Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast - At Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast, we know how difficult it is to choose a Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas, when there are so many great choices, but only ONE PERFECT Choice for you1 We strive to make the process easier for our guests and a lot more fun! We represent the finest collection of luxurious B & B's in Fredericksburg, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Offering properties which feature the very BEST Architecture, Location, Amenities and Charm! Simply the BEST accommodations available!
Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
Artisans at Rocky Hill
Ira Kennedy Fine Art
6th Annual Hill Country Film Festival - April 30 – May 3, 2015
The Hill Country Film Society presents the 6th Annual "Hill Country Film Festival" (HCFF), a four day independent film event held in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg, Texas. At this year's festival, HCFF will screen eight feature films and 90 short films that represent 15 countries. 38 Percent of the Selections were Filmed and/or Produced in Texas! There will also be panel discussions, a closing night party and awards program, and a sendoff reception. The complete lineup can be found on the festival website.http://www.hillcountryff.com/festival/film
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ART Galleries and Studios in Fredericksburg, Texas
ART is Red Hot in Fredericksburg, Texas!  ART AFICIONADOS CELEBRATE! Fredericksburg, Texas, IS an American Art Destination!  We might be a SMALL town, but we have BIG CULTURE! Get your ART on! The First Friday of every month follow your bliss to the Texas Hill Country for an exciting self-guided tour of Fredericksburg's vibrant ART SCENE! Stroll through historic downtown galleries with friends and fellow art lovers, GET LOST and FIND YOURSELF in ART! INSPIRATION, IMAGINATION, TRANSFORMATION! ART is everywhere! Fall in LOVE with beauty! Gallery doors open at 10am, and you can enjoy a full day of events, with extended hours that allow ample time to explore all the participating venues! This is a fantastic ART EVENT brought to you by the Art Galleries of Fredericksburg, Texas!
Whether you're an Art Collector or a curious shopper... buying ART to indulge your personal fancy, or as a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for someone special, Fredericksburg's art scene offers a remarkable selection of Fine Art and Crafts, with the added inspiration of the wide open, scenic beauty of the central Texas Hill Country as a backdrop. You'll be amazed by the diversity of styles and forms that are represented in Fredericksburg's fine Art galleries; from engaging contemporary pieces ... abstract expressionism to exquisite traditional fine art... impressionism, plein art, oils and watercolor; Paintings, Glass Art, Sculpture, Drawing, Metal Art, Printmaking, Decorative Arts, Ceramics, and Photography. Illuminate your indoor spaces and your outside landscapes with the beauty of ART!  you will soon understand why Fredericksburg, Texas, IS "An American Art Destination"! 
First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg - On the First Friday of every month, historic downtown Fredericksburg, Texas, is transformed into a vibrant Art and Culture destination. First Friday Artwalk combines Fine ART and Crafts, LOCAL WINE, creatively prepared and beautifully presented charcuterie, cheeses, fruit, chocolates, and other culinary delights, with a lively street festival atmosphere. Participating Fine Art Galleries are open late, many host "met the artist events" and new exhibit openings. Visitors and Locals walk from gallery to gallery and savor the dynamic energy of Fredericksburg's thriving Arts community! You can purchase original works of art and fine crafts and enjoy artist demonstrations while being serenaded by live music! Fredericksburg's First Friday ArtWalk is a fabulous way to spend an evening in the Texas Hill Country!  A MUST-SEE Event! And, when the galleries shut their doors at 9, wander down to the West Main Historic District for Live Music at Hondo's on Main and Crossroads. These two amazing music venues have upped the bar on live entertainment in the Texas Hill Country! Located directly across Main Street from each other, you'll find the BEST Live Music in TEXAS, right here in Fredericksburg! Add distinctive, award-winning Texas Wineries, Fine Dining Restaurants, and top-shelf, artful accommodations and you will soon discover why the Hill Country is Texas' premier DESTINATION for Art and Culture.
Complimenting the Hill Country's Art scene is a wonderful offering of distinctive Texas Wineries, Restaurants, Live Music Venues and ARTFUL accommodations! Discover why the Texas Hill Country is Texas' premier DESTINATION for Art and Culture.
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Fredericksburg Texas Online invites you to puruse our online Art Gallery Guide, then go out and EXPLORE the Texas Hill Country's eclectic Art Galleries and Artist Studios that represent nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and their exceptional art works! May your time in the Texas Hill Country rejuvenate and restore you... and, deliver you safely home renewed and ready for LIFE! I lift a glass of Texas Wine to my fellow travelers... A Toast! Go out and play! Enjoy your stay in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! and, ALWAYS! remember to Practice the ART of LIVING! Here's to more Soulful Adventures, with the people who matter most, in our lives! Salut!
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Victor Jorgensen Photography Exhibit at Admiral Nimitz museum
Admiral Nimitz museum
February 13, 2015 - April 27, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Victor Jorgensen Photography Exhibit at Admiral Nimitz museum
February 13th, 2015

13 FEBRUARY 2015– 27 APRIL 2015
Victor Jorgensen Photography Exhibit
Jorgensen was one of the first chosen to become part of the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit. Traveling widely documenting the war, his photographs include a young Gerald Ford during a basketball game on the USS Monterey (CVL-26). Jorgensen also captured the famous VJ day kiss in Times Square from a slightly different angle than the image taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Please check with the museum for more information.
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Fredericksburg Theater Company's 'Crimes of the Heart'
Steve W. Shepherd Theater
April 10, 2015 - April 26, 2015
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Steve W. Shepherd Theater
1668 Hwy 87 S  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
888-669-7114 | 830-997-3588
Fredericksburg Theater Company's 'Crimes of the Heart'
Fredericksburg Theater Company presents

Crimes of the Heart

$29 for adults,
$12 youth 18 and under

This production has been rated PG-13

The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters
have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather,
who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny,
the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects;
Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed
singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after
having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow,
hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward
young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall
in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters
escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching
and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after
the curtain has descended.

For more information, please contact the box office at 830-997-3588/888-669-7114
or via email at tickets@fredericksburgtheater.org.
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Rockbox Theater Celebrity Series presents Adam Trent: Magician
Rockbox Theater
April 20, 2015 - April 21, 2015
7:00pm
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Rockbox Theater
109 N. Llano  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Rockbox Theater Celebrity Series presents Adam Trent: Magician
ADAM TRENT is taking the magic world by storm. He blends dancing and singing to his own original pop music with innovative stage illusions, charming wit, and emotion to create an experience that is part magic show, part concert, and part stand up comedy. Though young, he already has a resume that many older professionals would envy. Not only is he one of the youngest international award winning magicians in history, US News & World Report Magazine identified him as one of ”The 10 Most Influential Youths in the Nation”. He is a self-taught performer who is touted by some of today’s greatest magicians as being a genius headed straight for stardom. Recently, the Disney Channel featured Adam Trent as himself in a feature performance.

A 17 year veteran of magic and stage performance, Trent truly knows how to appeal to all age groups, entertaining Internationally at venues ranging from cruise ships, colleges, comedy clubs, theatres, and civic centers. Having performed over 300 live shows in 19 different countries during the last year alone, he is rapidly shattering the stereotype of the typical magician. Witness for yourself how magic has changed:
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Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap"
Hill Country Community Theatre
April 23, 2015 - May 3, 2015
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4003 W FM 2147  Cottonwood Shores, Texas 78657
830-693-2474
Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap"
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
April 2015


PLAY: Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”

Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Glen Bird


DESCRIPTION: Strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm - one is a murderer. Into their midst comes a police officer, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, than someone is killed. Two down and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the police officer probes the background of everyone present, and rattles many skeletons.

“The Mousetrap” boasts another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.


DATES: April 23 through May 3


TIMES: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees at 2:15 PM.


TICKET
INFORMATION: Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children and students with a valid ID. Reservations can be made by calling (830) 798-8944, online at www.thehcct.org, or at the box office (12:00 noon to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday) beginning April 13 for HCCT members and April 16 for the general public.


LOCATION: Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 W FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657.
 The Hill Country Community Theatre is a handicapped accessible theatre.
Apr 23
Thu
Music with BILL LEWIS at Hondo's
Hondo's on Main
April 23, 2015
7:30pm - 10:30pm
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Hondo's on Main
312 w Main  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-1633
Music with BILL LEWIS at Hondo's
Hondo's presents- BILL LEWIS

Thursday, April 23, 2015

7:30pm 10:30pm
Apr 24
Fri
Texas Hills Vineyard Painting With A Twist
Texas Hills Vineyard
April 24, 2015
7:00pm - 9:30pm
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Texas Hills Vineyard
878 RR 2766  Johnson City, Texas 78636
830-868-2321
Texas Hills Vineyard Painting With A Twist
Painting With A Twist on The Patio

Friday, April 24, 2015, 07:00pm - 09:30pm



Come and enjoy, paint a picture that brings out the "inter you"!

We will obviously make wine available (by the glass, or bottle), and we will have a few snack trays available for purchase.

Come on over and SIP, MUNCH, & PAINT as the talented team of instructors guides you step-by-step through the night's featured painting. The subject that they will instruct you on is a cascading wine glass; they will give you detail instructions (and HELP) as you do your thing.


The cost is $39 per person, you will need to call the Winery by April 10th to make a reservation at 830-868-2321
Apr 24
Fri
Luckenbach Texas presents Gary P. Nunn
Luckenbach Texas
April 24, 2015
9:00pm - 11:45pm
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Luckenbach Texas
Luckenbach Loop  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-3224 | 888-311-8990
Luckenbach Texas presents Gary P. Nunn
Gary P. Nunn + Almost Patsy Cline Band

Country Music at Luckenbach Texas!!


$20pp - Kids 12 and Under Free
Apr 25
Sat
Music with HOUSTON MARCHMAN at Hondo's
Hondo's on Main
April 25, 2015
8:00pm - 11:30pm
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Hondo's on Main
312 w Main  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-1633
Music with HOUSTON MARCHMAN at Hondo's
Hondo's presents-

HOUSTON MARCHMAN

Saturday, April 25, 2015


8:00pm 11:30pm
Apr 25
Sat
Luckenbach Texas presents Tessy Lou
Luckenbach Texas
April 25, 2015
8:00pm - 11:30pm
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Luckenbach Texas
Luckenbach Loop  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-3224 | 888-311-8990
Luckenbach Texas presents Tessy Lou
Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars

Country-Folk-Rock-Bluegrass
Free Show!!

starts at 8pm
Apr 26
Sun
Gospel Sunday Music at Hondo's
Hondo's on Main
April 26, 2015
12:30pm - 10:30pm
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312 w Main  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-1633
Gospel Sunday Music at Hondo's
Hondo's presents-
GOSPEL WITH MELISSA WEATHERLY AND THE ANY GIVEN SUNDAY BAND

Every Sunday!!!

come get what you need...


12:30pm 3:30pm

Then:
GEORGE ENSLE
Sunday, April 26, 2015
7:30pm 10:30pm

First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg

First Friday Artwalk in Fredericksburg, Texas, is quickly becoming a delightful TRADITION! THIRTEEN fine art galleries have joined to bring art and art lovers together. Participating gallery doors are open late until 8:00 pm. Enjoy fine wines from local wineries and scrumptious culinary offerings, while viewing stunning collections of fine art and crafts -  Experience the Fredericksburg, TX ART scene up close and personal - all day long. First Friday of every month!

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES

Agave Gallery
208 E. San Antonio
830-990-1727
Exhibiting works of fine art by award-winning Texas artists, including two official Texas State Artists, and is housed in an 1880’s German limestone “Sunday House” in Fredericksburg, the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
Hours:
Monday -Saturday, 10am - 5pm
www.agavegallery.com

Artisans at Rocky Hill
234 West Main
830-990-8160  
The Texas Hill Country's finest collection of locally created fine craft, alongside fine art.
Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Some Sundays, 11am - 3pm
www.artisansatrockyhill.com

Charles Beckendorf Gallery
105 North Adams Street
800-369-9004 
The legacy of Charles Beckendorf lives on in his amazing art! Featuring prints, books, and sculpture by Charles Beckendorf. His subject matter is diverse... from wildlife and western to landscape and nostalgia.
Hours:
www.beckendorf.com

Cowboy Bronze

405 East Main
830-997-2822
Showcasing bronzes, pottery, and original paintings from Texas artists.
Hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sundays, noon - 6pm
Closed Monday
www.cowboybronze.net
 
Fredericksburg Art Gallery

314 East Main
830-990-2707
Original Paintings and Bronzes by Renowned Artists from Texas and beyond.
Hours:
Mon. - Sat.
10am - 5:30pm
Most Sundays
noon - 5pm
and by appointment
www.fbgartgallery.com/

Fredericksburg Art Guild
308 East Austin Street
830-997-1111
Original Paintings and Artworks by Local Hill Country Artists
Hours:
Thursday - Monday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
www.fredericksburgartguild.org

Galeria 19

222 West Main Street
830-990-1403 or 830-990-1263
Featuring works of internationally acclaimed artists. The collection includes postimpressionistic oils, contemporary acrylic paintings and bronze sculpture created by artists who have embraced Mexico as a key source of inspiration.
Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
www.galeria19.com

InSight Gallery

214 West Main Street
830-997-9920 Toll Free: 888-997-9921
Fine Art Gallery: InSight Gallery represents a select group of the finest painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, impressionistic, still life, wildlife, and Western art.
Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday,  10am - 5:30pm
Sunday, 10 am - 2pm
Closed Monday
Or call for appointment
www.insightgallery.com/

Larry Jackson Antiques & Estate Services

209 South Llano
830-997-0073
Specializing in 19th Century American Furnishings, Decorative Arts & Fine Art
Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Weekends by Appointment

www.larryjacksonantiques.com

River Rustic Rock Art Gallery
215-A West Main Street
830-997-6585
Fine rock art by Carlos Moseley.
Hours:
Monday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Closed
Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
www.riverrustic.com

RS Hanna Gallery
208 South Llano
830-307-3071
Come discover a jewel box of fine artists. Featuring original works of acclaimed "artist's artists" from the Northeast to the great Southwest working in representational form... working in color and emotion, beauty and light.
Hours:
www.RSHannaGallery.com

Whistle Pik Galleries
425 East Main
800.999.0820
Graceful Discoveries . . . Finding something special that satisfies your senses, speaks to your soul and fills your heart with joy. Exceptional Paintings - Magnificent Bronzes from the nation's finest artists!
Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
www.whistlepik.com

John Bennett named 2010 Texas State Artist, 3D

AUSTIN, Texas – May 26, 2009 – The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has announced its appointment of sculptor John Bennett of Fredericksburg, for Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist, 2010 . This position, as well as state poet laureate, state musician (Willie Nelson- 2009), and state two-dimensional artist, was created by SB 1043 of the 77th Legislature, and will be filled by one-year appointments. Bennett and the other appointees named for 2009 and 2010 were selected for the exceptional quality of their work and for their outstanding commitment to the arts in Texas.

“State artists demonstrate the essence of what art in Texas is all about,” Rep. Mark Homer, chair of the House of Representative's Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism said. “The work of these artists, and others like them, ensures that art and culture thrives in our great state, and we are pleased to honor these talented men and women with this recognition.”

Nominees must be native Texans or have resided in the state for at least five years. They must have attained the highest levels of excellence and success in their respective disciplines and have received critical reviews in state, regional or national publications. Visual artist nominees must work in two- or three-dimensional art mediums, must have participated in at least one one-person show, and must have an extensive history of exhibiting in recognized museums and galleries.

TCA reviewed all nominations and developed a list of finalists for submission to the Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artist Committee. The committee, composed of members appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, made the final selections.

“Texas is home to so many talented artists, and this diverse group exemplifies the best of the best,” said Texas Commission on the Arts Executive Director Dr. Gary Gibbs. “This honor rewards these talented Texans for their outstanding artistic achievements, and we are proud to have them represent the state.”

Bennett and the other State Artists went to the Capitol in Austin on May 28th to be presented to the Texas Legislature and hear the reading of the joint resolutions honoring them in the Chambers of the Texas Senate and House of Representatives. They were then introduced and greeted by the legislators.

John Bennett, a fourth generation Texan, creates figures inspired by the men and women of the Golden West. Bronco busters, wild west show performers, and Hollywood heroes stir up vivid images for him to portray in bronze sculpture. Bennett’s exhibits include the Chisholm Trail Museum- Duncan, OK; Sculpture in the Park- Loveland, CO; Phippen Museum Western Art Show- Prescott, AZ, DeLand Museum of Fine Art- DeLand, FL- Bosque Conservatory in Clifton, Museum of Western Art in Kerrville; and the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth.

In 1999 his sculpture was selected to represent the Women’s Museum in Dallas for display in the White House . In 2001 he won Best of Show for Professionals at the State Fair of Texas, and in 2006 was awarded the Key to the City in Leesburg, Florida for a lifesize bronze of Annie Oakley and her dog Dave.

Apr 24
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AMAZING shot by Allan K Sanders! Beautiful detail of a bee dining on corn poppy nectar at Wildseed Farms! Poppy HONEY! Yummy!


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Wild Seed Farm, Fredericksburg TX.
Apr 24
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May 2, 2015, 3rd Kentucky Derby Party at Vaudeville! Classic Comfort Cookin' by Chef Jordan Muraglia, Muraglia Mint Julep Station, Bottomless Mimosas and Music! What better way to WELCOME MAY... in Fredericksburg, Texas!


Kentucky Derby Party at Vaudeville - 3rd Annual
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Bigger and better then ever! Get your ticket now! Saturday, May 2nd Starts at 2pm - Race at 5pm Classic Comfort Cookin' by Chef Jordan Muraglia Mint Julep Station and Bottomless Mimosas Musical Entertainment $95 / person Dietary Restriction options are available Wine, Beer and Beverages a la carte.?
Apr 24
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Antonelli's Cheese Shop IS DIVINE! Now you can get their exceptional artisanal cheeses and charcuterie at Compass Rose Cellars in downtown Hye, Texas! Thanks cheesemongers for bringing the World's BEST CHEESE to TEXAS!


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We have teamed up Antonelli's cheese shop to source our meats and cheeses, we serve in the tasting room. More great things to come from Compass Rose! ? at Antonelli's Cheese Shop.
Apr 24
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If you want to boot scoot ACROSS A TEXAS HISTORIC DANCEHALL, it just doesn't get any BETTER thank this! Gary P. Nunn and the Almost Patsy Cline Band at Luckenbach Texas! Now that's TEXAS!


Gary P. Nunn + Almost Patsy Cline Band Country Music Fredericksburg @ Luckenbach Texas - April...
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Apr 24
10:54

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LOOK! An heirloom Black Iris! History on the stem! I've heard about them, but I've never seen one... until now! Blooming in Fredericksburg, Texas!


Apr 24
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Spring is HERE! CELEBRATE! Festivals! Wine! Art! Music! A View from the Top of Enchanted Rock! Roses and Wildflowers BLOOMING! It's a A FEAST for your soul! Go out and play in Fredericksburg, Texas.... the Hill Country is a beautiful place to be!


Apr 24
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City of ROSES! Historic Fredericksburg, Texas is blooming for YOU!


Apr 24
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Make memories in the Texas Hill Country!


Apr 23
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Where flowers grow so does hope. - Lady Bird Johnson


Apr 23
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I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.
- Luis Barragan


Apr 23
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The quintessential "LIVING HISTORY"... an heirloom garden with herbaceous borders in Fredericksburg's historic district!


Apr 23
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Fredericksburg, Texas, is rich in historical treasures! Take a walk through the Historic District and share our heritage!
(The Historic District is bounded by Elk, Schubert, Acorn and Creek Streets)


Apr 22
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April 24 - 26, in Historic Fredericksburg, Texas, Share NATURE with your children at the Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival! A CELEBRATION of FLIGHT! Saluting the unique winged wildlife of the Texas Hill Country! LOOK UP! There are AMAZING WINGS in the TEXAS skies... Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Bats! Miracles that FLY! For the schedule of field trips, workshops, demonstrations, activities for children, and to register and purchase tickets online, visit: www.wingsoverthehills.org?


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Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival, Nature Photography Workshop with Ruth Hoyt
7:30 ? 11:30am at the Tatsch House at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.
Ruth Hoyt has been teaching wildlife photography for more than 20 years. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute, Missouri Botanical Garden, Powder Valley Nature Center, and the St. Louis Artists? Guild to name a few. She also has permanent displays in Illinois and Texas.
http://ruthhoyt.com/flash-color


Close to Nature ? Images by Ruth Hoyt » Flash & Color!
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20 Apr2015 Flash & Color! Written by Ruth Hoyt. Posted in Blog People who are familiar with the kind of photography I do know that I do mostly wildlife and nature photography. Occasionally I stray from the ?natural? way I photograph and do something different. I guided a group of photographers last?
Apr 22
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Give me a roadside covered with blooms where the hillside touches the TEXAS sky!


Apr 22
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Thanks for SPRING RAIN in the Hill Country surrounding Fredericksburg, Texas!
Thanks for gushing! rushing! RIVERS! Thanks for Wildlife and Livestock well fed!


Apr 21
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Good Morning, Fredericksburg, Texas! Our feral piggy has a NAME! Meet "Willow" the BLUEBONNET HOG! on the Willow City Loop! Thanks Barbara and friends! for side-splitting FUN! And, remember the BEST WILD PIGGY is on your plate! Bon Appetit, ya'll!


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One more photo of "Willow" the feral hog. Named after the Willow City Loop where he apparently loves to lounge around in the bluebonnets. Had a great time reading all the "pig, bacon, comments. You were all great! Thank you ..Fredericksburg Texas Online for sharing our visit to the loop, and our meeting with "Willow" the feral hog, We loved our visit! Barbara, Janet, Mary, Vera and Betty..ladies from Hideaway, Texas
Apr 20
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Gaillardia pulchella, Indian Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket, FireWheels, Pinwheels, Arizona Sun, Blanket Flowers and Sundance. Does anyone have another folk name for these orange and yellow beauties? A few more names.... Indian Paint Wheels! Mexican sombrero!


Apr 19
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Go out and get some RED, WHITE and BLUE on the backroads of TEXAS!


Apr 19
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WILD BACON on the hoof! Here's a beautiful bluebonnet photo that was shared by Joe and Barbara, from their visit to the Willow City Loop! But what's that snuffling around in the bluebonnets... it's a feral HOG! Be careful... they can be aggressive, especially when there's a group of them! Texas has a rapidly growing feral hog population which is causing significant problems around the state! You can HELP! Eat WILD Pig! It's DELICIOUS!


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Willow City Loop..what a wonderful day shared with friends, while enjoying the beauty of wildflowers. We also met a friendly fellow on the road.. ? with Exley Farms and 5 others.
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