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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 [...] Read Post >
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 [...]
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 [...]
Enchanted Rock Earns Dark Sky Status AUG 24 2014

Enchanted Rock Earns Dark Sky Status

So you’ve climbed Enchanted Rock, but have you ever gazed into the Texas Hill Country sky at night from the summit? This feat isn’t nearly as scary as it sounds, and it’s the perfect addition to any adventurous trip to the Texas Hill Country. Enchanted Rock was recently awarded the “Gold-tier” night sky status by [...]
Cycle Texas Provides Cycling Route Maps AUG 24 2014

Cycle Texas Provides Cycling Route Maps

Looking to plan a cycling adventure in the Texas Hill Country? Fredericksburg is full of resources to get you where you want to go. Two bicycle shops, Hill Country Bicycle Works and Jack and Adam’s Bicycles of Fredericksburg, have all of the cycling supplies and local insight you’ll need for a great cycling getaway. With [...]
Grape Stomp 2014 JUL 28 2014

Grape Stomp 2014

August means the end of summer- and the beginning of the grape harvest! Each August many of the Texas Hill Country wineries begin the harvest of their annual grape crop. With significantly more rain than in recent years, many growers are hoping for a plentiful grape crop in 2014. So how does one celebrate the [...]
Gillespie County Tradition:  Schuetzenfest JUL 25 2014

Gillespie County Tradition: Schuetzenfest

The Gillespie County Bundes Schuetzenfest returns this August 2 and 3, but many ask, what the heck is a Schuetzenfest? It’s a traditional German target shooting competition, but the history goes much deeper than that. The origin of the Schuetzenfest can be traced back to the military drills of medieval armies and Renaissance citizen militias. [...]

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