15th Aug, 2010

Gillespie County TX Summer Pickers’ Circle in Luckenbach

Gillespie County real estate and Texas homes in Fredericksburg include vacation horse properties, farms, and golf homes, unlimited outdoor recreation, and special entertainment.  Case in point:  The Legendary Luckenbach Pickers’ Circle gathers up plenty of good times and memories for residents from Kerrville TX homes to Johnson City ranches and Texas land during its relaxing summer events.

The tiny Hill Country hamlet of Luckenbach is a quiet hidden treasure.  It does not move quickly like the rock concert of city life, but rather strikes a chord for Texas Hill Country residents and property owners.  Luckenbach is 10 miles southeast of Fredericksburg TX real estate on Highway 290 and FM 1376.

Remind your family and friends to bring along their instruments and join in with musicians sitting out under the oak trees.  Notes dance around the stratosphere rain or shine.  During colder weather, the strumming continues in front of the potbellied stove.

Summer 2010 events are Sundays at 5:00 p.m. Host Cowboy Doug Davis; Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. Jimmy Lee Jones; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00 p.m. rotating hosts; Fridays at 4:00 p.m. rotating hosts including Ben Beckendorf, Dale Mayfield, Bill Lewis, Jimmy Lee Jones, Royce Laskoskie, T & C Miller, and George Ensie & the Lonesome Heroes.  There are Saturday afternoon surprises with special edition guests.

Luckenbach is proud of its “Texas State of Mind.”  Just yesterday, folks came out to A Celebration of cycling in Texas.  Starting at 6:00 a.m., The Ring of Fire bike ride opened with a four-course event.  Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Austin, participants signed up as individuals or groups to conquer segments of 13 miles, 40 miles, 65 miles, and 110 miles.  Alive with parties and prizes, Luckenbach provided a lazy backdrop for the live music, great food, beer, and festivities of the day.

One of the oldest settlements in Gillespie County, the community began as a trading post in 1849.  Jacob Luckenbach (1817-1911) came to the area in the 1830s after signing up with the Adelsverein, a group of German nobility hoping to establish a colony in the New World.  Luckenbach sailed with his family on the Johann Dethardt to Indianola.  Along with other Texas-Germans, Luckenbach helped Texas win independence from Mexico.  The Bounty & donation Land Grants of Texas recorded an 1836 payment for service in the Texas Army.

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