On the Way to Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg OCT 02 2012
Oktoberfest is one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals. And the weekend around Oktoberfest is one of the town’s busiest weekends. Not just by the number of visitors our Hill Country town welcomes, but also by the number of events being held to entertain both visitors and locals alike.
So if you’re planning to celebrate Oktoberfest with us — and are the type of person who likes to get the most bang for your travel buck — then this weekend is for you! There will be plenty of activities to keep every member of your family or traveling group happy.
While you’re on your way to Oktoberfest, add some of these other events to your calendar:
- As you come into — or leave — town, visit some of the 32 Texas Hill Country wineries celebrating Texas Wine Month during this month of October. There are 17 wineries near Fredericksburg alone.
- Or, tour the Gillespie County Country Schools Trail. Three of the historic schools will be open on Saturday, and you can hear engaging stories of early school days from former students.
- Stroll between the more than a dozen art galleries participating in First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg and see for yourself why Frederickburg is becoming an art destination. Then head to Oktoberfest!
- Visit the new “Lone Star and Eagle: German Immigration to Texas” exhibit at the Vereins Kirche — right there on the Oktoberfest grounds.
- Shop for hand-crafted items at the St. Joseph’s Halle Fall Craft Show on Saturday. It’s walking distance from Marktplatz and Oktoberfest activities.
- Combine some Fiesta flair with your Oktoberfest fun in Luckenbach Texas. The town of three will be celebrating Oktober Fiesta with live music, mariachis, piñatas and flamenco dancers.
- On Saturday night, enjoy the Hill Country night sky from Enchanted Rock as it hosts a night of star gazing.
- On Saturday and Sunday, be awed as the National Museum of the Pacific War’s Pacific Combat Zone comes alive with uniformed actors recreating a Pacific War battle — complete with flame throwers.
- Coming from the west? Check out the Harper BBQ Cookoff Fundraiser at the Harper Community Park on Saturday.
- Coming from the east? Take the kids to Vogel Orchard’s pick-your-own-pumpkin patch. On the weekends (Fridays through Mondays), the patch offers children’s activities, pumpkin launching, antique tractors, and an autumn store full of preserves, jellies and other goodies.
Laura Short, Website and E-Marketing Manager
Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau