Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Services - CALL 866-427-8374
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Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
First Class Bed and Breakfast
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!
Silver Creek
First Friday Art Walk - Fredericksburg, Texas
hondo's gospel sunday
Torre di Pietra Winery
Fredericksburg Texas Wine Information
Fredericksburg Texas Convention and Visitor Bureau
Fredericksburg, Texas, Chamber of Commerce
Becker Vineyards
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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Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort
April 18, 2014 - April 20, 2014
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Horseshoe Bay Resort
200 Hi Circle N  Horseshoe Bay, Texas 78657
877-713-2022 | 830-598-8600
Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort
Second annual Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort to feature special shaped balloons, live music and more
Austin’s own Reckless Kelly to perform live after Saturday’s balloon glow finale at Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Jet Center

(HORSESHOE BAY, Texas) – More than 20 hot-air balloons from across America will converge at the second annual Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort on Easter weekend, April 18-20, at the AAA four-diamond Horseshoe Bay Resort. This year’s festival will feature new activities including: historic war plane flyovers, powered parachutes and award-winning live music.

Two special shaped balloons highlight this year’s balloon entries. Spunky the Flying Skunk and The Purple People Eater are two balloons sure to grab the crowd’s attention. Like last year, balloon glows will be held on both Friday and Saturday evenings of the festival.

Friday’s opening night festivities (open to resort overnight VIP package guests only) will include tethered hot-air balloon rides for all attendees, live music by Sauce the Band, and a BBQ dinner buffet.

Saturday’s festivities (open to the public) starts with a balloon ascension scheduled for 7:00 a.m. Powered parachute demonstrations and a WWII historic aircraft flyover highlight a busy Saturday morning schedule. Alamo Helicopters will provide helicopter rides throughout the day with wine tastings and an antique car show rounding out the day’s activities at the Horseshoe Bay Resort Jet Center.

Saturday evening will include skydivers, the Balloon glow grand finale and a concert by Austin’s own Reckless Kelly.

Tickets for Saturday’s festivities are $20 per adult. Children 12 and under are admitted free with parent (limit two children per accompanying parent). Public parking will be available at Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Summit Rock Golf Club with complimentary shuttles running to and from the festival entrance starting on Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m.

On Sunday, the festival will conclude with private balloon rides in the morning and a Gospel Brunch featuring Pamela Hart, live in concert, at the Palm D’Or Pavilion at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Festival VIP Packages start at $399 per room and include accommodations and access to all three days of the festival, including Friday night’s dinner and Easter Sunday’s gospel brunch. To book your reservations call 877-258-4512 or visit balloonsoverhsbresort.com.

Public tickets are available for Saturday only and can be purchased online at balloonsoverhsbresort.com.

Attendees are advised to book early as last year’s festival sold out.

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

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Happy Easter! Blessings on your FAMILY and FRIENDS!

Apr 20
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On EASTER SUNDAY...Let Your Light Shine!

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The FREDERICKSBURG EASTER FIRE TRADITION! Find out more at Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, and / or Fort Martin Scott Museum Association!


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Und auf geht's in die neue Runde! Bier, Bratwurst, Blues und Rock - let it shine tonight! Euch allen viel Spaß am Feuer!
Apr 20
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Go out and smell the flowers!


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To us, this has "Texas" written all over it -- families out enjoying Texas Bluebonnets. Taken at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area near Spicewood, Texas, on April 19, 2014, by Cate Biggs.
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Croatian Easter Eggs!

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Belarusian Easter Eggs

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British Easter Eggs!

Apr 20
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Happy Easter! Remember... some-bunny loves you!

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Wir wünschen Ihnen eine glückliche und gesegnete Ostern!
We wish you a happy and Blessed Easter!

Apr 20
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Torre Di Pietra Vineyards will be open on Easter Sunday (11am-6pm); take a picnic and enjoy the beautiful vines, WINE and wildflowers...don't forget your cameras!

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Make reservations for an August E's Easter Sunday Brunch from 11 am - 2 pm.


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Want to savor fresh Sea Bass for your Easter Eve treat? August E's is ready with this and other fresh, spring delicacies as we gear up for Easter.

Make reservations for an August E's Easter Sunday Brunch from 11 am - 2 pm. We will make it a delicious Easter to remember that even Mom and Grandmother get to relax and enjoy.

After serving you and your family, our staff will take the evening to enjoy some time with their family. We will not offer evening service just on this Easter Sunday evening.
Apr 20
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TEXAS Size! Happy Jack Rabbit Day!


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Now that's a Texas sized Easter bunny!!
Apr 20
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Wuensche Allen ein herrliches Osterfest! Thanks Akron German Family Society!


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Wir wünschen Ihnen eine glückliche und gesegnete Ostern!
We wish you a happy and Blessed Easter!
:)
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Muleshoe Bend - Spicewood, Tx | April 19, 2014
By Robin Paulsen Askelson


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BLUEBONNET PICTURES! If you have Bluebonnet pics, post them on THIS POST. Use the comment box and add the pic utilizing the little cameram icon, make sure to say where and when taken, thanks

This is Muleshoe Bend - Spicewood, Tx Taken yesterday
By Robin Paulsen Askelson — with Karen Crawford Troutt and 3 others.
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Texas Bluebonnet field at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area near Spicewood, Texas!


2014 Texas Bluebonnet Field of Dreams
We are declaring the Texas Bluebonnet field at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area near Spicewood, Texas, the 2014 Field of Dreams. Everything blue in the photo is bluebonnets, and yes, those black specks are people. Our photo doesn&#039;t do it justice. Photo by bluebonnetlove.com. — at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muleshoe-Bend-Recreation-Area/112176245535302?ref=stream" data-ft="&#123;&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;P&quot;&#125;" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=112176245535302&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%7D">Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area</a>.
We've declared the Texas Bluebonnet field(s) at LCRA's Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area near Spicewood, Texas, this year's Texas Bluebonnet Field of Dreams. The bluebonnets line the shoreline of Lake Travis for at least a mile, if not more, and at times continue as far as the eye can see. It is literally an ocean of blue. And since no one photo or video can do this field justice, we've created this album to contain its beauty as best as we mere humans can capture it. Enjoy!
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Just a scenic drive away!


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Muleshoe Bend near Spicewood is an amazing bluebonnet experience. Go soon and soak in the wonderful fragrance.
Apr 19
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TEXAS Backroad COW TRAIL! Lucky COWS!
Welgehausen, Back of the Rock! April 19, 2014

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April 19, 2014 - Welgehausen Road, behind the ROCK... TEXAS BLUE!

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!

Find out more >

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

www.pressroom.orbitz.com

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

Stagecoach Shuttle Service
Taxi & Transportation Service

Winery tours, shopping tours, transportation for weddings, reunions, and trips around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
830-385-7722

stagecoachtaxiandshuttle.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