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Summer Horse Racing in Fredericksburg MAY 24 2014

Summer Horse Racing in Fredericksburg

  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 [...] Read Post >
Golf in the Texas Hills MAY 15 2014

Golf in the Texas Hills

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 [...]
Local BBQ Joint Makes Top 50 List JUL 01 2013

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 [...]
Texas Hill Country One Of The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014 FEB 05 2014

Texas Hill Country One Of The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014

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, [...]
Pedernales Brewing Company MAR 13 2014

Pedernales Brewing Company

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 [...]
Pedernales Cellars Winery APR 11 2014

Pedernales Cellars Winery

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 [...]
Peaches and the Hill Country Fruit Council JUN 01 2014

Peaches and the Hill Country Fruit Council

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 [...]
Fredericksburg Brewing Company AUG 04 2014

Fredericksburg Brewing Company

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 [...]
Texas Cheese and Wine Experience at 4.0 Cellars SEP 15 2014

Texas Cheese and Wine Experience at 4.0 Cellars

  We didn’t know this was possible, but wine tasting just got even better in the Texas Hill Country. 4.0 Cellars has partnered with the Veldhuizen Cheese Co. to bring you an all new culinary experience showcasing Texas products by pairing five different 4.0 wines with five different cave-aged Veldhuizen cheeses to tantalize your taste [...]
In-Town Hill Country Bike & Wine Tours SEP 08 2014

In-Town Hill Country Bike & Wine Tours

Biking Fredericksburg isn’t just for the pros or hard-core cyclists. Thanks to Hill Country Bike & Wine’s new “in-town” wine tours, the casual rider can enjoy a leisurely ride through Fredericksburg with stops for wine tastings, nibbles and a little Texas Hill Country history. The new in-town cycling tours start at Jack and Adam’s Bicycles [...]
Crowd Favorites at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg SEP 04 2014

Crowd Favorites at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

What does a chicken have to do with Oktoberfest? Everything! The Chicken Dance is always a crowd pleaser at Oktoberfest. There are no wall flowers during the dance that turns everyone into clucking, flapping and tail-wiggling chickens. One of the favorite activities during Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg is the Chicken Dance on Main Street that kicks [...]
Guided Rides in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country SEP 02 2014

Guided Rides in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country

Fredericksburg is a cyclists’ heaven – great weather, beautiful routes, and delicious options to “carb up.” Want an insider view on our cycling oasis? The Fredericksburg cycling community, including Hill Country Bicycle Works, Jack and Adam’s Bicycles of Fredericksburg and the Wellness Center all host regular rides that are open to the public. Our oldest [...]
Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg SEP 01 2014

Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg’s legendary German festival, Oktoberfest, returns October 3-5, 2014. Come 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, Hill Country wine, great food and fun all weekend long! OkTubaFest kicks off festivities on Friday, October 3, [...]

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