Over a dozen hiking, running and riding events are planned in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County giving visitors numerous chances to keep their fitness related New Year’s resolutions and enjoy springtime in the Texas Hill Country.
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. The article states, “Each year, our editors scour the globe to suss out the absolute must-visit spots. To a few traditional wine regions, we’ve added several modern classics [...]
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, the Lone Star Half Marathon and 5K will take runners through Downtown Luckenbach Texas, along Texas Hill Country scenic country roads and wind back to the finish line at the famous Luckenbach Texas post office. Following the race, runners will enjoy a post-race celebration including live music, beer, wine and Texas Hill Country cuisine at Luckenbach Texas.
"The Texas Hill Country has phenomenal features that make it ideal for road cycling. The panoramic views of the area, winding roads and the Texas hospitality will certainly make the Texas Gran Fondo one of the most popular events of the season" said Humberto Olivo, Texas Gran Fondo organizer, "there is a reason why the Texas Hill Country is known as the cycling capital of Texas".
Torre di Pietra Vineyards will host its 8th Annual Black Eyed Pea and Cornbread Cook off on Wednesday, January 1, 2013 – New Year’s Day – from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the vineyard on Hwy 290 E. outside Fredericksburg, Texas, with live music by John Arthur Martinez.
Outdoor ice-skating returns to Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg for its ninth consecutive year this holiday season. The ice-skating rink, Eisbahn, opens Friday, November 29, 2013, and runs through January 4, 2014. The rink is open daily, with extended hours on weekends and school holidays. A come-and-go all-day pass is only $10, including skate rental.
The first annual “Viva Texicana” Hill Country Fiesta, celebrating Hispanic heritage in the Texas Hill Country, will take place on Saturday, September 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Museum, located at 325 West Main Street. The “Viva Texicana” Hill Country Fiesta will be an evening of family-friendly fun hosted by Stephanie Urbina Jones, a third generation Hispanic-American country singer-songwriter and featured artist on the national TV show "Troubadour Texas".
The annual Fredericksburg Christmas & Holiday Guide – including a calendar of exciting Hill Country holiday events – is now available from the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau (FCVB). The holiday guide is packed-full holiday entertainment scheduled for the 2013 holiday season running Thanksgiving weekend through January 1. Get in the holiday spirit with Fredericksburg’s unique mix of German Christmas traditions and warm Texan hospitality. Shop more than 150 of the best shops, art galleries and boutiques on Fredericksburg’s perfectly-lit Main Street, watch the annual lighted Christmas parade along Main Street, head to local wineries for the holiday wine trail, watch seasonal theatre productions or dance into the Christmas spirit with great live music at Luckenbach Texas. All of this season’s ‘can’t miss’ events are outlined in the new holiday guide, along with helpful event descriptions, useful contact information, and more.
The 16th Annual Boxstoberfest, a gathering of nearly 200 Porsche vehicles, will take place Friday through Sunday, September 6 through 8, at the Hangar Hotel, located at 155 Airport Road. The event will begin with registration on Friday, September 6, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and continue on Saturday, September 7, with “Show ‘n Shine”, mini tech sessions, and late registration from 8:00 a.m. until 9:50 a.m. Spectators are invited to meet and greet the drivers and view Boxstoberfest’s impressive lineup of Porsche vehicles, including two brand new Porsche racers, during “Show ‘n Shine” on Saturday morning. Following “Show ‘n Shine” drivers will head out for various tours of the scenic Hill Country.
The Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts, Inc. is dedicated to the awareness, understanding and celebration of Texas food, wine and agriculture through educational programming and hands-on experiences. For additional information on the special event, please call 830-997-9950 or visit the TCWCA website at www.texascenterforwineandculinaryarts.com.