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.
Oompah at its Best, the aroma of sizzling bratwurst, and the cries of prosit once again herald the arrival of Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas, October 3 - 5, 2014. For three full days, the whole world is invited to sing, toast and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals, in its 34th year of celebrating the spirit of Texas gemütlichkeit!
One of the best ways to learn about Texas food and wine is to immerse oneself in it. That is one of the goals of the annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, celebrating its 24th Anniversary Saturday, October 25, 2014.
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 [...]