Peaches on the tree in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg

This thriving Hill Country community melds Old World heritage with small-town charms and big-city perks. Throughout the year, throngs of festival-goers descend on events celebrating everything from the oohs and aahs of wildflower season to the oompahs of Oktoberfest.

The town makes a great home base for excursions to Enchanted Rock, the LBJ parks, and other Hill Country wonders.

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Upcoming Events

Pari Mutuel Horse Racing

July 4, 5, 18, 19

During summer, catch four big weekends of exciting live horse racing. Pick your favorites for quarte...

Pari Mutuel Horse Racing

Aug. 8, 9, 22, 23

During summer, catch four big weekends of exciting live horse racing. Pick your favorites for quarte...

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 20-23

As the oldest continuous county fair in Texas, the 132nd Gillespie County Fair is four days of fun t...

Cans and Barbecue

June 13

Come out and enjoy some barbecue, along with local vendors, games, and other festivities. ...

Celebrating July Fourth in 1848

July 4-5

Fort Martin Scott celebrates the Fourth with living-history demonstrations of 1848 frontier life, ca...

Masonic Open Car Show

June 6

Benefiting various charitable and fraternal activities, the 16th annual car show of Masonic Lodge #7...

Thomas Michael Riley Music Festival

June 5-7

Hosted by Thomas Michael Riley, the 13th annual music festival showcases Texas country artists on tw...

Historic Schools Open House

June 13

Presented by the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, whose motto is "preserving the past to...

Trade Days

June 19-21

Shop from more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, s...

Concert in the Park

June 21

Hosted by Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, the free Sunday evening concert this month features wes...

Luckenbach Food Truck Festival (CANCELED)

June 27

Taste all the offerings at food trucks from the San Antonio, Austin, and Fredericksburg region, plus...

"Annie"

June 12-28

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents the heartwarming musical based on the popular comic strip ab...

First Friday Art Walk

July 3

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so that visitors have time to enjoy the va...

July Fourth Community Parade and Patriotic Program

July 4

Originally started in 1991 by a group of community-minded friends, this small-town patriotic parade ...

July Fourth Fireworks Display

July 4

The annual fireworks display takes place from the golf course at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. B...

"Victory in the Pacific"

July 4-5

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with this show from the WWII Living Histor...

Night in Old Fredericksburg/Barbecue and Chili Cookoff

July 18

Along with a Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) chili cookoff and Lone Star Barbecue So...

Trade Days

July 17-19

Shop from more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, s...

Concert in the Park

July 19

Hosted by Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, this month's free Sunday evening concert features the P...

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

July 4-5, 18-19

Come out during the summer season for live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick yo...

"The Lion King Jr."

July 23-26

Fredericksburg Youth Theater presents this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. The African savannah comes...

Hill Country Auto Swap Meet

July 24-26

Car enthusiasts can find just about anything at this annual event. A "car corral" has vintage autos ...

Texas Ranger Day and History Symposium

Aug. 1

Honoring those who have served and those still commissioned, Texas Rangers Day is a two-part event f...

First Friday Art Walk

Aug. 7

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so that visitors have time to enjoy the va...

Luckenbach Historic School Open House

Aug. 15

Presented by the Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, whose motto is "preserving the past to...

Trade Days

Aug. 14-16

Shop from more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, s...

"Smokey Joe's Cafe"

Aug. 7-16

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this musical inspired by the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike ...

Concert in the Park

Aug. 23

Hosted by Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, this month's free Sunday evening concert features count...

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

Aug. 8-9, 22-23

Come out during the summer season for live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick yo...

Gillespie County Fair and Parade

Aug. 20-23

The Gillespie County Fair is the oldest continuous county fair in Texas, celebrating its 132nd year....

Gemutliche Quilts in Texas (CANCELED)

Sept. 4-5

View hundreds of quilts, visit several vendors, have your scissors sharpened, and dine at the food t...

Oktoberfest

Oct. 2-4

Oompah at its best! Celebrate Fredericksburg’s German heritage with food and drink, dance contests...

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 22-24

Celebrating its 30th year, the Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest is a grand celebration of Texas foo...

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