Witness a piece of history located right in Texas hill country. This small town is a ‘must visit’ location if you are anywhere in the area. Luckenbach is historical small village located around 13 miles from the wine country of Fredericksburg, TX that motorcyclists have been coming to for decades.
There is a special motorcycle parking lot located right next to the small village. It is a hard packed gravel lot that will not be a problem for street bikes.
The old country general store has many of the staples of the early 1900s such as rock candy. The store also has their own cats you can find lying about. Located at the back of the general store is a saloon where you can wet your whistle. There are 4 stages in the village and there is 1 small stage located in part of the general store.
There is also an outdoor beer garden and concert venue. Some of the past performers here include Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. The dance hall is another main attraction here where Texas Two Step dances and concerts have been held.
The Feed Lot
The Feed Lot is a food concession stand that offers pulled pork, bratwurst, funnel cakes, beef brisket, hotdogs, sausage, Frito pie, fries, nachos and other items.
Other attractions in the village include a cowboy hat store (Snail Creek Hat Company), a t-shirt and souvenir store and the famous Post Office.
A Brief History of Luckenbach
Members of the Luckenbach family and other German immigrants moved to this location from Fredericksburg, TX (about 13 miles away) in the 1850s. They settled along Grape Creek and soon established a school for their children. The Grape Creek Post Office was in operation briefly after 1858 with William Luckenbach as the first Postmaster. Later settlers included August Engel, who served as the Postmaster when the Post Office was reestablished here in 1886 under the name of Luckenbach. John Russell “Hondo” Crouch and others bought the town center in 1970 and promoted the town’s rustic atmosphere.
Popularized in regional culture as the place where “Everybody is Somebody,” Luckenbach achieved legendary proportions in 1977, the year after Hondo’s death, when the Waylon Jennings hit song “Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” became a national favorite.