Sängerfest German Chorale Concert – September 21

Bringing more than 300 singers to Fredericksburg, this German chorale concert will feature eight different choirs from San Antonio, New Braunfels, Corpus Christi and Fredericksburg. This year, the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir will host the event, the 122nd Sängerfest of the Texanischer Gebirgssaengerbund, a tradition begun in 1881. For the festival, a commemorative “Festscrift” program will be printed. Event to be held at the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center, 306 W. San Antonio Street.

1 pm. Admission is free. Call 830-997-3936 for more information.

5th Annual HOSA Health Run – May 26

5 & 10K run/walk benefitting local Health Occupations Students of America vying for National Competition.

Registration at 7:30 am; run starts at 8:30 am at the Fredericksburg High School Stadium.

$20 for adults; $10 for children and high school students. Please call for more information.

Address: FHS Stadium on Billie Drive off Hwy 16 South. Call (830) 992-9692 for more information

Fredericksburg Community Orchestras Concert – May 18

Individuals and groups of the Fredericksburg Community Orchestras will present their Spring Concert this Saturday, May 18, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Fredericksburg.

The program is free and open to the public. Theresa Britt is conductor and director.

The Advanced Youth Ensemble begins the concert with Canon in D, by Pachelbel.

The FCO String Orchestra performs four pieces:
Concerto No. 9 in A Minor (Mvmt. I), DeBeriot, featuring Mary Beth McQueen on violin
Espana Waltz, Emil Waldteufel
Over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
Sea Songs, Ralph Vaughan Williams

The remainder of the program features recital pieces by FCO Suzuki students on violin, cello, and viola.

The public is invited to enjoy refreshments following the performances.

FCO has two other events coming up in June. The Summer Strings Half Day Summer Camp takes place June 10-13, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg. Cost is $95 per student.

The FCO fundraiser is set for June 13 at Luckenbach, TX. The orchestra and quartet will perform classical and fiddle tunes in an outdoor and informal concert setting, and host a barbecue dinner.

Information on all of these events is online at www.fredericksburgorchestra.com, via email at info@fredericksburgorchestra.com, or by calling (806) 549-2483. Anyone wishing to provide financial or volunteer support is invited to contact FCO.

The Fredericksburg Community Orchestra is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of string education in the Hill Country. The orchestra consists of community members of all ages. The mission of Fredericksburg Community Orchestras is to promote string education in Fredericksburg and surrounding communities.


Experimental Aircraft Association Airport Day – April 5

A chance for the public to get up-close looks at a variety of aircraft will be offered during “Airport Day”.  Hosting the free event will be the local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1088.  Expected to be on hand for the day will be several military-type planes, such as the Bird Dogs, which will be flying in formation.  The north area of the airport will be open to the general public to view aircraft.  Antique automobiles will also be on display.  Hamburgers grilled on site and other refreshments will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for local Boy Scouts.  Young Eagle flights will be available for youth 8 to 17 years of age.  At the Gillespie County Airport.

10 am to 2 pm.  Free. 191 Airport Rd off of S. State Hwy 16. Call  (830) 990-5764 for details.

URBANherbal Cooking & Gardening Classes: Tamales, Tamales, Tamales – January 4

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“Tamales, Tamales, Tamales”. From appetizers to entrees to dessert tamales – find new ways to enjoy this Mexican favorite with herbs. $75 per person. By reservation.

Contact URBANherbal to custom design your private class/party for a couple’s retreat, for your group or organization, bridal or baby shower. Our preset classes are small and intimate maximum of 10 participants. Cancellations must be made 72 hours before class date in order to obtain a refund. See our website for more details.

Reserve you seat now!! wvarney@urbanherbal.com or 830-456-9667

Fall Farmers Market – November 8

The Fredericksburg Farmers Market and Pioneer Museum are partnering to extend the popular weekly event into the fall. Every Thursday, starting on October 4, shoppers can pick up fresh farm produce and prepared food in a historic setting. Hours are 4 to 6:30 p.m. Fall market will continue for seven weeks through November 15.

Shoppers can enjoy live music each week.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg. There will be free admission to the museum and grounds during market hours.

For information, contact the Pioneer Museum at 830-997-2835.

Harper Sesquicentennial

Harper, Texas, will celebrate 150 years!  It promises to be a great family event, beginning with a Cowboy Breakfast (by donation) at 8:00 a.m. at the Harper Community Park.  The parade begins at 10:00 a.m.  Other activities include a Dutch Oven cooking contest, tour of the Harper School, beard/mustache contest, 42 dominoes tournament, washer pitching, Extreme “Pinewood Derby” race, live music all day and evening dance featuring The New Age Out-Lawz.  There will be food and refreshment booths plus a BBQ dinner. For more information call (830) 739-8512.

Gillespie County Fair Parade – August 21

P1010240The parade down Main Street is the official opening of the 127th 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.