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Friday, September 30, 2011

2nd Annual Kraut Run 8K & 8K Fun Walk - 10/1

Fredericksburg Middle School
110 West Travis
Date: 10/1/2011
Time: 7:00 AM

Event Description: Benefitting the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club's childrens' projects. Entry fees: $30.00 for adult (17+) $20.00 for child

Prizes: Best Male and Female Runners, Top 3 Runners in each age group

Register online at

Thursday, September 29, 2011

OKTOBER FIESTA at Luckenbach - 10/1

A day filled with music, dancing, cold beer, fun, Mexican spice, and German culture! The Oktober Fiesta is a celebration of both German and Mexican Culture with some music thrown in the mix. It's a real cultural exchange you don't want to miss out on especially when it is in beautiful, relaxing Luckenbach Texas! All the fun starts at 1 pm!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lower South Grape Creek Historic School Host Open House - 10/1

Join the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools Trail for their open house at the Lower South Grape Creek School at 10273 East US Highway 290. The Trail allows visitors to learn about the education and customs of the 19th century residents of German heritage in the Hill Country. Each month a different rural county school will host an open house and tour. Color coded maps of the trail are available at the Visitor Center at 302 E. Austin Street. Please call 830/669-2855 for more information.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Wine and Food Festival - 9/24

Enjoy this boutique wine festival at Texas Vineyards & Beyond, 329 1/2 E. Main Street from 2-6pm, featuring five Texas wineries and several local food artisans, plus live entertainment. Guests will enjoy wine and food tastings and receive a Texas logo wine glass. Cost is $10.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FTC Presents "Glass Menagerie" -9/22-25

Tennessee Williams is one of the pillars of post-WWII theater and is considered one of America’s best dramatists. In this gripping masterpiece, Williams is at his best exploring the dynamics between parent and adult children, between siblings, and between dreams and reality.

Set in the 1930s Tom relives, with the audience, a specific memory in his life dealing with his controlling mother, Amanda, and his fragile sister Laura. His mother desperately wants her children to achieve success, but can’t give them the freedom to flourish.

A mother’s smothering love brings this fragile family to its shattering climax.

This production will be directed by Bob Straus, Assistant Director Kevin Judson.

The Steve W. Shepherd Theater is at 1668 Highway 87 South.

Performance Schedule:
Weekends: September 9 – 25th, 2011
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
* In honor of September 11, there will be no performance on that Sunday.

* Special “Talk About” performance on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:0pm
Tickets for this performance are $25 for adults and $5.50 for youth 18 and under.
Education group/School group pricing for this performance: $1.00 for students (5 student minimum). Group must make reservation together. Individual reservations will not qualify for special pricing.

Additional special education group discounts are available. Please contact the FTC office for additional information (888-669-7114 or 830-997-3588).

Tickets: Available for sale beginning Monday, August 29th
$20 for adults, $5.50 for youth 18 and under. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Box Office, 306 E. Austin Street.

Please call the box office (888-669-7114) for information on group pricing

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

4th Annual Wildflower Seed Stomp - 9/25

Help continue the legacy beatification and see what a difference you can make. Children and their families are invited to come to the State Park to help scatter wildflower seeds in the open areas and fields, Sunday September 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Then the following spring you and others can return to see what a difference one can make in the great outdoors. Seed and containers provided by the State Park. Held at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, 199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, Texas 78671. Accessible for the mobility impaired. Donations appreciated.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Roots Remix - September 24

Roots music fans will enjoy an eclectic mix of musical styles to wrap up the Summer Season of the Roots Music series, with a “Roots Remix” performance at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg on Saturday, September 24.
The evening offers a variety of musical styles, paired with grilled ribeye, Jagerschnitzel, and cool refreshment.

Opening the concert at 6 p.m., 16-year-old Ruby Jane - fiddler, singer, songwriter, actress, and multi-instrumentalist bandleader - showcases her distinct Americana mix of country, jazz, bluegrass, and blues. Trained in classical violin starting at age 2, by age 10 Ruby had won a string of fiddle contests and appeared on the Grand Ole Opry. Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel tapped her to play the lead role of a young fiddler in A Ride With Bob, and she has appeared with major music stars including Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Johnny Gimble, and Marty Stuart.
At 7 p.m., the 7-piece ensemble White Ghost Shivers mashes Cab Calloway, circus sideshow, KISS, caberet, and Hee Haw for a joyous mix of humor, farce, fun, and outstanding musicianship. This award-winning, world-touring act blends blues, hillbilly, swing, country, and jazz for an outrageous and entertaining live show, featuring banjo, ukulele, mandolin, kazoo, guitar, sax, clarinet, baritone, and musical saw.

From 8:40 to 10 p.m., J.P. Soars brings his blues all the way from South Florida and from a mix of influences that include heavy metal, the rock of Jimi Hendrix, the blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Soars even was touched by the Cigar Box Guitar sounds of John Lowe. The multi-talented guitarist/vocalist just released his own CD entitled “Back Of My Mind.”

Beginning at 5 p.m. until the food is gone, the Longhorn Street Cafe will serve up choice of grilled Ribeye or Jagerschnitzel, with green beans, mashed potato, dinner roll and peach cobbler for $10. Wine, beer, sodas, tea, and water will be offered for sale in the wagon shed.

The Pioneer Museum is located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, with the entrance on Milam Street. Free parking. Bring lawn chairs. All concerts take place on Saturdays, 6 - 10 p.m.
Admission is $12. Students high school age and younger are free. Guests receive a $2 discount by visiting the web site and printing out the coupon or buying tickets online at

While this is the last regular concert of the summer season, organizers have added a special “Indoor Encore” concert inside the historic sanctuary on October 22. That show will feature Jessica Hyde, the Brennen Leigh Trio, and the Barnett Chapel United Methodist Church Choir & Spirit Dancers. Information and tickets available online at

Roots Music is a series of live, open-air eclectic Roots music concerts on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum on Main Street in Fredericksburg, Texas. Concerts feature both emerging and established artists in an informal, family setting. Net proceeds support the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

Information at 830-997-2835,,


Malt Shop Memories presents--"Remember When" - 9/24

Remember When...

  1. you could understand the words in a song?
  2. you could slow dance?
  3. music before the Beatles?
  4. sock hops, malt shops and poodle skirts?
It has been a long, hot summer with the drought, the heat and the slow economy.  So come back in time when life was simple and fun!

Attend an old-fashioned sock hop with all of the classic songs from the 50's and early 60's.

Bring your kids and grandkids to Fredericksburg Social Turn Verein (Turner Hall) at
103 W. Travis Street Saturday from 7-11pm,
and show them how grandma and grandpa rocked and

$35/couple...$20/person...children under 12 credit cards accepted.

Beer & set-ups available, BYOB.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lutheran Fall Festival - 9/17

The annual Luther Fall Festival will be from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 17 on Marktplatz. Enjoy arts and craft booths, and a chili cook-off. Proceeds benefit the Cross Trails Ministry. Call (830) 997-1143 for more information.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2nd Annual Professional Bull Riders - 9/17

Featuring the top talent in the bull riding circuit, the second annual Fredericksburg Professional Bull Riders will be at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Hwy 16 South, Saturday night. Long round of 30 riders with the top 10 in the finale. Dance to Jon Wolfe after the show. 7:30 PM. General admission $20; kids 6 to 12 $10; under 6 free. Premium and box seats available. Concessions available.

Gourmet Chili Pepper & Salsa Festival - 9/16-17

Love everything kicked up a notch? Don't miss three days of peppers, salsas, demonstrations and fun at Wildseed Farms, East of Fredericksburg on Highway 290. Enjoy the Wildseed Farms, hot air balloon show, wildflower fields, the butterfly haus and much more. Music by the Fabs on Friday and the Rotel & the Hot Tomatoes on Saturday. Hours are Friday noon - 10:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 11:00pm and Sunday noon - 3:00pm. Cost is adults $8 and children 12 and under $4 for one day, $12 or $6 for two days or $15 or $10 for three days. Please call 830-990-8080 for more information.


Monday, September 05, 2011

Opera by the New York City Opera...Dinner by August E's

The San Antonio Opera and The Hill Country Opera League present Janara Kellerman performing Opera Soprano from "The New York City Opera" at August E's, 203 East San Antonio Street at 7 pm Septembet 7.

Opera performance and four course meal with wine for $65.00 per person, plus tax & tip.

Appetizer: Oyster Rockefeller

Salad Course: Spring Mix, Spinach and Mandarin Orange Salad with Slivered Almonds, and White Balsamic Emulsion

Entrée: Beef Wellington, Potatoes Anna, Sautéed Mushrooms, Grilled Tomato Au Gratin with Bacon Bordelaise Sauce

Dessert: Chocolate Mousse with Berry Coulis and Chantilly Cream

Reservations Required - 830-997-1535

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Come and Stomp It! - William Chris Vineyard - 9/5

Mark the 5th of September on your calander for the first annual grape stomp at William Chris Vineyards, 10352 US Highway 290 East, Hye, Texas.

The festivities and stomping will start at 10 am and the stomping will be held every hour up through 4 pm. During the day we will also be holding an I Love Lucy and Ethel look-a-like contest with the winner receiving a set of William Chris wine glasses.

There will also be live music by Stan Gillespie starting at noon till 4 pm.

RSVP or 830-998-7654 with number of attendees and t-shirt sizes.


Labor Day Celebration in Luckenbach - 9/2-5

The Luckenbach post office and general storeThe best way to celebrate Labor Day is to do it in Luckenbach, Texas. Sarah Pierce, Danny Brooks, Mickey and the Motorcars, Six Market Blvd., Robyn Ludwick, and Weldon Henson will be there to provide 5 days of music. For details, call 830-997-3224.