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Friday, October 31, 2014

Dogvember Fest - 11/1

Throw us a bone! 1st Annual event to be held at the future site of the Fredericksburg Dog Park located in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Highway 16 south. Bring the family and your leashed dogs and enjoy the festivities, donate and tour the land granted by the City of Fredericksburg! Activities include “Yoga with Your Dog” at 9 am, “Get Fit with Fido” at 10:30 am and contests for Best Dog Tricks, Best Dog Costume and Best Dog & Owner Costume – judging begins at 11:10 am. 8:30 to 11:30 am.

All donations will support the construction of the Fredericksburg Dog Park.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fredericksburg Community Orchestra Hauntcert - 11/1

The orchestra will dress in costume and present a family-friendly program with spooky, fun selections such as Dance Macabre by Saint-Saens and other surprises. The orchestra consists of community members of all ages and musical experience.  The mission of nonprofit Fredericksburg Community Orchestras is to promote string education in Fredericksburg and surrounding communities.  The Halloween Hauntcert will be held at the at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 W. San Antonio.

2:30 pm.  Free admission, but donations appreciated. Call 806-549-2483 for more information.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

“Dia de los Muertos” Celebration at Torre di Pietra - 11/1

Celebrate the “Day of the Dead” at Torre di Pietra Winery, 10915 E. US Hwy 290, with live music and a costume contest with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  It will be lots of fun!

Winery hours are 11 am to 6 pm.  Live music from 1 to 5 pm.  Costume judging at 4 pm.  Normal wine tasting fees will apply.
Call 830-644-2829 for more information

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

German Chorale Concert: Harvestfest - 11/2

Concert of German music presented by Arion Maennerchor and Hermann Sons Mixed Choir, directed by Mark Hierholzer. The concert will be at St. Joseph's Halle, 212 W. San Antonio Street at 7 pm. No admission but donations accepted.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Harper VFD Hunters’ Fish Fry - 11/1

Annual fall fish fry heralds the beginning of hunting season with a fresh catfish meal with all the trimmings and prize raffle.  Great food, good friends and lots of prizes including guns, hunts, UTV and more!  At the Harper Volunteer Fire Department Station, 84 N. Ranch Road 783.

11 am to 2 pm.  By donation.

Halloween at Enchanted Rock - 10/31

Come celebrate Halloween at the park with the staff of Enchanted Rock, 18 miles north on RR 965.  Enjoy trunk or treat, spooky campfire stories and a night hike.  Fun for the whole family.  Join us! Call (830) 685-3636 for more information.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Farmer's Market - Today

"Get Fresh, Buy Local" every Thursday at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market at Pioneer Museum, 325 West Main, from 4-7 pm. Only the finest produce and products from Gillespie County.
Photo by Stacey M Smith.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fun with Fiber at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site - 10/25

Come join the fun with fiber at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.  See all types of handcrafts and domestic arts used out of fiber.  Period dressed park interpreters will be wearing some of the specialty items made by hand.  Visitors will discover and learn more about fiber while having fun on a farm that dates back to 1915.  All park visitors should stop first at the State Park Visitor Center to obtain a free park permit, map and visitor event information before they travel to the living history farm.

10 am to 3 pm.  Free, but donations are welcome. Call 830-644-2252 for more information.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

24th Annual Food & Wine Fest - 10/25

A grand celebration of Texas wine and food. 28 Texas wineries and 50 Texas-made specialty participants are anticipated. Texas gourmet chefs demonstrating culinary talents at the Grape Expectations Cooking School (Two Afternoon sessions, I and II), Gargantuan Great Grape Toss, wonderful silent auction, art, lively entertainment.

Admission $20 per person, under 21 $5, gates open noon til 7PM.

Plus three special events: Thursday festivities A "Locavore" event at Messina Hof Hill Country Winery, Friday showcasing a Celebration of Texas Food and Wine and Saturday Patron Brunch on Marktplatz, both offering incredible foods paired with tasty Texas wines; these special events are limited seating, advance ticket sales only.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Gun & Knife Show - 10/26-27

Display and sale of varies guns and knives, both new and used Gillespie County Fairgrounds on Highway 16 South. Doors open Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM and Sunday 10:00AM - 5:00PM with $5 admission. Call 830-285-0575 for more information.


Friday, October 17, 2014

HALO Casino Night in Harper - 10/18

Play 42, Texas Hold ‘Em and Blackjack to raise money for the Harper Agriculture & Livestock Organization.  Silent and live auctions, raffle, free food and drinks. $30 at the door. Call (830) 329-0171 for details.


Luckenbach's Harvest Classic Motorcycle Rally - 10/17-18

European bike rally, live music and fun in the world famous Texas town of Luckenbach, Texas.

Organized by Central Texas Motorcycle Charities, this gathering of Classic and European motorcycles raises money for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer program of Any Baby Can. Luckenbach, Texas welcome anyone who enjoys classic motorcycles (from any country!) and scooters and above all, a good time!  Includes seminars, an auction, bike show and games, “killer” barbecue, “movie in the meadow”, guitars, moto-babble, star gazing and much more!  Register online on   Camping available.  Live music by Jesse Dayton on Saturday afternoon.

Gates open at 8 am each day.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall Fun at Chisholm Trail Winery - 10/18

Join Chisholm Trail Winery,  2367 Usener Road, 9 miles west of Fbg. on Highway 290,  for Fall Fun on Saturday, October 15th, 12 pm to 6 pm.  Free Admission. 


Native American Artifacts Show - October 18

Fine Native American artifacts from Texas & other parts of the U.S. will be on display during this event at the lady bird Johnson Park's Pioneer Pavillion - including arrowheads, pottery, trade-era beads, and Indian jewelry.

BBQ and beverages will be for sale. Admission is $5 per person, and kids under 14 are free. Hours are from 9 am until 3 pm. The Pioneer Pvaillion is a 432 Lady Bird Drive in Fredericksburg's Lady Bird Johnson Park.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bestfest 2014 - 10/18

Featuring specialty beer and sausage tasting, prize drawings, kids’ games and activities and live polka bands and dancing, Bestfest is a community fundraising event.

Admission includes sausage and sides tasting. Beer tasting tickets extra.

Ages 14 and up $10
Ages 5 – 13 $5
under 5 free

All profits benefit local charitable works and scholarships.


Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Blithe Spirit” - 10/17 - 11/2

A delightful satirical comedy, it’s the story of the hilarious life of an upper-middle-class writer bedeviled by two wives – at least one of them a ghost! At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 pm. $29 adults; $12 for youth 17 and under. Call 830-997-3588 for more information.

CROP Walk: Hill Country Hike for Hunger - 10/19

A 5K walk around Fredericksburg or a “Golden Mile” for those who cannot walk the 5K. Walkers collect donations to benefit world hunger relief. 75% of proceeds goes to Church World Services or the denomination of your choice and 25% goes to the local Food Pantry. Event begins at Bethany Lutheran Church. 2:30 pm registration.

Walk starts at 3 pm.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Monarch Festival celebration - 10/18

Join Wildseed Farms at the Monarch Butterfly Celebration for the tagging of Monarch butterflies. This colorful event is a sight to see as butterflies are tagged then released for their annual migration – at 11:30 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m. Find out more about raising butterflies or creating your own butterfly garden. There’s no cost to attend. Wildseed Farms is located on Hwy 290, just seven miles east of Fredericksburg. For details, call 830-990-8080.

United Methodist Women's Bazaar - 10/16

Join the United Methodist women at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano Highway, from 9 am until 2 pm, as they host their annual bazaar. Shop for handmade gifts, baked goods and attic treasures. This event benefits local and foreign mission outreach programs.


Hill Country Tour of Homes - 10/17-26

The Hill Country Tour of Homes provides a special look into the quality homes and land sites within the Hill Country. Dream, plan and build your future home. Hours are Friday 1:00 - 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday 1:00 - 6:00pm. Admission is $5. Call (830) 895-5424 for more information.


Thursday, October 09, 2014

Texas Mesquite Art Festival - Oct 12-13

Mesquite Art Festival
Over 50 artisans will be on Fredericksburg, Texas' Marktplatz with works in native Texan mesquite wood. Click here to see examples of the treasures that you can expect to find at this unique festival. There will also be lumber in the raw for sale from the following: Dan Manning, Manning Services, Keith Vogel, Vogelhill Sawmill, Scott Corneliu, Cornelius Contracting, Michael Burton, and Thunderbird Hardwoods.

Festival hours: Friday 12PM - 6PM, Saturday 10AM - 6PM, and Sunday 10AM - 4PM.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Corn Maze,Pumpkin Patch and Fall Market - 10/2-11/20

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, pumpkin painting and pumpkin tic-tac-toe at 502 Jenschke Lane off Hwy 290 East.  On October 11, there will be a team of Welch ponies pulling the hay wagon!   Additional activities include corn shelling and face painting.  The fall market will offer decorative pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, local fruits and vegetables, homemade jellies and jams, cracked and shelled pecans, homemade treats and cold drinks.

Admission is $7 for age 2 and up.  Hours during October and November are Thursday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm. Call 830-644-8009 for more information.

Stonewall VFD Fish Fry - 10/11

Enjoy the food and support the Stonewall VFD all in one location, 205 Peach Street in Stonewall. Call (830) 997-2735 for more information. Stonewall comes together as a community every year to show the local volunteer fire department how much they are appreciated. This fish fry benefits the department and helps them be able to purchase needed equipment. Cost is by donation. Tell a firefighter "Thank You!".


Monday, October 06, 2014

6th Annual Harper BBQ Cookoff Fundraiser - October 10

Sanctioned by the Lone Star Bar-B-Que Society and featuring brisket, chicken, pork ribs, beans and chili. Free live music, games and booths. At the Harper Community Park in Harper, Texas, at 10 am. Please visit the website for cookoff entry details and more information or call 830-739-1328.

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Friday, October 03, 2014

“Sweet Treats” Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild - 10/3-31

Art work displays by Fredericksburg-area school children.  Opening reception on October 3 from 4 to  8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg Art Guild is at 308 E. Austin.  Call 830-997-4949 for more information.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

St. Joseph’s Halle Craft Show - 10/4

Handmade items from local artists, holiday decor, shabby chic furnishings, mosaic stained glass, spoon jewelry and much more.  At historic St. Joseph’s Hall, 212 W. San Antonio. Call (512) 355-9041 for more information.

9 am to 5 pm.  Free admission.

Gladys Roldan-de-Moras One Woman Art Show at Insight Gallery - 10/3-21

Gladys Roldan-de-Moras transports viewers to the old world of her beloved Mexican and Columbian heritage with often romanticized figurative works.  From brightly adorned Charreadas to the Vaqueros and Charros in their conventional attire, her work speaks of culture, history and tradition that still reigns timeless in its beauty.  Opening artist reception on October 3 from 6 to 8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. InSight Gallery is at 214 W. Main St. Call (830) 997-9920 for more information.