September 16, 2019
CVB Welcomes Submissions for Official 2020 Calendar of Events
The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau invites event organizers to submit all scheduled 2020 events that would be of interest to visitors for inclusion in the official 2020 Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau Annual Events calendar. To submit an event for the 2020 Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau Calendar, please contact Laurie Jayson, Visitor Information Center Manager, at 830.997.6523 for an official event form. The deadline for event submission is Friday, September 27, at 5:00 p.m.
Fredericksburg Christmas & Holiday Guide Available
The 2019 Fredericksburg Christmas & Holiday Guide is now available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center (VIC), located at 302 East Austin Street. The guide covers events from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Eve. For a digital copy, click here.
If you would like copies to distribute in your hotel, B&B, guesthouse or short term rental, stop by the Visitor Information Center and speak with Laurie Jayson, VIC manager. This brochure provides the perfect opportunity for lodging partners to invite guests back during the holiday season. It fits into a #10 envelope for mailing purposes. There is no charge for the brochures.
Registration Open for Texas Hill Country Trail Seminar with Jon Schallert
Learn how to stand out during “Creating the Destination Tourist Attraction” with Destination Business Expert Jon Schallert on Thursday, October 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville. For more information, click here.
Cabernet Grill Restaurant Closed For Vacation Through September 19
The Cabernet Grill Restaurant is currently closed for vacation through Thursday, September 19. The restaurant will open Friday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. For more information or to make reservations for the restaurant or for Cotton Gin Village Lodging, click here.
Park & Ride Service Returns for Oktoberfest
Back for a fourth year, the Fredericksburg Oktoberfest Park & Ride on Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, offers convenient parking for the 39th Annual Oktoberfest by providing festival-goers with all-day park and ride access. Park at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds at 530 Fair Drive, receive your wristband, hop on the bus, enjoy the ride and hop off at Marktplatz for hassle-free Oktoberfest fun. Food and drink tickets can also be purchased at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds location. Buses leave every 30 minutes. Park & Ride tickets are $5 per person per day, while children 8 and under ride free. Park & Ride tickets are available for advance purchase through October 3, 2019, and will also be available at the Fairgrounds parking location during the festival. For more information, visit https://www.oktoberfestparkandride.com/.
Volunteers Needed for Food & Wine Fest – Saturday, October 26
Volunteer for a two and a half hour shift at Fredericksburg’s Food & Wine Fest on Saturday, October 26, on Marktplatz anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You’ll receive free all-day admission to the Fest (a $25 value) along with a wine glass and six tickets toward samplings from the more than 20 Texas wineries on-site. Please call 830-997-8515 to sign up.
Sister City Ties to Montabaur Being Celebrated This Saturday in Germany
A resolution was passed on September 11, 1995, by the Fredericksburg City Council to begin the process of becoming sister cities with Montabaur, Germany. The Fredericksburg/Montabaur VG Sister City Verein is celebrating 25 years of that association with our friends in Montabaur on this Saturday, September 21. A delegation of about 15 Fredericksburg area residents will be traveling to Montabaur for the occasion, led by our Mayor Linda Langerhans.
This Week in Fredericksburg:
- Fredericksburg Chamber Member-Guest Golf Tournament Friday
Join the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce for its member-guest golf tournament on Friday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course. For more information, click here.
- Fredericksburg Trade Days Returns Friday Through Sunday
Shop more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts and more during Fredericksburg Trade Days Friday, September 20, through Sunday, September 22. Parking is $5 for the entire weekend. For more information, click here.
- Neon Circus Brooks and Dunn Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater
Enjoy the sounds of 1990s country during this Neon Circus Brooks and Dunn Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater on Saturday, September 21, at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
- Classic Car & Truck Show at Pecan Grove Store Taking Place Saturday
The 4th annual Classic Car & Truck Show will be held at Pecan Grove Store on Saturday, September 21, from noon to 9:00 p.m. The awards will be presented at 3:30 pm. There will be live music and burgers and cold beverages will be for sale. For more information, click here.
- 32nd Annual Cross Trails Ministry Fall Festival and 5K Run on Saturday
A day full of fun complete with a chili cookoff, 5K run/walk, auctions and live music, craft vendors, kids activities and delicious food on Saturday, September 21, at Marktplatz from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information or to register for the 5K, quilt show, chili cook-off or craft fair, click here.
- 23rd Annual Scholarship Fest Saturday At Gillespie County Fairgrounds
“Have Fun While You Help Fund” scholarships for graduating seniors in Gillespie County on Saturday, September 21.Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association.Held at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, the event includes a BBQ dinner and drinks, silent and live auctions and a prize drawing for thousands of dollars in prizes. 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, September 21, 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 “Cow” class, click here.
- Fall Kick-Off Celebration at Texas Heritage Vineyard
Join Texas Heritage Vineyard for their Fall Kick-Off Celebration on Saturday, September 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s a salute to the coming of cooler weather, autumn food, football and campfires. For more information, click here.
- Annual Seed Stomp at LBJ State Park & Historic Site on Sunday
Join LBJ State Park & Historic Site for its Annual Seed Stomp event on Sunday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Scatter native wildflower seeds on the park grounds.Learn about proper methods and techniques for wildflower seeding, the importance of “keeping it native” and Mrs. Johnson’s legacy of beautifying America. Native seed mix will be provided.For more information, click here.
- St. John Lutheran Annual Homecoming and BBQ Sunday
A tradition since 1977, the annual homecoming worship services and celebrations at St. John Lutheran Church will take place on Sunday, September 22. The service begins at 10:30 a.m.and will be followed by a chicken BBQ lunch at noon.For more information, click here.
- Nightly Bat Emergence at Old Tunnel State Park
Every evening at dusk through October, up to 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from an abandoned railroad tunnel at Old Tunnel State Park.Thursday through Sunday, be one of the first 70 visitors and get to watch from the lower viewing area for $5 per person.Upper viewing area is limited to 250 visitors and is free. Please call for current emergence time and additional visitor information. 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.
- 55th Annual Harper Frontier Days Rodeo and Celebration Slated for September 27-28
A full day of activities and rodeo action over two nights will be highlights of the 55th Annual Harper Frontier Days event on Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28, at the Harper Community Park in Harper, Texas. This is a new weekend for this event. For more information, click here.
Next Issue: Monday, September 23
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