Visit Fredericksburg, Texas

September 25, 2017 CVB News

September 25, 2017

Visit Fredericksburg App Now Available For Download
Planning the perfect day in Fredericksburg just got much easier.  The all-new Visit Fredericksburg app is now available on VisitFredericksburgTX.com or for download in the Apple App Store or in the Android Play Store. The app is an interactive way to map out everything you don’t want to miss in Fredericksburg. Designed by Visit Widget, this tool provides a new way to explore what the city has to offer and build your own itinerary with upcoming events, attractions and more. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2hnXdj0.

Life of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz on Display at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
An exhibit featuring the tale of Fredericksburg, Texas native son Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is on display at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport through December 31. Located in the Barbara Jordan Terminal past security checkpoints and available to ticketed passengers only, the “50 Years in Fredericksburg” exhibit can be seen in the East Airside Gallery, behind the Austin Article near Gate 8. The exhibit showcases Nimitz, who distinguished himself in the Battle of Midway and served as the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet during WWII, as well as the National Museum of the Pacific War. For more information on the museum, visit http://bit.ly/2wDGqBW.

Oktoberfest around the Corner
With Oktoberfest just two weeks away, it is time to decorate with some German flags and Oktoberfest bunting to help our visitors get into the spirit of one of our biggest events of the year.  If your restaurant, attraction or retail operation wants to capture some business that busy weekend, please say “Willkommen” to our guests and decorate for the party!
And don’t forget if you need some authentic clothing for the weekend, check out Kuckuck’s Nest at 3150 N. State Highway 16.  Hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For more information, call (830)889-9707.

This Week in Fredericksburg:

  • Wine Party at Vaudeville Thursday Night

Vaudeville will host its quarterly wine party on Thursday, September 28, from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The event includes wine tastings and light bites. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2ysJyyA.

  • Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 Holding “Kiolbassa & Kabernet” Event Friday

Kicking off October Texas Wine Month, the “Kiolbassa & Kabernet” event on Friday, September 29, runs from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at participating Wine Road 290 Wineries. Each winery will team with a top restaurant or gourmet food purveyor in the Texas Hill Country to present Kiolbassa Sausage prepared in a unique style and paired with a fine Cabernet Sauvignon (Kab) wine.For participating wineries and more information, visit http://bit.ly/2ysNYWo.

  • “I Got Soul!” Motown & Soul Hits at Rockbox Theater Friday and Saturday

Enjoy “I Got Soul!” starring Michael Hix and featuring some of your favorite Soul, Pop and even Motown hits from the past several decades with shows Friday, September 29, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 30, at 4:00 p.m. at the Rockbox Theater. For tickets or more information, visit: http://bit.ly/2w8W9FG.

  • Pumpkin Patch at Vogel Orchard Opens Friday

The pumpkin season opens at Vogel Orchard on Friday, September 29, with a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and already picked pumpkins plus much more including jams, jellies, honey, salsa, candy, pumpkin pie, peach cobbler and ice cream. The patch is open 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. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2yuomse.

  • “Conversations in Clay” Symposium Set for Friday and Saturday

View the work and hear the perspectives of four Texas ceramic artists, including Jillian Cooper, James Watkins, Von Venhuizen and Jim Bob Salazar, in this two-day symposium “Conversations in Clay” on Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30, at the Hill Country University Center. The artist lectures will take place in the H-E-B Room at the Hill Country University Center at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.The exhibition will be on display at the RS Hanna Gallery beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.The symposium and ceramics demonstration will be on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.in the H-E-B Room at the HCUC. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2ybKxmH.

  • 4th Annual Republic of Texas Cigarbox Guitar Festival Saturday

Enjoy the 4th Annual Republic of Texas Cigarbox Guitar Festival, Saturday, September 30, at the Albert Ice House and Dance Hall. This unique music and art festival celebrates handmade instruments, the people who build them and the musicians who play them from noon to 10:00 p.m. with free admission. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2fmPZik.

  • Grape Stomp & Harvest Celebration Slated for Sunday at Wedding Oak Winery

Wedding Oak Winery at the Wildseed Farms will be hosting their 1st Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Celebration on Sunday, October 1. Come out and enjoy the day with grape stomping, live music by Hunter Billingsley and Texas award-winning wines.The winery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the grape stomp from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2wB3tOJ.

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 http://bit.ly/2uwSXoW.

  • 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 http://bit.ly/2v0wKRT.

  • “Lone Star and Eagle” Exhibit at the Vereins Kirche

The “Lone Star and Eagle: German Immigration to Texas” exhibit at the Vereins Kirche runs through Saturday, October 7. It features reproductions of archival photographs, newspaper headlines, maps, and paintings that tell the story of a people adapting ways of the old country to life in a new world. The Vereins Kirche is open each Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with free admission. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2j7kqtF.

Upcoming:
Texas Hill Country Wineries “Texas Wine Month Trail” Starts October 1

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 http://bit.ly/2h1JAtb.

Next Issue: Monday, October 2
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