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Rock Box Theater - It's showtime...join us for a rockin’ good time in our state-of-the-art live music theater just one block off Main Street in Downtown Fredericksburg, Tx. Your family will enjoy live variety music and wholesome comedy performed by the talented Rockbox Theater cast of professional entertainers. Our 2-hour shows (with a 20-minute intermission) feature the regular cast performing our popular mix of variety and rock n roll music.
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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!
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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. It's "SUMMER TIME and the Living is EASY" in the Texas Hill Country! Fredericksburg is a BEAUTIFUL place to BE!  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!

  • Enchanted Rock is enchanting any time of year, but in the summer the rock can get very hot during the peak mid-day hours. Morning and late afternoon are PERFECT times for a climb. Share that magical view from the TOP of the ROCK with your family and friends! Standing there in the clouds, looking out over the beauty below, you'll instantly understand why it's called the "Enchanted" Rock! Be aware that the surface temperature on the rock can get pretty hot.... it can burn your dogs paws. Please, check before you take your 4-legged friend. Alse 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. Fredericksburg, Texas, is a wonderful walking, bike riding town especially in the springtime when all the gardens are adorned in the fabulous colors of spring . You can rent bikes at Hill Country Bicycle Works, but be sure to reserve them in advance, especially on weekends. They also have maps and recommendations for rides in and around Fredericksburg and the surrounding Texas Hill Country!
  • 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!
  • 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 from 4-7pm. The opening bell rings at 4pm, the live music kicks, Chef Reymer is popping his EXCEPTIONAL hand crafted pizzas in the brick oven, Sunset Grill has Greek / Lamb sliders going (to die for! pastries and other grilled specials also), freshly roasted coffee is brewing, our guest chef is putting a fabulous tasting experience together at the chef's corner. You can make an evening of it... create an amazing localvore 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, Peaches, Blackberries, The Summer Market runs May - August, at Marktplatz - rain or shine. You can make an evening of it. Do your shopping then create an amazing localvore picnic... find a place at a picnic table and listen to live music while you dine al fresco! 
  • 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!
  • 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!"
  • You're invited to savor the exceptional cuisine and ambiance at Vaudeville in historic Fredericksburg, Texas!
    Special Friday Lunch at V Supper Club
    Friday May 23rd from 11:30am - 7:00pm Experience a the NEW a la carte lunch menu with carefully selected wine and cocktail list. Reservations Recommended
    Friday Dinner In The Bistro 5 - 9pm
    Bistro Evening Menu, Extensive Wine Cellar, Italian Style Pizzas, Live Entertainment and after hours shopping!
    Sunday Brunch at V Supper Club from 11am - 3pm
    Join us on the beautiful Vaudeville Patio for the V Supper Club  Brunch, Mimosas, and Much More!
    Monday Night Supper Club at Vaudeville from 6:30 - 9:30pm
    Experience a 3-course "prix fixe" menu created by Chef Jordan Muraglia. Haute cuisine!
    Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup!
    Seating is limited and reservations are required at 830-992-3234 or
    visit, www.vaudeville-living.com
  • July 4th and 5th CELEBRATE AMERICA at RockBox Theater! Join us at Rockbox Theater on Independence Day to CELEBRATE AMERICA, with the FABULOUS BIG BAND sounds of the Swing Era…”the Greatest Music of the Greatest Generation”… is alive and well, in the commitment and musical artistry of Ted Conerly's "Sentimental Journey Orchestra". Take a patriotic journey with the Texas Hill Country's very own 19-piece BIG BAND, featuring full sections of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, rhythm and vocals, under the direction of band leader Ted Conerly! God Bless America!
    Showtimes: Friday, July 4th at 4:30pm and Saturday, July 5th at 4:30pm and 8pm.
    For more information and to purchase tickets online visit: www.rockbox.com
  • July 4 - August 24th Parimutuel Horseracing at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds! Come out during the Summer Season for four big weekends of exciting live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.
    2014 Live Racing Schedule
    July 4 and 5, 2014
    July 19 and 20, 2014
    August 9 and 10, 2014
    August 23 and 24, 2014, Gillespie County Fair Weekend
    (Post time is 1pm, gates open at 11am. Races run until 6pm) For more information visit: www.gillespiefair.net
  • July 2 - 6, 2014  CELEBRATE the 4th of July all WEEK LONG at Hondo's on Main!
    Wednesday, July 2nd, 7:30 - 10:30, Hondos's Songwriters Showcase. Your host, Kevin Higgins is joined tonight by Marc Benno. Thursday, July 3rd, T-Roy and Candace at 7:30. Friday, July 4th, The Chris Story Band, 8 - 11:30pm.
    Saturday, July 5th, Houston Marchman Band at 8pm. Sunday, July 6th, 12:30 - 3:30, Independence Day Celebration at Hondo's Gospel Sunday! Get your Halleluja on and prepare to be "lifted up" by the soulful voice of Melissa Weatherly and the inspirational Any Given Sunday Band, 12:30 - 3:30pm! Sunday Evening from 7:30 - 10:30, Michael Ballew.  And, don't be shy about ordering up one of Chef David's EXTRAORDINARY Gourmet burgers, or some yummy enchiladas served up in a cast iron skillet! Great MUSIC! Great FOOD! GREAT TEXAS TIMES! www.hondosonmain.com
  • July 4 - 5, 2014, Independence Day Dinner and Dancing at Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse!  You're invited to an action packed weekend filled with fabulous food and drink, GREAT TEXAS MUSIC and DANCING the night away! Eat Well! Laugh Often! LOVE! CROSSROADS JUST KEEPS DELIVERING THE BEST of the BEST! Friday, July 4th, The Debonaires at 8:30pm. Saturday, July 5th, Radiostar at 8:30pm. See you at CROSSROADS! Happy Birthday America! www.crossroads-texas.com
  • July 15th and 16th - Rockbox Theater Presents, Donny Edwards' ELVIS TRIBUTE! Donny Edwards is an international, multi-award winning professional ELVIS TRIBUTE artist. He is one of the most sought after performers in the business, bringing his show to stages in casinos, theater venues, fairs, festivals, corporate and special events world-wide. Mr Edwards will take you through each era of Elvis’ life and career with a dynamic performance that begins in the early years of rock n’ roll! This is guaranteed to get you... “all shook up” by Elvis, the one and only “King of Rock n’ Roll”. Where are you ROCKIN' Tonight? For more information visit www.rockboxtheater.com
  • July 19th Night in Old Fredericksburg returns to the Gillespie County Fairgrounds! CELEBRATE Everything GERMAN! Parimutuel Horseracing from 1 - 6pm, Casi Sanctioned Chili Cookoff, Polka Music, cold Bier and dancing under the stars to the Jake Hooker Band, For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit: www.gillespiefair.net
  • 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

The Fredericksburg, Texas Wine Country Wineries and Vineyards invite you to EXPERIENCE the beauty of Summer-Time 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 SUMMER-DREAMING about a roadtrip?

This is THE year of the YELLOW and ORANGE Wildflowers! The roadsides, fields and hillsides are BLAZING with COLOR! The beautiful Chaste Trees are putting on their PURPLE and Crepe Mrytles are in full bloom all over town! A Wine Destination Getaway, in the heart of Texas Wine Country, makes for an exciting, inspiring, DELICIOUS respite from your day to day routine! A fun-run, weekend getaway or mid-week runaway is 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 SUMMER! SWIRL! SNIFF! SIP! SAVOR! Drink in the COLOR... 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, Fredericksburg Winery, Grape Creek Vineyards, Hilmy Cellars, Hye Meadow Winery, 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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How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution. You can always, always give something, even if it is only KINDNESS! - Anne Frank


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CELEBRATE the Dog Days of TEXAS SUMMER with Zinnia COLOR from Wildseed Farms!


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Wildseed Farms is making the Highway HAPPY!


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Feed the BIRDS! Grow your own SEED... one TEXAS-SIZE flower at a time! Get started at Wildseed Farms!


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The happy man is the successful man. Happiness is the legal tender of the soul. Joy is wealth!
- Robert Ingersoll


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To find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are rewards of a simple life.
- John Burroughs


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Red HOT Summer Lovers! Zinnias at Wildseed Farms!
"We have inherited the past; we can create the future"!


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Every time you express gratitude or compassion for any aspect of yourself or someone else, you breathe life in...
- Mariah Fenton Gladis


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Following the SUN at Wildseed Farms!


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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. - Dennis Waitley


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Wildseed Farms Is POPPING again! Amazing considering how HOT it's been! ZINNIAS! Some like it hot...


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The Barometer Bush offering "SAGE" advice...
do they predict rain?


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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie


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Get some LOCAL COLOR! at the Arnosky Family Farm! Just a scenic drive away!



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Summer flowers! Here is a sample of what we picked and packed this week. You can find our flowers in Austin and San Antonio at your local stores. Look for Whole Foods Market, Central Market and HEB Blooms to find our flowers delivered fresh each week from the farm.
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Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking! I "LIKE" it!


Crunch Time
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Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking teaches us to make gluten-free crackers.
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Cabernet Grill -- Texas Wine Country Restaurant.... BEST of Fredericksburg! Texas Monthly


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Burgers and Bats! Only at Alamo Springs Cafe! Just a scenic drive away!



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Hard to beat.... the original... Cover Burger.. which got its name from being on the cover of Texas Monthly Aug issue 09... This is The Burger!
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SIX GREAT TEXAS WINES from Texas Monthly GREAT Texas Wine Writer, Jessica Dupuy!


Nectar of the Gods
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Six great Texas wines.
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Don Pullum of Akashic Vineyard is turning Mason into a Texas Wine Destination!


Transforming Mason Into a Wine Mecca
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How Don Pullum of Sandstone Cellars is turning this sleepy little Hill Country town into a stronghold for Texas wines.
Texas Fine Wine

Welcome Texas Fine Wine! Four Premier Texas Wineries launch Texas Fine Wine. Bending Branch Winery (Comfort), Brennan Vineyards (Comanche and Four Point Cellars in Fredericksburg), Duchman Family Winery (Driftwood) and Pedernales Cellars (Stonewall), four distinctive, highly respected wineries recognized for making quality Texas appellation wines, delivering excellent customer experiences and setting the highest standards in the Texas wine industry, have come together to promote TEXAS WINE!

Visit their website for Events and Opportunities to taste wines from this prestigious group.

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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

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Smithsonian Magazine's "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013"
"What makes a small town big on culture?"

Smithsonian Magazine searched for "small towns and cities...  with populations of less than 15,000, that have exceptional concentrations of museums, art galleries, orchestras, theaters, historic sites and other cultural blessings". Fredericksburg, Texas, MADE the LIST! Read More at: www.smithsonianmag.com

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
GALLERIES
Bringing Art and Art Lovers together!
Enjoy fine wine from local wineries and the Fredericksburg ART scene!

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Texas Hill Country #1
on The New York Times
31 Places to Go This Summer

"Who needs Europe? The Texas Hill Country, west of Austin and north of San Antonio, might be the next best thing to crossing the Atlantic. The region is lush, colorful and, unlike much of the pancake-flat state, dotted with beautiful green hills that are evocative of Tuscany or the south of France. Moreover, the region is speckled with 22 wineries that buzz with food and music festivals year round. And towns like Fredericksburg offer a taste of the Old World, with German-style biergartens and schnitzelhauser. "

The New York Times
Sunday, June 1, 2008

#1 on Away.com's Top 10
"Hidden-Gem"

Wine Regions in the United States Hill Country, TX: Texas Hill Country, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, is one of the nation's fastest growing wine destinations. Boasting 24 wineries  along the Texas Wine Trail, this area is a must-see for its unparalleled wine diversity. Away.com's Top 10 Hidden-Gem Wine Regions In Your Backyard Sep 23, 2010

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Uncertain about which TEXAS HILL COUNTRY wines to try?
Go for the GOLD!
2013 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition

Whose bringing the
GOLD

home to the
Texas Hill Country?

PEDERNALES CELLARS

2012 Viognier
TOP TEXAS WINE

MESSINA HOF WINERY
TOP ALL AROUND WINERY


BRENNAN VINEYARDS
4.0 Cellars
2011 New World Rhone-style
White Varietals and Blends
Texas Class Champion
GOLD


BRENNAN VINEYARDS
4.0 Cellars
2011 Viognier
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

DRIFTWOOD ESTATE WINERY
2010 Alamo Red
New World Bordeaux Blend
Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

FLAT CREEK ESTATES
2011 Flat Creek Rose
White Zin and Dry Rose
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

GRAPE CREEK VINEYARDS
2011 Cabernet Blanc
White Zin and Sweet Rose
Reserve Class Champion
GOLD

MCPHERSON CELLARS
4.0 Cellars
Tre Colore
New World Sangiovese
and Blends
Reserve Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

MCPHERSON CELLARS
4.0 Cellars
2011 Viognier
GOLD

MESSINA HOF
Barrel Reserve Port
Red Port & Port-style wines
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

MESSINA HOF
2010 Private Reserve Merlot
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

PEDERNALES CELLARS
2010 Tempranillo
New World Tempranillo
and Blends
GOLD

PEDERNALES CELLARS
2012 Viognier
Top Texas Wine
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

PERISSOS VINEYARDS
2010 Petite Sirah
Estate Grown - Reserve
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

PERISSOS VINEYARDS
2010 Petite Sirah
Estate Grown
TX Reserve Class Champion
GOLD

WILLIAM CHRIS VINEYARDS
2010 Cabernet Franc
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

WOODROSE WINERY
2009 Tempranillo
New World Tempranillo
and Blends
GOLD

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

Stardust Carriage Service
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides for All Occasions!

Create romantic memories with horse-drawn carriage rides through historic Fredericksburg, Texas. Carriage rides are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions!

Call Margaret Creamer for reservations!
830.992.0700

Hill Country Trail Riding
Enjoy the AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL Texas Hill Country on horseback!

Come explore 800 gorgeous acres of Texas Hill Country on horseback. Beautiful valleys, hills and views, creek crossings, wildlife and so much more! Adventure awaits you! Call Jen Bursaw to reserve your ride today!
612.961.9441

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

Shermans 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