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VERSARY ANNI 1978 - 2018


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n 1978, this was a much sleepier small town but the beginnings of a bustling tourism trade were underway. VERSARY ANNI That year, the owners of the local newspaper also recognized this and began publishing the Fredericksburg Standard Visitors Guide, which has morphed into what you are reading now. The newsprint publication that year covered local attractions and featured businesses which helped grow the tourism trade. In this edition, we showcase many of the attractions that make Fredericksburg special, along with a few businesses and individuals who have seen a lot of changes. We want this magazine to reflect the quality of brands carried by our sophisticated, savvy local businesses. And each year, this publication is recognized as one of the best magazine publications by the Texas Press Association. In these 40 years, we have easily sent out more than 2 million copies of our Visitors Guide, now called GoFredericksburg, all around the globe. People take them home, share them with friends and family. Today we print between 60,000 and 70,000 each run. Our Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau does a terrific job assisting visitors today, but well over 120,000 visitors still pick up our magazine each year, not to mention exposure to our social media promotions. It’s amazing to think what Fredericksburg might look like in another 40 years. We will bet people are still coming to enjoy the culture and good times offered here. Willkommen! 1978 - 2018

Ken Esten Cooke is editor and publisher at Fredericksburg Publishing Company and Fredericksburg Media Company. ken@fredericksburgstandard.com @kenestencooke

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EVENTS A Christmas Journey ......................... 42 Bestfest ................................................. 25 Community Tree Lighting .................. 31 Cowboy Gathering .............................. 26 Eisbahn .................................................. 34 Farmer’s Market ................................. 16 FISD Band Turkey Dinner .................. 52 Food and Wine Fest ............................ 18 Gem and Mineral Show ..................... 50 Homes Tour/Tannenbaum Ball ........ 32 Indian Artifact Show .......................... 22 Kinderfest ............................................. 38 LBJ Tree Lighting ................................ 46 Livestock Shows ................................. 48 Mesquite Art Festival ......................... 20 Nativity Display .................................... 36 Night Parade/AfterGlow .................... 40 Oktoberfest .......................................... 12 Peddler Show ...................................... 30 Santa Day Parade ............................... 35 Scholarship Fest ................................. 14 Singing Christmas Tree ..................... 44 Veterans Day Parade ......................... 28 Zweite Weihnachten ........................... 47

ATTRACTIONS Bat Tunnel ............................................ 117 Bike the Burg ....................................... 98 Breweries, Distilleries ......................132 Country Schools Trail ....................... 114 Enchanted Rock ....................................68 Fire Museum ........................................160 Fort Martin Scott ................................. 82 Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park ..92 LBJ National Historical Park ........... 112 LBJ State Park and Historic Site ... 105 Luckenbach ...........................................90 Nature Trails .......................................124 Pacific War Museum ........................... 74

& Go Fredericksburg Fall & Winter Visitors Guide — September 2018 Published by Fredericksburg Publishing Co. 712 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624 830-997-2155

Pioneer Museum ...............................108 Skatepark ............................................. 85 Texas Rangers Heritage Center ...... 78 The Preserve ....................................... 88 Walks/Runs ....................................... 100 Wildseed Farms .................................. 94 Wineries ..............................................120 Year-Round Walks ............................ 122 THE ARTS First Friday Art Walk ......................... 62 Fredericksburg Comm. Orchestra .. 57 Fredericksburg Music Club .............. 54 Fredericksburg Theater Company . 58 German Choirs .................................... 56 COMMUNITY Airport ................................................. 148 Hill Country Memorial Hospital ......140 Hill Country University Center ........146 Pioneer Memorial Library ...............136 Visitor Center ..................................... 150 HISTORY Cross Mountain ................................. 156 History of Fredericksburg .............. 158 Maibaum ............................................. 164 Pioneer Artists ...................................154 Street Signs .........................................162 Vereins Kirche ................................... 153 PEOPLE Charlie Kiehne ..................................... 15 Evelyn Weinheimer ............................. 23

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Calendar of events SEPTEMBER 22 ..................................................................................... Scholarship Fest 29-Nov. 2 ......................................................................... Archery Season

OCTOBER 4 ....................................................................................... Farmer’s Market 5 ............................................................................... First Friday Art Walk 5-7 ............................................................................................ Oktoberfest 11 ..................................................................................... Farmer’s Market 12-14 ...................................................................... Mesquite Art Festival 13-14 ....................................................................... Pacific Combat Zone 12-28 ............................................. FTC presents “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” 18 ..................................................................................... Farmer’s Market 20 ..................................................................................................... Bestfest 21 .................................... Music Club Concert — Texas Guitar Quartet 25 ..................................................................................... Farmer’s Market 27 ............................................................................... Food and Wine Fest 27 .............................................................................. Indian Artifact Show 27 ........................................................................................... Bike the Burg 31 ........................................................ FTC Freddyburg Haunted House

NOVEMBER 1 ....................................................................................... Farmer’s Market 2 ............................................................................... First Friday Art Walk 3-4 ............. FTC presents Jaston Williams in ‘Clear to Partly Crazy’ 3-Jan. 6 ........................................................................... Hunting Season 8 ....................................................................................... Farmer’s Market 8-10 .............................................................................. Cowboy Gathering 10 ................................................................ Fort Martin Scott Treaty Day 9-11 ............................................................ Die Künstler Art Show, Sale 11 ...Veterans Day program at National Museum of the Pacific War 11 ............................................................................. Veterans Day Parade 15 ..................................................................................... Farmer’s Market 17-18 ....................................................................... Pacific Combat Zone 18 .............................. Music Club Concert featuring Rodica & Friends 23 ....................................................................... Christmas Tree Lighting 23-25 ................................................................................... Peddler Show 23-Jan. 6 ........................................................................................ Eisbahn 24 ................................... Holiday Cookie Decorating - LBJ State Park

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DECEMBER 1 ................................... Christmas Home Tour and Christmas Market 1 ..................................................................................... Santa Day Parade 2 .................... FTC hosts ‘Joyeaux Noel: Christmas with Willow City’ 7 ... Pearl Harbor observance, National Museum of the Pacific War 7 ............................................................................... First Friday Art Walk 7 .............................................. Christmas Night Parade and AfterGlow 7-9 ........................................................... Nativity Display at Holy Ghost 8 .................................................................................................. Kinderfest 14-15 ......................................................... Bethany Christmas Journey 14-23 .................................................... FTC present ‘The Wonderettes’ 14 ................................................................................... Tannenbaum Ball 14-15 .................................................................. FCO Christmas Concert 15-16 .................................................................. Singing Christmas Tree 16 ................................................................................... LBJ Tree Lighting 26 .............................................................................. Zweite Weihnachten 26 ...................................................... Pioneer Museum Candelight Tour

JANUARY 4 ............................................................................... First Friday Art Walk 10-12 ................................ 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction 19-20 .................................................................. Gem and Mineral Show 20 ........ Music Club Concert featuring Windsync Woodwind Quintet 26 .............................................................................. Indian Artifact Show

FEBRUARY 1 ............................................................................... First Friday Art Walk 3 .............................................Fredericksburg ISD Band Turkey Dinner 15-March 3 ..................................... ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at FTC 17 ...................................Music Club Concert featuring Trinity Singers

MARCH 1 ............................................................................... First Friday Art Walk 11-16 .................................................... Pioneer Museum Spring Break 15 .................................................. FTC presents ‘The Hideout Theatre’ 24 .................... Music Club Concert featuring Rastrelli: Cello Quartet 30 .............................................................................. Indian Artifact Show


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Tuba and euphonium players will help open Oktoberfest with the OkTubaFest on Oct. 5, from 5:45-6:15 p.m. just inside the front gate. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Revelers will line up on Main Street in front of Marktplatz for the 9th annual Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance on Saturday, Oct. 6. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Oktoberfest takes place Oct. 5-7 at Marktplatz.

Oompah + Gemütlichkeit = Oktoberfest celebration Three days of singing, toasting, dancing and gemütlichkeit will be featured at the 38th Oktoberfest Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7. Sponsored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance (PCAA), the family-oriented German event will take place at Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg. The event is again expected to attract 1,400 volunteers and approximately 25,000 visitors. “I’m looking forward to all the camaraderie shared by all, the excitement and the gemütlichkeit,” said Debbie Farquhar, event producer. “It’s an amazing family festival.” Special events • OkTubaFest on Friday afternoon, Oct. 5. All tuba and euphonium players are invited to participate. The group will play from 5:45-6:15 p.m. just inside the front gate. • Meet the Shiner (Spoetzl Brewery) brew master at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5.

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• Welcome to the Leinie Side. Meet one of the Leinenkugel’s founders at 7 p.m. on Friday. • Hauptstrasse (Main Street) Chicken Dance on Saturday, Oct. 6. Registration at 9 a.m. and dancing at 9:30 a.m. There are prizes for the first 380 to register. • Samuel Adams Stein Hoist at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Hours: Friday — 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday — 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $8 for adults $1 for children 7-12 Free for children 6 and under. Two-day passes — $14 Three-day passes — $18 Advance tickets available at www.oktoberfestinfbg.com

• Domino Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 7, in the Strassen Zelt. Registration begins at noon and the tournament begins at 1 p.m. Prizes will be given for the first-, second- and third-place teams. • Lederhosen Contest at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. Entertainment Four covered stages will host a continuous parade of entertainers. The focus is the German favorites of oompah, polka, and waltzing, with a Lederhosen and Stein Hoist contest, and plenty of opportunities for dancing, including the “Chicken Dance.” Bands scheduled to perform this year include Oma and The Oompahs, Arion Maennerchor, Comal Community Band, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Austin Polka Band, German Schuhplattlers, Seven Dutchmen, Walburg Boys, Polkamatics, Boerne Village Band and Boerne Village Ensemble.


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Volunteers will again feature over 50 varieties of German, American, Texan and other imported beers to Oktoberfest visitors.

The music at Oktoberfest keeps attendees on their feet throughout the three-day weekend. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Also, the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir, Cloverleaf Orchestra, Czech Melody Masters, Czechaholics, Czech and Then Some, Chris Rybak, Swingin’ Dutchmen, Off The Grid, Tubameisters, Fredericksburg Filharmonic, Akkordion Klub of Fredericksburg, Yodel Blitz, ReedMeisters, Mario’s Accordion, Herschel Moody, Shirley Johnson and Beer and Hymns with Exit 505.

Continuous entertainment will be provided on four covered stages throughout the Oktoberfest weekend.

The reigning Prince and Princess of Po.L.K.ofA. Texas Chapter 1 shared a kiss while dancing at last year’s Oktoberfest celebration. This year’s familyfriendly German event is scheduled Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7.

And more… • Shopping: Over 0 uried artisans from across the state will fill two tents with their best arts and collectibles. • Art: A select group of Hill Country artists will be selling their art to the public. • Food: An array of German and American food will be offered by over a dozen vendors. • Drinks: Over 0 varieties of German, American, Texan and other imported beers will be offered. • Children’s area: oungsters can bungee ump, slide or try their hand at three hi-strikers. There will also be other games and activities, including a stilt-walker, magician and face painter.

the celebration. Parking will be available at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Hours are from :30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Oct. and from :30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Oct. 6. The cost is per person day for adults and free for children eight and under. Park and ride tickets are available for advance purchase on the Oktoberfest website until Oct. .

Park and ride Oktoberfest visitors can take advantage of a park and ride all three days of

About Since its inception in 1 1, Oktoberfest has been presented by the

PCAA. Community volunteers provide the labor, and all Oktoberfest proceeds are used for student scholarships, gifts and grants, the summer Marktplatz Concert Series and to support the local arts. Oktoberfest makes it possible for us to have 1 local students studying the arts this year,” Farquhar said. “We provide scholarships to help pay for their education. It also enables us to support local arts program. For more information on Oktoberfest call 30 7 10 or visit www.oktoberfestinfbg.com. Fall&Winter2018 |

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‘College Tailgating’ theme for Scholarship Fest

“College Tailgating” is the theme for the 22nd annual Scholarship Fest on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Gates open at 3 p.m. for an afternoon and evening that includes appetizers, a dinner, games, silent and live auctions and a prize drawing for thousands of dollars in prizes donated by businesses and individuals. Monies raised from the event go toward the sponsoring Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association’s scholarship program. Since 1991, the fair association has awarded scholarships to 685 students totaling $384,100. Tickets are $20, and are being sold in the office at the fair grounds, at locations around the county and at the gate on the night of the event. For dinner, a barbecue meal with all the trimmings will be served. Thousands of dollars in prizes and auction items will be available, including guns, hunting and fishing equip-

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ment, jewelry, gift certificates, gift baskets and more. Prize drawing tickets are being sold in advance and will also be sold at the event. Winners need not be present to collect their prizes. Along with the prize drawing will be a live auction featuring cakes baked and decorated by the 2018 Gillespie County Fair Queen and Duchesses as well as other items. For more information, visit www.gillespiefair.net or call 830-997-2359.

A variety of appetizers in keeping with the “College Tailgating” theme will again be offered at Scholarship Fest. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

One of the many highlights of the annual Scholarship Fest is the spirited bidding during a live auction for cakes baked and decorated by the fair queen’s court. The 22nd annual Scholarship Fest will be held Sept. 22 at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. — Standard-Radio Post file photo


VERSARY ANNI 1978 - 2018

By McKenzie Moellering Easter Bunny. City Councilman. Real Estate Agent. These are just some of the identifiers of life-long resident Charlie Kiehne. Born in raised in Fredericksburg, Kiehne had an opportunity to move to Houston but turned it down and returned to the Hill Country. “I had never seen so many unhappy people driving to work and so I moved home,” he said. “I never looked back over my shoulder and thought I should have moved to Houston.” Kiehne and his wife, Jeanne, raised three kids who all attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Fredericksburg High School. After working in construction, Charlie had the opportunity to take ownership of the Exxon gas station that once stood on the southwest corner of Main and Washington streets. During his 24 years in the service industry, Kiehne met and interacted with a variety of people from all over the world. “I can honestly say, more often than not, I met some of the nicest people around,” Kiehne said. In 2000, Kiehne earned his real estate license and, with his knowledge of Fredericksburg, he is able to share stories and sell houses to those looking to grow their family or retire. “I’m a firm believer in what you give to the community, it is going to give back to you, and I try to get involved as much as I can,” he said. Kiehne has served on the parish board at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, was a member of the Fredericksburg Independent School District Board of Trustees, a Justice of Peace, ran for Gillespie County Commissioner and is currently in his second term as a member of the Fredericksburg City Council. “People always ask me why I do all this and I truly believe there are good things happening around here,” he said. Kiehne prides himself in making the best, informed decision for everyone. “When a decision is made, I sometimes am not in the majority,” he said. “But after the vote is taken, I am always going to support the decision.” On a less serious note, Kiehne can be seen around town promoting events and holidays in some costumes. He sports everything from St. Patrick, to Uncle Sam, to Santa Claus, and his most recent addition, a horse jockey. “I just love life and I want to be a happy face everywhere I go,” he said. “I think it’s important to live a good life and have fun.” Kiehne also uses this as a way to connect. “I think everyone should wear a name badge and should take some time to stop and visit with each other,” he said. “I hope that I can continue to spread happy wherever I go.”

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Charlie Kiehne can be seen around town wearing one for his various costumes just to help put a smile on someone’s face. — Standard-Radio Post/ McKenzie Moellering

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Fall Farmer’s Market features fresh foods

The Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market (FFM) begins its fall season of bringing locally grown and produced foods to downtown Fredericksburg on Thursday, Oct. 4. The market will be celebrating their 11th year of operation. Every Thursday until Nov. 15, from 4-7 p.m. (or until dark), shoppers can meet farmers while shopping for fresh produce on the grounds of Pioneer Museum. The producer/grower market consists of farmers, ranchers and wineries located within the geographic neighborhood of Gillespie and adjacent counties, offering a wide variety of tomatoes, vegetables, peaches, blackberries and other fruits, meats, goat cheese, eggs, Gulf seafood, baked goods, wine, lavender and more. Shoppers are invited to come for the food and stay for the family-friendly party atmosphere where they can purchase meals and snacks while listening to live music. Pizza baked in a wood burning oven, soups, salads, sliders and pastries are all made with local ingredients and can be enjoyed picnic-style. Wine from local wineries can be purchased by the glass or bottle and non-alcoholic iced beverages are also served. New to the fall market will be creative foods from Nury’s

People of all ages enjoy the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market with fruits, vegetables and much more from area vendors. Pizzas, salads, wines, olive oils and lavender products also are sold. The event continues each Thursday at the grounds of the Pioneer Museum through Nov. 15. — Standard-Radio Post photo and locally made vinegars. At the Chef’s Corner, visitors will find free samples prepared by local chefs using ingredients from the market. Chefs and volunteers are happy to “talk shop” and answer questions about how to cook the dish being sampled.

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An assortment of foods like desserts, jellies and cheeses will be served at the festival. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Festival-goers are able to sample wines from 23 Texas wineries and beers from six breweries. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Celebrating Texas’ best Fredericksburg Food, Wine Fest Oct. 27 features wineries, guest chefs, specialty booths Featuring the best of Texas wines and beers is one of the goals of the annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest on Saturday, Oct. 27. “Culinary tourism continues to grow in popularity, and our fest offers a great ‘one-stop’ experience,” a spokesperson for the fest said. “The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest features the best of Texas wines, food and entertainment. Texas specialty booths and Texas wineries vie for attention from discriminating gourmets and oeno-

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philes, as well as novice ‘foodies’.” The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest opens at noon Saturday and continues until 7 p.m. General admission is $25 for adults, $5 for those under 21, and free for children under 12. The $25 admission includes one souvenir fest glass, six sampling tickets (which can be used for three twoounce sample pours or one glass of wine), and Texas specialty booths, Texas wineries, a silent auction, entertainment, food court and the

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Felix Truvere & The O pen Road Band from 7 - 1 1 pm

Great Gargantuan Grape Toss. All fest activities are located on Fredericksburg’s downtown Marktplatz (Market Square). Twenty-three Texas wineries will be on hand pouring over 100 types of wine. Guests will also have an opportunity to visit with some of the wine makers. Wineries participating in this year’s festival include Barons Creek Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, Blue Lotus Winery, Chisholm Trail Winery, Cicada Cellars, Fall Creek

Drawings for other Great Outdoors and Hunting Prizes will be held.

Mule and Gun Tickets will be sold at: Arrowhead Bank, Builders FirstSource and Stroeher & Olfers Winners must pass all required federal firearms regulations and background checks. Only the winning ticket owner or their parent/guardian may receive the gun.

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EVENTS Vineyards, Fawncrest Vineyard, Flat Creek Estate, Fredericksburg Winery, Georgetown Winery, Grape Creek Vineyard, Haak Vineyards, Hye Meadow Winery, Kfire Winery & Vineyard, Llano Estacado, Lost Draw Winery, McPherson Cellars, Messina Hof Winery, O’Farrell Country Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyards, Texas Mead Works, Thirsty Mule Winery, and Zero 815 Winery. The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest also will have a selection of Texas craft beers from Real Ale, Karbach, Altstadt, Rahr & Son, Shiner, and Pedernales Brewing. A variety of Texas-made products will be available for sampling and purchase, as well. Attendees should expect to see lavender products, salsas, jams and jellies, candies, seasonings, cheese, olive oils, beef and lamb, items made from used wine barrels and hand-painted glasses, among many other great selections. “Our ever-popular Grape Expectations Cooking School starts Saturday at noon, showcasing four Texas

The Great Gargantuan Grape Toss is a fun-filled annual event at the Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest. — Standard-Radio Post file photo chefs,” the spokeman said. The Texas chefs participating are Chef Steve Sommers, Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods; Chef/ Owner Ross Burtwell, Cabernet Grill; Pastry Chef Lois Rodriguez; Chef James Manzon, Otto’s, Fredericksburg. Seating at the cooking school is limited to the first 150 persons. Cost is $50 per person for all four sessions and admission into the fest. A new feature added last year was Twenty-Five at Five.

Harper artist Jan Miller created the 2018 poster art and will be at the fest to sign posters. Her original artwork will be one of the items offered in the silent auction. Live entertainment will include Texas artists Hit & Run, Zydeco Blanco, El Tule and Josh Dodds. Those interested in the annual Go Texan! Dinner Thursday, Oct. 25 at Messina Hof Hill Country, catered by Chef Bryan Gillenwater, Bryan’s On 290, Johnson City; Friday’s Celebration of Texas Wine & Food at Becker Vineyards with food by Feast & Merriment of Stonewall; and the Saturday Patron Party on Marktplatz, catered by Delicious Details, may purchase tickets online. Sponsors include the City of Fredericksburg, Real Estate Advisory Team, Gästehaus Schmidt Reservation Service, Clear River Pecan Company, Security State Bank & Trust, Atmos Energy, and H-E-B. For more information, call 830997-8515, or visit www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com. Proceeds from the fest go toward the continued upkeep of Marktplatz.

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Mesquite Art Fest offers ‘best’ The 2018 Texas Mesquite Arts Festival, set for Oct. 12-14, will feature some of the best mesquite woodwork the state has to offer. The Texas Mesquite Arts Festival, held at Marktplatz, is free and open to the public. Hours are from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Items are available for purchase, with food and drink sold on the grounds. Juried artists from around Texas and beyond will gather on Marktplatz for the three-day celebration of the “exquisite and attractive mesquite.” The festival, like mesquite wood itself, has come a long way since the first event in 1992. Fourteen mesquite woodworkers gathered then for a seminar. According to Al Carr, they weren’t the only ones showing interest in mesquite. At the Mesquite Arts Festival,

Visitors can find any number of mesquite-crafted items for sale at the Mesquite Arts Festival, set for Oct. 12-14 at Marktplatz. Furniture, gun racks and more are available at the festival. — Standard-Radio Post file photo visitors will find items ranging from large furniture pieces such as beds, dressers and chairs made entirely from mesquite, to unique craft and gift items such as turned lamps, scroll work, pen and pencil sets, Christmas tree ornaments,

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Collectors pow-wow here for Indian Artifact Show

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Fun for the whole family, arrows and other Native American artifacts will be on display at the Fredericksburg Indian Artifact Show. The fall show is scheduled for Oct. 27. — Standard-Radio Post file photo will be available to purchase from Buzzie’s Barbecue in Kerrville.

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Preserving History By Erika Vela Pioneer Museum draws thousands of visitors each year to discover more about Fredericksburg’s history and its culture. Evelyn Weinheimer, Pioneer Museum archivist and tour coordinator, is one of many who provide Texas hospitality to the museum’s many visitors. Weinheimer, a Fredericksburg native, has devoted her life to education and preserving the history of Texas’ German culture. “About the time I was retiring from my 30-year teaching career, I was thinking that I had to find something more to do,” Weinheimer said. “I feel our purpose is always to give back to life what we have been given. That’s when I started volunteering with the Gillespie County Historical Society.” Ultimately, her volunteering led her to sort and archive thousands of artifacts housed by the GCHS. The GCHS has been collecting artifacts since 1935, most of which were donated by early families and citizens of Fredericksburg. Donations are received by GCHS daily. Weinheimer coordinates all large group tours that include an elaborate historical experience complete with an authentic German meal per request. “I am here to answer the general public’s questions about local history, family history and genealogy,” Weinheimer said. “I love to see the museum guest book filled with pages of people from all over the country and the world.” Weinheimer can trace her roots all the way back to the mid-1800s when the first settlers arrived in Fredericksburg. Besides old newspapers, photos, clothing and other artifacts at the museum, Weinheimer says her favorite exhibit is the kitchen in the log cabin. “It is so unique to see every item that’s there in that one room. That was their kitchen, their dining room and washroom. All of those little items were used by a family on a daily basis; it was the hub of a family,” Weinheimer said. Weinheimer says a historian’s work never ends and enjoys looking for more. She encourages visitors to visit her and the museum to have all their biggest questions about Fredericksburg answered. “We tell those stories of Fredericksburg and why they came from Germany and how,” Weinheimer said. “Our exhibits tell those hardships they experienced and daily life. The museum provides visitors with a strong feel for that.”

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Sausage, beer, music = Bestfest Knights of Columbus Council 9765 will host its ninth annual Bestfest on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Marktplatz. “It’s hard to believe that this will be our ninth year of Bestfest. We feel like it has gotten a little better each year we’ve done it, and we’re hoping for good weather again so this year will be no different,” said event chairman John Eilers. “We still think our combination of great Texas sausage with some of the best craft beers around makes for a pretty unique event,” Eilers said, adding, “and we’re really proud that the it is a day that families can enjoy together.” Beginning at 11 a.m., the entry fee purchases all the sausage, sauerkraut and German potatoes individuals can eat. Tea and other drinks will be available for purchase including beer, water, soft drinks and wine. A selection of craft beers will be available for purchase, giving those attending the opportunity to find their favorite beer to go along with the sausage of their choice. The event features sausage products from Opa’s Smoked Meats of Fredericksburg, Slovacek Sausage and Kiolbassa and beer offerings from breweries including Altstadt Brewery, Real Ale Brewing Company, St. Arnold’s Brewing Company and Spoetzel Brewing Company. Live polka music will be provided throughout the afternoon by Dutch Treat and Fritz Hodde and The Fabulous Six. “We’re having back Felix Truvere and the Open Road Band, one of San Antonio’s best bands,” Eilers said. “Felix and his guys do a great job of getting people out on the dance floor, and we felt like everyone really enjoys his performances.” Activities for kids will include pumpkin painting, piñatas and other games. With the opening of deer hunting season bookending the month of October, Bestfest-goers will have a number of opportunities to win hunting-related prizes, including the night’s final drawing for a 2018

A variety of sausages will be on the menu when the Knights of Columbus Council 9765 hosts its annual Bestfest celebration on Saturday, Oct. 20, on Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Lucky ticket holders have a chance to win a variety of prizes at the ninth annual Bestfest celebration Oct. 20 at Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post file photo ADMISSION $10 for everyone over age 14 $5 for kids 13 and under Free for kids under 5 ntry fee urc ases all t e sausa e sauerkraut and German potatoes individuals can eat. Youngsters can put their creative skills to the test with pumpkin painting at the annual Bestfest on Saturday, Oct. 20. — Standard-Radio Post file photo 4x4 Kawasaki mule. The event also includes a “21-Gun Salute” in which a selection of at least 21 shotguns, rifles and handguns will be given away. Tickets for these items are $20 and are already available for purchase at Builder’s FirstChoice. If tickets remain, the tickets will also be available for purchase on the day of the event. There will also be drawings for other outdoor and hunting-related items. Proceeds from Bestfest are used for charitable giving of Knights of Columbus Council 9765.

For more information, visit www.kcbestfest. com Since the inception of Bestfest, the council has allocated money to help sponsor various local organizations including Habitat for Humanity, the Hill Country Community Needs Council, the Golden Hub Senior Citizens Center, Fredericksburg Academic Boosters, Fredericksburg Food Pantry, the Boys & Girls Club of the Texas Hill Country, St. Vincent De Paul, New Horizons and the Nebo Wounded Warrior Project. They have also donated to St. Mary’s Church ministries such as the Gabriel Project, St. Mary’s School and Adopt-A-Family Christmas programs. The council has also sent money to Covenant House and provided scholarships for college-bound Gillespie County students. In addition, the council also supports a number of young men in priestly formation and the religious life as well as college Catholic center ministries. Fall&Winter2018 |

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Cowboy Gathering: Song, story, poetry, art Tickets on sale for first annual Hill Country event

The First Annual Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering will be held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10, at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater in Fredericksburg. The “Gathering” will showcase the talents of Amy Hale Auker, Mike Blakely, Cowboy Celtic, Dom Flemons, Pipp Gillette, Andy Hedges, Waddie Mitchell, Joel Nelson, Randy Rieman and Trinity Seely, in a three-day celebration of song, story, poetry and art. These artists are nationally known with some being recognized for their talent worldwide, organizers said. The Gathering kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium. Hosted by Joel Nelson, Randy Rieman will present the letters of Charlie Russell, the world-famous cowboy artist. This evening will be free to all area students and by donation from adults. Scholarship The Gathering will fund a scholarship program to reward them for their efforts going forward, she added. This year, to introduce the youth writing competition, members of 10 local 4-H chapters have been invited to enter the Carlos Ashley

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TICKETS Tickets can be purchased at the Fredericksburg Theater Co. box office, 1668 U.S. 87 South, or by calling (888) 669-7114 or (830) 997-4588. All-access passes are $125, and include reserved seating to all performances. Friday and Saturday evening performance tickets are $35 each. Andy Hedges, songster and storyteller, will bring his talents to the First Annual Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering Nov. 8-10. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Memorial Award Competition for Poetry and Short Story. With the themes Classic Cowboy, Western Culture and Farm and Ranch Life, first, second, and third place trophy awards for Poetry and Short Story will be awarded for the Junior Division (grades 6-8) and Senior Division (grades 9-12). The award is named for Carlos Ashley, a fourth-generation Texas Hill Country rancher who served as Texas Poet Laureate, 1949-1951.

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A centennial commemoration Veterans Day Parade will honor heroes from 100 years The World War I Centennial Commemoration Veterans Day Parade will be held Sunday, Nov. 11 down Fredericksburg’s Main Street and it promises to be a patriotic affair. The day will begin at 11 a.m. with “Bells of Peace” ringing of church bells across Gillespie County for one minute. That will mark the “11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918,” the Armistice which ended The Great War. A wreath-laying will follow at the Gillespie County Courthouse, 101 W. Main St., to remember the names of the 15 local WWI service members killed in action. A separate Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the National Museum of the Pacific War. The parade will feature entries with re-enactors of the WWI era, a descendants’ of WWI KIA or veter-

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Peddler Show back for shopping weekend

The Peddler Show visits Fredericksburg for the second time this year on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 23-25, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Three buildings are set to be filled with designers, craftsmen, creators and artisans on Thanksgiving weekend. Shoppers will have opportunities to get Christmas gifts, clothing, home décor and more throughout the weekend. Show hours are from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. Admission is $7 for adults and children age 12 and under are free. One admission is good for the entire weekend. Parking will be free. Those wanting a sneak peek can take advantage of a special hour from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, November 23 for at $10 admission fee. More information about the Peddler Show can be found online at www.peddlershow. com.

Peddlers can do more than just shop, but also witness woodcrafts being made, product demonstrations and sample foods. — Standard-Radio Post photo

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Community to welcome holiday season with tree lighting event A mix of German Christmas traditions and Texan hospitality will welcome the holiday season in Fredericksburg at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. In partnership with the City of Fredericksburg, the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau will begin the season with the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and German Christmas Pyramid. The festivities will begin in front of the Vereins Kirche with live entertainment throughout the evening. The lighting ceremony and countdown will take place at 7 p.m. Following the lighting ceremony, the entertainment will continue with more holiday favorites as Santa makes his way to the Oktoberfest Halle at Marktplatz where free cookies, hot chocolate and bottled water will be available. Children are invited to take free photos with Santa (bring own camera or phone), and groups are encouraged to take photos at the holiday selfie station, also at the Oktoberfest Halle. In case of inclement weather, all activities will be relocated under the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz. Lighting ceremony attendees can also enjoy the outdoor ice skating until 10 p.m. at Eisbahn in the Kinderhalle Pavilion at Marktplatz (for a fee). “In a community where the holiday traditions of its German heritage are evident, the German holiday spirit is most apparent with Fredericksburg’s 26-foot tall wooden German Christmas Pyramid that was hand-crafted in Germany in 2009 specifically for Fredericksburg,” a spokesman said. “Considered staples in German holiday decorating, Christmas pyramids are wooden carousel-like structures (normally table-top size) that have several levels depicting Christmas motifs, such as angels and manger scenes” Fredericksburg’s Community

Crowds gather at Marktplatz for an evening celebrating the start of the holiday season with the community Christmas tree lighting. Santa and Mrs. Claus get help lighting the giant Christmas tree at Marktplatz from Ernie Loeffler, president and CEO of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau. This year’s Tree Lighting will take place Nov. 23. — Standard-Radio Post file photos Christmas Tree, also part of the lighting ceremony, stands 30 feet tall and is decorated with handcrafted ornaments donated by Hill Country artisans. The Christmas tree and

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EVENTS Seven homes decorated for the season will be featured as part of the 61st Annual Christmas Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. The tour benefits the Gillespie County Historical Society/Pioneer Museum. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Unique gift items can be found at the Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Gillespie County Historical Society’s sanctuary. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

GCHS to host homes tour, Tannenbaum Ball Two events filled with Christmas season fun will be offered in December by the Gillespie County Historical Society/Pioneer Museum. The 61st Annual Christmas Home Tour and Market will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, and the Tannenbaum Ball will follow on Friday, Dec. 14. Both annual events are fundraisers for the Gillespie County Historical Society/Pioneer Museum. Christmas Home Tour and Market The 61st Annual Christmas Home Tour and Market takes place on Saturday, Dec 1. A new feature this year is the addition of a Market Preview Party on Friday, Nov 30. The Home Tour is a self-guided tour of seven homes decorated for the season. Homes will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are limited and will be $30. The price of each admission includes a printed guide and entry into the market. Tickets are available at Pioneer Museum or online at www.pioneermuseum.net. (After Nov. 26, prices will be $35.) As the event date nears, a full list of homes will be detailed on the museum’s website. The Christmas Market provides unique gift items at the historic Gillespie County Historical Society’s sanctuary at 312 West San Antonio Street the same day of the tour from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The market is sponsored again by Fickle International, LLC. The Market Preview Party is on Friday, Nov. 30 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are limited. They are $35 for the opportunity to be the first to shop the market while enjoying

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Dinner, music, live and silent auctions and more will be featured at the Tannenbaum Ball on Friday, Dec. 14. — Photo courtesy Tiffany Hartmann/Fire Rock Photography

hors d’oeuvres, champagne and entertainment. This event is sponsored by McLane Ford of Fredericksburg. Tickets are available online at pioneermuseum.net. Cousins Maine Lobster food truck will be present on the museum grounds again. Proceeds will benefit the market. Tannenbaum Ball The 11th Annual Tannenbaum Ball is the Pioneer Museum’s other major holiday event. It is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the St. Mary’s Holy Family Center. Catering will be a three-course dinner by August E’s. A live band will provide dance music, and the event includes live and silent auctions. Tickets are $175 before Dec. 9 and $200 up to the day before the event. More information is available by calling 830-990-8441.


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Eisbahn to return to Marktplatz Thanksgiving brings the annual return of ice skating to Fredericksburg. The yearly Eisbahn, run by Heritage School volunteers, is set for Marktplatz late in November. Mobile cooling coils convert a downtown pavilion on the city’s square into a slippery, icy oval in spite of Texas’ well-known mild and oftentimes sunny winters. “Eisbahn” will return for its 13th season on Marktplatz from Thanksgiving weekend through the first weekend of January. With opening day set the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, Nov. 23, hours will vary throughout the season. The rink is open from 4-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday during school weeks, 4-10 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays. Sunday hours are 1-8 p.m. Eisbahn hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Dec. 26-30, and Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 1-5. Eisbahn is open on New Year’s Eve, with scheduled hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If enough workers are available, the rink will stay open until midnight that night. The hours for the final day of Eisbahn are 1-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. The rink may be reserved for private parties any time it is not open to the public. Ticket prices will increase this

passes as gifts or stocking stuffers. Prospective skaters should call Kathy Ferriere at (830) 7337996 if temperatures drop below 30 degrees to make sure Eisbahn is still open. More information on this year’s Eisbahn event is available at www.heritageschool. org/eisbahn. Eisbahn Skating Rink Schedule

Father and daughter can glide across the ice when Eisbahn comes to town. Held by Heritage School at Marktplatz, Eisbahn operates from Thanksgiving weekend to the first week of January. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

season to help with the purchase of new skates. A full day, come-and-go pass is $15, or $10 every Tuesday of the season. Concessions, such as hot chocolate, pizza and candy, may be bought near the rink. Seating is available for those who would prefer to watch people skate rather than brave the slippery ice themselves. Gift buyers are encouraged to consider skate

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Santa asks each in kid in line what he or she wants for Christmas, before giving the children a bag of holiday treats. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Santa Claus comes to town for his annual Santa Day Parade visit. After the long ride from the North Pole, Santa will be giving his reindeer a rest and instead, will ride through downtown on a Fredericksburg Fire Department fire engine Saturday morning. Dec. 1. The annual Santa Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. and will take Old Saint Nick down Main Street before heading back to the gazebo on the Gillespie County Courthouse Square. There, he will visit with children to find out what they really want to find under the Christmas tree this year. While visiting with Santa, each child will receive a free bag of holiday goodies. The annual event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees. Updates on the event can be found on the Fredericksburg Jaycees Facebook page.

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Holy Ghost to mark ‘reason for season’ with nativity displays

An invitation is extended to the public to visit the nativity display Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9, in the Fellowship Hall of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Celebrating the “reason for the season,” Holy Ghost Lutheran Church will again host a display of hundreds of nativity sets, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9. Hours are from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7; from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Dec. 9. The displays will be set up in the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. The nativity sets belong to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church members and friends and come from all over the world, some are homemade by loved ones, others are special gifts and vacation purchases, while others are memorable family heirlooms handed down through the generations. There is no charge to view the nativity sets. Complimentary cookies, punch, coffee and hot chocolate will be available.

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Kinderfest celebrates German tradition at Pioneer Museum Kinderfest, a traditional German Christmas celebration for children hosted by Pioneer Museum will be offered starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Kinderfest will take place on the museum grounds in the historic sanctuary and social hall. Children are invited to bring their own stocking, but museum staff will have extras available for those who need one. The program consists of a storybook reading, singing songs, and working on a Christmas craft. During this time, Santa and his elves will leave treats in each stocking. In the German Christmas tradition, good children receive nuts, fruit and candy in their stockings while naughty children find a switch or

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A program that includes singing songs, a story and Christmas craft will be offered as part of Kinderfest at Pioneer Museum on Saturday, Dec. 8. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Parade lights up Main Street

Fredericksburg will celebrate the holiday season with its annual Light the Night Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The parade will wind its way up and down Main Street and is again expected to feature more than 130 entries including bands, floats, animals and more. Reserved bleacher seating is available for the parade, and offers the first chance to see the entries as they roll by. The cost per reserved and designated bleacher seat with access to the adjacent restroom and hand-washing station, is $16. Tickets may be purchased for those seats in advance from the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce at 997-5000 or by visiting www.lightthenightchristmasparade.com. Entries are also being taken for the parade. Forms can be found at www. lightthenightchristmasparade.com The parade will take place rain or shine (no refunds on bleacher seats). The entire parade route along Main Street between Washington and Edison Streets is available for free seating on a first come-first serve basis. Attendees should bring folding chairs and blankets. As in the past, the first 30 minutes of the parade will be broadcast live on CBS Austin (KEYE). AfterGlow Also, on Friday, Dec. 7, the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce will host the “After Glow” celebration from 3-9 p.m. on Marktplatz.

Local non-profits will again have the opportunity to share their stories and missions with visitors as part of the Holiday Sharing Village on Marktplatz on Friday, Dec. 7. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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More than 130 entries are expected for the Light the Night Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 7. — Standard-Radio Post file photo The event will include food, local wines, holiday shopping and family entertainment. There is no charge to the public.

Santa and Mrs. Claus Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures following the parade from 8-10 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in Fredericksburg to take part in the Light the Night Christmas Parade on Dec. 7. — StandardRadio Post file photo


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The Fredericksburg High School Band is a colorful entry in the Night Parade, slated this year for Friday, Dec. 7. — Standard-Radio Post file photo They will be taking pictures in their sleigh on Marktplatz . There will also be a children’s activity area.

Entries that include colorful dancers, floats, cars, bands and more will again make their way along Main Street for the Light the Night Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 7. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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‘A Christmas Journey’ drive-through nativity scheduled Dec. 14-15

Bethany Lutheran Church will once again host its holiday event, “A Christmas Journey,” from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, Dec. 14-15. “A Christmas Journey” tells the Christmas story in a drive-through setting located along Town Creek, behind the church. The 10-minute drive-through presentation features special lighting, music and effects, live characters, animals, and professionally hand-painted props. Scenes include the prophet foretelling the birth of Christ, the annunciation of the angel to Mary, the decree of Caesar, the journey to Bethlehem, the innkeeper denying lodging, the angels proclaiming his birth to the shepherds, the manger scene, the presentation of the child to Simeon and the journey of the Magi. From 6-8:30 p.m. both nights, cars will be greeted by volunteers who will cover their headlights and then guide them to the tour’s start. Cars will initially line up on Schubert Street, turn right onto Adams Street and then take another right into Bethany Lutheran Church’s back parking lot. Cars then follow the lighted pathway through the Journey. People on both sides of the vehicle will be treated to an excellent view, according to the Rev. Casey Zesch, pastor at Bethany Lutheran. Those who don’t want to drive through the nativity in their own vehicles may experience it by riding on one of the church’s trailer rides, located at the entrance, Zesch said. People may also board the Bethany bus which stops in front of Marktplatz on Main Street. While there is no admission charge to the event, some people insist on giving donations, which the church then will give to the Fredericksburg Food Pantry, according to the pastor. Joseph and Mary are seen adoring Jesus in the manger with the angel standing above in a scene from “A Christmas Journey” at Bethany Lutheran Church. The drive-through event will take place behind the church on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Singing Christmas Tree comes alive Fun and festive Christmas music sung by a 65-person choir on a giant lighted Christmas tree will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16 on the grounds of Pioneer Museum. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved into the Gillespie County Historical Society sanctuary. The event is free but donations will be accepted. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Both the main entrance and the side gate on Milam Street will be open. The 30-foot-tall lighted Christmas tree will be the setting for a volunteer community chorus to present a family concert sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society and Fredericksburg United Methodist Church and made possible by a grant from the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance. The tree is a giant metal structure in the shape of a Christmas tree. Greenery and lights will be added to make the effect complete. The singers will stand on the tree at different heights for the one-hour concert featuring traditional music, German carols and sing-alongs. In German, the project is called Der Singende Weihnachtsbaum. To help fund the attraction, several local residents have made donations for underwriting. Pioneer Museum is located at 312 East San Antonio Street. For more information, visit www.pioneermuseum.net.

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Sixty-five carolers will again take their places on a giant lighted Christmas tree on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, for a concert on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Traditional music, German carols and sing-alongs will be featured when the “Singing Christmas Tree” comes to life for concerts on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, on the grounds of Pioneer Museum. The tree is a 30-foot tall metal structure decorated with greenery and lights and filled with carolers. — Standard-Radio Post file photo


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Luci Baines Johnson, youngest daughter of 36th President Lyndon Baines Johnson, was in attendance at the 46th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting Ceremony and Evening Tours with park employees and guests. Every year, the annual event has a speaker from the Johnson family. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Celebrating a presidential tradition Those looking for more of a presidential Christmas should look no further than the 49th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting Ceremony and Evening Tours. The festivities will take place from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Taking place at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall, the event will give locals and visitors a chance to mingle at a presidential site in a traditional celebration enjoyed frequently by Johnson friends and family. The evening event is a holiday tradition begun by President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family and features a Christmas tree lighting program filled with holiday greetings and music, a living nativity scene, evening tours, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus. Presenting the annual affair along with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are members of the Stonewall community who volunteer their time and talents to add to the festive atmosphere. The annual LBJ Tree Lighting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the courtyard of the state park’s Visitor Center, located just east of Stonewall off U.S. 290. Members of the Johnson family tra-

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available, and the park store will be open to help shoppers find unique items for those on their holiday lists. As a part of the tree lighting, the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm inside the state park will be open to visitors. Those planning to take in the farm are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight for the short “Walk Back in Time” to the Sauer-Beckmann Farm and the “Memory Walk” to the statute of the former president. At the Sauer-Beckmann Farm, state park personnel dressed in the style of the early-1900s will greet visitors for a tour through the houses. Young children get a taste of Christmas past by learning There, visitors will see the German about antique toys and Christmas traditions at the SauerChristmas theme carried out. Beckmann Farm on the park grounds. —Standard-Radio Standing in the parlor will be a Post file photo Christmas tree decorated with cutrepresentatives from Stonewall com- out cookies, popcorn chains, apples, oranges and lighted candles. munity churches participate. At the Sauer-Beckmann Farm, in Elsewhere on the grounds, the center of the kitchen, the dining members of the Catholic Youth table is laden with foods that have Organization present a live nativity been prepared by park interpreters. scene. Following the ceremony, activities For more information, call 830and entertainment are planned at the 644-2252, ext. 226; follow the park Visitor Center, including ornament on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ making, holiday music and visits LBJSTATEPark , or visit www.tpwd. with Santa Claus. state.tx.us/state-parks/lyndon-bLight refreshments will also be johnson. ditionally are on hand that night at the park, which is named for the 36th U.S. president, to take part in the ceremony. In conjunction with the tree lighting, a short program is held in which


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Zweite Weihnachten offers a ‘second’ Christmas event Zweite Weihnachten on Dec. 26, is a tradition honored in Fredericksburg each Christmas. While, for many, the day after Christmas is a time used to hunt out bargains in the shops or to stand in line for returns, for others in this community, it means time to stretch Christmas over a second day. Zweite Weihnachten, which means “Second Christmas” in English, is the German tradition of sharing good food, drink, music and fellowship with friends. This year’s Zweite Weihnachten will fall, naturally, on Wednesday, Dec. 26. From 2-5 p.m., the Fredericksburg German Club will host fun and festivities at the Gillespie County Historical Society Social Hall, 312 West San Antonio Street. There is no admission charge. And, yes, there will be the traditional baked Stollen and warm Glühwein. There will also be the singing of carols, both in German and in English. Zweite Weihnachten is an event put on by the Gillespie County Historical Society, VG Montabaur Sister City group and the German Club.

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Youths shine in stock show ring

Whether they are competing locally or against competitors from around the state, Gillespie County 4-Hers and Fredericksburg and Harper FFA members know their way around the show ring. For the hundreds of Gillespie County youth who compete, the livestock shows are the culmination of months of long hours of caring, feeding and grooming their animals. And these livestock exhibitors often see their hard work pay off in the form of championship honors, prize ribbons, trophies, rewarding bids paid at the auctions and scholarships. For months prior to the stock show season, Gillespie County 4-Hers and Fredericksburg and Harper FFA members are busy working with their animals. They are assisted by advisors, teachers and adult volunteers as they ready for local shows and competitions around the state. While several livestock shows are held in the fall, competitions don’t begin until January for most

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Rockhounds mark a half century of gem, mineral shows The Fredericksburg Rockhounds Club will host the 50th Annual Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park’s Pioneer Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, 2019. Hours on Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., while Sunday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Minerals, fossils, geodes, stone carvings and an extensive array of jewelry will be available from more than 40 vendors from throughout the Southwest. The club will have experts available who can identify any particular treasure. To mark their 50th year, the club is expected to be joined by members from the Southwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies. This year, as a new feature, they will have club members who will demonstrate gemstone faceting, rock cutting and polishing. Admission and parking are free, and they will have free hourly door prizes, an hourly silent auction, and prize drawing tickets for sale for valuable mineral specimens and jewelry

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made by club members. Food service will be provided by Buzzie’s Barbecue. The show offers inexpensive items for sale, as well as rare pieces worth thousands of dollars. Founded in 1968, Fredericksburg Rockhounds is an organization devoted to the study and enjoyment of gems, minerals and fossils. The Fredericksburg Rockhounds Club was organized in July 1968 with 65 members. Today, the club continues its annual show and regular fellowship with more than 110 individual and family members involved. Lee Adams is the group’s president.

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Jim Gerode is one of several retired geologist members who can identify minerals on site. – Standard-Radio ost file

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Members of the Fredericksburg Middle School band play a variety of tunes during the annual FISD Band Boosters Turkey Dinner. The afternoon features sounds from both the FMS and Fredericksburg High School bands, accompanied by a meal of turkey and dressing.

Band Boosters to serve turkey dinner, concert at annual fundraiser The annual Fredericksburg Independent School District Band Boosters Turkey Dinner is planned for Super Bowl Sunday. The Band Boosters have been serving dinner for 69 years to help support school band programs. The Band Turkey Dinner will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until sold out), Feb. 3, 2019 and organizers are planning to cook up 3,000 plates, which is just over one ton of turkey. The time-honored event is scheduled inside the large Gillespie County Fair Grounds Exhibition Hall, just off Texas Highway 16 South. The menu will feature turkey and dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, noodles, dessert and a beverage. The meal is offered either on a dine-in or to-go basis. In addition, FISD band students will play music for those dining in the hall. The event offers a full menu, drive-through “To-Go” line and an afternoon of concerts by all of the Fredericksburg Independent School District student bands.

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Volunteers will serve up over 2,000 pounds of turkey during the Fredericksburg Independent School District Band Boosters annual turkey dinner at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Super Bowl Sunday. The meal includes turkey and dressing, green beans, noodles, cranberry sauce and dessert. The annual fundraiser will be held Feb. 3, 2019. —Standard Radio Post file photo Beginning at 1 p.m., the bands from both Fredericksburg High School and Fredericksburg Middle School (including jazz bands) will take turns performing. Meal tickets will be sold in advance of the event or at the door. Throughout the day, prize drawings will be held and tickets will be available in advance from band students or for purchase at the door. Proceeds from the event serve as the main fundraiser for the year for the FISD Band Boosters, which supports the band organizations by purchasing instruments, equipment and uniforms, as well as providing for supplemental travel and contest expenses.


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Music Club’s 82nd season to feature eight concerts

Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, Gold Medalist from South Korea at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will be the first performer kicking off the Fredericksburg Music Club’s 2018-2019 season. He opened the season with a concert Sunday, Sept. 16, in the sanctuary of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. — Submitted photo

Established in 1937, the Fredericksburg Music Club is preparing eight concerts for Texas Hill Country residents during a 20182019 schedule that will range from classic piano and chamber music to guitar and choral performances. Concerts are held at 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month in the sanctuary of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 North Llano. Attendance at concerts is free of charge, thanks to grants as well as private and corporate donations received through the mail or at the

door of each performance. The Fredericksburg Music Club’s goals since the non-profit organization’s founding have been to provide the area with quality musical programs, to support music education and to make the gift of music available to everyone. More information — including lists of the concert schedule for the 2018-2019 season, past performers since 2005, board members and assistance on club members, patronage and donating online — is available on the FMC’s website (fredericksburgmusicclub.com).

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German choirs keep alive ‘old world’ musical traditions Keeping German tradition and heritage alive are two local choirs — the Arion Men’s Choir and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir. The choirs meet weekly for fellowship and singing. Membership is voluntary and adults who enjoy singing are invited to join in and participate any time. Arion Männerchor (Arion Men’s Choir), founded in 1908, and the Hermannsöhne Gemischter Chor (Hermann Sons Mixed Choir), active since 1934, are both directed by Mark Hierholzer. Keyboard artist, choral director and composer Hierholzer directs the choirs in weekly rehearsals and performances throughout the year. Rehearsals are held at the newlyrenovated St. Joseph’s Hall on Thursday evenings.

Herbsfest is one of the events where local German choirs meet to preserve their culture and language. The two local choirs are the Arion Men’s Choir and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir. The choirs are under the direction of Mark Hierholzer. — Standard-Radio Post file photo The Hermann Sons Choir meets at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by the Arion at 8:15 p.m. New members are always welcome and knowledge of the German language is helpful, but not required, nor is the ability to sightread music. The choirs’ repertoire ranges from sacred music to classical masterworks to folk songs. They jointly present a freeadmission public concert in the spring, usually the first Sunday in May (Maifest), and another in the fall, the first Sunday in November, a Herbstfest (Harvestfest).

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Feeling the music with FCO The Fredericksburg Community Orchestra extends music traditions in Gillespie County by offering concerts during the 2018-19 season. The FCO is a true community orchestra, with members of all ages and musical backgrounds. Mission of the non-profit Fredericksburg Community Orchestra is to promote string education in Fredericksburg and surrounding communities. Theresa Britt is executive director and conductor. Last year’s concert had the following concerts, which are projected for this season: October — Hauntcert, a Halloween themed kid-friendly concert. Set for Oct. 30 at Pioneer Museum. December — Christmas Concert on Dec. 14-15 with the Community Choir April — Van Der Stucken Festival, celebrating native-born composer Frank Van der Stucken, on April 13 at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. May — Spring Concert, set for May 19. June — Bach at the Bach, a fundraiser at Luckenbach Texas

Visit www.fredericksburgorchestra.com for exact dates and details. Admission to the concerts is by free-will donation. Anyone interested in supporting FCO with dona-

Fredericksburg Community Orchestra offers concerts throughout the year, like the Hauntcert, a kidfriendly Halloween concert usually held in October. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

tions, or who wish to perform, can find information online at www.fredericksburgorchestra.com, via email at info@fredericksburgorchestra.com, or by calling 806-549-2483. The orchestra also makes available various ensembles that can be hired for parties, weddings, galas, open houses and other public and private events. For bookings, call 806-549-2483.

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FTC has variety in 22nd season Fredericksburg Theater Company will celebrate its 22nd season with five musicals, a classic comedy and a mystery. Performances are held at the FTC’s Steve W. Shepherd Theater located at 1668 Highway 87 South. Besides the seven main stage productions, FTC will also feature seven special events. The slate of special events is best described as “a mix of live music, comedy, and guest artists that will add a welcoming blend of variety to the season,” said Steve Reily, executive director of the FTC. Donations for the 22nd season are ongoing through most of the year. Donors receive exclusive benefits, including the advantage of early ticketing, according to Reily. A variety of different donor levels are offered and can be found on the theater’s website. Donations can be made by calling the theater office at 888-669-7114 or by downloading the donation form from their website at fredericksburgtheater.org. Auditions for all main stage productions are open to the public except the “Winter Wonderettes.” Audition dates can be found on the theater’s website, fredericksburgtheater.org, under the heading “Auditions.” Seven Main Stage productions All Main Stage productions are on weekends, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2 p.m. So far this season, the FTC has produced “The Music Man,” June 15-July 1; “Seussical Jr.,” July 26-29, and “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” Aug. 10-19.

“Dial ‘M’ for Murder” Oct. 12-28 Glamorous socialite Sheila Wendice has it all — a wide circle of friends, an exciting lifestyle and a husband who dotes on her. When an old friend visits from overseas, she sends him off with her husband to enjoy a night on the town and curls up in bed for an early night. Then the phone rings and Sheila’s evening takes a dramatic turn … Suddenly she finds herself fighting for her life. But who would want her dead? “Winter Wonderettes” Dec. 14-23 The Wonderettes are back. This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the festivities. The show features ’60s versions of holiday classics such

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Harold Hill, played by Kerry Goff, sings before an energetic cast during the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s summer musical, “The Music Man,” that was on stage in June to open the FTC’s 22nd season. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland.” “Monty Python’s Spamalot” Feb. 15-March 3, 2019 As gleefully silly, yet wickedly smart as the beloved British comedy troupe that inspired it, “Spamalot” parodies the legend of King Arthur and his band of haphazard knights as they sing and dance their way through an inane divine quest — the search for the Holy Grail, Reily explained. Along the way, Arthur and his men must evade beautiful showgirls, obnoxious Frenchmen, a death-defying limbless knight, and a killer rabbit, Reily said. “Bus Stop” April 11-28, 2019 In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and it appears the weary travelers are stuck with each other until morning. Cherie, a nightclub entertainer, is the passenger with the most to worry about. She’s been pursued, courted and finally kidnapped by Bo Decker, a boisterous but naïve cowboy with the romantic methods of a headstrong bull.


THE ARTS Seven Special Events “Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat, and Betty” Sept. 1-2 at 2 p.m. Starring Emmy Award-winning Elaine Bromka. What might three former First Ladies reveal if they could? Bromka takes on the personae of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford in this unforgettable play about the personal cost of the hardest unpaid job in the world. Montopolis performs Music for Enchanted Rock Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Montopolis, an ambient classical group from Austin, performs original compositions live as part of a multimedia show featuring Rip Shaub’s stunning landscape photography and audio recordings of the legends of Enchanted Rock, Reily explained. Freddyburg’s Haunted House Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. Freddyburg presents a haunted house

unlike any other. “Our expert teams of technicians are staging a first-class fright feast full of lights, costumes, scenery and special effects,” Reily said. (Adults $8/17 and under $6) Jaston Williams in “Clear to Partly Crazy” Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Greater Tuna star and co-writer Jaston Williams stars in his one-man show where he holds forth on subjects all Texans understand — cheerleaders, tornadoes, and certifiably insane blood relatives. Travel with him from grandstands to storm cellars to the occasional mental institution, laughing all the way. The Nov. 3 performance features a gala starting at 6 p.m. with food, drinks and silent auction benefiting FTC. Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering Nov. 9-10 This two-day celebration of song,

Joyeux Noel: Christmas with Willow City Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Willow City is serving up their sibling harmony ... pop-folk, with a hint of bluegrass. “You’ll clap your hands to mandolin, guitar and banjo and sing along to old Christmas favorites as well as songs from their brand-new album,” Reily

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Die Künstler supports local art Over 300 hanging paintings of different mediums by 60 artists will grace St. Joseph’s Halle for the Die Künstler 26th Annual Art Show & Sale from Friday, Nov. 9-11. Die Künstler von Fredericksburg (The Artists of Fredericksburg) is a non-profit organization of local artists who help promote visual arts in the Hill Country. The organization strives to support the development of the artistic talents of its members by providing monthly professional artist demonstrations and the expansion of a library of educational DVDs. Artists of every skill level, as well as high school art students, are encouraged to visit the group’s monthly meetings and demonstrations. The 2018 show will feature member artists and will be located at St. Joseph’s Halle, 212 W. San Antonio St. in Fredericksburg. There is no charge to attend. An artist reception, held from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 9, provides

The Die Künstler Art Show & Sale features hundreds of paintings created by local artists. Art show attendees will have opportunities to view paintings up close and visit with the artists. — Standard-Radio Post file photo an opportunity for patrons to meet with artists displaying their work. The show will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Die Künstler von Fredericksburg (The Artists of Fredericksburg) meetings are held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, at Hill

Country University Center and are open to the public. The group consists of over 100 members. Die Künstler helps support Gillespie County school art programs by donating supplies and equipment as well as funding an annual scholarship for students.

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During the month of April, Artisans – A Texas Gallery featured featured “Pamela Studstill: The Art Quilt— Selected Pieces from Three Decades of Innovative Quiltmaking.” A gallery visitor examines Studstill’s geometric compositions. — StandardRadio Post file photo

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Whether it’s a special exhibit, new works, demonstrations or artist receptions, it is all about the art each month when local galleries celebrate First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. On the first Friday of each month, the participating galleries feature special events, shows and exhibits, artist demonstrations, special appearances, receptions and more. As part of the First Friday Art Walk celebration, the galleries have special hours, and many serve local wines and other refreshments. Some also offer entertainment. More information is available by visiting the websites of the participating galleries or the First Friday website at www.FFAWF.com. While the First Friday Art Walk celebration is held the first Friday of each month, the events scheduled at the various galleries are subject to change. The following galleries regularly participate in First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg.

fine craft, including Texas landscapes, furnishings, woodturnings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, mosaic, mixed media and kinetic art, all from Texas artists. Every month, during First Friday Art Walk, Artisans hosts a reception for visitors and local artists with refreshments from 5-8 p.m. The following exhibits are planned in the coming months: • Oct. 5 — “Falling Leaves” will celebrate the introduction of a cooler season with a tribute to the simple leaf through a variety of mediums, including ceramics, glass and painting. • Nov. 2 — “The Fall Table” will feature decorative and functional ceramic art and pottery from over 20 Texas ceramic artists. Decorative centerpieces, vases, elaborate serving pieces, platters, stemware and functional tableware will fill the gallery. • Dec. 7 — “The Art of Gifting” will highlight unique gift ideas of original art, both small and large, from over 75 Texas artists.

Artisans – A Texas Gallery 234 West Main 830-990-8160 www.ArtisansTexas.com Artisans – A Texas Gallery features a diverse collection of fine art and

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tage, just a block off Main Street in the historic district. It is the working studio of artist and painter Alan Wilcox. Many of his works are on display, some even as they are drying, along with some estate pieces. Visitors are free to stop by anytime Wilcox is in the studio creating art. There are no set hours for this working studio, but it is open anytime he is there or by appointment. Fredericksburg Art Gallery 405 East Main 830-990-2707 www.fbgartgallery.com Fredericksburg Art Gallery carries fine art by nationally celebrated and emerging artists from Texas and beyond. Over the years, work from Fredericksburg Art Gallery has graced notable locations, from the walls of homes and offices all over the country to the royal family’s art collection in London. The gallery specializes in representational wildlife, western, still life, portraiture and landscapes, from realism to impressionism. The gallery celebrates First Friday Art Walk with an evening reception every month.


THE ARTS • Oct. 5 — “A t mn,” a gro show introd cing the changing of the seasons to fall colors. • Nov. 2 — “ ontem orary asters nvitational.” The ann al . . . show will celebrate the gallery s to 0 artists. • Dec. 7 — “ iniat res.” This show is designed for gift giving d ring the holiday season. Fredericksburg Art Guild 308 ast A stin 830-997- 9 9 www.Fredericksb rgArtG ild.org

The Fredericksb rg Art G ild s ho rs are 0 a.m. to .m. and it is o en ntil 8 .m. on First Friday of every month. The g ild is closed T esdays and ednesdays. The Fredericksb rg Art G ild is a nonrofit organi ation and acknowledges the s ort of edernales reative Arts Alliance Oktoberfest and the ity of Fredericksb rg otel Occ ancy Ta f nds. • Oct. 5 — “ weet Treats,” a children s show. • Nov. 2 — “Friends and Family Ties,” an all-member show, r nning November and December. • Dec. 7 — “Friends and Family Ties,” a

contin ation of the all-members show. Gallery 330 330 est ain 830-307-3339 www.Gallery330.com Gallery 330 re resents established and emerging regional and national artists in a variety of styles and medi ms. The gallery is ho sed in the historic A g st t b ilding, circa 908. The gallery will host a rece tion for artists and visitors with wine and hors d oe vres from 5-8 .m. d ring the First Friday events. • Oct. 5 — “The estern Landsca e” feat ring ill ittag, ohn asberry and . . Talley. • Nov. 2 — “The Te as ill o ntry iew.” allory Agerton, amie irkland and wildlife artist ane ngols will be feat red. • Dec. 7 — “ elebrate the olidays in Fredericksb rg.” Gallery 330 will celebrate the night arade and will be celebrate the festivities from 5-8 .m. • an. “A Toast to All O r onderf l Artists.” • Feb. — “The till Life” will feat re

Larisa rech n and llen selli. • arch — “ ring is oming” feat ring work by Andre alyon. Insight Gallery 2 est ain 830-997-9920 www. nsightGallery.com • e t. 27 and Oct. 5 — “Nancy sh olo hibition” o ens on e t. 27. sh, a Fredericksb rg native and tonalist ainter, will bring her serene landsca es to n ight Gallery with new works for a solo e hibition. sh ortrays the landsca e of the Te as ill o ntry and the mo ntains of New e ico in her trademark soft, layered alette. A rece tion with the artist will be held from -8 .m. on Oct. 5. • Oct. 20 and Nov. 2 — “ ichard Loffler s One an how.” oin nsight Gallery for a one-man show feat ring Loffler, a bron e wildlife artist. This ma or show will nveil 0 new works. Additionally, the last casting of si of Loffler s most o lar, sold-o t bron e GALLERIES64

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pieces will be available at the show. InSight Gallery will host a special uncrating party on Saturday, Oct. 20, followed by a lecture and demonstration on bronze casting given by the artist. Loffler grew up on the Saskatchewan prairies in central Canada where he became a committed outdoorsman. His monumentally sized work welcomes visitors from all over the world to the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with a herd of 2.5 lifesize bison sitting atop the hill in front of the museum. A reception with the artist will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 20. • Nov. 2 — “Daniel F. Gerhart One Man Show.” InSight Gallery will host a solo exhibition with nationally acclaimed master artist, Gerhartz. Gerhartz’s idealist paintings often depict the female figure in a pastoral setting or intimate interior, inspired by the traditions of romanticism and symbolism. Insight will host a reception with the artist from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 2. • Dec. 7 — “ oliday mall orks Show.” The Small Works Show at Insight Gallery features little treasures from gallery artists, along with invited guest artists, to celebrate the gift giving season. Koch Gallery 222 West Main 830-992-3124 www.bertkoch.com Koch Gallery owner, Bert Koch, has created his gallery space in Fredericksburg to be reminiscent of a visit to a Santa Fe gallery where the

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Demonstrating the process of making a bronze sculpture was Margaret Drake during the First Friday Art Walk celebration in July at Koch Gallery. — Standard-Radio Post file photo visitor can find hundreds of paintings, rugs, pottery, and jewelry from highly recognized Native American artists. Every First Friday Art Walk, gallery artists and guest artists display new work, conduct demonstrations and discuss their work with visitors during a reception from 5-8 p.m. Historical pieces are available, such as Ledger Art pieces by Native American artist, Virginia Stroud, painted on 1874 ledger paper. Ledger Art, created by the Plains Indians using accounting ledger books for paper, flourished primarily from the 1860’s to the 1920’s. It was revived in the 1960’s and remains a collectible art form. New pieces are often available from collectible Native American artists like Amado Pena, Robert Taylor and jewelry artist, Artie Yellowhorse, limited

edition prints from Comanche artist, Rance Hood, and bronze artist, Margaret Drake, who often conducts live demonstrations during First Friday Art Walks. Larry Jackson Antiques and Estate Services 201 East San Antonio 830-997-0073 www.LarryJacksonAntiques.com

The Larry Jackson gallery invites visitors to First Friday Art Walk each month to enjoy new gallery acquisitions of notable estate art, sculpture and contemporary works of art. The gallery hosts a reception each month from 5:30-8 p.m. with refreshments. Details of newly acquired works can be found in the First Friday Art Walk announcement each month in the Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post.


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THE ARTS R.S. Hanna Gallery 244 West Main 830-307-3071 www.rshannagallery.com • Oct. 5 — “Fig ratively eaking” will showcase the ower of the form. even fig rative artists, Dan eck, ohn ennett, evin eilf ss, odges oilea , Tony banks, ohn A stin anna and ryce ameron Liston will be feat red. ach of these artists ses techni e, color and com osition to describe a face or form or tell a story. An artist rece tion will be held from -8 .m. with refreshments. • Nov. 2 — . . anna Gallery s “ hristmas Art how” will celebrate gift giving with fine original works, large and small, nationally and internationally recogni ed ainters, sc l tors, heirloom signed f rnit re, art glass and original co er sc l t re. A rece tion will be held from -8 .m. with refreshments. URBANHerbal 07 hitney treet 830- 5 -9 7 www. rbanherbal.com

orks by landsca e ainters harlotte rry of errville and ay alton of Abilene were feat red in ne at the Fredericksb rg Art Gallery. oining in the rece tion were, from left, layton ammons, artist and gallery owner rry artist . . Latta of Fredericksb rg, and alton. — tandard- adio ost file hoto ANherbal endeavors to enhance all five senses of their visitors with sight, to ch, taste, hearing and smell thro gh local artists, handmade herbal rod cts, lants, the so nds of m sic, birds and nat re and innovative foods on the First Friday Art alks each month. A different artist will be feat red each

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The Texas Hill Country’s largest granite attraction, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, is a dome of challenging hikes, expansive views and native wildlife just 18 miles north of Fredericksburg. And it will be the center of this region’s dark sky initiatives. The natural attraction towers 1,825 feet in elevation, allowing it to be seen for miles. The 1,643-acre park attracts thousands of hikers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts each year. Enchanted Rock SNA offers opportunities to not only hike, but to rock climb, boulder climb and stargaze. The park is one of the best places in the area to see the night sky in its clearest state, as Enchanted Rock is one of only two Texas Parks and Wildlife Department properties that are certified “Gold Tier” Dark Sky Parks. This designation means that Enchanted Rock complies with the International Dark Sky Association Requirements, which not only conserves energy for the park, but also guarantees visitors will have an undistracted view of the night sky. It helps the area cut down on light pollution, and promotes low-impact ecotourism as one of the surrounding area’s most sought destinations. The park will be in the center of what advocates are hoping will become a “Dark Sky Reserve,” with Fredericksburg, Mason and Llano serving as the outline anchors of the potential reserve. ENCHANTED ROCK72

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Along with protecting the park from light pollution, Enchanted Rock also asks visitors to protect the property from unintentional pet-inflicted damage. In the park, pets are only allowed in the designated day-use picnic areas, the campgrounds and on the Loop Trail. Pets are not allowed on any other trail. Visitors are reminded to not leave pets unattended, including in vehicles and campsites, and are encouraged to keep pets on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. About the Rock: • The ock sits at st ,825 feet. hile it does not tower into the sky, hikers can be challenged d e to the stee incline of nchanted ock. • The ark is a great lace to cam nder the stars. The main cam gro nd has restroom facilities, b t there are more remote sites scattered thro gho t the ark. isitors are asked to be aware of the state of the b rn ban in dry conditions. • Trails, varying in length and slo e can be fo nd in the ark. The Loo Trail winds aro nd the ark a lengthy .5 miles, while the a nt to the to of The ock is only a half mile climb. isitors can check the event age for s ecial hikes and events at htt s t wd. te as.gov state- arks enchanted-rock ark events. Those interested in technical rock climbing will need to check in at the park headquarters to read all climbing rules and sign all of the required climbing waiver.

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The trailhead points visitors to the ascent of the stories Enchanted Rock. — Standard-Radio Post file photo The park’s peak season ranges from September through May, though the park might reach full capacity at any time of year. When the parking lots are full, the park will declare full capacity and close for at least three hours. Park closures are more likely during holidays. Flashing signs on approaching roads will alert visitors when the park has closed. One sign is located north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965, the other is on Texas Highway 16 near the

Ranch Road 965 intersection. The park’s Facebook page — https:// www.facebook.com/enchantedrock/ — will also update visitors on the status of the park. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is located at 16710 Ranch Road 965, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg. More information is available by calling (830) 685-3636 or by visiting the park’s website at https://tpwd.texas.gov/ state-parks/enchanted-rock.


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The National Museum of the Pacific War is one of Fredericksburg’s largest tourist attractions. It tells the story of World War II, from the war’s beginning to Japan’s formal surrender. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Honor history at Pacific War Museum

Interweaving the stories of America, China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries, the story about how World War II was won in the Pacific can be found in Fredericksburg at the National Museum of the Pacific War. Formerly known as the Nimitz Museum, in honor Fredericksburg’s native son, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the National Museum of the Pacific War honors the more than 100,000 Americans who gave their lives in the war against Japan by “truthfully and respectfully telling the story of their struggles, their sacrifices and their triumphs.” They also honor the eight million Americans that served in World War II. Nimitz is memorialized with an eight-foot bronze statue that stands in the open area known as Nimitz Platz. The museum strives to teach the history and lessons learned from the Pacific-Asiatic Theater of Operations during World War II and to offer educational platforms for their application to current and future national security issues. It also strives to preserve the memories of those who served there and those who never returned

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home. The museum also seeks to facilitate programs that honor and support all veterans, past and present. The museum does this with their 33,000-square-foot exhibition area that features 40 media installations, approximately 900 artifacts in 97 climate-controlled cases, 15 macro-artifacts and hundreds of photographs. The museum occupies six acres and has become one of the elite military museums in the nation. The attractions include the Admiral Nimitz Gallery, George H.W. Bush Gallery, the Japanese Garden of Peace, the Memorial Courtyard, the Plaza of Presidents, the Nimitz Education and Research Center and the Pacific Combat Zone. The Admiral Nimitz Gallery houses exhibits on the life and career of Nimitz, who fought in World War II, the Cailloux Education Center and the Admiral Nimitz Grand Ballroom and Mezzanine. Exhibits in the George H.W. Bush Gallery convey the shock and destruction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Within the gallery is an HA-19, one of the five Japanese two-man subs that took part in the attack. In the Memorial Courtyard, the museum honors the


ATTRACTIONS individuals, ships and units who fought in the Pacific Theater. The archives of the National Museum of the Pacific War holds thousands of manuscripts, official documents, photographs and recorded interviews with veterans. All the archives are housed in the Nimitz Education and Research Center which is open to the public by appointment only. The museum stages Living History Reenactments that put viewers on the front line at the Pacific Combat Zone, located two blocks east of the main museum. The show immerses visitors in battle, dramatically showing the equipment, weapons and tactics of the U.S. Army and Marines and the Imperial Japanese Army. Admission for the show is $10 for adults; $5 for students; and free for children five and under. Ear plugs are provided. Advance tickets are available online or at the George H.W. Bush Gallery or the Admiral Nimitz Gallery. Walkup tickets are sometimes available at the combat zone prior to the program. Pacific Combat Zone The Pacific Combat Zone is a unique two-acre indoor/ outdoor exhibit and one of the museum’s most popular venues. In October of 2015, the museum began construction on its $8 million renovation to the complex. The Pacific Combat Zone is now included in the admission ticket price. The live reenactments are staged on set weekends throughout the year and feature history and details on weapons used during the war, as well as a display of the weapons being used. The finale features a look into a war-like scenario with the weapons being fired. MUSEUM76

Living history reenactors, like Rosie the Riveter, walk around the museum grounds, helping tell the story of WWII in the Pacific.

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The big change to the new Pacific Combat Zone is that the exhibits are no longer only accessible by guided tour. Guests can come and spend as long as they would like exploring the exhibits in Phase 1. Upon entering the Pacific Combat Zone, guests can see a to-scale map of the Pacific Theater and take time to walk the map and get an understanding of just how large this theater of WWII was. Entering the PT 309 boat exhibit allows guests onto the deck of a PT boat tender as a PT boat is being equipped for a mission. This exhibit includes video displays covering PT boat mission, an oral history kiosk, and the history of PT 309 “Oh Frankie,” the boat on display. The TBM exhibit takes museum-goers below deck of an aircraft carrier where they will see up close a TBM Avenger getting ready for a mission. Visitors can take time to test their skills on table top games stationed in front of the plane. They can launch torpedoes at enemy ships, defend a ship from enemy attack by manning an anti-aircraft gun, and land the pilot safely on the deck by waiving him in on his approach.

General Information The National Museum of the Pacific War is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Admission is free for WWII veterans. Senior citizens 65 and older are $12; adults are $15; military members (active or retired) with an I.D. are $10; children six and over, along with students who have ID, are $7; children five and under are free. Admission for school groups is free, and for tour groups of 20 or more is $8 per person; however, advanced reservations are required. For more information about rates, along with questions about volunteering at the museum, call 997-8600 or visit the museum online at www.pacificwarmuseum.org. The museum is at 340 East Main Street. Events Upcoming events are: • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 1 : Pacific Combat Zone; • Saturday and Sunday, ov. 17 1 : Pacific Combat Zone; • Sunday, ov. 11: Veterans Day Memorial. • Friday, Dec. 7: Pearl Harbor Observance.

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Keeping in line with Fredericksburg’s dedication to historic preservation, the Texas Rangers Heritage Center brings the story of the state’s famous lawmen to life. The 12-acre campus includes a 350-seat openair pavilion with a full catering kitchen and a LoneStar Stories Campfire Ring. These amenities support a wide range of event opportunities. Phase 1 of the Texas Rangers Heritage Center is complete. The project on the town’s eastern edge was about 14 years in the planning. In September 2013, then-Gov. Rick Perry and other dignitaries attended a ground-breaking ceremony on the land between Fort Martin Scott and the Hill Country University Center. The Former Texas Rangers Foundation is the organization heading up the project. Phase 1 has a spacious open-air pavilion, which can seat 350 and features an amphitheater with a fire pit. The site also includes a campanile (bell tower) and a Ring of Honor, and a 30-foot simulation of a Ranger badge which memorializes Rangers who lost their lives in the line of duty. A new piece of art was placed on the Heritage Center grounds at a special dedication ceremony. The bronze statue created by Dustin Payne, depicts the history of the Texas Rangers from 1823 to the present. The foundation has begun fundraising for Phase 2, which will feature a museum building. There, visitors will learn about well-known Rangers and episodes in Ranger history. TEXAS RANGERS80

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A bronze statue, created by Dustin Payne, pays tribute to the Texas Rangers. The 12-acre Texas Rangers Heritage Center campus includes a 350-seat open-air pavilion with a full catering kitchen and a LoneStar Stories Campfire Ring. These amenities support a wide range of event opportunities. — Standard-Radio Post file photo Texas Rangers saying: “No man in the wrong can stand up against a man in the right who keeps on a-comin’.”

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The Texas Rangers Heritage Center sits between the Hill Country University Center and Fort Martin Scott. A museum for the center is still in the planning stages. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Museum planners promise an immersive experience, which will include interactive exhibits, a theater, galleries associated with the character traits of the Texas Rangers, and episodes of Rangers who battled bootlegging, counterfeiting and murder, and the man who stopped the University of Texas Tower shooter in 1966.

And youth will be taught the five Ranger traits of courage, determination, dedication, respect and integrity. The Former Texas Rangers Association welcomes new memberships. Get more information about the organization at www. formertexasrangers.org. Contact the Former Texas Rangers Foundation office, at 103 Industrial Loop in Fredericksburg at (830) 9901192. Walking tours are available Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Living history reenactments are a part of Treaty Days, set for Nov. 10 at Fort Martin Scott. Soldiers, Texas Rangers, scouts, interpreters will get ready for a trip to the Indian treaty grounds on the banks of the San Saba River. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Fort offers look at frontier life Frontier days come to life at Fort Martin Scott, the first military outpost established on the western frontier of Texas. Located just east of Fredericksburg at 1606 East Main Street (along U.S. 290), the fort is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays. The site is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Admission to the historic site is free except during special events. Donations are always accepted and welcome. Parking in the grass area inside of the fort site and next door at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center is free of charge.

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Exhibits from frontier times are offered in both officers’ quarters, the guardhouse and in the barracks building which now serves as the Visitor Center. Visitors will learn that the property which is nestled along Barons Creek was once home to the very first U.S. Army Post built on the Texas frontier and was an active Army post for five years, from 1848-1853, as well as again in 1866. During the Civil War, Home Guard Troops, State Troops (Texas Rangers) and travelers, through or to Gillespie County, used the site. After the war, the U.S. Fourth Cavalry was stationed at the fort for three months in 1866. Besides serving a major part of Indian policymaking in the early days of statehood, Fort Martin Scott played a prominent role in the development of the little hamlet of Fredericksburg. In the 1880s, the Braeutigam family hosted the first four county fairs on the site, complete with horse races on the old cavalry drill field. Johann Braeutigam was killed there in 1884 while resisting a robbery of his store. Fort Martin Scott is one of the few museums to focus on the period of the first decade of Texas’ statehood and the earliest days of dealing with Central Texas Coman-

The Frontier era comes to life at Fort Martin Scott, the first U.S. military post established on the western frontier of Texas. Visitors can learn about Fort Martin Scott’s days as a military post in the mid-1850s. — Standard-Radio Post file photo che and Lipan Apache Indians. More information is available online at www.ftmartinscott.org. • Nov. 10, 2018 — 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fort Martin Scott Treaty Day will have continuous living history re-enactments that celebrate the Fort Martin Scott Treaty of 1850. Soldiers, Texas Rangers, scouts and interpreters will get ready for a trip to the Indian treaty grounds on the banks of the San Saba River.

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Skaters, bikers can test skills at local venue Skaters and bikers have safe place to play their trade in Fredericksburg. Until 2015, riders of all ages were practicing their moves in the gym and drain ditches at Hill Country Evangelical Free Church, where associate pastor and youth minister Kelly Graham opened church doors to a crowd with nowhere to go. The Fredericksburg skate park — built by the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club for $325,000 — completed construction in 2015 and gives local youth a place to test their skills. Portland, Oregon-based Evergreen Skate Parks, run by longtime skateboarders Bill and Catherine Coulson, designed the park. The city maintains the 24,000-foot square park, which can be entered at Old Fair Park near H-E-B.

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Skateboarder Luke Fuchs spent his birthday at the skate park over the summer. The park offers a concrete riding surface at no cost. The park opened in 2015. The park is located at Old Fair Park, adjacent to H-E-B. — StandardRadio Post file photo

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Asian elephants are the stars of The Preserve, located near Stonewall. Visitors can learn about proper care and the habits of elephants while there. — Submitted photo

‘Royal Five’ call The Preserve home Elephants are in town. Five Asian elephants who eat 200 pounds of food a day and drink 50 gallons of water each have made a new home at The Preserve in the Fredericksburg/Stonewall area. Meet the Royal Five at The Preserve, including Dixie, Tai, Rosie, Becky and Kitty as they settle into the community. Proper care and feeding of elephants are The Preserve’s top objectives. Visitors are invited to find out what it takes to maintain a healthy, stimulating life for the ani-

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mals. Visitors can help The Preserve’s caretakers bathe and manicure the elephants. Those visiting The Preserve can learn about their habits and needs and in so doing will see how important education and human care are to this endangered species (less than 30,000 Asian Elephants are left in the world). Elephant experience times and dates can be found at visitthepreserve.com. Personnel for The Preserve can be reached by phone at (830) 992-0373.


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Crowds stream into tiny Luckenbach Texas to get a feel for the lore of the town made famous by Waylon and Willie and to purchase souvenirs to remember their pilgrimage. – StandardRadio Post file photo

Storied dance hall brings country music fans to the Hill Country Gillespie County provides the one place in the Hill Country where “Everybody’s somebody.” Luckenbach Texas, located 10 miles from Fredericksburg, holds reminders of small-town Texas life. With its store, dance hall and picnic tables underneath arching live oak trees, Luckenbach Texas (A sign jokes “Population 3”) is a destination for music fans, bikers and sightseers. Open daily at 9 a.m. except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, the store offers visitors an old-fashioned experience and merchandise ranging from the nostalgic to items bearing the town’s oval-shaped logo. With nearly daily performances on the outside stage or in the dancehall, musicians provide tunes with a Texas flair. And an adjacent “Feed Lot” caters to appetites with barbecue, burgers, sandwiches and other dishes. History Luckenbach began in 1852 when Jacob Luckenbach and his brothers, William and August, moved to the area from Fredericksburg and began farming. William Luckenbach opened a post office under the name of South Grape Creek in 1854 and it operated for 11 years. In 1886, August Engel Jr. reopened a post office for the community along with a general store in the Engel homestead. It was named Luckenbach by Minna Engel, who had just married Carl Albert Luckenbach. Engel and his descendants later moved the post office and general store down the street and added a blacksmith shop, dance hall and cotton gin. In 1970s, the Engel family sold the town to Hondo Crouch, Kathy Morgan and Guich Koock. During the years that followed, Luckenbach gained national attention as a “metropolis of mirth,” thanks in large part to Crouch’s far-reaching humor. Jerry Jeff Walker later enhanced the town’s reputation by recording his live album

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there, “Viva Terlingua.” Then, in 1977, Waylon Jennings released the song “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love). Written by Bobby Emmons and Chips Moman, it also features Willie Nelson providing vocals on the final refrain. From 1995 through 1999, Willie Nelson held his storied Fourth of July Picnic at Luckenbach. In 1997, Waylon Jennings played his first-and-only concert in Luckenbach. Naturally, one of the songs on his set list was “Luckenbach, Texas.” Today, one can find local and traveling musicians on stage or at a Picker’s Circle, a weekend dance or one of the many special events the town has scheduled, like the Hill Country Food Truck Festival. Check www.luckenbachtexas.com for current performer and event info.

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The Harvest Run is one of many opportunities where adults and children can take in Wildseed Farms surroundings. — Standard-Radio Post photo

Walking on the Bright side Year after year, Wildseed Farms has drawn visitors in from all over to take a walk on the colorful bright side. Wildseed Farms has served as ground zero for the development and “export” of this industry around the state. The flower-filled business, located on U.S. 290 East at 100 Legacy Drive, is home to the largest family-owned wildflower farm in the United States. More than 200 acres at its headquarters are filled with color yearround as blooms beautify the roadside attraction. And the company has more than 1,000 acres of cultivated fields around the state. Its founder and president is John R. Thomas, who has won local, state and national recognition for his contributions to land conservation and beautification. The business specializes in seeds for native plants that make the Hill Country pop year-round with color. One large addition – acres, in fact – to its fields has been grapes. In fact, Thomas will soon be one of the largest growers of grapes in the area, adding significantly to Texas’ rising reputation for quality grapes and wines.

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John Arthur Martinez & Band will be playing at Wildseed Farms from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. A beer stand will be set up near the stage so patrons won’t miss a dance.

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There will be plenty of photo opp’s for the family. Pumpkin and face painting will be available for a fee. Wildseed Farms will hold its Monarch Celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Visitors can tag and track their own Monarch butterfly, which will be released into the wild to work its magic at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is free and no reservations are necessary.

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Visitors can explore walking trails, watch the farm staff work and take photos. In Pick Your Own fields, visitors can create custom bouquets. Areas at Wildseed to visit are Blossom’s Boutique, Lantana’s Nursery, Brewbonnet Biergarten and The Meadows walking trail. And in 2016, Wedding Oak Winery, headquartered in nearby San Saba, set up shop in the complex, adding another tasty attraction. Winery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Some of their wines carry wedding-themed names, such as “Texedo Red” or “Bridal Blush.” Plant and flower lovers can order seeds of individual species, regional mixes, varieties of cosmos, zinnias and sunflowers, along with native grasses and culinary herbs. There are also garden products and specialty foods. Their catalog features over 90 varieties of wildflowers, grasses, herbs and exotic garden variety seeds.


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Wildseed Farms has been planting and harvesting wildflower crops for more than three decades in various parts of the Texas terrain, including the fields at Fredericksburg. Open to the public daily, Wildseed Farms offers a lot more than the flowers these days, and invites the public to come on by and stay a while. The farm offers a complimentary seed catalog to each visitor. Also a resource guide, the publication offers helpful planting tips and how-to’s. Outside the store can be found one of the Hill Coun-

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Hunting is one of Gillespie County’s big attractions in the fall and winter. White-tailed hunting’s general season starts Saturday, Nov. 3 and ends Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. — StandardRadio Post file photo

Hunters flock to Gillespie for big bucks, quarry The 2018-2019 big game seasons for white-tailed deer and other wild game such as turkey, quail and dove bring hunters from all over to this particular part of the Texas Hill Country for its famously successful yields. The archery-only season in the designated North Zone (to which Gillespie County belongs) for turkey and deer runs from Sept. 29-Nov. 2. General rifle season for turkey and deer starts Saturday, Nov. 3, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Youth-only hunting weekends, for those licensed hunters 16 years of age or younger, are planned on Oct. 27-28 and Jan. 7-20, 2019. A special late season during which harvests are restricted to antlerless deer and spikes runs simultaneously to the late youth-only season, from Jan. 7-20, 2019. Aside from whitetails, Gillespie County is also considered to be in the Central Zone for dove hunting. Dove season will run from Sept. 1 through Nov. 4, and then again from Dec. 21 through Jan. 14, 2019. The quail season across Texas will run Oct. 27, 2018 to Feb. 24, 2019.

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Information on bag limits, license requirements and other general information is available from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Outdoor Annual or at tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/. The Texas Hill Country also has an abundant amount of non-game wildlife such as armadillos, raccoons, hawks, opossums, coyotes and numerous other birds, not to mention an occasional porcupine and skunk. Among the factors accounting for the large populations of deer and other forms of wildlife in the Fredericksburg area is the rugged, hilly terrain, which affords plenty of cover, vegetation and water to sustain the animals year-round. In other parts of Texas, the terrain is flatter and less wooded, perhaps even converted to farmland. Also, the increasing development of housing and expanding city limits in other places has forced wildlife out of its natural habitat. Gillespie County values wildlife. Farmers, ranchers and residents hold animals in high regard not only because of their presence, but also because of their contributions to the area’s economy.


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Ambleside School of Fredericksburg will host Bike the ’Burg, a bicycle charity ride on Saturday, Oct. 27 in Fredericksburg. This Hill Country riding experience features five route options to accommodate all skill levels. There is a six-mile Family Fun Ride, which is $20/person, and 14-, 34.5-, 48- and 65-mile routes that are $50/ person, or $40/person with early registration before Oct. 1. More information and registration are available at biketheburgtx.com. Onsite registration will also be available the morning of the ride at 406 Post Oak Road, which costs $60/ person. Packet pick-up will be Friday, Oct. 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Ambleside School of Fredericksburg, located at 406 Post Oak Road. Start time for all routes is 9 am. All rides will begin and end at Ambleside and rest stops will be available along the routes. All participants receive a T-shirt, lunch and admittance to the post-ride celebration. Lunch and live music admittance are also available for purchase at the door for non-riders ($10). Mindy Brown is the featured musician.


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Oktoberfest Kraut Run is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at Fredericksburg Middle School, 110 W. Travis St. The race, hosted by Fredericksburg Morning Rotary to benefit literacy programs in Fredericksburg, will have 5K and 8K runs in men’s and women’s divisions, as well as an untimed 5K walk. A kid’s obstacle course for ages 4-10 is set at 8 a.m. The 5K and 8K starts at 8:30 a.m. More information is available by contacting Bob Hickerson at 830-543-3926 or rhickerson9@gmail. com. The Texas Harvest 5K/10K is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at Wildseed Farms on U.S. 290 East. The Texas Harvest 5K/10K is a family-friendly run and is held in conjunction with and on the same day as the Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival. Runners will cover a course that goes through the new vineyards and grounds of Wildseed Farms, along scenic paths, with a stretch along the Pedernales River. Food trucks will be available at the finish line for those wishing to purchase food. This race benefits the Gillespie County 100 Club.

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Races like the Texas Harvest 5K/10K allow runners to see the scenic side of Gillespie County. This race winds through Wildseed Farms and gives racers a glimpse of parts of the farm that are usually closed to the public. — Standard-Radio Post file photo The 5K loop course winds along flat, well maintained, very gentle, non-technical dirt trails through the fields of Wildseed Farms. The 10K will cover the loop twice. Boot Ranch is hosting a 5K Fun Run and 4-Mile Hill Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 3, starting at the Boot Ranch Club House. Both the 5K and 4-mile Hill Challenge start at 9 a.m.


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Volkssportverein Friedrichsburg has five routes designed for yearround walks in Gillespie County. — StandardRadio Post file photo

Walking around the block The local walking club — Volkssportverein Friedrichsburg (VVF) — has established five selfpaced, year-round routes and a New Year’s event for walkers of all ages. All five walking routes have been developed between 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles) distances. In addition to the three routes inside the city limits, the club has also plotted out routes at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall and at the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. These walks are sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association as Year-Round Walks. Check-in for the in-town walks is at Sunday House Inn and Suites, 501 E. Main St. The two rural walks both have starting points inside park visitor centers. At each location, participants should ask the personnel for the Walk Box from which they can obtain maps of the self-guided walks as well as other items needed if walking for credit. The start of the walk itself may involve a drive to a different location. It was noted that the walks can only be done during daylight hours. Fredericksburg Walks The three city walks include:

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• AVA Pilgrimage — This walk is a self-guided tour of the Historical District and honors the heritage of Volkssporting in America, which began here in June of 1976. • Cemetery Walk — Participants taking this route will start at Marktplatz and will walk through two historic cemeteries in Fredericksburg. One location — Der Stadt Friedhof — was established in 1846 when the town was founded, and the other — St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery — was established in 1850. The route continues on tree-lined streets on the north side of town. • Cross Mountain Walk — The beginning location for this trek is Cross Mountain. At the top, participants can take in a 360-degree-view of Fredericksburg and the surrounding countryside. The 10K walk also goes to a pioneer cemetery. LBJ State Park The route at LBJ State Park and Historic Site will take walkers to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm where life in the rural areas of the early-1900s is shown daily by living history demonstrations. A 10K route also takes walkers along Ranch Road 1 and the banks of

the Pedernales River. A second 10K trail starts at the Schoolhouse and continues through the LBJ Ranch to the Texas White House. The two 10K routes can be combined for a 20K distance. The park has initiated a new walking and biking trails project, which will be incorporated into new Volksmarch routes as appropriate. LBJ State Park and Historic Site is located in Stonewall, 15 miles east of Fredericksburg on U.S. Highway 290. While the park operates yearround, the facilities are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Enchanted Rock The route at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, located 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965, will give hikers a variety of routes, including a more-rigorous option of walking up Enchanted Rock itself. Dominating the park is a large pink granite exfoliation dome that rises 425 feet above ground and 1,825 feet above sea level. Gates open at 8 a.m. and the office opens at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee to the park is $7 per person age 12 and older. Texas State Parks Pass holders get in free.


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Take a break on nature trail The nature trails that wind through Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park offer a slice of wilderness in an urban environment. Nature lovers can observe a multitude of species of birds, forbs, grasses, woody plants, amphibians, reptiles and insects to view on the three different mile-long nature trails, designed and built by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center. The 10-acre area features forests, prairie, riparian, creek and lakeside wetlands, post oak savannah and semi-arid brush land ecosystems. Kiosks along the trail feature displays of the various groups of wildlife found in the park and a television monitor in the park office shows photos of the wildflowers, birds, butterflies and dragonflies seen in the nature area. There is a 70-foot x 70-foot garden located between the swimming pool and the RV park that was designated the “Pollinator Garden.” The wildflowers are home to bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and moths carrying out pollination processes. Checklists are available in the park headquarters office; the lists include 260 wildflowers, 178 birds, 70 butterflies, 50 odonates (dragonflies) and reptiles, mammals and fish.

The nature trails at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park provide and escape from the city as walkers trudge the mile-long trails throughout 10 acres. — Standard-Radio Post photo

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Living history found at LBJ State Park The Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall is the destination where years past come to life in the Texas Hill Country. It’s a place where historians, naturalists, recreationalists, wildlife viewers, political enthusiasts, wildflower lovers, walkers, anglers, outdoor enthusiasts and more can find something to peek their interest. The park features historical exhibits, memorabilia and a living history farm with recreational sports, nature and bicycling trails, shopping and more. Honoring a president The LBJ State Park and Historic Site honors Gillespie County native Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. A Visitor Center complex houses exhibits and memorabilia focusing on the late president’s two terms of office. Park facilities There’s also an auditorium that accommodates up to 250 persons for free films shown daily and a gift shop that is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Visitor Center is the first stop for any tour to the LBJ Ranch which is a part of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. (See separate article on the national park facility elsewhere in this issue.) Attached to the Visitor Center is the Behrens Cabin, a two-room dogLBJ STATE PARK106

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trot cabin built during the 1840s by German immigrant Johannes Behrens. There’s also an outdoor amphitheater used for a variety of programs. Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm The park is also home to the SauerBeckmann Living History Farm, which depicts the life of a German/ Texas family from 1915-1918.

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East of the Visitor Center and off the nature trail, the farm is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Guided tours there allow park interpreters to demonstrate every phase of life characteristic of that era. School classes and other large groups of 15 or more are encouraged to make reservations for one-hour farm tours by phoning 830-6442252. Nature trails Elsewhere in the park, a winding nature trail leads walkers to a

larger-than-life bronze statue of the former president overlooking the Pedernales River. It also trails near a wildlife enclosure housing buffalo and other areas with the members of the Official Texas State Longhorn Herd. Since May of 2014, the park has become home to part of the Official Texas State Longhorn Herd. Another trail approximately a mile long is handicapped accessible and suitable for wheelchairs, bicycles and strollers. It departs the Visitor Center and travels through fields of


ATTRACTIONS wildflowers and past the Texas Longhorns’ pen to the Danz cabins before looping back. Every trail in the park is linked with directional signs and strategically-placed markers giving a brief description of highlights along the path. There’s more Numerous shaded picnic and rest areas (some with restroom facilities) are available at the state park. From early June throughout the summer, a large pool facility — complete with children’s wading pool and a covered pavilion — is manned by certified lifeguards. Nearby are two lighted tennis courts. Available by reservation is the park’s dining hall and group picnic area, located on the banks of the Pedernales River, as well as a separate baseball diamond facility. Fishing is allowed without a license from the banks of state park lands. However, those who go into the waterways, for example, on a boat, must have a fishing license. Special Events LBJ State Park will host the annual Seed Stomp from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Participants will learn about native wildflowers, Mrs. Johnson’s legacy of beautifying America and will be given wildflower seeds to help reseed the

Wreath-making is one of several demonstrations held at LBJ State Park’s SauerBeckmann Living History Farm each November. — Standarda io ost file photo grounds and plant flowers for future generations. On Saturday, Nov. 24, visitors are invited to the Holiday Cookie Decorating and German Traditions from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Families can decorate cookies as it was done for a German Christmas tree in the early 1900’s. Other traditions such as candle making, wreath making and waiting for St. Nicholas will also take place at the park. The 49th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. The tradition was started 49 years ago by President and Mrs. Johnson. Families are invited to enjoy carolers, a live nativity, Santa Claus, refreshments and the lighting of the tree.

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tions to life through exhibits, educational programs and demonstrations. Gillespie County Historical Society The GCHS was organized in 1935 to preserve and tell the history of Gillespie County and the surrounding Hill Country area. The first Pioneer Museum was located at the Vereins

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ATTRACTIONS Kirche in the 100 block of West Main Street. The Vereins Kirche is a 1935 replica of the original structure and is an extension of the current Pioneer Museum In 1955, the society bought the historic Kammlah house, store and surrounding property, which includes a smokehouse and barn. All are at the Pioneer Museum Complex site. With other purchases and donations by the GCHS over the years, the Pioneer Museum site has grown to encompass three and a half acres and 11 buildings. Nine of those buildings are historic structures and included on a tour of the Pioneer Museum grounds. The GCHS has over 40,000 artifacts within its diverse collection. Pioneer Museum Pioneer Museum complex, located at 325 West Main Street, offers an opportunity for visitors to leisure through the grounds and learn about the daily lives of the German pioneers of the Texas Hill Country. The grounds feature historic homesteads and buildings donated by the founding families of Gillespie County. These buildings include a oneroom schoolhouse, a log cabin, a Sunday house, a bath house, a barn and a smokehouse. All showcase artifacts and architecture which help to preserve and tell their unique story.

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Special Activities • 1st Annual Christmas Home Tour Saturday, Dec. 1. The home tour is a self guided tour showcas ing nine homes decorated in their holiday best. Tickets will cost 30 thru ov. 2 , but 3 after. Tickets are available for purchase online. The tour booklet with a map will be available for pickup at the Pioneer Museum after Oct. 1 . • The Christmas Market, held in con unction with the Christmas Home Tour, opens at :30 a.m. and will close at p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. A Christmas Home Tour ticket will admit the ticketholder into the Market. For those who do not go on the home tour, a Market only ticket will be available at the door. in erfest atur ay ec fro a at t e Historical ociety ocial Hall an anctuary t nnual Tannen au all ri ay ec fro at t e t ary s Holy a ily Center Historical alkin tours are availa le ost e nes ays fro arc through November. The tours usually cost $15 for adults and $10 per child. Tours e in at t e istoric c anu a House at ast ustin treet at an last a out t o ours More information on special events at the Pioneer Museum can be found at http: www. pioneermuseum.net


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LBJ Ranch, home of the 36th president of the United States, is one of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park’s main attractions. Tour guides lead walkthroughs of the ouse locate in tone all an ive a li se of t e istory t at a ene et een t ose alls tan ar a io ost file oto

LBJ Ranch previews 36th President Just a mile east of Stonewall on the north side of the Pedernales River, the childhood, political career and retirement of the 36th president of the United States lays at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. The park is divided into two components — one in Stonewall and one in Johnson City. The LBJ Ranch makes up the Stonewall side of the park, while the LBJ Boyhood home and the Johnson settlement is located in Johnson City in Blanco County. Special Events Annual fall and winter events at the LBJ Ranch includes Christmas at the Boyhood Home, a 1920s-style Christmas lamp-lit home tour. The events takes place on Saturday nights, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, and 15. The Dec. 8 event will also serve as Christmas through the Years in LBJ Country, and showcase Christmas

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traditions from the 1860s through the 1960s. An 1860s chuck wagon with cowboy stories and poetry, Christmas crafts for children and live music from 7-8:30 p.m. will also be featured. All events will be held in Johnson City. Stonewall District The national park’s Stonewall District operating hours are 9 a.m.5 p.m. daily. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The park gate closes at 5:30 p.m. every day. The first stop on any tour of the LBJ Ranch is at the LBJ State Park and Historic Site Visitor Center, which is located 17 miles east of Fredericksburg off of U.S. 290. Free permits for the driving tour are available starting at 9 a.m. and continuing through 4 p.m. The tour leads visitors onto Ranch Road 1 and crosses the Pedernales

River near the Junction School where President Johnson began his education at age four. The tour also stops at the President’s reconstructed birthplace, then the Johnson family cemetery, where President and Mrs. Johnson are laid to rest. From there, tourists can visit the LBJ Ranch hangar, where tickets for the tours of the restored first floor of the Texas White House are obtained on a first-come, first-served basis. The tours begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4:30 p.m. every day. Tickets are $3 for those 18 years of age or older, but are free for those 17 and under. Johnson City District The Johnson City portion of the park is located 14 miles east of the LBJ Ranch in Blanco County. The park includes a visitor center at LBJ NHPK113


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100 East Ladybird Lane at the LBJ Boyhood Home and the Johnson Settlement. The center is open every day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s day. The president’s boyhood home is open for guided tours from 9 a.m.4:30 p.m., excluding the noon hour. Transporting visitors back to the early days of Texas, a visitor contact station is open in the Withers and Spaulding Building in downtown Johnson City. There, visitors can see how a general store looked around 1915. More information on the park is available from the visitor center at 830-868-7128.

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During the 19th and early 20th century students learned the three R’s: reading, writing and ’rithmetic in the comfort of a one-room school house, many of which were located out in the country. Later came schools like Fredericksburg Independent School District, Harper ISD and Doss Consolidated Common School District, and the rural schools took their place in history. Those schools are now things of the past, but the sites and even memories can still be revisited, courtesy of a visit on the Gillespie County Country Schools Trail. ‘Schools Trail’ The “schools trail” gives visitors and residents alike a chance to venture into the earlier days of Texas, when German settlers came to the Texas Hill Country and established country schools to educate their children. Among the old school houses on the driving trail are Cave Creek, Cherry Mountain, Cherry Spring, Crabapple, Grapetown, Junction, Lower South Grape Creek, Luckenbach, Meusebach Creek, Nebgen, Pecan Creek, Rheingold, Williams Creek (Albert), White Oak, Willow City and Wrede. Due to the Gilmer-Aiken Laws, in the 1950s and • • • • • •

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established the Gillespie County Country Schools Trail. This trail linked the 16 former historic country schools with the Vereins Kirche, which is a replica of the first school in the county. ‘Friends’ The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, in conjunction with several organizations, sponsors the trail and various activities throughout the year so that people can learn more about the county’s educational history. The Friends consists of former students of the closed schools and area community residents. Their mission statement is “we are preserving the past to enrich the future.” Open Houses and other events The schools are available to the public for social activities. The following are open houses and other events: • Sept 1 : Lower South Grape Creek open house and annual barbecue fundraiser 11 a.m. p.m. • Oct. 20: Cherry Spring School 11 a.m. p.m.

Throughout the year, visitors can learn and tour some of Gillespie County’s oldest schools. Slated for the fall are Cherry Spring, Lower South Grape Creek and Williams Creek (Albert). The schools feature the original furniture and some supplies from when the schools were in operation. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

• ov. 17: Williams Creek (Albert) 11 a.m. p.m. For more information about the historic rural schools tours, call the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools at 30 3321, e mail them at info historicschools.org or visit them online at www.historicschools. org.

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Bring drinking water, as no water is available in the park. Picnic tables are available. Restrooms are only open in the evenings during bat season (May to October). Due to the sensitive nature of the park, no camping, pets or smoking are allowed. Since the program start depends upon the emergence times (which vary with sunset times), Old Tunnel State Park maintains an informational phone line to distribute updated information. Information on estimated “show” times is available at 1-866-978-2287. More information is also available on the Internet on the park’s TPWD web page at: http://tpwd.texas.gov/ state-parks/old-tunnel. Picnic tables are available at the park, along with a half-mile bird-watching trail.

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Taking a sip of Texas Wineries are abundant in the Texas Hill Country, each offering unique flavors from sweet wines to deep reds. Many offer wine tastings and tours for those looking to learn more about the wine making process and taste the flavors. Learn more about all the wineries here: Alexander Vineyards alexandervineyards.com 830-865-3975 6360 Goehmann Lane (off U.S. 290 East) The mission at Alexander Vineyards is to create an educational and exciting wine experience for everyone to enjoy. Established in April 2013 to showcase wines that are classic expressions of the regions in which they are made, Alexander Vineyards features a portfolio of wines from around the world. Offerings include French Champagnes, and Bordeaux, German Mosels and Spanish Riojas. The winery is open daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Reservations are required for parties of six or more. Andreucci Wines andreucciwines.com 830-992-3273 308 East Main Street Founders Bill and Patty Sutherland moved to Tuscany to live, learn about the local wines. They returned to Texas determined to bring with them the experience of a true Tuscan wine, made by true Tuscan family winemakers. Today, visitors to the Andreucci Wines tasting room enjoy Tuscan wine, shipped directly from the owners’ favorite vintners in Italy. Private tastings pair Italian “Lite Bites” (antipasti/pasta) with each of the wines as suggested by the winemakers themselves. The tasting room offers free samples of Prosecco wine. Hours are Monday through Thursday, noon-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Armadillo’s Leap and Pedernales Cellars pedernalescellars.com

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830-998-8910 134 East Main Street A joint tasting room for the sister wineries Armadillo’s Leap Winery and Pedernales Cellars (also in this listing), the two wineries offer a premier experience of Texas terroir. Drop in for a tasting and stay for a glass in the stylish, contemporary tasting room. Tasting room hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. every day. Baron’s Creek Vineyard Baronscreekvineyards.com 830-304-3000 5865 U.S. 290 East Baron’s Creek sources their grapes from specialty growers throughout Texas, Washington, California and Spain to produce small lots of very fine wine from the best vineyards. Brothers Chris and Marc Chase opened Baron’s Creek in 2016. A variety of tastings accommodate wine lovers of every distinction, and overnight villa accommodations are also available. Advance reservations are highly recommended for all tastings as they can book quickly. Hours are Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon- 5 p.m. Becker Vineyards Beckervineyards.com 830-644-2681 Winery and tasting room: 464 Becker Farms Rd. (off U.S. 290 East/Stonewall) Tasting room: 307 East Main Street Established in 1992 by owners Dr. Richard and Bunny Becker, Becker Vineyards is the largest purchaser of premium Texas grapes in the state of Texas. They are also in the lavender business and the tasting room features their products (soap, lotion, candles, etc.) Tasting experiences include Art of Food & Wine Pairings; Reserve Library Tastings; and Riedel Wine Glass Tastings.

Reservations required for groups of eight or more. The last tasting begins 30 minutes before closing. The winery is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. The Main Street tasting room is open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Bell Mountain Vineyards Bellmountainwine.com 830-685-3297 463 Bell Mountain Road The oldest winery in Fredericksburg, Bell Mountain Vineyards started in 1976 as an early entrant in the renaissance of Texas winegrowing. Bell Mountain Vineyards is operated by the Oberhelman family, but is under the care of the Haley family trust. The vineyard produces and bottles wines from the classic wine varieties branded with the Bell Mountain label. It also offers specialty wines under the Oberhof label, as well as Vina Rita Wine Cocktails. The winery is open for complimentary tours and tastings every Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Other days are available by appointment. Bingham Family Vineyards www.bingham.wine 210-724-9390 3915 B U.S. 290 East Bingham Family Vineyards is a multigenerational wine growing family that uses 100 percent Texas grown grapes to produce crafted estate wines. Tastings range in price of $10-$20 with a souvenir wine glass. The winery is open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Calais Winery calaiswinery.com 830-213-2124 8115 U.S. 290 West (Hye) Calais Winery visitors go underground to what is fondly known as ‘The Cave’, a self-constructed underground space con-


ATTRACTIONS sisting of winery, cellar and from noon-3 p.m. It is best tasting room. to call ahead as pizza sells Calais Wines are proout fast. duced with 100 percent Reservations are Texas Grapes from growrequired for groups of eight ers at prime locations or more. around the state to create Hours are Sunday and unique blends to satisfy Monday, noon-5 p.m.; every palate. Thursday, noon-5 p.m.; and In addition to their reguFriday and Saturday, noonlar “Tastings in the Cave”, 6 p.m. Calais offers “Winemaker’s Tastings”, an extended tast1851 Vineyards ing with Benjamin Calais 1851vineyards.com discussing French methods 830-391-8510 and techniques. 4222 Texas 16 South Special “Wine Dinners” What started in 1851 as a are also hosted several flour mill, quickly became times a year. an historic family-owned Wine enthusiasts can taste a variety of Texas wines at one of over 40 wineries located in Gillespie “Winemaker Tastings” are farm, with the last halfCounty. —Standard-Radio Post file photo Saturdays only. century seeing transformaAll tastings are available by tion into a family-operated reservation only, and can be vineyard “dedicated to great made online. Texas wines, Hill Country (off U.S. 290 West) Hours are Friday, 2-4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 hospitality, and an unsurpassed experiThis Old West-style winery began proa.m.- 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. ence”. ducing wine for the public in 1999, and 1851 Vineyards now has 16 planted has a 6,000-square-foot saloon-style Chisholm Trail Winery acres of Cabernet, Tannat, Malbec, Petite tasting room. Chisholmtrailwinery.com Sirah, Tempranillo and Alvarinho. Wood-fired gourmet pizza is served in 830-990-2675 the Oval Oven Pizzeria every Friday and WINERIES ▶ 122 2367 Usener Road Saturday from noon-4 p.m., and Sunday

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Cont. from 121 The “Signature Tasting Experience” offers three different wine flights, each offering six award-winning wines for $15. Reservations are required for groups of six or more. The winery also offers wine pairings daily with Texas artisan cheeses or chocolates. Reservations are required. Visitors will find live music and food trucks on Saturday’s. More events can be found on the winery’s website. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wine tastings at 1851 Vineyards can be customized with a variety of options, including tasting room, production tour, estate tour, and barrel tasting. Check website for special seasonthemed celebrations. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday and Monday, noon-5 p.m. Fat Ass Ranch and Winery fatasswine.com Ranch/winery: 830-644-2300 51 Elgin-Behrends Road Tasting Room: 830-997-9095 153 East Main Street Gail and Jennie McCulloch opened their cowboy-themed Fat Ass Ranch and Winery in 2014 when they married and found the perfect Hill Country ranch. Visitors can sample five wines and keep their Fat Ass glass for $10, and “Sangria Sunday” offers 2 for 1 Sangrias Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Winery hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Main Street tasting room is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tasting room hours may vary during slower seasons. Fiesta Winery Fiestawinery.com Winery: 830-997-4466 6260 U.S. 290 East Main Street: 830-307-3328 147 East Main Street Fiesta Winery began in the family kitchen of Baxter Ranch, a sixth generation ranch near Bend, Texas.

In 2010, with the help of friends and family, the first 3.5 acres of the now 12-acre home vineyard was planted. On Saturdays, Sommelier Erin Green hosts a “Wine and Tapas Tasting,” pairing five wines with seasonal, bite-sized Tapas, prepared in-house. Reservations for “Wine and Tapas” must be made 48 hours prior to visit. Main Street hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 290 location hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Live music is held on Saturdays from 2-5 p.m. The 290 Tasting Room will be closed Sunday, Dec. 16 for Wine Club Pick-up Party. 4.0 Cellars Fourpointwine.com 830-997-7470 10354 U.S. 290 East 4.0 Cellars opened in 2012, bringing together a unique trilogy of Texas wineries (Brennan Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery and McPherson Cellars).

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Fredericksburg Winery Fbgwinery.com 830-990-8747 Established in 1996, Fredericksburg winery is owned and operated by the Switzer family. They use 100 percent Texas grapes and produce a large selection of wines at the 10,600-square-foot facility on West Main Street. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5:30 p.m. (The last tasting each day begins 15 minutes prior to closing.) Hours and days may vary based on holidays. Grape Creek Vineyards Grapecreek.com Winery and Tasting Room: 830-644-2710 10587 U.S. 290 East Main Street Tasting Room: 830-992-3373 223 East Main Street A variety of Taste and Tour packages give visitors options in their Grape Creek WINERIES ▶ 124


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Cont. from 122 experience. Tours include a short tram ride through the vineyards and wine production complex, and a visit to the “Tuscan meets Modern” tasting room with a selection of current wine releases. Guided tastings at the Tasting Bar include six wines of the visitor’s choice, and Private tastings offer a leisurely, seated tasting in one of three private tasting rooms, complimented with a personal cheese assortment. The newly remodeled Stout’s Trattoria offers a full menu of chefinspired entrees, creative appetizers, fresh salads and stone-baked pizzas. Vineyard/Winery hours are: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Trattoria hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 1 a.m.-4 p.m. Reservations are recommended for Friday and Saturday after 5:30 p.m. and Sunday Brunch. Main Street tasting room hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. See website for special information if visiting on a Saturday or holiday weekend. Hilmy Cellars Hilmywine.com 830-644-2482 12346 U.S. 290 East Hilmy Cellars’ primary focus is the “Hilmy Cellars” label which produces and bottles wine in small lots from 100 percent Texas-raised fruit.   Owners Erik Hilmy and Neldie Gonzales Hilmy began Hilmy Cellars in 2009 using a variety of techniques to hand-produce

their wines. Visitors can sample a variety of Hilmy hand-crafted wines in the tasting room (six wines for $12) or enjoy their favorites on the patio. Reservations for standard tasting flights are recommended, and required for parties of six or more. Reservations can be made online. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Horn Winery Whether one likes red wine, white wine or anything in between, winerhornwinery.com ies in the area off a variety of options. Many wineries have wine and 844-HYE-HORN cheese pairings and dinners with the winemaker. 9953 U.S. 290 West (Hye) The newly opened Horn Winery offers a unique venue for regular events and Inwood Estates Vineyards gatherings; offering wines as well as a Inwoodwines.com fully operational distillery making craft 830-997-2304 spirits. 10303 U.S. 290 East Horn Winery sees wines as an orchesFounder and winemaker Dan Gatlin tral composition: all the best attributes established one of the first Texas vineof each instrument and artist are put yards in 1981, devoting himself to pertogether to create a finished piece. fecting the art of making the highest Horn Winery is open Thursday and quality wines from the best Texas grapes. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday and Inwood Estates, a pioneer in Sunday, noon-7 p.m. They are closed Tempranillo growing, was just named in Monday through Wednesday. the “Top 101 Wineries in America” by The Daily Meal, NY for the third consecutive Hye Meadow Winery year. Hyemeadow.com Personal tastings with the winemaker 855-HYE-WINE — available by reservation on Saturdays 10257 U.S. 290 East (Hye) — include the “Super Flight,” comparing Located on 62 oak-shaded acres, the limited production Inwood Estates wines family-owned Hye Meadow Winery offers with their international counterparts. visitors wine and more. Regular tastings include five of Inwood Take a tour of the vineyard and barrel Estates boutique wines in the Reserve room, snack on artisanal cheese plates, Tasting Room or The Bistro & Wine Bar play yard games, pet the resident donwhere a variety of light lunch and snackkeys or plan a visit around annual events ing options are also available. like the kite festival, grape stomp, or pig Reservations for Tastings and Dining roast. are required for groups of six and over. Hours are Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Visitors can also enjoy their wine in petWednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; friendly outdoor seating areas, including Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and The Deck and The Grove. Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Closed Tuesday. WINERIES▶ 126

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Hours are: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call ahead since hours can change without notice due to seasonal or special events. Kuhlman Cellars Kuhlmancellars.com 512-920-CORK (2675) 18421 U.S. 290 East Kuhlman Cellars founders Chris and Jennifer Cobb joined forces with veteran winemaker, Benedicté Rhyne, to create a quality handcrafted wineS. Appointments for tastings are requested and can be made on the website. Visitors are also welcome during open hours to enjoy a glass, or bottle, of wine and the panoramic views of the vineyard; appointments are not needed. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday and Monday, noon-5 p.m.

Longhorn Cellars Longhorncellars.com 830-990-2990 315 Ranch Road 1376 Longhorn Cellars is a boutique winery and tasting room, offering a wide variety of wine for every palate. The grape varieties are grown in Hye, Fredericksburg and Pontotoc. The winery is open seven days a week as follows: Monday through Thursday, noon-5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Lost Draw Cellars Lostdrawcellars.com 830-992-3251 113 East Park Street A High Plains grape farmer, a retired oil and gas distributor, and a young civil engineer developed a partnership with a mission to open up a winery in the city limits of Fredericksburg. The trio of Andy Timmons, Andrew Sides and Troy Ottmers uses grapes that handle the semi-arid climate of the Texas

The Texas Hill Country offers the perfect setting for an evening of wine tasting. High Plains in their wines. Winter hours are Sunday through Wednesday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mendelbaum Cellars Mendelbaumcellars.com 830-997-7000 10207 U.S. 290 East Mendelbaum Cellars offers a variety of Israeli wines grown in six major grape

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Country showcases its immense wine selection suitable for any palate. Hours are Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Narrow Path Winery Narrowpathwinery.com Main Street: 830-992-1404 113 East Main Street Winery and vineyard: 830-644-2144 6331 Ranch Road 1623 South Narrow Path Winery is the result of a passion of the Turbeville family for the complete process of wine making (vine to glass). All wines are small batch and feature fruit from the estate vineyard along with grapes from Texas and California. The new tasting room offers floor to ceiling glass walls and a covered patio and outdoor seating. Small bites are also available. The winery and vineyard are open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment. The tasting room is open Monday, noon5:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday,

noon-5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. They are closed on Tuesday. Pedernales Cellars pedernalescellars.com 830-644-2037 2916 Upper Albert Road Stonewall Family owned and operated, Pedernales Cellars is dedicated to world-class wines, sustainable practices and Texas Hill Country hospitality. Winemaker David Kuhlken uses gravity winemaking and extended barrel aging to produce ultra-premium wines. Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Texas Hill Country and Texas High Plains – most importantly from the original estate vineyard started by the Kuhlken family in the 1990s. There is live music on the weekends, and a variety of tours and tastings are offered, including food and wine pairings and tours of the wine cellar. Reservations are required. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. WINERIES ▶ 128

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Pontotoc Vineyard Pontotocvineyard.com 512-658-0023 320 West Main Street Established in 2003 on a historic Mason County farm, they make vintage wines of exceptional quality from grapes grown in and well-suited to Texas. The wines are made by Texas winemaker Don Pullum with assistance from the Moneys with at least a portion of the grapes grown at Pontotoc Vineyard. All Pontotoc Vineyard wines are offered at the local Weingarten, nestled in a quaint cottage with an authentic weinkeller in a stone walled courtyard. Weingarten hours are Friday and Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Ron Yates Wines Ronyateswines.com 512-585-3972 6676 U.S. 290 West (Hye) For seven generations, the Yates family has worked land in the state of Texas. This heritage is part of Ron Yates Wines, a family-owned and operated winery (sister winery to Spicewood Vineyards in

Burnet County) run by a seasoned team of winemaking experts, using start-of-theart equipment. Visitors to the 6,000 square foot contemporary winery designed by winemaker Todd Crowell can choose from Spanish, Rhone and Italian style wines made with estate-grown and sourced grapes. The recently opened Tasting Pavilion includes an expansive outdoor porch or indoor bar. Hours are daily 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Signor Vineyards Signorvineyards.com 830-304-7446 362 Livesay Lane The Signor family traces its residency back five generations or more throughout Central and East Texas, and Signor Vineyards was built on three generations of families and friendships. The tasting room (located inside the Vineyard Estate House and designed and built by famed architect Isaac Maxwell) is open to the public Monday, noon- 5 p.m., and Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For parties larger than six, call for spe-

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Cont. from 128 6264 U.S. 290 East Six Shooter features select wines from five Texas wineries and a Meadery to offer guests a large selection of sweet wines, sparkling wine, mead, and dessert wines, served in a building with massive wood timbers reassembled from an old tobacco barn in Tennessee.   Hours for Six Shooter Cellars are Monday and Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 1 1 a . m . -6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Texas Heritage Vineyard Texasheritagevineyard.com 830-992-3323 3245 U.S. 290 East To honor their family histories and their deep Texas roots, owners Billy and Susan Johnson planted an estate vineyard in 2015. A winery was completed in 2017, and in May 2018, the Texas Heritage Vineyard tasting room opened to coincide with their first harvest year. See website for more details and special events. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.6 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The Vintage Cellar Thevintage-cellar.com 830-304-0059 6258 U.S. 290 East The Vintage Cellar specializes in Texas wines from smaller wineries with a unique history and quality vintages. Local craft beer with an iced mug is also on hand. The Vintage Cellar is located in the original Rocky Hill School built in 1902, and available for intimate wedding and party events or a private party tasting. Hours are Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.;

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Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. They are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Wedding Oak Winery Weddingoakwinery.com 830-997-2510 100 Legacy Drive (off U.S. 290 East at Wildseed Farms) Texas-born viticulturist Mike McHenry and a group of friends started Wedding Oak Winery in 2011. Wedding Oak wines are made with 100n percent Texas grapes, and include fruit from estate vineyards in San Saba. At the local tasting room, nestled inside Wildseed Farms, visitors can enjoy Wedding Oak wines on the tasting room patio overlooking magnificent fields of wildflowers and rows of wine grapes. The tasting room at Wildseed Farms is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Nov. 3; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning Nov. 4. William Chris Vineyards Williamchriswines.com 830-998-7654 10352 U.S. 290 East (Hye) Winegrowers William (Bill) Blackmon and Chris Brundrett have expanded the estate vineyards begun in 2008. Guests can tour the vineyard and enjoy the wine in the tasting room or out on the pavilion overlooking the vineyard. Small bites are also offered, including an all-Texas cheese plate, house made hummus, and house made spiced almonds. Reservations are required for a tasting. Call ahead or book online. Walk-ins are welcome for glass and bottle service seven days a week.  Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday through

Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Woodrose Winery Woodrosewinery.com 830-644-2539 662 Woodrose Lane (off U.S. 290 East in Stonewall) The selection of hand-crafted wines made from 100 percent Texas grown grapes can be enjoyed with a self-paced, seated wine tasting. Visitors are also welcome to just “Sit, Relax and Enjoy” a glass of wine under the oak trees while listening to music on the back deck.   Every Saturday from 12:30-3 p.m., Woodrose hosts the “Passport Series”, a six-course food and wine pairing featuring gourmet food from around the world, paired with their wine.   Reservations are required for groups of six or more. All others can call to confirm availability. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, n o o n - 6 p.m.  Zero 815 Winery zero815winery.com 830-644-2000 11157 U.S. 290 West in Hye Zero 815 Winery is the culmination of a lifelong passion for wine and food.   It was named for the wedding anniversary of its founders, Laura and the late Karl Hogsett, and their passion for Texas winemaking was ignited in different parts of the world. Zero815 wines are produced from 100 percent Texas grapes, and tastings are $17 for six wines. Hours are Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  They are closed on Tuesdays.


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Made right here in Hill Country Breweries, distilleries produce award-winning beers, bourbon BREWERIES Fredericksburg Brewing Company www.yourbrewery.com 830-997-1646 Fredericksburg Brewing Company was way ahead of its time and the craft brew craze when it opened in 1994. The brewery offers award-winning beers on tap, plus seasonal brews. Today, Fredericksburg Brewing Company is the oldest brewpub in Texas, also called the “Best in Texas” by several publications. The brewery claimed a gold medal at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival Competition, plus other medals in various competitions. Located at 245 E. Main St., the brewery sits in two restored 1890s-era buildings. In addition to its main room, the brewery has a large, airconditioned Biergarten. The second floor of the buildings provides “Bed & Brew” facilities, 12 rooms (one located on ground level) with baths, each decorated in a different theme. The brewery’s restaurant also features a variety of freshly prepared foods, from burgers, to pizza, to Scotch eggs and more. Fredericksburg is one of the few towns in the nation that allows sidewalk consumption, so visitors may take a cold one on a Main Street stroll. Altstadt Brewery Altstadt Brewery is making a big entrance on the Fredericksburg beer scene. Altstadt touts its traditional German brews, which it says contains “four ingredients and five centuries of Bavarian tradition.” The brewery first released its lager and kolsch in April 2017 and brought its Alt to market a year later. Its brewery features state-of-theart reverse osmosis, testing and copper-plated Rolec tanks. It also imported a German brewmaster to oversee the operation. Altstadt’s new facility will open in October with a welcome lobby and bar, beer garden, restaurant, wine cellar lounge, private dining room, and banquet hall with a spill out into a private events garden. This will include music stage locations throughout the venues. Pedernales Brewing Company pedernalesbrewing.com Open since 2012, Pedernales Brewing BEER, BOURBON134

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Company was recently acquired by Uncle Billy’s of Austin, after racking up a large amount of awards for a relatively new brewery. While brewing is no longer done locally, owner Bob Leggett continued producing the popular Robert Earl Keen and Lobo brand beers, which can be found in local stores and restaurants. Hye Cider Company hyecidercompany.com 830-282-0143 For folks who like cider, there is a new player in the area. Hye Cider Company brings a rock-and-roll attitude to this brewing form, with flavors like “Hye Note,” “Hye Hops,” “Hye Stylin’,” and “Hye Bay.” The facility is located at 123 Rocky Road near the Hye community and right on the 290 Wine Trail. BOURBON DISTILLERY Garrison Brothers 830-392-0246 Garrisonbros.com Garrison Brothers offers fine bourbon made the old-

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“Sit & Sip” tours and tastings are offered Wednesdays through Sundays at Garrison Brothers Distillery. — Submitted photo Garrison Brothers’ website. Elk Store Winery & Distillery Elkstore1895.com 830-997-2665

Elk Store, located at 327 E. Main St., specializes in small-batch moonshine, charter, whiskey, brandy, rum and gin. The Elk Store serves top-notch cocktails and wines.

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Looking for a quiet escape from the bustling of Main Street? Pioneer Memorial Library offers just that. Located next to the Gillespie County Courthouse at 115 West Main Street, the library welcomes guests of all ages to read and research through thousands of titles, periodicals and modern technological resources. Services Library cards can be issued free of charge to residents of Gillespie County. Proof of residency (including driver’s license, lease agreement or checks with local address) is required upon application. Children, ages six or above, can be issued a card, with a parent or guardian’s signature. All non-residents of

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Resource Center, ICU equipment and furnishings, a 3D digital mammography unit, angiography equipment, private patient rooms, and other life-saving improvements. The organization now includes an 86-bed hospital with state-of-theart ICU and surgical departments and physicians across 23 medical specialties, seven clinics, home care and hospice services, and centers for mammography, rehab, infusion, wound care and surgery. Today, HCM’s 700 employees and 200 volunteers share the vision to “Empower Others. Create Healthy.”

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The HCM Home Care team was recognized in July 2018 as a Top 20% Provider for Patient Satisfaction for consistent, high quality service. — Submitted photo In 2018, HCM was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for the seventh time by Watson Health and was named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by the National Rural Health Association for the second consecutive year, based on consumer value, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial stability. Hill Country Memorial’s hospital is also one of four hospitals in Texas to receive the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for eight consecutive years

(2011-2018). These accolades are based on outcomes including patient safety and satisfaction to adherence to medical and clinical standards. Prevention and wellness To support its vision of “creating healthy,” HCM promotes wellness through its physician group, Wellness Center and community activities. The HCM Medical Group’s physicians and providers offer primary care and care across 13 specialties,

with clinics in Fredericksburg, Boerne, Johnson City, Marble Falls and Kerrville. The HCM Wellness Center is the most comprehensive fitness center in Fredericksburg, providing fitness equipment, group classes, personal training, indoor heated pools, massage therapy, the annual Wildflower Run and more. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available, and patients can use these facilities before and HOSPITAL142

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after surgery. Hill Country Memorial also offers free heart screenings and orthopedic evaluations for teenagers and other screenings for adults throughout the year. Health education Recognizing that health and wellness begin with education, HCM’s physicians and staff offer regular education programs to help the community understand medical issues and outcomes. Throughout the year, HCM hosts “Healthy You” educational events across the Hill Country, featuring relevant topics such as joint replacement, sleep disorders, staying well at any age, and more. Each year, HCM also hosts a heart health campaign called “Red in Fred” that includes screenings for teens and adults, free educational presentations, and fun activities at local Boys & Girls Clubs. Additionally, HCM offers nutritional counseling, support groups, classes and monthly tours for expectant parents, CPR and first aid classes, diabetes seminars and more. All events can be found at hillcountrymemorial.org/event. Diagnostics The first step in delivering health care is proper and timely diagnosis. Hill Country Memorial’s modern imaging department

HCM staffers Ruben Ramirez, Kay Frazee and Hannah Hitzfeld review the new plain language emergency alert categories in the emergency department. Frazee and Hitzfeld are two of a team of switchboard operators who answer calls and announce alerts for the hospital 24 hours a day. — Submitted photo offers heart catheterizations, 3T MRI, high-definition CT scans, whole-body imaging, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology, all with the lowest radiation dose in mind. The HCM Breast Center is equipped with an ultrasound room and a 3D digital mammography unit that offer a faster exam and superior image quality. Hill Country Memorial also uses multi-disciplinary conferencing, bringing together surgeons, pathologists,

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Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Gallagher discussed the types of anticlotting medications that are prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke at an HCM Cardiac Support Group meeting. — Submitted photo radiologists, oncologists, nurses and technologists to review test results and coordinate treatment options. Innovative approach Hill Country Memorial has earned a national reputation for innovative treatment programs such as “Restore.” Restore – The Remarkable Joint Center uses in-depth preoperative

classes to inform patients about their surgery and recovery process. A personalized recovery regimen gets patients back in action sooner, safer and sounder. These distinctions and excellent clinical outcomes earned Restore a Joint Commission Certification and recognition as one of two hospitals in Texas to earn both the Healthgrades Joint

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1,000 admissions per month. The hospital performs 70,000 outpatient procedures annually, and the five-suite surgery department handles more than 4,000 cases a year. Thanks to generous community support, in 2018, HCM added a da Vinci robotic surgical system for urologic, gynecologic and some general surgery cases. Aftercare rehabilitation programs include physical, occupational, speech and cardio-pulmonary rehab. Hospital-owned home care and hospice programs serve 13 Hill Country counties. Beyond the hospital’s walls care continues. Hill Country Memorial’s seven-day-a-week Immediate Care Clinic across from the hospital at 1031 State Highway 16 South handles non-emergency care of colds, flu, sprains, nausea, stings, minor injuries and more.

HCM volunteer Mike Payton drives the parking lot trolley to safely escort patients and guests. — Submitted photo Walk-ins are welcome, and Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances are accepted. The Immediate Care Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Community Community is the purpose and cornerstone of HCM. From the hospital and its centers to medical clinics in Boerne, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Kerrville and Marble Falls, and immediate care clinics in Llano and Fredericksburg, HCM continues its mission of remarkable health care by committing every day to this community. As proof of its commitment, HCM was the first hospital in the nation to offer a five-star “Ratings and Reviews” system for patients and families to give real-time feedback on their experiences with the hospital. Such engagement drives continual improvements across the organization and is available for viewing at www.hill-countrymemorial.org. ONLINE www.hillcountrymemorial.org

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Higher education offered locally The Hill Country University Center (HCUC) is where eager-tolearn minds gather to pursue higher education in the Hill Country. Located at Fredericksburg’s eastern city limits, HCUC houses Texas Tech University’s regional campus and a branch of Central Texas College. Together, the schools offer area students an affordable way to complete a four-year degree without leaving the town. The HCUC campus serves students in Gillespie and the surrounding six-county area. Evening classes are popular, since many students are working adults. Eyeing this growing market, directors are implementing professional development programs to help meet the area’s workforce needs, getting interested students started in the areas of hospitality, culinary arts and wine making. Texas Tech UniversityFredericksburg is leading the way

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in the study of winemaking and offers viticulture and enology certificate programs. During its short existence, the program has brought in grape growers and wine makers from around the nation to earn industry certification. The center also offers a variety of bachelor and master level courses in general studies, education, superintendent certification, multidisciplinary science, agriculture and educational leadership, as well as bachelor’s degrees in several programs. CTC offers lower-level courses

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at a fraction of the price of larger schools or other community colleges. CTC also is working with the local school district to expand trade and training opportunities for students who wish to go that route instead of a four-year degree. HCUC is housed in a 24,000-square-foot facility, located on 68 acres. The building opened in 2010. Directors of the Texas Hill Country University Center Foundation board have drawn up a master plan they envision to include the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts, arts offerings, student housing and more. The facility currently houses seven classrooms, 10 offices, a science lab, student lounge, computer library and the H-E-B Community Room (for larger gatherings). Parts of HCUC are available for rent and public events. The foundation owns and operates the facility.

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Gillespie County Airport has been a key component to the growth and success of the area in attracting residents and new businesses. Corporate jets, single engine aircraft and pilots of a variety of other types of aircraft are all accommodated at the facility, located at 191 Airport Road, just south of downtown Fredericksburg on Texas Highway 16. (The facility sits between the Gillespie County Fair Grounds and Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.) Classed as a general aviation airport, it features a 5,000-foot runway and full-length parallel taxiway and has runway lights and a beacon that operate from sunset to sunrise,

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Experienced pilots are happy to help expose youngsters to the “super” thrills of aviation through regular events at the airport. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

giving the airport a 24-hours-aday, seven-days-a-week, operational capability. During daylight hours of limited visibility, the lights can be turned on by the approaching pilot. Instrument approaches are available to both ends of the runway, and precision approach path indicators provide pilots with

visual assistance during night landing operations. A fully-automated weather system (AWOS) informs pilots about local conditions. Operated under Gillespie County government, the facility has seen constant upgrades and expansions as it services more and more pilots.


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The airport’s terminal building provides a comfortable environment for pilots, crew and passengers waiting on aircraft. An additional convenience is available with the credit card-operated refueling system that provides aviation gasoline (100LL) and jet fuel 24 hours a day. Airport manager Toni Lombardi can provide information on two 12,000-square-foot insulated hangars which have 52 tie-down positions for public use (with more in the works). Long-term T-hangar spaces are available through three different entities. The adjacent Hangar Hotel and Conference Center boasts 50 upscale guest rooms, an officer’s club, meeting facilities for large groups and a classic 1940s-style diner, unique facilities for a non-metropolitan airport. Businesses at the airport include the Pippen-York Flying Machine Company, which provides avionics installation and repair; Fredericksburg Aviation, which provides major and minor airframe and engine repair and aircraft rental, and Gillespie Air Services which provides fuel service. The Gillespie County Airport also features the Fredericksburg FBO, a full-service fixed-based operator that provides information and service to pilots and crews. Ground transportation options include rental cars from The Motor Pool or Enterprise at Fredericksburg FBO.

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Steering visitors in the right direction The CVB, Chamber and EDC can provide information

Visitors to Fredericksburg may need to find out how to be “in the know” about what the town has to offer. This info is readily available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center, 302 East Austin Street (one block north of Main Street across from the National Museum of the Pacific War). The site offers free parking for vehicles, including RVs and buses, and public restrooms. The building is home to both the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau and the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission. The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce is located next door at 306 East Austin Street in a historic home remodeled into an open business space. The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau is a marketing, sales and service organization, funded by a portion of the city’s and county’s hotel/motel occupancy tax.

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The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau points visitors toward area attractions as well as coordinates publicity for the town to media outlets. – Photo by Sean Dorre FCVB promotes Fredericksburg and Gillespie County as a leisure destination for group tours, reunions, weddings and meeting site. The FCVB staffs and operates the Visitor Information Center, which is open to assist visitors every day except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas CBV152


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COMMUNITY Visitor Center hours M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau 302 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Phone: 830-997-6523 or 1-888-997-3600 Email: visitorinfo@fbgtx.org www.visitfredericksburgtx.com Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce 306 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Phone: 830-997-5000 Email: penny@fbgtxchamber.org www.fredericksburg-texas.com Gillespie County Economic Development Commission 302 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Phone: 830-997-6523 Email: edc@fbgtx.org www.gillespiecountyedc.com

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In the center, visitors can watch a free, 10-minute video in the building’s 48-seat theater. Visitors also can gather information on potential activities, accommodations and businesses of interest through brochures and other literature in the lobby area, including info on walking tours, historic sites, an events calendar, city and county maps and driving trail maps. The organization has a tourism app, and publishes brochures on everything from dining, to walking tours, to a year-end report on the tourism industry. CVB President and CEO Ernie Loeffler writes a weekly column in the Fredericksburg StandardRadio Post. The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce works on business education, advocacy, communication and business-to-business assistance.

Catering to more than 900 members — a large amount for a town of roughly 12,000 — the Chamber works to create a positive business environment. Its staff coordinates events, volunteers and highlights accomplishments at its annual March banquet. Chamber President and CEO Penny C. McBride also writes a weekly column in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. Tim Lehmberg is executive director of the Gillespie County Economic Development Commission. He keeps his finger on the economic pulse Gillespie County and helps recruit and ease the transition for new businesses who are right for the market to locate here. The GCEDC is a collaborative partnership between the city and county and its mission is to encourage, enhance and promote managed economic development throughout the county. The GCEDC is governed by a board of directors with nine

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The Vereins Kirche is a unique landmark in the center of downtown Fredericksburg. The octagonal building is owned and managed by the Gillespie County Historical Society and is home to various historical and archeological exhibits. These permanent exhibits include a mammoth tusk found north of Fredericksburg, a model of early Fredericksburg,

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Owned and managed by the Gillespie County Historical Society, the Vereins Kirche on Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg is home to various historical and archeological exhibits. — Standard-Radio Post photo file photo

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and an arrowhead collection. Exhibits for the Vereins Kirche The exhibit on display until January 2019 focuses on life in Gillespie County during World War I. This exhibit highlights the experiences of the people of Gillespie County both at home and in the military. The cultural changes that occurred in Fredericksburg and other German communities is also discussed. Other exhibits in the Vereins Kirche this year included “Lebe Hoch!” Schuetzenfest in Gillespie County” and “The Gillespie County Fair: The Oldest, Continuous County Fair in Texas.” “Hauling Freight: Old Teamsters of Fredericksburg,” is on display

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through Sept. 30. “Fort Martin Scott: A Frontier Fort, 1848-1853,” will be featured Oct. 2-31. “Gillespie County Veterans of the First World War” will be on display Nov. 1-30. “Made of Wood and Stone: Historic Homes and Buildings of Fredericksburg” is scheduled to be on display Dec. 1 through Jan. 4, 2019. History The original Vereins Kirche served as the town’s first church, school and public meeting place and lookout building for protection against invaders. The replica of the Vereins Kirche has been used as a library, home to the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, a one-day post office and a museum.

The original Vereins Kirche, or Society Church, was used primarily as a church and school for all denominations. School districts were created in Gillespie County in the 1850s and students were no longer using the Vereins Kirche. As with the school, church congregations began building their own churches in town and slowly leaving the Vereins Kirche empty most days. By the 50th anniversary in 1896, the stone walls had been removed to make the Vereins Kirche a pavilion for the celebration. The building was torn down in 1897 as it had fallen into disrepair. For many years, local citizens had the vision of building a replica of the Vereins Kirche. In 1935, the Gillespie County Historical Society received their charter and began working to rebuild the Vereins Kirche as a pio-


HISTORY neer memorial. Fundraising by citizens and help from the New Deal Works Progress Administration supported the building of the Vereins Kirche. A celebration was held in May 1935 and the Vereins Kirche Pioneer Memorial was officially opened. The first use of the new Vereins Kirche was to house the Pioneer Memorial Library and a small historical museum. The first exhibits included memorabilia and collectibles from the early pioneer days, When the Gillespie County Historical Society purchased the Kammlah Homestead in 1955, most of their artifacts were moved and displayed in the Kammlah House while a small exhibit space remained in the Vereins Kirche. In 1967, after the second courthouse had been refur-

bished by Eugene and Margaret McDermott of Dallas, the Pioneer Memorial Library left the Vereins Kirche and took up residence in the McDermott Building where it remains today. For a few years, part of the Vereins Kirche was home to the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, with GCHS exhibit space occupying some of the building. It was during this time that the GCHS began archiving and organizing its collection. When the Chamber moved out of the Vereins Kirche, the space became an area for the GCHS Archives and Collections (now located at the GCHS offices in the Historic First Methodist Church at 312 West San Antonio Street). A depiction of the Meusebach-Comanche Treaty painted by Lucy Meusebach Marschall in the 1920s hangs in the Vereins Kirche.

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Cross Mountain guides the way

Cross Mountain, located just north of Fredericksburg, has been topped with crosses since before Fredericksburg’s founding in 1846. Rising to an elevation of 1,951 feet above sea level, Cross Mountain is located on Ranch Road 965 (North Milam Street). A sign at the entrance makes the entryway easier to spot. After volunteer work done by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center, visitors can now walk up the hill on a stairway path to reach the top of the mountain for a panoramic view of Fredericksburg and surrounding area. There are also two trails that circle the mountain, one at the base and the other half way up the mountain, where visitors can look at the different plant life and wildlife in the area. New restrooms and benches were installed in 2017, and a butterfly garden was planted by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center. No vehicles are allowed up the hill but parking is available at the foot of the mountain. History The history of Cross Mountain reaches far back. When the early settlers arrived here in 1846, they found the remnants of a wooden cross that had been erected there most probably by the Spanish missionaries who had by then established missions in San Antonio, San Saba and other areas of Texas. For the Indians, too, it was a landmark as it lay on the Pinta Trail, one of the oldest Indian trails in the state. From the Pinta Trail crossing on the Pedernales River, the trail divided, with this branch following the Upper Crabapple Road in the direction of Bear Mountain and then on to Enchanted Rock and beyond. Cross Mountain gained its name when an earlyday German settler, John Christian Durst, found the old cross of heavy timbers at its summit that

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The top of Cross Mountain o ers a scenic vie of re ericks ur i ts ere installe on t e cross in ic illu inates t e ill fro usk to a n eac evenin tan ar a io ost file oto was presumably erected by the Spanish missionaries. He named it “Kreuzberg” (Cross Mountain), a name that has never changed. In the summer of 1848, Father George Menzel, a Bohemian priest, erected a more substantial cross as a symbol of redemption and civilization. During the Diamond Jubilee of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in 1921, a more permanent cross was placed on top of the hill. It was constructed of concrete, reinforced steel and sheet metal. When rural electrification came to the area in 1946, the cross was illuminated. It burns bright each evening from

dark to dawn. The park was purchased by Dr. J. Hardin Perry in the 1900s to keep it from being developed. It then ended up in the ownership of the Gillespie County Historical Society. In 1999, the City of Fredericksburg obtained ownership of the historic landmark. The park is now maintained by the City of Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Department. An official Texas Historical Commission marker was dedicated in observance of Founders Day on May 7, 1977, and the Nature Trail was dedicated during the 1978 Founders Day activities at the site.

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The Meusebach-Comanche Treaty, a treaty that is still honored today, is depicted in a statute that is located on Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg. — Standard-Radio Post photo file photo

When John O. Meusebach led the first group of settlers — 120 men, women and children — into Fredericksburg on May 8, 1846, a thriving city was only a dream as everyone struggled to build houses, cultivate crops, ward off diseases and stay alive. That group of Germans traveled in 20 two-wheel Mexican-made carts drawn by oxen from New Braunfels, on the last leg of their journey from Germany to Fredericksburg. The trip from New Braunfels was 90 miles long and took these pioneers 16 days to complete. The leader of these 120 pioneers was a former Baron from Dillenburg, Nassau, Germany. Baron Ottfried Hans von Meusebach is revered today as the founder of Fredericksburg, and a statue of his likeness sits on Marktplatz. Meusebach is also celebrated every year during the Gillespie County Historical Society’s Founders Day observance. Meusebach changed his name and

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According to the 1850 census, there were 1,235 inhabitants in Gillespie County, 754 of whom lived in town. Gillespie County was created from Bexar and Travis counties, and originally stretched as far north as the Llano River. The county now encompasses 1,061 square miles and approximately 24,837 people call it home. The city of Fredericksburg was incorporated on Aug. 23, 1933, and is governed by a Home Rule Charter. The county conducts business through a board of four commissioners and one judge. Fredericksburg is the county seat of Gillespie County. Other communities include Doss, Harper, Luckenbach, Stonewall and Willow City.

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Museum explores history of FVFD

It’s easy to see just how difficult and dangerous fighting fires in the early 1900s might have been by checking out the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum located at the Pioneer Museum complex. The museum faces South Milam Street but is accessible through the entrance to the Pioneer Museum complex at the Dambach-Besier House, 325 West Main Street (at the corner of Main and Milam streets.) Admission cost to the museum grounds is $7.50 for adults, $3 for visitors 17 years of age and younger and free for children ages five and under. The fire museum consists of side-by-side buildings encased in large pane windows that allow visitors to view such antique firefighting equipment as the FVFD’s first pumper, a 1902 hand pumper originally operated by six men. Also visible is a 1905 hose cart (which carried axes and hose for the “bucket brigade”), a 1909 chemical engine (which worked by producing a soda-acid solution similar to that of old extinguishers) and a 1911 American LaFrance Cosmopolitan steam engine which features a fixture that let it be hand-drawn or horse-drawn. This last engine, later towed by Model Ts, was noted for the red-hot cinders spewing from its exhaust. Rebuilt around 1952, it has a pumping capacity between 200-250

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Art scene starts with pioneers Like hundreds of other settlers, early pioneers Herman Lungkwitz and Richard Petri settled near Fredericksburg over 150 years ago with a determination to survive and thrive. What made them different was the artistic record they left of the world in which they lived. Their sketches and paintings became prized as rare interpretations of an era whose works of art are few and far between today. Now museum treasures, their artwork provides a vivid reminder of what life was like “back then”, particularly here in Gillespie County. Petri and Lungkwitz had become friends at the Royal Academy of Art in Dresden, Germany, and Lungkwitz later married Petri’s sister, Elisabet. These three were joined in their move to America by Friederike Lungkwitz, Herman’s aged mother; his sister, Therese, and Petri’s sister, Marie. The group left Germany late in the

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summer of 1850, landed in Hoboken, NJ, and moved to Wheeling in what was then Virginia. Richard Petri’s health was poor, so they decided to come to Texas, sailing down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans where Adolph Lungkwitz, Herman’s younger brother, joined them. They traveled to Indianola and then to New Braunfels, before moving to the Fredericksburg area in late-spring or early-summer of 1852. They bought 320 acres of land on

the Pedernales River about five miles southwest of Fredericksburg on what is now known as the “Old Kerrville Road” and proceeded to build their homes and farm the land. These two artists, however, also devoted much of their time to painting the Texas landscape as they saw it, leaving for today many prized pictures of scenes, buildings, frontier life, even Indians, which are found in private collections and museums. Tangible evidence of their presence on their local farm are the graves of Richard Petri, the painter, who died in 1857 when he drowned in the Pedernales while trying to get relief from a high fever. Buried next to him is Friederike Lungkwitz. Each grave is marked with a rounded red granite boulder with a square surface in the center bearing these inscriptions: “Richard Petri 18241857” and “Friederike Lungkwitz geb. Hecht 1781-1855.”

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Day in and day out, people travel up and down Fredericksburg’s streets without ever giving any thought as to how they were named. When the town’s planners picked names for the streets on the main thoroughfare, they encoded into the names of consecutive streets a ‘welcome’ and a ‘goodbye’. Most of the city byways have large signs showing the name of the street and an illustration of the Vereins Kirche, a symbol of Fredericksburg that stands in the center of the city on Marktplatz. The Vereins Kirche, through the years has become a commonly-recognized landmark of Fredericksburg and placing a sketch of the venerable structure on the street signs was a part of the city’s “dressing up” for the 125th anniversary of the founding of Fredericksburg in 1971. Among the more German names of streets is Ufer, which runs parallel to Main Street and three blocks south. Ufer, in English, means stream bank, and undoubtedly was so named because it runs along the southern bank of Baron’s Creek, the main stream that flows through the city. Originally, the street that runs along the north side of the creek was probably called Bach Strasse, but was translated to Creek Street when all of the city’s streets were first officially named and marked after the city was incorporated in 1933.

Visitors to Fredericksburg are welcomed by the street signs. — Standard-Radio Post file photo It was several years later that the Fredericksburg Lions Club took on the project of giving all the streets names and purchased and installed street signs. It was then that it was decided to name the streets running north and south across Main to spell out words. Starting at Courthouse Square, all of the streets crossing Main to the east were named so that their first letters would spell out “All Welcome”. These streets are Adams, Llano,

Lincoln, Washington, Elk, Lee, Columbus, Olive, Mesquite and Eagle. Traveling west from the Courthouse Square, the streets spell out “Come Back”. These street names are Crockett, Orange, Milam, Edison, Bowie, Acorn, Cherry and Kay. Many of the streets found throughout the city are named in honor of trees -- Mesquite, Cherry, Cottonwood, Hackberry, Liveoak, Mulberry, Apple, Orange, Plum, Pear, Pecan, Poplar, Spruce, Syca-

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HISTORY more and Walnut. Naturally, there is a street named Peach, in honor of the county’s most popular and prolific fruit. There is an Elk Street and a Deerwood Street, but no deer street. There are several named for famous native son Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, including Nimitz Street, Nimitz Drive, Nimitz Circle and Nimitz Parkway. But, there are no Johnson streets or Meusebach streets. There is a Bunny Drive, in the shadow of Cross Mountain, which is undoubtedly named for the city’s famed Easter Fires characters. There are some unusual street names, such as Kraupahen, a contraction of the names of Mayor Edward Krauskopf and Commissioners Willie Pape and Max T. Henke, who were in office when the streets were named. And when the new Fredericksburg Post Office was built, the city named a street there “Theodore Specht Drive” in honor of the city’s first postmaster. Actually, there were some streets named before the project began in the early-1930’s, among them San Antonio, Travis and Austin Streets, which retained their old names. However, what is today known as Main Street was originally San Saba Street. Despite the fact that all of the streets in the city are now named, chances are that if one meets a native of long standing in the community and asks directions, he’ll give directions using landmarks in the city, by

prominent businesses or houses, or by sketching out a route on a slip of paper. Fredericksburg, while having gained many metropolitan ways in the past 30 or 40 years, still likes to think of itself as a small town, where most people know each other and where they live. But, with the installation of 9-1-1 emergency telephone service here, each habitable property in the county is assigned a physical address in an extensive naming project. For those who are new to the community and want to find their way around town, a map in included toward the back of this Visitors Guide. Fredericksburg maps are available at the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce office at 306 East Austin Street.

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Maibaum ‘branches’ of history

On each of its 12 branches, the history of Fredericksburg unfolds on the community’s Maibaum, or Maypole, located downtown on Marktplatz. The Maibaum was crafted by Fredericksburg blacksmith Roy Bellows and erected in 1991 by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, and Fredericksburg’s history since its 1846 founding with the use of images placed on different branches, or tiers. The bottom symbols portray the March 2, 1847, peace negotiations between Comanche Indian tribes and the German pioneers. A group of settlers, led by John O. Meusebach, traveled north, deep into Indian territory and met with 15-20 Comanche chiefs. The cowboy and dancers on the second level portray the settlers working and celebrating. The third level represents the grapes and peaches, which have contributed so abundantly to the local economy. The next level shows the importance of

The history of Fredericksburg, since its founding in 1846, plays out on the branches of the Maibaum, located on Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

hunting deer, turkey and other wild game in the development of the colony as well as its importance in the area’s present day economy. Also playing a major role in Fredericksburg’s past and present are cattle, sheep and goats that find plentiful grazing in the area. The ship and oxcart on the next level portray the transportation of the pioneers in arriving at this colony. Most came by ship from Germany to Indianola, a port on Matagorda Bay, and then by oxcart overland to Fredericksburg. The settlers established a unique community in Fredericksburg as symbolized by the Sunday houses, which dot the city, and the historic Nimitz Hotel that today serves as the key element of the National Museum of the Pacific War. Two of the community’s most recognized features are represented in the replica of the Vereins Kirche, the first church, and the cross atop Cross Mountain. These symbolize the devotion of the early settlers to the Christian faith.

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S e ttle m e n t D r. ..... A 3 S h a n n o n .............D 2 S h a w ...................C 3 S h o r ty C r e n w e lg e R d . ................... A 2 S h o r t y ’s L a n e . . . . . . A 2 S ilv e r M a p le ........ C 3 S k y L a n e .............D 2 S k y la r k ................ C 4 S m ith R d . ............ C 2 S m o k e h o u s e R d .C 2 S o n g B ir d ............ D 5 S p o tte d F a w n ..... A 3 S p ru c e S t............ B 4 S t. A n n S t............C 3 S t. G e r a ld a ......... C 3 S t. M a ry s ............C 3 S ta d iu m D r. ......... D 3 S to n e C a n y o n ..... A 5 S to n e F o re s t ....... A 5 S to n e G a te ......... A 5 S to n e H a v e n ....... A 5 S to n e H o llo w ...... A 5 S to n e L e d g e ....... A 5 S to n e N o o k ......... A 5 S to n e O a k ........... A 5 S to n e W a y .......... A 5 S to n e W o o d ........ A 5 S u m m e r H ill ........ E 5 S u m m it C ir c le ..... C 3 S u m m it F o r e s t .... A 5 S u n d a y C ir c le ..... E 5 S u n r is e ............... D 4 S u n s e t ................ A 3 S y c a m o re ........... B 4 T a n g le w o o d ........ A 5 T a n y a .................. A 3 T a y lo r C t. .......... C - 2 T h e o d o re S p e c h t .... ............................ A 2 T h ie le .............. C ,D 3 T im b e r id g e .......... A 4 T iv y d a le R d . ..... D 1 ,2 T o w n C re e k C t .... B 3 T r a ilm o o r ............ A 4 T r a v is ..... A ,B 3 - B ,C 4 U fe r ..................C 3 ,4 U p p e r L iv e o a k R d . ............................D 1 V e ra .................... A 2 W a lc h .................. C 3 W a ld r ip ............... C 4 W a ln u t ................ C 3 W a s h in g to n ... C 3 - B 4 W e s t L n . .............C 3 W e s to n L n . .........D 3 W R o y a l O a k s D r.... ............................ B 1 W e s tm o o r D r....... A 4 W h itn e y ............... B 3 W ild w o o d ............ A 5 W illia m ................ C 3 W in d c r e s t............ C 3 W in d in g O a k ....... D 4 W in d in g W a y ... C 2 ,3 W in d in g W a y C t. . C 2 W in d m ill O a k s ..... D 2 W in d s o n g ............ D 1 W in ifr e d .............. B 3 W is te r ia ............... A 2 W o o d c re s t .......... A 3 W o o d w a y C t. ...... A 5 Y a u p o n S t ........... A 3 Y u c c a S t. ............ B 2

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Advertiser Index Looking For A Place To Eat?

Airport Diner .......................................... 73 Aüslander ..............................................100 Buc’s Bar & Grill..................................... 80 Cabernet Grill ......................................... 21 Catfish Haven ....................................... 113 Chocolat ................................................. 110 Club, The .................................................. 67 Dairy Queen ............................................ 92 Der Linden Baum .................................. 36 Dutchman’s Market ............................... 98 El Gallo Mexican Restaurant ............108 Farm House Bistro................................ 73 Fischer & Wieser ................................... 25 Fredericksburg Brewing Co. .............. 73 Fredericksburg Herb Farm ................ 73 Friedhelm’s Bavarian Inn .................. 169 Hangar Hotel .......................................... 73 Hilda’s .....................................................158 Hoegemeyer’s BBQ ............................... 85 Hondo’s .................................................... 20 Java Ranch - Fredericksburg ..........162 Jennie’s Smoked Burgers ................... 91 Kelani Yogurt .......................................... 88 Lincoln St. ..............................................43 Lone Star Candy Bar ............................ 97 Navajo Grill ...........................................109 Old German Bakery & Restaurant .... 30 Panda Chinese Restaurant ...............163 Pasta Bella .............................................. 19 Peach Tree, The ........................................3 Pecan Grove Store .............................. 151 Race Barn ..............................................143 Rathskeller Restaurant ...................... 43 Sunset Grill ........................................... 126 West End Pizza ...................................... 22 West Main St. Restaurants ................. 37 Woerner Warehouse Café .................103

Need A Place To Stay?

Barons CreekSide ................................. 67 Country Inn & Suites............................. 86 Econo Lodge. ...........................................11 Fischer & Wieser ................................... 25 Frederick Motel.................................... 124 Fredericksburg Herb Farm ................ 73 Fredericksburg Guest House Reservations ................................... 124 Fredericksburg Inn & Suites ............138 Gastehaus Schmidt............................... 98 Hangar Hotel .......................................... 73 Hoffman Haus ........................................ 81 Inn on Baron’s Creek ............................ 35 King Wood Suites .................................. 72 La Quinta Inn & Suites ....................... 114 Liddell Properties ...............................153 Lodge Event Center, The ..................... 87 Sunset Inn & Suites ............................145

Ready To Go Shopping?

All Gussied Up ...................................... 123 Ambriz Jewelry ...................................108 Amish Market ......................................... 45 Auer Haus................................................ 33 AW Studio Gallery ................................. 66 Barefoot ...................................................48 Biedermann’s ACE Hardware ..........140 Black Chalk Home ................................. 70 Burg’s Corner ....................................... 123 Camp Hayden .......................................134 Champé Jennings..................................84 Chocolat ................................................. 110

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Cowgirl Loca........................................... 83 Der Küchen Laden ................................ 50 Diamond W Trading Co ...................... 121 Dooley’s 5, 10 & 25¢ Store .................. 22 D’vinely Designed .................................. 33 First Friday Art Walk ............................ 63 Fischer & Wieser ................................... 24 Fredericksburg Fudge ........................ 64 Fredericksburg General Store .......... 49 Fredericksburg Jewelers ................. 128 Fredericksburg Pecan Co. ................142 Friendly Natives...................................163 Gathered & Good ................................. 157 Haberdashery ........................................ 71 Haus ........................................................ 152 HCM Thrift Store..................................145 Heirlooms..............................................107 Hill Country Antler Art ......................... 53 Hill Country Bicycle Works ................. 82 Hudson & Taylor .................................... 77 Jabberwocky .......................................... 28 James Avery Jewelry .......................... 93 Koch Gallery ........................................... 57 Kuckuck’s Nest .................................... 110 LaBergerie ............................................ 131 Larry Jackson Fine Art & Antiques.. 60 Leathers with Style .............................. 65 Liebeskind.............................................153 Linens-N-More...................................... 6,7 Lone Star Candy Bar ............................ 97 Luckenbach, Texas................................ 51 Madlyn’s ................................................... 47 Museum of Western Art, The ...........140 Parts Unknown ...................................... 51 Pottery Ranch ........................................ 17 Red Baron Antique Mall.....................139 Room #5 .................................................150 Romancing the Stone ......................... 128 Rock Box Theater ................................ 147 Something for Men ............................... 16 Stepin’ Back ..........................................144 Stroeher & Olfers ................................ 151 Street Dreams...................................... 118 Studio B..................................................140 Sweet Lily, The ..................................... 125 Talk of the Town................................... 128 Tejas Smoke Depot .............................164 Things in a Room................................... 20 Trudy’s Treasures Resale Shop ...... 147 T-Shirts etc ............................................. 77 Vintage Vault .......................................... 56 West Main Street of Fredericksburg (Uptown) ............................................. 37 Wildseed Farms..................................... 38 Wolfmueller Books .............................104 Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters ................. 117

Becker Vineyards ................................ 159 Burg’s Corner ....................................... 123 Der Daiwel Rock Bar ..........................162 Fiesta Winery ....................................... 127 Four Point Cellars ................................. 79 Fredericksburg Winery ..........................9 Gold Orchards ......................................146 Grape Creek Vineyards........................ 29 Kuhlman Cellars ..................................142 Longhorn Cellars ................................ 149 Pedernales Cellars .............................103 Pontotoc Vineyard ...............................133 Texas Heritage Vineyard ................... 122

Builders/Designers/Remodelers

Automotive

Builders First Source .........................105 C&D Appliance Studio ........................148 Curl’s Construction .............................156 Curtis Staudt Construction ...............140 Diamond W Specialties ...................... 121 Farm & Ranch Construction .............133 Hill Co. Propane ...................................136 Hills of Texas Homes..........................139 Hominick Homes ......................................2 Inside Story........................................... 114 Latigo Builders..................................... 172 Laughlin Homes & Restoration ....... 159 Sierra Homes ....................................... 151 Sutherland’s .........................................136 Tatsch Well Service .............................. 39 Tony Martin, Inc ................................... 161 Vapo Propane .......................................158 Wainwright Electric ............................ 161

Becker Vineyards ................................ 159 Bestfest at Marktplatz ......................... 18 Boerne Performing Arts ...................130 Christmas Home Tour .......................... 77 Club, The .................................................. 67 Der Daiwel.............................................162 Die Kunstler von Fredericksburg ..... 59 Eisbahn ..................................................165 First Friday Art Walk ............................ 63 Fischer & Wieser Cooking School .... 25 Fredericksburg CVB ............................. 41 Fredericksburg Ghost Tours ............134 Fredericksburg Music Club .............. 101 Fredericksburg Trolley ........................ 78 Friends of Gillespie Co. Country

Schools

Heritage School ...................................165 St. Mary’s Catholic School .................. 26

Spas/Massage/Yoga

Nature’s Spa ........................................... 73 Spa at Inn on Baron’s Creek, The...... 35 Willow Room.........................................155

Breweries/Wineries/Orchards

Crenwelge Motor Sales ....................... 95 McLane Ford of Fredericksburg .....164 Quality Lube..........................................105 Street Dreams...................................... 118

Services

Capitol Farm Credit .......................... 137 Cypress Canvas & Prints..................... 54 Fredericksburg CVB ............................. 41 Fredericksburg Trolley ........................ 78 Joseph Financial Partners ...............146 Lodge Event Center, The ..................... 87 Security State Bank & Trust ............. 113 SRJ Photography................................. 151 Tatsch Well Service .............................. 39

Maps Churches

Oakhills Church ..................................... 96 Resurrection Lutheran Church.......... 76 Zion Lutheran Church ........................158

Health/Medical

What Can We Do For Fun?

Texas Hills Realty .................................. 91

Schools.............................................106 Ft. Martin Scott .................................... 147 Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Assn ............................................................ 171 Gillespie Co. Historical Society ......... 77 Hill Country Antique Tractor Club...142 Hill Country Film Festival ...................84 Hondo’s .................................................... 20 Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course....... 115 Lincoln St. ...............................................43 Loyal Valley Outfitters .......................164 Luckenbach, Texas................................ 51 Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park ...................................................145 Museum of Western Art ....................140 National Museum of Pacific War ....... 14 Pecan Grove Store .............................. 151 Pioneer Museum ................................... 77 Preserve, The .......................................129 Race Barn ..............................................143 Rock Box Theater ................................ 147 Street Dreams...................................... 118 Texas Ranger Heritage Center ........ 116 Veterans Day Parade...........................111 Wildseed Farms..................................... 38 Yellow Door Studio..............................144

Cornerstone Clinic ................................ 92 Heritage Place ....................................... 91 Hill Country Memorial Hospital ....................................................... 4,5,55 Knopp Heathcare ................................ 141 Main St. Urgent Care ............................ 34 Walker, Michael M.D. .........................160

Real Estate/Realtors

Century 21 Sunset, Realtors .............. 89 Fathom Realty ...................................... 116 Fredericksburg Realty ....................... 170 Gillespie Realty Group ............................2 Hominick Homes ......................................2 Nixon Real Estate ................................ 119 Realty Associates................................135

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Restaurant, Bar & Suites 905 W. Main 830-997-6300 www.friedhelmsbavarianinn.com

since

1978

Welcome to Friedhelm’s Bavarian Inn Restaurant, Bar & Suites. Located in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country since 1978. We feature hand-cut prime steaks, chops, fish, German and American food. Served in a genuine “Gästehaus” dining room for a true Bavarian experience. We at Friedhelm’s join together to extend thanks to all our regular patrons and a warm welcome to new visitors.

Tuesday-Sunday 11am till 10 pm, closed Mondays Happy Hour: 4-7 pm Tuesday thru Friday


PICTURE YOURSELF HERE BRING US YOUR DREAMS — WE’LL HELP YOU FIND YOUR HOME, YOUR RANCH AND YOUR NEW ROOTS HERE.

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Our 11 full-time realtors have a combined experience of 103 years in selling the Texas Hill Country. They understand the ins and outs of living in this area, from complying with historic district guidelines to wading through the water, mineral rights, ag exemption and tax issues that come with owning land. 830.997.6531 | info@FredericksburgRealty.com | www.FredericksburgRealty.com


2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS September 7-8 ............ Hill Country Dorper September 8 ............... 9th Annual Fredericksburg Professional Bull Riding September 22 ............. 22nd Annual Scholarship Fest

1303 E. Main Street • Fredericksburg, Texas

October 18 .................. TSCRA-Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Dinner October 27-28 ............. Texas Gun & Knife Show November 17 .............. Wild Game Dinner November 23-25 ......... The Peddler Show

Aaron Hominick has been building homes in

Invites You To Join In The Family Fun, Entertainment, Dancing and Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing This Season at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

the Texas Hill Country since 2005. Hominick Homes emphasizes building science, design and communication, providing clients with a quality home and enjoyable building experience.

December 15-16 ......... Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show

2019 CALENDAR January 10-12 .............. Gillespie County Youth Livestock Show February 3 ................... Fredericksburg Band Booster Turkey Dinner February 16-17 ............ Texas Gun & Knife Show March 2 ....................... Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Fundraiser March 7 ....................... Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Banquet March (TBA)................. State BB Gun Match (Barn) March 16-17 ................ Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show March 23 ..................... Belted Galloway Association Show March 30 ..................... Jerry Durst Fundraiser April 5-7....................... Cherokee Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America April 26 ........................ GC SWCD Fish Sale May 2-4 ....................... District 4-H Round-Up May 9........................... Beef Range Field Day May 16......................... Farm & Ag Day May 18......................... Antique Tractor & Engine Show

830-456-4276 • www.HominickHomes.com

June 8 .......................... Best of the Best Lamb Show

A LOCAL REAL ESTATE BOUTIQUE

July 6-7 ........................ Pari-mutuel Horse Races July 20 ......................... Night In Old Fredericksburg July 20 ......................... Lone Star BBQ Cook-off July 20 ......................... CASI Chili Cook-off July 20-21 .................... Pari-mutuel Horse Races August 10-11 ............... Original Race Day Classic Steer Show August 10-11 ............... Pari-mutuel Horse Races August 22-25 ............... 131st Gillespie County Fair August 23 .................... 131st Gillespie County Fair Parade August 23 .................... Concert & Dance August 24 .................... Concert & Dance August 24-25 ............... Pari-mutuel Horse Races September 12-14 ........ Hill Country Dorper September 21 ............. 23rd Annual Scholarship Fest

Afton Hominick

Broker, REALTOR®, GRI® 830-534-5445

Holly Allen

REALTOR®, GRI®, CRS, CNE, CNHS 512-239-8600

Jenn Traver REALTOR® 830-456-7359

October 26-27 ............. Texas Gun & Knife Show November 2-4 ............. Texas Wine Growers Seminar November 7-10 ........... Texas Gourd Society Festival November 16 .............. Wild Game Dinner November 28-Dec 1.... The Peddler Show December 21-22 ......... Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show

Trusted. Knowledgeable. Professional. Providing first class service to Real Estate clients in the Texas Hill Country.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR & FESTIVALS ASSOCIATION

Krista Duderstadt

REALTOR®, GRI®, ABR, SFR 830-889-0507

Jill Tabor

REALTOR®, CLHMS 830-456-8115

Royal Henk REALTOR® 830-456-3589

P.O. BOX 526 - FREDERICKSBURG, TX 78624 830/997-2359 - WWW.GILLESPIEFAIR.COM Schedule is subject to change without notice.


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