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Thursday, August 30, 2007

"Amadeus" Tickets on Sale

Tickets for performances of Amadeus by the Fredericksburg Theater Company are now on sale. The show runs September 7-9, 14-16 and 21-22. Ticket office hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The ticket office is located at 306 East Austin Street. Tickets are also available on-line.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Grape Stomp at Becker Vineyards

Visitors to Becker Vineyards this weekend will be invited to try stomping grapes with their feet to extract juice. Hours at the winery are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Call (830) 644-2681 for information.


Friday, August 24, 2007

LBJ Wreath-Laying Commemoration - 8/27

The annual wreath-laying ceremony honoring the birthday of President Lyndon Baines Johnson will be held next Monday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. at his burial site at the LBJ State and National Historical Parks at Stonewall. Free ranch tours are also given this day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance Summer Concerts

Sponsored by the non-profit Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, this free summer concert series is presented as a "Thank-you" to the volunteers of the community for its support.

All concerts are held downtown at Marktplatz and begin at 6:30 pm. Bring your friends, your lawn chairs, and some snacks!


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sportsman Expo & Gun Show 8/25-26

SPORTSMAN EXPO & GUN SHOW, Aug. 25-26, 2007. Fredericksburg Event Center, 224 FM 2093, Fredericksburg Texas. Times: Sat. 9 am to 5:30 am, Sun. 9 am - 4 pm. Admission is $6. 830-990-1010 Guns, Knives, Hunting, Jewelry, Gems.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Stoney Fests at Luckenbach 8/24

On August 27, Stoney LaRue">Stoney LaRue, Rodney Crowell, Will Kimbrough, Bruce Robison & Walt Wilkins will perform at Luckenbach, Texas, beginning at 8:30 pm.

Advance tickets are $20 and will be available until midnight Wednesday, August 22nd. All tickets will be held at "Will Call" and can be picked up the day of the show.

Starting Friday, August 24th ticket prices will be $25. And EVERYONE must have a ticket. So be advised that all children, regardless of age, will have to have a ticket at the adult price!

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Country Showdown Talent Search 8/23

A traditional part of the Gillespie County fair is the Country Showdown, a country music talent search. The show is at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds at 8 pm. Admission is free.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Book Signing at The Trois Estate - 8/26

Author Mary Jane Ross will sign copies of her newly released “Stairway t Heaven">Stairway to Heaven” on Sunday, August 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in The Bird Cage Dinner Theater at The Trois Estate, located at 300 Trois Lane, off RR 965 near Enchanted Rock. For more information, call (830)685-3415.


Grape Stomp at Becker Vineyards - 8/24-25

Stomping grapes for fun at Becker Vineyards, 11 miles East of Fredericksburg on Highway 290 at Jenschke Lane on Saturday and Sunday. Call (830) 644-2681 for more information.


Monday, August 20, 2007

The Gärten now open

The Gärten at 114 North Crockett Street, one half block off of Main, specializes in French, Italian, Swedish and American furniture and garden accessories, all of which look beautiful in a country interior. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m.


FAL&HA Luncheon Program 8/22

The Fredericksburg Area Lodging and Hospitality Association (FAL&HA) will present a luncheon program on Wednesday, August 22, with registration starting at 11:30 a.m. at Inn on Barons Creek. Dr. James Patrick of Texas A&M University will discuss specific difference in marketing a service in comparison to tangible goods.


Friday, August 17, 2007

USO Hangar Dance - 8/18

USO style hangar dance at Hangar Hotel, 155 Airport Road. Dress in Military Uniform and receive a free drink at our Officers' Club. Dance to the "The Flash Backs" a 14 piece big band. Take swing dance lessons, then enter the contest. Beer, wine and concessions. The door opens at 7:00PM and the music starts at 8:00.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Neuwein Tasting at Becker Vineyards - 8/18-19

Celebrate the harvest at Becker Vineyards. Hours are Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM and Sunday 12:00 - 6:00PM and admission is complimentary. Call 830/644-2681 for more information.


New Christmas Lighting Trail Brochure Available

The Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail brochure has been printed and includes eleven towns this year, including Fredericksburg, Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Goldthwaite, Johnson City, Llano, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, Round Mountain and Wimberley. Creative Marketing oversees the marketing of the trail. They can be reached at (830)997-8515. Pick up a copy at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center, located at 302 East Austin Street.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Roots Music in the Texas Hill Country - August 18

Presented by the Gillespie County Historical Society, Roots Music in the Texas Hill Country is a concert series now in its 5th season that presents concerts focusing on America's main genres of music. Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

August 18th is Rhythm & Blues Night and features Seth Walker (tentative) and Omar & The Howlers (tentative).

Beer, wine, soft drinks, water and food offered for sale on the grounds. Bring your own lawn chair. $10 for outdoor shows; 11 & under free.


Tax Free Shopping This Weekend August 17 -19

The state sales tax holiday is this weekend --- Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Some of the tax-free items include baby clothes, backpacks for use by elementary and secondary students, belts, boots, coats, dresses, gym suits, jeans, shirts, shoes, shorts, sweaters and more. For more information on this event and guidelines, visit


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Harvest Wine Trail - 8/17-19

Participating Hill Country wineries debut new wines and insight into their winemaker's visions. Enjoy music, grape stomps and chef demonstrations. Harvest is a wonderful time to share with other wine lovers, desiring to experience barrel and vertical tasting of different vintages. For locations and other information call 866/621-9463.


Lucky Tub at the Fredericksburg Event Center - 8/18

Enjoy the return of Lucky Tub and the raw original Nashville-style country with Small Town Gypsies opening at the Fredericksburg Event Center, 224 Tivydale Road. Please call 830-990-1010 for more information.


FALAHA Seminar registration ends 8/16

The Fredericksburg Area Lodging and Hospitality Association (FALAHA) is sponsoring an educational seminar by Dr. James Petrick, professor at Texas A & M University, on Wednesday, August 22, with registration starting at 11:15 a.m. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., with the seminar from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The topic will be “service marketing.” Dr. Petrick will discuss the difference in marketing a service in comparison to tangible goods. The cost is $20, which includes lunch. Call Creative Marketing at (830)997-8515 by this Thursday, August 16, to register. No seats sold at the door please.


Monday, August 13, 2007

Fredericksburg Cooking Academy presents Greek Style Cooking - 8/15

Featured Chef Timothy Gikas will kickoff this exciting series of Greek Style cooking classes with the basics of outdoor grilling at Town Creek Bed and Breakfast, 304 N. Edison Street. Using seasonal ingredients fresh from the garden you will learn all about wonderful Greek seasonings and the art of grilling to perfection. Join this Mediterranean cooking journey to Greece. Price is $75 per person. Please call 830/997-1552 or 877/777-6848 for more information or visit

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Wrede-Bear Creek Community BBQ Fund-Raiser

Pork & Sausage Plate with all the trimmings at the American Legion Hall, Highway 87 South on Sunday, August 12 from 11:00AM - 1:30PM. Call (830) 644-2218 for more information.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Luckenbach's Back to School Bash - 8/11

Luckenbach, Texas is throwing a party just for everyone going back to school on August 11, with local favorite Quincy Harper and his friends! Don't worry about any cover charge, just head on out and get some partying done before you have to hit those text books! The show starts at 7:30 pm.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Harvest Time at Woodrose Winery

Everyone is invited out to Woodrose Winery this Saturday, August 11, at 8:30 a.m. to experience and help with the harvest and crush of their estate cabernet sauvignon and merlot grapes. Harvesters will be rewarded with lunch and refreshments throughout the day. For more information, call the winery at (830)644-2539.


Hill Country Horse Club Youth Rodeo - August 10

Pole bending, cloverleaf barrels, straightaway barrels, flag racing. Please call 325/347-5815 for more information. The youth rodeo will be held at the Hill Country Horse Club Arena on Equestrian Drive in Fredericksburg at 7 pm.


Monday, August 06, 2007

Cooking Classes at Runnymede Country Inn - 8/10-11

Cooking classes at Runnymede Country Inn featuring Molly Fowler, the Dining Diva. On the 10th, learn fish fry Diva style from 6:30 - 9:00PM. The 11th will be light Italian lunch from 11:30AM - 1:30PM. Tickets are $35 for the fish fry and $40 for the Italian. Call Runnymede Country Inn at 866-427-8374 or 830-990-2449 for reservations and more information.

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Region 10 Soaring Championship 8/6-11

Fault Line Flyers, a non-profit corporation, will host the 2007 Region 10 Soaring Championships at the Gillespie County Airport in Fredericksburg from August 6-11. Pilots and gliders will be coming from around the United States.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

PCAA/Fredericksburg Art Guild Juried Art Show

Annual art show with cash awards for area artists thru Sunday, August 12, 2007. For more info, please call (830) 997-4949. The Fredericksburg Art Guild is at 308 E. Austin Street.