The public is invited to bring blankets and chairs to listen to a free concert by the talented Air Force Jazz Ensemble performing patriotic and jazz favorites. This concert will be held in the Memorial Courtyard on the grounds of the National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E. Main St., at 7:00 p.m. this Friday, July 8 in Fredericksburg. For information, call 830-997-8600.
Get into the holiday spirit and bring the entire family to have fun decorating cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the 1900′s. Enjoy participating in the German holiday traditions of wreath making and candle making while awaiting the arrival of St. Nicholas. At the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, 16 miles east on Hwy 290 in Stonewall.
10 am to 2 pm. Free, but donations are welcome. Call (830) 644-2252 ext. 222 for more information.
Gift Certificates | Texas Hill Country Places to Vacation In
What better way to enjoy your favorite vacation destination than to share it with those you love? Give the gift of a wonderful and memorable Texas Hill Country vacation! An area known for its charming hospitality is the perfect way to let someone know you appreciate them, celebrate a special occasion, or treat them to a great surprise.
We offer a variety of gift certificate options, from quiet romantic weekend getaways in Fredericksburg to fun filled family vacations in the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Simply fill out the form below and our vacation planners will call and assist you with customizing the perfect trip for your friend or loved one.
About the Texas Hill Country & Fredericksburg
The Texas Hill Country encompasses over 14,000 square miles of music, rolling hills, spring-fed rivers and dude ranches. The Texas Hill Country’s diversity ensures that tourists can find virtually anything they want including lodging and vacation rentals. Close your eyes and imagine crystal clear streams a huge oak and cedar trees showered over the hills. In the spring, roadsides and open fields bloom with pride showing their wildflowers from the state flower of Texas – the bluebonnets – to the Indian Paint Brushes and many, many more. Fall brings bright reds, oranges and yellows as leaves start to fall and announce the start of a new season. Summer is the time to tube down the river or boat on the many lakes or trying out some of the best barbecue you will find. Winter is mild with a brisk cool air, and Christmas is a whole season to itself – with the multitude of cities showcasing their lights throughout their charming towns. The Texas Hill Country residents have been known to greet their visitors with a friendly “Howdy ya’ll”. It’s a slice of heaven with breathtaking beauty and a relaxing atmosphere. You know how they say Texas is a whole other country? Well, the Hill Country is a whole other state. Five million visitors are welcomed into this state annually. Other wonderful sights include the abundant wildlife such as the white tailed deer, armadillos and array of birds making their homes in the hills offers a unique glimpse to nature.
Set the calendar for 2011 Fredericksburg Holiday Home Tour and Ball!
At the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas
Historic events set for Preservation Week December 3 – 10, 2011
Dates & Times
Tannenbaum Ball – Saturday, December 10, 2011, 7 p.m.
Holiday Home Tour – Saturday, December 3, 2011, Noon – 6 p.m.
Reserve the date for the largest annual fundraiser for the Gillespie County Historical Society, known for the Pioneer Museum Complex on Main Streetin historicFredericksburg,Texas.
Holiday Home Tour
Walk through some ofFredericksburg’s most striking homes decorated for the holidays, featuring historic properties and homes with unique architectural features.
Enjoy an elegant evening with catered meal, live entertainment, dancing, raffle, and auction.
The Gillespie County Historical Society, whose mission is to preserve and tell the story ofFredericksburg’s unique cultural heritage.
312 West San Antonio Street,Fredericksburg,TX78624
A collection of guns, knives, ammo, jewelry, fishing, coins, gifts and collectibles. Buy, sell, trade or just browse at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Highway 16 South. Admission is $5 for adults and 12 and under free. Hours are Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm.
It will be a night of the Blues at the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg this Saturday, August 18.
Lincoln Durham is an up and coming gritty and gripping blues singer/songwriter who has caught the attention of blues aficionados.
Soul Track Mind is classy Southern group that plays a blend of soul, blues, funk, jazz and rock.
Samantha Fish is a young Kansas City native singer/guitar player who plays blues influenced by boogie and rock.
The Longhorn Street Cafe will be on the grounds grilling up ribeye or thick cut pork chop with veggie medley, wild rice, dinner roll, and apple cobbler, all for $10.
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Wine, beer, sodas, and water are available for purchase.
Parking is free, and guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair.
All museum buildings will remain open until 7 p.m. for Roots guests.
Admission is $12. Students high school age and younger are free. A $2 discount is available for advance online ticket sales or web page printout at www.pioneermuseum.net.
The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with event entrance on Milam Street.
Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.
On September 22, the Roots Series will host American Decades Night. For information: 830-997-2835.
Texas Wineries near Fredericksburg
Texas is becoming more and more well known for their wine production and local wineries helping Texas become fifth on the nation’s list of top wine producers include Becker Vineyards, Comfort Cellars Winery, Fredericksburg Winery and Grape Creek Vineyards with their lists of many awards. The Texas wineries in the Hill Country have a large choice of wines to offer. Other popular wineries in the area include Bell Mountain Vineyards, Oberhof Winery, Woodrose Winery and Torre Di Pietra Winery. These Texas Wineries host tasting of newly released wines during the year along with wine and food pairings, seminars, demonstrations and tours. Come and meet the vintners as you tour and taste. Dates of Trail Events may include February – Wine Lover’s Trails, April – Wine & Wildflower Trail, August – Harvest Wine Trail, October – Texas Wine Month Passport Trail and December – Holiday Wine Trail. For more information about these events call 1-866-621-9463 or check the website www.texaswinetrail.com. After sampling some wonderful wine from the local vineyards check out some of our Fredericksburg Texas shops to find a keepsake to take home. While making your plans to visit a local winery, choose from our variety of Hill Country lodging options including Fredericksburg, Comfort, Kerrville, and Hunt.
You can also book a Majesty Wine Tour through us.
Click the links below to learn more about the local wineries.
Canto Chamber Choir will present a patriotic program, “Lest We Forget: In God We Trust”, at the Hill Country Evangelical Free Church, 107 E. Lower Crabapple Rd.
3 pm. $20 adults; $5 students. Tickets available at the door.
Texas Hill Country Weddings
Enjoy the romance of Fredericksburg, Texas and the beauty of the Hill Country on your special day! Brides and grooms have chosen the Hill Country as a favorite wedding destination for generations –and it’s no secret why. Gorgeous scenery, beautiful venues, and local charm combine to create the ideal wedding experience. Don’t forget to book a few extra days for a well-deserved honeymoon after your big day!
Several locations can be found through referrals from our service – Runnymede Country Inn, The Barn at Wild Sage and Antoinette Marie’s Wedding Chapel. We also have the perfect accommodations for your guests and for your honeymoon! A wedding event in Fredericksburg, Texas is a special time for those involved so let Gastehaus Schmidt set up the accommodations for your wedding party!
Pioneer Museum – 830-997-2835
Delicious Details Catering and Event Planning – 830-997-7879
Andy’s – 830-997-3744
Country Garden – 830-997-9800
My Own Chef – 830-997-5458
Navajo Grill – 830-990-8289
Sunday House – 830-997-9696
CarteWheels Catering – 830-257-7171 www.cartewheelscaterers.com
Oma’s Cake Kitchen – 830) 997-2896
Silver Moon Gift Baskets – 830-990-8895 firstname.lastname@example.org
Blumenhandler – 830-997-7373
Dodd’s – 830-997-9571
Maggie Gillespie Designs – 830-997-7237 www.maggiegillespiedesigns.com
Sprout – 830.990.BLUM (2586) www.sproutflowers.com
Judy’s – 830-997-5822
Western Beverage – 830-997-9768
The Andante Group -830 257-7074 www.theandantegroup.com