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One of the coolest towns in the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg has a thriving downtown strip for shopping, wine tasting, bars and live music. There are a plethora of events year round including a Wine Festival, Crayfish Festival, live music, October Feast, trade shows, and more. Fredericksburg is truly one of the grandest gems of tourism in the Texas Hill Country. 

Fredericksburg Texas

It’s a little over an hour drive from Austin due West into The Hills . It is more of an antiques and wine tasting destination than the outdoors lake community also in the area. It has some of the nicer B&B and Air B&B listing in the region. Hotel rooms can get absurdly high during the big events. Other popular options include limo and bus trips or the day out of the big cities.

There are a few very cool music venues out in the middle of no where around Fredericksburg, Luckenbach being the original and famous one. The Crossroads is a really cool bar and music venue that typical has shows Wednesday through Sunday. Once famous for it peaches, Fredericksburg now has a cornucopia selection of vineyards breweries, and distilleries to visit just outside of town. The town is home to a quality selection of tasting rooms and a other bars and shopping.

For those looking for a little Hill Country Adventure Tourism, Fredericksburg is about a 30 to an hour drive to Enchanted Rock, Lake LBJ, Lake Buchanan, and other attractions. More info at the bottom of this article. Without further ado, this list of things To Do!

Popular Events in Fredericksburg

Marid Gras Gala:

Gala to benefit St. Mary’s Catholic School.

Easter Egg Hunt

A free event for kids 10 and under with age appropriate hunting areas, photos with the Easter Bunny, and refreshments.

Hill Country Film Festival

Showcasing Independent Films from Texas and around the world. Festival also includes a Q&A, discussion panels, and parties.

Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival

Crawfish, music, and games.

Hill Country Oyster and Rib Festival

Oysters, ribs, drinks, and live music.

Fredericksburg Lobster Festival

Buy tickets to this event early, there are a limited number available. Lobster, dancing, and beer.


39th annual celebration of German heritage.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Haunted House

Haunted house, BBQ, music, bouncy house and candy. Costumes welcome.

Fredericksburg Food and Wine Festival

29th annual festival featuring food, wine, beer, and music form Texas. $25 over 21, $5 under 21, and free for under 5.

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Safe environment to purchase: Guns, Knives, Fishing, and Outdoor Sports Equipment.

Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival

Family and pet friendly, with hot air balloons, polo, music, and food.

Fredericksburg Oyster Festival

If you missed out on the Oyster and Rib Fest then you still have a chance to get yummy oysters plus listen to live music, and full bar at this family friendly event.

Local Fredericksburg Websites

Vineyards and Winery’s

Moon’s Vineyard Voyages

Wine tours for any occasion.

Majesty Wine Tours

Wine tours with shuttle options.

Fredericksburg Limo and Wine Tours

Custom wine tour in limo with ability to make requests.

Grape Creek Vineyards

100 acre estate with a winery, Tuscan villa tasting rooms, and restaurant.

Fat Ass Ranch and Winery

Wine tasting and a tram ride through the vineyard.

Lost Draw Cellars

Tasting rooms or relax in the courtyard with a glass of Texas wine.

1851 Vineyards

Originally a flour mill, this vineyard is a Texas Historical Landmark as well.

Pontotoc Vineyard

Weinhalle, winery, and movie theatre.

Bingham Family Vineyards

Tasting Room and shopping at Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters.

Narrow Path Winery

Two locations with a tasting room at the vineyard and the other located on Main St.

Distillers, Brewer’s, Cigars, and Bars

Elk Store 1895 Winery and Distillery

Wine, Moonshine, Gin, and Whiskey.

Altstadt Brewery

Authentic Old World style beer. Music hall with dancing.

Fredericksburg Brewing Company

Restaurant, Biergarten, Brewery, and Bed and Breakfast on Main St.

The Stable Cocktail and Coffee Bar

Tasting boards of wine, beer, spirits, meats, and cheese. Lots of cocktails on menu as well as coffee, cappuccino, and espresso.

Western Edge Kitchen & Cocktails

On Main St. serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails.

Tabak Haus

Cigar Lounge with spirits, beer, and wine.

78624 The Bar

Piano Bar and Lounge on Main St.

August E’s

Bar and Lounge with specialty drinks as well as restaurant.

Bed and Breakfasts

Hoffman Haus

Luxury Bed and Breakfast and Event Lodging.

Magnolia House

Traditional style B&B with gourmet breakfast.

Wine Country Cottages on Main

On Main St., small dogs welcome with additional fee.

Sugarberry Inn

Couples will enjoy the quiet, romantic property.

Lazy T Bed and Breakfast

Private time to enjoy wildflowers, sunsets, and star gazing.

Southern Charm Bed and Breakfast

One block from Main St. and you can enjoy the rustic cabin or a Victorian or Tuscan theme at the house.

Cotton Gin Restaurant and Lodging

Romantic rustic cabins and cottages.

Das Garten Haus Bed and Breakfast

Traditional B&B and gardens.

Charming Bed and Breakfast

Elegant cottage with private hot tub.

Chuckwagon Inn

Country Breakfasts in a historic house.

Restaurants and Bakery’s

Old German Bakery and Restaurant

Traditional German recipes made from scratch.

The Auslander

Bavarian style dishes with a Biergarten.

Otto’s German Bistro

Gourmet plates made with locally sourced meats and produce.

Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse

Fine dining, made from scratch, live bands.

Hondo’s on Main

Tex-Mex and American.

Burger Burger

Comfort food: burgers, fries and shakes.


International Cuisine open breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Panda Chinese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Fresh made to order on Main St.

Clear River Ice Cream, Bakery & Deli

Homemade Ice Cream, coffee bar on Main St.

Pasta Bella Restaurant

Italian food with daily lunch specials.

Coffee, Donuts, and Tacos

Java Ranch Espresso Bar & Cafe

Full espresso bar, pastries, pies, breakfast and lunch.

Twisted Sisters Bake Shop

111 S Washington St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Espresso bar, cookies, muffins, cinnamon rolls.

Caliche Coffee Bar & Ranch Road Roasters

338 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Coffee bar and breakfast.

Austin Street Java & Gelato

102 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Coffee, smoothies, gelato, and baked goods.

Top Donuts 

915 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Donuts, kolaches, and croissant.

Kaffee Haus and Deli 

218 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Coffee, Italian soda, desserts,  lunch.

Fredericksburg Texas Coffee

108 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Coffee and pie.

Gonzales Taco Apple Street

Apple St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Food truck with breakfast and lunch.

Hill Country Donuts

605 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Donuts, pastries, kolaches, and coffee.

Luckenbach Texas

Fredericksburg Shopping

Vaudeville Living

Bistro, Boutique, and Supper Club.

Fredericksburg General Store

Located Main St. has something for everyone.

Things In A Room

Fabrics, jewelry, and home decor.

The Shops on Llano

Upscale resale.

The Christmas Store

Christmas decor.

Remember Me, Too

Antiques and Unique Gifts.

Quintessential Chocolates

European style Liquid Center Chocolates.

It’s aGlow

Products made with honeycomb calcite.

Fredericksburg Fudge Company

Old-Fashioned Fudge made gluten free and no preservatives.

Haberdashery Boutique

Unique mix of modern and vintage clothing.

Grasshopper & Wild Honey

113 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Jewelry, steins, and home decor.

Dooley’s 5, 10 & 25 Cent Store Inc

 131 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Toys, jewelry, and home goods.

Random Fun Stuff to do in the Texas Hill Country

  • Ride Motorcycles and 4 wheelers
  • Bald Eagle Viewing tours
  • Wine Tasting at the vineyards
  • Kayak on a River or lake
  • Float a Tube on the River
  • Skydiving
  • Fly in a stunt plane
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Golf and Tennis
  • Hunting and Fishing

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