Best Of Fredericksburg Texas
Texan Small Town Treasures
Whether you are a returning visitor or visiting the region for the first time, the Texas Hill Country is bursting with small-town treasures that are uniquely Texan and well worth exploring.
Discover the countless charms of this Hill Country gem
Eat and drink your way through Fredericksburg! Experience the breath-taking wineries and award-winning dining experiences. This Hill Country gem also has an impressive range of accommodation options and ranked one of the best Texas destination. If you need an excuse to get out of town, check out this list of Fredericksburg must-do-things and point your GPS towards Hill Country.
Fredericksburg Texas | Get the Most Out of Your Visit
The Texas Hill Country town of Fredericksburg was founded in 1846. 170 years on, the charming German town of Fredericksburg continues to attract tens of thousands of local and international visitors each year. The popular USA travel destination has been featured in several travel magazines, The New York Times and various lifestyle TV programs. It has become an ideal wedding destination, short-stay romantic break and wine tasting experience. The town of Fredericksburg is perfectly positioned for amazing day trips of every kind.
Where is Fredericksburg Texas?
The historic main street offers something for everyone from quirky cafes to art and craft galleries, museums, wine tasting rooms, handcrafted jewellery, fashion boutiques, gourmet foods even an all-year round Christmas store.
Where to Stay
Booking.com offers a great selection of accommodation options, however, I recommend you check out the award winning ‘Full Moon Inn B&B‘. A charming B&B on the outskirts of Fredericksburg, Texas, surrounded by 12 picturesque acres. Recognised amongst the best accommodation in the United States, Full Moon Inn is only a short drive away from Wine Road 290 and Luckenbach Texas Dance Hall. For family accommodation, Peach Tree Inn and Suites ticks all the boxes.
Luckenbach Texas | Dance Hall
Luckenbach Dance Hall is a well-known country dance halls in the US. The legendary dance hall opened in 1887 and continues to hold dances and concerts most weekends featuring leading and up and coming Texan artists. Click here, for the current and upcoming Luckenbach events. ‘Everybody’s Somebody in Luckenbach‘
Magnolia Pearl | Boho Chic Clothing
During your stay at Fredericksburg’s Texas Hill Wine Country, make a detour to Magnolia Pearl for the latest fashion creations and meet the creative team behind the successful global brand. The architecture of the Magnolia Pearl flagship store can be admired from the highway but it’s magnificent interior is a sight worth seeing.
Magnolia Pearl is the creation of Robin Brown, a clothing line composed of vintage fabrics and laces. This unique layered look is one of beauty and comfort, unparalleled to any other line of fashion. Every handcrafted piece is designed with love, passion, and warmth woven into every thread.
Wine Road 290 | Texas Hill Country
5 Must Visit Wineries | Fredericksburg Texas
There are 40+ wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms located in Fredericksburg’s Texas Wine Country ranging from iconic brands to lesser known, boutique producers. Dozens more wineries are only an one or two drive away. The best Fredericksburg wineries is a personal choice with each vineyard and cellar door offering a unique experience. Majority of Texas Hill wineries have their own Wine Club offers which can include free freight.
5 Must Visit Wineries | Wine Rooms at Fredericksburg
We Drive | You Drink | Shuttle Service
Do you want to enjoy a few wines without having the worry of breaking the law! A 290 Bus Shuttle operates every Saturday from 10am – 6pm between Fredericksburg and the wineries located along highway 290 East. Air-conditioned buses and minivans leave every 10 minutes from opposite the Fredericksburg Visitors Centre. Pick Up Location All Day Pass – US$29.95. Private shuttles and Fredericksburg winery tours operate 7 days a week along the Western Route Winery Map and Eastern Route Winery Map.
Whatever the special occasion, be it a weekend away with the boys or girls, a bachelorette or bachelor party, wedding, prom or anniversary, a Hill Country Limo Wine Tour will get you from winery to winery in style.
Fredericksburg is a city with great festivals, parades, fireworks and public holiday events. Throughout the year, visitors are welcomed from all over the US and the world, but there are extra special events in Fredericksburg you might want to check out. Planning a visit around an event is an excellent way to build a great itinerary.
5 Must Visit Events | Fredericksburg Texas
1. The Western Music Festival | 12-13 April 2019
The Western Music Festival event will be held at the famous Texas Fredericksburg Luckenbach venue. The inaugural event will see performances across two stages with Margo Price, Old 97’s, Jamestown Revival, Colter Wall, The Wild Feathers, Jesse Dayton, Jai Malano, and The Americans. An exclusive “Campfire Jam” will take place the evening before the main festival event. It will feature an acoustic song-swap performance with Bingham and Margo Price following a very special seated dinner prepared by legendary BBQ pitmaster Billy Durney of Brooklyn, NY’s famed Hometown Bar-B-Que. For more information, check out the website General Admission tickets US$99
2. Becker Vineyards Winery Lavender Fest | 4-5 May 2019
The annual Becker Vineyards event is a celebration of lavender! Lavender cooking demonstrations, lavender presentations, artisan vendors, lavender luncheons, live music, and wine tasting. Entry to the lavender fields Texas festival is complimentary, and parking is just $5.
3. The Hill Country Film Festival | 25-28 May 2019
The Hill Country Film Festival is a 4-day independent film festival held at Fritztown Cinema in the heart of the picturesque Hill Country Fredericksburg, Texas. The local movie theatre is fitted with high quality digital projection and sound making it the ideal location for the film festival.
4. 4th of July Fireworks Display | 04 July 2019
The City of Fredericksburg sponsors the annual fireworks display from the Golf Course area at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. The free public event is spectacular. Visitors are invited to bring their own chairs, food and beverages. The 15-20-minute fireworks displays begins at approximately 9:15pm.
5. Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest | 26 October 2019
Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest is held in October each year. This event is where you get to try the finest food, wine and beer in Texas. A place to kick back enjoy great live music and specialty foods and products produced in the region. Tickets to guest chef demonstrations and special dinner event are sold separately. The main event is US$25pp, minors (under 21) US$5 each.
Peaches Of Fredericksburg | Orchard Fresh
For the best ‘Pick Your Own’ peach picking and peach tasting experience, heads to Jensche Orchards located on Frederickburg Wine Road 290.
Fredericksburg’s peach season commences from mid May through to the first week of August.
Prepare and Plan
Deciding whether to take children to a festival or large event can be a daunting decision. Preparation is the key and being well-prepared will ensure the entire family has a great time. If you have never been to a family-friendly festival event, here’s how to have a great experience by packing the right gear.