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

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...

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 2

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewin...

Lone Star Gourd Festival

Oct. 2-4

A three-day event featuring a gourd art competition, gourd art sales, gourd supplies, technique clas...

Oktober Market

Oct. 10

Messina Hof Hill Country hosts this German-style celebration and Oktober Market. Shop local vendors ...

Monarch Celebration at Wildseed Farms

Oct. 10

At this fun and educational event for the whole family, celebrate the annual monarch butterfly migra...

Texas Mesquite Arts Festival

Oct. 9-11

This festival has become one of the top events in Fredericksburg and has come a long way since the f...

Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Oct. 17

Not quite Oktoberfest but the best fest with specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music, polka ...

Trade Days

Oct. 16-18

Shop the more than 400 vendors in seven barns, find acres of antiques, imbibe cool beverages at the ...

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 22-24

The 30th annual Food and Wine Fest is a grand celebration of Texas food and wine with musical entert...

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Oct. 24

This show features a wide variety of some of the finest Native American items and artifacts from Tex...

"Deathtrap"

Oct. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this classic thriller that provides twists and turns of devi...

Herbstfest German Chorale Fall Concert

Nov. 1

Spend the evening listening to German folk music with a sing-along, presented by the historic Herman...

First Friday Art Walk

Nov. 6

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewin...

Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering

Nov. 13-14

This two-day festival of song, story, poetry, and art features internationally acclaimed, regional, ...

Texas All-Star Big Band Bash

Nov. 12-15

At the 23rd annual Texas All-Star Big Band Bash, enjoy two nights of rocking concerts with proceeds ...

Die Kunstler Fine Art Show and Sale (CANCELED)

Nov. 13-15

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

Trade Days

Nov. 20-22

Shop the more than 400 vendors in seven barns, find acres of antiques, imbibe cool beverages at the ...

The Peddler Holiday Show

Nov. 27-29

Celebrating over 40 years as Texas' favorite arts and crafts show, the Peddler Show comes to Frederi...

Trade Days Holiday Encore

Nov. 27-29

Shop at Trade Days twice in November with this encore market featuring more than 400 vendors selling...

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

Nov. 27-Jan. 3

The annual seasonal outdoor ice skating rink opens this year to benefit The Heritage School, the Cys...

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