LUCKENBACH TEXAS

TEXAS REGIONS

HILL COUNTRY

Luckenbach Texas Post Office
Luckenbach's rise to fame began when Hondo Crouch (Hill Country humorist and Texas character) saw an ad offering to sell a Texas Hill Country town with a population of 3. Hondo bought Luckenbach for $30,000.

The joking cowboy then proceeded to turn Luckenbach into a destination for thousands of visitors, using amusing press releases to announce eccentric events.

Hondo Crouch made the town motto "Everybody is Somebody in Luckenbach."

In 1972, Crouch and crew staged their biggest event and the one that eventually would make Luckenbach famous world-wide, with the First Annual Luckenbach World's Fair. Headlined by Willie Nelson. The Luckenbach World's Fair drew over 20,000 people to Luckenbach, an amazing number in a town with a population of between 20 and 30.

Four years later and one year after Hondo Crouch had died, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson released a song titled "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)." That song turned Luckenbach into a place many people wanted to see.

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What visitors see when they get to Luckenbach is a very little town with a very special ghost town feel to it. The towns 2 main buildings are the Dance Hall and the combo General Store, Post Office and Beer Hall Saloon.

On August 23, 2009 Luckenbach got in the Guinness Book of Records for the most guitar players strumming at one time for at least 5 minutes. Luckenbach broke the existed record by 50, with an official count of 1868 guitar strummers.

Luckenbach attracts a widely diverse group of visitors each weekend, including a lot of bikers. The bikers have their own separate motorcycle parking area. People will bring their instruments and play for each other, while hanging out under the shade of the big Live Oak Trees.

There are no swimming allowed signs directing people not to get in Luckenbach's creeks. These signs are generally ignored. There is no Luckenbach Police Department. The crowds are well behaved, for the most part.

WHERE TO STAY IN LUCKENBACH

The Luckenbach Inn is about a half mile from the Luckenbach Dance Hall, on Luckenbach Road and is the only lodging you'll find close to where Willie and the boys hang out. The Luckenbach Inn is a Bed & Breakfast with several rooms in the log cabin built by the area's first settler, Jacob Kunz, in 1867. There are also rooms in the limestone farmhouse.

Luckenbach has a very well done website where you can learn who is scheduled for upcoming shows. And you can buy Luckenbach merchandise from the online Luckenbach General Store.


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