Peaches on the tree in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg

Travel Region

Hill Country

Population

30,000

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

Hill Country Film Festival

July 29-Aug. 1

"The Best Little Film Festival in Texas" celebrates independent film; screens more than 90 independ...

First Friday Art Walk

Aug. 6

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so that visitors can have time to partake...

Texas Ranger Day and History Symposium

Aug. 7

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

"Always…Patsy Cline"

Aug. 13-15, 20-22

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragic...

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

Aug. 14-15, 28-29

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

Trade Days

Aug. 20-22

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

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 26-29

The Gillespie County Fair is the oldest continuous county fair in Texas and marks its 133rd year thi...

Gillespie County Fair Parade

Aug. 27

One of the Texas Hill Country’s oldest (133 years) and biggest parades has more than 200 units, ma...

Concert in the Park

Aug. 29

Hosted by Pedernales Creative Arts Allicance, the free Sunday evening concert this month features vi...

"The Art of Fredericksburg: 175 Years"

May 8-Sept. 19

In honor of Fredericksburg's 175th anniversary, this exhibit features more than 50 original pieces o...

Lone Star Gourd Festival

Oct. 1-3

Sponsored by the Texas Gourd Society, the Lone Star Gourd Festival brings artists and crafters from ...

Die Kϋnstler von Fredericksburg Art Show and Sale

Nov. 12-14

Die Künstler von Fredericksburg (the artists of Fredericksburg), or DK for short, is an all-volunte...

Fall Planting Days at Wildseed Farms

Sept. 10-12

Wildseed Farms presents this annual seminar hosted by the owner and founder of the popular plant cen...

Monarch Celebration at Wildseed Farms

Oct. 10

At this fun and educational event for the whole family, celebrate the monarch butterfly migration wi...

First Friday Art Walk

Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the vari...

"The Presley Project"

Sept. 10

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents "The Presley Project," a 10-person high-energy show band tha...

LuckenRod Car Show

Sept. 11

Taking place in Luckenbach, this car show includes classic cars and hot rods; awards for Best of Sho...

Trade Days

Sept. 17-19

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby...

Fall Festival at Wildseed Farms

Sept. 25

At this annual festival find a wide selection of pumpkins and fall decor items, live music, pumpkin ...

Sängerfest of Texas German Choirs

Sept. 25

The 129th Sängerfest is hosted by the Hermann Sons Gemischter Chor of Frederickburg and includes ch...

Oktoberfest

Oct. 1-3

Celebrate the fun and flavor of Fredericksburg's German heritage at the 49th annual Oktoberfest, fea...

Texas Mesquite Arts Festival

Oct. 8-10

At this festival, the world's largest selection of original mesquite art, sculpture, furniture, turn...

"Same Time Next Year"

Oct. 8-24

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents Bernard Slade's Tony Award-winning romantic comedy. Set In 1...

Trade Days

Oct. 15-17

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby...

Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Oct. 16

Not quite Oktoberfest but the Bestfest, with specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music, prizes...

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 21-23

This 30th annual event celebrates Fredericksburg and Texas food and wine with musical entertainment,...

Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering

Nov. 12-13

An event for all ages, come listen to songwriters, poets, balladeers, and artists who pay tribute to...

Trade Days

Nov. 19-21

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby...

The Peddler Holiday Show

Nov. 26-28

Celebrating over 40 years, this is one of Texas' favorite touring arts and crafts shows and it arriv...

Trade Days Holiday Encore

Nov. 26-28

Shop twice in November, with over 400 vendors selling merchandise in seven barns, acres of antiques,...

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

Nov. 26-Jan. 2, 2022

Since 2008, this annual seasonal outdoor ice skating rink has been an integral part of the Christmas...

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