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VISITORS GUIDE 2018 SPRING/SUMMER

The Hill Country’s

BUMPER CROP

What to DO, Where to EAT, DRINK, SHOP and STAY

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VERSARY ANNI 1978 - 2018

Reflections on 40 YEARS from top tourism builders


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WELCOME VERSARY ANNI 1978 - 2018

40 years of boosting

Fredericksburg   Forty years. That’s a nice milestone to recognize this period of huge growth in visitors to Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. In 1978, this was a much sleepier small town but the beginnings of a bustling tourism trade were well underway.   I also want to note our company’s milestone of 40 years of this magazine you are reading. The Fredericksburg Standard Visitors Guide was first published in May 1978. The newsprint publication covered local attractions and featured businesses who have helped grow the tour-

ism trade. In this edition, we showcase a few businesses that were around and got their owners to reflect on the past 40 years – Dooley’s 5-10-25¢ Store, The Peach Tree Gift Shop and Tea Room, and Stroeher & Olfers, a family business that marks its 90th year in 2018. Five years ago we made the switch to magazine. There are sophisticated, savvy business owners here and putting this product on magazine paper helped reflect the quality of their brand, and the quality of visitor we get here. Magazines also have a longer shelf life.

In these 40 years, we likely have sent out more than 2 million copies of our Visitors Guide, now called GoFredericksburg, all around the globe. 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 100,000 visitors still pick up our magazine each year, take it back to their towns and share it with friends and neighbors who also become visitors. Willkommen and we look forward to the next 40 years!

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A copy of the first local Visitors Guide, published by the Fredericksburg Standard, dated May 24, 1978. Ken Esten Cooke is editor and publisher at Fredericksburg Publishing Company. ken@fredericksburgstandard.com @kenestencooke


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Article Index EVENTS Antique Machinery Show .................... 32 Bluebonnet Tractor Ride ..................... 20 Chuck Wagon Cook-off.......................... 18 Crawfish Festival .................................. 31 Easter Fires of Fredericksburg ......... 16 Farmer’s Market ................................... 30 Fredericksburg PBR ............................. 57 Fredericksburg Wildflower Run ........ 26 Gillespie County Fair ............................ 48 Gillespie Old Teamsters Reunion ...... 56 Harper Frontier Days ........................... 54 Hill Country Film Festival ................... 22 Hill Country Swap Meet ....................... 46 Hill Country Food Truck Festival ....... 38 Horse Racing ......................................... 41 Indian Artifact Show ............................ 13 July 4th Activities....................................40 LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour ........................... 14 Night in Old Fredericksburg ............... 44 PCAA Marktplatz Concert Series ...... 70 Pioneer Museum Spring Break ......... 12 Scholarship Fest ................................... 58 Schuetzenfest ........................................ 47 Stonewall Peach JAMboree ............... 34 SystemsGo Rocket Launches ............ 28 ATTRACTIONS Bat Tunnel ............................................ 112 Breweries, Distilleries ...................... 114 Country Schools Trail ........................... 80 Enchanted Rock ................................. 134 Fire Museum............................................56 Fort Martin Scott ................................ 111

Hill Country Peaches ............................ 86 Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park ... 90 LBJ National Historical Park ........... 108 LBJ State Park and Historic Site ....... 98 Luckenbach ......................................... 132 Nature Trails .......................................... 88 Pacific War Museum ............................ 94 Pioneer Museum ................................. 102 Texas Rangers Heritage Center ........ 84 Wildseed Farms ................................. 140 Wineries ............................................... 118 THE ARTS First Friday Art Walk ............................ 62 Fredericksburg Chorale ...................... 72 Fredericksburg Comm. Orchestra .... 75 Fredericksburg Music Club ................ 60 Fredericksburg Theater Company .... 76 German Choirs ...................................... 74 COMMUNITY Airport .................................................. Hill Country Memorial Hospital ...... Hill Country University Center ........ Pioneer Memorial Library ............... Visitor Center ......................................

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HISTORY Artistic Pioneers ................................ 154 History of Fredericksburg ............... 150 Vereins Kirche .................................... 110

On the cover

Photographer Steve Rawls captured Fredericksburg’s finest harvest. The peach industry served as a catalyst to build tourism to what it has become today. See page 86 for more on this juicy attraction. *Advertiser Index on page 160.

Go Fredericksburg Spring & Summer Visitors Guide — March 2018 Published by Fredericksburg Publishing Co. 712 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624 830-997-2155 Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post (USPS 209-080) Copies will be mailed from P.O. Box 1639, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, at a price of $7 per copy to cover postage.


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Calendar of Events MARCH 10-17 ................................................ Spring Break at Pioneer Museum 17................................. Gillespie County Country Schools Open House 18........................... Fredericksburg Music Club Concert (Scott Cuellar 24 ................. Junior Ranger Day at LBJ State Park and Historic Site 24 ............................................................................... Indian Artifact Show 24 .............................................................................. LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour 24 ........................................................................Van Der Stucken Festival 31.....................................................Easter at the Farm (LBJ State Park) 31.................................................. Easter Egg Hunt at Pioneer Museum 31............................................ Easter Fires of Fredericksburg Pageant APRIL 7....................................Gillespie County Country Schools Open House 5-7 ......................................................................... Chuck Wagon Cook Off 6.................................................................................. First Friday Art Walk 12-13 ...................................................... Lenz Fest at Pioneer Museum 14 ........................................................................ Bluebonnet Tractor Ride 14-15 ........................................................................ Pacific Combat Zone 15 ..................... Fredericksburg Music Club concert (The Marcsmen) 26-29.................................................................Hill Country Film Festival 26-28 .......................................................... SystemsGo Rock Launchees 27-28 .................................................................... Fort Martin Scott Days 28..................................................Fredericksburg Wildflower Run/Walk 29.................................................. PCAA Concert — FHS Jazz Ensemble MAY 3.................................................Fredericksburg Farmers Market opens 4.................................................................................. First Friday Art Walk 6 ......................................................................... German Choir — Maifest 12 ......................................................... Fredericksburg Chorale Concert 19 ................................ Gillespie County Country Schools Open House 19 ....................................................................... Antique Machinery Show 20............................................................PCAA Concert Series (WC Clark) 20.................................Fredericksburg Music Club — Kay and Friends 25-27.................................................. Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival 26-27 ........................................................................ Pacific Combat Zone 28 ......... Memorial Day program at National Museum of Pacific War JUNE 1 ................................................................................ First Friday Art Walk

2.............................................................................Annual LBJ Fishing Day 14................................................................................. Bach at Luckenbach 15-16............................................................. Stonewall Peach JAMboree 16 ................................. Gillespe County Country Schools Open House 16 ............................................................... Flag Day at Pioneer Museum 16-17 ......................................................................... Pacific Combat Zone 23 .......................................................... Hill Country Food Truck Festival 24....................................................PCAA Concert Series (Soul Machine) 30........................................................ LBJ Ranch Movie Under the Stars JULY 4.......................................................................Fourth of July Celebrations 4 .................................. Gillespie County Country Schools Open House 6 ................................................................................ First Friday Art Walk 7-8........................................................................... July Fourth Race Meet 14........................................................ LBJ Ranch Movie Under the Stars 14-15 ........................................................................ Pacific Combat Zone 21....................................................................Night in Old Fredericksburg 21 ............................................ ‘The American Homefront during WWII’ 21-22........................................Night in Old Fredericksburg Race Meet 22........................... PCAA Concert Series (Johnny P & The Wise Guys) 27-29.................................................................... Hill Country Swap Meet 28-29..................................................................................... Schuetzenfest AUGUST 3 ................................................................................ First Friday Art Walk 11-12 ........................................................... Gillespie County Race Meet 12............................................... PCAA Concert Series (Weldon Henson) 23-26..............................................................130th Gillespie County Fair 25-26 ....................................... 130th Gillespie County Fair Race Meet 26 ....................................................... PCAA Concert Series (Bob Appel) 27.........LBJ’s 110th Birthday Celebration, Wreath Laying Ceremony 31-Sept. 1 .............................................................. Harper Frontier Days SEPTEMBER 1-2 ............................................................................. Pacific Combat Zone 7 ................................................................................ First Friday Art Walk 8.................................................................Professional Bull Riding (PBR) 9........................................................ PCAA Concert Series (Chris Rybak) 22........................................................................................Scholarship Fest 22 ...................................................... LBJ Ranch Movie Under the Stars

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EVENTS

Pioneer Museum hosts Spring Break activities

Pioneer Museum is celebrating Spring Break with a varieties of activities. The Spring Break program began on March 10 and continues through Saturday, March 17. Several pioneer activities for children ages six through 17 are being led by professional historic presenters in costume. They provide hands-on opportunities along with context for their areas of expertise including Native American customs, early Texas Rangers, quilters, spinners, outdoor cookery, doll-makers, and rope-makers. Also taking part is a maker of antique toys, storytellers, musicians, and blacksmiths. A schedule of activities will be available online at the museum’s website at pioneermuseum.net. All activities are not available every day, so interested persons are encouraged to either visit the website or call ahead to get the day’s schedule. Gates open each day at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Entrance fee is $7.50 for adults, $3 for children 6-17, and free for children five and under. This year a $5 brown bag lunch is offered on the

A chance to experience pioneer activities like roping-making is offered as part of the Spring Break program at Pioneer Museum. Activities continue through Saturday, March 17. — Standard-Radio Post file photo For more information, call the Pioneer Museum at 830990-8441 or visit www. pioneermuseum.net grounds to allow for longer stays without having to leave.

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EVENTS

Shows brings collectors to town Collectors will gather in the spring and again in the fall for the Fredericksburg Indian Artifact Show. The show is held three times a year. Remaining shows for 2018 are planned for March 24 and Oct. 27. (The first show was held Jan. 27.) The shows run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and are held at Pioneer Pavilion in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. As many as 70 tables will be set up by collectors from all over Texas to display historic artifacts for the benefit of buyers, sellers, traders or lookers interested in stopping by the pavilion. “We cover such a wide variety of artifacts from

The Indian Artifact Show is held three times a year in Fredericksburg and allows participants to display and sell arrowheads, beaded clothing and more. Shows in 2018 are scheduled for March 24 and October 27. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Paleo Indian arrowheads and tools to historic artifacts featuring things like beaded clothing, bows and arrows, jewelry and much more,” said Rob Bartell, who specializes in collecting and selling Indian artifacts. “We also give away several hundred dollars in door prizes and have drawings throughout the entire show.” Admission is $6 for everyone 15 years of age and older, while children 14 and under will be admitted free of charge. Free admission is provided for Gillespie County law enforcement officers. Beverages, snacks and barbecue will be available to purchase. Buzzie’s Barbecue in Kerrville will provide the food.

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Bicyclists offer a wave and a thumbs up as they start their ride as part of the LBJ 100. Hundreds of riders are attracted to ride throughout the picturesque Lyndon B. Johnson National Histori-

cal Park. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, March 24. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Riders pedal to preserve history Bicycle riders hoping to enjoy spring scenery on the back roads of Gillespie County are invited to join in the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park on Saturday, March 24. Organizers describe the event as “a ride to preserve history.” The annual event features routes of different lengths for cyclists of various skill levels and is designed to attract cyclists of all types and to be family-friendly. Gates are set to open at 7 a.m. on the national park property, with bikes to start lining up on the airstrip that once served President Lyndon B. Johnson and world leaders coming to visit his ranch. Breakfast will be available. A rolling start to the ride will get underway at 9 a.m. The tour will offer 10-mile, 30-mile, 42-mile and 62-mile distance routes through the park property and surrounding Texas Hill Country. Cost to register is now $50. Youths 12 years or younger may be signed up for $20. Families (up to 6 members) may also benefit from the group rate, paying $95 early or $105 after March 1. As an added bonus, those registering for the ride can participate in a special bike tour of the LBJ Ranch’s historic landmarks, led and narrated by Luci Baines John-

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son, daughter of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. Her tour starts at 2 p.m. and throughout the estimated 10 miles of its length, she will offer recollections of living on the ranch when she was a child and during her father’s two terms in office. This event is in support of her expressed desire “to get the owners of the park to use it.” Registration also includes support for the rides, maps and other materials, rest stops featuring snacks, facilities and drinks, SAG wagon support and a post-ride hot lunch. (Non-riders may also purchase the post-ride meal.) Registration and maps of the routes are available online at: www.LBJ100.bike. The LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour is hosted by the Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and all net proceeds are used specifically for the benefit of the park.

For more information, email Ride Chair Brent Bailey at bcb1553@gmail.com or visit the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour website at www.lbj100.bike or www.facebook.com/ LBJ100BicycleTour/.


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EVENTS

Easter Fires rekindled for 2018 It’s a story of bunnies and Indians, history and legend, and the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, Inc., is rekindling the telling of that chapter in local history with the presentation of the Easter Fires of Fredericksburg Pageant. The pageant will be presented on Easter Eve, Saturday, March 31, beginning at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.) at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg. The rekindling of the pageant in 2018 is part of the year-long celebration to mark the 130th Gillespie County Fair, which takes place Aug. 23-26. General admission for the Easter Fires of Fredericksburg Pageant is $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 12 years of age and free for children under six. Box seat tickets are available for $15. Tickets may be purchased in advance by logging on to www.gillespiefair.com, going to Events and then info and tickets. The pageant The script for the pageant was written by the late William (Bill) Petmecky, who also authored, “Legendary Tales, Easter Fires of Fredericksburg.” The legend of the Easter Fires centers around a pioneer mother in Fredericksburg as she tries to calm her frightened children who were wondering about the huge fires blazing on the hills. This was at the time when the colonists and their leader, John O. Meusebach, had gone to the San Saba River to meet the Indian chiefs to make a peace treaty, which to this day has not been broken. In the meantime, other Indians kept watch on the hills surrounding Fredericksburg and they transmitted their messages by smoke signals. When word reached them of the honesty and sincerity of the colonists, they burned their fires high as a sign to the Indians that all was well. The pioneer mother told her children that the Easter rabbit was

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A peace treaty that to this day has never been broken was negotiated by John O. Meusebach, his helpers and the Indians as part of the story of the Easter Fires of Fredericksburg that will be presented March 31. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

With a grin from one bow-embellished blue ear to another, Little Prissy waits in anticipation for the bunny to hatch from the large red egg during a scene from the Easter Fires of Fredericksburg Pageant that will be presented on March 31. — Standard-Radio Post file photo placing eggs into huge kettles that were boiling over the fires. She explained that the rabbit was coloring them with wildflowers and that if they would go to sleep, they would find the eggs in their “nests” at the cabin door on Easter morning. Scenes from the pageant include live bunnies hatching from a big red Easter egg; finding carrots in the flowers and bunnies dancing the “Herr Schmidt” to their own Bunny Brass Band; a working Indian village concerned over the lack of rain; the Indian Braves dancing around the fires, and little girl Bluebonnets dancing with other little

Dancers portray the colorful wildflowers in a scene from the Easter Fires of Fredericksburg Pageant. — Standard-Radio Post file photo For more information, email fbgeasterfires@gmail.com or visit www.gillespiefair.com. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 12 and free for children under six. girl wildflowers. Other scenes from the pageant include the pioneers on their way to find a location for the city of Fredericksburg, bringing their only belongings on wagon, horses and carts; building a church and log cabin; meeting the Indians; the mother telling the Easter Fires story, and the minister ringing the original chapel bell.


PEOPLE VERSARY ANNI 1978 - 2018

All in the

Family

Roy Stroeher, 88, and his younger sister Betty Olfers grew up in the family business, which has diversified from an oil company into a tire and car repair business, car wash and an RV park in Stonewall. – Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Ken Esten Cooke   Stroeher & Olfers, while not a “tourist destination,” has helped many a visitor with a bad engine or a flat tire. And the company, a third-generation family business located at 509 S. Adams St., is marking its 90th year in 2018.   Roy Stroeher and Betty Olfers are sibling owners of the businesses, which was purchased by their father, Edgar Stroeher, in 1928. After borrowing funds to buy the building, the bottom fell out of the local economy after the “Crash of 1929.” Edgar weathered the Great Depression, servicing farmer clients with a handshake and extending credit.   Roy Stroeher joined the business after college, which was then named Stroeher & Son, and he expanded the business into the surrounding counties. Roy’s younger sis, Betty, became the bookkeeper after her kids were mostly grown, and the siblings steered the business with those same handshakes and German sensibilities of common sense and frugality.   Noting the 40 years of Fredericksburg Visitors Guide, Roy remembered that in 1978, just a year before the business built its current building, the town was much quieter. (Roy still lives just off Main Street, but says he has no trouble sleeping despite the noise generated by the town’s two million tourists per year.) Roy also served 55 years on the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department, one of many reasons the siblings are engrained in this traditional community.   “I’ve never been against change or growth, but I hope this town keeps a good mix and I hope Main Street remains ‘our hometown,’” Betty said. “I miss the way we did business, with just a handshake, but there are legalities and collections issues we must deal with now.”   The Stroeher and Olfers legacy will live on as three sons have become mainstays in the business. Steve Olfers, Edward Stroeher and Charles Olfers all have joined the family business to continue to offer a firm handshake, give oil service to area ag operations, and help out visitors when they have car trouble. | Spring&Summer2018 |

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EVENTS

Chuck wagons to roll into town April 5-7 for cook-off contests

A variety of activities are planned when the American Chuck Wagon Association (ACWA) Championship Cook Off is held in Fredericksburg Thursday through Saturday, April 5-7, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. The ACWA Championship Cook Off will include 15 to 20 qualified chuck wagon teams that have won in previous competitions across the United States. The ACWA Championship Cook Off will begin on Thursday, April 5, with a local education day, including demonstrations by chuck wagon teams for area sixthgrade students. The event will continue on April 6, as the chuck wagon teams are judged on time period authenticity for the trail drive era (1866-1886). The event will conclude on Saturday, April 7, with a chuck wagon meal and an auction to benefit the ACWA youth activities and scholarships. The ACWA Championship Cook Off food competition will be

Measuring flour for apple pie dough during the American Chuck Wagon Association Cook Off at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds are two competitors from Oklahoma. This year’s event will be held April 5-7. — Standard-Radio Post file photo For more information on the ACWA, visit www.americanchuckwagon.org. judged by a panel of food writers, journalists and local officials. The event will take place rain or shine. The event is free and open to the public. Spectators

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Texas Mesquite Arts Festival October 12 - 14

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EVENTS are welcome to attend. Visitors may purchase lunch tickets for Saturday’s meal prepared by competing chuck wagons, which will include a chicken fried steak, potatoes, beans, bread and dessert. Tickets are on sale for $20 per person at the ACWA website www.americanchuckwagon. org. Ticket quantities are limited and will be sold first-come, firstserve. Drinks will be sold by the Gillespie County Fair Association to benefit their scholarship program. The development of the chuck wagon helped sustain the cowboys and cattlemen living and working on such cattle trails. The American Chuck Wagon Association — which started as a small group of Old West enthusiasts and expanded to a worldwide association with members from 33 states, France and Germany — is a 501(c)(3) organization funded by sponsorships, tax-free donations, member-

A competitor waits patiently for his smoked pork sausage to cook during the chuck wagon cook off held at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. This year’s American Church Wagon Championship Cook Off will be held April 5-7. — Standard-Radio Post file photo ships, honorariums and memorials. The mission of the ACWA is “to pre-

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A line of tractor riders travel through the Texas Hill Country during the annual Bluebonnet Tractor Ride, held on the second Saturday in April. —Standard-Radio Post file photo

On the road again

Members of the Hill Country Antique Tractor and Engine Club will celebrate spring in the Hill Country with a nod to the past during the 13th Annual Bluebonnet Tractor Ride, Saturday, April 14. Antique tractors and machinery will chug along a predetermined route at speeds determined by the slowest vehicle, which will probably be about 5 mph. These antique tractors, automobiles, trucks, etc. will be followed by a “People Mover.” This vehicle is for friends or relatives who want to participate in the ride but don’t have tractors. The cost for the “People Mover,” which includes a meal, is $15. Early registration with payment for a seat on the People Mover is required to guarantee a space. Pre-registration for the tractor ride is $30 and will include lunch and a cap. Registration on the day of the event will cost $35. Youth between the ages of 16 and 19 will get a reduced cost of $15. Drivers are asked to be there by 8 a.m. A drivers’ meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. As in previous years, a “Sag Wagon” will follow the tractors to provide

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assistance to those that experience mechanical or fuel problems. Those driving the tractors must be at least 16 years old and have either a driver’s license or learner’s permit. The ride will comply with Texas traffic laws, including speed and safety regulations. No passing will be allowed. Management team members will be riding tractors within the caravan to help insure safety. Upon registering, all participants will be asked to sign a “driver safety pledge.” Awards will be given away for the oldest tractor, oldest driver and the farthest traveled with a tractor. Individuals needing more information or an online registration form may visit www.rustyiron.org or contact Kenneth Treibs at 830-889-0070 (cell). Registration forms with payment may be sent to HCAT and EC, P.O. Box 851, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. More information on where the event will start will be published in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post as the event draws near.


EVENTS

The Hill Country Film Festival provides a chance for filmmakers across Texas and America to discuss current and upcoming trends, along with the process of movie making. This year’s festival will be held April 26-29 at the Fritztown Cinema. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Film Festival: ‘Real Indie. Real Texas’

Hill Country Film Festival describes itself in four words: “Reel Indie. Real Texas.” The ninth annual event attracts top independent films and filmmakers, and this four-day independent film festival runs from Thursday through Sunday, April

26-29, at Fritztown Cinema, 2254 U.S. 87 South. At the growing event, audiences will be able to see entries for short films, feature length movies, documentaries, dramas, animation, art films, comedies and more.

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EVENTS Eighty to 90 films are to be screened, and plans are to try to have the filmmakers available for questions and answers after the screenings so they can discuss their film. Twenty-five percent of the films to be screened typically are from Texas, although the festival will include films from all over the world. Last year, 10 countries were represented. Organizers will offer awards in 12 categories, including a student film category. In its duration, the festival has screened films and hosted filmmakers from all over the U.S., as well as many other countries. Past screenings have included an Oscar winning short film and other critically acclaimed productions. The Hill Country Film Festival will announce its lineup and schedule on Tuesday, March 20 and fans can learn inside information about the events at www.hillcountryff.com. On the website, visitors also may purchase allaccess badges and learn more about the event’s history and filmmakers. (Individual showing tickets may be purchased at Fritztown Cinema during the festival on a first-come, first-serve basis.) All-access badges give access to a filmmaker welcome on Thursday night, panels, parties and then the Sunday send-off event.

Awards are handed out at the Hill Country Film Festival, recognizing achievements in independent filmmaking. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Tim Dooley is the third-generation owner of one of the most fun places in Fredericksburg, a variety store and anchor attraction for visitors seeking gifts, tchachkis and items that can be found in few other places. – Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering

All people want these days is an experience, something to remember. In Fredericksburg, that can mean learning the German history, visiting wineries or taking a step back in time at Dooley’s 5-10-25 Cent Store. Dooley’s first operated as a variety store in 1923 by C.J. Dooley, the grandfather of current owner Tim Dooley. They carried just about anything and a few items were seasonal. In 1978, Tim ran the business with his father, John Dooley, and it was much different. Beauty shops, a creamery, service stations and antique stores were what filled Main Street. “Back in those days Fredericksburg was just starting to become a tourist attraction,” he said. Today, he is surrounded by wineries and clothing stores. While Main Street has evolved over time, what Dooley’s has sold has remained the same. Visitors to Dooley’s can find classic toys, kitchen tools, clothing and even Blue Waltz perfume. It is one of three stores in America to carry the perfume. “I have come to find that what people are looking for is an experience, something that is unique,” Dooley said. In addition, Dooley’s is one of few 5-10-25 cent stores left across America. “There aren’t many of us left anymore,” he said, “these variety stores to carry items you can’t find anywhere else.” While variety stores are growing larger and more commercial, Fredericksburg is unique in that tourists are always going to walk inside his store. “Because of where we are located and because of our frontage on Main Street, the more people we have pass by in front of our store, the better,” Dooley said. One way Dooley connects with his guests, is by talking with them. “When someone walks by and they are looking through the window, I grab a hold of them and ask if they have ever been inside,” he said. “More often than not, they stay for a while.” The way the store is operated has also remained the same. “We don’t take credit cards, we don’t scan stuff,” he said. “If I change, then I am going to lose my business. We do things the way we have always done them.” | Spring&Summer2018 |

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Run ‘wild’ April 28 at Wildflower Run

Furry friends are also welcome to the Wildflower Run, which will be held April 28. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

The Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center is set to host its annual Wildflower Run on Saturday, April 28. The run features two courses — a 5K and a 10K — that both begin and end at Marktplatz. Stretch and pre-warm up is sponsored and led by fitness professionals from Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center at 8 a.m. near the starting line. The run and walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Chip timing will be provided. The pre-registration fee is $20 and can be done online at www.active.com/fredericksburg-tx/running/ distance-running-races/fredericksburg-wildflower5k-and-10k-run-and-walk-2017, by mailing completed forms to the wellness center or by visiting the wellness center and signing up in person. Runners may take advantage of pre-registration through April 23. The first 200 registrants will receive a jar of jelly from Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods. Late and race day registration costs $25. The cost of registration includes a T-shirt. In addition to the 5K and 10K, the event features a chil-

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A group of runners hits the road for the Wildflower Run last April. This year’s run is set for Saturday, April 28, starting at Marktplatz. — StandardRadio Post file photo ren’s fun run. The run will be a 200-yard distance run and starts at 10 a.m. Packet pickup for those who pre-registered is set for Friday, April 27, at the Wellness Center, 1006 S. State Highway 16, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. On race day, packets can be picked up starting at 7

a.m. at Marktplatz. Race day registration will take place from 7-8 a.m. on the square. Awards for run contestants will be presented to winners of age categories for both genders. More information is available by contacting the Wellness Center at 997-1355.

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‘Rocket kids’ ready for launch

A rocket takes off during last year’s SystemsGo launches. This year, students from 25 schools will launch 67 rockets over three days April 26-28. —Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Some people know spring has arrived in the Texas Hill Country when the wildflowers bloom. For those involved in the SystemsGo STEM program, they know it when the rockets boom. Every year, the “rocket kids” from high schools across Texas arrive in Willow City for the “final exam” in their SystemsGo rocket program. The student teams design and build 8-12 foot tall models that will go up from one of six launch towers. The goal at the Tsiolkovsky Level is for rockets to loft a one-pound payload one mile high. The goal at the Oberth Level is to design and build a vehicle that reaches the speed of sound. Advanced students travel to White Sands Missile Range to attempt to reach 100,000 feet while carrying a scientific payload. In addition to Willow City, other launch sites are at Anahuac, Texas, and Jal, New Mexico. It is fitting that launches happen at Fredericksburg, because the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program originated at Fredericksburg High School in 1996. Teacher Brett Williams believed there was a better way to educate and motivate tomorrow’s innovators. “This program’s teaching style is more management and guidance, rather than ladling out information,” Williams said. “This is adapting our approach to teaching in order to address the realities of today’s workforce needs. Coming out of this high school program, these students will understand design and development, testing, analysis, program management, and innovation — all skills the industry needs in the workforce of tomorrow.” Since those early years, the curriculum has spread to more than 50 schools in Texas, New Mexico, and Oregon. The program is growing in popularity because it is project-based and holds a high interest factor, said a spokesman. Problem and project-based learning is the cornerstone of career and technology education. There is no better way to see if a design and solutions work than by seeing if the rocket gets off the pad and does the work it was designed to do, the spokesman said. And students with all different backgrounds enjoy the opportunity to launch a rocket that they designed and built. The benefits of the program go beyond technology. Former students cite the leadership and teamwork skills they experience in the classroom. Designing, building, and launching a rocket as part of a team prepares them for real-world situations in the workforce. Career-wise, a high percentage of SystemsGo students go on to study STEM related fields in college and end up working for organizations such as NASA,


EVENTS daylight hours. The area is considered an experimental testing range. Mobility will be limited, access will be controlled, and visitors need to be aware that this is the first flight of all rockets. Details There is no admission fee, but everyone entering the The public is invited to view the Fredericksburg/Willow launch site is required to register and sign a release. Online pre-registration is encouraged, but registration City launches Thursday through Saturday, April 26-28, at is also available at the gate. Food and restroom facilities Stewart’s Hillview Ranch. will be available, and direction signs will be posted. Students from 25 schools will launch 67 rockets over three days. Launches will also be livestreamed. Launch times will vary depending on weather and student preparation. Rockets are scheduled to go up during » Full details are available at www.systemsgo.org.

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Local artisans bake pizza in wood-burning ovens at the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market. — Standard-Radio Post file photo All kinds of produce is for sale at the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market, starting in May and running through August, usually at Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Farmer’s Market: A focus on fresh The Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market (FFM) begins its seven-month-long schedule of bringing locally grown and produced foods to downtown Fredericksburg on Thursday, May 3. The market will be celebrating their 11th year of operation. Every Thursday, rain or shine, from 4-7 p.m., May through August, shoppers can meet farmers while shopping for fresh produce at Marktplatz. 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. Visitors will enjoy the atmosphere at Marktplatz which includes a covered play space for children. 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 under the pavilion. Wine from local wineries can be purchased by the glass or bottle and non-alcoholic iced beverages are also served. 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

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The Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market will be set up at Marktplatz from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, May 3 through August. sampled. Meet the farmer, rancher, chef and artisan baker. Support local agriculture and viticulture in Fredericksburg, the community way to shop for great food. FFM is celebrating its 11th year with support from Capital Farm Credit.

The focus is on fresh vegetables, foods, baked goods and more at the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market on Thursdays, May through August. — Standard-Radio Post file photo


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Crawfish and lots of it, along with a variety of other foods, will be featured at the 2018 Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival May 25-27 on Marktplatz. The event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees. — StandardRadio Post file photo

Cajun celebration on deck in May A celebration of all things Cajun, the 2018 Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival will be held on Marktplatz over the Memorial Day weekend, Friday through Sunday, May 25-27. The three-day festival is a showcase of food, arts and crafts, live entertainment, inflatables, bungees, hamster balls, music and of course, crawfish. Headliners for 2018 include Kyle Park on Friday night; Zydeco Blanco on Friday and Saturday; Fred Rusk and the Zydeco Hi Steppers on Saturday and Sunday, and Bayou Roux all weekend. Kevin Fowler will headline the entertainment on Saturday night, May 26. The Crawfish Festival is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees.

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Remembering the relics

Young and old generations are welcome at the Antique Machinery Show. The show is set for May 19, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. The event brings collectors and enthusiasts alike to admire and ride old pieces of farm equipment. — Standard Radio Post file Step back in time into a 1920’s farm house and an early 20th century sawmill at the 13th Annual Antique Machinery Show at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, Saturday, May 19th. The show will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Much of the machinery on display — some of it restored to operate and look as good as when new decades ago — is expected to again attract enthusiasts from all across Texas to the fair grounds where parking is free. The cost for admission to the show is $6. Children under 12 are free. In addition to old tractors and farm machinery, exhibits will include antique gasoline and steam engines manufactured as far back as 1900. Working exhibits will include demonstrations of wheat

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threshing, wood-planing, corn shelling and horsedrawn hay baling along with operation of an antique saw mill. Tractor exhibitors will have an opportunity to parade their entries around the fair grounds. In addition, pull-sled competitions are planned for conventional tractors. Anyone 10 years and older is allowed to pull. More information is available from Kenneth Treibs at 830-889-0070. Antique Machinery Show May 19 Gillespie County Fair Grounds Cost: $6, children under 12 free


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Reigning over the 57th annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, will be Duchesses Kyra Mund and Madison Torrico, Queen Audrey Mills and Duchess Marian Robles. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Riding in the JAMboree parade was a lot of fun for this youngster. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

It’s all peachy in Stonewall One of Gillespie County’s most famous crops — the peach — will be in the spotlight at the 57th Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, June 15-16. Sponsored by the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, the twoday salute will again feature music, rodeo performances, a parade, contests, peach show and auction, queen’s contest, children’s activities and more. Peach JAMboree activities get started on Friday night, June 15, with an 8 p.m. rodeo performance. The gates open at 6 p.m. A dance on Friday night will feature the music of Josh Ward. JAMboree activities resume on Saturday, June 16, when entries are taken that morning in the baking, preserves and salsa contests. There will also be a slack rodeo performance. The annual parade steps off at 10 a.m., and barbecue by the pound will go on sale after the parade. A variety of other foods from local vendors will also be available on the JAMboree grounds including peaches and ice cream, peach pie and cobbler. Activities planned throughout the afternoon include the Peach Patch area for kids, 42 tournament,

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washer pitching tournament, peach show and auction, peach eating and pit spitting contest, mutton busting and more. Girls competing for the title of Stonewall Peach Queen will take part in an afternoon pageant at 3

p.m. One of the highlights of the afternoon will be the annual auction of prize-winning peaches, pastries and preserves at 4 p.m. PEACH JAMBOREE ▶ 36

Lone Star Cowgirls, a drill team from Montgomery County, performed a routine to open last year’s rodeo performances at the annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo. Sponsored by the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, the two-day event on June 15-16 will also include a parade, queen’s contest, musical entertainment, peach show and auction, games and more. — Standard-Radio Post file photo


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The new queen will be crowned in a 7:30 p.m. ceremony just prior to the start of the rodeo performance at 8 p.m. The Bellamy Brothers will play for the Saturday night dance. There will also be mutton bust-

ing both nights beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is charged to the dances and rodeos. More information on the Peach JAMboree as well as the other activities in Stonewall is available online at www.stonewalltexas.com or by contacting the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce at 830-644-2735. The mailing address is P.O. Box 1, Stonewall, TX, 78671.

Prize winning peaches, pastries, preserves and salsas will be sold during the auction on Saturday, June 16, held as part of the Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo, which takes place June 15-16. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Over a dozen food trucks are expected to be in Luckenbach on Saturday, June 23, from noon to 9:30 p.m. for the Fifth Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

June brings food truck frenzy A dozen food trucks, 10 Texas Hill Country wineries and a full day of live Texas music will be featured at the Fifth Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival on Saturday, June 23, in Luckenbach. The event takes place rain or shine from noon to 9:30 p.m. Last year’s event drew over 2,5000 people for what can be described as an “iconic summer day in the Texas Hill Country — delicious food, Texas wine, ice cold beer and great Americana music. All in a legendary place — Luckenbach Texas.” •A dozen regional food trucks will be selling lunch and dinner from noon to 8 p.m. (or until sold out). •The “Weingarten” will be open with 10 Texas Hill Country wineries selling by the glass and bottle from noon to 8 p.m. (or until sold out). •Texas craft beers (and others) will be for sale all day and evening at the

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Food Festival Info Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $15 per adult, children 12 and under are free. Rain or shine, the event begins at noon and ends at 9:30 p.m. Lawn chairs welcome. Free parking.

Luckenbach Texas bar. •Live Texas music will be featured throughout the day and evening from noon to 9:30 p.m. on the outdoor stage under the oaks. The scheduled music line-up includes Cash’d Out, The Powell Brothers, Randall King, Vanessa Lyn Bird, Trent Turner, L&M Kings, 3 Dollar Bills and The Merles. •This is a family friendly event, and dogs on leashes are welcome.

•There will be seating under tents in the food truck area. Bring lawn chairs to claim a perfect shady spot in the music stage area. •Plenty of free parking on-site. •Grounds admission tickets are $15 per adult; children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be on sale at www.luckenbachtexas.com. Or at the gate starting at 11 a.m. on festival day. Proceeds will benefit the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts (TCWCA), an approximately 16,000-square-foot educational facility which will be built in Fredericksburg, the hub of the wine industry in the Texas Hill Country. In addition to the TCWCA, event organizers include Luckenbach Texas, Texas Hill Country Wineries, the San Antonio Food Truck Association and the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau.


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High flyin’ flags on the Fourth

A young parade-goer participates in the children’s parade on Marktplatz. The event features the chance to compete in 10 patriotic categories, including “Uncle Sam” and “Lady Liberty.” Members of the Fredericksburg High School NJROTC post the colors during the patriotic program. The after-program typically consists of the displaying of the flags, as well as the singing of patriotic songs. —Standard-Radio Post file photo

Fourth of July Schedule of Events 8:30 a.m. — Children’s parade at Marktplatz. Children are welcome to come, dress up and be patriotic. There are 10 categories in which to compete, but all children will come home with a prize. 10 a.m. — Aircraft flyover will signal start of parade. 10 a.m. — Fredericksburg Community Fourth of July Parade on Main Street. Parade viewing covers Main Street from the National Museum of the Pacific War to Short Stop West. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — July 4th at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.

An Uncle Sam impersonator waves to parade-goers during the annual July 4 parade. The parade travels down Main Street in Fredericksburg.

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11 a.m. — Patriotic program at Marktplatz (following the parade). Fredericksburg High School NJROTC recites excerpts from the Declaration of Independence and Pledge of Allegiance, performances and patriotic speeches from local dignitaries. Dark-thirty — City of Fredericksburg fireworks display at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.


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Live pari-mutuel horse racing returns to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in 2018 for eight days of racing at the Class III facility. The summer season will open with the July Fourth Race Meet on July 7-8 and continue on July 21-22, Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 25-26. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Gillespie County runs with the horses Eight days of live pari-mutuel horse racing over four weekends in July and August will be featured this summer at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. To go along with the racing events, the final race weekend is held as part of the 130th Gillespie County Fair. In addition to the eight days of live racing at the local Class III facility, a simulcast facility is open at 35 Fair Drive for year-round wagering. Simulcasting at The Race Barn is offered Thursdays through Sundays from horse and dog tracks around the country. The facility also includes a restaurant.

RACE DATES • July 7-8: July Fourth Race Meet. • July 21-22: Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet. • Aug. 11-12: Gillespie County Race Meet. • Aug. 25-26: 130th Gillespie County Fair, which runs Aug. 23-26.

The Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association sponsors the live pari-mutuel races. Post time each day is 1 p.m. As in the past, the Gillespie County Fair Grounds will offer race fans a covered grandstand, numerous betting windows, tote board, easy access and plenty of free parking.

General admission, reserved seating and box seating is available. General admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children six to 12 years of age and free for youngsters five and under. Reserved seats are $10 and box seats are $15. Also available are summer season passes for $60. The passes are good for all Gillespie County Fair Association sponsored summer events. More information on the 2018 summer season activities is available by contacting the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association at 830997-2359 or visiting their website at www.gillespiefair.com.

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Hector Pedregon’s Peach Tree Gift Gallery and Tea Room have been mainstays for visitors since the late 1960s. — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Moellering

By Erika Vela Hector Pedregon owned The Peach Tree Gift Gallery in 1978 and recalled the simplicity of the city and its growth over the last 40 years. The gift shop may have been one of the first in town, as most gifts came from the local drug store. The Pedregon family helped set the trend for gift and retail stores that have populated Main Street. “Everything here was a mom-and-pop operation. It was filled with beautiful churches of all types. Everybody knew each other and you could go into any store and everyone knew your name,” Pedregon said. Being able to walk down Main Street and into shops where everyone knows one another is something Pedregon says he misses most.

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The gift shop grew to what is today’s Peach Tree Gift Gallery and Tea Room at 210 South Adams Street. Pedregon lost his wife and business partner Cynthia in 2012. He now serves as general manager, and his daughter, Tina Sawtelle, now owns the business. “We started noticing that the more retail stores started opening, the better our business was because they brought more people from out of town to Fredericksburg,” Pedregon said. So they started to encourage more people to move to the growing community and open quality stores and businesses. Pedregon described that period as a good time of growth and friendly relationships among shop owners. During those years, an effort was made to form a shop owners’ guild to help advertise the businesses and com-

munity and all the reasons why people should visit Fredericksburg. It worked as the town has attracted more visitors and shoppers yearly to the current two million per year. The community added bed and breakfast operations, restaurants, wineries and more. “We have a festival every week here it seems. We have a wonderful reputation for being a destination place,” Pedregon said. Pedregon has high hopes for the city of Fredericksburg and encourages locals and visitors to explore the area. “We have wonderful museums, musical outlets and things for those who love the outdoors,” Pedregon said. “Breathe in the beautiful air around and enjoy the countryside. Every season of every year has its own beauty.”


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Celebrate the old times A Night In Old Fredericksburg celebration returns to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds this summer. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the event will be held Saturday, July 21. One of the highlights of the event will be an evening dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Other activities include German-themed music, goat roping, a CASI Chili Cook-Off, Lone Star Barbecue Cook-Off, washer pitching tournament, a 42 tournament and more. Information, including the musical entertainer, will also be announced in the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post as the event nears.

An evening of dancing, tournaments, cook-offs and more will be featured at Night In Old Fredericksburg Saturday, July 21, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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A gearhead’s parts paradise Whether a person’s in the market for a vintage car, auto-related ephemera or just a part, gearheads will be welcomed at the 40th Annual Hill Country Swap Meet. The 2018 meet will be July 27-29 at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on State Highway 16 South. Almost every square foot of space will be taken up with around 900 vendors showcasing parts, vehicles and much more. Set up should begin at 8 a.m., Friday, July 27, and premises must be vacated by 3 p.m. Sunday, July 29. Car enthusiasts can find about anything at the swap — a “Car Corral” has vintage autos for sale in various states of restoration; there are flea market spaces; and a free trolley that makes the rounds on the massive event’s grounds. Among the many items for sale are vehicles and parts, tools, auto accessories, hats, books, clothes and various souvenirs. Admission is free. Fredericksburg Vintage Car Club, which had built the event into the huge following for nearly four decades, turned over the keys last year to Earhart Productions. Earhart Productions owner Dean Earhart plans few changes as the event had grown to be such a huge success.

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Shooters of all ages take part in the annual Schuetzenfest, set for July 28-29. Hubertus Shooting Club is hosting this year’s shoot at the Bear Creek Shooting Range. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Schuetzenfest hits the mark Gillespie County’s German tradition lives on with the 123rd Gillespie County Schuetzenfest, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, at the Bear Creek Shooting Range. A prime manifestation of this long-standing tradition becomes readily evident each spring and summer in the hills around Fredericksburg with the scheduling of several events by six groups that make up the Gillespie County Schuetzenbund (Shooting Club). Names for these six include Bear Creek, Tivydale, Hubertus, Grapetown, Barons Creek and Scharfschuetzen, while the three ranges used for their shooting events are located at Grapetown, Tivydale and Bear Creek. First on each year’s schedule of individual events is the Benefit Shoot which during 2018 has been set for Sunday, April 22, at Texas Hills Sporting Range. Tivydale Shooting Club will sponsor the event. Three months later, the Vorfest will follow on Sunday, July 15, slated for the Bear Creek Shooting Range. Hubertus Shooting Club will sponsor the event. And finally just two weeks after that, the Schuetzenbund’s biggest event of the year — the 123rd Gillespie County Schuetzenfest — will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, and hosted by the Hubertus Shooting Club at Bear Creek Shooting Range. The Schuetzenfest is the second-oldest community event in the county (bested only by the Gillespie County Fair) and attracts marksmen from all over with their long-barreled rimfire and centerfire rifles. Gillespie County’s six shooting clubs take turns hosting the annual Schuetzenfest at one of three shooting ranges around Fredericksburg.

All ages of male and female shooters who like to demonstrate their abilities in the sport show up to participate in the annual event in hopes of winning one of the two kings’ crowns awarded to the top overall shooters in .22 rimfire and centerfire competitions. This year’s Gillespie County Bund president is Johnny Duecker of Grapetown Schuetzen Verein. The other officers are Bruce Ward, vice president, representing Hubertus Shooting Club; Carol Schmidt, secretary; and Brenda Miiller, treasurer. This year’s event, like others in the past, will start off with opening ceremonies on Saturday morning. A parade and presentation of flags by participating clubs — done to German music — will be among the ceremony’s highlights. After a lunch break, actual competition gets underway following a Bund (German for “club”) business meeting and social hour and continues until late that afternoon before resuming Sunday for an all-day run. At the conclusion of the festival’s shooting and the tallying of scores late Sunday afternoon, former Schuetzenkoenige (shooting kings) will lead a parade of shooters and their club flags into the range where the new kings are crowned. As “Er Lebe Hoch” (May He Live High) is sung, the new kings are hoisted on the shoulders of their teammates and proclaimed Schuetzenkoenige for 2018 before being crowned as part of a tradition that began in 1956 when the two rifle bores — centerfire and rimfire — were separated into their own divisions. In addition to the two kings’ trophies, team trophies will be presented Sunday afternoon to the top rimfire and centerfire teams. | Spring&Summer2018 |

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Reigning over the 130th Gillespie County Fair Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 23-26, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds will be the 2018 queen’s court that includes, from left, First Duchess Kamryn Manley, Second Duchess Emma Travland, Queen Haley Merz and Third Duchess Emma Pehl. The 2019 court will be selected during the fair. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Competing in livestock judging pays off for young exhibitors in contests held as part of the Gillespie County Fair. This year’s 130th celebration will take place Aug. 23-26, but will also include livestock contests on weekends leading up to the fair. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

It’s always fair in August Building on more than a century of history and tradition, the 130th Gillespie County Fair will be held Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 23-26. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the 130th Gillespie County Fair will include two days of live pari-mutuel horse racing, a carnival and midway, displays of agricultural and home products, a parade, queen’s contest, antique machinery displays, musical entertainment, mutton busting, livestock shows and more. And with the exception of the parade, all activities take place at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, located about two miles from downtown Fredericksburg off Texas Highway 16 (Kerrville Highway). Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the 130th Gillespie County Fair opens on Thursday night, Aug. 23, with free admission to the grounds. The carnival and midway will be operating, and judging will take place in the various agricultural and home products divisions. Taking place on Thursday night on the outdoor pavilion will be the Noche de Familia en la Feria, a family fiesta night of music and dancing. Kicking off the 130th Gillespie County Fair on Friday, Aug. 24, will be a 10 a.m. parade down Fredericksburg’s Main Street. Activities shift back to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds where three full days of events are planned including dances on Friday and Saturday nights on the outdoor pavilion.

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A popular ride at the Gillespie County Fair is the Ferris wheel. The traditional ride, along with others, will again be featured at the 130th Gillespie County Fair, Aug. 23-26. — Standard-Radio Post file photo Entertainers are being finalized, and information will be announced in the regular issues of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. Another highlight of the four-day exposition is the crowning of the new Gillespie County Fair Queen and her court on Friday night, Aug. 24. Horse racing is not a new attraction to the fair and once again, live pari-mutuel horse races will be run. Pari-mutuel horse races will be run Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26. Post time for the races both days is 1 p.m. Throughout the four-day weekend, the Exhibition Hall COUNTY FAIR▶ 50


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will be open for onlookers to take in the many displays of agricultural home products. Fruits and vegetables, grain, hay, wool and mohair, baked goods and canned foods along with arts and crafts, sewing, plants and children’s items are featured. Also, the Hill Country Antique Tractor and Engine Club will offer displays and will host demonstrations. There are also a number of commercial displays and educational booths. Admission is charged Friday through Sunday at the fair grounds. A wide array of foods and drinks will also be available throughout the weekend. History Since its beginning before the turn of the century, the Gillespie County Fair has been held at numerous locations, including the banks of Baron’s Creek just east of the city on the site

Agriculture products, baked goods, arts and crafts and much more fill the Exhibition Hall at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds during the Gillespie County Fair, scheduled Aug. 23-26, 2018. — Standard-Radio Post file photo Information: Mailing address: Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, P.O. Box 526, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624.

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of Old Fort Martin Scott. Later it was moved to where the Turner Hall was located on West Travis Street. The Turner Hall was destroyed by a fire in June of 2016. From there, the fair was held on a knoll near what is today headquarters for the city electrical department off U.S. Highway 87 South. Years afterward, the fair was conducted at what people today call the old fair grounds, two blocks from Main Street on the Kerrville Highway. The present facility, located off Texas Highway 16 South, was dedicated in 1976 during the U.S. Bicentennial. The current site includes a fiveeighths mile racetrack, grandstand, biergarten, exhibition hall, livestock barn, restroom facilities, an outdoor dance pavilion and ample parking.

The thrills and spills of the carnival and midway are just some of the highlights of the Gillespie County Fair each year. Once again, the carnival will be open throughout the fair, scheduled Aug. 23-26. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Harper’s Frontier Days celebrates 54th Year Harper celebrates Labor Day weekend with a celebration of frontier life. The town will hold its 54th Annual Harper Frontier Days on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 31 to Sept. 1. The annual event will benefit Harper Community Park. Frontier Days is a celebration of the way life used to be in this community located in the western part of Gillespie County. Besides the downtown parade slated for 5 p.m. Saturday, the event will also include tournaments for dominos, washers and fishing. In addition to pitching washers and casting fishing reels, Harper will host two nights of rodeos to celebrate. Rodeo admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages six to 12 and free for those under six. Cost for the dance, set for 9 p.m. on Saturday, is $10 for ages 12 and up. There will also be a 5K run starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. The Harper Community Park is located at the east corner of U.S. Highway 290 and North Park Street, in Harper. For more information, visit www.harpercommunitypark.org.

The parade is one of Harper Frontier Days’ main attractions. Set for Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, Frontier Days is an annual celebration that benefits the Harper Community Park. — Standard-Radio Post file photo SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, Aug. 31 • 7 p.m., county team roping competition, Harper Rodeo Arena. Saturday, Sept. 1 • 8:30 a.m., Frontier Days 5K, Harper High School track.

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Museum shares antique equipment A look at the antique equipment on display in the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD) Museum and it’s easy to see just how difficult and dangerous fighting fires in the early 1900s might have been when it was all up to buckets of water, bare hands and primitive equipment to do the job. The museum faces South Milam Street but access is gained 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 youngsters 17 years of age and younger and free for children ages five and under. The 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. The fire museum building was dedicated on April 23, 1983, as part of the FVFD’s 100th anniversary celebration. Gracing the top of the FVFD fire museum is the department’s original alarm bell. And, in the breezeway between

Made of leather, this Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department helmet is in the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum on the grounds of Pioneer Museum. — Submitted photo/Fire Rock Photography the two buildings stands “Little Squirt,” a water fountain statue purchased specifically for the museum by the FVFD Auxiliary. In the front yard of the museum is the multi-horn siren that sat atop City Hall until 2012 that was used to call the members of the FVFD when a fire was reported.

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Eight seconds to glory A night of professional bull riding returns to the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 8. The ninth annual Fredericksburg PBR is sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association. The bull riding will take place on the track in front of the grandstand, and the chutes will be set up so that the bulls will ride out toward the grandstand. The local event is part of the PBR’s Touring Pro Division. Riders are competing for points to earn spots in the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series. Tickets for the Ninth Annual Fredericksburg PBR are expected to go on sale this spring. To purchase tickets or for more information on the bull riding event as well as other fair association-sponsored events is available by visiting www.gillespiefair.com. PBR Bull riding Sept. 8 Gillespie County Fair Grounds Tickets at www.gillespiefair.com

Professional bull riders will be back in town to compete in the Fredericksburg PBR at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 8. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Tailgating for scholarships “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. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the event includes afternoon activities, appetizers, a dinner, silent and live auctions and a prize drawing for thousands of dollars in prizes donated by local and area businesses and individuals. Monies raised from the event go towards the Gillespie County Fair Association’s scholarship program. Since 1991, the fair association has awarded $358,650 in scholarships to 647 Gillespie County high school students. Scholarship tickets are $20 each and will go on sale this spring. Tickets will be sold at the office at the fair grounds, from directors of the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association and at locations around the county. For dinner, a barbecue brisket meal with all the trimmings will be served.

A highlight of the annual Scholarship Fest is the live auction of cakes baked and decorated by the Gillespie County Fair Queen’s court. Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the 22nd annual event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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EVENTS Thousands of dollars in prizes and auction items will be available including guns, hunting and fishing equipment, jewelry, gift certificates and more. (Individuals and businesses interested in donating cash or prizes to the event are asked to call the fair association office at 997-2359.) Tickets for the prizes to be given away at Scholarship Fest will also go on sale this spring at the fair office, from the directors and at locations around the county. 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.

Scholarship Fest features live and silent auctions, special drawings, appetizers, dinner, prize drawings and more when the annual celebration is held at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Sept. 22. Prizes ranging from hunting and fishing equipment to jewelry and home décor will be given away to lucky ticket holders as part of the 22nd Annual Scholarship Fest on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. The event also includes appetizers, silent and live auctions, barbecue dinner and more.

More information on Scholarship Fest as well as other activities at the fair grounds is available by calling 830997-2359 or visiting www.gillespiefair.com.

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Three more performances remain this spring as part of the eight programs scheduled for the 2017-2018 concert season by the Fredericksburg Music Club. This year the Fredericksburg Music Club is celebrating its 81st season of providing quality performances for Texas Hill Country residents. Set for 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month in the sanctuary of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 North Llano, this season’s remaining concerts will feature: •Scott Cuellar, winner of the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition — March 18. •The Marcsmen, a premier men’s a cappella vocal group from San Antonio — April 15 •Kay and Friends Ensemble, five-member group whose presentations blend vocals with piano, violin, bass, percussion, saxophone, clarinet and flute — May 20. 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 was founded in 1937 have been to provide the area with quality musical programs, to support music education and to make the gift of music available to everyone.

Pianist Scott Cuellar will entertain March 18 as part of the Fredericksburg Music Club concert series. — Submitted photo More information — including lists of the concert schedule for the 2017-2018 season, patronage and donating online — is available on the FMC’s website (fredericksburgmusicclub.com).

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Artist Matthew Cutter from St. Augustine, Florida, discussed his techniques as part of a First Friday Art Walk celebration at the RS Hanna Gallery at 208 South Llano Street. The gallery was hosting the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Fall Show. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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It’s all about the art when a group of local galleries celebrate First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg each month. For the First Friday celebration held on the first Friday of each month, galleries place special exhibits, feature new works, demonstrations, host artist receptions and more. Also during First Friday, galleries observe 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.

ture a number of events during the spring and summer to showcase fine art and fine craft created by artists from the Texas Hill Country and around the state. • March: “Impressionism to Realism: Three Texas Hill Country Painters.” Three local painters — Jen Brown, Marion Loucks and Patti Miller — offer their views of nature through watercolor and oil painting with an emphasis on birds and landscapes. The show

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Rings made from coins were featured during a recent First Friday Art Walk celebration at Cate Zane. — StandardRadio Post file photo

have been featured in numerous books and publications and reside in museums and installations around the country, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, the Atlanta International Airport, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Studstill’s focus is on form, pattern and color in order to create a “painting” from altered textiles. A selection of Studstill’s art quilts from three decades of quilt making will be displayed for the month of April, beginning with a reception on April 6, from 5-8 p.m. • May: “Wonders of Woodturning.” Five Texas Hill Country woodturners will bring their craft into the courtyard of Artisans during First Friday Art Walk to give live demonstrations of their methods and individual art forms. A reception and demonstrations are from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 4, and new work will be displayed for the month of May. • June: “Invitational Ceramic Show.” Ceramic artists invited from throughout the state will display new pieces, both decorative and functional, for the month of June, beginning with an artists’ reception on June 1, from 5-8 p.m. • July: “Thirteen Years of Great Texas Art!”


THE ARTS Patrons are invited to come and see new work from each of the gallery’s 60-plus Texas artists to celebrate the gallery’s 13th year of showcasing Texas fine art and fine craft. A reception is planned from 5-8 p.m. July 1. Cate Zane 107 North Llano 830-992-2044 www.CateZane.com Cate Zane Gallery features a contemporary setting offering 19th and 20th century landscape paintings, landscape photography, antiques and artisan jewelry. The gallery also represents multiple local painters. A brief list of featured historic artists includes Adam Lehr, Emilio Lanzi, Frederick Ballard Williams, H.R. Drury, Guillio Falzoni, Karl Bodmer and John Edward Borein. Also represented are local, state, North American and European artisan jewelry designers featuring goldsmith, silversmith and gemstone creations. Beginning in March, Cate Zane Gallery is also introducing a new line of ecofriendly jewelry by a New Orleans artisan who designs her pieces using recycled guitar strings and guitar picks donated by New Orleans musicians. A portion of the artist’s profits are donated to The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic.

Artist Kevin Quattlebaum discusses his exhibit, “Gittin’ Dusty — a Soft Pastel Perspective,” with fellow artists during the First Friday Art Walk celebration at the Fredericksburg Art Guild and Gallery. — Standard-Radio Post file photo Patrons are invited to check the gallery’s website for First Friday Art Walk events and artisan jewelry trunk shows. Fredericksburg Art Gallery 405 East Main 830-990-2707 www.fbgartgallery.com Fredericksburg Art Gallery carries fine art by nationally known and emerging artists from Texas and beyond. The gallery specializes in representational wildlife, western, still life, portraiture, landscape and more.

Bronze sculpture artist Margaret Drake of Glen Rose works on one of her latest pieces while visiting with patrons to the

The artists work in various mediums and styles from the realm of realism to the world of impressionism. The gallery also carries a selection of ready-made frames and museumquality custom picture framing. For 2018, Fredericksburg Art Gallery will feature a new show for each First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. • April’s theme is “Wildflowers” and all of the gallery’s represented artists have been invited to participate with new wildflower-themed works of art. An artist reception will be held from ART WALK▶ 64

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5-8 p.m. April 6. • May is “Texascapes,” featuring painters Chuck Mauldin and Barbara Mauldin, both of whom paint the state of Texas with their own style and perception. An artist reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. May 4. • June will feature Kerrville artist Charlotte Curry, who has been represented by Fredericksburg Art Gallery since its inception. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. June 1. • July will feature new work by gallery owner Clayton Sammons with a reception during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg on July 6, from 5-8 p.m. Fredericksburg Art Guild and Gallery 308 East Austin 830-997-4949 www.fredericksburgartguild.org The Fredericksburg Art Guild is a 45-year-old, all-volunteer arts organization run by local artists. The guild’s galleries are open free to the public, offering local art, photography, jewelry, handmade gifts, cards and more. New exhibits are presented monthly along with featured artists’ exhibits. Drop-in adult oil painting lessons and scheduled and free children’s classes are offered year round. The Fredericksburg Art Guild is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on First Fridays. The gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fredericksburg Art Guild is a nonprofit organization that also receives financial support from the City of Fredericksburg Hotel Occupancy Tax funds and annual grant funding from Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance/ Oktoberfest. Upcoming events include: • April: “Pollinating Color.” This show features new work from contributing members of the Art Guild. A reception will take place on April 6 during Art Walk, from 5-8 p.m. • May: “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” This is a regional juried show that is open to artists 18 years and older. A reception will be held on May 4, from 5-8 p.m. • June and July: “Sunsational Art.”

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This is a members’ show featuring new work for summer from the guild’s members. A reception will be held on June 1 and July 6, from 5-8 p.m., during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Gallery 330 330 West Main www.Gallery330.com 830-992-0283 Gallery 330 specializes in contemporary realism and impressionism and represents established and emerging regional and national artists in a variety of styles and mediums. Artists are being added monthly since the gallery opened their doors in October 2017. Every month brings new work to view during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg and Gallery 330 offers a reception for the artists and visitors from 5-8 p.m. during the event. The gallery is housed in the historic August Itz building, circa 1908 and is located on West Main Street between Orange and Milam streets. InSight Gallery 214 West Main 830-997-9920 www.insightgallery.com • April: “Jeremy Browne, Calvin Liang, and Clive Tyler: Places I Call Home.” In a show that brings together three vastly different landscape artists working in three different mediums, acrylic artist Jeremy Browne, oil painter Calvin Liang and pastelist Clive Tyler each paint the landscapes of their homes. Browne’s work uses organized, visual simplicity, with architectural details, clean lines and often stark contrasts between white snow and dark night skies. His work varies between a slightly contemporary presentation

and a very traditional, representational subject matter. The saturated, earthy color palette found in Liang’s work is familiar as the landscape of the West. Liang is a recognized painter of Monument Valley, Arizona, and the California coastline, including renderings of the towering sandstone buttes from red-sand deserts. Tyler employs color theory and impressionism to create pastels that represent the aspen groves to the foothills of the Colorado mountains and the river streams to the canyons. A reception with the artists will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 6. • September: Fall Group Show with special focus on George Hallmark. Insight Gallery hosts its annual Fall Group Show with special focus on Hallmark. There will be new works from all 60 of the gallery’s nationally acclaimed artists along with special invited guests. Hallmark began his career in the arts as an architectural designer and commercial artist before turning to the easel. His pursuit of architecture is shown in the delineation of stucco walls, tile roofs and long shadows. Named State Artist of Texas, Hallmark is an annual invited participant in the “Prix de West Exhibition” in Oklahoma City, the “Masters of the American West” in Los Angeles, the Eitlejorg Museum’s “Quest for the West” and the “West Select Shows” at the Phoenix Art Museum. A reception with the artists will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 7. • September/October: Nancy Bush Solo Exhibition. Fredericksburg native and painter ART WALK▶ 68


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Nancy Bush brings her tonalist landscapes to InSight Gallery with new works for a solo exhibition opening on Sept. 27. Bush portrays the landscape of the Texas Hill Country and the mountains of New Mexico. Koch Gallery 222 West Main 830-992-3124 www.BertKoch.com Koch Gallery specializes in Native American art which includes paintings, pottery, rugs and jewelry. A large number of the paintings are vintage pieces painted over the last 85 years by highly collectable artists. Many attended the Santa Fe Indian School in the 1930’s. In addition, the gallery features paintings by over 100 artists and almost all have a tribal affiliation. Every month for First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg, Native American bronze sculptor Margaret Drake will

be available to show her bronze sculptures and explain the art creation process from beginning to end. Visits from new artists and art work from contributing artists, like Amado Pena, will also be featured for each First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and available by appointment anytime. First Friday receptions will be held each month from 5-8 p.m. Larry Jackson Fine Art & Antiques 201 East San Antonio 830-997-0073 LarryJacksonAntiques.com

Specializing in fine art and 18th and 19th century American and European antiques, the Larry Jackson gallery has served Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country for over 20 years. 2018 brings new artwork each month to Larry Jackson’s collection of nationally recognized and collected artists. In their new location, contemporary and traditional art and sculpture and upscale antique and vintage modern furniture are paired with contemporary accessories. New art pieces are featured every month for First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg, with a reception for visitors from 5-7:45 p.m.

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Artists will be on hand doing demonstrations beginning at 2 p.m. each Friday. Evening receptions will be held in with First Friday from 5-8 p.m. Beginning in March, RS Hanna’s Main Street gallery will present a variety of new pieces from gallery artists, including Elizabeth Pollie, Joy Kroeger Beckner, Stefan Savides, Lori Putnam, Barry Selman, Robert Johnson, John Austin Hanna, John Bennett, Dianne Massey Dunbar, Rex Douglas White, Stevie Jo Lake and Maryneil Dance. Each month will feature a new showing of artwork from gallery artists at the Main Street location. Receptions will be held from 5-8 p.m. at both galleries for each First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg throughout the spring and summer months. Refreshments will be served. URBANherbal Art Gallery 407 Whitney 830-456-9667 www.URBANherbal.com URBANherbal’s boutique art gallery, greenhouse, sculpture gardens and gift shop is open Tuesday through Saturday

from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment and from 5:30-8 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk. The boutique gallery is housed in one building, and it’s just steps to the greenhouse where more art is displayed along with plants and a dining room table with chandeliers in the center. All the walls are adorned with more local art. Outside, visitors can view art sculptures, walk a labyrinth, feed the chickens, smell the herbs and flowers and stroll to the boutique shop where handmade herbal products for the skin, body, colognes and aromatherapy products are available along with gourmet food products. There is also The Secret Garden for meditation and a gazebo. For each First Friday Art Walk, many of the local artists will be on hand to visit about their art work and some will be doing live demonstrations. Also featured each month is a complimentary refreshments display presented by gallery owner, Bill Varney. Receptions are held each month from 5:30-8 p.m.

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PCAA concert series planned

Musician Chris Rybak will help get everyone in the mood for Oktoberfest (Oct. 5-7) when he performs on Sept. 9 as part of the 2018 Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance Concert Series on Marktplatz. — Submitted photo

2018 Concert Schedule July 22 — Johnny P & The Wise April 29 — Fredericksburg High Guys School Jazz Ensemble                                 Aug. 12 — Weldon Henson May 20 — WC Clark Aug. 26 — Bob Appel June 24 — Soul Machine Sept. 9 — Chris Rybak

Six free outdoor concerts will be offered as part of the 2018 Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance Concert Series on Marktplatz. Admission is free, and the concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring their lawn chairs, picnics, family and friends. The series opens on April 29 with the Fredericksburg High School Jazz Ensemble and concludes on Sept. 9 with Chris Rybak. The final concert is designed to “put everyone in the mood” for Oktoberfest, which will celebrate its 38th anniversary Oct. 5-7. These PCAA concerts are funded by proceeds from Oktoberfest as a way of thanking the community for their support and for those who volunteer at Oktoberfest. More information is available by calling 997-4810.

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Chorale performs new, old works during year

The Fredericksburg Chorale brings music, both old and new, to the Hill Country. Under the direction of Mark Hierholzer, the Chorale is made up of area residents whose ages range from nine to 75 years. Among its year-long schedule of programs, the Chorale offers a concert series called Dialogues and Dances that schedules performances at 7 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The concerts, held at the Hill Country University Center, feature original vocal and instrumental compositions and improvisations. In addition, members of the Chorale also present several special concerts throughout the year. The spring concert is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at 601 W. Creek St., and will feature works by Beethoven, Mozart and original compositions by Hierholzer. In addition to scheduled concerts, the Chorale hosts a summer workshop. For those interested in joining the Chorale, rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at Beth-

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German choirs keep old world traditions alive 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. Some knowledge of the German language is helpful, but is not required, nor is the ability to sight-read music. The choirs’ repertoire ranges from sacred music to classical masterworks to folk songs. They jointly present a free-admission public concert in the spring, usually the first Saturday in May (Maifest),

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The local German choirs, the Arion Men’s Choir and the Hermann Sons Mixed Choir, perform in Maifest on May 5 at the Holy Family Center of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. — StandardRadio Post file photo and another in the fall, the first Saturday in November, a Herbstfest (Harvestfest). This year’s Maifest is set for Sunday, May 6, at the Holy Family Center of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. In addition, they represent Fredericksburg in a yearly Sängerfest (singers’ festival) along with German choirs from

San Antonio, New Braunfels and Corpus Christi. Both choirs also appear regularly at Oktoberfest, and give performances from time to time during the year at nursing and retirement homes. More information is available by calling Heinrich Boenig at 830669-2104 or Carol Woitalla at 830997-9671.


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Visit www. Continuing a fredericksFredericksburg burgorchestradition of tra.com for celebrating the exact dates arts and classiand details on cal music, the other upcomFredericksburg ing concerts. Community Admission Orchestra will to the conoffer several concerts is by certs during the free-will 2018-2019 season. Fredericksburg Community Orchestra performs throughout the year. The FCO’s next donation. The FCO is a concert is the Van Der Stucken Festival, slated for Saturday, March 24. — StandardAnyone true community Radio Post file photo interested in orchestra, with Frank Van der Stucken, starting at supporting members of all 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24. FCO with donations, or who wish ages and musical backgrounds. The concert is set for to perform, can find information Mission of the non-profit Fredericksburg United Methodist online at www.fredericksburFredericksburg Community Church. gorchestra.com, via email at info@ Orchestra is to promote string eduFCO also has a spring concert fredericksburgorchestra.com, or by cation in Fredericksburg and surstarting at 11 a.m. at Hill Country calling 806-549-2483. rounding communities. Church at 107 E. Lower Crabapple. The orchestra also makes available Theresa Britt is executive director The orchestra’s annual Bach various ensembles that can be hired and conductor. at the Bach fundraiser is slated for parties, weddings, galas, open The first concert of the 2018-2019 for 5-9 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at houses and other public and private schedule Van Der Stucken Festival, Luckenbach Texas. events. celebrating native-born composer

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Musicals, comedies set for FTC stage Five musicals, a comedy, a mystery and more will be featured as part of the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s 22nd season. FTC officials will unveil the shows and musicals for the upcoming season on March 14. Fredericksburg Theater Company performs its productions at its Steve W. Shepherd Theater at 1668 U.S. 87 South. FTC officials will unveil the shows and musicals for its 22nd season on March 14. Season 21 nears end The 21st season is beginning to wind down as Neil Simon’s classic comedy “Barefoot in the Park” runs from April 13-29. Past shows in the 21st season included “Guys and Dolls,” “On Golden Pond,” “The Marvelous Wonderettes” and “The Addams Family Musical.” Special performances FTC will hosted a spring break bash with its Fourth Annual Car Show on March 10. This event featured the 45th anniversary of the classic car movie, “American Graffiti.” Celebrated Austin musician Guy Forsyth performs in concert on Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. Freddyburg FTC’s summer Freddyburg youth theater program is a four-week camp for kids ages eight to 18. It will culminate into a one-act

Flounder and the mermaids join in a musical number from the Freddyburg Youth Theater’s production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” that was presented in 2017. — Standard-Radio Post file photo Show times and info Show times for the FTC’s productions are 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets usually go on sale a full two weeks prior to opening night at the FTC Box Office, located at the theater, at 1668 U.S. 87 South. Donors are able to order three

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musicals, dramas and comedies. Some of those productions included “Les Misérables,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “South Pacific,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Our Town,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “My Fair Lady,” and “The Sound of Music.” Also, “1776,” “Annie,” “The Music Man,” “West Side Story,” “The King and I,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “The Fantasticks,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Miracle Worker,” “Lost in Yonkers” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” The group has also performed dramas, comedies, Broadway musical revues, and has sponsored symphony concerts and a ballet performance. More information is also available online at www. fredericksburgtheater. org. The theater is also on Facebook.

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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 country 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, COUNTRY SCHOOLS ▶ 82

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Former Rheingold student Marvin Ahrens talks with a visitor to the school during last year’s Country Schools Tour hosted by the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools. Ahrens attended Rheingold from 1929-1936. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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ATTRACTIONS Open Houses and other events The schools are available to the public for social activities. The following are open houses and other events: • March 17: Crabapple, Willow City and Junction School; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • April 7: Lower South Grape Creek; Luckenbach; Meusebach Creek; Williams Creek (Albert); Grapetown and Junction; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • April 8: Fundraiser and Barbecue at American Legion Hall, 11 a.m.-until sold out. • May 19: Rheingold; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • June 16: Pecan Creek, Cherry Mountain; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. • July 4: Wrede; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information about the historic schools’ tours, call the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools at 830-685-3321, e-mail them at info@ historicschools.org or visit them online at www.historicschools.org.

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Rheingold, Williams Creek (Albert) (where President Lyndon B. Johnson attended), White Oak, Willow City and Wrede. In the 1950s and 1960s, the schools were consolidated into the Fredericksburg Independent School District. On Jan. 23, 2006, the Gillespie County Commissioners Court 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 group consists of former students, friends and others interested in the preservation of the closed schools. Their mission statement is “we are preserving the past to enrich the future.”


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‘The Legend, The Lore, The Law’ is the theme for a bronze sculpture by Dustin Payne that is on display at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center located at 1618 East Main Street. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

In honor of the Texas Rangers Anyone who enjoys western lore or the history of Texas Rangers should look no further than the Texas Rangers Heritage Center, located at 1618 East Main Street. The Center, which averages over 1,000 visitors a month, is landmarked by its 50-foot limestone Bell

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Some of the sweetest and best tasting peaches can be found in Gillespie County. And that’s due in large part to the minerals and micronutrients of the Hill Country soil. The 1,700 foot altitude temperature variation helps intensify the flavor of the fruit. Gillespie County produces roughly one-fourth of all the peaches produced in Texas on about 600 acres that are dedicated to peach growing. Blooms usually show up around mid-March, and the earliest peaches in this part of the state begin to ripen in May. By June 1, the peach harvest is in full swing, and roadside stands become a hive of activity. Peach lovers come from around the state to Gillespie County to buy their peaches market fresh. Some

local peaches are sold outside the county at farmers’ markets in the cities, including Austin and San Antonio. In addition, peaches are sold at the weekly Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market.

Peach ripening schedule (approximate dates) May 10-25 — Spring Gold, Regal, Flavorich May 20-June 5 — June Gold, Gold Prince June 5-15 — Sentinel, Gala, Southern Pearl (white) June 10-27 — Harvester, Cary Mac June 20-30 — Majestic June 25-July 12 — Loring, Bounty June 27-July 15 — Redglobe July 10-25 — Dixieland July 15-30 — Redskin July 25-Aug. 5 — Jersey Queen, Elberta Aug. 1-12 — Flame Prince, O’Henry Aug. 10-25 — Parade, Big Red

Varieties The many varieties grown in Gillespie County fall into two general types: “freestone” and “clingstone.” These names describe the peach as the freestone peach flesh, which readily separates from the pit, while the clingstone flesh clings tightly to the pit. Both types are delicious for eating, while freestones usually are preferred for freezing since the flesh separates easily from the pit. Clingstones are best for canning because of their firm flesh.

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Peaches harvested in May are the “clingstone” type, while early-June peaches are “semi-freestone” and late-June through the end-of-season varieties are “freestone.” Nature’s production In addition to a climate that features warm summers and mild winters, the area’s geography and topography contribute to successful harvests. When rainfall is sufficient, the sandy loam sand and red clay subsoil serve as an effective reservoir to preserve moisture during dry

are ideal for ice cream or jam, but should be used quickly. The best way to buy Gillespie County peaches is direct from grower stands and markets located throughout the area. Roadside stands offer “just picked” peaches. To let visitors experience more of their favorite treat, some peach growers allow their customers to enter the orchard and pick their own fruit.

periods. But Mother Nature can be fickle with the crop. If the area gets a strong frost once blooms have set, much of the crop can be destroyed. Spring hail storms also can be destructive to the crop. The sight of blossoming trees is another attraction for visitors in the early springtime. More information on peaches is available from Gillespie County Extension Agent Brad Roeder or Horticulturist Elizabeth McMahon. Their offices are located in the Gillespie County Agricultural

Gillespie County is known far and wide for its delicious peaches. — StandardRadio Post file photo Extension Building, 95 Frederick Road. The telephone number there is 830-997-3452. Information is also available from the Hill Country Fruit Council website at www.texaspeaches.com.

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Three nature trails at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park give visitor a view of different types of wildlife and vegetation spread through 10 acres. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Trails offer chance to stroll through nature Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park has nature trails that wind their way through sections of the park. These trails offer nature lovers a glimpse of the multitude of species of birds, forbs, grasses, woody plants, amphibians, reptiles and insects to view. There are three different mile-long nature trails, designed and built by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center, that wind through seven distinct microhabitats. 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.

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Nature is the main attraction at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, which serves as a 150-acre break from the hustle and bustle of Main Street. Entrance to the park is free of charge and

both RV and camping accomodations are available on the park grounds. Reservations are available by calling the park at 9974202. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Nature is the main attraction of the 150-acre Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Just three miles from downtown attractions, the park provides a recreational getaway for locals and visitors, alike. There is no admission charge for entering the park located southwest of town on Texas 16 South.

House, the Cardinal Room at the golf course clubhouse or the spacious Pioneer Pavilion. Each of the five outdoor pavilions is available on a first come first-served basis or by reservation. Information about the facilities and reservation opportunities is available from the City of Fredericksburg’s website at www.fbgtx.org.

Day use activities Daytime visitors to the park can use picnic tables (available on a first come first-served basis) and four playgrounds at no charge to accommodate those just wanting to get away from it all for a couple of hours. Three free nature trails that take hikers across Live Oak Creek give nature lovers a chance to get up close and personal with the natural habitat. The pathways were established by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center. For vacationers who enjoy fishing, the park offers a 17-acre lake and plenty of spots to wet a line. Motor boats, however, are prohibited, as are trotlines and swimming. Elsewhere in the park, there are baseball and softball fields, a sand volleyball court, an outdoor basketball court, a swimming pool (with kiddie pool to the side) and tennis courts.

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The Pacific theater honored

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 aboard the USS Missouri. — Standard-Radio Post file 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 of Fredericksburg’s native son, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the National Museum of the Pacific War is located at 340 East Main Street and 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 Asiatic-Pacific 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 home. The museum also seeks to facilitate programs that honor and support all veterans, past and present.

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The museum does this with their 33,000-squarefoot exhibit 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 Museum, 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 Museum 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 submarines that took part in the attack. In the Memorial Courtyard, the museum honors the 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


ATTRACTIONS ute shows which immerse 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 at the George H.W. Bush Gallery or the Admiral Nimitz Museum. Walk-up tickets are sometimes available at the combat zone prior to the program.

The Pacific Combat Zone offers guests the chance to learn about weapons used during the Pacific War, as well as watch live demonstrations of the weapons which were used. — Standard-Radio Post file photo Pacific War 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 WWII Pacific Combat Program features 60-min-

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 March of 2017, the museum finished its $8 million renovation to the complex. The live reenactments are staged eight times a year on the weekends 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. 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 one. Upon entering the Pacific Combat Zone, guests can NIMITZ MUSEUM▶ 96

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see a to-scale a 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 boat tender as it is being equipped for a mission. This exhibit includes video displays covering a 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 tabletop 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. This exhibit also includes video displays, information panels about flight missions, and artifacts. 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

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A visit to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm in the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site takes visitors back to what life was like for a German/Texas family from 1915-1918. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Colorful eggs are placed in a grass Easter nest as part of the Easter at the Farm celebration at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. This year’s celebration will be held March 31. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

A president’s playground Not only is the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site at Stonewall a “must-see” destination, it is also an adventure. It’s a place where historians, naturalists, recreationalists, wildlife views, 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 LBJ State Park and Historic Site Spring and summer events •March 24: Junior Ranger Day at LBJ State Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. •March 31: Easter at the Farm from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. •June 2: Annual LBJ Fishing Day from 10 a.m. to noon. •June 7-July 26: — Annual Archery Clinics from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. •Aug. 27: LBJ’s 110th Birthday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22: — Seed Stomp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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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 dogtrot 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 Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, which depicts the life of a German/Texas family from 19151918. East of the Visitor Center and off the nature trail, the farm is open 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. Fishing is a popular pasttime for youth and adults alike, and fishing is allowed without a license from the banks of state park lands including the Pedernales River that runs through the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. — Standard-Radio Post file photo


ATTRACTIONS School classes and other large groups of 15 or more are encouraged to make reservations for one-hour farm tours by phoning 830-644-2252. Nature trails Elsewhere in the park, a winding nature trail leads walkers to a largerthan-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 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 markers giving a brief description of highlights along the path. There’s more Numerous shaded pic-

nic 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 must have a fishing license. More information For more information on specially-planned events as well as rental of facilities, contact the park at 830-644-2252, ext. 226, or visiting the park’s website: http:// tpwd.texas.gov/stateparks/lyndon-b-johnson. All of the current information is also posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ LBJSTATEPark.

The life of a German/Texas family from 1915-1918 is depicted at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm where interpreters and volunteers carry out their chores, including planting a garden. The farm is located in the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site at Stonewall. — Standard-Radio Post file photo In the heart of the Texas Hill Country

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The reconstructed DambachBesier House at 325 West Main Street serves as the entrance to Pioneer Museum as well as the Uptown Visitor Welcome Center. A gift shop is also located inside the building. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Explore history at Pioneer Musem A chance to explore Fredericksburg’s history through historic structures, authentic objects, photographs and much more is offered at Pioneer Museum, which is owned and operated by the Gillespie County Historical Society (GCHS). The GCHS and Pioneer Museum work together to create a shared narrative of Fredericksburg history. The GCHS manages historical collections from donors and the Pioneer Museum complex brings the collections to life through exhibits, demonstrations and educational programs. GCHS The GCHS was formed in 1935 to preserve and share the history of Gillespie County. The first Pioneer Museum site was the Vereins Kirche, located in the 100 block of West Main Street. The Vereins Kirche is a 1935 replica of the original structure and is an extension of Pioneer Museum. In 1955, the society bought the historic Kammlah house, store and property, which included a smokehouse and barn. All are at the Pioneer Museum Complex site. With other purchases and donations by the GCHS, the Pioneer Museum site has grown to encom-

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pass three acres and 11 buildings. Nine of the buildings are historic structures included on a tour of the Pioneer Museum grounds. The society has over 30,000 artifacts within its rich and diverse collection. Pioneer Museum Located at 325 West Main Street, the museum complex features yearround activities, displays, hands-on demonstrations and more for families. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Regular museum admission is $7.50 for adults, $3 for youth ages 6 to 17 years and free for children 5 years of age and younger. The admission ticket admits the holder to both Pioneer Museum and the Vereins Kirche, located on Marktplatz downtown. Special activities The museum hosts several special activities during the year: • Spring Break at Pioneer Museum — March 10-17. • Easter Egg Hunt — Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m.. • Lenz Fest — April 12-13. • Flag Day — Saturday, June 16.

Museum Complex The Dambach-Besier House at 325 West Main Street was reconstructed as the entrance and gift shop of Pioneer Museum and also serves as the Uptown Visitor Welcome Center. The limestone house was constructed by F. Dambach in the 500 block of East Main Street in 1869. The house was later used as a restaurant at the Sunday House Inn. In 2008, the Dambach-Besier House was reconstructed at 325 West Main Street. Visitors begin their tour in the newly-constructed Tank House which has a small interpretive theater with a 12 minute introductory video of the founding of Fredericksburg. Nine historic structures, displaying authentic artifacts and images, encourage visitors to imagine the struggles of the founding generations — thousands of miles from their birthplace, with scant supplies and equipment, to survive and create a new life. The Kammlah House began in 1847 as a three-room home with a half-story loft and grew into a large house with three additions, including three kitchens, a cellar, enclosed PIONEER MUSEUM ▶ 106


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stone patio, bedrooms and a formerly screened back porch. When the GCHS purchased the Kammlah property in 1955, four generations of Kammlahs had lived in the house. Between 1870 and 1923, the Kammlahs operated a general store in the front two rooms. The house is the oldest building in Fredericksburg open to the public. Each building on the Pioneer Museum grounds tells a different aspect of life in early Gillespie County. The complex also includes: The Arhelger Bathhouse, originally built as a bathhouse behind the Arhelger Barber Shop on East Main Street. The Bathhouse now shows a 1920s bathhouse with barber chairs, a period bathtub, and a boot shining chair. The White Oak School recalls the days of the one-room country schools that dotted Gillespie County until the second half of the 20th century when most country schools were consolidated into Fredericksburg and Harper school districts. Three additional homes further tell the architectural story of Gillespie County. The Walton-Smith Log Cabin, built in the 1880s, is a typical Hill Country log-limestone-mortar house. The Fassel-Roeder House, in its original location,

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The Kammlah Haus store contains a display of items one might have found in a turn-of-the-19th-century haberdashery. — Standard-Radio Post file photo began as a one-room butcher shop. The Fassel family purchased the home in 1874, using the old butcher shop as a bedroom. The Fassel family later added a kitchen, parlor and front porch to the home. The Weber Sunday House is a typical wooden framed structure built by German families who lived too far from town for day trips. These little houses were used as weekend homes, allowing families to eat and rest when they came to town for church, shopping or funerals. Also located on the grounds of Pioneer Museum is the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department Museum, built in 1883 by the volunteer firefighters. Four pieces of early 20th century firefighting equipment tell the history of the department’s early years.


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Legacy of LBJ lives on LBJ National Historical Park honors Texas president

Those visiting the area can learn about the life of the 36th President of the United States at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Stonewall. The park is actually divided into two components — one in Johnson City and the other in Stonewall. The LBJ Ranch is a mile east of Stonewall on the north side of the Pedernales River. It is a companion attraction to the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, which is located along the river’s southern banks. The other district in Johnson City, in Blanco County, is made up of the LBJ Boyhood Home and the Johnson Settlement. Among the annual spring and summer events at the LBJ Ranch are the LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour on March 24, “Movies Under the Stars” events (June 30, July 14 and Sept.

Visitors in search of Lyndon B. Johnson’s history can stop by the Junction School on the grounds of the LBJ National Historical Park in Stonewall. — StandardRadio Post file photo

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22) and the 110th anniversary of LBJ’s Birth Wreath Laying Ceremony on Aug. 27. Stonewall District The national park’s Stonewall District operating hours are 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and it is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The exit gate closes at 5:30 p.m., and the ranch is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The first stop for any tour of the LBJ Ranch is at the LBJ State Park and Historic Site Visitor Center, 17 miles east of Fredericksburg off U.S. 290 East. Free permits for the driving tour are issued from the LBJ State Park starting at 9 a.m. and no later than 4 p.m. The tour leads travelers onto Ranch Road 1 and crosses the Pedernales River near the Junction School where Johnson began his formal education at the age of four.


ATTRACTIONS The route continues to the president’s reconstructed birthplace, then to the Johnson family cemetery, where President and Mrs. Johnson are laid to rest. From there, visitors can go to the LBJ Ranch Hangar where tickets are obtained for the firstcome, first-serve tours of the restored first floor of the Texas White House beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 4:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $3 for those 18 years of age or up, free for those 17 and under. Johnson City District Fourteen miles east of the LBJ Ranch is the Blanco County seat, Johnson City. This park district includes a visitor center at 100 East Ladybird Lane, the LBJ Boyhood Home and the Johnson Settlement. The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The LBJ Boyhood Home is open for guided tours with a park ranger from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding the noon hour, seven days a week. The Johnson Settlement transports visitors back to the early settlement days of Texas. A visitor contact station is open in the Withers and Spauldings Building in downtown Johnson City. There, the public will see how a general store looked, circa 1915. Self-guided tours of the settlement are available from 9 a.m. to sunset, seven days a week. More information is available from the visitor center at 830-868-7128, ext. 244.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park celebrates the life of the 36th President of the United States with an annual wreath laying, set for Aug. 27. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Vereins Kirche tells city’s tale 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, and an arrowhead collection. Exhibits for the Vereins Kirche 2018 The exhibit on display until May 23 tells the story of Germans in Texas beginning in 1831 and continuing through the cultural influences still present today. A new exhibit will run from May 23 until January 2019. This exhibit 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 are: “Lebe Hoch! Schuetzenfest in Gillespie County,” on display July 2-31. “The Gillespie County Fair: The Oldest, Continuous County Fair in Texas,” on display Aug. 1-31. “Hauling Freight: Old Teamsters of Fredericksburg,” on display Sept. 1-30. “Fort Martin Scott: A Frontier Fort, 1848-1853,” on display Oct. 2-31. “Gillespie County Veterans of the First World War” on display Nov. 1-30. “Made of Wood and Stone: Historic Homes and Buildings of Fredericksburg,” 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

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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 Hours of Operation •The Vereins Kirche will be open five days a week during the spring from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed on Sundays, Wednesdays and major holidays. •From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Vereins Kirche will be open six days a week, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed on Sundays. received their charter and began working to rebuild the Vereins Kirche as a pioneer 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, a majority 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 refurbished 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.


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History comes alive at the fort One of the Hill Country’s first military installations resides within Fredericksburg’s City limits. Located just east of town at 1606 East Main Street (on U.S. 290 East), Fort Martin Scott is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. It is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. David Bianchi, site manager for the fort, is on site from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Mondays. The City of Fredericksburg has installed informational kiosks around the grounds. Admission to the historic site is free, although donations are accepted. Parking is available in the grass area to the left after entering the fort, and also available next door at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center. There is no charge for parking in either lot. Available for inspection along a tour path are a restored enlisted man’s quarters, two officers’ quarters and the guardhouse. Living history is among the events set for Fort Martin Scott Days on April Near the fort entrance is a Texas Historical 27-28 at the fort. A sulter store and pioneer cooking and crafts are also set Commission marker which also provides back- for the two-day event. — Standard-Radio Post file photo ground information. Exhibits from frontier times are offered in and Lipan Apache Indians. both officers’ quarters and in the Visitor Center. More information is available online at ftmartinscott. Fort Martin Scott was an active U.S. Army fort for org, calling 830-217-3200 or emailing fort@fbgtx.org. five years (1848-1853). After that, Texas Rangers, Union and Confederate troops, and travelers, through or to Gillespie County in the 1860s and 1870s, used the site. The fort will host its Fort Martin Scott Days on April 27-28. Besides being a major part of Indian policy in the The event is two days of living history featuring military, early days of statehood, Fort Martin Scott played a frontier lawmen, Native Americans and civilians who repprominent role in the development of the little hamlet of resent the fort’s active time period with special events for Fredericksburg. children. Friday is “School Day” with planned activities for The first county fair was held there in 1881, complete school groups. The day includes pioneer crafts, musicians with horse races on the old cavalry drill field. Johann and story tellers. Each day visitors will experience flag cerBraeutigam was killed there in 1884 while resisting a emonies, military drills, life in a frontier lawmen camp and robbery of his store. The site was closed to the public numerous displays. There will also be a Sulter Store, pioneer shortly thereafter. cooking and pioneer crafts. Both days’ events are set from Fort Martin Scott is one of the few museums to focus on 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the period of the first decade of Texas’ statehood and the earliest days of dealing with Central Texas Comanche

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Bats take flight from old tunnel Visitors can watch millions of bats fly about the hills at Old Tunnel State Park. Starting in late March or early April, three million-plus bats make their home inside the 920-foot landmark railroad tunnel at the 16.1acre Old Tunnel State Park. The tunnel was originally built in 1913 and used by the Fredericksburg and Northern Railroad until its abandonment in 1941. Brazilian Free-tailed Bats, as well as an estimated 3,000 cave myotis bats, funnel out of a now-defunct railroad tunnel between May and October. Old Tunnel State Park, located at 10619 Old San Antonio Road (around 11 miles south of Fredericksburg), is open sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year. During the summer and early fall months, Texas Parks and Wildlife

The bat colony takes flight starting in late March or early April, and continues its grand exit for six months. — Standard-Radio Post file photo Department hosts daily sessions to educate visitors about the bats. Then, at dusk, viewing sessions

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about 30 minutes to an hour prior to the estimated bat emergence times on Thursday through Sunday evenings. Cost for that program, as well as admission to the lower trail and lower viewing seats, is $5 per person. Only 70 seats are available for the presentation and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees can enjoy hiking, birdwatching and general wildlife viewing on the half-mile nature trail. The trail opens daily at sunrise and closes at 5 p.m. The trail is primitive and can be steep. From May through October, the trail is open after 5 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday for bat viewings at the lower area. Visitors must pay admission to view the bats there, and children must be at least four years old.

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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). To minimize disturbance to the bat colony and for safety, attendees are asked to stay on the designated trail and not approach the tunnel. Due to the sensitive nature of the park, no camping, pets or smoking is 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 park’s TPWD web page at: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ old-tunnel.

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Bottles are filled with bourbon “made the old-fashioned way” at Garrison Brothers Distillery located on the Hye-Albert Road. The distillery offers “Sit & Sip” tours and tastings Wednesdays through Sundays.

Bourbon, beer crafted here BREWERIES Fredericksburg Brewing Company www.yourbrewery.com 830-997-1646 Fredericksburg Brewing Company was ahead of the curve in the boom in microbreweries. Opened in 1994, the brewery offers five excellent 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. The brewery, located at 245 E. Main St., sits in two restored 1890s-era buildings. In addition to its main room, the brewery has a large, air-conditioned 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

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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 1-830-865-3975 6360 Goehmann Lane The mission at Alexander Vineyards is to create an “educational and exciting wine experience for everyone to enjoy.” Established in April 2013, Alexander’s wine offerings promise to grow each year. Alexander specializes in champagne, European and Bordeaux wines. The winery is open daily from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Andreucci Wines andreuccuiwines.com 830-992-3273 308 E. Main St. They import wine from Italy, and along with the wine, they serve cheese plates. The winery also hosts wine club parties. They are open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m.9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Armadillo’s Leap Winery and Pedernales Cellars armadillosleap.com 830-998-8910 (Main Street location) 134 East Main Street A joint tasting room for the sister wineries Armadillo’s Leap Winery and Pedernales Cellars, 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. Their Main Street location is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Holiday hours may vary. Baron’s Creek Vineyard baronscreekvineyards.com 830-304-3000 5963 U.S. 290 East Brothers Mike, Chris and Marc Chase

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The 2018 Spring San Antonio Regional Wine Guild Home Wine Competition was held in February in Fredericksburg and allowed members of the San Antonio Regional Wine Guild to have their non-commercial wines judged on aroma, color and balance. began Baron’s Creek Vineyard with different visions — one imagined a bountiful vineyard, another saw a gathering place for friends and family, while the third looked forward to new and lasting memories created nightly. Baron’s Creek is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. They are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Becker Vineyards beckervineyards.com 830-644-2681 Ext. 502 for Main Street Tasting Room Vineyard: U.S. 290 East at Stonewall, down Jenschke Lane Tasting Room: 307 East Main Street Becker Vineyards was established in 1992 by owners Dr. Richard and Bunny Becker. They also offer a selection of products made from lavender grown in its threeacre lavender field. The vineyards are 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, open

since October 2017, is open: Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The last tasting begins 30 minutes before closing. Becker Vineyards will host their annual Lavender Festival on May 5-6 and the annual Grape Stomp is Aug. 25 and Sept. 1. Bell Mountain Vineyards bellmountainwine.com 830-685-3297 463 Bell Mountain Rd. 14 miles north of the city off of Texas Highway 16 Bell Mountain Vineyards, operated by the Oberhelman family, planted its first test vineyard in 1976. 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 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. every Saturday. Other days are available by appointment. WINERIES▶ 120


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Bending Branch Winery and Branch on High bendingbranchwinery.com 1-830-995-2948 Tasting room: 142 Lindner Branch Trail, Comfort Satellite location: 107 High Street, Comfort There are 14 grape varieties planted on Bending Branch’s experimental estate vineyard. They partner with 10 vineyards that grow grape varieties throughout the state. The satellite location, Branch on High, is open Thursdays from 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Fridays, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. -8 p.m., and Sundays noon-5 p.m. Their tasting room hours are Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Walking tours are available every Saturday at 2 p.m. or by appointment. Chisholm Trail Winery at Spring Creek Vineyards chisholmtrailwinery.com 830-990-2675

The Texas Hill Country provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of wine drinking. 2367 Usener Road The Old West-style winery, established in 2001, has a 6,000-square-foot saloon-style tasting room. Wood-fired gourmet pizza is prepared in the “oval oven.” Pizza is served Friday and Saturday, noon-4 p.m., and Sunday, noon-3 p.m. It is best to call ahead as pizza sells out fast. Chisholm Trail Tasting Room is open Sunday, Monday and Thursday from noon-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon-6 p.m. The tasting room is

Compass Rose Cellars compassrosecellars.com 830-868-7799 1197 Hye-Albert Road, Hye Compass Rose Cellars, established in 2011, is a boutique winery based out of Hye. Tastings are by appointment only. To make appointment, go to their website. 1851 Vineyards 1851vineyards.com 830-391-8510 4222 Texas 16 South 1851 vineyards is “dedicated to great wine and Texas hospitality.” Settled over a century and a half ago, the historic farm, with German architecture and majestic oak trees, started as a flour mill. In 2013, the transformation to an estate winery began. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and WINERIES▶ 122 #35 2018 S&S Guide

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noon-5 p.m. on Sunday. It is recommended that patrons make reservations. Fat Ass Ranch Winery fatasswine.com 830-644-2300 Winery: 51 Elgin-Behrends Rd. Tasting Room: 153 E. Main St. Gail and Jennie McCulloch opened their cowboy-themed Fat Ass Ranch and Winery in 2014. The winery is open Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The tasting room is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tasting room hours may vary during slower seasons. Fiesta Winery fiestawinery.com 830-307-3328 Fiesta Winery Main Street is located at 147 E. Main and Fiesta Winery 290 is located at 6260 U.S. 290 East. TONY MARTIN, INC IRA MARTIN

4.0 Cellars fourpointwine.com 830-997-7470 10354 U.S. 290 East 4.0 Cellars, opened April 2012, is a collaboration between three Texas wineries. 4.0 Cellars offers its winery for private and semi-private events. Its board room is ideal for gatherings of 30 or less, and the courtyard and grounds can accommodate larger groups up to 250. The winery offers private wine pairings daily with artisan cheeses or chocolates. Reservations are required. Tastings are $15, with three different wine flights, each offering six awardwinning wines. 4.0 Cellars offers daily wine tastings, a wine club and event venue. Their hours are Monday through Saturday

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Wine enthusiasts and novices alike can celebrate Texas wines at the annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival held in late October. — Standard-Radio Post file photo from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See website for reservations. Fredericksburg Winery fbgwinery.com 830-990-8747 247 West Main Street Fredericksburg Winery was named WINERIES▶ 124


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one of the top three producers in Texas by “USA Today.” The winery is owned and operated by the Switzer family, and was established in 1996. The winery produces wines at its 10,600-square-foot facility on West Main Street, offering a large selection of wines from the very dry varieties to late harvest dessert wines and port. The regular hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-5:30 Many wineries also offer food that pairs p.m. Sunday. (The last tasting each day with their wine. Some have meat and begins 15 minutes prior to closing.) cheese plates, while others offer pizzas and bistro menus. Grape Creek Vineyards grapecreek.com yard are Sunday through Friday from 11 830-644-2710 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 830-992-3373 p.m. Winery: 10587 U.S. 290 East In addition to having a tasting room at Tasting Room: 223 East Main Street the winery, Grape Creek on Main offers a Grape Creek Vineyards offers visitasting room. tors a feel of “Tuscany in Texas” on its Hours on Main Street are Sunday grounds, less than 10 miles east of through Thursday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fredericksburg. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 General hours of operation for the vine- p.m.

Hilmy Cellars hilmywine.com 830-644-2482 12346 U.S. 290 East Hilmy Cellars offers a vineyard and winery where their primary production is focused on their “Hilmy Cellars” brand wines, utilizing 100 percent Texas grown grapes. The “Erik Hilmy, a.k.a.” brand represents wines utilizing fruit grown outside the state. All wine production occurs on the premises. The tasting room currently offers six wines of mixed red and white or just white wines for $20 plus tax. The tasting room is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended at www.hilmywine.com/visit. Hye Meadow Winery hyemeadow.com 855-HYE-WINE 10257 U.S. 290 West, Hye Visitors can taste award-winning wines, try an artisanal cheese plate or learn more on a winery tour. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday,

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ATTRACTIONS Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m.6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. They are closed Tuesdays. Inwood Estates Vineyards inwoodwines.com inwoodFBG@gmail.com 830-997-2304 10303 U.S. 290 East This winery brings 37 years of winemaking experience. Super flights that include Inwood Estates wines compared with their international counterparts ($225 per bottle) are conducted on Saturdays. The local winery includes The Reserve Tasting Room, The Bistro Tasting Bar and Kitchen, The Deck and The Grove. They are open every day — from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Kerrville Hills Winery kerrvillehillswinery.com 830-895-4233 3600 Fredericksburg Rd., Kerrville Kerrville Hills Winery features award-

winning wines in a relaxed atmosphere. The winery offers a tasting room, gift shop, tours, live music, Mystery Dinners, food and wine pairings and other events. Tasting room hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Kuhlman Cellars kuhlmancellars.com 512-920-CORK (2675) 18421 U.S. 290 East In founding the winery, Chris and Jennifer Cobb joined forces with veteran winemaker, Benedicté Rhyne, to create a unique and hospitable experience celebrating the richness in people’s lives — family, food, friends and fellowship. The tasting room is designed to include every guest in a personal wine journey with education about the process from a knowledgeable guide, an intimate view of the working winery and sommelier and chef-prepared cuisine carefully paired with each wine. The cellars’ tasting room is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Appointments are requested and can be made on the website.

Lewis Wines lewiswines.com 512-987-0660 3209 U.S. 290 West, Johnson City Lewis Wines is a boutique producer of handcrafted Texas wines. They specialize in Mediterranean varieties with a focus on Spanish and Portuguese. The winery prides itself in using 100 percent Texas-grown grapes. Tastings are from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and by appointment between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For groups of 10 more, reservations are required. Lost Draw Cellars lostdrawcellars.com 830-992-3251 113 E. Park St. The founders — Andy Timmons, Andrew Sides and Troy Ottmers — wished to make Lost Draw Cellars a place where locals, tourists, wine enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs could come together to enjoy quality Texas wine. WINERIES▶ 128

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Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Mendelbaum Cellars mendelbaumcellars.com 830-997-7000 10207 U.S. 290 East Mendelbaum Cellars offers a variety of Israeli wines grown in three major grape growing areas of the “Holy Land” — the Upper Galilee, Judean Hills and the Negev. The winery also offers 100 percent Texas wines and award-winning olive oils from Israel. Hours are Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Messina Hof Hill Country messinahof.com 830-990-4653 9996 U.S. 290 East Messina Hof Hill Country opened in

2011, sporting a family-based background rooted in the wine-making process. The 10-acre estate includes a Wine Garten, “Manor Haus” B&B, VIP Room and Guest Center. Tasting room hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays. Narrow Path Winery narrowpathwinery.com Main Street: 830-992-1404 113 East Main Street Stonewall: 830-644-2144 6331 South Ranch Road 1623, Stonewall Narrow Path Winery is the result of a passion of the Turbeville family. The vision for Narrow Path Winery is to provide a platform for sharing life’s journeys while sharing great wine. The Main Street location is open from noon-5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; noon-6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. They are closed on Tuesdays. The Stonewall location is open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and Sunday from

noon-4:30 p.m. They are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Pedernales Cellars pedernalescellars.com 830-644-2037 2916 Upper Albert Road, Stonewall A joint tasting room for the sister wineries Armadillo’s Leap Winery and Pedernales Cellars, the two wineries offer a premier experience of Texas terroir. Tasting room hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Pontotoc Vineyard pontotocvineyard.com 512-658-0023 320 West Main Street The mission of Pontotoc Vineyard is to make vintage wines from grapes grown in and well-suited to Texas. All of the wines are made with at least a portion of the grapes grown at Pontotoc Vineyard and are named after historic locations and geological formations in the Northern Hill Country. All Pontotoc Vineyard wines are

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ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Mass Schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Spanish) Sunday 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. 304 W. San Antonio St. Office Hrs: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Website: www.stmarysfbg.com

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ATTRACTIONS offered at their Weingarten on Friday and Saturday from noon-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. SantaMaria Cellars santamariacellarswines.com 830-998-5357 12044 Texas 16 South Owner and winemaker Martin Santamaria mastered the art of winemaking using Texas grapes, adding an Argentinian flare. They also serve Argentinian-style food from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The winery is open Thursdays by appointment only, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-3 p.m. Sundays. Singing Water Vineyards singingwatervineyards.com 830-995-2246 316 Mill Dam Rd., Comfort The name Singing Water describes the sound that fills the air as the water of Bruins Creek cascades over a waterfall on Dick and Julie Holmbergs’ property. The Holmbergs began growing grapes in 1998 and by 2006, commercial wine was on the shelves. The tasting room is open from 11

a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Thursday through Saturday, and noon -5 p.m. Sundays. They are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sister Creek Vineyards sistercreekvineyards.com 830-324-6704 1142 FM 1376, Sisterdale Since 1988, Sister Creek Vineyards has been located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Sisterdale. Bordeaux and burgundy wine making techniques are employed to produce a variety of wines. Wines are aged in 60-gallon oak barrels for 18 months. The tasting room is open Monday through Friday from 10-a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Six Shooter Cellars sixshootercellars.com 830-428-0810 6264 U.S. 290 East Six Shooter offers a variety of wines from around the Lone Star State. Visitors will find an assortment of reds, whites, blushes and dessert wines, all from Texas winemakers.

Tourists and locals can spend time at some of the many wineries in Fredericksburg. Some feature dry wines, while others specialize in sweet wines.

Six Shooter Cellars is pet friendly. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. WINERIESâ–ś 130

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Southold Farm and Cellar southoldfarmandcellar.com 512-829-1640 10474 Ranch Road 2721 Southold is open on Thursdays from noon-5 p.m.; from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from noon-5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays. The cost is $20. Southhold Farm and Cellar does not accept groups over six and reservations are encouraged. Texas Heritage Vineyards texasheritagevineyard.com 830-456-6059 3245 U.S. 290 East Texas Heritage Vineyards has wine aging in barrels and will be bottling its first releases in the spring of 2018. The tasting room, which opens in May, is located at 3245 U.S. 290 East. All of the wine in barrels is 100-percent Texas wine. Currently, they have over 11 acres of grape vines planted, with plans to expand. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-

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Texas Hills Vineyards texashillsvineyards.com 830-868-2321 878 Ranch Road 2766, Johnson City Texas Hills Vineyard is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Torre di Pietra Vineyards - Texas Hill Country Wine torredipietra.com 830-644-2829 10915 U.S. 290 East Torre di Pietra is operated by the Ken and Jenise Maxwell family, fourth- and fifth-generation Texans whose family has been making wine for over 100 years. Ken gives tours of the vineyard on Saturdays only for $30 which includes a tasting fee. The winery and vineyard are open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m.5 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tastings

are $15. For parties of eight or more, they request reservations. The Vintage Cellar thevintage-cellar.com 830-304-0059 6258 U.S. 290 East The Vintage Cellar is located at the former Rocky Hill School. The Vintage Cellar specializes in Texas wines and Texas olive oil. They carry locally made wines and oils. Hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. They are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Wedding Oak Winery at Wildseed Farms weddingoakwinery.com 830-997-2510 100 Legacy Drive Wedding Oak Winery has a variety of wines to satisfy every palate, from dry to sweet wines. The winery is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.


ATTRACTIONS Tastings are $12 at the bar and $15 by appointment. William Chris Vineyards williamchriswines.com 830-998-7654 10352 U.S. 290, Hye William Chris gives walking tours of its 100-year-old farmhouse tasting room and focuses on Texas-grown wines. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Sunday hours are noon-5 p.m. Reservations are required. Woodrose Winery woodrosewinery.com 830-644-2539 662 Woodrose Ln., Stonewall Founded in 1995 in Austin as Oak Hill Cellars, Woodrose planted its first vines in Stonewall in 2000. In 2005, winemaker and enthusiast Mike Guilette bought the winery and expanded it to 34 acres. The facility currently includes a tasting room with outdoor seating. On Saturdays from 12:30- 3 p.m., they do a buffetstyle passport food and wine pairing. Winery tasting room hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Zero 815 zero815winery.com 830-644-2000

Wine enthusiasts and novices alike can taste wine from local wineries at the annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival held in late October.

11157 U.S. 290 West, Hye Zero 815 was founded by Karl and Laura Hogsett. The name was inspired by their wedding anniversary, Aug. 8, 2015. The winery is open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. every day of the week. Tastings are $15 for five wines. Food is offered from the bistro seven days a week. Live music is played on Sundays.

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‘With Waylon, Willie and the boys...’

How many people have “discovered” Fredericksburg while making a pilgrimage to nearby Luckenbach Texas, inspired by the famous song? Known for its “everybody’s somebody” attitude and live entertainment, Luckenbach Texas, is a popular destination for music fans, bikers and all those interested in discovering the tiny town in the tune heard of by millions. With its store, dance hall and picnic tables underneath arching live oak trees, Luckenbach (a sign jokes “Population 3”) is a destination in its own. Open daily at 9 a.m., the store offers visitors an old-fashioned experience and merchandise ranging from the nostalgic to items bearing the town’s oval-shaped logo. The town also hosts regional and national acts. During quieter times, one can find a picker’s circle for those who want to swap tunes and musically mingle with the locals. With nearly daily performances

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A place to take a spin on the dance floor and relax under the live oaks, the place made famous in the song by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, “Luckenbach, TX (Back to the Basics of Love).” – Standard-Radio Post file photo

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

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 married Carl Albert Luckenbach. In the 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, along with the hit song by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area offers a challenge for hikers on the state’s largest granite monolith. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Rockin’ Out Getting outside, particularly if you are a city dweller, can be soul-restoring. Rock lovers, hikers, nature lovers and stargazers will all be restored by the “magical” attraction is Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Enchanted Rock stretches up 1,825 feet in elevation, visible to visitors as they approach on Ranch Road 965. Hundreds of thousands of outdoor lovers visit the 1,643-acre park each year located at the Gillespie/Llano county line. Hiking, rock climbing, camping or just simply “reaching the top” of the dome are options. The park also is one of the best area places to see the stars at night shine big and bright. It was one of two state parks in Texas to be designated an International Dark Sky Park. The designation means that Enchanted Rock’s lighting sources now comply with the International Dark Sky Association requirements, which not only saves energy for the park, but assures that visitors from the city experience a night sky uninterrupted by bright lights. It also helps the area promote low-impact ecotourism in one of the Hill Country’s major

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tourist destinations. Since the area is a “State Natural Area,” as opposed to a “State Park,” its main focus is on preservation instead of recreation. A few recent rule changes have made that clear, such as not allowing dogs onto the dome (they can walk with visitors on the park trails), and a gate has been installed to discourage late-night shenanigans. About ‘The Rock’ • At just 1,825 feet, hikers can get a challenge from the steepincline climb. • The park gets around 300,000 visitors each year this year. Still, on less-crowded weekdays, it is a place to find solitude on one of the park’s many trails. • The park is a great place for camping. The main campground has restroom facilities, but there also are primitive sites scattered throughout the park. Burn bans are in effect during dry times. ENCHANTED ROCK ▶ 136


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Families, children, pets and horses are welcome. Ranch tours, parties, and chuck wagon cookouts are available by special arrangement. Recommended in Great Texas Getaways Your Hosts: “The Stonewall Jacksons”

Several lines of great clothing • Original Artwork & Folk Art • Lamps • Fine Jewelry (specializing in Native American & one-of-a-kind designer pieces) • Clocks • Wonderful Candles (Includung Pure Beeswax from Texas) • Funny Signs galore • Handmade soaps from Texas & Provence • Hooked Rugs & Zapatec Rugs • Great Cards for the people you love

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• Trails, varying in length from the ½ mile climb to the top to the 4 ½ mile Loop Trail, wind throughout the park. Guided hikes up the Summit Trail also are offered every Saturday and Sunday morning for those interested in the natural and cultural history of Enchanted Rock. Check the event page for other special hikes and events: http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ enchanted-rock/park_events The park attracts thousands of technical rock climbers. Climbers should check in at headquarters to read climbing rules and sign the required climbing waiver. • From vernal pools, to native plants, to hundreds of bird species, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a nature lover’s paradise. The volunteer group Friends of Enchanted Rock raises funds to restore hiking and walking trails, add recycling containers, landscaping, water catchment and much more. Find them at www.friendsofenchantedrock.com or see their social media pages.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is a designated International Dark Sky park and hosts several star-gazing events with area astronomers. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Peak season The park’s peak season is from September – June, but can reach capacity any time throughout the year. When parking lots are full, the park will close for three hours. This can happen throughout the year and especially on holidays and Spring Break. Flashing signs on approaching stretches of Ranch Road 965 and Highway 16

will let visitors know when the park has closed. The park’s Twitter or Facebook page also will let visitors know if the park is closed. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is located at 16710 Ranch Road 965, 17 miles north of Fredericksburg. Phone (830) 685-3636 or visit the park website http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock

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Walk the ’Burg at year-round events Fair weather leads to fine walks around Fredericksburg. The local walking club — Volkssportverein Friedrichsburg (VVF) — has established five selfpaced, year-round routes for walkers to enjoy. All five walks 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.

Volkssportverein Friedrichsburg has established five self-paced, year-round routes, including one at Enchated Rock State Natural Area. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

Fredericksburg Walks The three city walks include: • 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.

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ATTRACTIONS 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 year-round, 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. All Walks For all walks, people desiring credit from AVA will pay $3; all others may walk for free, although donations to help with printing expenses are appreciated. Also, all participants are required to register, carry a start card and return the card to the start point. Anyone may participate, although children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are welcome, must be kept on a leash and are not allowed in the buildings or on the dome itself. These events may be done during daylight hours only. More information is available by contacting Dave Roberts at dlroberts34@hotmail.com or calling 830992-7584. The VVF website is www.walktx.org/AVA1.

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Wildseed Farms draws more than 300,000 visitors each year. Many take advantage of the walking trails set among the colorful landscape.

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rest of the nation. Wildseed Farms has served as ground zero for the development and export of this beauty around the state and beyond. 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 year-round as blooms beautify the roadside attraction. And the company has more than 1,000 acres of cultivated fields around the state. With a recent addition of grapes, Wildseed Farms now represents one of the Hill Country’s largest growers of that crop, too, filling a huge need for locally grown grapes to service wineries. Founder John R. Thomas has won local, state and national recognition for his contributions to land conservation and beautification. The store specializes in seeds for native plants that make the Hill Country pop year-round with color. The farm offers weekly live music on Saturdays at its Brewbonnet Biergarten. Upcoming events include the annual Wildflower Celebration on April 7-21 and the Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K/10K on May 12. See the website for more details. Farm offerings Visitors can explore walking trails, watch the farm staff work and take photos. In Pick Your Own fields,

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ATTRACTIONS visitors can create custom bouquets. Areas of interest at Wildseed are Blossom’s Boutique, Lantana’s Nursery, the biergarten and The Meadows walking trail. Wedding Oak Winery, headquartered in nearby San Saba, has a tasting room in the complex. Winery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 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. The farm offers a complimentary seed catalog to each visitor. The publication also offers helpful planting tips and how-to’s. Outside the store can be found one of the Hill Country’s largest selections of live plants, many featured in the farm’s own colorful landscape, and vibrant imported pottery. Staff members are always on hand to make suggestions and help shoppers. WILDSEED FARMS 1-800-848-0078 Hours 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily www.wildseedfarms.com, (features online Resource Guide and Catalog.) Free admission

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Library filled with ‘good reads’ Reading, researching and relaxing often are easier to do in a quiet place. That’s where Pioneer Memorial Library comes in. Newspapers help patrons keep up with current events, while magazines show cultural trends and new technologies. Books also show the stories of the world, both fiction and nonfiction. Located at 115 West Main Street, the library is in the former Gillespie County Courthouse (known as the McDermott Building), adjacent to the current courthouse. It welcomes patrons with its thousands of book and periodical titles, as well as some up-todate technological services. Library services Borrowers’ cards are issued free of charge to residents of Gillespie County who can provide proof of residency (usually a driver’s license, lease agreement or printed checks with local address). Children age six and above will be issued a card when their applications are signed by a parent or guardian. All non-residents of Gillespie County are charged a $5 per year fee for a family library membership. Books may be checked out for two weeks and if not requested

Pioneer Memorial Library is housed in what formerly served as a Gillespie County Courthouse. The library is located in the center of town on the Courthouse Square. — StandardRadio Post file photo

Books, periodicals and much more videos and more can be found inside Pioneer Memorial Library. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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PIONEER MEMORIAL LIBRARY Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Fridays and Saturdays, the facility opens its doors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s closed on Sunday.

Adult readership Adult fiction and non-fiction books, reference materials, the Texas collection, magazines and periodicals are located on the second floor, with access by stairs or elevator. Current periodicals, covering a wide range of subjects, are available for reading in the library or at home. All but the latest issues are circulated. Pioneer Memorial Library offers daily papers, including the Wall Street Journal. Past and present Fredericksburg newspapers are also available, with some back issues on microfilm. Books on CD, all of which are loaned for home use, are available for both adults and children. DVDs are available, but they can only be checked out by adults.

first floor which features picture books, stories for tiny tots, and fiction and non-fiction for older youths. A story hour is offered for preschool and kindergarten children during the school year and the schedule is available at the library central desk.

Youth readership Young readers will find their own specially-designated area on the

Special services A copy machine and a microfilm reader-printer are also available.

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Library ‘Friends’ Pioneer Memorial Library is supported by the Friends of Pioneer Memorial Library. Annual membership in the Friends of Pioneer Memorial Library is open to all at a minimal cost. Library history Pioneer Memorial Library is housed in a former Gillespie County Courthouse, which was designed by Alfred Giles. It served from 1882 until 1939, when it was replaced by the larger courthouse next door. Various civic and governmental organizations continued to use the building until it closed in 1963. Two years later, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McDermott of Dallas funded the preservation of the old structure so that it could become Pioneer Memorial Library. It was dedicated in May 1967. In 1983, Mrs. McDermott provided a matching grant for repairs and expansion. The community responded to her challenge, and a completely renovated library was dedicated in December 1984.

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For years, the 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 three miles 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, giving the airport a 24-hours-a-day, sevendays-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. The airport’s terminal building provides a comfort-

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Children can sit in an aircraft and visit with pilots at a number of events held at the Gillespie County Airport during the year. — Standard-Radio Post file photo able 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. There are also 1.5 acres dedicated for aircraft parking.

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COMMUNITY 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 at 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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The airport accomodates corporate jets, single engine aircraft and a variety of other types of aircraft. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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Knowledge central Information about Fredericksburg is readily available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center, 302 East Austin Street. 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

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remodeled into an open business space. The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau is a marketing, sales and service organization. FCVB promotes Fredericksburg and Gillespie County as a leisure destination for group tours, reunions, weddings and meeting site. The FCVB staffs assists visitors every day except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Visitors also can gather information on activities,


COMMUNITY accommodations and businesses of interest through brochures including info on walking tours, historic sites, an events calendar, city and county maps. The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce works on business education, advocacy, communication and business-to-business assistance. Catering to more than 900 members, the Chamber works to create a positive business environment. Its staff coordinates events, volunteers and highlights accomplishments at its annual March banquet. 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. 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 voting members. 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 Email: visitorinfo@fbgtx.org www.visitfredericksburgtx.com

The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau coordinates much publicity for area attractions, including this television interview with a CVB staffer at the National Museum of the Pacific War’s Combat Zone by a KEYE television station in Austin. – Photo by Sean Dorre

Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce 306 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Phone: 830-997-5000 Email: penny@fbgtxchamber.org www.fredericksburg-texas.com

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Higher education headquarters Hill Country University Center The Hill Country University Center (HCUC) is where eager-to-learn 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 sixcounty 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

Hill Country University Center master plan is envisioned to include the Texas Center for Wine and Culinary Arts, visual arts facilities, student housing and much more.

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COMMUNITY workforce needs, getting interested students started in the areas of hospitality, culinary arts and wine making. Texas Tech University-Fredericksburg is leading the way 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 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-squarefoot 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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Texas Tech University-Fredericksburg is the leading wine education certification program in all of the central U.S. — Standard-Radio Post file photo

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HISTORY

Community traces roots back to 1846

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 dropped his title when he arrived in Fredericksburg, simply answering to the name John O. Meusebach. As the first pioneers arrived, each family was given a

The Meusebach-Comanche Treaty, a treaty that is still honored today, is depicted in a statute that is located on Marktplatz. — Standard-Radio Post photo 100-foot by 200-foot “Townlot,” and a 10-acre “Outlot.” These outlots were used by these early families for small farms. One year after the first settlers arrived, Meusebach and others in the community signed the MeusebachComanche Treaty, a treaty that is still honored today. On Feb. 23, 1848, Gillespie County was created and

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HISTORY and Fredericksburg became the county seat. The county is named after Captain Robert A. Gillespie, a war hero who died at the Battle of Monterrey during the Mexican-American War. 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 commis-

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A statute of the likeness of John O. Meusebach sits on Marktplatz. Meusebach led the first group of settlers into Fredericksburg on May 8, 1846. — Standard-Radio Post photo sioners 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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Hospital offers quality care Since opening in 1971, Hill Country Memorial has grown to become one of the nation’s top rural hospitals. Its strength stems from deep roots in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County and in its caring staff. It has gained a reputation for its dedication to quality care among medical professionals and patients alike. Hill Country Memorial is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported hospital, and it continues to draw on local support through its Foundation. • • • • • •

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Hill Country Memorial has been recognized annually since 2014 as an America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics. Here, HCM obstetric nurses display red knit caps for babies born in February as part of annual “Red in Fred” heart health activities. With the generous support of donors, the foundation has funded the Cardiac Rehab Program, a community fitness trail, an indoor fitness and therapy pool, the Women’s Pavilion, the Cancer Resource Center, ICU equipment and furnishings, a 3D digital mammography unit, angiography equipment, private patient rooms, new CT and MRI machines, and other life-saving improvements. The hospital is now a licensed 86-bed facility and has a state-of-the-art ICU and surgical department. Today, HCM’s 700 employees and 200 volunteers share the vision to “Empower Others. Create Healthy.” Awards Hill Country Memorial was recognized annually from 2014-2018 by the Women’s Choice Awards as an America’s Best Hospital for Obstetrics and as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety in 2018. These accolades are based on outcomes including patient safety and satisfaction to adherence to medical and clinical standards. In 2018, HCM was recognized as a Top 100 Rural &

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COMMUNITY Community Hospital by the National Rural Health Association for the second consecutive year. And, HCM continues to outperform other Texas hospitals in quality health care performance. Prevention and wellness As the most comprehensive fitness center in Fredericksburg, the HCM Wellness Center focuses on a holistic approach to healthy living. It provides a range of fitness equipment, group fitness classes, personal training, an indoor heated pool, a therapy pool, massage therapy, fitness camps for kids, the Wildflower Run and more. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available to anyone. Patients can also use these facilities to restore function and increase strength before and after surgery. Hill Country Memorial also offers free heart screenings and orthopedic evaluations for teenagers and other screenings for adults throughout the year. Innovative programs Hill Country Memorial has earned

a national reputation for innovative treatment programs such as “Restore.” Restore — The Remarkable Joint Center uses easy-to-understand 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 a ranking in the top 10 percent in the nation for joint replacement in 2017. Health education Throughout the year, HCM hosts “Healthy You” educational events across the Hill Country featuring relevant topics such as joint replacement, women’s health, sleep disorders, vascular health, 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, 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. Additional services » HCM’s modern imaging department offers 3T MRI, high-definition CT scans, whole-body imaging and nuclear and interventional radiology. » The HCM Breast Center is equipoped with an ultrasound room and a 3D digital mammography unit. » The hospital’s 24-hour Emergency Department handles more than 1,000 admissions per month. A seven-daya-week Immediate Care Clinic also is located across State Highway 16 from the hospital. Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. » Clinics now located in Boerne, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Kerrville, Marble Falls and Llano. www.hillcountrymemorial.org

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Art scene starts with pioneers Like hundreds of other settlers, early pioneers Herman Lungkwitz and Richard Petri settled near Fred­ ericksburg 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 art­ work provides a vivid reminder of what life was like “back then”, par­ ticularly 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 Lung­ kwitz, Herman’s aged mother; his sis­ ter, Therese, and Petri’s sister, Marie. The group left Germany late in the

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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 paint­ ing 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 Ped­ ernales while trying to get relief from a high fever. Buried next to him is Friederike Lungkwitz. Each grave is marked with a round­ ed 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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Acorn ..................B3 Adams N. ............B3 Adams S. ...... B3-D2 Agave .................A3 Airport Rd. ...... D,E1 Alfred ..................C3 Amberstone ........A5 Apple ..................C4 Armory Rd...A1,2-B2 Austin......A,B3-B,C4 Ave A ..................A3 Ave B ..................A3 Ave C ..................A3 Ave D ..................A3 Barons St. ...........B2 Basse Ln.............B2 Bell......................C4 Bending Oaks .....E5 Bernhard Rd. ......C1 Beverly................C4 Bluebird ..............B3 Bluebonnet ..... C,D4 Bob Moritz Dr. .....A2 Bob White Tr. ......D3 Boos Lane ..........E2 Bowie ............ B2-A3 Brehmer .......... C,D4 Briarwood Cir. .....A5 Broadmoor Dr. ....A4 Buena Vista ........C3 Bunny Dr. ............A3 Burbank ........ A3-B4 Business Ct. .......E1 Campers Loop ....E1 Candlelight Dr. ....A4 Catholic Cemetery Rd. ...................A3 Cedar ..................C3 Centre ........... A3-B4 Chase Oaks ........E5 Cherry ............. A,B3 Cherrywood Dr....A4 Clyde Run ...........A4 College ............B3,4 Columbus ....... C,D4 Cora ....................B4 Cottonwood ........B3 Country Haven....A5 Countryside Bend... ............................D5 Courtney .............B3 Creek ............ B3-C4 Creekview ....... D,E5 Crenwelge ..........C4 Crestwood ..........A5 Cristol Dr. ............D4 Crockett ........ C3-A4 Cross ..................B4 Cross Mtn. Dr...A3,4 Crosswind ...........E1 Cypress ..............A3 Dawn ..................D4 Deer Creek .........C5 Deer Hollow ........C5 Deer View ...........C5 Deer Way ............C5 Deet Trail ............C5 Doe Run Hollow..A3 Dogwood Ln .......A3 Driftwood .........A4,5 Dudley Way ........A4 Dusk ...................D4

Eagle .............. C,D4 Eckhardt Ln. .......D3 Edgewood...........A4 Edison............. A,B3 Elk................... B,C4 Ellebracht............A5 Elm ............... A4-B3 Ettie ....................C3 Fair Dr. .......D,E1-E2 Forest Trail..........C4 Franklin ...............C4 Frederick Rd. ......A5 Friendship Lane...... ........................ D2-5 Fulton............ B2-C3 Glenmoor ............A4 Glenwood ...........A5 Goehmann Lane..... ........................ C4-5 Gold Rd. .............A2 Golf Course Loop ............................E1 Granado Dr .........C1 Grothe............. A,B4 Granite Ave. ........C3 Green Meadows Ln.....................D2 Green Meadows Blvd. ............................D2 Green Meadows Ct. ............................D2 Green Oaks Loop ...........................D2 Hackberry ........B3,4 Hale St. ...............C3 Hawthorn Ln .......A3 Hedgestone ........A5 Henrietta .............C3 Henrietta Ct. .......C3 Heritage Hills Dr..E5 Highway St. .....C3,4 Hill St. .................C3 Hollmig Lane..D3,E3 Holly Lane...........A3 Industrial Loop ....D5 Irene ...................D3 Jack Nixon ..........A2 James .................A2 Jennifer Ln ..........A3 Jerry....................D3 Jessica................A3 Jessie .................D2 Joe Duderstadt Ln... ............................B2 Jon ......................C5 Kay ................. A,B3 Kerr Rd. .......... C,D1 Kimberly Ln.........A3 Kneese ...............A5 Kraupahen ..........C3 Kristofer ..............A3 Kyle St ................A3 Lady Bird Dr........E1 Laurel..................A3 LDS Ln................D1 Lee......................C4 Lightstone ...........A5 Lincoln .......... C3-B4 Live Oak ......... C1-3 Llano St. ....... B4-C3 Lone Oak ............C4 Longhorn .........C3,4

Lower Crabapple.... ................... B4-A4,5 Lupine Lane ........A3 Main St. ........ B3-C4 Maple St. ............A2 Mariposa Dr. .......E5 Mazurek Loop .....B2 Meadowbrook .....E5 Meadow Lark ......C4 Mesquite .............C4 Metzger Rd. ........A3 Milam ............ A4-C3 Mistletoe .............B3 Mockingbird ........B3 Morning Glory Dr.... ............................A4 Morse............ A3-B4 Mountain View ....A4 Mueller ................C3 Mustang ..........C-D4 Nature .................E5 Nicole Ln.............A3 Nimitz Circle .......A4 Nimitz Pkwy. .......B3 Nimitz St. ........ A,B4 Northwood Hills ..A4 Oakhaven ...........C4 Olive ...................C4 Orange.......... A4-C3 Orchard............B3,4 Paintbrush Hollow... ............................A3 Park St. ...............C3 Parkview .............D2 Pavilion Dr. .........E1 Peach .................B3 Peach Tree Ln ....E5 Pear ....................C4 Pecan .................B3 Persimmon Ct. ....A3 Petsch Dr. ...........E1 Pike.....................C4 Pine ....................B4 Plum ...................B3 Poplar .................C3 Post Oak Rd..B2-C3 Prickly Pear Ct. ...A3 Pyka Rd. ..........D1,2 Quailwood Dr. ..A4,5 Recreation Loop ..... ............................E1 Redbird Ln. .........E5 Reuben ...............C3 Ridgewood..........A5 Riley Ln...............A4 Robert .................A2 Rock House Rd...... ............................A2 Rocking A Ln.......C1 Rose ...................B3 Royal Oaks Dr........ ............................B1 Running Buck ......... ............................A3 San Antonio St........ ...................... B3-C4 Santa Rosa .........C3 Schubert St. .. B3-C4 Seamoor .............A4 Settlement Dr. .....A3 Shannon .............D2 Shaw...................C3

Shorty Crenwelge Rd. ...................A2 Shorty’s Lane......A2 Silver Maple ........C3 Sky Lane.............D2 Skylark ................C4 Smith Rd. ............C2 Smokehouse Rd .C2 Song Bird ............D5 Spotted Fawn .....A3 Spruce St. ...........B4 St. Ann St............C3 St. Geralda .........C3 St. Marys ............C3 Stadium Dr. .........D3 Stone Canyon .....A5 Stone Forest .......A5 Stone Gate .........A5 Stone Haven .......A5 Stone Hollow ......A5 Stone Ledge .......A5 Stone Nook .........A5 Stone Oak...........A5 Stone Way ..........A5 Stone Wood ........A5 Summer Hill ........E5 Summit Circle .....C3 Summit Forest ....A5 Sunday Circle .....E5 Sunrise ...............D4 Sunset ................A3 Sycamore ...........B4 Tanglewood ........A5 Tanya ..................A3 Theodore Specht .... ............................A2 Thiele .............. C,D3 Timberidge ..........A4 Tivydale Rd. .....D1,2 Town Creek Ct ....B3 Trailmoor ............A4 Travis ..... A,B3-B,C4 Ufer ..................C3,4 Upper Liveoak Rd. ............................D1 Vera ....................A2 Walch ..................C3 Waldrip ...............C4 Walnut ................C3 Washington ... C3-B4 West Ln. .............C3 Weston Ln. .........D3 W Royal Oaks Dr.... ............................B1 Westmoor Dr.......A4 Whitney...............B3 Wildwood ............A5 William ................C3 Windcrest............C3 Winding Oak .......D4 Winding Way ...C2,3 Winding Way Ct. .C2 Windmill Oaks.....D2 Windsong............D1 Winifred ..............B3 Wisteria...............A2 Woodcrest ..........A3 Woodway Ct. ......A5 Yaupon St ...........A3 Yucca St. ............B2

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Advertiser Index Looking For A Place To Eat? 78624, The Bar......................................... 123 Airport Diner.............................................. 81 Aüslander.....................................................13 Buc’s Bar & Grill.......................................112 Cabernet Grill............................................. 21 Café at the Ridge..................................... 153 Catfish Haven.......................................39, 92 Chocolat..................................................... 136 City Café....................................................... 39 Club, The...................................................... 73 Dairy Queen.............................................. 120 Der Linden Baum...................................... 36 Dutchman’s Market................................. 131 El Gallo Mexican Restaurant................ 135 Farm House Bistro.................................... 81 Fischer & Wieser....................................... 24 Fredericksburg Brewing Co................... 81 Fredericksburg Herb Farm.................... 81 Fredericksburg Pie Co............................. 77 Friedhelm’s Bavarian Inn.......................161 Hangar Hotel.............................................. 81 Hilda’s Tortilla Restaurant.................... 154 Hoegemeyer’s BBQ................................... 99 Hondo’s..................................................39, 97 Java Ranch - Fredericksburg................ 85 Lincoln St. .................................................. 45 Navajo Grill............................................... 129 Old German Bakery & Restaurant...........6 Pasta Bella Restaurant............................ 23 Peach Tree, The............................................3 Pecan Grove Store.................................... 31 Porky’s......................................................... 39 Rabke’s Catering......................................141 Race Barn.................................................... 57 Rathskeller Restaurant .......................... 45 Sunset Grill............................................... 145 West End Pizza Co.................................... 56 Western Edge Cellars.............................. 39 Wild Flour Bakery................................... 153 Woerner Warehouse Café..................... 139 Need A Place To Stay? Adeak Luxury Vacation Rentals.......... 157 Barons CreekSide..................................... 73 Cabins at Red Rock................................... 54 Country Inn Cottages............................. 104 Das Jager Haus........................................ 152 Econo Lodge................................................11 First Class Lodging Reservation Services................................................ 103 Frederick Motel....................................... 153 Fredericksburg Herb Farm.................... 81 Fredericksburg Guest House Reservations......................................... 26 Fredericksburg Inn & Suites.................. 52 Hangar Hotel.............................................. 81 Hoffman Haus............................................ 89 Inn on Barons Creek................................113 King Wood Suites.................................... 130 La Quinta Inn & Suites........................... 154 Lodge Above Town Creek, The............ 156 Lodge Event Center, The....................... 105 Stonewall Valley Ranch......................... 135 Sunday House Cottages.......................... 81 Sunset Inn & Suites................................ 109

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Ready To Go Shopping? All Gussied Up.......................................... 137 Ambriz Jewelry...................................39, 41 Amish Market.......................................39, 49 Auer Haus.................................................... 37 AW Studio Gallery..................................... 66 Barefoot Campus Outfitters................. 146 Black Chalk Home..................................... 78 Burg’s Corner............................................. 35 Camp Hayden............................................. 72 Champé Jennings...................................... 92 Chocolat..................................................... 136 Cowgirl Kim.............................................. 103 Cowgirl Loca............................................. 101 CS Talley.................................................... 144 Der Küchen Laden.................................... 80 Dogologie..................................................... 86 Dooley’s 5, 10 & 25¢ Store.................... 151 D’vinely Designed...................................... 37 Farm Haus................................................... 39 First Friday Art Walk................................ 66 Fischer & Wieser....................................... 24 Fredericksburg Art Guild & Gallery......76 Fredericksburg Fudge............................. 85 Fredericksburg General Store.............. 53 Fredericksburg Pecan Co..................... 124 Friendly Natives........................................ 22 Gallery 330................................ 22, 126-127 Gardens at the Ridge.............................. 153 Grasshopper & Wild Honey, The........... 87 Gus Antiques.............................................. 91 Haberdashery............................................ 79 Havana Reef................................................ 39 HCM Thrift Store........................................ 97 Heirlooms.................................................... 27 Henfeathers.............................................. 124 Hill Country Antler Art..............................61 Hill Country Bicycle Works................... 148 Jabberwocky.............................................116 James Avery Jewelry.............................117 Koch Gallery.........................................39, 69 Kuckuck’s Nest........................................ 120 Larry Jackson Fine Art & Antiques...... 70 Leathers with Style.................................. 71 Linens-N-More..............................................7 Lone Star Candy Bar................................ 58 Luckenbach Texas..................................... 51 Madlyn’s....................................................... 29 Marilyn’s of Fredericksburg................... 39 Mercantile, The........................................ 103 Museum of Western Art, The................. 99 Parts Unknown.......................................... 51 Peach Tree, The............................................3 Pottery Ranch.............................................15 Que Bella Boutique................................... 39 Red Baron Antique Mall...................39, 115 Remember Me, too.................................. 135 Segner’s Jewelers.................................... 60 Shoppingfredericksburg.com.............. 138 Smith, R. Bolton......................................... 22 Smitten......................................................... 55 Something for Men................................... 50 Street Dreams.......................................... 135 Tejas Smoke Depot................................. 148 Texas Hill Country Antique Shows..... 128 Things in a Room..................................... 151 Trudy’s Treasures Resale Shop............ 56 Vintage Vault........................................39, 68 West Main Street of Fredericksburg (Uptown)................................................. 39 Wildseed Farms......................................... 44 Wolfmueller’s Books.............................. 144 Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters......................141

What Can We Do For Fun? 78624, The Bar......................................... 123 Becker Vineyards.................................... 122 Bestfest at Marktplatz............................111 Club, The...................................................... 73 Der Daiwel................................................. 120 Eisbahn...................................................... 133 First Friday Art Walk................................ 66 Fischer & Wieser Cooking School........ 24 Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival...... 130 Fredericksburg CVB................................. 59 Fredericksburg Festivals........................18 Fredericksburg Music Club...................119 Fredericksburg Trolley............................ 72 Friends of Gillespie Co. Country Schools....................................................12 Ft. Martin Scott...........................................18 Gallery 330.......................................126-127 Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Assn.... ................................................................ 163 Gillespie Co. Historical Society............115 Hill Country Antique Tractor Club......... 29 Hill Country Film Festival....................... 26 Hill Country Food Truck Festival........ 108 Hondo’s........................................................ 97 Lincoln St.................................................... 45 Luckenbach Texas..................................... 51 Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park....................................................... 151 Museum of Western Art.......................... 99 National Museum of the Pacific War.....19 Pecan Grove Store.................................... 31 Pioneer Museum......................................115 Race Barn.................................................... 57 Rock Box Theater.................................... 100 Street Dreams.......................................... 135 Texas Ranger Heritage Center............ 131 Western Edge Cellars.............................. 39 Wildseed Farms......................................... 44 Builders/Designers/Remodelers Builders First Source............................. 140 Curl’s Construction................................. 112 Curtis Staudt Construction..................... 31 Diamond W Specialties.......................... 108 Durst Homes.............................................. 80 Hill Co. Propane....................................... 132 Hill Co. Refrigeration.............................. 106 Hills of Texas Homes.............................. 100 Hominick Homes..........................................2 Inside Story............................................... 152 Latigo Builders......................................... 164 Laughlin Homes & Restoration........... 132 Sierra Homes..............................................74 Tatsch Well Service.................................. 43 Tony Martin, Inc....................................... 122 Churches Faith Baptist Church................................. 26 Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.................................................. 136 Memorial Presbyterian Church........... 153 Oakhills Church......................................... 60 Resurrection Lutheran Church........... 125 St. Mary’s Catholic Church.................... 128 Zion Lutheran Church.............................. 84

Health/Medical Air Evac Lifeteam.................................... 124 Cornerstone Clinic.....................................41 Heritage Place........................................... 96 Hill Country Memorial Hospital ...................................................4, 5, 35, 65 Knopp Heathcare.................................... 146 Main St. Urgent Care.............................. 142 Walker, Michael M.D. ............................. 143 Real Estate/Realtors Century 21 Sunset, Realtors................ 107 Fathom Realty............................................ 95 Fredericksburg Realty........................... 162 Gillespie Realty Group................................2 Land Tx....................................................... 121 Realty Associates.................................... 147 Sage Texas Real Estate........................... 88 Texas Hills Realty.................................... 140 Vineyards Ridge, Texas......................... 149 Schools Heritage School....................................... 133 St. Mary’s Catholic School...................... 54 Spas/Massage/Yoga Brilliance Bodywork................................. 39 Hoffman Haus Spa.................................... 89 Nature’s Spa............................................... 81 Prickly Pear Spa...................................... 150 Spa at Inn on Barons Creek, The.........113 Breweries/Wineries/Orchards 19th Hole Wine Tours................................. 95 Alexander Vineyards................................ 86 Becker Vineyards.................................... 122 Burg’s Corner............................................. 35 Der Daiwel Rock Bar.............................. 120 Fiesta Winery............................................. 82 Four Point Cellars..................................... 83 Fredericksburg Winery....................... 9, 39 Gold Orchards............................................ 29 Grape Creek Vineyards............................ 33 Pedernales Cellars................................... 91 Torre di Pietra............................................ 75 Automotive Crenwelge Motor Sales.....................10, 39 Quality Lube.............................................. 150 Street Dreams.......................................... 135 Services Barn at Swallows Eve, The................... 155 Capitol Farm Credit ................................. 93 Fredericksburg CVB................................. 59 Fredericksburg Trolley............................ 72 Joseph Financial Partners..................... 85 Lodge Event Center, The....................... 105 Shweiki Media.......................................... 138 Security State Bank & Trust................... 46 SRJ Photography...................................... 84 Tatsch Well Service.................................. 43 Maps Maps.............................................67, 158-159


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


OLD VALUES. NEW IDEAS.

AARON W. BEEMAN • SISSY duPERIER • BOB SURMA • JUSTIN COP • KEELY CORONA • CALEB HAIL PEGGY NIXON COX • KRISTA BENNETT • KARI BOCK • GINNY STEHLING • RANDY BOULEY

SINCE 1965, FREDERICKSBURG REALTY HAS BEEN KNOWN AS THE PREMIERE REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE FIRM IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY. Over the years, we’ve helped highly selective families and investors discover the property of their dreams, whether they were seeking just a few acres or a sprawling Texas-size ranch. The Hill Country may have been a well-kept secret for many years, but word of its natural beauty and small-town charm has spread not only across Texas but the entire U.S. Families from all over are flocking to the Texas Hill Country to trade in their busy city lifestyles for a more easygoing existence. Residents of Fredericksburg and its neighboring areas already know what they have and have set deep roots by purchasing large estates, ranch homes, waterfront properties, and even raw land. Our eleven full-time realtors have a combined 103 years of experience selling the Texas Hill Country. They understand the ins and outs of water rights, tax basics, ag exemptions, and much more when buying land. We are ready to serve you!

SELLING THE HILL COUNTRY SINCE 1965

FREDERICKSBURGREALTY.COM FREDERICKSBURG, TX • 830-997-6531


2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS January 11-13 .............Gillespie County Youth Livestock Show February 4 ..................Fredericksburg Band Booster Turkey Dinner February 10-11 ...........Hill Country Home & Garden Show February 17-18 ...........Texas Gun & Knife Show February 24 ................Gillespie County BB Gun Match

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

March 1 ......................Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Banquet March 10-11 ...............State BB Gun Match (Hall) March 17-18 ...............Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show March 24 ....................Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Fundraiser March 31 ....................Easter Fires April 5-8......................American Chuck Wagon Association Cook Off April 28 .......................GC SWCD Fish Sale May 10........................Beef Range Field Day May 17........................Farm & Ag Day May 18-19 ..................Antique Tractor & Engine Show June 9 .........................Best of the Best Lamb Show July 7-8 .................... Pari-mutuel Horse Races July 21 ..................... Night In Old Fredericksburg July 21 ..................... CASI Chili Cook-off July 21 ..................... Lone Star BBQ Cook-off July 21-22 ................ Pari-mutuel Horse Races August 4 .....................Hill Country Friends of the NRA August 11-12 ........... Original Race Day Classic Steer Show August 11-12 ........... Pari-mutuel Horse Races August 18 ................ GCFFA Meat Goat Futurity & GCFFA Lamb Futurity August 23-26 ........... 130th Gillespie County Fair August 24 ................ 130th Gillespie County Fair Parade August 24 ................ Concert & Dance August 25 ................ Concerts & Dance August 25-26 ........... Pari-mutuel Horse Races September 7-8 ...........Hill Country Dorper September 8 ..............9th Annual Fredericksburg Professional Bull Riding September 22 ............22nd Annual Scholarship Fest 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 December 15-16 ........Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show

For more inFormation:

Gillespie County Fair & Festivals assoCiation p.o. Box 526 - FrederiCksBurG, tx 78624 830/997-2359 - www.GillespieFair.Com Schedule is subject to change without notice.


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