Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
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Artisans at Rocky Hill
Ira Kennedy Fine Art
San Antonio Museum of Art
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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Sydney Yeager’s Persistent Memory Exhibit
The Gallery at Vaudeville
August 29, 2014 - October 26, 2014
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The Gallery at Vaudeville
230 East Main Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-992-3234
Sydney Yeager’s Persistent Memory Exhibit
August 29 – October 26, 2014 The Gallery at Vaudeville presents Sydney Yeager’s "Persistent Memory" Exhibit
Private Opening Thursday, August 28th 6:30 – 8:30pm

“This exhibition spans the years 2009 to the present, and represents my evolving interest in fragmentation and the dissolution of the whole into singular, independent parts. The idea arose as I visited ancient ruins in Italy,Turkey, Mexico and the Southwestern U.S. As well as these ancient sites, I find the demolition sites that I pass en route to my studio to be fascinating. Some of the paintings are loosely based on photographs of these sites. In my mind, there is a connection between these construction sites and the ancient ruins I love to visit. Both exist in a dreamlike space, neither here nor there, but in between.

In addition, my influences include Italian Baroque ceiling paintings, the preserved fragments of Roman fresco,Italian mosaics, pixilation, and process painting.

These diverse influences hold in common the themes of fragmentation and transition. The question is whether these fragments are nostalgic reminders of the past, or the beginnings of a new form. The answer is never clear, and is always interesting to me.”

- Sydney Yeager

Gallery Hours
Wednesday, Thursday and Monday:
8am - 6pm
Friday and Saturday: 8am - 9pm
Sunday: 8am - 5pm
Closed Tuesdays
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2014 Texas Wine Month Trail
Participating Hill Country Wineries
October 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014
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Participating Hill Country Wineries
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
872-216-9463
2014 Texas Wine Month Trail
October is TEXAS WINE MONTH! Join us! Let's CELEBRATE Texas Wine in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! Autumn drives! Harvest! Crush! Wine! Music! 37 wineries spread across the Hill Country sharing their labor of love with you... for 31 days! Ahhhh! The pleasures of life! For details visit our website.
Oct 03
Fri
Rockbox Theater Presents a TRIBUTE to "George and Friends"
Rockbox Theater
October 3, 2014
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Rockbox Theater
109 N Llano Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-7625
Rockbox Theater Presents a TRIBUTE to "George and Friends"
Get ready for a TEXAS TRADITION! Rockbox Theater salutes the Lone Star State's most CELEBRATED COUNTRY SINGER / SONGWRITER / MUSICIAN, MR. George Strait! Don't miss this amazing show starring nationally acclaimed tribute artists, performing the BEST songs from the "King of Country", George Strait and friends.
SHOWTIMES:
Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 4:30PM and 8PM
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Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg
Marktplatz
October 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014
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Marktplatz
100 Block of Main Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-4810
Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg
Oktoberfest Celebrates 34 Years of Texas Gemütlichkeit

Oompah at its Best, the aroma of sizzling bratwurst, and the cries of “prosit!” once again herald the arrival of Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas, October 3 - 5, 2014. For three full days, the whole world is invited to sing, toast and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals, celebrating its 33rd year of Texas gemütlichkeit!

We are planning our Fifth Annual OkTubaFest on Friday, October 3, 2014. We will plan on playing from 5:45 - 6:15 just inside the front gate. If you or anyone you know plays tuba or euphonium and would like to participate, please call 830-997-8515 or email Billy or Beverly Harrell.

Saturday, October 4, 2014, Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance!
100 Block of West Main Street (Fredericksburg's Market Square)
You are invited to join the Haupt Strasse Chicken Dance!
Sign up begins at 9:00 AM on Main Street.
Bring your family and line up to do the FIFTH ANNUAL Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance on Main Street in Front of the Square!
There will be a prize for the FIRST 340 to register!
The Chicken Dance will begin promptly at 9:30 AM.
We will all hold hands as the music to the Chicken Dance begins and go to our right!
Times to remember:
Registration: 9:00 AM • Chicken Dance: 9:30 AM

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Do you love to play 42?
Join us for our 42 Tournament in the Strassen Zelt on Adams.
Registration begins at noon, and the tournament begins at 1PM.
Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Three covered stages host a continuous parade of entertainers. The focus is the German favorites of oompah, polka, and waltzing, with exhibitions, contests, and plenty of opportunities for dancing - including the irresistible “Chicken Dance!”

Oktoberfest attracts many visitors just for the shopping opportunities. Over 45-juried artisans from across the state fill two big tents, offering their best arts and collectibles. In yet another tent, a select group of hill country artists will be selling their fine art to the public in a rare showing. Many find it the ideal opportunity to start their holiday shopping with many unique, handmade gift items.

Of course the best part of any celebration in Fredericksburg is the hearty menu of delicious German and Mexican-American foods. Over a dozen vendors will be sizzling up fajitas, tacos, burgers and fries, as well as a variety of sausage on a stick and plates with kraut, Cajun goodies, strudel, plus other scrumptious surprises. Adventurous tasters can sample over 50 varieties of American, Texan and imported beers.

Oktoberfest is great fun for the youngsters as well. Kids can play to their heart’s content on the Bungee Jump, Super slide, and other fun games and activities.

Since its inception in 1981, Oktoberfest has been sponsored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance. Community volunteers provide the labor, and all funds are used for student scholarships and to support the local arts.

Oktoberfest hours are:
• Friday, 6 PM to Midnight
• Saturday, 10AM to Midnight
• Sunday, 11 AM to 6 PM

Admission:
• Adults $7 per person
• Children 7 - 12 $1 per child
• Children 6 and under are free
• 2-day passes are $12 per person
• 3-day passes are $16 per person

More information on Oktoberfest and Fredericksburg is available by contacting Oktoberfest, PO Box 222, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, by calling 830-997-4810, or at www.oktoberfestinfbg.com.
Oct 04
Sat
Rockbox Theater Presents a TRIBUTE to "George and Friends"
Rockbox Theater
October 4, 2014
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Rockbox Theater
109 N Llano Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-7625
Rockbox Theater Presents a TRIBUTE to "George and Friends"
Get ready for a TEXAS TRADITION! Rockbox Theater salutes the Lone Star State's most CELEBRATED COUNTRY SINGER / SONGWRITER / MUSICIAN, MR. George Strait! Don't miss this amazing show starring nationally acclaimed tribute artists, performing the BEST songs from the "King of Country", George Strait and friends.
SHOWTIMES:
Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 4:30PM and 8PM
Oct 05
Sun
Luckenbach Acoustic Song Swap with Walt Wilkins, Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy
Luckenbach Texas
October 5, 2014
1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Luckenbach Texas
412 Luckenbach Town Loop  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
888-311-8990 | 830-997-3224
Luckenbach Acoustic Song Swap with Walt Wilkins, Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy
Walt Wilkins, Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy
Americana/Country/Rock - Acoustic Song Swap
1-5pm - No Cover
at Luckenbach Texas
April 6, 2014 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

San Antonio-born Walt Wilkins has been called a genius, more than once, and a writer the caliber of John Steinbeck and his voice as comfortable as a pair of old blue jeans, and he is, and has, all of that. His crafting of story-songs, hard-edged vocals to sing them and a plaintive guitar have made him a fixture of the Texas music scene (and Nashville before that). He’s put his magical touch on recordings by new and veteran artists, too many to count. Is he near done? Hasn’t he done it all? Double hell no.
With The Mystiqueros, Wilkins has created something of a “Texas Hill Country super-group” that features five great singers and four great songwriters from the heart of the Lone Star State, all of whom have made their own records and are flush with recording credits.
Onstage and in the studio, Wilkins is joined by Bill Small (bass, percussion, acoustic guitar), John M. Greenberg (electric guitars), Ramon Rodriguez (drums, percussion) and Marcus Eldridge (electric guitars). Live performances around Texas are being likened to both outlaw country and classic rock bands, and they’re captured on DIAMONDS IN THE SUN on Tex-centric label Palo Duro Records.
Wilkins says this is the most fun he’s ever had playing music in a band in 30 years. He describes the music of The Mystiqueros (nicknamed mq5) as highly reminiscent of ’70s country rock from Texas and the West Coast and blues and soul that members grew up listening to and features high-quality songwriting and musicianship, rhythm, and vocal arrangements.

Josh Grider is a country songwriter/recording artist. His latest and greatest is the 4/29/14 release entitled 'Luck and Desire'. Josh’s confidence is unflappable. His mix of traditional and modern influences has combined to make a living, breathing collection of songs that range from ethereal and pensive, to light-hearted and downright funny. He makes no more apologies for his electronic loops than he does for his thoughtful lyrics. He proudly says, “I'm not ashamed of one thing on this record. I love traditional country music, but I doubt anybody will call this a traditional country album. I’ve got all the respect in the world for what was done, but I also believe that you've got to keep moving the ball forward. New stuff has got to keep happening. I'm not going to do it better than Haggard did it, so I'm not going to try and do that. I need to sound like me. My goal is to be greater than the sum of my influences. Not better than, but distinguishable from. Hopefully that’s what you’ll hear in Luck & Desire.”

Drew Kennedy is a singer / songwriter from New Braunfels, Texas. He's been making a living writing songs since 2004. Americana

“Drew Kennedy released an album this week that got the whole town talking. well they should be listening. His album, "Wide Listener" is ridiculously good.”
– Red Dirt / Blue Collar

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.

Oct 1
07:52

Fredericksburg Texas Online

October is TEXAS WINE MONTH!
The HARVEST is done! The grapes are stomped! and, the wine is in the barrel! It's Festival Season!
Squeeze close! Make a toast and CELEBRATE together! Ein Prosit!


Oct 1
07:27

Fredericksburg Texas Online

BIG and BRIGHT! Deep in the Heart of Texas!


Oct 1
07:26

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When only the BEST will do! World Class Accommodations and the award winning Cabernet Grill -- Texas Wine Country Restaurant ALL IN ONE GORGEOUS location! WIN! WIN! Make your reservations NOW!


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Oct 1
07:20

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Get some TEXAS COLOR at the Arnosky Family Farm! Step inside the Blue Barn for fresh cut flowers, farm raised eggs, Pure Luck Farm and Dairy artisan goat cheese... and LOVE! Say thank you to the farmer nearest you!


Oct 1
07:17

Fredericksburg Texas Online

TEXAS Bouquets for the ones you LOVE at the Arnosky Family Farm! Put some LOCAL Color on your table!


Oct 1
07:16

Fredericksburg Texas Online

TEXAS Grown in the beautiful Hill Country! Just a scenic drive away... at the Arnosky Family Farm!


Oct 1
07:16

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Fresh cut Sunflowers will make you SMILE! at the Arnosky Family Farm!


Sep 28
16:52

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Take Home a Hill Country Meadow! It's SEED Scattering Time! Get your favorite Spring COLORS at Wildseed Farms!


Sep 28
12:22

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Squeeze Close! Make a Toast! CELEBRATE TOGETHER! Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg! Ein Prosit!


Sep 28
12:19

Fredericksburg Texas Online

October 3 - 5th, Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg! It's the "WURST" time of year! CELEBRATE! Wenn's um die Wurst geht... gekommen, um Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg! Die Wurst ist am besten!!!


Sep 26
13:00

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we will find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sep 26
12:50

Fredericksburg Texas Online

?If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.?
Support the Comfort Public Library and enjoy the amazing MUSIC of Mike Blakely's Official Fan Page! TEXAS GOLD!


Comfort Library Home Page
www.comfort-library.txed.net
The main page for the Comfort Public Library, Comfort TX
Sep 24
14:36

Fredericksburg Texas Online

October 3 - 5, 2014
POLKA! OOMPAH! WURST! BIER! Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit, der Gemütlichkeit Eins, zwei, drei, g'suffa! Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke,
hoi, hoi, hoi Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi
Ein Prosit! Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg!


Sep 24
10:50

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Are you READY for the BEST of the WURST? Ein Prosit Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg! October 3 - 5, 2014!


Sep 24
10:33

Fredericksburg Texas Online

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch . . . to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived... this IS true success!
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sep 24
10:29

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Marcel Proust


Sep 24
10:28

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Help us to always be... the hopeful gardeners of the spirit who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth as without light nothing flowers.
- May Sarton


Sep 24
10:26

Fredericksburg Texas Online

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding, in spite of distances, can make of this earth a garden.
- Goethe


Sep 24
10:21

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Take a scenic drive, or walk through the historic district and DISCOVER the gardens of Fredericksburg! A delight for your eyes!


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