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Summer Fun Awaits You in Fredericksburg

It's a great time for a getaway to charming Fredericksburg, Texas

Gillespie County Fair Fredericksburg
Have a blast at the Gillespie-County-Fair (photo by Robbyn Dodd)

It’s the perfect time to plan a trip to Fredericksburg. During the summer, there are plenty of special events for all ages, diverse shopping, award-winning wineries and unique places to stay.

Special Events

Summer is stacked with special events! The oldest, continuous county fair returns for its 135th year. Enjoy a parade, carnival, fair food, livestock judging, live music, pari-mutuel horse racing and more.

Don’t miss out on the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market, held every Thursday through mid-August. Talk with local farmers and producers and shop for fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, wine and more.

Fredericksburg Peaches
Sample some sweet Fredericksburg peaches. (photo courtesy of Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Sweet Peaches

Fredericksburg is the largest producer of peaches in Texas. Visit a roadside stand to pick up your favorite variety. Taste fresh baked pies and cobblers, sweet jams and jellies or cool off with a fresh scoop of peach ice cream.

Fredericksburg is full of family memory making moments. (photo courtesy of Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau)

One-of-a-Kind Shopping

Fredericksburg’s 150 shops, boutiques and art galleries provide an unlimited number of unique gifts for anyone. Find a new antique, a one-of-a-kind piece of art or a locally made treasure.

Texas Wine Country Tasting Room
Enjoy a wine tasting. (photo by Jason Risner)

Texas Wine Country

Discover the award-winning vino made by the wineries of the Texas Hill Country by booking a tour or simply tasting your way along Fredericksburg’s Urban Wine Trail. There are also more than 20 different transportation and tour companies, so you can leave the driving to the pros.

Vereins Kirche Museum Fredericksburg
Stop by the Vereins Kirche Museum. (photo courtesy of the Fredericksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Unique Places to Stay

Fredericksburg is the unofficial unique lodging capital of Texas, offering everything from guesthouses, cabins, boutique inns and more. The area’s nearly 1,500 vacation rentals offer a picture-perfect setting to escape with beautiful sunsets, views for miles and stars that are bigger and brighter.

Fredericksburg Warehouse District Shopping
Do some shopping in the Fredericksburg Warehouse District. (photo by Trish Rawls)

Start Planning

One final tip – it is important to plan ahead by booking your lodging, restaurant and attraction choices in advance of arrival. And if you can plan your visit midweek, you will find greater availability on lodging, a more relaxed pace to shop and a more personalized experience at tasting rooms.

Make the Visitor Information Center your first stop. Talk with knowledgeable staff to make the most of your visit. Watch a 10-minute informational video on all there is to see and do. Enjoy free parking, free Wi-Fi and a water bottle filling station.

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