Luckenbach, Texas Activities
Luckenbach, Texas the little place made famous by a country song
April 15, 2007.
We parked our motorhome at Lady Bird Johnson City Park 3-miles south of Fredericksburg on SR-16; $20 FHU including cable with paved sites. We tend to like Lady Bird Johnson City Park when we are in Fredericksburg because the RV-sites are situated under the canopy of mature pecan trees but there are several more that are good as well. The Fredericksburg RV-Park on Highway street is another good park but it cost more and doesn't have mature trees that provide shade.
Luckenbach is only a few buildings 10-miles southeast of Fredericksburg. Located on a small loop of paved road off RR-1376 the small cluster of buildings have withstood the raveges of weather and time without any noticable help in decades. Explaining Luckenbach is difficult since it is something different to each individual that visits. The facilities consist of a dance hall, a place for food (appropriately called the feed lot) and the old post office that is now a store and beer joint combined. Outside restrooms and a few out buildings make up what attracts people to Luckenbach. A few houses, probably less than 5, are scattered around the loop. One of these house is a historic residence. The other residences are not noteworthy.
The outside parking area:
Much of the ambience at Luckenbach is the outside parking area, especially for the motorcycle crowd. Parking nearest the store is more or less reserved --if only by tradition, for motorcycles.
Weekends in the Hill Country of Texas is motorcycle cruising time. Hundreds of motorcycles cruise through the areas roads. Luckenbach is a mandatory stop on any motorcycle outing. It might be that all motor cycle outings require at least two stops at Luckenbach. For the most part motorcycle riders stop by for a cool one then head out again within 30-minutes. Most of the motorcycle crowd socializes in this area where they can inspect each others cycles and attire.
This old pecan tree at Luckenbach is one of the motorcycle gathering areas. Be assured there are others. The scenery under this old tree is continuously changing as groups gather and roar off only to be replaced by new groups.
The Luckenbach Dance Hall is a large structure. Most of the time this building is unused but it is used for big weddings and occasional dances where name entertainment performs. If you are around Fredericksburg you should check to see if special entertainment is scheduled for the Luckenbach Dance Hall.
This couple is enjoying a time honored tradition of enjoying the parade of motorcycles that roar into and out of Luckenbach.
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Luckenbach, Texas crowd at outside Jam Session
Geezers and college kids enjoying music in the outside music venue in back of the Luckenbach store.
The outside jam area is located behind the Luckenbach store and juke joint.
A crowd listening to performers. Note that this crowd is NOT the biker crowd that is mostly hanging out near their bikes. This is mostly an eclectic bunch of old geezers and much younger college kids.
This picture was taken from the outside performance area looking across the street to the Luckenbach Dance Hall and feed lot
The performers at the Luckenbach outdoor jam session are huddled on the right side of that large oak tree near the center of the picture.
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