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September 3, 2019 CVB News

September 3, 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 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.

Fall Festival Season Right Around the Corner
After a successful summer travel season that included bountiful peach and grape harvests in Fredericksburg, the Convention & Visitor Bureau has already started to promote Fredericksburg’s fall festivals and holiday season events. The FCVB also continues to showcase our town’s museums and historic sites as great places to visit as the fall season approaches, along with Fredericksburg’s arts scene and legendary shopping. Here is a video that can be used to promote travel for Fredericksburg’s four can’t-miss fall festivals:

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. The Early Bird Registration is through September 6. For more information, click here.

Registration Open for Texas Travel Summit
The 34th Annual Texas Travel Summit will take place September 23-25 in Fort Worth. It is the largest annual gathering of travel professionals from all sectors across the state. Join your colleagues for three intensive, impactful professional education days where you’ll hear from leading innovators in the industry and network with pros from across the state. To register for the event, click here.

A welcome to new shops, art galleries and wineries in Fredericksburg!

  • Augusta Vin Winery at 140 Augusta Vin Lane is a 100-acre Texas Hill Country estate, winery and beautiful tasting room. Grand opening celebration 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7.
  • Pritzer Sweet Shop at 141 E. Main is a new bakery offering the famous Sweet German Pretzel along with cookies, candies, ice cream and more.
  • Studio Massaro at 613 E. Main is a fine art gallery featuring the work of local artist Catherine Massaro.
  • Squeeze In at 105 S. Adams is serving breakfast and lunch all day, including the “Best Omelettes on the Planet.”

This Week in Fredericksburg:

  • 22nd Annual Boxstoberfest Friday to Sunday

Boxstoberfest is a low-key weekend filled with fun Porsche events, Friday through Sunday, September 6 through 8. The public is welcome to view this large gathering of Porsche vehicles and drivers at the Gillespie County Airport and as they tour the Texas Hill Country and participate in various social events.Event will be based at the Hangar Hotel. For more information, click here.

  • Fredericksburg Brewing Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Enjoy festivities all weekend long including live music, giveaways and free popcorn in the Biergarten as the Fredericksburg Brewing Company celebrates its 25th anniversary, Friday to Monday, September 6-9.Buy an anniversary shirt and get a free pint glass. On Monday, September 9, there will be a party in the Biergarten from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. featuring live music by the Bill Smallwood Band along with snacks, sweets, beer specials and giveaways. For more information, click here.

  • First Friday Art Walk Returns Friday

Participating fine art galleries will remain open until 8:00 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg on Friday, September 6. Just look for galleries flying the Art Walk flag. In addition to the various artwork on display, enjoy food & local wine at most stops from the area’s award-winning wineries, while some of the galleries also offer entertainment for your pleasure. For more information, click here.

  • Grape Stomp at Longhorn Cellars on Saturday

Join Longhorn Cellars for its first Grape Stomp on Saturday, September 7. Enjoy food, music and lots of grapes to stomp from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

  • Creedence Revived Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

Enjoy the sounds of ‘old school rock n’ roll’ during this Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater on Saturday, September 7, at 8:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

  • Federweisser Fest at Becker Vineyards Saturday

Experience a German tradition on Saturday, September 7, at Becker Vineyards with the Federweisser Fest. From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. sample Federweisser (new wine), which tastes quite refreshing, not unlike a light grape soda or a sweet sparkling wine. There will be live music and light hors d’oeuvres throughout the afternoon. For more information, click here.

  • Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch on Saturday

Attend Movies Under the Stars, a great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. The movie for Saturday, September 7, “Apollo 11,” will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks. Parking will be on the airstrip taxiway adjacent to the movie site. Festivities begin at 2:30 p.m. with various space exploration activities for kids.  At 6:00 p.m., movie-goers can eat like the astronauts with free freeze-dried ice cream! Movie starts at dusk.  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 7, 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 “Rooster” class, click here.
For a complete look at this week’s live music, art shows and other events, 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.

  • “Parading Through Fredericksburg” Exhibit at the Vereins Kirche

The “Parading Through Fredericksburg” exhibit at the Vereins Kirche runs through September 9. The exhibit highlights some of the most fanciful parades in the history of Fredericksburg. of 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. For more information, click here.


  • Fall Planting Days Kickoff at Wildseed Farms

Learn how to enjoy a beautiful wildflower meadow in the spring by sowing seed in the fall at Wildseed Farms Friday through Sunday, September 13 through 15, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.John R. Thomas, founder and president of Wildseed Farms, will lead an informative demonstration each day on how to successfully grow bluebonnets and other wildflowers. For more information, click here.

Next Issue: Monday, September 9
Want to submit information for possible inclusion in the next CVBnews? Email Deadline: Tuesday at noon for Monday distribution.