Wine Road 290 - February 21, 2015
Plan to STAY awhile! Follow US Hwy 290 and get a TASTE of Texas Wine Country! Wine Road 290 Presents Ragin Cajun Wine and Food Pairing Trail! Booyah! Mardi Gras! Texas Winery Style!
Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival - May 22-24, 2015, Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez", Let The Good Times Roll! Join us for a Cajun good time Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24, 2015, at Marketplatz in historic Fredericksburg Tx. Enjoy Country, Zydeco, and Cajun Music, Crawfish and all the fixin's, Cajun Food, and activities for the whole family. This years headliners include, Aaron Tippin, Rick Trevino, Johnny Dee and The Rocket 88's, Zydeco Blanco, Bayou Roux, The Almost Patsy Cline Band and Jean Pierre and The Zydeco Angels.
Hours: 
Friday,  6pm - Midnight
Saturday, 11am - Midnight
Sunday, noon - 6:00pm 

Admission : 
- $ 10 adults Friday and Sunday
- $ 12 Saturday All Day 
- Two-day passes $20
- Three-day passes $25
- Kids 12 and 6 $ 5
- Kids 5 and under Free

Entertainment Schedule
Friday May 22, 2015
6pm - 9pm, Jean Pierre & The Zydeco Angels
9:30pm - Midnight, Grammy Award Winning RICK TREVINO

Saturday May 23, 2015
11am - 12:30pm, Jean Pierre & The Zydeco Angels
12:30pm - 2pm, Johnny Dee and The Rocket 88's
2pm - 3:30pm, Zydeco Blanco
3:30pm - 5:00pm, Bayou Roux
5pm - 6:30pm, Zydeco Blanco
6:30pm - 7:45pm, Johnny Dee and The Rocket 88's
8pm - 9:15pm, Bayou Roux
9:30pm - Midnight, Nashville Recording Artist AARON TIPPIN

Sunday May 24, 2015
noon - 1:30pm, The Almost Patsy Cline Band
1:30pm - 3pm, Bayou Roux
3pm - 4:30pm, The Almost Patsy Cline Band
4:30pm - 6pm, Bayou Roux
Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Services - CALL 866-427-8374
Hondo's On Main _ the girls
Memorial Day Weekend at Luckenbach Texas - Memorial Day Weekend at Luckenbach Texas - Friday, May 22nd, Hayden Whittington Picker Circle at 1pm and the Friday Night Dance in the historic Luckenbach Dance Hall with The Almost Patsy Cline Band at 8pm. Saturday, May 23rd, Luckenbach's 160th Birthday Celebration (for the 7th dang time), starting at noon followed by the Clayton Gardner Saturday Afternoon Show at 1pm and the Dirty River Boys + Colton O'Neill Band at 8pm. Sunday, May 24th, ShinyRibs Ice Cream Social with handmade ice cream from Clear River Pecan Company from 1 - 5pm and Sunday Night Picker Circle with Bill Lewis from 5 - 9pm. Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day Concert with Chris Berardo and the Desberardos from 1 - 5pm. www.luckenbachtexas.com
Rock Box Theater - Stars In The Hills Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater in Historic Fredericksburg - The Texas Hill Country is in for a real treat! "Stars in the Hills" is brought to you by nationally acclaimed Tribute Artists, and the amazing Rockbox Cast and Music Ansemble! You WILL have STARS in your eyes and a song in your heart! Here's a sampling of the STARS our Tribute Artists will portray - George Strait, Marilyn Monroe, Barry White, Nat King Cole, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart and many more! Our Top-Shelf cast will make your Spring and Summer Nights a time to remember! So, make plans now for a STAR-Studded weekend in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! And, be sure to add Rockbox Theater to your itinerary!
Showtimes
Fridays, 8pm
Saturdays, 4:30 & 8pm
Chocolat - When visiting Fredericksburg, Texas, be sure to come by our Chocolat Shoppe in the West Main Street Historic Shopping District. Open the door to the intoxicating aroma of chocolate. Your eyes will be amazed at the colors and shapes... truffles, colettes, creams, silk fudges, nut clusters, barks and caramels. ready to satisfy your sweet tooth! Stop by and sample our delicious treats and see how our Liqueur Pralines are made. Hours, Monday - Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm | Sunday, noon to 4:00pm
Rock Box Theater - The English Brothers have created a memorable show featuring the best hand clappin’, knee slappin’ music and comedy in the Lone Star State. Real brothers and all native Texans, The The Rockbox Theater Presents the English Brothers Show - Western and Cowboy Gospel Music
The English Brothers will engage you as they perform classic western tunes such as Cool Water and Ghost Riders in the Sky. Their unique genetic vocal blend accompanied by pure acoustic instrumentation will take you back to the sounds of the great singing cowboys like the Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers, and Gene Autry. All will be amused by the brothers’ family friendly bunkhouse comedy that is sure to make for an entertaining show you won’t soon forget.
Inn on Barons Creek - "Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011" The ULTIMATE in hotel and spa accommodations. As a guest at Inn on the Creek you will enjoy the amenities of a first class hotel and a convenient location that gives you easy access to ALL the Attractions in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country of Texas! We offer comfortable Rooms, Deluxe Suites, King Jacuzzi Suites, Extended Stay and Creekside Lodging. The serene and peaceful surroundings of our Full-Service Spa provide the ultimate in pampering! Choose from a menu of Hill Country Inspired Spa Services, or Customized Packages! Relax, rejuvenate and be restored, body, mind and spirit! Other amenities include a Heated Salt-Water Pool, Fitness Center, Jacuzzi Baths (in select suites),Creek-side Lounge Areas, Fire Pits and a Complimentary Full Breakfast Bar! When planning your next Corporate Event or Family Gathering, Inn on Barons Creek should be your FIRST choice. Our Conference Center and Meeting Facilities offer the perfect location for Company Parties, Banquets, Wedding Receptions,and Family Reunions! Be our GUEST! Come DISCOVER why Fredericksburg is a favorite Tourist Destination!
Mark Harman, Licensed Realtor ® Anders Realty - (Johnson City and Fredericksburg, Texas in the heart of the Hill Country). Specializing in Texas Hill Country Ranch, River and Recreational Property! Whether you’re dreaming about relocating to the beautiful Texas Hill Country, you want to make an investment in the Wide Open Spaces of the Lonestar State, or you're searching for the perfect retirement property, you need an agent who will listen and deliver EXACTLY what you want! I AM Passionate about Texas and the GREAT OUTDOORS! I take pride in connecting the Texas Hill Country's most exceptional properties with buyers who truly value them! My absolute priority as your agent, is gaining your TRUST! I am dedicated to representing you with integrity, authenticity, fairness and discretion. I offer personalized service with an emphasis on good ole' southern hospitality. Because every decision we make affects the future of our family and the future of the land, I strongly advocate for land stewardship, and sustainability. Conserving, protecting and enhancing ranch and farmland, as well as, wildlife habitat through a strong conservation ethic and prudent sustainable land use insures a place in our great state for future generations of Texans. I look forward to showing you around Fredericksburg, the most wonderful SMALL town in Texas, as you embark on an amazing new adventure.... Ranch Ownership!
Fredericksburg Texas Wine Information
Wine Road 290
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
hondo's gospel sunday
Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Root Music Series
Hill Country Alliance
Fredericksburg TX - Your Music Destination
First Friday Art Walk - Fredericksburg, Texas
Fredericksburg Texas Convention and Visitor Bureau
Fredericksburg, Texas, Chamber of Commerce
Upcoming Events in Fredericksburg, Texas

Practice the ART of living! - Texas Hill Country Adventures!

Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of summer in most people's minds. Across the state of Texas, there will be a number of events, festivals and activities to help you get summer started the right way.

Most importantly, Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring those who have died in service to our GREAT Nation. It is about Americans coming together to honor those who gave EVERYTHING to defend our freedom. Take a moment this Memorial Day Weekend to reflect on the solemn meaning of Memorial Day. Remember... FREEdom isn't FREE!

The Red Poppy... a the Symbol of Memorial Day.
In 1915, Moina Michael had the idea to wear red poppies on Memorial Day to honor those who lost their lives in military service to our nation. She wrote the following poem which started a tradition that spread around the world...
"Cherish too, the Poppy red
that grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies..."

Memorial Day Weekend in Luckenbach Texas - Friday, May 22nd, Hayden Whittington Picker Circle at 1pm and the Friday Night Dance in the historic Luckenbach Dance Hall with The Almost Patsy Cline Band at 8pm. Saturday, May 23rd, Luckenbach's 160th Birthday Celebration (for the 7th dang time), starting at noon followed by the Clayton Gardner Saturday Afternoon Show at 1pm and the Dirty River Boys + Colton O'Neill Band at 8pm. Sunday, May 24th, ShinyRibs Ice Cream Social with handmade ice cream from Clear River Pecan Company from 1 - 5pm and Sunday Night Picker Circle with Bill Lewis from 5 - 9pm. Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day Concert with Chris Berardo and the Desberardos from 1 - 5pm.
www.luckenbachtexas.com

May 22-24, 2015, Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez", Let The Good Times Roll! Join us for a Cajun good time Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24, 2015, at Marketplatz in historic Fredericksburg Tx. Enjoy Country, Zydeco, and Cajun Music, Crawfish and all the fixin's, Cajun Food, and activities for the whole family. This years headliners include, Aaron Tippin, Rick Trevino, Johnny Dee and The Rocket 88's, Zydeco Blanco, Bayou Roux, The Almost Patsy Cline Band and Jean Pierre and The Zydeco Angels. For a complete schedule of Festival Events visit: www.fbgcrawfish.com

May 23rd and 24th, Pacific Combat Living History Re-enactment. Inspiring Our Youth by Honoring Our Heroes! The Hottest Show in Fredericksburg! Pacific Combat Living History Re-enactment at the National Museum of the Pacific War. History comes to life with a World War II battle re-enactment including uniformed actors, guns, tanks and a flamethrower!  At the Pacific Combat Zone of the National Museum of the Pacific War. $7.50 adults; $5 students; under 6 free.  Online reservations available and recommended. Shows are at 11am and 2pm on both days.
www.pacificwarmuseum.org

Monday, May 25th at 10am, Memorial Day Observance at the The National Museum of the Pacific War, in honor of all of those who have lost their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces. Patriotic music, presentation of colors, rifle salute, and guest keynote speaker will be a part of the ceremony. This years keynote speaker is Captain John Ring, Commanding Officer of the USS Nimitz www.pacificwarmuseum.org

"Summer-time and the livin' is easy..." in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Summer weather makes me want to go out and play! Explore the GREAT outdoors! Why not start with a climb to the top of Enchanted Rock, for a TEXAS SIZE VIEW that will make you crow, "God Bless Texas!"

Fredericksburg is a TEXAS MUSIC DESTINATION!
Have you ever wanted to Boot Scoot across the hardwood floor of a Texas Historic Dance Hall? Well, pack your Boots and Stetson because Fredericksburg, Texas has THREE Historic Dance Halls: Luckenbach, Albert and Sisterdale. Downtown, in the historic shopping districts, you'll discover a lively mix of musical genres Rockbox Theater, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, Silvercreek and Auslander... get ready for Texas Summer Nights with FABULOUS LIVE MUSIC that will get you up and jumping... out on the dancefloor boot scootin' the night away "deep in the heart of Texas!"

Rockbox Theater - There's always something Magical Happening at the Rockbox Theater in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Tx. Rockbox Theater is a professionally cast live-music venue that keeps Fredericksburg, Tx and the whole Texas Hill Country Rockin' late on Weekend Nights!  Family Entertainment, Live music, Bands, Tribute Shows, Magic and so much more! Located at 109 N Llano Street, just off Main Street in the Historic Main Street Shopping District.
Upcoming Shows at the Rockbox Theater
Friday Feb 6, 2015 - Saturday Nov 21, 2015 - Stars In The Hills
Sunday May 24, 2015 - The English Brothers, Western and Cowboy Gospel Music
Wednesday Jun 3, 2015 - Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute
Wednesday Aug 12, 2015 - Buddy Holly Tribute Show
For More information and to order tickets online visit: www.rockboxtheater.com

An incredible adventure awaits you! Soon you'll know why Fredericksburg Tx is one of the most popular getaways in Texas! So let us entice you! There's so much To Do and see in our historic town!  Fredericksburg Tx is nestled in the beautiful Hill Country, right in the heart of Texas Wine Country, with a vibrant ART and LIVE MUSIC scene that will dazzle and inspire! Let us be your GUIDE to the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY ADVENTURES of your dreams. We take great pride in providing visitors with the TRAVEL INFORMATION necessary to plan a rich and exciting vacation, or romantic weekend getaway. Get some BIG INSPIRATION! CELEBRATE the BEST things in LIFE... family and friends! The Hill Country's waiting for you! Fredericksburg has EVERYTHING you need for an exciting ADVENTURE filled stay in the beautiful TEXAS HILL COUNTRY!

  • Fredericksburg, Texas, is a wonderful walking and bike riding town, especially during the holidays when homes are adorned with the fabulous lights and decorations of the holiday season. You can rent bikes at Hill Country Bicycle Works, but be sure to reserve them in advance, especially on weekends. Hill Country Bicycle Works also has maps and recommendations for rides in and around Fredericksburg and the surrounding Texas Hill Country! You can also rent bicycles and reserve a Wine Tour by Bicycle at Jack & Adam's Bicycles Fredericksburg, our NEW full service bicycle shop located at 206 South Lincoln Street.
  • If you're a WINE lover the The Fredericksburg Wine Country Trail is the ultimate Texas Wine Tasting Experience! (Hint: make reservations with a Wine Tour Service... so you can relax and enjoy the company of your friends while discovering the NEW TEXAS GOLD!) Here's to more Texas Wine Adventures!
  • MSN’s "101 Best Wineries in America”
    #87 - Mcpherson Cellars - (Find McPherson Cellars in Fredericksburg, Texas at 4.0 Cellars)
    #93 - Becker Vineyards

  • Whenever possible buy locally grown and produced foods for your family's table. Nothing tastes as GOOD as FRESH! And... when you serve freshly harvested, vine ripened fruits and vegetables and grass-fed meats and poultry the nutritional content of the meals you prepare is significantly higher! If you’re a local or on vacation in the Texas Hill Country, the Fredericksburg Farmers Market is open seasonally for your enjoyment. It's a happening community event on Thursday afternoons at Marktplatz Kinder Halle from 4 - 7pm. The 8th Spring Market starts May 7, 2015, and continues every Thursday, thru August.... RAIN or SHINE! The opening bell rings at 4pm, live music kicks, Chef Reymer is popping his EXCEPTIONAL hand crafted pizzas in the brick oven, Sunset Grill has Greek / Lamb sliders on the grill, freshly roasted coffee is brewing, and our guest chef is putting a fabulous tasting experience together at Chef's Corner. You can make an evening of it... create an amazing locavore picnic surprise! Grab a loaf of freshly Baked Artisan Bread, some Hand Crafted Goat Cheese, a hot out of the oven pizza, a slider, a bottle of Texas Wine from our participating local wine partner... add some Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Peppers, and Fresh Cut Basil! PRESTO! Dinner al Fresco! DELICIOUS! You can make an evening of it. Do your shopping then create an amazing locavore picnic... find a place at a picnic table, eat FRESH and enjoy live music with old and new Farmer's Market Friends!
  • It's a fine time to climb the rock... when the sky is that deep-TEXAS-blue and the weather is warm... it's MAGICAL up there! And, the view from the TOP is TEXAS FOREVER!  Standing there in the clouds, looking out over the beauty blazing below, you'll instantly understand why it's called the "Enchanted" Rock! Be sure to call before you drive! The park sometimes fills to capacity on weekends during peak season and on holidays! Enchanted Rock is located 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965. (Remember Texas Summer weather can be brutal! The best time to climb Enchanted Rock during the summer months is early in the morning or late afternoon. Your canine friend, if leashed, is welcome at Enchanted Rock, but test the granite surface with your bare hand before you climb with your dog... the surface temperature in the heat of the day can BLISTER your dog's paws!)
  • DESTINATION LIVE MUSIC! Whatever genre soothes your soul, get's you out on the dance floor, or tapping your toes... Alternative, Blues, Classical, Country, Hip Hop, Rock 'n' Roll, Opera, R&B, Soul, World Music, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Americana, German, Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, Big Band! We're making the MUSIC, you'll experience the Magic! If the Texas two step is your passion we have FOUR Historic Dance Halls! Pat's Hall, Luckenbach, Albert and Sisterdale, and right downtown, in the historic district, Rockbox Theater, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse, Silvercreek and Auslander! So get ready for FABULOUS LIVE MUSIC that will get you up and jumping; out on the dancefloor, boot scootin'... the night away! Discover why Fredericksburg, Tx is THE Music Destination in the Texas Hill Country!
    Luckenbach Texas, Hondo's on Main, Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse and RockBox Theater ARE putting Fredericksburg, Texas, on the TEXAS LIVE MUSIC MAP! Fredericksburg might be a small town.... BUT! we have a BIG MUSIC and ART SCENE!
  • Fort Martin Scott is located two miles southeast of Fredericksburg, Texas, on the banks of Barons Creek. It was the first U.S. military post established on the western frontier of Texas.
    Today it is an historical treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    The Fort Martin Scott Advisory Commitee and Fort Martin Scott Friends invite you to become a "GUARDIAN of the TEXAS FRONTIER"! Help us protect, preserve and honor the history, heritage and heroes of the Lone Star State.
    BIG PLANS in the WORKS!
    Currently, the new "Texas Rangers Heritage Center" is under construction next to Ft Martin Scott. When completed, Fredericksburg, Texas, will be home to a TOP "Living History" Attraction! Together the Fort and Heritage Center will provide an interactive, hands on opportunity to get up close and personal with the life and times of the early pioneers in the Texas Hill Country.
    It's Your Fort, too! SUPPORT YOUR FORT!
     www.ftmartinscott.org
  • Make us TEXAS PROUD Garrison Brothers Distillery! In the 2014 Edition of Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible, the world's leading whiskey guide,"Cowboy Bourbon" from Garrison Brothers was named "The American Micro Whiskey of the Year!"
  • The Bistro at Vaudeville Serving Gourmet All Day!
    Friday and Saturday Late Night Menu
    Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 6pm

    Fridays and Saturdays, 10am to 9pm
    Sundays, 10am to 5pm
  • V Supper Club at Vaudeville
    Savor the exceptional at Vaudeville's "V" Supper Club... on Main Street in historic Fredericksburg, Texas!
    Monday Night Gourmet, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

    Experience a 3-course "prix fixe" menu created by Chef Jordan Muraglia. Haute cuisine!
    Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup!
    Weekend Supper Club
    Friday Lunch from 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Friday and Saturday Dinner 6 - 9:30pm
    Weekend Gourmet V SUPPER CLUB
    Friday and Saturday Dinner, 6:00 - 9:30
    Table Seating - Main Level and Courtyard
    Join us for a guided, culinary experience!
    Entry-level tasting menu - Wine Pairing option available
    Reservations required
    Sunday Brunch,  A New Tradition
    Sundays, 11am - 3pm
    Seating is limited and reservations are recommended at 830-992-3234, or
    visit, www.vaudeville-living.com
  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named the Texas Hill Country AVA, #3 on their list of Top Ten Wine Destinations in the WORLD! Raise your glass to the new TEXAS GOLD! TEXAS WINE!
  • Luckenbach Texas was included in Southern Living Magazine's Texas Special Travel Selection: 40 Things Every Southerner Should Do! Read the Article >
  • Texas Wine Country - 2nd Fastest Growing Wine Region Distinctive wines, combined with southern hospitality, have vaulted the Texas Hill Country wine region into the #2 spot on the Orbitz "Fastest-Growing Wine Region" list.
  • PEDERNALES CELLARS 2012 Viognier Reserve Wins in France! Prestigious Grand Gold in the Lyon International Wine Competition!
  • Congrautulations GRAPE CREEK VINEYARDS! 8 medals at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, AND their Cabernet / syrah was awarded a DOUBLE GOLD - BEST in Class!!!!
  • "In a blind taste test judged by 7 professional sommeliers... TEXAS WINES took the top six spots". Pedernales Cellars #1 and #6, Becker Vineyards #3! Read about Texas Food and Texas Wine in Russell Kane's Vintage Texas Blog! And SHARE TEXAS WINE! Prost!
  • Congratulations Torre di Pietra! In the Lone Star International Wine Competition the TDP Tango Port won a GOLD, Grandstar, and Best in Varietal!!! What else can you say about the BEST Port in Texas!! Also, Midnight Nymph won a Sliver and Porto Blanco won a Bronze!! And, two TDP labels received awards: Porto Blanco won a gold and Parada won a Silver!!
  • Wine Road 290! is an association of Texas Hill Country Wineries and their Vineyards, plus Affiliate Tasting Rooms, in the Fredericksburg AVA, on either side of Fredericksburg, Texas!  Enjoy the panoramic beauty and diverse landscape of rolling limestone hills and crystal clear rivers and streams, while exploring our world class wineries, just minutes apart, along US Highway 290! Discover picturesque vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel cellars filled with aging, premium wines that showcase our distinctive Texas terroir. The wine, ambiance and experience at each winery are unique! In addition to the regular Tastings and Weekend Events at each winery, the members of Wine Road 290 team up with the chefs from local restaurants to bring you special Wine and Food Pairing Events. Visit our website for dates, times and details! The Perfect Wine Getaway! See you on the Wine Trail! Salud! www.wineroad290.com
  • Congratulations Cabernet Grill! A 2011 Best American Cuisine Winner - Top 100 Restaurants List! "American cuisine has truly come into its own, thanks in part to the chefs and restauranteurs who are elevating our nation's food culture one plate at a time. Out of over 10 million restaurant reviews, OpenTable diners have chosen their Top !00 American Restaurants. This holiday season celebrate the cuisine that makes America's foodies feel there's no place like home." - OpenTable To EXPERIENCE this award winning cuisine paired with your choice of Vino selected from one of the BEST wine lists in the Hill Country....make reservations today at: www.cottonginlodging.com

Wildflower Season in the Hill Country, around Fredericksburg, Texas, is somewhat variable. This winter has been wet and cold, the PERFECT conditions to produce a bounty of SPRING COLOR! Come CELEBRATE the changing seasons together! Ein Prosit!
The Fredericksburg, Texas Wine Country Wineries and Vineyards
invite you to EXPERIENCE the beauty of SPRING Time magic in the Texas Hill Country!

Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country USA, #3 on their list of "Top 10 Wine Destinations 2014"! Come help us CELEBRATE!

Have you been DREAMING about a Wine and Wildflower roadtrip? A Spring-Fling WINE BUYING extravaganza? If your perfect spring day in the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY includes a perfect bottle of Texas Wine, grab your BEST FRIEND and DRIVE!  A Wine Destination Getaway, in the heart of Texas Wine Country, is just a scenic drive away...

Take an exciting, inspiring, DELICIOUS respite from the ordinary and make a Spring Flurry Fun-Run, take a weekend getaway or mid-week runaway... it's the perfect tonic for body, mind and soul!

The Wineries and Tasting rooms along US Hwy 290 have new vintages to share. Many have music, and specialty food on Saturdays and Sundays. WINE and MUSIC = A PARTY! So, get on the line to your favorite traveling companion, and join us! Welcome Spring 2015! SWIRL! SNIFF! SIP! SAVOR! Drink in the Glorious Flavors of Wildflower SEASON... find inspiration on the backroads of Texas! and don't forget to Raise your glass and "Toast a Rising Star, TEXAS WINE! Salut!

Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 Member Wineries:
Becker Vineyards, Chisholm Trail Winery, Fiesta Winery, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Hye Meadow Winery, Lost Draw Cellars, Pedernales Cellars, Rancho Ponte Vineyard, Texas Hills Vineyard, Torre di Pietra Vineyards, William Chris Vineyards, Woodrose Winery, and 4.0 Cellars.

For maps, directions, and details visit: www.wineroad290.com

Texas Hill Country TERROIR STARS... Dan Gaitlin from Inwood Estates Cellars, Kim McPhearson at 4.0 Cellars, Don Pullum, grape grower and winemaker at Sandstone Cellars in Mason, Bob Young and John Riverburgh from Bending Branch Winery, William Chris Vineyards, David and Julie Kuhlken and Fredrik Osterberg from Pedernales Cellar, Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo at Messina Hof Hill Country, Dr and Bunny Becker from Becker Vineyards and Brian and Jennifer Heayh from Grape Creek Vineyards! SALUT!

Experience the BEST of Fredericksburg Texas!

Fredericksburg Texas Online is comprehensive online Guide for TRAVEL and TOURISM in Fredericksburg and the Hill Country of Texas!  When planning your next VACATION use our Online Guide as your source for Travel Information: Accommodations, Hotels, Cabins, Resorts, Bed & Breakfasts, Wine, Wine Tours, Enchanted Rock, Restaurants, Shopping, Things to Do, Attractions, Art, Parks, Camping, Scenic Drives, Golf. Discover why Fredericksburg, Tx is a favorite Hill Country Tourist Attraction!

Practice the ART of living! - Texas Hill Country Adventures!

An incredible adventure awaits you! Soon you'll know why Fredericksburg Tx is one of the most popular getaways in Texas! So let us entice you! There's so much to do and see in our historic town! Fredericksburg Tx is nestled in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas; right in the heart of Wine Country, with a vibrant ART and LIVE MUSIC scene that will dazzle and inspire! Let us be your GUIDE to the TEXAS HILL COUNTRY ADVENTURES of your dreams. We take great pride in providing visitors with the TRAVEL INFORMATION necessary to plan a rich and exciting vacation or weekend getaway!

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Fredericksburg Texas is famous for its BED and BREAKFASTS! Choose from our list of Hill Country B&B's and know that you will EXPERIENCE some of the finest LODGING that Fredericksburg TX has to offer! A BED and BREAKFAST stay offers the perfect ACCOMMODATIONS for a ROMANTIC GETAWAY, a WEEKEND VACATION, a GIRLS GETAWAY, or a special gathering of friends. BED and BREAKFAST possibilities range from a CABIN by the RIVER to LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS above the HISTORIC MAIN STREET SHOPPING DISTRICT! There are also plenty of HOTEL options available to suit your personal LODGING needs! Whether you're planning a FAMILY VACATION or a relaxing GET AWAY... it's ALL right here; from RESORTS to CONFERENCE FACILITIES for your CORPORATE EVENT, the Texas Hill Country has just the right HOTEL ACCOMMODATION for your Hill Country adventure! BOOK ONLINE!

Are you traveling in your RV? Not to worry! There are many RV CAMPGROUNDS available in and around Fredericksburg. Whether you're exploring solo, or with your RV CLUB there's just the right RV PARK for your VACATION or EXTENDED STAY!

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You could spend a lifetime... there's so much to do and see! There's no place quite like Fredericksburg Tx! Come and DISCOVER the MAGICAL Texas Hill Country! EXPLORE! Amazing historic SHOPPING districts with unique galleries and boutiques. Be inspired by world-class ENTERTAINMENT, acclaimed community THEATER, The Hill Country Film Festival, The Rockbox Theater, offering family friendly live entertainment "celebrating the golden era of Rock 'n' Roll". A huge number of Live MUSIC venues, including three historic Texas Dance Halls, Luckenbach Texas, Albert and SisterCreek Dance Hall. A vibrant and rapidly growing ART scene that has won Fredericksburg the reputation as "An American Art Destination"! An explosion of WINERIES  (30 +), WINE TOURS, and tasting rooms that feature Texas Wine and Wine from around the world, SCENIC DRIVES through Awe-Inspiring Natural Beauty, and a rural landscape dotted with notable small Texas towns with lovely, well preserved historic districts. There are plenty of RECREATION and ADVENTURE opportunities, including a large concentration of some of Texas' most popular State Parks, including ENCHANTED ROCK, Old Tunnel State Park (Bat Tunnel), the Blanco River State Park, the Pedernales State Park and the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. GOLF courses, and a number of beautiful Texas Rivers, the Guadalupe, the Pedernales, the Llano, and the Blanco that welcome nature lovers and outdoorsmen to their pristine waters for TUBING, swimming, canoeing, kyaking and fishing. Go out and PLAY! The wonderful Texas Hill Country is waiting for YOU!

Allow yourself the time to Discover all that the charming and historic town of Fredericksburg, Texas has to offer. Venture into the countryside on incredible scenic drives, take leisurely strolls in the historic district, surrounded by turn-of-the-century architecture, history, heritage and culture. Spend your day Shopping; purusing one-of-a-kind, eclectic shops and art galleries, Museums, Award-Winning Texas Wineries and Tasting Rooms, unwind at a day spa... where a delightful massage will restore your mind, body and soul! There’s so much to do in this idyllic Texas town. At the end of your busy day return to the cozy charm and peaceful surroundings of your bed and breakfast and savor some quality time together, with family, or friends. Or... indulge in a DELIGHTFULLY ROMANTIC evening with your sweetheart, enjoy a revitalizing soak in the hot tub at your b&b, a midnight swim in the hotel pool, or curl up with a good book and a glass of wine in a deliciously comfortable chair!  If you'd rather go out on the town, you'll find an impressive variety of nightlife in Fredericksburg; Live Music, Theater, Dance Halls, Festivals and Events, or you can spend a memorable evening walking in the stillness of the night with stars twinkling overhead. You WILL fall in love... with Fredericksburg, Tx and the EXTRAORDINARY Texas Hill Country!

Fredericksburg Tx enjoys a peaceful, rural setting, centrally located in the Hill Country just a short drive from the larger metropolitan areas of San Antonio and Austin. Plan your next Texas Vacation in Fredericksburg, Tx, and it can serve as your hub to EXPLORE the greater Texas Hill Country. After an exciting Day Trip to the hustle and bustle of the Big City, you can return to charming Fredericksburg where the pace is more relaxed and peaceful. Tourist Attractions like the San Antonio River Walk, Sea World San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn, and Historic Gruene, home of Gruene Hall and the BEST River Trips and Tubing Outfitters in the state of Texas, can be reached within a short and scenic 1.5 hour drive!

History and Heritage

Fredericksburg Tx was founded May 8, 1846 by Baron Otfried Hans von Meusebach, new Commissioner General of the "Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas", also known as the "Noblemen's Society" or Mainzer Adelsverein. The town of Fredericksburg was named in honor of Prince Frederick of Prussia. Baron von Meusebach renounced his noble title and became known in Texas as John O. Meusebach. Fredericksburg is known as the home of "Texas German", a German dialect spoken by the first generations of settlers who did not learn English. The settlers entered into a peace treaty with the Comanche Indians of the region. This treaty has been honored for over a century and a half, making it one of the few treaties with Native Americans that was never broken. Fredericksburg Texas was an important part of the Pro-Union Texas resistance during the Civil War and it shares many cultural characteristics with New Braunfels, another German Texan town. Fredericksburg, Tx is also notable as the birthplace of Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Forces in World War II. The hotel owned by Nimitz's grandfather was converted into a museum, The National Museum of the Pacific War. It is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. The museum is located on a six-acre site, and includes the George Bush Gallery, Admiral Nimitz Museum, Plaza of Presidents, Veterans' Walk of Honor, Japanese Garden of Peace, Pacific Combat Zone, and the Center for Pacific War Studies. The Japanese government gifted the Japanese Garden of Peace, a Zen Garden, to the museum as a tribute to the Nimitz Family.

Experience live World War II enactments at the National Museum of the Pacific War. See our Calendar of Events for other special programs at the museum.

FREDERICKSBURG VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
Chamber of Commerce / Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visitor Information including: Maps and Brochures
302 East Austin
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturdays,  9:00 am to noon, (Closed during lunch hour) 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sundays, noon to 4:00pm

Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.997.6523
www.fredericksburg-texas.com

THE VISITOR CENTER AT THE PIONEER MUSEUM
325 W. Main
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone: 830-990-8441
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Summer Hours: Museums are open on Sunday & Monday

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We won't always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions can sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What's important is that you do care and you act. - Charlotte Lunsford


May 27
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Prayers for our Texas Hill Country neighbors in Blanco, Bandera, Boerne, Driftwood, Wimberley, Dripping Springs and San Marcos as they begin to recover from the devastation caused by the historic Memorial Day Weekend Floods! Hold them in your hearts? keep them in your prayers!


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Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. - Jean Giraudoux


May 27
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All that is gold does not glitter,
not all those who wander are lost;
the old that is strong does not wither,
deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
a light from the shadows shall spring;
renewed shall be blade that was broken,
the crownless again shall be king.
- JRR Tolkien


May 27
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For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


May 27
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Grown in the Lonestar State! Beautiful Spring Bouquets at the Arnosky Family Farm!


Timeline Photos
Here is a stack of bouquets ready to be sleeved and put in buckets.
May 24
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Nothing struts summer COLOR like the Native Texas Lantana!


May 24
06:37

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Horsemint / Lemon Bee Balm... an Edible TEXAS Native!


May 24
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Spotted bee balm (monarda punctata) hugging a fenceline in Llano County, Texas! And, YES! It has stopped RAINING! It's beginning to feel TROPICAL in the Texas Hill Country!


May 24
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Spring to Summer... in the Texas Hill Country!


May 24
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Texas Summer COLOR on a roadside near you!


May 24
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Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)


May 24
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Mexican Hats, Prairie Coneflowers, (Ratibida columnifera)


May 24
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The Llano River is RIPPIN'! Historic Central Texas Rainfall!


May 24
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Historic Rainfall in Central TEXAS! Be Safe! "Turn Around! Don't Drown!"


May 23
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Farm FRESH! Locally grown! in Fredericksburg, Tx! May your SUMMER be SWEET! May your table be BLESSED with the goodness of Texas Hill Country Peaches!


May 23
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This is Seth from Studebaker Farm. He's home from college for the summer working at the family peach orchard. I asked him if the Fredericksburg High School prepared him to study MECHANICAL ENGINEERING at MIT... "Yes, Ma'am!" he replied! Is my "TEXAS PROUD" showing?


May 23
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Fredericksburg, Tx has PEACHES! TexKing and Regal for the Memorial Day weekend at Studebaker Farm!


Cover Photos
May 22
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What a wonderful GIFT to our Veterans and their Families, Triple H Equitherapy (HHH)! God Bless!



May 22
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Heads Up all you Crawfish Lovers... we have real SWAMP weather in Fredericksburg, Texas! Creek crossings on backroads can rise quickly! Drive Safely! Grab your umbrellas and rain gear, stay on the main roads to avoid high water and join us for a Tex-cajun, foot stomping good time at the Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival! AHH-YEE! Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels kick off the Festival tonight from 6-9 pm.


The "Best Texas Wines of 2014"
Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly

A list of the best Texas wines released this year, including the top reds, whites, and rosés you should be tasting right now.
Jessica's recommendations include, Texas Hill Country Favorites:
Brennan Vineyards
(“W” Winemaker’s Choice, NV, Located in 4.0 Cellars),
Duchman Family Winery
(Nero D’Avola, 2010),
Fall Creek Vineyards and Winery (GSM, 2012),
Mcpherson Cellars
(Les Copains Red, 2012),
Messina Hof Hill Country
(GSM, Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre),
Perissos Vineyard and Winery (Petite Sirah, 2012),
Pedernales Cellars
(Texas Tempranillo, 2012), Spicewood Vineyards
(Estate Tempranillo, 2012)

William Chris Vineyards

(Syrah, 2013)
www.texasmonthly.com

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014
Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast named the Texas Hill Country, USA, NUMBER THREE on their list of the "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014"!
"It’s still a sea of cowboy hats and pickup trucks, a place where you can sip award-winning wines in a landscape dotted with as many cacti as vines. Visitors may flock to Hill Country to sip wine, but they end up drinking in the romance of the Old West, too. - Alexis Korman
Read More > >

Top 5 Texas Tempranillos
Jessica Dupuy, Texas Monthly

Drink one (or all five, though maybe not on the same day) to celebrate International Tempranillo Day.
Alamosa Wine Cellars El Guapo Tempranillo 2011
Spicewood Vineyards Estate
Tempranillo 2012
Ground Up Tempranillo 2012
Pedernales Cellars Reserve
Tempranillo 2012
Pedernales Cellars Texas
Tempranillo 2012
www.texasmonthly.com

"Cowboy Bourbon" by Garrison Brothers Distillery
"American Micro Whiskey of the Year!"

Make us TEXAS PROUD Garrison Brothers Distillery! In the 2014 Edition of Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible, the world's leading whiskey guide,"Cowboy Bourbon" from Garrison Brothers was named
"The American Micro Whiskey
of the year!"
www.garrisonbros.com

Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations
Texas Highways Magazine

The Texas Highways readers' choice Texas Top 40 countdown! Last fall, Texas Highways readers were asked
to share their favorite places in the state for the "Texas Top-40 Travel Destinations”.
San Antonio came in #1,
The Texas Hill Country #5, and Fredericksburg #7!
www.texashighways.com

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
Fredericksburg, Tx

Bringing Art and Art Lovers together!
Enjoy fine wine from local wineries and the Fredericksburg ART scene!
Find out more >

Texas Hill Country
By John Graves and Wyman Meinzer

Two of Texas' most respected artists join their talents to create an unsurpassed portrait of the Texas Hill Country. "Together, John Graves and Wyman Meinzer once again demonstrate that they  are the foremost artists of the Texas landscape. The portrait they create in images and words is as close as you can come to the heart of the Hill Country without being there." www.utexas.edu

Sherman's Travel
5 Eco Friendly Wineries

Pedernales Cellars, Texas Composting, recycling, and natural pest management is just the starting point for Pedernales Cellars. By building underground, this Texas Hill Country winery takes advantage of the area’s natural limestone to provide a cool and steady environment for case storage, slashing the facility’s energy consumption in half. Removal of invasive plant species and cedar overgrowth from the property has also led to the reemergence of previously lost seeps and springs. An added bonus? The tasting room features local and sustainable products like Bella Vista Ranch’s olive oils and t-shirts made from renewable bamboo fibers.
- April 22, 2013 by Teresa Bitler
Read about other Eco-Friendly
Wineries at blog.shermanstravel.com

Hill Country Bicycle Works

You can rent a bike at Hill Country Bicycle Works! Their rental fleets feature road and fitness hybrid bikes. It is recommended that you reserve your rental bike in advance, especially during holidays and weekends. They also have maps and recommendations for rides in and around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country! Located at 702 East Main. Closed Sundays and Wednesdays! 830-990-2609
www.hillcountrybicycle.com