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County
Comal
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Hill Country
Population
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 20
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Fischer, Texas
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Fischer Texas History:
In 1853, Hermann Fischer built a log cabin trading post to serve as a supply center on the Devil's Backbone section of the road between San Marcos and Blanco, Texas. The settlement that developed around the trading post became known as Fischer’s Store. The Potters Creek School operated from 1875 to 1888. In 1876, the Fischer’s Store post office was established in Fischer’s Store with Hermann Fischer as postmaster. Since that time, all the town’s postmasters have been descendants of Hermann, and the post office is still located in the store. In 1886, Otto Fischer Senior donated 30 acres to the Fischer Store School. The original schoolhouse burned down in 1940 and was rebuilt. This school still stands. The U.S. Post Office twice asked the town to change its name. In 1894, Fischer’s Store became Fischer Store, and in 1950 the town was renamed Fischer. The town’s population was between 40 and 50 for most of the twentieth century but fell to 20 in the mid-1960s as Canyon Lake, 4 miles south, begun filling. The population has remained at 20 since that time. Today the town consists of the Fischer Store, the 1875 Fischer Dance Hall, the nine pin bowling alley, and the Fischer Haus B & B. The popular Fischer Rice Festival sold out in 2009. The festival has been renamed Fischer Fest and is still very popular. Fischer is located in the scenic Devil’s Ridge area at the intersection of FM 484, FM 32, and Cranes Mill Road, 4 miles north of Canyon Lake, 13.5 miles southeast of Blanco, 47 miles southwest of Austin, 12 miles southwest of Wimberley, 22 miles northwest of San Marcos, 26.6 miles northwest of New Braunfels, 12.4 miles northwest of Sattler, 19 miles north of Startzville via Sattler, 54 miles northeast of San Antonio, and 15 miles northeast of Spring Branch, Texas.
 
Devil's Backbone & Fisher Hall & the 9 Pin Bowling Alley Scenic Drive:
The Devil’s Backbone is a large uplifted ridge that hooks around the Wimberley Valley. It offers stunning views. From U.S. 281 two miles south of Blanco, take RR 12 east towards San Marcos. When RR 12 intersects FM 32 at the “T,” go left on FM 32; it snakes atop the Devil’s Backbone. Approximately 7 miles into the drive is a pull-out rest stop that offers fantastic views of the entire valley. The Texas Tavern and The Devil’s Backbone Tavern are located along the drive; stop for hamburgers and listen to country music. On down FM 32 you will arrive at Fischer Store Road. The old Fischer community was established by Germans in 1852. Al Kloepper, a one armed carpenter, was responsible for a host of wonderful buildings that feature his famous wooden arches, including the Clear Springs Store (now the Clear Springs Café east of New Braunfels). Kloepper also built Fischer Hall. Take Fischer Road to the old Fischer Store, a tin roofed, 1880s building that now houses antiques and memorabilia from the old Fischer community; it is open Wed-Sun afternoons, 12:30-6pm; opens at 1pm on Sundays. Travel further down Fischer Road to Fischer Hall, a dance hall Willie Nelson calls a “national treasure.” The Fischer bowling alley, built shortly after the hall was built, is located adjacent to the dance hall. On Fridays and on Saturdays at 1pm one can play 9 pin bowling with the locals. Local kids reset the pins after they are knocked down. The historic dance hall and the historic bowling alley are managed by the Fischer Agricultural Society which was formed the same year the dance hall was built. Continue down Fischer Road until it “Ts” into FM 2325; go right and drive to RR 12; go right on RR 12 and drive back to Wimberley Square. From U.S. 281 2 miles south of Blanco, take RM 32 toward San Marcos.
 
Annual Fischer Fest, Nov:
In 2015, inside hall passes sold out. Yardbird tickets were available at the gate. Fischer Hall hosted the popular Fischer Rice Festival. After a hiatus, Cabin 10 brought back the festival as Fischer Fest. This two day festival features live music, pickin’, camping, a silent auction, and the Senior Artists competition. The artists’ competition is sponsored by the San Marcos High School Art Department and Cabin 10. The contest creates a competition among seniors to design the art work for the Fischer Festival. The winner will receive a monetary award, and their art work will be used on all festival posters, programs, merchandise and advertising. Fischer Hall is located at 115 Fischer Store Road, Fischer, TX 78623. From Wimberley, go north on RR 12. Take the FM 2325 (Old Blanco Highway) left fork before Ace Hardware. Notice the old wind mill operated water pump. At the water pump go left on FM 181 (Fischer Store Road). This winding, undulating road crosses the Blanco River and then rises out of the river valley on its journey to Fischer. Email 
 
Annual Fischer Fest, Nov:
Fischer Hall hosted the popular Fischer Rice Festival. After a hiatus, Cabin 10 brought back the festival as Fischer Fest. This two day festival features live music, pickin’, camping, a silent auction, and the Senior Artists competition. The artists’ competition is sponsored by the San Marcos High School Art Department and Cabin 10. The contest creates a competition among seniors to design the art work for the Fischer Festival. The winner will receive a monetary award, and their art work will be used on all festival posters, programs, merchandise and advertising. Fischer Hall is located at 115 Fischer Store Road, Fischer, TX 78623. From Wimberley, go north on RR 12. Take the FM 2325 (Old Blanco Highway) left fork before Ace Hardware. Notice the old wind mill operated water pump. At the water pump go left on FM 181 (Fischer Store Road). This winding, undulating road crosses the Blanco River and then rises out of the river valley on its journey to Fischer. Email 
 
Whitewater Music Amphitheater on the Horseshoe, Sattler:
This multi-million dollar facility opened on May 25th, 2007. It features two stages and hosts leading music artists. The main stage, the Whitewater Stage, offers fan shaped seating on a gently sloped hill; cold beverages are available. During the day the Whitewater Stage offers unrestricted access to tubing, rafting and canoeing on the Guadalupe River. The Creekside Stage and Biergarten opens evenings; it features washer and horseshoe pits, and picnic tables along a creek. (830) 964-3800. The amphitheater is located at 11860 FM 306, Sattler. This venue is located in the Guadalupe River Horseshoe (a tubing area in the U bend in the river) near the intersection of FM 306 and FM 2673, east of Sattler.
 
Fawncrest Vineyard, on Canyon Lake, Fischer, TX Area:
Patty and Wayne McNeil produce wines from grapes grown in their vineyard and from grapes purchased from other growers. The average production is approximately 350 to 400 cases per year. The wine tasting room is open Sat, noon-7pm, or by appointment only Sunday through Friday. (830) 935-2407. (281) 413-2045. The winery is located on the north side of the lake at 1370 Westside Circle. From Spring Branch, go north on U.S. 281. Go right on FM 306. Go right on Cranes Mill Road. Take a slight left at Canyon Shores, take the first right to stay on Canyon Shores, and then take an immediate right at Westside Circle. Canyon Lake Location Map