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Friday, August 29, 2014

Grape Stomp at Becker Vineyards - 8/30-31

"Stomp Me! Crush Me! Make Me Wine!" will be the battle cry for the 12th Annual Becker Vineyards Grape Stomp. The event takes place August 23, 24, 30 and 31. Souvenir T-shirts will be for sale (price: tba). Some people like to purchase shirts and put their grape "stomped" foot prints on the back as a souvenir. Children are welcome to participate but must be accompanied by an adult. The event is complimentary.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Roots Music Series “Texas Rock ‘n Roll Night” - 8/30

Bring your whole family to the Roots Music Series at the Pioneer Museum, 325 West Main! Listen to emerging and established artists at these live, outdoor concerts. Dance on the dance floor beside the stage and under the trees. Get comfortable in your favorite lawn chair under the stars. Dine on some of the best cooking in the county with a cold beer, wine, water or soft drinks for sale. Every month brings a different genre and menu. This month is “Texas Rock ‘n Roll Night” featuring Al Staehely at 6:30 pm, George DeVore at 7:45 pm and Freddie Steady 5 at 9:15 pm.  All proceeds support the Mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS).

Gates open at 5 pm; music starts at 6:30 pm.  $15 per person at the gate or $13 online.  Kids under 18 are free.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vereins Quilt Guild 8th Biennial Quilt Show - 8/29-30

“Today’s Treasures, Tomorrow’s Heirlooms”.  Judged show featuring over 100 quilts, old-fashioned bed turning, vendors, boutique, scissor sharpening, Tea Room and more!  Prize quilt drawing to be held Saturday at 3 pm.  This year to be held at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 North Llano.

Friday 10 am to 7 pm; Sat 10 am to 5 pm.  $6 per person admission.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

106th Birthday Celebration for President Lyndon B. Johnson - 8/27

The public is invited to participate in commemorating President Lyndon B. Johnson’s birthday at the LBJ State Park in Stonewall.  Visitors are invited to the Visitor Center first for a welcome kit, park permit and information on the day’s activities.  The public can see a film about the President and the Texas Hill Country along with many exhibits.  Throughout the day, visitors can visit the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm and participate in old-time family games and see how President Johnson grew up in the Texas Hill Country.  While at the park, make sure to see the presidential exhibits, pack a picnic basket, enjoy the Pedernales River and visit the park store for park and historical-related souvenirs.

There will also be a wreath laying ceremony at his gravesite in the Johnson Family Cemetery by representatives from Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio at 10 am.

Call (830) 644-2252 ext 222 for more information.


Monday, August 25, 2014

6th Annual Grape Stomp at Pedernales Cellars - 8/30

6th annual celebration of the grape harvest at Pedernales Cellars, 2916 Upper Albert Road, where patrons can purchase t-shirts to stomp on and enjoy live music.

Bring out the family, kids and pets!

The grape stomp will begin is from noon to 5 pm.

Free, but wine tasting fees do apply.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Antique Tractor & Engine Club Heritage Show -

Running in conjunction with the Gillespie County Fair and featuring tractor pulls and games, hay baling, blacksmithing, sawmill demonstration, kids’ events and more. Free with regular admission to the Fair and held at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

126th Gillespie County Fair

126th Celebration of the Gillespie County Fair – parade, carnival, midway, livestock shows, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, live music and dances, live horse racing, mutton bustin’ and more! Please visit the website for a complete schedule of events.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PCAA Concert in the Park - 8/24

Come listen, dance or both!

Free Sunday evening concert in the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz.  Listen, dance or both!  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks.  This month featuring the almost Patsy Cline Band.

Bring your chairs, eats and drinks.  At the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz along N. Adams. 6:30 to 8 pm. For more information call 830-997-8515

126th Gillespie County Fair Parade 8/22

Over 300 units strong, the parade is one of the Hill Country's biggest parades. It is the opening event for the annual Gillespie County Fair. The parade starts at 10 am and will travel east to west down Main Street.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Farmers Market - Thursday

"Get Fresh, Buy Local" every Thursday at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market on Marktplatz from 4-7 pm. Only the finest produce and products from Gillespie County.
Photo by Stacey M Smith.


Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing - 8/23-24

Live pari-mutuel quarter horse and thoroughbred horse racing. At the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive off Hwy 16 South.

Gates open at 11 am. Post time is 1 pm. Gates close after the last race – usually around 6:30 pm. $5 adults; $1 children 6 to 12; under 6 free. Box seats are $9. For more information, call (830) 997-2359.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Readings in History Program at National Museum of the Pacific War - 8/15

Award-winning author Dr. Craig Symonds will read and discuss his newest book Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings. Join Dr. Symonds after his presentation for cocktails and appetizers while he signs his book. In the Nimitz Museum Grand Ballroom, 340 E. Main Street at 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased online. all (830) 997-8600 ext. 204 for more information.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “The Fantasticks”

The story of two fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. This is a special one weekend event honoring Harvey Schmidt, the American Theatre Hall of Fame Composer and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee. At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87.

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2 pm. $29 adults; $12 for youth 17 and under. Call 830-997-3588 for more information.


Thursday, August 07, 2014

Rambling Rosé - August 9

As the summer winds down and fall is on the horizon, it's the perfect time to relax and enjoy it all with an afternoon at Becker Vineyards for Rambling Rosé. Attendees of this event return year after year for the opportunity to sample some wonderful rosé wines, including one from Becker Vinyards.  Two sessions are offered: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Cost is $25 per person.


Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Grape Stomp at Pedernales Cellar - 8/9-10

6th annual celebration of the grape harvest at Pedernales Cellars, 2916 Upper Albert Road, where patrons can purchase t-shirts to stomp on and enjoy live music.

Bring out the family, kids and pets!

The grape stomp will begin is from noon to 5 pm.

Free, but wine tasting fees do apply.


Monday, August 04, 2014

George & Friends Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater - 8/5-6

A tribute performance to four of Country Music’s most popular stars:  George Strait, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Reba McEntire all in one spectacular event.  Come join in the fun as these country music legends are brought to life in these spot-on tribute performances.

Two shows only at 7:30 pm.  $37 to $47 per adult by reservation. Rockbox Theater, 109 N. Llano. Call 830-997-7625 for more information.


Pari-mutuel Horse Racing - 8/9-10

This is pari-mutuel horse racing the whole family can enjoy, and the summer season brings four weekends of live horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering at the fair ground's class three track. Racing weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food and drink along with all of the attractions of historic Fredericksburg. Live races feature quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials and futurities, and additionally, you can also enjoy the Race Barn, a pari-mutuel simulcast building featuring greyhound, thoroughbred, and quarter horse races from all over the country in state of the art simulcast facilities. The Race Barn is pleasantly air-conditioned and includes a restaurant and full bar.

Admission for live racing is $4 for adults (except during the County Fair when they are $5), $1 for children 6 to 12 years of age and free for children under 6. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Tickets can be bought in advance and reserved by calling (830) 997-2359

Friday, August 01, 2014

Bundes Schuetzenfest - August 3-4

The Gillespie County Bundes SchuetzenFest, a traditional German target shooting competition, will be held Saturday,  August 2 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at At the Texas Hills Sporting Range on the Tivydale Road. 12905 FM 2093. Call 830-997-8006 for more information.