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Recent Press Releases

01.07.17 Hill Country Food Truck Festival Set For June 24, 2017

The Fourth Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival- featuring a number of food trucks, Texas Hill Country wine and a lineup of live Texas music- will take place from Noon until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, in Luckenbach Texas.

12.28.16 Texas Hill Country Named as one of the “Best in the US” By Lonely Planet

The Texas Hill Country was named Number 8 on the Lonely Planet’s “Best in the US” list – noting the Texas Hill Country’s wine region as one of “the US destinations you need to see in 2017.”

12.22.16 New Location Announced: American Chuck Wagon Association Championship Cook Off To Be Held at Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg March 30 – April 1, 2017

The American Chuck Wagon Association (ACWA) Championship Cook Off will be held in Fredericksburg on Thursday, March 30th through Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds at 530 Fair Drive.

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FAQs

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 […]