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October 21, 2019 CVB News

October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019 CVB News

Welcome to Food & Wine Fest Week!!!

Latest Visitor Research Findings PDF
Thank you to the over 60 partners, who came to the Visitor Research Presentation on Wednesday. If you weren’t able to make the event or would like a second look at the presentation, click here for a PDF.

The Retail Coach Presents New Information to Local Retail Businesses   
On this Wednesday, October 23, a workshop will unveil the latest stats from The Retail Coach, the firm hired by the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission, the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau and the City of Fredericksburg.
The workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. and be completed by 11:30 a.m.  The location is the H-E-B Room at the Hill Country University Center, located at 2818 U.S. Highway 290.  The presentation is free and open to the public.
Some examples of questions to be answered:

  • How many unique cell phones enter the historic district each day?
  • When do the most retail sales occur during the day?
  • What are the ages of people in our trade area?
  • From how far do people come to regularly shop in Fredericksburg?
  • For what merchandise are our residents leaving town to purchase?

To start previewing the data to be discussed, visit .

REMINDER: Early Voting October 21-November 1, 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 hospitality 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.

This Week in Fredericksburg:

  • Fredericksburg Theater Company Presents Last Performances of “12 Angry Men” 

The Fredericksburg Theater Company will present “12 Angry Men.” The play follows the story of a 19–year-old man awaiting sentencing for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case- until one juror feels that there is a “reasonable doubt” – to the frustration of his eleven colleagues – thus preventing a quick verdict. Performances at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 27, at 2 p.m. For more information and tickets, click here.

  • Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest Set for Saturday

The 29th annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest will take place Thursday through Saturday, October 24-26. The main event celebration will be at Marktplatz from noon to 7:00 p.m. celebrating Texas wine and food on Saturday, October 26. The event cost is $25 per person. For more information and tickets, click here.

  • Cody Jinks Playing at The Backyard Amphitheater SOLD OUT

On Friday, October 25, Texas country music singer and songwriter Cody Jinks will take the stage at The Backyard Amphitheater. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

  • Hill Country Indian Artifact Show Scheduled for Saturday

Explore a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the US including arrowheads, pottery, beads, cases and books, at the Hill Country Indian Artifact Show on Saturday, October 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Great door prizes and food will be available at the Pioneer Pavilion in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Admission is $6 per person.For more information, click here.

  • Alternative Gift Market at Memorial Presbyterian Church

Find handmade jewelry, baskets, metal art, scarves, crosses, nativities and other gifts from around the world during the Alternative Gift Market at Memorial Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Proceeds from sales will go to support organizations that promote human dignity and social justice and make a difference in individuals’ lives. For more information, click here.

  • Fall Wine Tasting at Texas Vineyards & Beyond

Meet the owner/winemaker of Chisholm Trail Winery, Paula Williamson, and enjoy complimentary tastings from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the Fall Wine Tasting event at Texas Vineyards & Beyond. 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, October 26, 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 Harvest” class, click here.

  • George Strait Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

Enjoy a tribute to George Strait at Rockbox Theater on Saturday, October 26, with shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. For more information, click here.

  • Texas Gun and Knife Show Happening Saturday & Sunday

Guns, knives, accessories, fishing and outdoor sports equipment, jewelry, books and more will be on display at the Texas Gun and Knife Show on Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds. Hours are Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

  • Altstadt Brewery 5K Beer Run Saturday

Run in the Altstadt Brewery 5K Beer Run on Saturday, October 26, and then sample beer in your own souvenir pint glass! This chip-timed race starts and finishes at Altstadt Brewery and follows beautiful dirt roads and gentle trails inside of the brewery property in the rural outskirts of Fredericksburg. Strollers are WELCOME on the course! All runners receive a performance fabric race shirt, a souvenir pint glass and four 8 ounce tastings after the race, which runs from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 am.Advance registration available online at For more information, click here.

  • 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 27, 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, click here.

  • Howl-o-ween & Wine at 4.0 Cellars Sunday

Bring your four-legged, furry friends to 4.0 Cellars for an afternoon of wine, music and fun for the whole family at Howl-o-ween & Wine on Sunday, October 27. The Howl-o-ween Dress Up Contest will begin at 2:30 p.m. Outdoor wine tasting bars and wine by the glass bar available for the pet owners from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

For a complete look at this week’s live music, art shows and other events, 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, October 23, at 4:30 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, October 24, 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.

  • “History Lessons from Gillespie County Cemeteries” Exhibit at the Vereins Kirche

The “History Lessons from Gillespie County Cemeteries” exhibit at the Vereins Kirche runs through November 2. The exhibit highlights how Gillespie County cemeteries tell many different stories including times of famine and times of terror. of 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. For more information, click here.


  • Herbstfest 2019 – A German Chorale Concert Sunday

Experience Herbstfest 2019, an evening of German folk music including a sing-along presented by the traditional Hermann Sons Mixed Choir and Arion Men’s Choir of Fredericksburg on Sunday, November 3, at historic St. Joseph’s Halle at 6:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

Next Issue: Monday, October 28
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