Texas Independence Event on Marktplatz – July 12

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.

Gästehaus Schmidt Christmas Office Hours

Holiday Office Hours:

Thursday December 23 – 9 am to 8 pm

Friday, December 24 – 9 am to 12 pm

Saturday, December 25 – CLOSED

Sunday, December 26 – 10 am to 4 pm

When you made your reservation, we sent you a confirmation and a map to your accommodation.  (There is a computer on the Internet that thinks we send spam, and our email may not have reached you.  Check your junk mail folder.)  We just mailed reminder letters with maps a week ago.  Please bring your map with you. The map has the key arrangements, and who to contact should you have any problems while we are closed.  Follow the Holiday and After Hours key arrangements on the map.  Where applicable, we will deliver the keys to your property at 2 pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Unfortunately, your are responsible for your reservation even if you leave the map at home, or do not print the email we sent you.

Please be aware that GPS is not reliable with some new 911 addresses in the county, or with new streets in town.  The maps we sent have directions to get you to the property.

Golden Hub Thanksgiving Dinner – November 24

The Golden Hub Community Center, 1009 North Lincoln Street, will hold a Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at 1009 N. Lincoln Street.

The event is open to anyone of any age. Turkey, ham, and dressing, and drinks will be provided. Diners are asked to bring a side dish, vegetables, salad, or dessert, if possible.

Reservations should be made by calling 997-7131.

The Golden Hub is a non-profit organization that manages the local Meals on Wheels program, which serves disabled and homebound seniors with a hot, daily, delivered meal. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. People of any age are welcome to come to eat lunch at the Hub, as well as participate in activities held there.

Main Street Trolley Service

Let Main Street Trolley do the driving while you’re shopping the 150+ stores, art galleries, wine tasting rooms and boutiques along Fredericksburg’s Main Street on Saturdays. Route runs from the Visitor Information Center at 302 E. Austin (where there’s plenty of public parking), to the Pioneer Museum at 325 W. Main St., with stops at every corner along the way. Hop on, hop off. Cost to ride is only $0.25 per hop-on (ride) or $1.00 for an all-day pass. Call 1-866-889-7433 for more information and the exact route.

Lenten Fish Fry – March 30

The Parish Societies of St Mary’s Parish (Knights of Columbus #9765, St Mary’s School PTC, Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Catholic Daughters, St Ann’s Society, & St Joseph’s Society) will be hosting a Lenten Fish Fry Dinner beginning on Feb 24th Every Friday evening throughout Lent, from 5-7:30 pm at St. Joseph’s Halle, as an opportunity for the entire community of Fredericksburg to join in a constructive community outreach.  The event is not viewed as a fundraiser but as an effort to bring together those of ALL faiths to meet for dialogue, discussion, and dining during the Lenten Season. For those who wish to attend, Stations of the Cross Devotion will occur on Friday’s at 6pm in the Marien Kirche with plenty of opportunity to attend the meal following the devotion.  This is our 3rd year for this event and the support and attendance has been outstanding from the community over the past 2 years.   Meals to go will be available, but there is no drive thru as we are hoping that people will wish to stay, meet new people, visit with old friends, and socialize during the event. Call Darin Holmes 456-1999 or Carlos Juenke 456-9645 for more information.

Fredericksburg in October Photo Contest

FBpost_imgWhen you visit Fredericksburg, Texas and the Texas Hill Country in October, make sure to bring your camera! We’re sponsoring a photo contest, looking for your best photos of Fredericksburg landmarks and activities. You could win two short wine tours from Texas Wine Tours or two tickets to Rockbox Theater.

Naturally, there are rules. Click the image to go to the entry page on Facebook and check them out. You do have to “Like” us on Facebook to enter.

The winner will be chosen by an independent panel of judges between November 15 and November 31. The winner will be posted on our Facebook page on December 15 by 6 pm Central Time.

First Prize: Two Tickets for a Short Wine Tour with Texas Wine Tours

Second Prize: Two General Admission tickets to Rockbox Theater

Enjoy your visit to Fredericksburg. And take some photos!

Last Farmers Market of the Summer – Today!

Fredericksburg Farmers Market Every ThursdayThis Thursday, August 25, is the last day of the summer season for the Fredericksburg Farmers Market. Stop by Kinderhalle at the Fredericksburg Marktplatz from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. to pick up fresh produce, enjoy live music, and more. Plans are in the works for the Fredericksburg Farmers Market to return the first Thursday in October – watch for more updates. The fall location will be on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum at 325 W. Main St. For more information about the Fredericksburg Farmers Market, log on to www.fbgfarmersmarket.com.

Dogvember Fest

Throw us a bone! 1st Annual event to be held at the future site of the Fredericksburg Dog Park located in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Highway 16 south.  Bring the family and your leashed dogs and enjoy the festivities, donate and tour the land granted by the City of Fredericksburg!  Activities include “Yoga with Your Dog” at 9 am, “Get Fit with Fido” at 10:30 am and contests for Best Dog Tricks, Best Dog Costume and Best Dog & Owner Costume – judging begins at 11:10 am.

8:30 to 11:30 am.  All donations will support the construction of the Fredericksburg Dog Park.