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Friday, August 22, 2008

Harvest Wine Trail Events at Texas Hills Vineyard

August 16th & 17th, and 23rd & 24th mark the Hill Country's annual Harvest Wine Trail. Join Texas Hills Vineyard in celebrating the smells of new wine and the excitement of harvest season. Enjoy a glass of wine paired with a selection of their artesian cheeses and crackers on the patio while stomping grapes (Remember Lucy!) to the romantic sounds of Italian music. Don’t miss out on footprinting a t-shirt to remember the occasion.

Trail events will be held August 23-24, 2006. Stomp hours are 10-5 on Saturdays and 12-4 on Sundays.

Tasting and stomping are free, and T-shirts can be purchased at the event.


Fredericksburg Culinary Arts Presents "Saving Summer" Cooking Class - 8/23

This Fredericksburg Culinary Arts class focuses on methods of preserving the flavors of summer in various ways. Learn about making basil pesto, drying herbs, making easy jelly and freezing summer favorites. Cost is $40 per person, at Fischer & Wieser's das Peach Haus, 1406 Highway 87 South from 3-5 pm. Please call 512/905-7737 to make a reservation.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Harvest Wine Trail (Hill Country) - 8/22-23

Participating Hill Country wineries debut new wines and insight into their winemaker's visions. Enjoy music, grape stomps and chef demonstrations. Enjoy the smells of new wines and the excitement of the harvest season. Take a self-guided tour of the 22 participating wineries during their regular business hours. A $30 registration fee guarantees a tasting at each of the wineries. Enter for prize drawings at each winery. Please visit for more information and to register.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ground Breaking for Hill Country University Center - 8/21

Witness the transformation of the dream of higher education in the Texas Hill Country into a reality. Join in the celebration of learning for the Hill Country University Center Phase I. Preview academic partners and an architectural model. Enjoy fellowship and a BBQ lunch. Partnering with HCUC is Angelo State University, Austin Community College, Concordia University, Schreiner University and Texas Tech University. This facility will allow these partners to conduct college classes in state of the art classrooms and labs. Please call 830/990-4948 for donation information.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Roots Music Concert - August 16

Grace, Sophia, & Hulda Quebe will bring their close harmonies and western swing fiddle licks to the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg on August 16 for the next Roots Music concert. Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition also perform for the western swing-themed Saturday night concert.

One of the most dynamic music acts in Texas will make its debut in Fredericksburg at the next Roots Music concert at the Pioneer Museum on Saturday, August 16, 2008.

Organizers are anticipating the largest crowd yet for this show - even more than the record-breaking attendance at the July bluegrass concert - because the Quebe Sisters are bringing their red-hot act of western fiddle and harmonies to town. Considered a cross between the Andrews Sisters and Bob Wills, the Quebe Sisters are capturing attention across the nation for their vintage harmonies, triple fiddle riffs, and high-energy show.

The young Fort Worth-based sisters Grace, Sophia, & Hulda Quebe have performed professionally since 2000. They have already won fiddle contests, music awards and appeared on shows and festivals across the nation. This will be their first performance in the Fredericksburg area. Texas residents may remember them for the vintage TV commercial for HEB.

The evening will be topped off by Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition. Mata has performed traditional honky-tonk and western swing for more than 30 years. He fronts a traditional western swing band with true country fiddles, steel guitar, and a swinging rhythm section. The dance floor will be set up so his avid followers can two-step all evening to the classic songs of Bob Wills, Johnny Bush, Ray Price, and Asleep At The Wheel. Mata has been named the top Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.

Grounds will be open early for the return of the free jam sessions. Musicians of all abilities are invited to bring their acoustic instruments out from 2 to 5 p.m. for playing under the shade trees inside the museum grounds.

Gates for the evening show open at 5 p.m., with the concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10, with tickets sold at the gate. Visitors can receive a $2 discount by printing out the web page at Students age 17 and younger are free.

Catered meal for purchase from 5:30 until it is gone. Guests can also enjoy beer, wine, soft drinks, and water. Commemorative half-bottles of wine - with the popular 2008 logo - are also for sale for $10.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 309 West Main Street in Fredericksburg. Guests can bring lawn chairs or use folding chairs that are provided.

The final concert in the 2008 Roots Music series will be on September 27, and will feature Celtic & New World with the Blaggards.

Proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society. More information is available by calling 830-997-2835, or by visiting .

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wine Tasting at Becker Vineyards - 8/16

The Rambling Rose wine tasting will take place at Becker Vineyards on Saturday, August 16 in the Lavender Haus Reception Hall. The event presented by the New World Wine & Food Festival of San Antonio. Roses from around the world will be paired with hors d' ouevres from Chef Michael Flores, San Antonio, Texas at this panel discussion. Panel Times: 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. Prices: $20 per person advance tickets; $30 per person at the door. For Ticket Purchases Contact: New World Wine & Food Fest at 210-822-9555.


Friday, August 08, 2008

Chisholm Trail Winery Harvest - 8/10-11

Chisholm Trail Winery would like to invite you out this weekend August 10th & 11th. They will be picking and bringing in 15 tons of Blanc Du Bois grapes and will be processing them in the winery. Interested guests are welcome to visit the winery on those days to watch the process. Chisholm Trail Winery is at 2367 Usener Road, just a few miles west of Fredericksburg. Call (877) 990-2675 for more information.


Der FotoKlub Annual Photography Exhibit

Der FotoKlub is having their annual juried photography exhibit at Photography 414 Gallery, 414 E. Main Street Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 31. Der FotoKlub is an amateur photography club. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 - 6:00PM and Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00PM. For more information about Der FotoKlub, please call 830/669-2410. For more information about Photography 414 Gallery, please call 830/990-1330.


Thursday, August 07, 2008

Harvest time at Becker Vineyards

As of Tuesday, July 22, Becker Vineyards officially began harvesting grapes at 4 a.m. for the 2008 harvest. The first grape to be ripe is our sauvignon blanc. (Part of the grapes are fermented in stainless steel, part of it is fermented in French oak, and blended before bottling and called the Fume Blanc.) Pinot grigio, barbera, and gewurztraminer have also been harvested. Becker Vineyards will wrap up the harvest approximately the beginning of September.


Fredericksburg High School Registration - 8/7-8

For Fredericksburg High School seniors and juniors registration and schedule pickup is Thursday from 8:30 - 11:30AM or 1:00 - 4:00PM in the FHS gym; sophomores and freshmen is on Friday same time and place. Please call 830/997-7551 for more information.


First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg

A new tradition in a historical German Texas town, First Friday Art Walk. Galleries have joined together to bring art and art lovers together through Texas hospitality. Galleries will be open until 8 pm so that visitors can have time to visit the various events and exhibits that are planned throughout the day. Friday night strolls down Main Street enjoying beautiful art and wine. Participating galleries include Artisans at Rocky Hill, Charles Beckendorf Gallery, Ben Beckendorf Gallery, Fredericksburg Art Gallery, Fredericksburg Art Guild, Gavitt Gallery, Good Art Company, One Horese Gallery, Photography 414, Rodeo Studio Gallery, Uptown Market and Whistle Pik Galleries. Please call 830/990-8151 for more information.


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Fredericksburg Culinary Arts Presents "Peachy Keen" Cooking Class - 8/9

Peaches are not just for cobbler. Join Fredericksburg Culinary Academy at Das Peach Haus, 1406 Highway 87 South, in a celebration of all things peachy on Saturday August 9 from 3-5 pm. From savory to sweet, peaches can't be beat. Cost is $40 per person. Please call 512/905-7737 to make a reservation


Fredericksburg High School Fish Camp

Fish Camp for Fredericksburg High School freshmen at Fredericksburg High School on Highway 16 South from 10 am until 2 pm. Please call 830/997-7551 for more information.


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

National Night Out, America's Night Out Against Crime - 8/5

Join our Police Department as they visit block parties around town Tuesday evening as we come together to build a stronger community. The police substation will be open at 112 N. Orange Street from 7:00 - 9:00PM. Please call 830/997-7585 for more information.


Monday, August 04, 2008

Fredericksburg Elementary School Registration

Fredericksburg Elementary School registration from 8 am to 4 pm at Fredericksburg Elementary School 1608 N. Adams Street. Please call 830/997-9595 for more information.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Music Fest - 8/2

Enjoy music, book sale, silent auction, food and much more at Harper Community Hall from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday to benefit the Harper Library. Admission is by donation. Please call 830/864-5655 or 830/864-4174 for more information.