Jaycees Turkey Shoot – November 1

Have you ever been to a Turkey Shoot?

Well now is your chance….the Fredericksburg Jaycees are having their 60th annual Turkey Shoot two weekends in a row..
Sunday October 27th and Friday November 1st from 10:00 a.m. to dusk!

Come see all the action on both weekends.

Live turkey head shoot, sight in range, bow and arrow, no hand guns, WIN PRIZES… also the paddle wheel, food and refreshments available.

At the Tivydale Shooting Rang, 13 miles west on Tivydale Road (FM 2093)

Holidays and Events

As a reminder, most of our properties have a two night minimum on holiday and event weekends, and charge weekend rates on holidays.  Sunday, February 20 is an event weekend and we will be charging weekend rates.

We consider Spring Break to be a holiday, and from March 11th to March 19th we will charge weekend rates.

Merry Christmas!

marktplatz2010We are closed today so we can celebrate Christmas with out families.

We will deliver the keys to your accommodation, where appropriate, by 2 pm.

We will not be answering our on call phone, so please call the owner or manager of the property if you encounter any problems. Their name and number is on the information sheet we provided you. It is also posted in the room.

We will reopen Friday, December 26 at 9 am.

Merry Christmas!

Plan Your Visit to Fredericksburg, TX with Our Free Smartphone App

GHSscreenshotThe Gastehaus Schmidt app has built in GPS directions to many events and locations in Fredericksburg, Texas and the Texas Hill Country. 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!

Plan Your Visit to Fredericksburg, TX with Our Free Smartphone App

GHSscreenshotThe Gastehaus Schmidt app has built in GPS directions to many events and locations in Fredericksburg, Texas and the Texas Hill Country. 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!

What’$ It Worth Returns to Pioneer Museum

The Gillespie County Historical Society’s popular “What’$ It Worth?” event returns to the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg on April 15 & 16, 2011 with a new, juried photo contest, new, informative seminars, and additional expert appraisers.

Eight independent antique appraisers will be available from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday to appraise treasures and collectibles, including furniture, paintings, sculpture, art, photographs, books, silver, glass, toys, guns, knives, western and Fredericksburg memorabilia.

Individual appraisals will be offered at $10 per item. Large items can be appraised by bringing in a high-quality photograph with written detail if available.

Visitors can also purchase tickets for seminars on Saturday. They are:

  • 9:30-10:15 Provenance -Stephen Vollmer
  • 10:30-11:15 Antique Guns and Fire Arms & their Evolution in Texas -Jim Thompson
  • 11:30-12:15 Antique China -Eva Lee
  • 1:00-1:45 Incorporating Antiques into the Home –Brenda Newman & Michelle Weberpal

Seminars are $10 each, or guests can purchase VIP tickets for $50. A VIP ticket will admit the holder to up to four seminars by antique experts and includes two appraisals.

On Friday evening, April 15, guests are invited to a catered cocktail reception from 6:30 – 9:00 pm inside the historical Sanctuary and Social Hall of the Museum. The reception features popular TV appraiser Bruce Shackelford as the guest speaker. Shackelford is the former director of the Creek Indian Council House Museum and has served as curator for a number of exhibits for the Wittee Museum and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.

There will also be door prizes, Silent Auction, and hors d’oeuvres, catered by featured Fredericksburg Restaurants: August E’s, Amish Market, Bejas, Chocolat, Dutchman’s, Fredericksburg Fudge, Navajo Grill, Sunset Grill, with beer, wine, champagne, soft drinks. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members and will include one free appraisal on Saturday.

The public is invited to submit entries for the new, juried photo contest. The theme is black and white historical images from a creative point of view, and is to be the photographer’s original work.

The jury will award prizes of $100, $50, and $25 for top entries. Entry fees are $10 per image or 3 images for $25 and contestants may enter as many images as they wish.

Contest entries are due with payment by April 12 at the Society office, 312 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624. Further details will be made available on the website.

Event appraisers are independent of the museum and society. Appraisals are for fair-market value, and not intended for insurance and tax purposes. No appraisals offered on jewelry or Oriental items. The Museum holds no liability for inaccuracies or damaged items.

For information and to purchase tickets, call 830-997-2835, email info@pioneermuseum.net, or visit online at www.pioneermuseum.net.

Willie Nelson May NOT be Going to Luckenbach, Texas

Willie NelsonA few weeks ago, during a radio interview, Willie Nelson said he was going to have another July 4th Picnic in Luckenbach, where it was held for four years, from 1996-1999. Unfortunately, Willie may have been too eager.

Austin 360 Blog has reported that Luckenbach has decided not to put on the picnic, saying it was too much of a financial risk for them.

Luckenbach events manager Abbey Road said Tuesday, “We’re hoping that we could maybe do something more scaled back with Willie on the Fourth, but I’m waiting to hear back from his manager.”

Rockets 2012 – May 3-6

Students from 50 high schools across Texas will gather to launch 70 rockets up to two miles high and across the speed barrier as SystemsGo hosts Rockets 2012, Thursday, May 3 – Sunday, May 6, near Willow City north of Fredericksburg. For the first time, a second launch site will be set up near Houston on Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13, 2012

SystemsGo is a Fredericksburg-based nonprofit organization that created the educational rocket program now used in high schools in Texas. First-year students design rockets to carry a one-pound payload over one mile high. Second-generation projects will launch rockets designed to break the sound barrier and reach heights up to 12,000 feet.

The Hill Country launch takes place at Hillview Ranch, located north of Fredericksburg off the Willow City loop. Signs will be posted, and maps to the site, launch schedule, and complete listings of activities are posted online at www.systemsgo.org.

The launches are free and open to the public. The area should be considered an experimental testing range. Schedule may vary, mobility will be limited, access will be controlled, and visitors need to be aware that this is the first flight of all rockets.

For information on lodging, area restaurants, and other events in the Fredericksburg area, visitors are encouraged to contact the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, at 830-997-6523 or www.fredericksburg-texas.com. Organizers also are asking the public to consider supporting the Willow City Fire Department Fundraising Dinner that same weekend, as the fire department volunteers lend support to the launches.

SystemsGo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to help spread the program to other high schools in Texas. The goal of SystemsGo is to promote engineering studies and research, develop work force skills, and encourage students to enter academic and career paths in STEM fields that lead to careers in the engineering industries, using project-based activities. SystemsGo is endorsed by NASA and certified by The Space Foundation.

Anyone wanting to start a program, to provide support, bring a group, or to learn more about SystemsGo can visit www.systemsgo.org or call 830-997-3567.

Oktoberfest Reminder Letters

photoSince so many of our guests make their Oktoberfest reservations a year in advance, we like to send them reminder letters. The reminders will go out this weekend. So if you have a reservation us at Oktoberfest, look for an envelope from us in your mailbox. We’re including the entertainment list for the weekend.

Don’t forget that our app, for both iOS and Android, can give you turn by turn directions to all the activities going on that weekend and to select restaurants and shops!

Prosit! and see you in 35 days!