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10.17.14 Holiday Lighting Ceremony set for Friday, November 28 in Fredericksburg

Experience the nostalgic beauty of yesteryear this holiday season in Fredericksburg –the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg will kick-off the season with the lighting of the community Christmas tree and German Christmas pyramid during the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Marktplatz.

09.22.14 Fredericksburg’s 2014 Christmas & Holiday Guide Now Available

For More Information, Contact: For Immediate Release: Amanda Koone, Communications Manager September 22, 2014 Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor [...]

09.09.14 21st Annual Mequite Show Coming To Fredericksburg

The 2014 Texas Mesquite Arts Festival returns to Fredericksburg, Texas on October 10, 11 and 12. Juried artists from around Texas and beyond will gather in Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz for a three-day celebration of the exquisite and attractive mesquite.

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What are the current population figures for Fredericksburg and Gillespie County?
Population figures as of the 2010 United States Census show: Fredericksburg – 10,530 Gillespie County – 24,837
What are the predominate industries for the area?
Medical, tourism and agriculture
In which year was Fredericksburg founded?
The city of Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 by 120 German immigrants who traveled to Texas from Germany to secure land purchased through the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, known as Mainser Adelsverein.  Each settler was promised a plot of land in town and 10 acres in the vicinity of the settlement [...]