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4 Can’t Miss Fall Festivals 2018 JUL 01 2018

4 Can’t Miss Fall Festivals 2018

Cooler temperatures set the stage for great fall festivals in the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg, Texas is home to more than 400 festivals and special events each year, but here are four festivals you won’t want to miss this fall.

  1. Don your favorite Dirndl or Lederhosen and head to Fredericksburg for the 38th Annual Oktoberfest, Friday, October 5, through Sunday, October 7, 2018. Oktoberfest will bring three days of oompah music, German eats and drinks, Texas wine and tons of fun to downtown Fredericksburg. Insider Tip: Oktoberfest is a hoppin’ festival (and we’re not just talking about the Bier!) If you’re looking for smaller crowds plan on visiting Friday evening or Sunday.
  2. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or just looking for some beautiful home decor, don’t miss the Texas Mesquite Arts Festival Friday through Sunday, October 12 through 14, 2018. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, browse through collections of sculpted wood from the world’s finest mesquite craftsmen. You may find yourself leaving with beautifully crafted furniture, unique crafts or gifts and decor. Insider Tip: If you’ll be doing some serious shopping at the festival, make sure you have enough room in your vehicle or trailer to take home lots of treasures.
  3. Celebrate like a local at the 9th Annual Knights of Columbus Bestfest, on Saturday, October 20, at Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg. A celebration of craft beer, specialty sausages, polka bands, dancing, raffles and more, this laid-back local event includes all you can eat sausage with German-style side dishes. Insider Tip: Come hungry – it’s all you can eat!
  4. Foodies will think they’ve died and gone to heaven at the Annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest on Saturday, October 27. Sip and savor cool Texas Hill Country wines while enjoying delicious bites from Texas gourmet chefs- it’s a true homage to Texas food and wine! Numerous special events include wine pairing dinners, culinary demonstrations at the Grape Expectations Cooking School, the Gargantuan Great Grape Toss, a silent auction, live music and more. Insider Tip: Take a look at the full schedule of events and buy your tickets in advance- there’s a lot of great foodie fun you won’t want to miss!

Be sure to book your accommodations now as hotel rooms and guest houses in Fredericksburg fill up quickly on these four weekends.

For a full lineup off fall 2018 festivals and special events in Fredericksburg, click here.

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