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October 9, 2017 CVB News

October 9, 2017

Welcome to Mesquite Arts Festival week!

Food & Wine Fest Volunteers Needed
The Food & Wine Fest is looking for volunteers to serve as Wine Pourers at the wineries’ booths on Saturday, October 28. Volunteers get in free and receive a glass and six tickets – which can purchase one full glass of wine, or two or three different tastings, depending on the wine. There are two shifts for wine pourers – 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. or 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Please call Creative Marketing at 830-997-8515, if you would like to volunteer at this event. For more information, visit

Secret Garden Moves to New Location
The Secret Garden has moved to 105 N Adams Street next to Easterling Boots and Creations in Jewelry. The store still offers clothing, jewelry, accessories and stationery and is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but the store is open until 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Join them for champagne and M&M’s every Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00pm. For more information, visit

This Week in Fredericksburg:

  • “Marktplatz Throughout the Years” Exhibit Starts Tuesday at Vereins Kirche

Beginning on Tuesday, October 10, “Marktplatz Throughout the Years” will highlight the changing landscape of Marktplatz over the last 50 years. The photographic exhibit at the Vereins Kirche is free and open 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but closed on Wednesday. For more information, visit

  • Paint & Sip Party at 4.0 Cellars Thursday Evening

4.0 Cellars and The Yellow Door Studio will host an evening of wine and painting on Thursday, October 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 4.0 Cellars. Tickets are $45 per person. For more information, visit

  • Fredericksburg History 101 Class Slated For Thursday

Earn your PhD (Proud History Devotee) by attending the Fredericksburg History 101 Class sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society on Thursday, October 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Third in a series of four, the October class is “Unique Hill Country Courthouses, Especially Ours” presented by author, Brantley Hightower. Classes to be held at the Gillespie County Historical Society Sanctuary. For more information, visit

  • Texas Mesquite Arts Festival at Marktplatz Friday Through Sunday

Talented mesquite wood artisans come to Marktplatz Friday through Sunday, October 13 through 15. Featuring the world’s largest selection of original mesquite art, sculpture, furniture, turnings, architectural accents, gift items, ornaments and more, the event starts Friday at noon to 6:00 p.m. On Saturday festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit

  • HCBA 2017 Parade of Homes Begins Friday

The Hill Country Builders Association presents an opportunity to walk through newly constructed or remodeled, fully furnished and landscaped homes located in Fredericksburg and surrounding communities Friday through Sunday, October 13 through 15, for $15. Hours of the tour are Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit

  • Fredericksburg Theater Company Debuts “On Golden Pond” Friday

The Fredericksburg Theater Company will present “On Golden Pond” – the landmark drama that was also an Oscar-winning film. Showings at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 15, at 2 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit

  • Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and George Strait Tribute at Rockbox Theater Friday & Saturday

Doug Brewin and Larry Turner put on a show like no other honoring Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and George Strait. The duo will take the stage at Rockbox Theater on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14. Shows will be at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. For tickets and more information, visit

  • Becker Vineyards Vinter Dinner at Fischer & Wieser

Join Fischer & Wieser for an exciting vintner dinner class with Becker Vineyards starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13. Enjoy five of Becker’s favorite wines that will be paired with five of Fischer & Wieser’s favorite dishes. For more information, visit

  • Dr Pepper/Tennis Outlet Adult Tennis Classic Slated For Saturday & Sunday

Experience two days of tennis at the Dr Pepper/Tennis Outlet Adult Tennis Classic on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15. Play will be at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park and Fredericksburg High School tennis courts featuring singles, doubles and mixed doubles for all levels of play.  Competition starts at 8:00 a.m. both days. For more information, visit

  • Monarch Celebration at Wildseed Farms on Saturday

Enjoy butterfly tagging demonstrations, butterfly gardens and learn about the amazing story of the Monarch’s incredible journey on Saturday, October 14, at the Wildseed Farms.A fun and educational family activity, this event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is free to the public and no reservations are necessary.For more information, visit

  • Wags & Wine at Barons Creek Vineyards Saturday

At Barons Creek Vineyards on Saturday, October 14, leashed furry friends and owners are invited to “dog day.”There will be homemade dog treats, dog prize giveaways and live music.The Hill Country SPCA will be there with adoptable pups and info on how you can support their animal-loving cause from noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit

  • 37th Annual Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department Fall Fish Fry Scheduled For Saturday

The 37th Annual Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department Fall Fish Fry will be held on Saturday, October 14, on the grounds of the Chamber of Commerce in Stonewall.Enjoy golden fried fish, french fries, pinto beans, cole slaw, sweet rice and a dessert.There will also be a prize drawing, auction and live entertainment. Serving begins at 5:00 p.m. until sold out.Meal is by donation. For more information, visit

  • Art and Vino “Three Pumpkins” Painting Class Saturday Evening

Explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends during a “Three Pumpkins” painting class led by local artists on Saturday, October 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The class is $45 per person. For reservations and additional information, visit

  • Kairos’ Second Saturday Dinner Series Returns October 14

Kairos, The Celebration Barn, will hold their Second Saturday Dinner Series – a monthly five-course gourmet dinner created by Chef Joe Grimes along with live music from the flute and piano duo of Sheila and James Kraus on Saturday, October 14. Event begins at 6:00 p.m. and tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, visit

  • St. Mary’s Catholic School Turkey Dinner and Festival Sunday

This annual Turkey Dinner and Festival is a fundraising event for the St. Mary’s Catholic School. On Sunday, October 15, enjoy a carnival for children, raffle, paddle wheel, beer and a delicious meal to eat in or take to go. Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. and the meal cost is $10 per plate at the door. For more information, visit

  • Wine & Dine Showcase at 4.0 Cellars Sunday

Delight in food samples featuring products and eateries from the Texas Hill Country on Sunday, October 15 at the Wine & Dine Showcase at 4.0 Cellars.From noon to 2:00 p.m., each food selection will be exquisitely paired with a wine from 4.0 Cellar’s collection. For more information and to make reservations, visit

  • Fredericksburg Music Club presents Allegro Trio Sunday

Featuring American guitarist Christopher McGuire, enjoy the classical guitar sounds of Allegro Trio on Sunday, October 15, at 3:00 p.m. at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. Admission is by donation. For more information, visit

  • Free Indie Film Screening Sunday at Fritztown Cinema

The Hill Country Film Society and Film Festival will present a FREE screening of independent film, Bear With Us, at Fritztown Cinema on Sunday, October 15, at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Ongoing Events:

  • Nightly Bat Emergence at Old Tunnel State Park

Every evening at dusk from May through October, watch up to 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from an abandoned railroad tunnel at Old Tunnel State Park. The upper viewing area is open seven days a week and is free of charge. On Thursday through Sunday, be one of the first 70 visitors and get to watch from the lower viewing area for $5 per person.Please call for current emergence time. 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 During Fall Season

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

  • Texas Hill Country Wineries “Texas Wine Month Trail” Continues Through October

October is Texas Wine Month and for the 18th year Texas Hill Country wineries will offer a self-guided wine trail. With 48 participating wineries, enjoy full complimentary wine tastings (limit four per day) and special discounts.Tickets are good all 31 days in October. 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, October 11, 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, October 12, 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

  • Der Stadt Friedhof Cemetery Tour Thursday Evenings

Tours of the “City Cemetery” led by Glen Treibs – retired teacher, Fredericksburg native and local historian will continue each Thursday through October 26 at the gates of Der Stadt Friedhof at the corner of E. Schubert St and Lee St. Make reservations by calling the Pioneer Museum. For more information, visit


8th Annual Knights of Columbus Bestfest October 21
Featuring craft beer, all-you-can-eat specialty sausage meal, polka and country bands, dancing, “21-Gun Salute” raffle, Kawasaki mule raffle, bucket raffles and children’s activities, come experience the 8th annual Knights of Columbus Bestfest on Saturday, October 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Marktplatz. For more information, visit

Next Issue: Monday, October 16
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