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Texas New Year’s Hangout (SOLD OUT/waiting list)

December 28, 2019 - January 2, 2020


Oakwood RV Resort • Fredericksburg, TX • December 28, 2019 - January 2, 2020

This Hangout is currently sold out, but join the waiting list and we’ll let you know if a spot opens up!

Welcome the next decade, Texas style!

Ring in the new year with your Escapees friends in Fredericksburg, the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Rich with the culture of German pioneers who settled here 150 years ago, Fredericksburg is known for its wineries, great food, beautiful natural setting, and laid-back Texas vibe. As some around here might say, “willkommen, ya’ll”!

Fredericksburg main street
New Year's Eve party

We’ll celebrate the start of “the Twenties” with our own private New Year’s Eve party, indoors at the campground, featuring a catered Texas barbecue dinner, margaritas, music, dancing and karaoke with a DJ, and of course a champagne toast as the last few seconds of 2019 tick away and 2020 begins. Forget your formal attire–this is Texas, so wear your jeans and Western boots!

No trip to Fredericksburg would be complete without sampling some of the delicious wines and spirits created in the area. We’ll experience an entertaining and educational tour and tasting at Garrison Brothers Distillery–the oldest legal bourbon distillery outside of Kentucky–as well as tastings at one or more of the popular local wineries.

Wine tasting
National Museum of the Pacific War

Fredericksburg was the hometown of WWII Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, and what was once a small museum of his life and career grew into the National Museum of the Pacific War. Comprising more than 55,000 square feet of exhibit space spread over three buildings, it is the only US museum solely dedicated to telling the story of WWII in the Pacific. The Hangout includes your admission to this world-class museum, where history buffs could easily spend an entire day.

After celebrating the night before, you’ll be ready for some exercise on New Year’s Day, right? Right? So after a late potluck brunch, we’ll make the short drive to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, where we’ll hike the Summit Trail to the top of this massive pink granite dome that has drawn visitors to the area for thousands of years. The views of the Hill Country from the summit are legendary.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Luckenbach Texas dance hall stage
We’ll also enjoy a live country music performance at the nearby Luckenbach Texas dance hall–made famous by Waylon Jennings’ song of the same name–and take a guided tour of the grounds of President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s “Texas White House” at the LBJ National Historical Park. And you’ll have plenty of time to explore the shops, restaurants and bars of old downtown Fredericksburg.

Hangout location

The Texas New Year’s Hangout will be held at the Oakwood RV Resort. The park’s location just outside town will give you quick access to downtown Fredericksburg and the surrounding area. Because winter can be unpredictable in Central Texas, our New Year’s Eve party and all other activities at the campground will take place in an enclosed and heated rally hall–but there is a fire ring and socializing space outside as well if the weather is nice.

All of our sites are adjacent to the rally hall and are pull-thrus with 30 and 50 amp electric, water, sewer and cable, as well as free wifi. The park has a bath house and laundry facilities. There is also a hot tub, dog walking area, and fenced dog play area.
This Hangout is limited to only 30 RVs—so don’t wait to register


Saturday 12/28/19

Arrive at Oakwood RV Resort

Evening welcome campfire & introductions

Sunday 12/29/19

Garrison Brothers Distillery tour*

Wine tastings*

5-9 pm: Jake Martin – Picker’s Circle Unplugged Acoustic Jam at Luckenbach Texas

Monday 12/30/19

National Museum of the Pacific War

Touring & shopping in downtown Fredericksburg

Dinner at a downtown German restaurant*

Tuesday 12/31/19

LBJ National Historical Park tour*

7:30 pm: New Year’s Eve barbecue dinner and party

Wednesday 1/1/20

Potluck brunch

Summit Trail hike in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area*

Thursday 1/2/20

GTHO pastries


*Cost not included in Hangout registration fee. Schedule and activities are preliminary and subject to change.

Registration includes:

  • 5 nights in RV site with 50 amp electric, water, sewer & cable (see below for early arrivals or late departures)
  • Welcome campfire
  • New Year’s Eve party with dinner, music and margaritas
  • Admission to National Museum of the Pacific War
  • GTHO pastries
  • Local sightseeing
  • Social activities
  • Hangout hosts

Optional activities (additional fees will apply): distillery tour, winery tours and tastings, entry fees to state and national parks 

Hangout price

You must be an Escapees RV Club member to attend this event. If you are not currently a member, you will be able to add a new membership during the registration process.

How to register

There are two ways to register and pay: online (recommended) or by phone.

  • To register online, click the button below and follow the instructions on your screen.
  • To register by phone, call Escapees Member Services at (936) 327-8873‬ and ask for “Hangouts Registration”.
Registration by both methods will open on August 7, 2019 at 10:00 am Central time. 

We’re sorry, but this Hangout is currently sold out. If you’d still like to attend, please join the waiting list. We’ll notify you if a spot opens up.

After you register

Watch for an email from registration@escapees.com with a confirmation of your registration. If you don’t receive it, call (936) 327-8873‬ and ask for Hangouts Registration to be sure that your registration was processed correctly. 

Important: as soon as you register, please join the Escapees Texas New Year’s Hangout group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TXNYhangout/). We will use this group to communicate with Hangout attendees before and during the event. You may also receive one or more emails before the Hangout with more information as needed.

Early arrivals and late departures

If you wish to arrive at the park before December 28 or check out after January 2, please call Judy at Oakwood RV Resort at 830-997-9817 to make your reservation. Be sure to tell her you’re with the Escapees group so that she can keep you in the same site for your entire stay if possible.

There is a discounted rate of $42/night for the one night before and/or the one night after the Hangout. Any other nights will be at the park’s regular rates. All extra nights are subject to availability at the time you make your reservation.


If you cancel on or before Wednesday, November 27, 2019, your registration fee will be refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that date.

By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV and attendance at the Hangout, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents. Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations, and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and granting to Escapees RV Club the full use of any such recordings or images without compensation.


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December 28, 2019
January 2
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Escapees Hangouts (Hosts: Cheryl & David Goldstein)


Oakwood RV Resort
78 FM 2093
Fredericksburg, TX 78624 United States
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