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Celebrating Texas Food and Wine in Fredericksburg

Spend the weekend of October 23 -25 in Fredericksburg, located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, for the 24th Annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest. Festivities kick off on Thursday evening, October 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Messina Hof Hill Country Winery, located on Highway 290 east of Fredericksburg, with a [...]

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Crowd Favorites at Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

What does a chicken have to do with Oktoberfest? Everything! The Chicken Dance is always a crowd pleaser at Oktoberfest. There are no wall flowers during the dance that turns everyone into clucking, flapping and tail-wiggling chickens. One of the favorite activities during Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg is the Chicken Dance on Main Street that kicks [...]

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Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg’s legendary German festival, Oktoberfest, returns October 3-5, 2014. Come celebrate Fredericksburg’s German heritage with four stages of continuous oompah music, a great kids activity area, arts, crafts, shopping, 50 varieties of American, Texas and imported beers, Hill Country wine, great food and fun all weekend long! OkTubaFest kicks off festivities on Friday, October 3, [...]

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2014 Christmas and Holiday Guide Now Available

Get in the holiday spirit with Fredericksburg’s magical mix of German Christmas traditions and warm Texan hospitality. Shop more than 150 of the best shops, art galleries and boutiques on Fredericksburg’s perfectly lit Main Street, watch the annual lighted Christmas Parade, head to the wineries for the holiday wine trail, watch seasonal theater productions or [...]

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Looking for somewhere to change up your New Year’s Eve celebration? Fredericksburg may not be as big and glamorous (or stereotypical) as the Big Apple, but there are plenty of great events to help you ring in the New Year the fun way. Dance the night away Wednesday, December 31 at the Luckenbach New Year’s [...]

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Stay Cool In The Pool

Fredericksburg and Gillespie County boast three different public swimming pools to keep you cool during the heat of the summer.  The Fredericksburg Town Pool, located just blocks from Main Street, debuted an all new pool in the Summer of 2013. Located in the 100 block of West Travis Street, the Town Pool features a kiddie [...]

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Summer Horse Racing in Fredericksburg

  Horseracing at the Gillespie Country Fairgrounds – right here in Fredericksburg – is a favorite Hill Country summer activity. Horse racing has been taking place in Gillespie County for more than a century. And for the past two decades, the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association has been offering pari-mutuel betting. The track is [...]

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Golf in the Texas Hills

The newly renovated Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Texas sets a new standard for municipal golf courses. In late 2012 the course completed a nine-month, nearly $2 million renovation. The redesign included the installation of new grasses, re-routing of holes, a new staging area for tournaments, a new fleet of golf carts and [...]

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Clear River Pecan Company

What could be more tantalizing in the dog days of a Texas summer than ice cream? How about unbelievably GOOD ice cream! If your August travel plans lead you to Fredericksburg, be sure to schedule a visit to Clear River Pecan Company on Fredericksburg’s bustling Main Street. Housed in an 1800s-era building with the original, [...]

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Cabernet Grill – Texas Wine Country Restaurant and Cotton Gin Lodging

Fredericksburg is a divine destination that offers “something for everyone” at any time of the year. And what could be more enticing in the chilly month of January than snuggling up in a rustic, yet elegant, log cabin in the heart of the Texas Hill Country – with some of the region’s best food mere [...]

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Choose a Stress-Free Romantic Getaway

Does the thought of finding the perfect romantic getaway leave you stressed? Simply relax. And we mean really relax. Just treat you and your sweetheart to a “spa”-cation in Fredericksburg, Texas—right in the middle of the scenic Hill Country. Spa services in Fredericksburg include everything from full-service day spas that are stand-alone businesses to spas [...]

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Top 10 Romantic Places to be Photographed in Fredericksburg

On top of Enchanted Rock at sunset. On the balcony of Trois Estate with Enchanted Rock in the background. On the porch of a beautiful winery at sunset. Amongst a field of wildflowers at Wildseed Farms. On top of Cross Mountain with Fredericksburg in the background. In the beautiful courtyard at Whistle Pik Square. Under [...]

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Fall in Love with Earth’s Most Romantic Food. In Fredericksburg.

What can be better than chocolate in a heart-shaped box as a gift for your loved one? When that box comes from one of Texas’s most romantic spots: Fredericksburg. If you and your sweetheart have fond memories of time spent in Fredericksburg while discovering Texas wine, dining over candlelit tables, slow dancing in a legendary [...]

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Hill Country Honeymoon

Start life as Mr. & Mrs. during a Hill Country honeymoon in romantic Fredericksburg. Here’s a sampling of what you can expect during your Hill Country honeymoon. Watch a sunset from the private porch of your bed and breakfast. Take a carriage ride down Main Street and admire its historic architecture.  Hold hands during candlelit [...]

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Fredericksburg is a festival! Fredericksburg and Gillespie County will host 300+ festivals and special events in 2014.

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Check Off Your Christmas Shopping List

Sure, there’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But what’s even more special? Small Business Saturday. We’re kind of partial to that one in Fredericksburg. This year, Small Business Saturday is November 29. Mark your calendars. It’s a day to support your friends and neighbors who own small businesses. Tucked away in more than 150 shops [...]

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German Christmas food sets the holiday mood

As in many cultures, certain foods are linked with Christmastime in Germany. The German Christmas Stollen, a loaf-shaped pastry, was originally made as a food to be eaten during the Advent fast. Its loaf shape is meant to resemble a swaddled baby Jesus. The treat, which was first baked in Dresden in the 14th century, [...]

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Rekindle Your Holiday Spirit

The simple joys of the Christmas season can be found in time-honored traditions. Decking the halls. Driving through twinkling towns. Decorating cookies. Singing Christmas carols. Reliving the Christmas story. Deck the halls with the natural scent of pine and let the scent take you back to a time when popcorn and cranberries garnished Christmas trees. [...]

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German customs set the foundation for many Christmas traditions

Did you know that many of our Christmas traditions come from old German customs? Traditions that are credited to Germany include the Advent wreath and calendar, the Christmas tree, Christmas Pyramid, popular Christmas carols and even Santa himself. Many Germans celebrate the four weeks leading up to Christmas with an Advent wreath or calendar. The [...]

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Celebrate It Once, Then Twice: The German Celebration of Second Christmas

Zweite Weihnachten (or Second Christmas) is a tradition that was established long ago in Germany. Christmas Day was considered a time for religious reflection and a day to spend with close family members. However, celebrations the following day included friends and neighbors. This Second Christmas, the day after Christmas, was observed with people in the [...]

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