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37th Annual Hill Country Auto Swap Meet – July 26-27

July 21st, 2014 by Jeff

Featuring a car corral, flea market with over 900 spaces, free parking and free shuttle service on Saturday. Concessions available. At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, on Highway 16 South.

Friday and Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday 8 am to noon. Free admission. Call 830-998-4058 for more information

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.

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.

(Click here for a Google Map.)

 

 

Old Railroad Tunnel Bat Cave

July 10th, 2014 by Jeff

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.)

 

The Gastehaus Schmidt App Has GPS Directions to Fredericksburg Events

July 7th, 2014 by Jeff

GHSscreenshotThe Gastehaus Schmidt app has built in GPS directions to many events and locations. Need GPS directions to a winery or the Pedernales Brewing Company tasting room? Before you arrive in Fredericksburg, download our iPhone or Android app.

  • There is an “What’s Happening” tab with GPS directions to the events around town.
  • You can find GPS directions to select wineries, restaurants and shops as well.
  • Send a “Wish You Were Here” e-Post Card directly from the app to one of your friends!
  • You can also preview some of our lodging.

The app is free. Comment here, or on our Facebook page, and let us know what you think!

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.

July 4th Office Hours

July 4th, 2014 by Jeff

Our office will be open from 10 am to 4 pm today, so that we may celebrate Independence Day with our families. Please follow the after hours key arrangements on the map we sent you.

As a reminder, there will be a 4th of July parade on Main Street from 10 am to 11 am.

Have a Happy 4th of July!

Pedernales Brewing Company 4th of July Hours

July 3rd, 2014 by Jeff

The tasting room at Pedernales Brewing Company will be open from noon to 5 pm on Friday July 4th! 97 Hitchin Post Trail.

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.

Memorial Day Hours

May 26th, 2014 by Jeff

We hope you are having an enjoyable Memorial Day. Our office will be open from 10 am until 4 pm today.