Fredericksburg Events

Find an array of exciting area events available for all seasons in and around Fredericksburg, Texas. View our calendar and plan your next stay at the Inn on Barons Creek around your favorite upcoming activities.

  • Texas Wine Month Trail

    Texas Hill Country Wineries “Texas Wine Month Trail” Oct 01 2016 to Oct 31 2016 A self-guided wine trail, exploring what the 51 participating Texas Hill Country wineries have to offer to celebrate…
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  • Texas Mesquite Art Festival Fredericksburg

    The Mesquite Arts Festival has become one of the top events in Fredericksburg. The festival, like mesquite wood itself, has come a long way since the first event in 1992. Visitors will be treated to…
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  • The Peddler Show 2016

    Coming to the Texas Hill Country for the 38th year in a row for a Thanksgiving weekend shopping experience!  Talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen come from all over the country and you…
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  • Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest 2016

    26th annual grand celebration of Texas food and wine.  Texas wineries and Texas-made specialty partners.  Texas gourmet chefs demonstrating culinary talents at the Grape Expectations Cooking School and…
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  • Fredericksburg Trade Days (Oct)

    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and…
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  • Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market (Thursdays)

    Outdoor market featuring local fruits, vegetables, meats, Gulf seafood, cheese, bread, pizza and a variety of local wine and prepared foods.  Live music and picnic tables to enjoy your delicious purchases.…
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  • Oktoberfest 2016

    Oompah at its best!  When summer ends and fall begins, the cool air of October arrives and so does Oktoberfest.  For three full days, the world is invited to sing, toast and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s…
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  • Fall Wine & Food Festival at Texas Vineyards & Beyond

    Enjoy award-winning Texas wines from local wineries and beyond.  Meet the owners/winemakers, enjoy culinary delights from local establishments and listen to live music by Florin Sanchez.  Ticket includes…
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  • 7th Annual Fredericksburg PBR

    Want real rodeo excitement? Watch 35 of the best Professional Bull Riders go up against 35 tons of the meanest, high kicking, dust slinging bulls in the business. This Annual Fredericksburg PBR official…
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  • First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg (Sept)

    Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 pm so that visitors can have time to visit the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy refreshments.  Look for the art galleries…
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  • 128th Gillespie County Fair Parade

    Official opening of the 128th Gillespie County Fair with a parade down Main Street.  Over 150 entries including floats, marching bands, riding clubs, community groups and more!  Free viewing up and down…
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  • 128th Gillespie County Fair

    Who doesn’t love a county fair? Especially the Gillespie County Fair – the oldest, continuously running County Fair in the State of Texas! Join us for a weekend of Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County…
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  • Fredericksburg Trade Days (Aug)

    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and…
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  • Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (Aug)

    Come out during the Summer Season for four big weekends of exciting live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special…
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  • First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg (Aug)

    Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 pm so that visitors can have time to visit the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy refreshments.  Look for the art galleries…
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  • Sommerzeit Festival at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds

    Sommerzeit Festival will celebrate summertime at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds.  Featuring a Mexican Market, a German Biergarten and the hottest up-and-coming Texas Country Music stars including the…
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  • Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch (July)

    A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month showing “Rare Breed” starring…
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  • Fredericksburg Trade Days (July)

    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and…
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  • July 4th Fireworks 2016

    Annual fireworks display sponsored by the City of Fredericksburg.  At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks! 20 minute fireworks display begins at approx. 9:30 pm.  Free.…
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  • July 4th Chili Cookoff at Becker Vineyards

    World class teams will compete in this CASI-sanctioned event in an effort to win qualifying points toward the Terlingua International Chili Championship.  The sampling public will vote for their favorite…
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  • Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (July)

    Come out during the Summer Season for four big weekends of exciting live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special…
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  • Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch (June)

    A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month celebrating the 50th Anniversary…
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  • Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 “Vino & Pasta”

    Pasta and good wine – you can’t get much better than that!  Find that perfect pairing of wine (vino) and pasta while enjoying the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Each of the 15 participating Fredericksburg…
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  • Father’s Day Wine and Food Pairing at Rancho Ponte Vineyard

    Just in time for Father’s Day, a Wine and Food Pairing Class with Chef/Owner Rachel Ponte at Rancho Ponte Vineyard.  Please join us for a fun and delicious afternoon as we explore delicious recipes that…
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  • 55th Annual Peach JAMboree & Rodeo

    55th celebration of the annual peach crop including peach judging, crowning of the Peach Queen, parade, food, music and rodeo. Gates open each evening at 6 pm. Mutton busting at 6:45 pm. Rodeo at 8 pm…
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  • Fredericksburg Trade Days

    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and…
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  • Waylon’s Birthday Bash in Luckenbach Texas

    With Thomas Michael Riley.  Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Center.

    1 pm.  $10 suggested donation.

    Address: 412 Luckenbach Town Loop
    Phone: (830) 997-3224

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  • Summer Barrel Tastings at Rancho Ponte Vineyard (Northern Italy)

    Jun 11 2016 to Jun 11 2016 Barrel and wine tasting with Tres Brown along with a cheese tasting and a wine tasting journal.  Stay cool while you’re having fun exploring some wines and cheeses from…
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  • Chisholm Trail Winery 15th Birthday Celebration

    Located 9 miles West of Fredericksburg off 290 West Free admission! Scottish Bagpipes beginning at noon. Gunfighters re-enact saloon shoot-outs. Saloon girls at the tasting bar. Gustavo Rodriguez Band…
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  • First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg

    We invite you to spend a CULTURAL WEEKEND in the Texas Hill Country! First Friday Artwalk offers an up-close view of the Fredericksburg, Texas ART SCENE - Bringing ART and ART LOVERS together. First…
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  • Wine and Food Pairing Classes with Chef Rachel Ponte June 20, Father's Day Class 1-3 pm

    Rancho Ponte Vineyard 315 RR 1376  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 830-990-8555 Visit Website:  www.ranchoponte.com Email:  info@ranchoponte.com Wine and Food Pairing Classes with Chef Rachel…
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  • Luckenbach Texas Presents the 11th Annual Wilkins Family Live Free and Fly

    Luckenbach Texas 412 Luckenbach Town Loop  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 830-997-3224  |  888-311-8990 Visit Website:  www.luckenbachtexas.com Luckenbach Texas Presents the 11th Annual Wilkins…
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  • Texas Wine Trail

    Welcome! You may be discovering what five million annual visitors already know: The Texas Hill Country Wineries are spectacular and fun! With 46 unique and visually stunning wineries scattered throughout…
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  • Texas Wine Trail

    03/28/2016
    Welcome! You may be discovering what five million annual visitors already know: The Texas Hill Country…
  • Summer Barrel Tastings at Rancho Ponte Vineyard (Northern Italy)

    06/10/2016
    Jun 11 2016 to Jun 11 2016 Barrel and wine tasting with Tres Brown along with a cheese tasting…
  • Chisholm Trail Winery 15th Birthday Celebration

    06/10/2016
    Located 9 miles West of Fredericksburg off 290 West Free admission! Scottish Bagpipes beginning at…
  • Waylon’s Birthday Bash in Luckenbach Texas

    06/11/2016
    With Thomas Michael Riley.  Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Center. 1 pm.  $10 suggested donation.…
  • 55th Annual Peach JAMboree & Rodeo

    06/16/2016
    55th celebration of the annual peach crop including peach judging, crowning of the Peach Queen, parade,…
  • Fredericksburg Trade Days

    06/16/2016
    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby…
  • Father’s Day Wine and Food Pairing at Rancho Ponte Vineyard

    06/17/2016
    Just in time for Father’s Day, a Wine and Food Pairing Class with Chef/Owner Rachel Ponte at Rancho…
  • Wine and Food Pairing Classes with Chef Rachel Ponte June 20, Father's Day Class 1-3 pm

    06/19/2016
    Rancho Ponte Vineyard 315 RR 1376  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 830-990-8555 Visit Website:  www.ranchoponte.com…
  • Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 “Vino & Pasta”

    06/23/2016
    Pasta and good wine – you can’t get much better than that!  Find that perfect pairing of wine (vino)…
  • Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch (June)

    06/24/2016
    A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just…
  • First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg

    06/30/2016
    We invite you to spend a CULTURAL WEEKEND in the Texas Hill Country! First Friday Artwalk offers an…
  • Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (July)

    07/01/2016
    Come out during the Summer Season for four big weekends of exciting live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’…
  • July 4th Fireworks 2016

    07/03/2016
    Annual fireworks display sponsored by the City of Fredericksburg.  At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. …
  • July 4th Chili Cookoff at Becker Vineyards

    07/03/2016
    World class teams will compete in this CASI-sanctioned event in an effort to win qualifying points toward…
  • Luckenbach Texas Presents the 11th Annual Wilkins Family Live Free and Fly

    07/03/2016
    Luckenbach Texas 412 Luckenbach Town Loop  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 830-997-3224  |  888-311-8990…
  • Fredericksburg Trade Days (July)

    07/14/2016
    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby…
  • Sommerzeit Festival at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds

    07/15/2016
    Sommerzeit Festival will celebrate summertime at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds.  Featuring a Mexican…
  • Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch (July)

    07/15/2016
    A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just…
  • Wine and Food Pairing Classes with Chef Rachel Ponte June 20, Father's Day Class 1-3 pm

    07/17/2016
    Rancho Ponte Vineyard 315 RR 1376  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 830-990-8555 Visit Website:  www.ranchoponte.com…
  • First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg (Aug)

    08/04/2016
    Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 pm so that visitors can have time to visit the…
  • Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (Aug)

    08/12/2016
    Come out during the Summer Season for four big weekends of exciting live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’…
  • Fredericksburg Trade Days (Aug)

    08/18/2016
    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby…
  • 128th Gillespie County Fair

    08/24/2016
    Who doesn’t love a county fair? Especially the Gillespie County Fair – the oldest, continuously running County…
  • 128th Gillespie County Fair Parade

    08/25/2016
    Official opening of the 128th Gillespie County Fair with a parade down Main Street.  Over 150 entries…
  • First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg (Sept)

    09/01/2016
    Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 pm so that visitors can have time to visit the…
  • 7th Annual Fredericksburg PBR

    09/09/2016
    Want real rodeo excitement? Watch 35 of the best Professional Bull Riders go up against 35 tons of the…
  • Fall Wine & Food Festival at Texas Vineyards & Beyond

    09/23/2016
    Enjoy award-winning Texas wines from local wineries and beyond.  Meet the owners/winemakers, enjoy culinary…
  • Oktoberfest 2016

    09/29/2016
    Oompah at its best!  When summer ends and fall begins, the cool air of October arrives and so does Oktoberfest.…
  • Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market (Thursdays)

    10/05/2016
    Outdoor market featuring local fruits, vegetables, meats, Gulf seafood, cheese, bread, pizza and a variety…
  • Texas Mesquite Art Festival Fredericksburg

    10/06/2016
    The Mesquite Arts Festival has become one of the top events in Fredericksburg. The festival, like mesquite…
  • Fredericksburg Trade Days (Oct)

    10/13/2016
    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby…
  • Texas Wine Month Trail

    10/14/2016
    Texas Hill Country Wineries “Texas Wine Month Trail” Oct 01 2016 to Oct 31 2016 A self-guided wine…
  • Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest 2016

    10/21/2016
    26th annual grand celebration of Texas food and wine.  Texas wineries and Texas-made specialty partners.…
  • The Peddler Show 2016

    11/24/2016
    Coming to the Texas Hill Country for the 38th year in a row for a Thanksgiving weekend shopping experience!…
  • Texas Wine Trail

    03/28/2016

    Welcome! You may be discovering what five million annual visitors already know: The Texas Hill Country Wineries are spectacular and fun! With 46 unique and visually stunning wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country, from Austin to Fredericksburg and Lampasas to New Braunfels, there’s someplace new to explore around every bend. Each place has its own personality, terroir and style of winemaking, yet all share a commitment to quality and a fervent passion for what they do. We invite newcomers and old friends alike to an award-winning wine experience only Texas can offer.

  • Summer Barrel Tastings at Rancho Ponte Vineyard (Northern Italy)

    06/10/2016
    Jun 11 2016 to Jun 11 2016

    Barrel and wine tasting with Tres Brown along with a cheese tasting and a wine tasting journal.  Stay cool while you’re having fun exploring some wines and cheeses from the “Old World Wine Regions” – this month featuring the famous wine regions of Northern Italy.

    1 to 2 pm.  $60 per person.

    Address: 315 Ranch Road 1376
    Phone: (830) 990-8555

    Website: www.ranchoponte.com

  • Chisholm Trail Winery 15th Birthday Celebration

    06/10/2016

    Located 9 miles West of Fredericksburg off 290 West

    Free admission!
    Scottish Bagpipes beginning at noon.
    Gunfighters re-enact saloon shoot-outs.
    Saloon girls at the tasting bar.
    Gustavo Rodriguez Band live from 1 - 4pm, Tex-Mex & Hill Country style.
    Frito Pie for purchase from noon until supplies run out.
    Birthday cake at 3pm.

    Website: http://chisholmtrailwinery.com/index.cfm?method=blog.bloglist

  • Waylon’s Birthday Bash in Luckenbach Texas

    06/11/2016

    With Thomas Michael Riley.  Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Center.

    1 pm.  $10 suggested donation.

    Address: 412 Luckenbach Town Loop
    Phone: (830) 997-3224

    Website: http://www.luckenbachtexas.com/

  • 55th Annual Peach JAMboree & Rodeo

    06/16/2016

    55th celebration of the annual peach crop including peach judging, crowning of the Peach Queen, parade, food, music and rodeo. Gates open each evening at 6 pm. Mutton busting at 6:45 pm. Rodeo at 8 pm Friday followed by a concert with Zane Williams.  Adults $15 and kids 12 and under are free. Parade at 10 am on Saturday; rodeo at 8 pm Saturday followed by a concert with Tracy Lawrence. Adults $20 and kids ages 2 – 12 $5; under 2 free. Weekend pass $30. Daytime activities on Saturday are free. Tickets available at the event ticket window. Concessions also available. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of events as it becomes available.

    Address: 250 Peach Street
    Phone: (830) 644-2735

    Website: http://www.stonewalltexas.com/

  • Fredericksburg Trade Days

    06/16/2016

    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more!  Relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music.

    Fri and Sat 9 AM to 6 PM; Sun 9 AM to 4 PM.  $5 parking fee good all three days.

    Address: 7 miles east on Hwy 290
    Phone: (210) 846-4094

    Website: http://www.fbgtradedays.com/

  • Father’s Day Wine and Food Pairing at Rancho Ponte Vineyard

    06/17/2016

    Just in time for Father’s Day, a Wine and Food Pairing Class with Chef/Owner Rachel Ponte at Rancho Ponte Vineyard.  Please join us for a fun and delicious afternoon as we explore delicious recipes that pair with our new 2015 and 2016 Rancho Ponte Vineyard wine releases!  Tickets include a cooking demonstration by Chef Rachel Ponte and three seasonal food and wine pairings with copies of all the recipes.  Please visit the website for more details and to purchase tickets. Menus are subject to change, without advance notice, depending on seasonality.  Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated.

    Website: http://www.ranchoponte.com/

  • Wine and Food Pairing Classes with Chef Rachel Ponte June 20, Father's Day Class 1-3 pm

    06/19/2016
    Rancho Ponte Vineyard
    315 RR 1376  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
    830-990-8555
    Wine and Food Pairing Classes with Chef Rachel Ponte June 20, Father's Day Class 1-3 pm
    Chef's Bio:
    Rachel Ponte has many years of experience in food, wine and recipe development. A trained chef with a degree from the CCA, Rachel honed her skills as an independent culinary instructor and as a recipe developer for Williams Sonoma. After opening Rancho Ponte Vineyard in 2009 with her husband Roberto Ponte, Rachel is now ready to welcome guests into our barrel room to further explore the marriage of food and wine. 

    Menu
    Tomato and Watermelon Salad with a Feta and Jalapeno Vinaigrette; Grilled Marinated flank steak on a bed of Roasted Summer Veggies with Toasted Quinio; Fredericksburg Peach Galette with Port infused Heavy Cream

    Website: http://www.ranchoponte.com/

  • Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 “Vino & Pasta”

    06/23/2016

    Pasta and good wine – you can’t get much better than that!  Find that perfect pairing of wine (vino) and pasta while enjoying the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Each of the 15 participating Fredericksburg Wine Road 290 wineries will pair with a top local restaurant or caterer to help make this a fun and delicious event. Food quantities are limited.

    During regular winery hours.  Event is free.  Normal tasting fees do apply.

    Address: Participating Wine Road 290 Wineries
    Phone: (830) 997-6523

    Website: http://www.wineroad290.com/

  • Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch (June)

    06/24/2016

    A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “Batman: The Movie” starring Adam West and Burt Ward.  The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks.  A movie trivia contest will precede the film.  Prizes will be given out to trivia contest winners and the best dressed superheroes.  Parking will be on the airstrip taxiway adjacent to the movie site.

    Gates open at 7 pm.  Movie starts at dusk.  Free.

    Please note that this event originally scheduled for June 4 has been postponed to June 25 due to weather.

    Address: 16 miles east on Hwy 290 in Stonewall
    Phone: (830) 868-7128

    Website: https://www.nps.gov/lyjo/index.htm

  • First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg

    06/30/2016

    We invite you to spend a CULTURAL WEEKEND in the Texas Hill Country! First Friday Artwalk offers an up-close view of the Fredericksburg, Texas ART SCENE - Bringing ART and ART LOVERS together.
    First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg is THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY'S PREMIER EVENT for art lovers.

  • Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (July)

    07/01/2016

    Come out during the Summer Season for four big weekends of exciting live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.  At the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

    Gates open at 11 am.  Post time is 1 pm.  Gates close after the last race – usually around 6 pm.  $7 adults; $3 children 6 to 12; under 6 free.  Reserved seats are $10 and box seats are $15.

    Address: 530 Fair Drive
    Phone: (830) 997-2359

    Website: http://www.gillespiefair.net/

  • July 4th Fireworks 2016

    07/03/2016

    Annual fireworks display sponsored by the City of Fredericksburg.  At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks!

    20 minute fireworks display begins at approx. 9:30 pm.  Free.

    Address: Highway 16 South
    Phone: (830) 997-7521

    Website: http://www.fbgtx.org/

  • July 4th Chili Cookoff at Becker Vineyards

    07/03/2016

    World class teams will compete in this CASI-sanctioned event in an effort to win qualifying points toward the Terlingua International Chili Championship.  The sampling public will vote for their favorite chili of the day.  Enjoy entertaining chili cook showmanship, wine tasting and live music!  Public chili sampling begins at 11 am – $5 for 10 samples of chili.  Proceeds will benefit a local charity.

    10 am to 4 pm.

    Address: 464 Becker Farms Rd, 11 miles east on Hwy 290
    Phone: (830) 644-2681

    Website: http://www.beckervineyards.com/

  • Luckenbach Texas Presents the 11th Annual Wilkins Family Live Free and Fly

    07/03/2016
    Luckenbach Texas
    412 Luckenbach Town Loop  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
    830-997-3224 | 888-311-8990
    Luckenbach Texas Presents the 11th Annual Wilkins Family Live Free and Fly
    July 4, 2016 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    11th Annual Wilkins Family Live Free and Fly
    Tina Mitchell Wilkins, Walt Wilkins and The Mystiqueros
    No Cover Charge
    at Luckenbach Texas

    Raffle, Silent Auction, Food Trucks, Lawn Mower Parade!!
    Benefitting The Austin Harmony Project 501 (c) 3 and The Fisher House 501 (c) 3
    "I am fortunate that I play my songs across a wide region that is filled with folks who find comfort, enjoyment & meaning in coming out to listen to folks like myself. I am fortunate that enough folks come out, generally, that I can come back to those places and play my songs again. I am lucky, I think, that I knew my calling at an early age, and at one point in my life, I took the necessary steps to follow that calling out into the world. I am still learning how to listen to, and stay true to the voice, and true to the work I am given. I try not to take myself too seriously, but I do try to take seriously this work; this calling. I play some nights just me and my guitar, and some nights with my talented and funny wife, Tina. And some nights with the The Mystiqueros, a living art collective, a hill country jukebox, one of the bands on the bill in honky-tonk heaven. I drive, I play, I sleep and dream. I have had a fair share of songs recorded by other folks, which was my dream all along, and I have played shows with heroes & real poets & the deepest of cats. But I live for the gig tonight, and tomorrow. I am fortunate... and I hope to see you down this road." - Walt Wilkins

    Directions to Luckenbach Texas From Fredericksburg, TX
    Take Hwy 290 (Main St.) approximately 6 miles East towards Austin. Take a right on RR1376 (KOA Kampgrounds and Shell Gas Station). Go 4.6 miles and take a right on Luckenbach Town Loop just before the South Grape Creek Bridge.

    HELPFUL NOTES: Off of RR 1376 do not turn right on the “Luckenbach-Cain City” Road – keep going. You will pass the large Feed Mill (Behrends Feed/”Uptown” Luckenbach) on your left. The next two rights after you pass Grapetown Road will be Luckenbach Town Loop. If you cross the South Grape Creek bridge you’ve just passed Luckenbach.
  • Fredericksburg Trade Days (July)

    07/14/2016

    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more!  Relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music.

    Fri and Sat 9 AM to 6 PM; Sun 9 AM to 4 PM.  $5 parking fee good all three days.

    Address: 7 miles east on Hwy 290
    Phone: (210) 846-4094

    Website: http://www.fbgtradedays.com/

  • Sommerzeit Festival at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds

    07/15/2016

    Sommerzeit Festival will celebrate summertime at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds.  Featuring a Mexican Market, a German Biergarten and the hottest up-and-coming Texas Country Music stars including the Dirty River Boys, Sommerzeit will embody the heritage of the Texas Hill Country.  Please visit the website for a complete schedule of events and performers as it becomes available.

    Noon to 10 pm.  Ticket price TBA.

    Address: 530 Fair Drive
    Phone: (210) 881-0581

    Website: http://secure.lenos.com/lenos/signal/Sommerzeit/

  • Movies Under the Stars at the LBJ Ranch (July)

    07/15/2016

    A great way to enjoy timeless classics while experiencing a fun-filled night on the LBJ Ranch – just like friends of the Johnsons experienced in the 60s and 70s. This month showing “Rare Breed” starring Jimmy Stewart and Maureen O’Hara.  The movie will be projected on an outdoor screen and those attending are asked to bring their own choice of seating, food and drinks.  Pets are welcome.

    Gates open at 7 pm.  Movie starts at dusk.  Free.

    Address: 16 miles east on Hwy 290 in Stonewall
    Phone: (830) 868-7128

    Website: https://www.nps.gov/lyjo/index.htm

  • Wine and Food Pairing Classes with Chef Rachel Ponte June 20, Father's Day Class 1-3 pm

    07/17/2016
    Rancho Ponte Vineyard
    315 RR 1376  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
    830-990-8555
    Wine and Food Pairing Classes with Chef Rachel Ponte June 20, Father's Day Class 1-3 pm
    Chef's Bio:
    Rachel Ponte has many years of experience in food, wine and recipe development. A trained chef with a degree from the CCA, Rachel honed her skills as an independent culinary instructor and as a recipe developer for Williams Sonoma. After opening Rancho Ponte Vineyard in 2009 with her husband Roberto Ponte, Rachel is now ready to welcome guests into our barrel room to further explore the marriage of food and wine. 

    Menu
    Tomato and Watermelon Salad with a Feta and Jalapeno Vinaigrette; Grilled Marinated flank steak on a bed of Roasted Summer Veggies with Toasted Quinio; Fredericksburg Peach Galette with Port infused Heavy Cream

    Website: http://www.ranchoponte.com/

  • First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg (Aug)

    08/04/2016

    Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 pm so that visitors can have time to visit the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy refreshments.  Look for the art galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

    Address: Participating fine art galleries
    Phone: (830) 997-6523

    Website: http://www.ffawf.com/index.html

  • Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (Aug)

    08/12/2016

    Come out during the Summer Season for four big weekends of exciting live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.  At the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

    Gates open at 11 am.  Post time is 1 pm.  Gates close after the last race – usually around 6 pm.  $7 adults; $3 children 6 to 12; under 6 free.  Reserved seats are $10 and box seats are $15.

    Address: 530 Fair Drive
    Phone: (830) 997-2359

    Website: http://www.gillespiefair.net/

  • Fredericksburg Trade Days (Aug)

    08/18/2016

    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more!  Relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music.

    Fri and Sat 9 AM to 6 PM; Sun 9 AM to 4 PM.  $5 parking fee good all three days.

    Address: 7 miles east on Hwy 290
    Phone: (210) 846-4094

    Website: http://www.fbgtradedays.com/

  • 128th Gillespie County Fair

    08/24/2016

    Who doesn’t love a county fair? Especially the Gillespie County Fair – the oldest, continuously running County Fair in the State of Texas!

    Join us for a weekend of Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County hospitality that the whole family will enjoy. It’s four big days filled with great events–talent search, exciting carnival and midway, your favorite fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, and live pari-mutuel horse racing!

    Friday and Saturday night means dancing under the stars to live entertainment.  Performing Friday night will be Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings. Performing Saturday night will be Granger Smith (featuring Earl Dibbles, Jr) and special guest star Gene Watson. Tickets will be available online.

    Address: 530 Fair Drive
    Phone: (830) 997-2359

    Website: http://www.gillespiefair.net/

  • 128th Gillespie County Fair Parade

    08/25/2016

    Official opening of the 128th Gillespie County Fair with a parade down Main Street.  Over 150 entries including floats, marching bands, riding clubs, community groups and more!  Free viewing up and down Main Street.  Bring your chairs!

    10 am.

    Address: Main Street
    Phone: (830) 997-2359

    Website: http://www.gillespiefair.net/

  • First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg (Sept)

    09/01/2016

    Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 pm so that visitors can have time to visit the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy refreshments.  Look for the art galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

    Address: Participating fine art galleries
    Phone: (830) 997-6523

    Website: http://www.ffawf.com/index.html

  • 7th Annual Fredericksburg PBR

    09/09/2016

    Want real rodeo excitement? Watch 35 of the best Professional Bull Riders go up against 35 tons of the meanest, high kicking, dust slinging bulls in the business. This Annual Fredericksburg PBR official event is your only chance to see the best riders and bulls in the country compete for prizes and prestige in the Texas Hill Country. Riders will be from all over the Texas Hill Country as well as from all over the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia.  This event is part of the PBR’s Touring Pro Division with riders competing for points to earn spots in the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas in October. Free parking and beer and food concessions available on the grounds.  Youngsters are invited to take part in the mutton busting event which will begin at 6:30 pm and is limited to the first 25 riders who sign up.  There is a $20 entry fee and a 70 pound weight limit.

    Gates open at 5:30 pm; start time 7:30 pm.  $20 general admission at the gate.  Box seats $40.  Advance tickets and children’s tickets are also available and can be purchased online.

    Address: 530 Fair Drive
    Phone: (830) 997-2359

    Website: http://www.gillespiefair.net/

  • Fall Wine & Food Festival at Texas Vineyards & Beyond

    09/23/2016

    Enjoy award-winning Texas wines from local wineries and beyond.  Meet the owners/winemakers, enjoy culinary delights from local establishments and listen to live music by Florin Sanchez.  Ticket includes logo wine glass, raffle and wine and food tastings. Covered venue – rain or shine!

    1 to 5 pm.  $12 per person.  Tickets available at the door or by phone with credit card.

    Address: 329 E. Main
    Phone: (830) 990-9199

    Website: http://www.texasvineyardsbeyond.com/

  • Oktoberfest 2016

    09/29/2016

    Oompah at its best!  When summer ends and fall begins, the cool air of October arrives and so does Oktoberfest.  For three full days, the world is invited to sing, toast and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite fests.  Celebrate 36 years of Texas gemutlichkeit with sizzling bratwurst, four stages of entertainment, arts and crafts, Chicken Dancing, a kids’ area and a few surprises to boot.  Juried artisans will fill big tents and a select group of Hill Country artists will showcase their fine art.  Enjoy a hearty menu of delicious German and American foods and 50 beer taps. An awesome family event and lots more . . .  Please visit the website for a complete schedule of events as it becomes available.

    Friday 6 pm to midnight; Saturday 10 am to midnight; Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.  $8 adults; $1 kids 7 – 12; 6 and under free.  2-day passes $14; 3-day passes $18. Gates open at noon on Friday for advance ticket sales and information!  Please note that pets are not allowed on Marktplatz.

    Address: 100 block of W. Main

    Website: http://oktoberfestinfbg.com/

  • Fredericksburg Fall Farmers Market (Thursdays)

    10/05/2016

    Outdoor market featuring local fruits, vegetables, meats, Gulf seafood, cheese, bread, pizza and a variety of local wine and prepared foods.  Live music and picnic tables to enjoy your delicious purchases.  Chef’s Corner with free samples of dishes prepared by local chefs, with recipes and cooking tips.  Held on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum.

    Every Thursday from 4 to 7 pm.

    Address: 325 W. Main
    Phone: (830) 456-1204

    Website: http://www.fredericksburgfarmersmarket.com/

  • Texas Mesquite Art Festival Fredericksburg

    10/06/2016

    The Mesquite Arts Festival has become one of the top events in Fredericksburg. The festival, like mesquite wood itself, has come a long way since the first event in 1992.Visitors will be treated to collections of sculpted wood from the world’s absolute finest mesquite craftsmen. Items range from large furniture items such as beds, dressers and chairs made entirely from mesquite, to unique craft and gift items such as beautifully turned lamps, delicate scroll work, handsome pen and pencil sets, unique Christmas tree ornaments, and sculpted vases, all carefully crafted of mesquite.

    October 7 - 9, 2016 

    Hours: Friday noon - 6 pm, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm,
    and Sunday 10 am - 3 pm

    Website: www.texasmesquiteartfestivals.com

  • Fredericksburg Trade Days (Oct)

    10/13/2016

    Shop with over 450 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more!  Relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music.

    Fri and Sat 9 AM to 6 PM; Sun 9 AM to 4 PM.  $5 parking fee good all three days.

    Address: 7 miles east on Hwy 290
    Phone: (210) 846-4094

    Website: http://www.fbgtradedays.com/

  • Texas Wine Month Trail

    10/14/2016

    Texas Hill Country Wineries “Texas Wine Month Trail”

    Oct 01 2016 to Oct 31 2016

    A self-guided wine trail, exploring what the 51 participating Texas Hill Country wineries have to offer to celebrate Texas Wine Month.  Enjoy full complimentary wine tastings (limit four per day) and special discounts.  Tickets are limited and are available online only.

    Daily during regular winery hours.  $70 per couple; $40 per single.  Tickets good all 31 days in October!

    Address: Participating Texas Hill Country Wineries
    Phone: (872) 216-9463

    Website: www.texaswinetrail.com

  • Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest 2016

    10/21/2016

    26th annual grand celebration of Texas food and wine.  Texas wineries and Texas-made specialty partners.  Texas gourmet chefs demonstrating culinary talents at the Grape Expectations Cooking School and also featuring the Gargantuan Great Grape Toss, silent auction and live entertainment.  Detailed schedule of events and tickets will be on the website as it becomes available.  Event is held at Marktplatz.  (Please note that pets are not allowed at Marktplatz.)

    Main Event October 22 from noon to 7 pm.  $25 per person; minors (under 21) $5 each.

    Address: 100 block of W. Main
    Phone: (830) 997-8515

    Website: http://www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com/

  • The Peddler Show 2016

    11/24/2016

    Coming to the Texas Hill Country for the 38th year in a row for a Thanksgiving weekend shopping experience!  Talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen come from all over the country and you can shop until you drop!  With three buildings full of Peddlers, you are guaranteed to find anything and everything you are looking for to prepare for the holidays. At the Gillespie County Fairgrounds.

    Friday noon to 7 pm (11 am to noon – sneak peak/stroller-free hour $10); Saturday 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.  $7 adults; children under 12 are free.

    Address: 530 Fair Drive
    Phone: (800) 775-2774

    Website: http://www.peddlershow.com/