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Labor Day Weekend – it’s the last official getaway weekend of summer and the perfect time to take advantage of all that the Texas Hill Country has to offer – shopping, wineries, live music, museums (with ice-cold AC) and more. Friday, September 2 Head to Fredericksburg early and enjoy First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg (which runs […] Learn More >
Almost any occasion is reason for celebration in Fredericksburg. Each Fall our focus shifts from peaches to grape harvest season – and grape harvest celebrations! Here are five fun ways to celebrate the grape harvest season in Fredericksburg: Grape Stomps- Kick off your shoes and stomp grapes the old-fashioned way at any of the annual […] Learn More >
“It’s not just a clothing line – it’s a lifestyle.” Magnolia Pearl first took root in 2001 when Robin Brown opened her business with partner John Gray, selling clothing and accessories she made from vintage laces, velvets, silks and embroidered linens, much from her own personal collections. Over the last 15 years, Magnolia Pearl has […] Learn More >
Fredericksburg was voted to USA Today 10Best’s “Best Small Town Food Scene” list in April 2016, and rightly so. While Fredericksburg pays homage to its German roots with some great German food, there’s a wide range of foodie fare for everyone to enjoy! With more than 80 restaurants, the choices can be daunting! Check out […] Learn More >
First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg brings a unique opportunity to explore Fredericksburg’s artful side- as fourteen art galleries open their doors for a full day (and evening) of show openings, demonstrations, and artist meet and greets in downtown Fredericksburg. In addition to debuting new shows and showcasing special artists, galleries serve local Texas Hill Country […] Learn More >
Somehow, you’ve managed to explore all the wineries in the Texas Hill Country. Or you need a break from the grape juice and are looking for a new adventure. In either case, get ready to explore the new Texas Hill Country Beer Trail! The trail includes 20 independent breweries from San Marcos and Boerne in […] Learn More >
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Who doesn’t love a county fair? Especially the Gillespie County Fair – the oldest, continuously running County Fair in the State of Texas! Join us for a weekend of Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County hospitality that the whole family will enjoy. It’s four big days filled with great events–talent search, exciting carnival and midway, your […]AUG 25 2016
Official opening of the 128th Gillespie County Fair with a parade down Main Street. Over 150 entries including floats, marching bands, riding clubs, community groups and more! Free viewing up and down Main Street. Bring your chairs! 10 am.AUG 26 2016
Come out during the Summer Season for four big weekends of exciting live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities. At the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Gates open at 11 am. Post time is 1 pm. Gates […]AUG 27 2016
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Celebrate the grape harvest with a good old-fashioned grape stomp. This is your chance to jump in feet first with your favorite Texas wines. Commemorate the day with a T-shirt, decorated with your foot print. Here’s a run down of the upcoming grape stomps: August 5-28 (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Pedernales Cellars Grape Stomp, […]
Each Fall Fredericksburg wineries host grape stomping events to celebrate the annual grape harvest. Before heading to any of the grape stomps this Fall, here are 5 tips for stomping grapes like a pro. Wear appropriate clothing. You’re not going to prom; you’re smooshing fruit with your feet in Texas Wine Country. For this winery […]
While Fredericksburg’s more than 30 wineries make enjoying Texas Wine Country fun all year long, the Annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest brings a number of extra reasons to celebrate in Fredericksburg on Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, October 22. Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest special events will kick off early on Thursday, October 20, with a “Go Texan! Dinner […]
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AUG 25 2016
A new event for the opening night of the Gillespie County Fair! “Noche de Familia en la Feria” – Family Fiesta Night of Music and Dancing. Featuring live music by Texas Tejano Music Association Award-winner LA FUERZA and Grammy Award-winner Patsy Torres. The fun starts at 6 pm; live music starts at 7 pm. Be […]
AUG 25 2016
Who doesn’t love a county fair? Especially the Gillespie County Fair – the oldest, continuously running County Fair in the State of Texas! Join us for a weekend of Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County hospitality that the whole family will enjoy. It’s four big days filled with great events–talent search, exciting carnival and midway, your […]
AUG 27 2016
Celebrate the harvest and the release of new wines! Enjoy food and live music by Mark Henricks and Robbe Brunner who will play from noon to 1 pm. Purchase a logo bandanna to put your purple footprints on! Noon to 6 pm. Grape stomp is free.