Luckenbach Texas
Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Services - CALL 866-427-8374
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
Chocolat
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!
First Friday Art Walk - Fredericksburg, Texas
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Torre di Pietra Winery
Fredericksburg Texas Wine Information
Fredericksburg Texas Convention and Visitor Bureau
Fredericksburg, Texas, Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to Shopping in Fredericksburg, Texas
Treat yourself to a unique urban experience here in historic Fredericksburg, Texas. We have divided shopping in Fredericksburg and the surrounding Texas Hill Country into geographical regions. Browse through the listings in each of the regions so you don't miss a thing.
The downtown shopping district extends along Main between Cherry and Elk Streets. It is divided into SHOPPING ON MAIN and SHOPPING WEST MAIN STREET. SHOPPING OFF MAIN includes all the treasures that you will discover down side streets and around town, SHOPPING OUT OF TOWN & ONLINE lists the offerings of our historic neighbors, Winery Shops, The Pedernales River Valley and other notable SHOPPING experiences outside the city limits. Here you will also discover online shopping at some of Fredericksburg's Finest Online Stores. Each district has its own distinctive character. In each you will find a delightful variety of shops and boutiques, art galleries, jewelry stores, restaurants, antiques, wine bars and wine tasting rooms, gourmet chocolate, cheese and specialty foods, bakeries, coffee shops, live music and theater, parks and museums.
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Rodolfo Choperena
The Gallery at Vaudeville
October 31, 2014 - January 31, 2015
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The Gallery at Vaudeville
230 East Main Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-992-3234
Rodolfo Choperena
August 29 – October 26, 2014 The Gallery at Vaudeville presents Rodolfo Choperena

"My work is "abstracted" photography: representational but complicated by the obscuring and absenting of the subject. By inducing movement and the manipulation of light sources, I provoke a figurative tableau towards transforming into abstraction. Every shot, every video is the evidence of a performance, with the acts of montage and manipulation performed in-camera. Movement is the primary performative act. By manipulating the camera's placement, aperture and exposure settings in relation to color fields, landscapes, light sources, precipitation and seascapes, my work pushes the boundaries of perception to create organic and lyrical freeforms. Resulting images retain their pure chroma. Each is a reinterpretation of the original subject, containing striations that move in varying intervals and rhythms, alternately compressing and expanding positive and negative space. However abstracted a composition may be, a firm representational vantage points plays host to personal objects and scenario manipulations, making each image a direct reflection of my ever-changing environment".

- Rodolfo Choperena

Gallery Hours
Wednesday, Thursday and Monday:
8am - 6pm
Friday and Saturday: 8am - 9pm
Sunday: 8am - 5pm
Closed Tuesdays
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Christmas Art Show
RS Hanna Gallery
November 15, 2014 - December 20, 2014
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RS Hanna Gallery
208 South Llano Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-307-3071
Christmas Art Show
Reception - December 5th, 6-8 PM

Celebrate those you love with a gift they will cherish through the years.
Give artfully well. Fine original

works, large and small, that speak to the heart all year long. Nationally and internationally recognized painters, sculptors, heirloom signed furniture, art glass and fine jewelry makers.

Santa's just a few feet off the beaten path at RS Hanna Gallery."
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Fredericksburg Trade Days
355 Sunday Farms Lane
November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014
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355 Sunday Farms Lane
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
210-846-4094
Fredericksburg Trade Days
Relax in the biergarten while listening to live music.

Shop with over 350 vendors in 7 barns and acres of merchandise!

Fri and Sat 9 AM to 6 PM; Sun 9 AM to 4 PM.
$3 parking fee good all three days.

7 miles east of Fredericksburg on Hwy 290
'Across from the Wildseed Farms'
Nov 28
Fri
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Marktplatz
November 28, 2014
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Marktplatz
West Main & North Adams  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Annual Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and German Pyramid


In Fredericksburg the Christmas season officially begins
with the annual lighting of the 26’ German Christmas Pyramid
and 30’ Community Christmas Tree.

Great holiday cheer along with a German brass band,
community choir and refreshments.


Nov 28, 2014
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The Peddler Show
Gillespie County Fairgrounds
November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014
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Gillespie County Fairgrounds
530 Fair Drive  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
The Peddler Show
The Peddler Show rolls into town November 28-30.


This year featuring a brand new holiday show
custom built just for Fredericksburg!

Be inspired as you shop from an exclusive selection of
talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen
from all over the country.

Shop early during the Sneak Peek and Stroller-free shopping hour
from 11:00am-Noon on Friday to beat the crowds,
then stick around during the extended shopping hours to
find great Christmas gift ideas among unique merchandise for your home,
health, wardrobe, and family all at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds!

Come experience THE Perfect Street of Shops created just for Fredericksburg!
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25th Annual International Peace Market / Mercado de Paz
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
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Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
922 San Pedro Ave.  San Antonio, Texas 78212
210-228-0201
25th Annual International Peace Market / Mercado de Paz
The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center celebrates 25 years of combining the arts with economic empowerment, international and cultural exchange and social consciousness. The International Peace Market returns once again to the city of San Antonio. The International Peace Market provides a family-friendly safe environment that honors the importance of moments and spaces where people gather outdoors and indoors together as community. As one of the oldest annual open-air, arts and craft international market, the Mercado de Paz offers a community-centered alternative shopping destination during the busiest corporate shopping days of the year. Over 100 international and local artists/arti- sans will offer shoppers a variety of artful, beautifully handmade items, including hand woven rugs, hand crafted pottery, hand crafted textiles, hand embroidered clothing, paintings, sculptures and much more. Bring the whole family and replace Black Friday with a celebration of community, peace, and justice.

POTTERY AND PLANT NURSERY AT WILDSEED FARMS

The Nursery at Wildseed Farms is one of the largest plant nurseries in Central Texas. they offer a large selection of live plants (in-season) and gardening products. All levels of gardeners will be impressed. Discover hard-to-find tropicals, trees, shrubs, bluebonnets, Indean Blanket, Purple Coneflower, Laura Bush Petunias, ornamental grasses, herbs and roses.
www.wildseedfarms.com

GOURMET PICNIC MARKETS AND GIFT SHOPS AT AREA WINERIES

Don't miss the fantastic shopping opportunities at the wineries located in and around Fredericksburg, Texas. Most wineries have Gourmet Picnic Markets which offer all sorts of scrumptuous cheeses, salames, olives, crackers, flatbreads and of course chocolates! Discover wine accessories and gifts for the wine lover in your life - wine glasses, coasters, glass toppers, wine racks, corkscrews, gourmet food items, gift baskets and so much more! And... what better way to shop than with a glass of wine in hand! Contact information, driving directions and maps for area wineries visit:
www.wineroad290.com

FREDERICKSBURG TRADE DAYS AT SUNDAY FARMS

Experience the excitement of Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms. Relax in the biergarten while listening to live music - 100 varieties of bier and Free WiFi. Over 350 Vendors! You will find 6 barns & acres of: "Antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives,ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more." Located 7 miles East of Fredericksburg on Hwy 290 across from Wildseed Farms. Weekend of 3rd Saturday of every month (see website for holiday schedule). For more information, visit:
www.fredericksburgtradedays.com

PIONEER MUSEUM STORE IN THE HISTORIC DAMBACH-BESIER HOUSE

Visit the Pioneer Museum store located at 325 West Main (corner of West Main and Milam Streets). Browse through a variety of books on German-Texan Immigration, Ethnic Cultures, Texas History, Cooking, Folklore and more. Also, find gift items, souvenirs and nostalgic toys for all occasions.
Museum Store Hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 10 am - 5 pm
www.pioneermuseum.net

Nov 26
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Fredericksburg Texas Online

Hill Top Cafe will offer three SEATINGS on Thanksgiving Day at noon, 2pm and 4pm! Reservations by Telephone Only... 830-997-8922.


Nov 26
11:32

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Vaudeville Makes the Texas Monthly LIST, "10 Small-Town Restaurants that put the Big Cities to Shame"!


A Sneak Peek of our December Cover: Destination Dining
www.texasmonthly.com
Ten far-flung places to get a great meal and a good night's rest.
Nov 26
08:24

Fredericksburg Texas Online

I am so GRATEFUL for ALL of YOU who follow me on my adventures around the Texas Hill Country! I feel like we're FAMILY! So, please, SHARE with me...
When you gather with your family and friends for Thanksgiving 2014... What are YOU THANKFUL for? Comments! Pictures! Prayers ARE Welcome! Have a safe and JOYOUS Thanksgiving CELEBRATION!


Nov 26
08:10

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Let us be Thankful for the BEAUTIFUL COLORS of Creation sprinkled around the neighborhood! Go outside and get some INSPIRATION!


Nov 26
08:03

Fredericksburg Texas Online

There's FINE Straight Bourbon Whiskey being made in HYE, TEXAS! In the 2014 edition of "Jim Murray?s Whisky Bible", "Cowboy Bourbon" by Garrison Brothers Distillery was named "AMERICAN Micro Whisky of the Year"! Now that's as BIG as TEXAS!


Nov 25
23:36

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Want some Texas Hill Country inspiration? Visit the Facebook page for Rob Greebon Photography! You will so UPLIFTED! by the BEAUTY of NATURE and the TALENT of the ARTIST! Thanks Rob! for SHARING!


Timeline Photos
After waiting for the sun to climb over the distant ridge and warm up the area, I finally felt sunlight on my face. Love that first light!~ Robwww.facebook.com/RobGreebonPhotography
Nov 25
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BEAUTIFUL Rob Greebon Photography! Thanks for BEAUTY! Thanks for RAIN!


Photos of Pedernales Falls State Park
The Pedernales was really raging after rains last week. Made for some unique photo opportunities!~ Robwww.facebook.com/RobGreebonPhotography
Nov 25
01:17

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?A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.?
- Tim Cahill


Nov 25
01:07

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EXPERIENCE Heart Thumping COLOR... on a Hill Country back-road adventure!


Nov 25
00:58

Fredericksburg Texas Online

?Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.? ? Maya Angelou


Nov 25
00:48

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The Red Oaks and Flame Sumacs are Painting the TEXAS Hill Country RED!


Nov 25
00:45

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Going out in a BLAZE of GLORY! Saying Goodbye to 2014!


Nov 25
00:40

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Just when we thought that last COLD Blast had killed Autumn COLOR... Sumac is FLAMING on the hillsides!


Nov 23
00:29

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Wine to me is passion. It?s family and friends. It?s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It?s culture. It?s the essence of civilization and the art of living. - Robert Mondavi


Nov 23
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Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life?s most civilized pleasures. - Michael Broadbent


Nov 22
23:57

Fredericksburg Texas Online

MILES and MILES of Chocolate at The Peach Basket Natural Foods! It just doesn't get any better CHOCOLATE that's GOOD FOR YOU!


Nov 22
23:37

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Chocolate Turkeys for your favorite little gobblers! Chocolat - Fredericksburg, Texas


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We will be closing at 2pm on Wed Nov 26 and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Don't forget to order your turkeys!
Nov 22
23:36

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Want to always be happy? carry some chocolate with you...
- Pablo Valle
Thanksgiving and Holiday Chocolates at Chocolat - Fredericksburg, Texas


Nov 22
21:14

Fredericksburg Texas Online

All the water that will ever be is, right now.
- National Geographic, October 1993


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.

texasfinewine.com

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014
Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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

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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