The fall season's cooler temperatures and changing landscape colors set the stage for a fantastic time to visit the Texas Hill Country.

Fredericksburg's fall festivals are a major reason to visit during the autumn months. Every weekend features something new and fun, so you can't go wrong!

Discover Oktoberfest, Texas Mesquite Arts Festival, Knights of Columbus BestFest and Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest

42nd Oktoberfest

Oompah at its Best! Celebrate Fredericksburg's German heritage with food and drink, a waltz and a yodel contest, music on four stages all weekend, artisans,...

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28th Texas Mesquite Arts Festival Fredericksburg

The world's absolute finest mesquite wood artisans come to Fredericksburg to showcase their handcrafted mesquite products. Items range from large furniture...

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Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Featuring craft beer, all-you-can-eat specialty sausage meal, polka and country bands, dancing, "21-Gun Salute" raffle, Kawasaki mule raffle, bucket raffles and...

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Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest

Annual grand celebration of Texas food and wine. Fredericksburg, Texas, is well-known for its juicy summer peaches, award-winning Texas wine and impressive...

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Here are a few insider tips to help your time in Fredericksburg be even more fun! 

  • Oktoberfest is a hoppin' festival (and we aren't just talking about the beer!). If you're looking for smaller crowds, visit on Friday evening or Sunday. 
  • If you are planning on doing some serious shopping at the Texas Mesquite Arts Festival, be sure to save enough room in your vehicle to take home your treasures. 
  • BestFest is a local favorite! Come hungry- there is plenty of it! 
  • It is best to purchase tickets in advance for Food and Wine Fest as there are several events you won't want to miss! 

In addition to great fall festivals, Fredericksburg also offers a wide range of activities from shopping to spending time in the great outdoors to enjoying Texas wines and more. 

shop the latest fall fashions

Blackchalk Home & Laundry

Understandably, shopping is one of the primary reasons that visitors come to Fredericksburg. You'll find a...

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Understandably, shopping is one of the primary reasons that visitors come to Fredericksburg. You'll find a...

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explore the great outdoors

A man and woman hiking along a tree lined trail in Fredericksburg, TX

Hiking, biking, birding or just a casual stroll are all possibilities in Fredericksburg during the fall. The area's outdoor trails and parks are filled with unique wildlife, scenic vistas and space to roam. You will need a reservation for the area's most popular outdoor attraction - Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Area farms and orchards will also offer pumpkin picking and buying opportunities during the fall.

Try Texas Wine

People drinking wine on the patio of Lincoln Street Wine Bar in Fredericksburg, TX

October is Texas Wine Month and the area's more than 50 vineyards and tasting rooms will be offering some of their newest vintages. Spend the day on a winery patio enjoying the autumn breeze and the changing colors of trees and vines in the surrounding hills. Texas Hill Country Wineries will again offer their Texas Wine Month Passport, which provides a great sampling of the area's vinos. 

learn from the past

Fort Martin Scott

Take a step back in time at one of our museums and historic sites. You can see how early Fredericksburg settlers lived,...

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Take a step back in time at one of our museums and historic sites. You can see how early Fredericksburg settlers lived,...

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Hotels & Lodging

Fredericksburg Texas is home to a variety of lodging options. From national hotel chains to locally...

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With award-winning Texas Wine Country vino in Fredericksburg comes great restaurants. From Texas...

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History & Heritage

Learn more about Fredericksburg's German roots with a historic walking tour highlighting notable...

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The Texas Hill Country is home to over 50 wineries and vineyards and Fredericksburg is the epicenter...

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Is October a good time to visit Fredericksburg TX?

October is a great time to visit Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country. Patio weather, fall festivals, and award-winning shopping highlight the autumn season. It’s also Texas Wine Month with the area’s 50-plus wineries and tasting rooms featuring some of their newest vintages. 

Plan a fall getaway to Fredericksburg now.   

Where is Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg Texas? 

Oktoberfest is in downtown Fredericksburg at Marktplatz, which has been the town’s social hub for centuries. The unique green space in the heart of the Fredericksburg Historic District is home to three open-air pavilions. The grounds of Marktplatz also include the Vereins Kirche Museum, public restrooms, a statue commemorating the town's peace treaty with Native Americans as well as the Marktplatz Playground - a great place for children to play in downtown Fredericksburg.  

Get directions to Marktplatz here

How long is Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg Texas?

Oktoberfest is a three-day festival in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg. It takes over an entire city block with food, music, games, arts and crafts, and more. 

Learn more about Fredericksburg’s Oktoberfest here