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.
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
Gala to benefit St. Mary’s Catholic School.
A free event for kids 10 and under with age appropriate hunting areas, photos with the Easter Bunny, and refreshments.
Showcasing Independent Films from Texas and around the world. Festival also includes a Q&A, discussion panels, and parties.
Crawfish, music, and games.
Oysters, ribs, drinks, and live music.
Buy tickets to this event early, there are a limited number available. Lobster, dancing, and beer.
39th annual celebration of German heritage.
Haunted house, BBQ, music, bouncy house and candy. Costumes welcome.
29th annual festival featuring food, wine, beer, and music form Texas. $25 over 21, $5 under 21, and free for under 5.
Safe environment to purchase: Guns, Knives, Fishing, and Outdoor Sports Equipment.
Family and pet friendly, with hot air balloons, polo, music, and food.
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
Wine tours for any occasion.
Wine tours with shuttle options.
Custom wine tour in limo with ability to make requests.
100 acre estate with a winery, Tuscan villa tasting rooms, and restaurant.
Wine tasting and a tram ride through the vineyard.
Tasting rooms or relax in the courtyard with a glass of Texas wine.
Originally a flour mill, this vineyard is a Texas Historical Landmark as well.
Weinhalle, winery, and movie theatre.
Tasting Room and shopping at Yee Haw Ranch Outfitters.
Two locations with a tasting room at the vineyard and the other located on Main St.
Distillers, Brewer’s, Cigars, and Bars
Wine, Moonshine, Gin, and Whiskey.
Authentic Old World style beer. Music hall with dancing.
Restaurant, Biergarten, Brewery, and Bed and Breakfast on Main St.
Tasting boards of wine, beer, spirits, meats, and cheese. Lots of cocktails on menu as well as coffee, cappuccino, and espresso.
On Main St. serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails.
Cigar Lounge with spirits, beer, and wine.
Piano Bar and Lounge on Main St.
Bar and Lounge with specialty drinks as well as restaurant.
Bed and Breakfasts
Luxury Bed and Breakfast and Event Lodging.
Traditional style B&B with gourmet breakfast.
On Main St., small dogs welcome with additional fee.
Couples will enjoy the quiet, romantic property.
Private time to enjoy wildflowers, sunsets, and star gazing.
One block from Main St. and you can enjoy the rustic cabin or a Victorian or Tuscan theme at the house.
Romantic rustic cabins and cottages.
Traditional B&B and gardens.
Elegant cottage with private hot tub.
Country Breakfasts in a historic house.
Restaurants and Bakery’s
Traditional German recipes made from scratch.
Bavarian style dishes with a Biergarten.
Gourmet plates made with locally sourced meats and produce.
Fine dining, made from scratch, live bands.
Tex-Mex and American.
Comfort food: burgers, fries and shakes.
International Cuisine open breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Fresh made to order on Main St.
Homemade Ice Cream, coffee bar on Main St.
Italian food with daily lunch specials.
Coffee, Donuts, and Tacos
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.
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.
Bistro, Boutique, and Supper Club.
Located Main St. has something for everyone.
Fabrics, jewelry, and home decor.
Antiques and Unique Gifts.
European style Liquid Center Chocolates.
Products made with honeycomb calcite.
Old-Fashioned Fudge made gluten free and no preservatives.
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.
- 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
- Fly in a stunt plane
- Hot air balloon rides
- Golf and Tennis
- Hunting and Fishing