Friday, September 29, is the beginning of Pumpkin Season at Vogel Orchard, 12862 E. US Hwy 290. A real pick-your-own pumpkin patch includes 9 varieties of pumpkins: Jack, Atlantic Giant, Jarrahdale, Cinderella, Fairy Tale, Baby Boo, Pie, Warty Goblin, and Porcelain Doll. Our roadside market also will have ready-picked pumpkins, pumpkin pie, blackberry and peach butter ice cream, peach cobbler, preserves, candy, and other local goodies.

9 am – 5 pm Friday, Saturday, and Monday
11:30 am – 5:30 pm Sunday

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who had been killed in the Korean War.

World War I ended at 11 am on November 11, 1918.  A year later, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 of every year as Armistice Day, he said:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

In 1953,  Alfred King, who owned a shoe store in Emporia, Kansas, had the idea to extend Armistice Day to include all veterans.  The Emporia Chamber of Commerce got behind the idea, and, a year later,  got a bill through Congress changing Armistice Day to Veterans day, to honor all of America’s veterans.

While some calendars list it as Veteran’s Day, or Veterans’ Day (both are grammatically correct), the official spelling is Veterans Day.  Source

Gästehaus Schmidt would like to thank the Veterans of all our wars for the service and sacrifice.

As of December 1, the following restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve in Fredericksburg.

ASIAN GARDENS: 1408 E. Main, Ste. 100
(830) 997-5555 Open until 10 PM

AUGUST E’s: 203 E. San Antonio St
(830) 997-1585 Open 5 PM to 9 PM
Reservations recommended

CHARLIES GRILL & BBQ: 714 S. Washington St.
830-997-3533 Open 5 PM – 8 PM

(830) 997-7333 Open until 8 PM

830-997-8100 Open until 9 PM

DAIRY QUEEN: 902 E. Main St.
(830) 997-4648 Open until 10 PM

DOMINO’S PIZZA: 1425 E. Main St.
830-997-4600 Open until 11 PM

830-307-3051 Open until 9 PM

905 W. Main St. (830) 997-6300
Open until 8 PM

116 N. Crockett, Ste. A, (830) 997-9919
Open 5 PM to 9:30 PM

830-990-4000 Open until 8 PM

K-BOB’S: 518 E. Main St.
(830) 307-3125 Open until 6 PM

506 E Main St., (830) 997-9546
Open until 9:30 PM

MCDONALD’S: 611 E. Main
(830) 997-7600 Open until 8 PM

NAVAJO GRILL: 803 E. Main St
(830) 990-8289 Open 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Reservations Recommended

(830) 990-8888 Open until 9:30 PM

SONIC DRIVE-IN: 1106 E. Main St.
830-997-7303 Open until 11 PM

TUBBY’S: 318 E. Austin
(830) 307-3026 Open until 9 PM

WEST END PIZZA: 232 W. Main St.
830-990-8646 Open until 6 PM

WHATABURGER: 1301 E. Main St.
830-990-8428 Open until 6 PM

Note: Hours/Days of Service may change without notice. Please confirm before making plans.

As of December 1, the Fredericksburg Visitor Center has found the following restaurants in Fredericksburg and Kerrville will be open on Christmas Day. Please call the Visitor Center at 888-997-3600 for more information. Please call the restaurants before making plans.


There are no restaurants open Christmas Day

(25 minutes from Fredericksburg)

Alpine Lodge Restaurant, Inn of the Hills Hotel
1001 Junction Highway (830) 895-5000
2 Seatings: 11 am and 1 pm Reservations Required

Branding Iron Restaurant, YO Ranch Resort Hotel
2033 Sidney Baker Street (830) 257-4440
Breakfast: 6:30 am to 10:30 am; Brunch: 11 am to 2:30 pm
Reservations Required

Bamboo Asian Buffet
1303 Sidney Baker Street (830) 895-2878
11:00 am to 9:00 pm

International House of Pancakes
1429 Sidney Baker Street (830) 792-4940
Open 24 Hours

Delicious Details will provide you a traditional Thanksgiving meal your family will be talking about until Christmas! Your meal (Serves 12-14) will feature:

  • Roasted Turkey (10-14 lbs)
  • Traditional Cornbread Stuffing or their Famous Oyster Cornbread Stuffing
  • Creme Friache Potato Mashers
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Sweet Potato Puff with Streusel Topping
  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce
  • Giblet Gravy

Enjoy a stress free holiday for just $260.00.

Call Delicious Details at 830-997-7879 to order of for more information

Available for pick up hot or cold

fat-tuesday-flyer-600x776Featuring Swamp Blues with Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent. Special Mardi Gras menu will include authentic Cajun recipes and Hill Top classics (menu items will be individually priced). Reservations online or by phone.

$15 cover charge (food and drink items charged separately). Hill Top Cafe is at 10661 N US Hwy 87. 830-997-8922.

Fredericksburg, Texas’ Eisbahn is a new winter tradition

We don’t get a lot of cold weather in Fredericksburg, but every December we do have an ice rink, or eisbahn.

Hours are Mondays – Saturdays 4:00 – 8:00pm; Fridays & Saturdays and School Holidays 10:00am – 10:00pm; Sunday 1:00 – 8:00pm and closed on Christmas Day. For $10 you can skate all day.  The Eisbahn is open from November 28 until January 3.

Two-step in the New Year with live music by Thomas Michael Riley in Luckenbach, Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Ticket includes admission to the dance hall and champagne toast. There are NO RESERVATIONS – first come, first served only. A shuttle service from Fredericksburg Inn & Suites to be provided from 7:30 pm to 2:00 am. Please check the website for more information as it becomes available.

Doors at 8 pm. $35 per person. Call 830-997-3224 for more information.

The Wagon Aces return to the Turner Hall, 103 West Travis Street, to ring in the New Year.  Dance in 2012 on December 31, from 8:30 to 12:30 at Turner Hall.  Tickets go on sale December 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Turner Hall located at 103 W Travis Street, Fredericksburg.  Tickets will be $20.00 per person.  Tickets will be sold at Turner Hall from 6 to 8 pm on December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.  Any unsold tickets will be sold at the door on December 31 at 7 pm.  For more information please call Nichole at 830-998-9019 or leave a message at the hall at 830-997-2204.