Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast

101 East Hackberry Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Innkeeper(s): Claude & Lisa Saunders

Fun for the Entire Family–126th Gillespie County Fair 18 Aug 2014, 1:42 pm

Remember how much fun you had at the County Fair as kid?  Well, you can re-live those memories at the Gillespie County Fair in Fredericksburg.  It is the oldest, continuously running county fair in Texas.  How about some cotton candy or funnel cakes to bring a smile to your face!

Enjoy four days of fun including a carnival midway, livestock and agricultural exhibits, antique tractors and machinery, tractor pulls, arts and crafts, pig racing, mutton busting, horse races, food vendors, the crowning of the Fair Queen and dancing to great music.

The Fair opens at 5:00pm on Thursday, August 21. Friday morning at 10:00am one of the Hill Country’s biggest parades with more than 150 entries,will kick off on Main Street.  It’s great fun for the whole family.  Each evening in the Dance Pavilion, there is live music including performances by Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys and Moe Bandy followed by Kyle Park.

The horses are back for one more weekend.  Post time is 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday for the pari-mutuel horse racing.

For details on tickets,events, parade entries and more, check out the website:

The Texas Hill Country is Alive with Art! 30 Jul 2014, 12:43 pm

 Did you know there are over 15 art galleries in the Fredericksburg, TX area?  We are fortunate to have so many places to view and admire art created by Texans!  From locals G. Harvey, Charles Beckendorf, John Bennett and others from around the state and the country there is a wide variety of art to enjoy.  There are painters, sculptors, glass and ceramics artists, photographers and so much more.  Visit out local art galleries and you will see why Fredericksburg, Texas has become an “American Art Destination”.

All of these galleries are showcased each month during our First Friday Art Walk .  On the first Friday of every month the galleries are open extended hours and many host Meet the Artist events.  The galleries pair up with local wineries and provide wines and hors d’oeuvres to enjoy along with the artwork.  It’s always a fun time!

For a complete guide to our local galleries with a description of what you will find at each location visit

Whether you purchase some treasures for your home or just enjoy the art in the galleries, you will be amazed at how much our small Texas Hill Country town has to offer.

Memorial Day Weekend 2014 in Fredericksburg, Texas 22 Jul 2014, 2:17 pm

You’re going to have a hard time deciding what to do this weekend in Fredericksburg!  In addition to all the great shops, art galleries, wineries, and restaurants, there are many special activities and events planned for the weekend.

Rockbox Theater Continues “Broadway’s Best” This Weekend

Rockbox Theater‘s “Broadway’s Best” series continues Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 24. The Rockbox Theater will also host a special Sunday showing of “Broadway’s Best” on Sunday, May 25, at 3:00 p.m. The “Broadway’s Best” series will run weekends through Saturday, June 21. Typical show times are Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit

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