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Friday, May 30, 2008

Peaches available at Marburger Orchard

Marburger Orchard, located at 559 Kuhlmann Rd., near Fredericksburg, has announced that the Regal and Gold Prince peach varieties at the orchard are now available for picking, along with blackberries, strawberries and a few vegetables. For orchard hours of operation, call 830-997-9433.


River City Rangers Spring Concert - 5/30

River City Ringers of San Antonio presents their Spring Concert Series on Friday May 30 at Zion Lutheran Church,426 W. Main Street, at 8 pm. Under the direction of Dr. Douglas Boyer, this will be a varied program of music for handbells, handchimes, percussion, keyboard and voice. Admission is free and open to the public. Please call 210/601-0130 for more information.


Back to Basics Music Fesitval in Luckenbach 5/30-6/1

Luckenbach, Texas proudly presents Thomas Michael Riley's 1st Annual "Back to the Basics" Music Festival. Musicians scheduled to perform are Billy Joe Shaver, Monte Montgomery, Pauline Reese, Susan Gibson, Tommy Alverson, Mike Blakely, Quincy Harper and of course, Thomas Michael Riley. RV and camping will be allowed. Cost is $15 for music all weekend. Please call 888/311-8990 or 830/997-3224 for more information.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fredericksburg Culinary Arts "Easy Bakers" Cooking Class

Make the house smell like love. Bake something special. Come to Fischer & Wieser's das Peach Haus on 1406 Highway 87 South, Saturday May 31 from 1 -3 pm, Where Fredericksburg Culinary Arts will be sharing their technique for quick and easy English Muffins. Cost is $40 per person. Please call 512/905-7737 to reserve a place or email Fredericksburg Culinary Arts.


The Drugstore Cowboys at Hondo's - 5/31

Texas food, Texas music, Texas life at Hondo's on Main. On Saturday, May 31 hear music from the The Drugstore Cowboys. Please call 830/997-1633 for more information.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

John Arthur Martinez Live at Hondo's - 5/30

Texas food, Texas music, Texas life at Hondo's on Main. On Friday, May 30 hear music from the John Arthur Martinez. Please call 830/997-1633 for more information.

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St. Mary's School Maifest - 5/30

Celebrate with St. Mary's School, 202 S. Orange Street, at their All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry on Friday from 5:30 pm to 9 pm. Maifest Biergarten will be open followed by Paddle Wheel. There will be performances by the Jr. High band and student art displays. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 3 - 7 and 2 & under eat free. Please call 830/997-3914 for more information.


Monday, May 26, 2008

Texas Hill Country Wildflower Trail

Several Texas Hill Country communities invite you to see the beautiful Texas wildflowers and enjoy the springtime during the annual Texas Hill Country Wildflower Trail. The wildflower trail runs from February 1 to June 1. Please call 830/997-8515 for participating communities and for more information.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Soap Making at Sauer-Beckman Farm - 5/24

Come to the LBJ State Park & Historic Site, east of Fredericksburg on Highway 290 in Stonewall and see how lye soap is made, how it was used in the 1900's and why it was so vital to a farm family. There will demos of cooking lye soap over an open fire and visitors will be able to interact with the process. Donations are welcome. Please call 830/644-2252 or 830/644-2455 for more information

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Dust Devils in Luckenbach - 5/23

Enjoy dancing to the Dust Devils in the world famous Luckenbach Dancehall. Please call 888/311-8990 or 830/997-3224 for more information .


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fredericksburg Culinary Arts Presents "Exploring Mediterranean Herbs" Cooking Class - 5/24

Chef Carol Seminara, a certified Master Gardener, will explore the lore, cultivation and use of herbs that demonstrate why Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most popular in the world leading Fredericksburg Culinary Arts latest cooking class at Fischer & Wieser's das Peach Haus, 1406 Highway 87 South on Saturday from 3 to 5 pm. Cost is $35 per person. Please call 512/905-7737 to reserve a place.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Villa Texas Lavendar Market

LAVENDER MARKET has moved to 339 East Main (across from the Nimitz Museum). Visit their new location for all things LAVENDER, BAGGALLINI travel gear, and DASH & ALBERT rugs!
They have partnered with Sweet Pea to create a dynamic new shopping experience!

Hill Country Horse Club Spring Trail Ride - 5/24

"Save a Horse, Buy a Tractor" 2008 Spring Trail Ride on Staurday. Ride from Doss to Harper and help raise funds for our youth, upgrades on the arena and have some fun. There will be all kinds of activities, camping, playday, silent auction, food and much more. Please call 830/864-5991 for more information or email Sue Lawson.


Texas Wine Maker Vintner Dinner Series at the Cabernet Grill - 5/21

Enjoy a multi-course celebration of Texas wines and unique Hill Country cuisine, featuring Texas winemakers at Cabernet Grill on highway 16 south. This dinner features wine maker Sabrina Houser of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards. Cost is $59.95, plus tax and gratuity per person. Please call 830/990-5734 for reservations.


Tom Gavitt One Man Art Show 5/16-26

One Man Art Show for watercolor artist Tom Gavitt at the Gavitt Gallery, 419 W. Main Street. This event is free and open to the public, and kicks off with an artist's reception on Friday from 4-7 pm. Please call 830/992-3247 for more information.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Cabernet Grill May Vintner's Dinner - 5/21

Cabernet Grill (formerly Cotton Gin Restaurant) hosts May's Texas Wine Maker Vintner Dinner Series on May 21 at 6:30 pm. The dinner features Wine Maker Sabrina Houser of Dry Comal Creek Vineyards. Tickets are $59.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 830-990-5734 for tickets.


Herb & EVOO Oven Roasted Feta with smokey eggplant relish
2006 “Demi-Sweet” French Colombard

Apple Mustard Bacon Grilled Prawns with radish slaw
2007 “Bone-Dry” French Colombard

Cardamon Fennel & Pepper Spiced Pork Tenderloin with lyonnaise potatoes and natural jus
Comal Red VII

Twin County Dorper Lamb Two Ways
Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chop and Shiraz –Syrah Braised Lamb Shoulder
Maytag bleu white bean ragout
2007 Shiraz-Syrah

Hill Country Muscat Poached Peaches
Layered with lavender chantilly cream
Orange Muscat


Friday, May 16, 2008

Thomas Michael Riley Live in Luckenbach - 5/18

Enjoy music by Thomas Michael Riley and band in the world famous Texas town of Luckenbach, Sunday at 1 pm. Please call 888/311-8990 or 830/997-3224 for more information.

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Micky & The Motorcars in Luckenbach - 5/17

Enjoy music by Micky & the Motorcars at 1:00PM and then stick around for Jay Sims and band at 4:00PM in the world famous Texas town of Luckenbach Saturday night. Please call 888/311-8990 or 830/997-3224 for more information.

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5K Dog Trot Walk - 5/17

Bring your "4 legged hairy" friends for the annual Hill Country SPCA 5K Dog Trot Walk. Walkers will receive a t-shirt and if walking with a dog, a dog bandana, included in the entry fee. Expect great raffle items, booths from area running & bike clubs and an animal petting/view area. All walkers welcome, with or without pets. Please call 830/990-9085 for more information


Roots Music Concert Series - "Texas Blues Night" 5/16

Throughout the summer enjoy live concerts featuring different genres of music. Saturday listen to Ezra Charles & The Works and Omar & The Howlers. Cost is $10 per person, with children 17 and under free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy! Please call 830/997-2835 for more information.


Gourdfest at Artisans at Rocky Hill through May 18

Artisans at Rocky Hill, 6266 E. Hwy 290, east of Fredericksburg, continues its Bluebonnet Trails Gourdfest— juried exhibition and sale —through Sunday, May 18. Over 80 pieces of this unique art form are on display. Gourd art demonstrations take place each Saturday during this 30-day show from 12-3 p.m. This Saturday’'s demonstrations will feature Suzanne Haffey and Lelia and Jimmy Sublett. For more information, call 830-990-8160.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Becker Vineyards' Lavender Festival - 5/16-18

Becker Vineyards (11 Miles East of Fredericksburg off Highway 290 on Jenscke Lane in Stonewall) is hosting its 10th Annual Lavender Festival. The event will feature speakers and vendors promoting lavender education as well as herb related products. There will be gardening tips, cooking demos, wine tasting and luncheons. New this year is the Friday night Lavender Vintner Dinner at 7 pm. The five course menu by Rails of Kerrville will be paired with Becker Vineyards' wines. Cost is $85 per person, plus tax. Please call 830/644-2681 for reservations and for more information.


"Farmer's Market Finds" Cooking Class - 5/17

Fredericksburg Culinary Arts will be at the opening of the Fredericksburg Farmer's Market to check out all the offerings. Join their class on Staurday at Fischer & Weiser's das Peach Haus, 1406 Highway 87 South, from 3-5 pm on Saturday, where we will plan and prepare dishes that reflect the best of what's fresh from our area farms. Cost is $40 per person. Please call 512/905-7737 to reserve a place or email


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fredericksburg Music Club Presents 'Four Hands at One Piano' - 5/18

Enjoy four hands at one piano by David Renner and Betty Mallard at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano, Sunday at 3 pm. Admission is by donation. Please call 830/997-7679 for more information.


Kay Walton One Woman Art Show - 5/3-17

One Woman Art Show for renowned award winning Texas artist Kay Walton at the Fredericksburg Art Gallery, 314 E. Main Street kicks off with an artist reception for Kay Walton at 6 pm on Friday night. Ms. Walton is known in Texas for her Hill Country bluebonnet paintings. This event is free and open to the public. Please call 830/990-2707 for more information


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

1960s BBQ on the Pedernales - 5/17

Take a step back in time to the 1967 Johnson era and support a good cause this Saturday, May 17 at a barbecue fund-raiser at the LBJ Ranch near Stonewall – deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, May 13. This fund-raiser is sponsored by the Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and is in support of educational programs. The event kicks off at 4:00 p.m. with the tax-deductible cost of $100 per person. For more information or to purchase your tickets call 830-868-7128, x222.

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Chris Story & Southern Edge in Luckenbach 5/16

Dance to Chris Story & Southern Edge in the world famous Luckenbach Dancehall Friday at 8 pm. Please call 888/311-8990 or 830/997-3224 for more information.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sunset Dinner at Riven Rock Ranch - 5/13

Enjoy cuisine from Italy's Tuscany region at Riven Rock Ranch's Sunset Dinner. Seating available at 5:30PM and 8:30PM. Cost is $49.95, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 830/995-4045. Riven Rock Ranch is at 390 Hermann Sons Road in Comfort, Texas.


Friday, May 09, 2008

Founder's Day - 5/10

John O. Meusebach and the founding families of Fredericksburg settled here and established the city of Fredericksburg in May 1846. To honor the 162nd anniversary of this day, join us in a wreath laying at 3:00PM at Marktplatz. Followed by Founder's Fest on the Pioneer Museum grounds from 4:00 - 6:00PM, with beer, German picnic foods and music. All the buildings on the ground will be open for viewing. Please call 830/997-2835 for more information.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Visitors' Center Peach Forecast

The Fredericksburg Visitors Center released this information about this year's peach crop:
Jamey Vogel of Vogel Orchard has kindly provided this peach crop update, noting that the crop looks good. Ripening appears to be a few days behind schedule which will mean a slightly later start, possibly with roadside markets beginning around May 20 or 25. The harvest volume will be weaker than normal for the first few weeks, due to freeze losses. By June, however, the market should pick up and be plentiful through the end of July. The lack of significant rain has not affected the crop as peaches seem to be sizing sufficiently. Thanks, Jamey!


Drugstore Cowboys in Luckenbach - 5/9

Admired by fiercely loyal fans, The Drugstore Cowboys have brought their electric energy to venues throughout the US and Europe. With four distinct and talented singers up front, a rock-solid rhythm section and blistering instrumentalists, The Drugstore Cowboys' musical dynamics are hard to deny. The Drugstore Cowboys will be performing in the world famous Luckenbach Dancehall Friday, May 9, at 8 PM. Call 888/311-8990 or 830/997-3224 for more information.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

10th Annual Intertribal PowWow - 5/9-10

This annual Intertribal PowWow takes place every year in Fredericksburg and is considered one of the best in the nation. Annual attendance is between 4 & 5,000 people, & is a part of Fredericksburg's annual Founder's Day Festival.

The PowWow will be at Fort Martin Scott, east of Fredericksburg on US Highway 290. $3 parking fee. This event includes competition dance, gourd dance, food, Native American art and crafts.

Friday - 5PM - midnight
Saturday - 12PM - midnight


"Tea Time for Two" Cooking Class - 5/10

In honor of Mother's Day, Fredericksburg Culinary Arts is having a tea party for mothers and daughter on Saturday May 10 at Fischer & Wieser's das Peach Haus, 1406 Highway 87 South, from 2-4 pm. Chef Carol Seminara will be presenting savory and sweet treats, how to brew the perfect cup of tea and pointers on proper tea party etiquette. Cost is $35 per person or $60 a couple. Please call 512/905-7737 to reserve a place or email


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Live Music in Luckenbach - 5/10

Enjoy music by Kevin Carroll and band at 1:00PM and then stick around for George Ensle and Sonny Throckmorton and bands at 8:00PM in the world famous Texas town of Luckenbach. Please call 888/311-8990 or 830/997-3224 for more information.

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Spring Chorale Concert by Ambleside School Students

"Rejoice and Sing" spring chorale concert by the Ambleside students. The public is invited to attend and show your support for our youth on Tuesday at 7 pm at 106 S. Edison Street. Please call 830/990-9059 for more information.


Monday, May 05, 2008

Groundbreaking for National Museum of the Pacific War

A groundbreaking ceremony for the National Museum of the Pacific War’s new 24,500-foot museum expansion is scheduled for next Friday, May 9, at 11:00 a.m. on the west side of the George Bush Gallery. Activities include music, presentation of colors, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, welcome by General Hagee, acknowledgements and speakers. Honored speakers include Governor Perry, John Nau and Mayor pro-tem Tim Dooley. A BBQ meal will be provided free of charge to the public immediately following the ceremony. Please call 830/997-4379 for more information.

If you don't attend, be aware that the 100 block of N. Lincoln St. will be blocked off from 10:00 a.m. – noon during the ceremony, so please use an alternate route during this time.


Friday, May 02, 2008

Reception Honoring Texas Tech University Graduates - 5/3

Texas Tech University, Division of Off-Campus Sites invites you to a reception honoring 2007 - 2008 Graduates from TTU at Fredericksburg, TTU at Highland Lakes and TTU at Junction at the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board Room, 201 S. Ave. F in Johnson City. Please RSVP to 830/990-2717 in Fredericksburg or 830/798-9548 in Highland Lakes. Support higher education.

First Annual Texas Bison Festival - 5/3-4

Celebrate Texas Bison Week with the first annual Bison Festival at the LBJ State Park & Ranch, East of Fredericksburg on Highway 290 in Stonewall. Enjoy a live bison herd, exhibits, speakers, music, poetry, storytellers, art & crafts, food and much more. Cost is $5 for adults, with children 12 and under free.

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Fredericksburg Dance Club Host the Troubadours - 5/3

Join the Fredericksburg Dance Club as they host the Troubadours at the Turner Hall, 103 West Travis Street, Saturday night at 8 pm. Admission is an appreciated $8 per person at the door. Turner Hall has a cash bar and popcorn, however no coolers are allowed. Dancers are welcome to bring in outside food.


Thursday, May 01, 2008

"Six Flavors Over Texas" Cooking Class - 5/3

Plan outdoor entertainment with the menu reflecting the six flags that have flown over Texas. Chefs Carol Seminara and Joe Houde will be presenting six dishes, five hors d'oeuvres and a beverage. After the cooking demo, students will enjoy sampling all the dishes prepared. Cost is $50 per person. Please call 512/905-7737 to reserve a place or email and visit


New Braunfels to Fredericksburg Trail Ride - 5/2-7

The Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels will sponsor a trail ride from New Braunfels to Fredericksburg. Gather at the Comal County Yard on Highway 46 approximately 5 miles west of New Braunfels on Friday evening with registration beginning at 5:00PM. Ride out Saturday, May 3 at 8:00AM to Spring Branch and the following days to Kendalia, Sisterdale, Luckenbach and to Fredericksburg on Wednesday, May 7. Cost to include an evening meal catered by Vicki. Adults $70-5 days or $15 daily. FMI call David Wiedenfeld, Trail Boss at 830-629-1925 or Jack Borchers at 830-625-7711.