For over 100 years, riflemen have competed in the local Schuetzenfest target shooting competition, and this Sunday, July 15, the Gillespie County Vor Schuetzenfest, or practice before the shooting, will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Grapetown Shooting Range on the Old San Antonio Rd. This event prepares competitors for the actual Schuetzenfest competition to be held July 28-29. For more details about this long-standing tradition, call 830-997-8006.
Featuring the top talent in the bull riding circuit, the annual Fredericksburg Professional Bull Riders will be at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Hwy 16 South, Saturday night. Long round of 30 riders with the top 10 in the finale. First ever “Best of the Best Mutton Bustin’ Challenge” for the kids. Dance to Jeff Griffith after the show. 7:30 PM. General admission $20; kids 6 to 12 $10; under 6 free. Premium and box seats available. Concessions available.
A fundraiser that directly benefits Enchanted Rock and comes wrapped in a family-friendly competition open to all ages, climbing styles and abilities. To register and for more information please visit www.centraltexasclimbingcommittee.com/gripper.html.
The Texas Hill Country is a sportsman’s, and sportswoman’s, paradise. The Fredericksburg Archery Club holds tournaments every month from February to September to keep themselves in practice. While the club is local, over the years, the monthly tournament has been drawing archers from all over the state. A local blogger, The Hill Country Huntress, attended the last Shoot, On February 20, and wrote a nice post about it.