Events in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is a thriving tourist town with a rich German heritage and plenty of things to see and do. That includes all the fun events held in town, such as an independent film festival, a crawfish festival, and the Gillespie County Fair. Of course, we can't forget the German events either, such as a Volkswagen celebration and the always popular Oktoberfest. These are just a few examples of the numerous events in Fredericksburg; read on to see much of what this charming town has to offer.


Black-Eyed Pea and Cornbread Cook-Off
Fredericksburg starts each New Year off with a bang with the Black-Eyed Pea and Cornbread Cook-Off, held at the Torre di Pietra winery. This annual event, which takes place at the beginning of January, includes live music, a cook-off, and plenty of award-winning wine.
10915 East US Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624


Texas VW Classic
The Texas VW Classic is a celebration of all things Volkswagen, and where better to have it than in the German town of Fredericksburg? This mid-April festival includes a barbecue dinner, a Volkswagen car show, and a bluebonnet cruise.
432 Lady Bird Drive
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Hill Country Film Festival
The Hill Country Film Festival is an annual celebration of independent film right in the heart of Fredericksburg. Short and feature-length movies are submitted by filmmakers from around the world and are screened at venues throughout town. The festival begins at the end of April and runs into the beginning of May.
Various Locations
Fredericksburg, TX 78624


Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival
Savor the sweet smell of lavender and enjoy a glass of award-winning wine at the Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival. This beginning of May event includes live music, delicious food, wine tasting and tours, and plenty of lavender products to buy.
464 Becker Farms Road
Stonewall, TX 78624

Texas Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally
A bike show, games, delicious food, and live music are just a part of the Texas Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally, held annually at the beginning of May.
412 Luckenbach Town Loop
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival
Celebrate Cajun and country culture at the Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival, a Memorial Day Weekend event located in the town's marktplatz. Delicious food, especially crawfish; numerous musical performances; and tons of fun games comprise the annual festival.
100 Block of West Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624


Night in Old Fredericksburg
Enjoy local food, beer, wine, and a healthy serving of German heritage at the Night in Old Fredericksburg, which typically occurs in the third weekend of July. Live music performances range from German polka to Texan country, there's a barbecue and chili cook-off, and plenty of German fun and games.
100 Block of Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624


Gillespie County Fair
Immerse yourself in Fredericksburg's version of a long-standing Texas tradition: the rodeo. The Gillespie County Fair, the oldest continuously running county fair in Texas, is full of family-friendly fun, including pari-mutuel horse racing, a carnival, pig races, livestock exhibits, and much more. All these festivities occur at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds about 16 miles south of downtown Fredericksburg in late August.
530 Fair Drive
Fredericksburg, TX 78624


Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg is a popular annual event that celebrates the town's rich German heritage. German music, food, beer, games, and arts and crafts are just a small part of the fun! This festival typically takes place at the beginning of October.
100 Block of West Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Texas Mesquite Arts Festival
The Texas Mesquite Arts Festival is an annual event focused on art created from mesquite wood. At the event, craftsmen display their works, which may include furniture, pen and pencil sets, Christmas tree ornaments, and wood sculptures.
100 Block of Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival
The Texas Hill Country is just as known for its wealth of wineries as it is for its delicious food. Experience the mouth-watering combination of both at the Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival, an annual one-day event that showcases Texas-made food, wine, and beer. Tickets for the Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival are available on the event's website.
100 Block of Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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