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It starts this Friday! So if you’re thinking of going this year, here’s a look at last year. Fantastic weather drew record crowds to this historic German town. From beer and bratwurst to bungee-jumping and the Chicken Dance, it’s a great time for folks young, old and in-between. Colorful costumes, whether authentic or silly, and

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Kuhlman Cellars

In: Drinking

28 Aug 2015

(map) New wineries are sprouting up along the Wine Road 290, giving us lucky wine-lovers more opportunities to try new grape varietals, along with new methods of making wine. The winemaker here is originally from France, which makes two French

Lost Draw Cellars

In: Drinking

19 Aug 2015

(map) One of the newer wineries on the Wine Road 290, Lost Draw opened a few months ago right in the middle of Fredericksburg. One of the partners owned an old warehouse that had been in his family for years. Just a few blocks off Main Street, it’s been turned into

West End Pizza Co.

In: Eating

18 Aug 2015

(map) Mamma mia! It’s not all about German food in Fredericksburg. Next time you find yourself on Main Street, check out the brick oven pizzas and Italian specialties here. Above, a custom-made Canadian bacon-spinach-garlic pie, loaded with toppings. There are signature pies, too, like

(map) The old-fashioned, small-town county fair is alive and well in Gillespie County. This year’s 127th anniversary marks the longest-running fair in Texas and there is a lot to appreciate. From kids showing off their animals to home cooks showing off their jellies and jams, from carnival rides to horse races (with betting!),

Chili & Chillin’

In: Drinking

11 Jul 2015

(map) Cheers! Next Saturday, the 15 wineries along Wine Road 290 will be pairing tastes of their wines with chili made by some of the top Hill Country restaurants. No extra charge; some tasting fees may apply. (Thanks to Miguel Lecuona for the photo.) Wine Road 290 website

Fredericksburg Peaches

In: Eating

21 May 2015

(map) Tis the season! Unlike last year, there are lots of local peaches around. You can find a list of 22 local stands, farms and orchards selling peaches here. Below, Vogel Orchard, one of the oldest. The board updates the daily peaches by variety, and they also sell tomatoes. Vogel Orchard website

(map) May 2-3, Becker celebrates all things lavender. From sweeping fields of blooming lavender to lavender soaps, sachets, lotions and plants. There’s live music, cooking demo’s, touring and wine-tasting, as well as food and craft vendors. Best of all, it’s free! Just $5 for parking. Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival website

Award-winning shorts and features, comedies and dramas. It’s all happening in two weeks at the 6th Annual HCFF in Fredericksburg, April 30 through May 3. You can buy all-access badges or tickets to individual screenings. There’ll also be festival parties and interviews with filmmakers. For the film lineup and screening schedule, click here.

Old German Bakery

In: Eating

14 Apr 2015

(map) This great-smelling place bakes all kinds of pastries and breads, but their must-have dish has to be the authentic German pancakes. Made with more egg and less flour, these thin, sweet cakes are more like – sacre bleu! – a French crepe. Served with lots of crispy bacon. Also on the menu: eggs, biscuits, waffles, [...]


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