Food and Wine Feast – September 22

A time to celebrate Texas wines and fellowship with Texas Tech Hill Country Alumni and friends. This fund-raising event will benefit local scholarship recipients that will attend Texas Tech in Lubbock, Junction or Hill Country University Center.

When: Saturday, September 22, 2012

Time: 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.

Where: 4.0 Winery- 10354 E. US Hwy 290, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Wine samples: 6 plus bonus wine of the week – receive 10% off cases purchased while at the event.

Food: Catered heavy hors d’oeuvres

Cost: $75.00 per couple, $37.50 single

RSVP: Sam & Patti Sagebiel, 361 550 0519, 830 669 2237 or mesquitesage @yahoo.com before September 10, 2012

Music will be provided

Come join the fun under the Texas stars!

11th Annual Shopping For A Cause–Shopping Tournament – September 13

shopping tour“Shopping for a Cause”, this 11th annual shopping tournament gathers shoppers in costumed teams of four to shop in over two dozen stores along historic Main Street with special discounts, food, drinks and more.  All proceeds go to the Fredericksburg Boys & Girls Club.

The day begins with a “Tee Time” breakfast and ends at the “19th Hole Celebration” with food, drink and prizes.

Register here

2012 Hill Country Wine & Music Festival at Wildseed Farms – April 28

Experience a Texas Hill Country spring at Wildseed Farms, while sampling the most delicious Wine and Food from the HEART of Texas Wine Country! We’re bringing together libations, vibrations, and great Texas food in a celebration of Texas Wine and Texas Culinary Traditions. The Festival will be held at Wildseed Farms, just east of  Fredericksburg, Texas. Come join us for a Wine and Food EXPERIENCE TEXAS-style. Sample Texas Wine and Hill Country cuisine from participating restaurants and specialty food purveyors.

The 2012 Festival Music line-up includes Texas Hill Country Favorites: Trevor La Bonte Jazz, John Arthur Martinez and Joel Guzman, the Almost Patsy Cline Band, and Thomas Michael Riley! Come on out for THE WINE & MUSIC LOVERS FESTIVAL, and support the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts!

Willow City Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept Annual BBQ & Auction

The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department members invite everyone to join them for the annual benefit on Saturday, May 5 at the Willow City Fire Station, located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323.

Activities will begin at 3:00 p.m.

The Auxiliary’s Country Store opens and a silent auction of 20 items will be open from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.

A live auction (Dudley Althaus, Auctioneer) will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A pork barbecue meal with all the trimmings plus slices of homemade cakes and pies will be served after the live auction ends at approximately 5:30 p.m.  Cost per meal plate is by donation.  Tea, lemonade and water will be available throughout the afternoon.
Local musicians in the PEC Circuit Breakers Band will begin playing live country music at 5:30 p.m.

The prize giveaway drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m.  Chances are available for 6 for $5.00 from Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue members and at Hohmann’s General Store in Willow City.

Auction Items and Giveaway Prizes include:  Auto and Tool Products, Electronics, Flyfishing Package, Furniture, Gift Baskets, Gift Certificates, Guitar, Home Décor, Jewelry, Knives, Pecan Pies, Quilts, Rifles, Shotguns, Skeet/Trap Package, and much more.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will help the department continue to maintain and improve the station, trucks and equipment, and for training, insurances and routine operating expenses.

Any business or individual wishing to donate goods for the country store, items for the auctions or prize giveaway, or desserts for the meal is asked to contact Margie Hohmann at 830-456-3785 or Janet Rabke at 830-685-3266.

Fajita Dinner at Bethany Lutheran Church – February 17

This Sunday, February 17, Bethany Preschool will serve their Annual Fajita Dinner.  “All Chamber members are especially invited”, stated Stephanie Hays, Director.  Tickets are $8 and include 2 chicken fajitas, rice, beans, and a brownie.  Dine in guests will also enjoy tea or coffee.  Meals will be served through the drive-thru (entering on Adams street) starting at 11:00 or dine-in service will be offered in the Fellowship Hall of Bethany Lutheran Church, 110 West Austin Street starting at 11:45.

Texas 4 Step: Girls Shopping Weekend – November 3-6

Shop, Dine, Wine & Play

Fredericksburg, Texas

SPEND $5 – SAVE HUNDREDS!

How’s that for a great deal?

Dancing the 4-Step is easy! Here’s how:

Register for your Shopper Savings Card at www.TheTexas4Step.com at a cost of $5. Each participating business is offering a minimum of 15% off your purchase.
Round up your gal pals and plan your trip to Fredericksburg! To make it simple, their website features information on dining, lodging, spas, wineries and attractions.
Pick up your Shoppers Savings Card, map and list of special offers when you arrive in Fredericksburg. Plus, the first 500 to arrive will receive a FREE shopping tote!
Have a ridiculous amount of fun as you and your friends shop and SAVE to your heart’s content. This is your weekend, so do it up right!

Please visit www.TheTexas4Step.com for all of the up-to-date information!

Fredericksburg Holiday Home Tour this Saturday!

The Gillespie County Historical Society’s Holiday Home Tour unofficially kicks off the holiday season this Saturday, December 11, 2010. From noon to 6 p.m., seven select homes will be open to the public for the first time, from historic properties that have been restored, to modern structures designed to capture Fredericksburg’s architectural heritage.

Tickets for the Home Tour can be purchased up to the day of during the event. Tickets are $25 per person and include tour booklet and access to all properties. They may be purchased online at www.pioneermuseum.net, or by calling 830-997-2835. Visitors can also buy tickets in person at the Welcome Center, 325 West Main at the corner of Main and Milam Streets in Fredericksburg.

“This is a wonderful way to begin the holiday celebration in true Fredericksburg fashion,” said Michelle Weberpal, Event Chair. “These events also enable the Society to successfully continue and implement its mission of preserving the history and culture of this wonderful place.”

Featured properties include:

The Larry and Deanna Corn home, built in 1995 and enlarged in 2009. This is a fine example of Fredericksburg’s “built new to look old” architecture.

The Marsha and Jerry Bane home is filled with antiques, accent pieces, and – during Christmas – will include antique glass Christmas ball ornaments that have been collected over the years.

The Cydney Donnell and Robert Lotito home was restored by well-known local architect Albert Keidel in 1939. The current owners have kept the footprint true to the original, with remodeling and decoration touches that add style and function.

The David and Ruth Lusk home and guesthouse provide stunning Hill Country views from hilltop settings. Vibrant wall color helps to showcase the owners’ collection of Blue Ridge Pottery.

The Jim and Carol McCrae home is one they built themselves in 1995. This original home was small and efficient, and built of reclaimed materials, and filled with antiques.

The Walter and Judith Skinner Fredericksburg Sunday house was in the Weidenfeller family. In its later years it was a B&B, and is now filled with treasured collections.

The Pete and Alice Jensen rock home has a lively interior that features Alice’s sewing hobby and Pete’s woodworking. The roomy kitchen leads to a beautiful yard and porch. The downstairs serves as a workshop and the upstairs is a B&B.

This year marks the Diamond Anniversary for the nonprofit Society that was formed 75 years ago to preserve and share the area’s cultural heritage. For information: Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, 830-997-2835,

Harper VFD Fish Fry – November 2

Harper Volunteer Fire Department Officers

Derek, Brent, Kim and Homer – Officers of the Harper VFD

Every November, the town of Harper, on US Hwy 290 West, 30 miles west of Fredericksburg, comes together as a community to show the Harper Volunteer Fire Department how much they are appreciated. This fish fry, held at the Harper VFD at 11 am on Saturday, benefits the department and helps them be able to purchase needed equipment. Cost is by donation. Tell a firefighter “Thank You!”.

Knights of Columbus Bestfest – October 18

Bestfest features specialty beer and sausage tasting, prize drawings, kids’ games and activities and live polka band and dancing.  All on Marktplatz from 11 am to 11 pm.

Admission includes sausage and sides tasting.

Beer tasting tickets extra.

Ages 14 and up $10; ages 5 – 13 $5; under 5 free.

All profits benefit local charitable works and scholarships.