When the leaves begin to turn and the temperatures trend lower, plan a fall getaway to Fredericksburg.
Outdoor Fall Fun
Autumn provides the perfect season for spending time outside in the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg’s fall festivals provide an event each weekend in October.
- Fredericksburg’s most famous festival, Oktoberfest, celebrates the town’s German heritage with food, drink, a yodel contest, plenty of live music and fun for all ages.
- The world’s finest mesquite wood artisans come to Fredericksburg to showcase their handcrafted products at the Texas Mesquite Arts Festival. Items include large and small furniture, unique crafts, lamps, Christmas ornaments and more.
- Featuring craft beer and all-you-can-eat sausage, Bestfest brings together great German fare, polka music, dancing and more.
- Celebrate the best of Texas food and wine at the 30th annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest. Enjoy learning about Texas wines, learn tips and tricks from gourmet chefs and get your hands on Texas made products.
In addition to fall festivals, Fredericksburg also provides great opportunities to explore the outdoors. Hiking, biking, birding or just a casual stroll are all filled with unique wildlife, scenic views and space to roam. The area’s most popular outdoor attraction- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area- allows for reservations up to 30 days in advance. The town also has several parks, playgrounds and walking trails. Area farms and orchards offer pumpkin picking and corn mazes.
Want to explore Fredericksburg by hoof? There are five different companies that offer trail rides accommodating to all ages and skill levels.
Explore Texas Wine Country
Experience more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms that are in and surround Fredericksburg. Sip on award-winning varietals while enjoying scenic Hill Country views. Grab a glass of vino and enjoy the afternoon on a vineyard patio. Many wineries also offer live music and small bites that pair perfectly together. October is even Texas Wine Month. Celebrate by taking part in the month’s wine passport program.
- Bringing along your pet? Many wineries are pet-friendly so you don’t have to leave your best friend at home. Check out these other ideas for a fun visit when you bring your pet to town.
- Interested in learning more about Texas wine? These wineries offer facility tours explaining the wine making process and more.
Taste the flavor of the Hill Country
Cooler weather equals patio weather, so browse these restaurants that offer outdoor seating. Hill Country fare pairs perfectly with Texas wine. Fredericksburg is home to several restaurants that incorporate fresh, local ingredients.
- Visit one of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Best Winery Restaurants- Cabernet Grill. Chef Ross Burtwell serves fresh seafood, Certified Angus Beef, wild game and delectable desserts.
- Try something new at one of Fredericksburg’s newest restaurants- Hill & Vine. Hill & Vine combines a love and passion for Texas food and wine in a mid-scale environment.
- With a seasonally-changing menu, Otto’s German Bistro sources quality local meats, organic and sustainable ingredients in a farm to table atmosphere.
Extend Your Visit
Want to extend your stay? Work from Fredericksburg and be inspired. Fredericksburg has a variety of lodging options, many which include a dedicated office space, high-speed WiFi, conference space and more. Looking for something unique and out of the ordinary? Fredericksburg has that too.