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Corn Maze,Pumpkin Patch and Fall Market

October 14th, 2014 by Jeff

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, pumpkin painting and pumpkin tic-tac-toe at 502 Jenschke Lane off Hwy 290 East. On October 11, there will be a team of Welch ponies pulling the hay wagon! Additional activities include corn shelling and face painting. The fall market will offer decorative pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, local fruits and vegetables, homemade jellies and jams, cracked and shelled pecans, homemade treats and cold drinks.

Admission is $7 for age 2 and up. Hours during October and November are Thursday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm. Call 830-644-8009 for more information.

Are you Ready for Oktoberfest?

September 21st, 2014 by Jeff

JessicaOompah at its best!  Food and drink – food booths are ready to serve up sausage-on-a-stick, strudel, burgers, potato pancakes, Kraut and more.  Over 50 varieties of domestic, German and Texas beer.  Over 40 artisans – you won’t be able to resist the unique wares including handmade works of wood, pottery, clothing, glass, jewelry, gifts and art.  Fun awaits in Kinderpark – for kids (of all ages) a hi-striker, duck pond, bungee jump, great games, slide and Sunshine the Clown.  Take a memory home from the photo booth or with souvenirs.  Live music on four different stages all weekend long.  Come celebrate Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg!

Friday 6 pm to midnight; Saturday 10 am to midnight; Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.  $7 per person; $1 children 12 and under; under 6 free.  Two-day passes $12; three-day passes $16.  Gate opens at noon on Friday for advance ticket sales and information.

Call (830) 997-4810 for more details.

At this time, we are completely booked for Oktoberfest. Cancellations can happen, so call us if you have problems finding a room. Also check with the Fredericksburg Visitors Center, they try to keep track of who has openings during these busy times. Their number is 888-997-3600.

Sustainability Green Home Tour – September 20

September 19th, 2014 by Jeff

Fredericksburg SHINES, a local organization dedicated to educating the public about sustainable living, will host their second annual Fredericksburg fall tour of homes to spotlight local examples of sustainable, green-living practices. Nine homes will be featured on the tour. Sustainable practices to be showcased on the tour include solar applications for electricity generation and water heating. Also, for those interested in water applications, there will be examples of xeriscaping and sites with various-sized rainwater collection systems – some large enough to replace wells. Tickets for the event include a driving map and a description of what is available for viewing at each home. Tickets may be purchased online. Proceeds will help Fredericksburg SHINES to position Fredericksburg as the sustainability capital of Texas by staging more community educational events and offering consulting for those interested in sustainable living.

9 am to 3 pm. $25 per person.

Cross Trails Ministry Fall Festival 2014 – September 20

September 17th, 2014 by Jeff

This Lutheran Fall Festival at Marktplatz is fun for everyone! The event kicks off with a 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 am and everything else begins at 9 am with live music, kids’ activites, artisan craft vendors, a silent auction, chili cook-off and so much more! Proceeds benefit Cross Trails Ministery.

9 am to 3 pm. Free admission. Call 830-257-6340 for more information

Fredericksburg Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary Celebration – September 9

September 8th, 2014 by Jeff

The oldest operating brewpub in Texas is celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary! Join us for a Brews & BBQ Bash and enjoy live music by The Sauerkrauts. 245 E. Main Street
5 to 9 pm.

Classic Country Band playing at The Golden Hub – September 12

September 8th, 2014 by Jeff

At the Golden Hub Community Center, 1009 N. Lincoln. A delicious dinner will also be available by donation from 6 to 7 pm. BYOB all drinks.

7 to 10 pm. $5 requested donation cover charge. Call 830-997-7131 for more information.

126th Gillespie County Fair Livestock Shows

August 20th, 2014 by Jeff

IMG_5995Chicken, Rabbit and Dorper Breeding Sheep on Friday. Jackpot Swine Show, Breeding Sheep Show, Breeding Angora Goat Show and Breeding Cattle on Saturday. Steer Jackpot Show and Texas Wether Buck and Doe Sale on Sunday. At the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive on S. Hwy 16. For a detailed schedule, please call  (830) 997-2359 or visit the website.

Starts at 9 am daily.

Gillespie County Fair Parade – August 22

August 18th, 2014 by Jeff

P1010240The parade down Main Street is the official opening of the 126th 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.

Antique Tractor & Engine Club Heritage Show – August 21-24

August 17th, 2014 by Jeff

In conjunction with the Gillespie County Fair, Rusty Iron puts on Antique Tractor pulls and games, hay baling, blacksmithing, sawmill demonstration, kids’ events and more.

Gates open daily at 10 AM.

Free with regular admission to the Gillespie County Fair.

126th Gillespie County Fair – 8/21-24

August 16th, 2014 by Jeff

IMG_3067Join us for a weekend of Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County hospitality, including fun, entertainment and a few ice cold beverages at the 126th Gillespie County Fair – the oldest, consecutive annual County Fair in the State of Texas.

Once again we will have a great lineup of events – carnival and midway, great fair food, livestock exhibits in the show barn, agriculture and household exhibits, arts and crafts booths, antique tractor shows, live pari-mutuel horse racing, and dancing under the stars to live music!

Thurs gates open at 5 pm and admission is free.  Fri gates open at 1 pm and all students, kids and seniors are free.  Sat and Sun gates open at 10 am and general admission is $5 for adults; $1 ages 6 to 12; under 6 free.  Sat dance and admission after 6 pm is $10.  Box seats for horse racing are $9.

The Gillespie County Fairgrounds is on Highway 16 South. Just follow all the cars.