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The Texas Hill Country has experienced an influx of talented young chefs who have been lured to the scenic area by both the rising bar of culinary awareness and availability of local fresh, all-natural foods, and well, the scenery. Jordan Muraglia, a Denver, Colorado native, is one of those chefs. His family acquired a ranch [...] Learn More >
Brewpubs abound in Texas, but few people know that one of the very first brewpubs in the Lone Star State was founded in Fredericksburg. Shortly after the passage of legislation in 1994 that allowed the brewpub concept to operate in Texas, Richard and Rosemary Estenson renovated an historic 1890’s building on Main Street to historic [...] Learn More >
Gillespie County is the largest peach-producing county in the state of Texas, with over 1,400 acres in commercial production – 40% of Texas’ entire peach crop. Peaches from the region, which includes Stonewall and Fredericksburg, are prized for their unique flavor and juice-dripping texture, which many say is the result of the mineral-rich soil and [...] Learn More >
Horseracing at the Gillespie Country Fairgrounds – right here in Fredericksburg – is a favorite Hill Country summer activity. Horse racing has been taking place in Gillespie County for more than a century. And for the past two decades, the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association has been offering pari-mutuel betting. The track is [...] Learn More >
The newly renovated Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Texas sets a new standard for municipal golf courses. In late 2012 the course completed a nine-month, nearly $2 million renovation. The redesign included the installation of new grasses, re-routing of holes, a new staging area for tournaments, a new fleet of golf carts and [...] Learn More >
When Dan and Kayla Martin opened Cranky Frank’s Barbecue Company in 2003, it became an instant favorite with the locals who had been hankering for some great “que” in Fredericksburg. And folks, let me guarantee you, this is serious barbecue. Over the years the word spread about Cranky Frank’s delicious, mouth-watering meats and sides, resulting [...] Learn More >
The Texas Hill Country was named one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in its February print edition and online. So how can you explore the one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations? By visiting Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg’s central location, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, [...] Learn More >
Central Texans have always loved their beer – dating back to the mid-1800s when German and other European immigrants began to settle in the region. An early priority was to establish breweries so that they could enjoy the hand-crafted beers they left behind in their homelands. The Central Texas brewing industry flourished until Prohibition brought [...] Learn More >
Nested in the hills overlooking historic Stonewall in the heart of the Texas Wine Country, Pedernales Cellars has one of the most breathtaking views of the Hill Country in the region from the large, tree-shaded tasting deck adjacent to their spacious, light-filled tasting room. The winery was founded in 2005 by David Kuhlken and Fredrik [...] Learn More >
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A delightful satirical comedy, it’s the story of the hilarious life of an upper-middle-class writer bedeviled by two wives – at least one of them a ghost! At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 pm. $29 adults; $12 for youth 17 and under.OCT 24 2014
Come join the fun with fiber at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. See all types of handcrafts and domestic arts used out of fiber. Period dressed park interpreters will be wearing some of the specialty items made by hand. Visitors will discover and learn more about fiber while having fun on a farm that dates [...]OCT 25 2014
A grand celebration of Texas wine and food. Featuring Texas wineries and Texas-made speciality products. Texas gourmet chefs will be demonstrating culinary talents at the Grape Expectations Cooking School. There will also be the Gargantuan Great Grape Toss, a silent auction, live entertainment, several special events and so much more. Please visit the website for [...]OCT 25 2014
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Not to worry, you can continue your relaxing vacation – let someone else cook your Thanksgiving Day meal for you! Here’s a list of all the restaurants open in Fredericksburg on Thanksgiving Day: ANDY’S STEAK & SEAFOOD GRILL 413 S. Washington St Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-3744 Open 11 AM – 2 PM Traditional Meal AUGUST [...]
If you find you’ve stuffed yourself as full as the turkey you ate for Thanksgiving dinner, not to worry – Fredericksburg has some fantastic fun ways for you to burn off extra Thanksgiving calories. A hike up Enchanted Rock is sure to wake you out of that tryptophan stupor. The beautiful autumn scenery and cooler [...]
Get in the holiday spirit with Fredericksburg’s magical mix of German Christmas traditions and warm Texan hospitality. Shop more than 150 of the best shops, art galleries and boutiques on Fredericksburg’s perfectly lit Main Street, watch the annual lighted Christmas Parade, head to the wineries for the holiday wine trail, watch seasonal theater productions or [...]
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OCT 25 2014
Officer’s Club at the Hangar Hotel 7 pm.
OCT 25 2014
Grape Creek Vineyards. 2 pm.
OCT 25 2014
At Torre di Pietra Winery. 1 pm.