Copper Breaks State Park in the Panhandle Plains and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in the Hill Country are the first Texas state parks to be designated International Dark Sky Parks by the International Dark-Sky Association. Copper Breaks and Enchanted Rock, which were awarded the highest "Gold-tier" night skies status by IDA, join Big Bend National Park and the City of Dripping Springs as the only locations in Texas to have earned the coveted Dark Sky Places recognition.
The First Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival featuring more than a dozen food trucks, Texas Hill Country wine and a lineup of live music will take place from Noon until 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, in Luckenbach Texas.
Nearly a dozen Hill Country wineries will offer wines for purchase by the glass and bottle from Noon until 9:00 p.m. Wineries include 4.0 Cellars, Messina Hof Hill Country, Kerrville Hills Winery, Fall Creek Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyards, Singing Waters Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, Texas Legato Winery, Westcave Cellars Winery and William Chris Vineyards.
More than a dozen food trucks will also be in attendance with a variety of food truck fare for purchase. Participating food trucks include Cheesy Jane’s, Clear River Pecan Company, Come and Get It Chuckwagon, Crazy Carl’s, KHILL BBQ Company, Mr. Meximum, Red Bud Roasters, Ritts Twisted Brisket, SaWeet Cupcakes, Slider Provider and SpiceSea Gourmet.
For more information on visiting Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, check out www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com. For information on living in Fredericksburg, visit the City of Fredericksburg’s official website at www.fbgtx.org or the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce website at www.fredericksburg-texas.com.
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".