being held this year in conjunction with horse racing weekend.  Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the races and prizes will be awarded between races.  Proceeds provide local students with scholarship opportunities.

11 am to 10 pm.  $25 per person for horse racing and Scholarship Fest; $20 for Scholarship Fest only.

For details, call 830-997-2359 or log on to www.gillespiefair.com.