April 16, 2012
Visitor Survey currently underway – thanks to all participants
We at the Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau (FCVB) would like to thank our many partners participating in the important Visitor Survey Research Program that is currently underway through April 22. The FCVB depends on the information gathered from the completed visitor survey cards to determine future marketing/advertising and public relations efforts on behalf of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County… on behalf of the businesses, attractions, lodging facilities and restaurants that benefit from tourism. We appreciate the cooperation for those partners who said “yes” when asked to assist with this project.
Participating partners: Need delivery of more visitor survey cards? Contact Daryl Whitworth at 830-997-6523.
Welcome Geiger & Associates Public Relations Journalists
A group of 15 journalists representing media outlets from across the country will be in Fredericksburg this week on behalf of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau to learn more about this wonderful destination. Willkommen! And many thanks to area partners that have contributed or participated in this promotional effort!
Gillespie County Historical Society’s What’$ It Worth Antique Appraisal this Friday and Saturday
This weekend is the Gillespie County Historical Society’s What’$ It Worth appraisal event with a private reception on Friday, April 20 (for those who purchased tickets) and public appraisals on Saturday, April 21. For $10 per item, appraisals will be offered during this event running from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the historic sanctuary at 312 W. San Antonio St., in Fredericksburg. Visit website for full details.
Fredericksburg Trade Days this Friday through Sunday
Find that special something at Fredericksburg Trade Days, held every third weekend of the month. Five barns will be open to showcase everything from antiques and collectibles, to tools, furniture, handcrafted items, jewelry and more this Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22. Trade Days is located just seven miles east of Fredericksburg on U.S. Hwy 290 E., across from Wildseed Farms. There’s no admission charge; however, a $3 parking fee applies (good for all three days).
2012 Texas VW Classic hitting our roadways this weekend
Texas’ biggest Volkswagen car show, the 2012 Texas VW Classic, runs this Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on U.S. Hwy 16 S. Watch this Saturday afternoon as attendees in their much loved VWs traverse this county during the annual Bluebonnet Cruise. And on Sunday, the group will hold a public car show and parts sale from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the park – spectators welcome at no charge. Own a VW you’d like to have included in the fun? Register on the group’s website where you’ll also find a complete schedule of events.
Jazz in the Vineyard at Torre di Pietra Vineyards this Saturday
Torre di Pietra Vineyards on U.S. Hwy 290 E. outside Fredericksburg is now hosting an on-going series of jazz musical performances – Jazz in the Vineyard. These performances are open to the public. This Saturday, April 21, the Trevor LaBonte Trio will be performing beginning at 1:00 p.m. (until 5:00 p.m.). Watch for announcements of futures series performances. For more details, call 830-644-2829.
Fredericksburg VFD Fish Fry this Saturday
This community depends on its volunteer fire department during times of need. Show your support for the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department this Saturday, April 21, at a Fish Fry fund-raiser held at the Marktplatz on W. Main St. – beginning at 5:00 p.m. Cost for plates is by donation. For information, call 830-997-5603.
Gillespie County Benefit Schuetzenfest returns Sunday
The annual Schuetzenfest, a traditional target shooting competition brought over from early Germany, will be held this Sunday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Texas Hills Sporting Range on FM 2093 (Tivydale Rd.) This fund-raiser is in support of shooting clubs within Gillespie County, and there is no charge for spectators. For complete details, call 830-997-8006.
Fredericksburg Area to be featured Sunday on the Cooking Channel TV station
Earlier this year a cooking show pilot was shot in Fredericksburg using locals as extras. Watch as New York-based chef Tamara Reynolds (with her husband) pulls together a dinner party in Fredericksburg in 48 hours – from arrival to town, to shopping and finding their dinner guests, to sitting down for some spontaneous fun. The show, Married With Dishes, will air on the Cooking Channel (check your local provider for channel and time) this Sunday, April 22. Thanks to all who participated!
Food Handler’s Course next Monday, April 23
A food handler’s course accredited by the Texas Department of State Health Services is being offered by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service at its offices at 95 Frederick Road in Fredericksburg next Monday, April 23 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The two-hour course is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure that safe food is served at eating establishments. This course is recommended for all food service employees. Cost is $20 per person and must be paid in full before the course begins. An online course is also available in English and Spanish. For details and to register, call 830-997-3452.
Looking ahead: Gillespie County Appreciation Weekend at National Museum of the Pacific War April 28-29
Residents of Gillespie County will receive $1 off admission to the National Museum of the Pacific War April 28-29, as part of the museum’s Gillespie County Appreciation Weekend. This “thank you” for residents is also good toward $1 off admission to that weekend’s Pacific War Combat Zone Re-enactments planned for 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Next Issue: Monday, April 23, 2012
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