November 4, 2019
REMINDER: Election Day November 5
While there are 10 Texas Constitutional Amendments on this year’s election ballot, Texas Proposition No. 5 is a constitutional amendment that will dedicate funds to state and local parks and historic sites. It would be an important piece of funding for some local hospitability partners as it will pay for improvements to state and local parks, help protect wildlife and enhance historic properties, while no new taxes will be required. For voting times and locations, click here.
Congrats to Altstadt Beer on Great American Beer Festival Medals
Recently, Altstadt Brewery took home two medals from the 2019 Great American Beer Festival held in Denver. Altstadt’s Lager and Kolsch were honored with gold medals for brewing excellence at the world’s largest commercial beer competition. To read more courtesy of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post, click here.
Fredericksburg CVB In Canada
Director of Tourism & Strategic Alliances, Karyn Mayo, was in Toronto, Canada, last week to talk with travel industry partners and Canadians about travel to Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country. Here is more information on her trip: https://www.travelweek.ca/news/lets-texas-the-latest-updates-from-the-lone-star-state/
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Retail Coach Offers New Information to Local Retail Businesses
If you missed last month’s presentation from The Retail Coach, you can browse the findings here: https://retail360.us/fredericksburg-tx/ .
This Week in Fredericksburg:
- “Gone But Not Forgotten” Exhibit Opens at the Vereins Kirche
The “Gone But Not Forgotten” exhibit at the Vereins Kirche runs from November 4 to January 11. The exhibit uses Elise Kowert’s articles from the Fredericksburg Standard to highlight beloved buildings and homes that no longer stand. of 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. For more information, click here.
- Emma & Ollie Dinner with Alexander Vineyards Wines
Join head chef and Emma + Ollie owner, Rebecca Rather, and Rancho Loma guest chef, Laurie Williamson, for a six-course dinner with wine pairings from Alexander Vineyards on Thursday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. at 607 S. Washington St. For more information, click here.
- Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering Friday & Saturday SOLD OUT
A celebration of song, story, poetry and art featuring internationally acclaimed, regional and local talent. Songwriters, poets, balladeers and artists will celebrate the legend and cowboy spirit in all of us during the Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering, Friday and Saturday, November 8-9. Events take place at the Fredericksburg Theater Company. For more information, click here.
- 27th Annual Die Kunstler Fine Art Show and Sale Friday to Sunday
Experience the 27th Annual Die Kunstler Fine Art Show and Sale with over 300 hanging original paintings of various mediums Friday through Sunday, November 8-10. The event is held at the newly renovated St. Joseph’s Halle and runs to from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, click here.
- Beer and Wine Share Fundraiser at Dogologie
Join Dogologie to help raise money for the Pedernales Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Fredericksburg Dog Park Association and the Hill Country SPCA on Friday, November 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dogologie is extending its hours on Friday evening and 20% of all proceeds will go to these local groups. For more information, click here.
- Conservation Celebration: A Hill Country Land Trust 20th Anniversary Event
Join the Hill Country Land Trust for their 20th Anniversary Event: Conservation Celebration on Saturday, November 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.The Conservation Celebration recognizes the founders and key stakeholders in the organization and works to raise funds to ensure a bright future for the Hill Country Land Trust mission.The event will take place at the Gilbriar Gazebo event venue and will feature a short program, silent auction, games, music and more. For more information, click here.
- New Buddy Holly Band Playing at the Hangar Hotel on Saturday
Celebrate the music of the 1950s and 60s with an energetic live performance by The New Buddy Holly Band on Saturday, November 9, at The Hangar Hotel. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. The performance will take you back to the birth and adolescence of Rock ‘n Roll music. The Hangar Hotel’s Pacific Showroom Tiki Bar will be available to patrons as well as concessions from the Airport Diner. For more information, click here.
- 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’ annual Fall Brunch on Saturday, November 9, 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, click here.
- Living History and Fundraising Event at Fort Martin Scott
Join Fort Martin Scott for a Living History and Fundraising Event on Saturday, November 9. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., see the 1850s frontier come to life. Enjoy living history featuring military, frontier lawmen, Native Americans and civilians interpreting the fort and early Fredericksburg. Bugle calls, soldier drills, campfire stories, old weaponry and pioneer cooking and crafts take visitors back in time. It’s a fun event for all ages. $5 per person; kids under 12 are free. From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., enjoy a fun evening and step back in time at a fundraising event that will include a catered dinner, live music and prize drawings.$25 per person.This event will take place next door to the Fort at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center Pavilion. For more information, click here.
- Art and Vino Painting Class Scheduled for Saturday Evening
Explore your creative side and have a fun night out with friends during a painting class led by local artists on Saturday, November 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Yellow Door Studio at 810 N. Llano Street. The class is $45 per person. For reservations and additional information on Saturday’s “Fall Trees” class, click here.
- HALO Casino Night Fundraiser
Attend the 16th annual fundraising benefit for Harper youth through the Harper Agriculture & Livestock Association (HALO) at the Gillespie County Youth Livestock Show and Sale. There will be a social hour from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the event running until 11:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
- Charcuterie Board Creations Class at Das Peach Haus
Join Fischer & Wieser’s Culinary Adventure Cooking School on Saturday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m. as they host The Board Couple. Bryan and Monica will provide tips on building beautiful charcuterie boards that are sure to impress your family and friends! Guests will be allowed to take their board creations home with them! Various meats, cheeses, fruits, and nuts will be available to create your board. Red, white or peach wine will be served. For more information, class, click here.
- Vino and Vinyasa at Barons Creek Vineyards
Barons Creek Vineyards will hold its first ever wine and yoga event from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 9. Following the one-hour long yoga session, there will be a private tasting of five award-winning Barons Creek Vineyards wines. For more information, click here.
- Artisan Workshop at Augusta Vin Winery
This event kicks off the new “Art of Artisan” series at Augusta Vin Winery.Learn from artisan craftsman, Jerry Rumfield, during this free DIY workshop on Saturday, November 9, from noon to 6:00 p.m. as he demonstrates and teaches the skills needed to create gorgeous items from used wine barrels.This presentation showcases the sustainable practice of upcycling for wine lovers. For more information, click here.
- Essence Women’s Choir Fall Concert Saturday
The Essence Women’s Choir will present their Fall Concert at the Bethany Luthern Church sanctuary on Saturday, November 10, at 4:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
- Annual Veteran’s BBQ at Pontotoc Vineyard Weingarten
Pontotoc Vineyard will again provide a BBQ lunch for all local veterans on Sunday, November 10, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Pontotoc Vineyard is owned by Lieutenant Colonel Carl Money, who recently retired from the US Army.Veterans wishing to attend are asked to please RSVP by phone or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click here.
- Historical and Architectural Walking Tour Continues Wednesday Evening
The Pioneer Museum’s weekly walking tour will continue at the Schandua House at 111 E. Austin St. on Wednesday, November 6, at 4 p.m. and continue every Wednesday through November 20. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The tour is not recommended for small children. For tickets and more information, click here.
- Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market Happening Thursday Evening
The Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market comes to the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Thursday, November 7, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy local produce, cheeses, breads, pizza, coffee, local wines, live music and more each Thursday through November 14. For more information, click here.
- “Rails through Gillespie County” Exhibit Open at Vereins Kirche
Running through March 31, 2020, the “Rails through Gillespie County” exhibit at the Vereins Kirche will cover the history and lasting impact of the short-line railroad that once connected remote Fredericksburg, Texas, to the outside world before modern highways reached the area. of 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. For more information, click here.
Click here for a full list of Veterans Events going on in Gillespie Country during November, highlighted by…
- Veterans Day Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War Monday
Join the National Museum of the Pacific War on Monday, 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. This year’s special guest speakers are Governor Greg Abbott and Senator Dawn Buckingham. For more information, click here.
Next Issue: Monday, November 11
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