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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 [...] View Post >

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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 [...] View Post >

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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 [...] View Post >

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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 >