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2018 Peach Harvest in Full Swing

The 2018 Peach Season is now underway! Roadside markets and orchards around Fredericksburg and Stonewall are now open with a new crop of delicious Texas Hill Country peaches. Many of the markets also have fresh blackberries and other produce available – making this the perfect time to book your stay in the Texas Hill Country […]

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Rejuvenating Romantic Getaway in Fredericksburg

Relax. And we mean really relax. Planning a romantic getaway doesn’t have to be stressful. Treat you and your sweetheart to a “spa”-cation in Fredericksburg, Texas—right in the heart of the scenic Texas Hill Country. Spa services in Fredericksburg include everything from stand-alone full-service day spas, to spas on the same property as your lodging, to mobile massage […]

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Picture Yourself in Fredericksburg: Top 10 Romantic Photo Ops

The Texas Hill Country is often touted as one of the most romantic and scenic regions in Texas, and Fredericksburg has a collection of some of the most romantic spots to snap a photo you’ll both never forget: Atop Enchanted Rock or Cross Mountain at sunset. Among vineyard grape vines (please pre-arrange photo opportunities with the […]

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The Fredericksburg German Christmas Pyramid

Some may call it a super-sized ornament or a giant children’s toy, but what really is that wooden, spinning thing in the middle of Marktplatz? What is it? The 26-foot, carousel-like structure is called a Weihnachtspyramide, or Christmas Pyramid. These wooden pyramids are a traditional German decoration dating back to the 16th century. It is an […]

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Summer 2017 Horse Racing in Fredericksburg

Horseracing at the Gillespie Country Fairgrounds – right here in Fredericksburg Texas – 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 […]

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Golf in the Texas Hills

Recognized as one of the state’s top municipal golf courses, Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Texas, provides a challenge for golfers of all skill levels with scenic views of the Texas Hill Country landscape. Following a nine-month, $2 million renovation that was completed in 2012, the course has industry-leading tees, fairways and greens, reworked […]

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Local BBQ Joint Makes Top 50 List

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 […]

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The Fredericksburg Maibaum

Maibaums (Maypoles) are erected in Bavarian villages for festivals and are later used as frameworks for symbols of the villages’ histories or points of interest. The Fredericksburg Maibaum was erected in 1991 to symbolize the history of Fredericksburg, which was founded in May 1846. The bottom symbols portray the March 2, 1847 peace negotiations between […]

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The History (and Mystery) of Cross Mountain

In 1847, during the settling of Fredericksburg, a wooden cross was found on the hilltop, thought to be left by earlier Spanish explorers who passed through the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg pioneers soon gave this hill the name Kreuzberg or Cross Mountain. Although the original cross has been lost to history, today a large metal cross […]

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