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Monday, September 30, 2013

“My Favorite Things” Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild - 10/3-27

Works that represent meaningful subjects to the artist members of the Guild. Opening reception on October 4 from 4 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. 308 E. Austin St. For more information call (830) 997-4949.


Friday, September 27, 2013

“Viva Texicana” Hill Country Fiesta - 9/28

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage in the Texas Hill Country.  Family fun with Stephanie Urbina Jones, Mariachi Nuevo Estilo A.D.M., Freedom Beat and Ballet Folklorico Dancers.  A special “Fiesta Fun Zone” with free children’s activities will take place from 4 to 6  pm and will feature educational and cultural arts, crafts and games including pinatas, mariachi musical chairs, tortilla toss, fiesta rubber ducks, storytelling in English and Spanish and more.  The Grito! King or Queen will be crowned and there will also be a jalapeno eating contest.  On the grounds of the Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main Street. 4 to 9 pm.  $12 adults; $6 children.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Renewable Energy Round Up and Green Energy Fair - 9/27-29

This community and family oriented Renewable Energy and Green Living Fair has grown to be the largest “green show” in the south.  It occurs at the end of September, in historic Fredericksburg, Texas.  You can see the latest in eco-friendly technologies.  Learn how to save and create your own energy.  Attend informative talks by the experts.  Visit with our vendors to see contemporary green living and sustainability practices.  Come test drive the next generation in personal transportation.  It’s fun, environmentally friendly, and a great place to learn how you can make a difference!

For information call (830) 997 2350.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Roy Orbison Tribute at Rock Box Theater - 9/25-26

Mark Barnett makes an unbelievable transformation complete with the looks, voice and feel of the magnificent Roy Orbison at Rockbox Theater, 109 N. Llano. Two shows only at 7 PM each night. $37-$47 per person. Tickets available online.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Dinosaur Show - 9/28

One day only! One of the largest traveling prehistoric exhibits in North America is coming to Fredericksburg! ”Dinosaur George” of the History Channel’s “Jurassic Fight Club” will present an incredible display of dinosaur skulls including one of the largest T-Rex skulls ever found. You’ll see saber tooth tigers, crocodiles and much more. At the Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Park. Bring your cameras! Program courtesy of the Fredericksburg Rockhounds. 9 am to 6 pm at the Pioneer Pavillion at Lady Bird State Park. Free admission.


Fort Martin Scott Live Re-enactment - Today

Live re-enactment on the day The Texas Ranger Heritage Center breaks ground on property adjacent to the Fort at 10 am today.

Located on Hwy. 290 east of Fredericksburg, the Fort is a short walk from the Texas Rangers Heritage Center site. Call (830) 997-7521 for more information.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dairy Daze at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park - 9/28

Find out just how important the family milk cow was on a 1915-era German Family farm.  Watch as the cow is milked at 9:30 am, observe the milk separating procedure and learn what products could be produced from the milk from the family cow.  Try your hand at “milking” our non-kicking, non-moving cow which we have jokingly named “Half and Half”!

9 am to noon.  Donations welcome. 199 State Park Road 52, Stonewall, Texas. Call (830) 644-2252 for details.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Admiral Nimitz Foundation Annual Symposium - 9/20

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation’s symposium this year will take place on September 21 – 22 at the Fredericksburg Theater Company. This year’s symposium is The Military and The Media, Witnesses to War. This year's symposium is sponsored by, The Sons and Daughters of Robert P. "Bob" Scripps

This day and a half event will examine through  presentations and open discussions with attendees how the media has impacted the public’s opinion and attitude towards the military and war, from World War II to the present. Sessions lead by military officials and experts in these topics include: Print Journalism, Photo-Journalism, Films and the Role of Hollywood, Radio-Television, The Media: A serviceman’s view, and finished up with a round table discussion with all presenters.

For more information on the symposium and to register for your tickets please visit or call 830-997-8600 ext. 223.

Your ticket to the symposium also includes a pass to the National Museum of the Pacific War. Books written by some of the presenters will be available for purchase and signing at the symposium.

Saturday night the Admiral Nimitz Foundation will host a cocktail reception and dinner with the panelist in the Nimitz Museum Ballroom. This is open to those attending and tickets can be purchased for an extra $40/person.

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation looks forward to seeing you at this year’s symposiums and would like to thank all those who support the foundation.

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation supports, operates, and manages the National Museum of the Pacific War which is a Texas Historical Commission property.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sängerfest German Chorale Concert - 9/21

Bringing more than 300 singers to Fredericksburg, this German chorale concert will feature eight different choirs from San Antonio, New Braunfels, Corpus Christi and Fredericksburg.  This year, the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir will host the event, the 122nd Sängerfest of the Texanischer Gebirgssaengerbund, a tradition begun in 1881.  For the festival, a commemorative “Festscrift” program will be printed.  Event to be held at the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center, 306 W. San Antonio Street.
1 pm. 

Admission is free. Call 830-997-3936 for more information.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lutheran Fall Festival - 9/21

The annual Fall Festival is a day event benefitting Cross Trails Ministry. The day is full of activities such as a chili cook-off, live music, arts and crafts, food trucks, children’s activities and so much more!

All are welcome! Free admission. On Marktplatz 9 am to 3 pm

Friday, September 13, 2013

1st Annual Fredericksburg PBR - 9/11

40 of the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riding) best riders and some of the crankiest bulls around make this a must see event.  Enjoy the professional bull riders along with the future one who take part in the “Best of the Best Mutton Bustin’ Challenge” for kids.  Dance after the show to live music by Zach Edwards. At the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive.

Gates open at 5:30 pm; start time 7:30 pm.  $20 at the gate. 

Advance tickets, box seats and children’s tickets are also available. Call (830) 997-2359 for more information.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sustainability Home Tour - 9/14

Fredericksburg SHINES, a local organization dedicated to educating the public about sustainable living, will host a Fredericksburg fall tour of homes to spotlight local examples of sustainable living practices.  Nine homes are on the tour and will feature such practices as solar power generation, water heating, clothes drying, well pumps and solar tubes for interior light sources.  There will also be examples of drip irrigation, xeriscaping and rainwater collection systems. 

Tickets include a map and a description of what is available for viewing at each home.

9 am to 3 pm.  $25 per person.

Phone: (830) 997-3543 ext. 27


Monday, September 09, 2013

Wildflower Fall Planting Days - 9/13-14

Learn how to plant and grow wild flowers at Wildseed Farms, on Highway 290 East a few miles from Fredericksburg. John R. Thomas, founder and president of Wildseed Farms, and staff, will lead a daily informative session and demonstration, from 2 to 4 pm, on how to successfully grow bluebonnets and other wildflowers. Call (830) 990-8080 for more information.


Friday, September 06, 2013

Zion Music Festival - 9/8

Food, Fun, Festivities for the whole family!

Featuring : Abandon, 7eventh Time Down, Ryan Stevenson and more!

Including Guest speakers.

Zion Music Festival is an event meant to connect with families and friends, worship God and see hearts changed.


Crime Stoppers Fundraiser featuring Thomas Michael Riley at Pat's Hall - 9/7

Gillespie County Crime Stoppers are hosting their 2nd annual benefit – "Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future” at Pat's Hall, 406 Post Oak Road.

Thomas Micheal Riley will be performing from 7-11 pm, and tickets are available for $25 online at until 5PM September 7, at local area banks, or at the door.

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Star Party at Torre di Pietra - 9/6

Come celebrate the new moon release of Chiaro de Luna and star gaze alongside a planetary geologist at the first Torre di Pietra Star Party. Bring your family, blankets and chairs. Late night picnics welcomed! Dog friendly!
8 to 11:30 pm

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Kiolbasa and Kabernet - 9/7

Nine wineries present wine pairing with mouthwatering kiolbassa sausage during normal venue hours. Most wineries will have live music and other festivities, as well. There is no cost to participate in the pairing and there are no tickets. Usual tasting fees apply at each winery for regular wine tastings.


Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Resentments playing at Hill Top Cafe Dinner Concert - 9/5

Hill Top Cafe’s Dinner Concert Series proudly presents The Resentments. Please call or visit the website for reservations and more information. Doors at 5:30 pm; show at 7 pm. Per person price includes the concert and a four-course meal.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Boxtoberfest 9/7-9

The public is welcome to view one the largest gatherings of Porsche vehicles and drivers at the Gillespie County Airport, 155 Airport Road, and as they tour the Hill Country and participate in various social events. Free. For more information, please visit