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Mother’s Day with Hendrix & Maines

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Tourists in search of Texas dance halls and German culture generally head to Gruene and New Braunfels.

But locals know that minutes north of FM 306 in Canyon Lake is a less-crowded alternative that’s just as authentic and still run by descendants of Hermann Fischer, who filed a claim on 160 acres in northern Comal County back in 1853.

The Fischer Historic District comprises about 429 acres and more than 70 structures, including Fischer Store, Fischer Cemetery, Fischer Hall and Bowling Alley, Fischer Haus and several late 19th-century and early 20th-century homesteads.

Its nine-pin bowling club dates back to the 1880s.

Mother’s Day

Fischer Haus Concerts invites you to celebrate your mom up in Fischer with Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines. Gates open at 7 p.m. Annual Mother’s Day Celebration from 8 to 11 p.m.

Colorful table cloths and vibrant flowers from Aronsky’s Farms. $20.

For more information, call 512-538-5230

Fischer Historic Store

Next door, Fischer Historic Store, 4040 FM 484, Fischer, kicks off its Spring Market at 10 a.m. Sunday, selling unique handcrafted gifts for everyone — including, of course, dogs. The store also is open on Sunday.

Vendors include Saddlebum Emporium, which makes jewelry, baskets and purses using antlers.

It may look quaint today, but at some point during the 1920s and 30s, Fischer Store was the biggest mercantile establishment in Texas, employing 16 clerks and handling farm machinery, threshers, households goods and groceries.

When the first Fischer Store was constructed in the 1850s, it served as a supply center between San Marcos and Blanco.

Click here for more information or call 830-370-1554.

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