Jaycee’s Turkey Shoot – 10/31 & 11/5

The Fredericksburg Jaycees will host a live turkey shoot will be hosted November 5 at the Tivydale Shooting Range, 15.3 miles from Fredericksburg on FM 2093 (Tivydale Road). The shoot start at 10 a.m. at the range Offered will be a live turkey head shoot, sight-in range and separate archery shoot. No hand guns are allowed at the range.  Prizes will be awarded throughout the event, and food and refreshments will be available on site.  Call (830) 456-3604 if you have any questions or need more information.

The annual event lets hunters sharpen their marksmanship skills before hunting season opens on Saturday, November 5.

Eisbahn Open Through January 3

Fredericksburg, Texas’ Eisbahn is a new winter tradition

We don’t get a lot of cold weather in Fredericksburg, but every December we do have an ice rink, or eisbahn.

Hours are Mondays – Saturdays 4:00 – 8:00pm; Fridays & Saturdays and School Holidays 10:00am – 10:00pm; Sunday 1:00 – 8:00pm and closed on Christmas Day. For $10 you can skate all day.  The Eisbahn is open from November 28 until January 3.

Wine & Music Festival – May 7

Kick up your heels or sit back and just enjoy the relaxed ambiance at this year’s Hill Country Wine and Music Festival happening Saturday, May 7 (Mother’s Day weekend) at Wildseed Farms on Hwy 290 E. outside Fredericksburg. Continuous live music from noteworthy bands play backdrop to a day of cooking demonstrations by area restaurant chefs, wine tastings and more, plus there will be art and GO TEXAN vendor booths. It’s an occasion – one filled with laughter and fun.

2010 Roots Concert Series Finale This Weekend

Sept 25 – Latin/Conjunto Night

6pm – Jonas Alvarez
Jonas Alvarez combines Latin sounds and rhythms from around the world with passionate vocals and inspiring lyrics, to create a fusion of musical ideas he calls Latin American Roots music. His original songs earned first place in the 2005 and 2006 Austin Songwriters Contest and he was a semi-finalist in the 2006 International Songwriters Competition in Nashville.

7pm – The Texmaniacs
The Texmaniacs return to the Roots series for a performance that infuses traditional Texas music with contemporary vitality. The band has performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, International Accordion Festival, Kennedy Center, Governor of Texas Ball and many major festivals overseas. Their first CD included a legendary line-up of guest artists, such as Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, and Los Lobos. Los Texmaniacs current CD is the Grammy Award winning “Borders Y Bailes.”

8:50pm – Cerronato
The Austin band Cerronato plays an authentic version of Colombian vallenato and cumbia. Virtuoso accordionist and group leader Mike Maddux discovered the raw and intimate energy of the vallenato style, and incorporated it into his mix of Latin music. The band merges ornate melodies from the accordion with rumbling bass lines, the syncopation of the scraper, and the beat of the drums, punctuated by poignant four-part harmonies to create a captivating sound.

Meal:
Longhorn Street Cafe will serve choice of 12 oz. rib-eye charbroiled to order, beef or chicken fajitas, or carne guisada. Sides will consist of tortillas, rice, and ranchero beans, plus dessert – all for $9. Tea, sodas, beer, wine and water for sale on the grounds.

Venue:
The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg.
Entrance on Milam Street. Free parking. Bring lawn chairs.
All concerts take place on Saturdays, 6 – 10 p.m. Gates open and food is served beginning at 5 p.m.

Admission:
Admission is $12. Students high school age and younger are free.
Special! $2 off for advance online tickets, or bring web page printout to gate for $2 discount for everyone in group – www.pioneermuseum.net

Upcoming Concerts:
Next year marks the 10th Season. Watch for announcement of musical lineup and special surprises.

Proceeds Benefit:
Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society

Description:
A series of live, open-air eclectic Roots music concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting.

Contact:
Gillespie County Historical Society
312 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg TX 78624
830-997-2835 – FAX 830-997-3891

Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show – January 17-18

Get ready for the 42nd Annual Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Rockhounds, on Friday and Saturday. The show’s hours will be 9 AM until 6 PM on Saturday and 10 AM until 5 PM on Sunday at Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Park. As usual, there will be no admission charge for visitors.
The Fredericksburg Rockhounds is a non-profit organization for the study and enjoyment of gems, minerals, and fossils. It was founded in 1968 and is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) and the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies (SCFMS).

Art Past Dark – Cancelled

Although it still appears on several lists of events for Fredericksburg, November 12’s Art Past Dark has been cancelled.

There are still several art events starting or going on that weekend:  Die Kuntsler Fine Art Exhibit at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 West San Antonio Street;  Contemporary Masters Invitation Art Show and Sale at Fredericksburg Art Gallery, 314 East Main Street; and a watercolor show at Artisans at Rocky Hill, 234 West Main Street, across the street from our office.

Pacific Combat Zone Reenactment – November 8-9

Pacific Combat Zone Reenacment at the Nimitz museum November 13-14Living History re-enactors at the Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War will present three Pacific Combat Zone renenactment shows on both Saturday and Sunday. The 90-minute shows begin at 10:30am, 1:00 and 3:30 pm each day at the Pacific Combat Zone.

Visitors will learn about the American and Japanese forces as they prepare for battle on a Pacific island. Weapons will be discussed and demonstrated and later used in a final attack on the Japanese-held island. Attendees will feel the rumble of a Stewart tank as it moves past the audience and onto the battle field. The only operational WW II flame-thrower in Texas is used in the final assault.

Appropriate for the entire family, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. World War II veterans and children under six are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the Pacific Combat Zone at the beginning of each performance or in advance at the Front Desks of the Admiral Nimitz Museum on Main Street and the George H.W. Bush Gallery on E. Austin Street. The majority of the programs are standing room only so it’s advisable to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show times.

While 80 percent of the seating is shaded, sun screen and hats are recommended. Ear plugs will be provided.

The Pacific Combat Zone’s “Ship Store” will be in full operation before, during and after each performance. In addition to various snacks, bottled water and soda, there will be an assortment of adult and youth field gear, hats and tee shirts. Children’s helmets, toy guns, army action figures and gliders will be offered for sale. Rounding out the list are photographs of the volunteer re-enactors (available for autographs, too).

Becker Vineyards’ July 4th Chili Cook Off

Want to cook and have a team? Cook Registration Fee: $20. Chili Cook Check-in: 10 a.m. This is a CASI sanctioned event. CASI Rules. Chili Coordinator Contact: Alan Dean 512-567-2835. Live music by Brian Mullin . Public Chili Tasting begins at 11 a.m. Chili Judging: 2 p.m. Fee: $5 for 10 Chili Samples.  Becker Vineyards is on US Highway 290 East about ten miles east of Fredericksburg, and the cook off starts at 11 am. Live Music by Brian Mullin.

Harvest Fest – November 7

Enjoy Harvest Fest, A German Chorale Concert by the Fredericksburg Chorale at St. Joseph Halle, 212 W. San Antonio Street, Sunday November 7. Admission is by donation. Call (830) 997-3936 for more information.

First Friday Art Walk – November 7

First Friday Art Walk in Fredericksburg, TexasOn the first Friday of every month, 9 art galleries keep their doors open late to show off  the finest in regional, national & international art being displayed in a beautiful Texas Hill Country setting.  Along with the art, each gallery serves local wines from Becker Vineyards, Torre di Pietra and others, and some offer live entertainment.  For schedule of events, visit the First Friday Art Walk website.