Harper’s Saturday in the Park – March 28

Saturday in the Park returns this Saturday, March 31, in Harper (located just 20 miles west of Fredericksburg), and will benefit the Harper Library. The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Harper Community Park off Hwy 290 West, with live music, a book sale, children’s activities, $7/plate barbeque and more – wrapping up at 4:00 p.m. The event is free!

Autumn at Ambleside – A Holiday and Gift Market – November 18-19

Come enjoy a day of shopping and fun while supporting the children of Ambleside School of Fredericksburg!

  • Southern Belle Book Fair featuring adult and childrens titles from multiple publishers.
  • Wonderful array of kitchen and gourmet gifts, art, apparel, holiday decor, children’s gifts, jewelry, beauty, plants, handcrafted items and more!!
  • Children’s Train Rides and Bounce Castle.
  • Make or Take Gingerbread Houses for $20.
  • Coffee Shop featuring Fresh Baked Pies and Gourmet Caramel and Chocolate Apples
  • Santa is also expected to come by!

When: Friday, Nov 18th from 2pm – 6pm and Saturday, Nov 19th from 10am – 4pm

Where: St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg TX 78624

For more information: Call 830-990-9059
For vendor space information, call 830-992-3362

Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner – November 22

Raising funds for Hill Country agricultural and youth educational activities via live auction, raffle, door prizes and silent auction, the Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner returns to the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Saturday Night at 5:30 pm.

Dinner tickets $20 per person.

For more info please call (830) 997-5508.


CROP Walk: Hill Country Hike for Hunger – October 20

A 5K walk around Fredericksburg or a “Golden Mile” for those who cannot walk the 5K.  Walkers collect donations to benefit world hunger relief.  75% of proceeds goes to Church World Services or the denomination of your choice and 25% goes to the local Food Pantry.  Event begins at Bethany Lutheran Church.

2:30 pm registration.  Walk starts at 3 pm.

Early start for Fredericks​burg Tannenbaum Ball Auction

Guests who cannot wait for the Pioneer Museum’s Tannenbaum Ball to arrive on December 8 in Fredericksburg, can get an early start at bidding for auction items with a new online auction.

For the first time, anyone can bid early on dozens of auction items by visiting www.blacktie-sanantonio.com, then clicking on “auctions” and going to the Gillespie County Historical Society link. The online auction closes on December 4 at 10:00 pm, but will resume the night of the Ball.

Among the items offered are:
Fredericksburg Opera Festival and Champagne Cocktail Party
2 Piece Vera Bradley Luggage
4 16 oz. Fredericksburg Beer Steins
A Cajun Shrimp Boil and Beer Pairing
Blue Mother of Pearl Three Strand Necklace, with Bracelet & Earrings
20-inch Bluegreen Handmade Ceramic Bead Necklace
Handcarved Santa by American Woodcarver – Greg Guedel
Christopher Radko Ornament “Wildflower Wings” ,Hand-Blown Glass Body with Swarovski Crystals
Luckenbach sign and 1 set of dominos
Multi-Color Semi-Precious Stone Doncaster Necklace
Red Coral, CZ’s, 24K Gold Vermeil Chandlier Earrings
Sterling Silver Bell Necklace – “You Are Loved” – handmade in Austin
18 inch Star Sterling Silver Chain and Pendant and matching earrings from
the Museum Collection of Hand and Hammer Silversmiths
Sterling silver Rose Necklace and Bracelet
20″ silver necklace and holly pendant w/red Chalcedony beads Silver bracelet with 7 holiday silver charms
Sterling Silver Moravian Star Pendant on a 20 inch triple Sterling Silver Chain
Virgin, Saint & Angels 4-strand Mixed Pearl and Clear Sea Crystal Necklace and Pendant Earrings
Wood & Pewter Bowl Set by Vagabond House

The Tannenbaum Ball will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 7 pm until 11:30 pm at the new St. Mary’s Event Center. The celebration features a seated dinner by Delicious Details, open bar, more silent and live auction items, and dance music by The Flying GTs. Segner’s Jewelry will offer a $2400 custom-designed jewelry item in the prize drawing.

Ball Tickets are $110 per person before November 26, 2012, and $125 after that date until December 6. Reservations are required for the Ball. Benefactor tables are available. Tickets may be purchased at the Pioneer Musuem, 325 West Main in Fredericksburg, or on line at www.pioneermuseum.net.

On Saturday, December 1, 2012, guests can tour seven of Fredericksburg’s most distinctive homes from noon until 6pm for the 55th Holiday Home Tour.

Tour Tickets are $25 per person and include a booklet with tour map and full description of each home. Tickets are available for purchase through December 1 at Pioneer Museum 325 West Main Street, Vereins Kirche, and Gastehaus Schmidt in Fredericksburg and Crenwelge Motors in Kerrville. Tickets can also be purchased online or by calling 830-990-8441.

The Tour and Ball are the largest fundraisers for the Gillespie County Historical Society, which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the history of the area. Call 830-990-8441 for more information about either event.

Country Schools Open House “Follow the Trail” – 4/2

Gillespie County Country Schools Open House features five schools this spring. Willow City, Rheingold, Cave Creek, Nebgen, and Junction schools will be open for tour. Driving maps and directions for the tour are available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center at 302 East Austin Street, at each school, or online at www.historicschools.org/directions.htm. PRIZE DRAWING Prize tickets are available now through April 3. Proceeds to benefit restoration and maintenance at the twelve schools.

Willow City Live Quilt Auction – May 21

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Hand-stitched and lovingly designed, quilts are family heirlooms to be passed from generation to generation, and now you have the opportunity to bid on some gorgeous ones during the Willow City Wildflower Live Quilt Auction on Saturday, May 21 at the Marktplatz on W. Main St.. in Fredericksburg. The preview is from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with the live auction at 1 p.m. The auction is in support of the Willow City volunteer fire and rescue departments. The quilts will be available for viewing online two weeks prior to the actual auction date by logging on to www.Texasbid.com – so look online first to find the perfect one. Then, happy bidding!

Stonewall VFD Benefit Fish Fry and Raffle – October 11

Enjoy the food and support the Stonewall VFD all in one location. Call (830) 997-2735 for more information. Stonewall comes together as a community every year to show the local volunteer fire department how much they are appreciated. This fish fry benefits the department and helps them be able to purchase needed equipment. Cost is by donation. Tell a firefighter “Thank You!”.

Gillespie County Historic Schools Annual Benefit BBQ – April 7

Chicken and pork barbecue meal with all the trimmings served at American Legion Hall, 726 South Washington from 10:30 AM until sold out.

$9 per plate donation.  Drive-thru or dine-in.  Prize tickets available.

This event raises funds to help Friends of Gillespie County Schools preserve 12 historic school buildings currently being used as public community centers.  Live music by The Polkamatics.

For more information, (830) 685-3385 or (830) 685-332.

Relay for Life Team’s 10th Annual Fundraiser: “The Beat Goes On!” – April 26

The Zonta Club and Cancer Support Group present their 10th annual Relay for Life fundrasie April 26, from 5:30 PM TO 9:00 PM, at Hondo’s Main, 312 West Main street.

5:30 FHS Jazz Band directed by Brad Bryant
6:30 Callen Bohnert
7:00 Anne Blackmon, Luke Duderstadt, Danny Hallford with Graham Warwick
7:30 Ariana Detmar, Aubrey Houston, Kendra Jones, Alyssa Mohr, Tanner Stevens
8:00 Rachel Remlinger
8:30 Jimmy DePoy
9:00 The Victory Team

Tickets: $10.00 adults; $5.00 students. Ticket price includes luminaria or raffle tickets. Also including Silent Auction

Sound Provided by Graham Pearson

*Special Emcee: Tim Weinheimer of A+ Entertainment

Tax Deductible checks made payable to American Cancer Society