Honor Flight Austin Benefit for Gillespie County WWII Veterans – August 1

“One More Tour with Honor”.  Taking WWII Veterans living in and around the Austin area to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial that was built in their honor 65 years after the war was over.  Live music fundraiser at Hondo’s on Main, 312 West Main.  Featuring music by Sol Patch, Sons of Slim, Clay McClinton, Kevin Higgins and Barbara Malteze, Bill Lewis, Lishman & Prewitt, Jake Martin and CamKing. Call (830) 997-3758 for details.

18th Annual Scholarship Fest – July 5

Annual event being held this year in conjunction with horse racing weekend.  Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the races and prizes will be awarded between races.  Proceeds provide local students with scholarship opportunities.

11 am to 10 pm.  $25 per person for horse racing and Scholarship Fest; $20 for Scholarship Fest only.

For details, call 830-997-2359 or log on to www.gillespiefair.com.

FISD Band Turkey Dinner – February 2

Help support the Fredericksburg Independent School District Band during the annual Turkey Dinner fundraiser, Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on U.S. Hwy 16 S. Stick around for the multi-band concert beginning at 12:30 p.m. Cost per plate is $8 with available dine in or drive through, and proceeds go to the Fredericksburg Band Boosters. For information, call 830-456-1226.

Scooter Pearce Benefit at Becker Vineyards – August 13

Benefit for Scooter Pearce at Becker Vineyards August 13Local musician Scooter Pearce was involved in a near fatal car accident and needs assistance for medical expenses. Friends of Scooter Pearce are having a benefit for her at the Becker Vineyards Tasting Room Verandah on Saturday, August 13 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. The admission fee of $20 (includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, and 3 wine samples) goes toward her medical expenses. Musicians Jon Hogan, Maria Moss, and Sol Patch will perform live. Scooter Pearce will also be present signing her musical CDs. There will also be a silent auction. Becker Vineyards is located 11 miles east of Fredericksburg, 3 miles west of Stonewall, off US Hwy 290 at Jenschke Lane. For more information contact: Kay or Nichole at 830-644-2681 x 302.

Fredericksburg Crawfish Fest 2014

The Fredericksburg Texas Jaycees are excited to announce the return of their annual Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival to Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25. The festival will include many activities for the entire family including a variety of great Cajun food, live music, crawfish races, children’s carnival, and a Creole brunch prepared by Chef John Russ of the renowned Lüke San Antonio.

Festival times are as follows: Friday 6pm to midnight, Saturday 11am-11pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Tickets for the festival will be $7 for adults on Friday and Sunday and $10 on Saturday. Kid tickets (ages 6-12) will be $5 a day. 2-day passes are available for purchase for $12 and 3 day passes are $20. The Creole Brunch will be held at Marktplatz on Sunday, May 25th from 10am to 12pm. Ticket prices for the Creole brunch are $55 per seat or $450 for a table of eight.

This year’s musical entertainment will feature Texas Country music artist Cory Morrow, T-Broussard and the Zydeco steppers, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, Zydeco Blanco, Bayou Roux, and Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88’s.

Special guest this year will be the cast from CMT’s hit T.V. show “Gator 911.” Gary Saurage will be teaming up with his Gator Country crew to provide an educational and interactive show with some of his favorite gators.

Chef John Russ, executive chef at Lüke San Antonio, from the famed John Besh Restaurant Group, will be cooking a Creole Brunch on Sunday that is sure to be a delicious Cajun treat for any and all who attend.

The festival is organized by the Fredericksburg Jacyees, who since their founding, have grown to promote large fundraisers with all of the proceeds being used to help youth organizations, charitable groups, and those in need within the community.

For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance please visit www.fbgcrawfish.com.

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!