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October 30, 2017 CVB News

October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017 CVB News

Fredericksburg CVB Staff Attending Texas Conference for Women in Austin
Staff members from the Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau will be in Austin on Thursday, November 2, for the 18th annual Texas Conference for Women at the Austin Convention Center.  The event allows the FCVB to connect and network with thousands of women from across Texas, while working to find new clients, business partners and colleagues. For more information on the sold out event, visit

Texas White House Closing Temporarily for Preservation Work
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park has announced that the Texas White House on the LBJ Ranch will be closed for public tours for at least four days next month due to a historic preservation project. Beginning on Monday, November 6, and continuing through at least November 9, 2017, the home will be closed so that work can be completed on the living room ceiling.

Tickets Available Now for Christmas Wine Affair
Tickets for the Christmas Wine Affair, which runs December 1-17, are now available for $70 per couple and $45 per individual. The event includes a full complimentary tasting at each winery with a limit of 4 wineries a day and a 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases at each winery. For more information, visit

Welcome to Grape Camp 2017
The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau welcomes Grape Camp 2017 to the Exhibition Hall at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Sunday, November 5, and Monday, November 6.  Grape Camp is an annual two-day event filled with educational sessions, vendor demonstrations and a celebration dinner focused on Texas grape growers. Sponsored by the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association (TWGGA), educational sessions on Sunday are for new growers and Monday sessions are for advanced growers. For more information and registration, see

This Week in Fredericksburg:

  • Freddyburg Youth Theater Presents “Theater of Terror!” Monday and Tuesday

The Freddyburg Youth Theater presents a haunted house Monday and Tuesday, October 30 and 31. With lights, costumes, scenery and special effects this event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each night at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

  • Halloween Costume Party at Fredericksburg Herb Farm Tuesday

Join Fredericksburg Herb Farm for their annual Halloween Costume Contest and Party. Free appetizers and a full cash bar will be available on Tuesday, October 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.For more information, visit

  • Hill Country SPCA Trunk-or-Treat Slated or Halloween Night

Hosted by the Hill Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Trunk-or-Treat will take place on Tuesday, October 31.Kids in costume, who are accompanied by an adult, will be able to participate in trick or treating from decorated trunks of cars that will be located at Trudy’s Treasures Resale Shop parking lot.All attendees, including leashed pets, are encouraged to dress up in family-friendly costumes for the event.Prize drawings will also be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.For more information, visit

  • First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Returns Friday

Participating fine art galleries will remain open until 8:00 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg on Friday, November 3.Just look for galleries flying the Art Walk flag. For more information, visit

  • Pedernales Brewing Company Beer Dinner Class at Fischer & Wieser

Join Fischer & Wieser for an exciting beer dinner class with Pedernales Brewing Company starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 3. Fischer & Wieser’s Culinary Adventure Cooking School welcomes Lee Hereford from Pedernales Brewing Company to its first-ever beer dinner class. For more information, visit

  • Harper Volunteer Fire Department Opening Day of Hunting Season Fish Fry Saturday

Mark your calendar for the Harper Volunteer Fire Department’s annual catfish dinner fundraiser held on the opening day of hunting season, Saturday, November 4.  Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Harper Fire Station in Harper, Texas. For more information, visit

  • Glöggfest at Pedernales Cellars Saturday Afternoon

Put some Swedish spirit into your holiday celebrations with Glöggfest at Pedernales Cellars on Saturday, November 4, from noon to 5:00 p.m.  Glögg is a traditional Swedish port-style wine that pairs well with the flavors of the season. It is made at Pedernales Cellars as a toast to one of the winery’s Swedish owners. For more information, visit

  • Hunters Ball Scheduled for Saturday in Luckenbach Texas

Celebrate the opening weekend of hunting season with the Hunters Ball featuring Micky & The Motorcars in Luckenbach Texas on Saturday, November 4, starting at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit

  • Fall Brunch at 4.0 Cellars Saturday Morning

Celebrate the changing of the seasons, cooler temperatures and the end of harvest at 4.0 Cellars’ first annual Fall Brunch on Saturday, November 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Ticket includes a delicious fall-inspired brunch menu, a complimentary glass of wine and live music. For more information, visit

  • Thanksgiving Food & Wine Pairing Classes at Barons Creek Vineyards

Sip, savor and learn while enjoying small plates and delicious wines during Thanksgiving Food & Wine Pairing Classes at Barons Creek Vineyards on Saturday, November 4. With classes at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., enjoy treats such as Brie & Orange Cranberry Crostini, Asparagus & Candied Bacon, Smoked Gouda Mac ‘n Cheese and Turkey & Stuffing Skewers. For more information, visit

  • Inaugural Boot Ranch 5K Fun Run & 4 Mile Hill Challenge Saturday

The inaugural Boot Ranch 5K Fun Run & 4 Mile Hill Challenge takes place on Saturday, November 4 to benefit the Boot Ranch Scholarship Fund. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with races beginning at 9:00 a.m. Following the races, enjoy breakfast, prizes, and family-friendly activities at The Ranch Club. For more information, visit

  • Harvestfest 2017 – A German Chorale Concert Sunday

Experience Harvestfest 2017, an evening of German singing featuring Mark Hierholzer, the Hermann Sons Gemischter Chor and the Arion Mannerchor on Sunday, November 5.  Snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks provided.  At the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Ongoing Events:

  • “The Dust Bowl” Exhibit at Vereins Kirche Continues

View “The Dust Bowl” exhibit at the Vereins Kirche, which includes photos taken in both the 1930s and the 1970s. The exhibit, running October 24 through November 18, is free and open 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed on Wednesday). For more information, visit

  • Portraits & Stories of WWII Veterans Exhibit at the National Museum of the Pacific War

Running through January 14, 2018, this exhibit features a comparative photographic study of WWII veterans then and now at the George H. W. Bush Gallery. For more information, visit

  • Pumpkin Patch at Vogel Orchard Open Through November 5

Find the perfect pumpkin at Vogel Orchard on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. The patchhas a pick-your-own pumpkin section and already picked pumpkins plus much more including jams, jellies, honey, salsa, candy, pumpkin pie, peach cobbler and ice cream. For more information, visit

  • Historical and Architectural Walking Tour on Wednesday Evening

The Pioneer Museum’s weekly walking tour will begin at the Schandua House at 111 E. Austin St. on Wednesday, November 1, at 4:00 p.m. and continue every Wednesday through November 29 (no tour on November 22). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The tour is not recommended for small children. For tickets and more information, visit

  • Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market Held on Thursday

The Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market continues on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Thursday, November 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy local produce, cheeses, breads, pizza, local wines, live music and more each Thursday through November 16. For more information, visit


Veterans Day Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War on November 11
Join the National Museum of the Pacific War on Saturday, November 11, for its annual Veterans Day program as we say “thank you” to those who have and are serving this country starting at 11:00 a.m. Captain Michael Tatsch, US Navy (Ret.) will be the keynote speaker for this year’s program. To be held in the Memorial Courtyard of the National Museum of the Pacific War, the Fredericksburg High School ROTC will present the colors with the Ambleside Choir performing during the program. The Nimitz Living History Detachment along with Bill Smallwood will close the ceremony with a three gun volley and taps. For more information, visit

Next Issue: Monday, November 6
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