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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 [...] View Post >

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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. [...] View Post >
Guten Co. Debuts in Fredericksburg JUL 14 2014

Guten Co. Debuts in Fredericksburg

Two Fredericksburg natives are drawing on their creative minds and backgrounds in design to bring handcrafted bits of beauty to the Texas Hill Country. Sarah Sauer attended Trinity University, where she earned a degree in Fine Arts with a specialty in print-making. Molly Rodgers attended the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, where she [...] View Post >

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Grape Creek Vineyards JUL 07 2014

Grape Creek Vineyards

Grape Creek Vineyards, one of the earliest wineries established in the Texas Hill Country Appellation, or AVA, was founded in 1985 by Ned Simes and his wife, Nel, in what began as a small tasting room located in the same building as the production facilities and the first underground commercial barrel storage facility in Central [...] View Post >

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Hill Country Food Truck Festival Rolls Into Luckenbach JUL 06 2014

Hill Country Food Truck Festival Rolls Into Luckenbach

Luckenbach Texas will become a “foodie utopia” on Saturday, August 2, as eclectic food trucks, Hill Country wineries and live music come together for the first annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival on Saturday, August 2. More than a dozen food trucks, including Fredericksburg’s own Clear River Pecan Company food trailer will be in attendance, [...] View Post >