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@ Enchanted Fredericksburg Ranch
w/Visiting Glassblowing Artist-In-Residence, Kevin Baker
MARCH 22-29

Grand Opening Celebration of Enchanted Fredericksburg Glassblowing Studio/Hot Shop. Celebration kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. on March 23 with the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce. Special events continue all weekend, March 23-26.

Paul Simonette, resident glassblower and co-owner of Enchanted Fredericksburg Ranch, is excited to share this craft at the only studio/hot shop in Fredericksburg where the public can watch glassblowing up close. 


Glassblower Kevin Baker, from KB Art Glass in San Diego, Calif., will be the Visiting Artist-In-Residence from March 22-29, and demonstrate his art of "dancing with a partner who's too hot to touch" throughout the week-long residency.


Baker and Simonette will demonstrate glassblowing daily. No reservations are required to watch the free glassblowing demonstrations. Glassblowing ends at closing. We must start the annealing process at closing time so the glass can very slowly cool over 14 hours before opening the next day.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24 - Grand Opening Celebration Continues w/Book Signing & Live Band!

  • 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Visiting Artist-In-Residence & Glassblowing demos

  • 4 - 5 p.m. - Book Reading & Signing with Texas children's book author Keith Ruffner, "Making Friends with Feelings" - With beautiful illustrations of bunny friends, this book inspires children ages 4-8 yo and adults to be brave enough to talk about their feelings and to listen with compassion and kindness. First time in Fredericksburg! Bring the kiddos and enjoy a story in the pollinator garden! (Glassblowers will take their meal break during the book reading. Visitors are also invited to bring a picnic lunch, dinner and/or beverages to enjoy.)

  • 4 - 7 p.m. - Dumpling Diva serving up delicious dumplings

  • 5 - 7 p.m. - Him & Her Band - Currently promoting their third album, “Him & Her Do Texas Women." Him & Her features local singer-songwriter Brenda Freed on vocals and guitar, and Michael D’Eath on harmonicas. This duo becomes a band with the addition of local musicians Jonathan Lee on lead guitar and Andy Pepper on drums. (Glassblowing demos continue while the band plays.)

SATURDAY, MARCH 25 - Celebration of Glassblowing Continues... Enjoy Books & Tacos, too!

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Visiting Artist-In-Residence & Glassblowing demos

  • 1-2 p.m. - Book reading & signing with author Keith Ruffner, “Making Friends With Feelings” (Glassblowers will take a lunch break from 1-2 pm. Visitors are invited to listen to the book and enjoy lunch/BYOB during this time.)

  • Taco plates from La Chaparrita's Antojitos (4 tacos plate - choice of carne, shredded chicken, or veggie, rice & churro beans) for $14/plate, all day until gone.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26 - Conclusion of Grand Opening Weekend

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Visiting Artist-In-Residence & Glassblowing demos

MONDAY, MARCH 27 - Closed for private event


TUESDAY, MARCH 28 - Closed


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 - Last Day to Watch Visiting Glassblowing Artist in Residence

  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Visiting Artist-In-Residence & Free Glassblowing demos (Glassblowers will take an unscheduled lunch break mid-day.)



FRIDAY, MARCH 31 & SATURDAY, APRIL 1 - Regular Friday & Saturday hours resume

  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Free glassblowing demos (glassblower and assistants take an unscheduled lunch break mid-day)

  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Purple Shack Makers Gallery is open (also open other days by appointment)


We will adjust our hours due to high temperatures and inclement weather as needed.

Check our social media and this page for updated hours.

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