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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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Did the German food at Oktoberfest leave you hankering for more bier and brats? Get your fix at Bestfest, an annual specialty beer and sausage event—complete with live polka bands and dancing—held at Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas. Bestfest 2016 will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., bringing 12 solid hours […]
Fredericksburg’s legendary German festival, Oktoberfest, returns Friday, September 30, through Sunday, October 2, 2016. During Oktoberfest we celebrate Fredericksburg’s German heritage with four stages of continuous oompah music, a great kids activity area, arts, crafts, shopping, 50 varieties of American, Texas and imported beers, Texas Hill Country wine, great food and fun all weekend long! […]
“Ein prosit, ein prosit, der Gemütlichkeit!” My family is German (really really German- my dad is FROM Germany), so I learned this song as a kid, right along with the clean-up song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I didn’t know what it meant until I was older, but you’ll hear it at pretty much […]
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AUG 25 2016
Picker’s Circle in Luckenbach Texas – “Where Everybody’s Somebody!” 5 pm
AUG 25 2016
Picker’s Circle in Luckenbach Texas. 1 pm
AUG 25 2016
At Hondo’s on Main. 7:30 pm.