Seasonal getaways in the hills countryside in Fredericksburg

Grape Creek Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country | Photo: Blake Mistich, courtesy of Fredericksburg CVB

Hit the road and enjoy the perfect Texas Hill Country destination – as summer turns to fall and the holiday season follows – on a weekend or midweek getaway to Fredericksburgwest of Austin and San Antonio.

With school already about to resume, there are still three distinct seasons of fun, excitement and things to see and do in Fredericksburg, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, over the past five months of 2022.

Located four hours west of downtown Houston, Fredericksburg welcomes visitors with a relaxing getaway filled with unique and different happenings, happenings and entertainment throughout the year.

Seasonal events and entertainment through 2022

From late summer through vacation, Fredericksburg is the perfect jumping-off point for one or more Texas Hill Country getaways, from late summer harvest and grape stalking, to major fall festivals in outdoors and at the start of the holidays. season in its historic and charming town centre.

Grape Stomp at Perdenales Wineries near Fredericksburg, Texas | Photo courtesy of Fredericksburg CVB

Texas Wine Country throughout August

In August, Texas Wine Country comes alive with the activities and bustle of the harvest season and the month ends with the longest continuous county fair in Texas – the Gillespie County Fairnow in its 134th year.

The four-day Gillespie County Fair in Fredericksburg is held annually at the end of August. | Photo courtesy of Fredericksburg CVB

September Labor Day long weekend

September is marked by the Labor Day long weekend, the unofficial end of the summer season with live music, shopping and lots of family activities. But the whole month is a great time to visit and explore the city’s parks, shops, museums, wineries (including festivals continue within the month), and more.

Larry Jackson Fine Art & Antiques in Downtown Fredericksburg, Texas | Photo courtesy of Fredericksburg CVB

Food and drink events in October

October is the high point of Fredericksburg’s fall festivals, headlined by the famous Oktoberfest and the Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival.

  • Oktoberfest 2022 in Fredericksburg – Technical kickoff on Friday, September 30, 2022, the beloved of Fredericksburg Oktoberfest lasts all weekend until Sunday, October 2, 2022. Celebrating the region’s well-established German heritage, the three-day family-friendly event takes place on the city center’s Marktplatz, with five stages of continuous oompah music, arts, crafts, shopping, a kids’ area, 50 varieties of beer, Texas Wine Country selections, great food and fun, and more. Advance planning is an absolute must. Learn more Where get free planning information.
  • 31st Annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival – Texas’ OG food and wine event returns Saturday, October 28, 2022, showcasing Texas’ award-winning wines and the Hill Country’s impressive culinary scene. The Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest also features made-in-Texas specialty partners, Texas gourmet chefs performing live demonstrations, live entertainment, a silent auction, and more. Get around fast and enjoy ticketed weekend dinner and brunch specials. Advance booking and planning is recommended. Learn more Where get free planning information.
Oktoberfest at Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas | Photo courtesy of Fredericksburg CVB

Festive season in November and December

Once October is over, the arrival of November marks the start of Fredericksburg’s holiday season, which is especially known for its world-class holiday shopping, nighttime lighting countdown, and excellent festive entertainment.

Christmas Shopping on Main Street in Downtown Fredericksburg, Texas | Photo courtesy of Fredericksburg CVB

Advantages, advantages and advantages of Mid-week visits

While a weekend getaway to Fredericksburg has unbroken appeal, repeat visitors often swear by the midweek sightseeing magic. Adding an element of fun and relaxation, midweek tours offer unique perks that are often harder to find on busy Fridays through Sundays in the popular Hill Country destination.

  • Get the best prices on the best place to stay – Fredericksburg offers a wide variety of lodging options, including local boutique accommodations, national chain hotels, small inns, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, traditional bed and breakfasts, and more. All offer savings during the quieter weekdays, even during most peak weeks of the season. Explore accommodations in Fredericksburg Where access free planning information.
  • Treat yourself to personalized experiences at local wineries – Located at the epicenter of Texas Wine Country, Fredericksburg is the best place to explore more than 50 wineries in the local county, as well as over 50 others across the Texas Hill Country. Award-winning wine producers have won accolades from around the world. And midweek visitors find that they are able to engage with winemakers on a deeper level, have longer discussions about varietals, and essentially have a more personalized and individual experience than he can be hard to find on a busier weekend visit. Learn about wineries in the Fredericksburg area Where access free planning information.
  • Enjoy the relaxed pace while shopping – With good reason, shopping is one of the main reasons many visitors make the trip to Fredericksburg. Downtown is renowned for its stunning collection of home decor and women’s fashion ranging from vintage to high-end contemporary (it’s never too early to shop for Rodeo 2023 season, y’all). Plus, shoppers will discover handmade jewelry, antiques, artwork, gifts, and more. While shopping opportunities are strong every day of the year, midweek shoppers can take advantage of quieter stores to benefit from increased hands-on assistance, personal relationships with merchants, and higher chances of get local information.

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Start planning now

Start planning your summer, fall or vacation getaway to the Texas Hill Country at Visit FredericksburgTX.com Where request free information for visitors. When you get to town, do it visitor center your first stop for additional tips, advice, and expert advice on getting the most out of your visit.

Wine Tasting at Perdenales Cellars near Fredericksburg, Texas | Photo courtesy of Fredericksburg CVB

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