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Find Fall in Fredericksburg

Patio Weather, Outdoor Adventures & Award-Winning Wine.

Presented by Fredericksburg CVB September 24, 2021

Cooler temperatures allow for great shopping along Fredericksburg’s historic Main Street. 

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.

Fall is festival season in Fredericksburg. Besides its world-famous Oktoberfest, there are many other great events to enjoy during October.

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.  

Fredericksburg scenic beauty is only heightened in the fall as Texas Hill Country’s trees begin to change color.

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.

The patio weather of autumn provides the perfect invitation to enjoy Texas Wine Country. Credit Miguel Lecuona

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.

Head to VisitFredericksburgTX.com for the most up-to-date travel information, as well as planning resources for restaurants, lodging, wineries, activities and more.