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New year, new travel plans

With 2023 upon us, it’s time to start planning that big family trip or anniversary getaway! Don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of OUR favorite times to visit Fredericksburg, TX. Keep reading for all the tips and tricks about events, lodging, dining, holidays, and more!


Easter – Fredericksburg is home to many historic churches, including Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, one of Texas’ famed ‘painted churches’. If you’re the worshipping kind, visitors are always welcome at the beautiful (and numerous!) churches. On Good Friday, you can take part in the Church to Church Walk, which takes place on the grounds of Bethany Lutheran Church, and its sister church, Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. This candlelight vigil is conducted annually after the Good Friday services.

Plus, in April, bluebonnet season is in full swing! You can visit Willow City Loop, or local favorite, Wildseed Farms, to see a truly dazzling array of Texas’ favorite flower in all its homegrown glory!

Looking for a place to stay this bluebonnet season? Check out Jeffrey Springs! This collection of custom tiny homes on private acreage offers stunning hill country vistas, wildflowers, and sunset views that can’t be beat!


Valentine’s Day – Fredericksburg is the perfect destination for couples. From the scenic wineries to the cozy restaurants, there’s sure to be something that’ll sweep that special someone right off their feet! Planning a romantic getaway with your partner? Here’s our suggested itinerary, guaranteed to make them swoon!

  • Book a stay at Speakeasy! These little cottages are located just half a block from Main St. and everything it has to offer, plus they each have their own private sundeck with a hot tub.
  • Make reservations for a spa and then brunch at the Herb Garden Spa & Restaurant! With a fresh, homegrown menu featuring seasonal specials and craft cocktails, an afternoon at this relaxing Hill Country oasis is the perfect way to show someone you care!
  • Take a walk down Historic Main St., where shopping, tasting rooms, and photo-ops are endless, OR, book a wine tour! Absolute Charm Wine Tours offers group tours, private tours, and even a unique safari tour!
  • Finally, finish up with a romantic dinner for two at Sage Restaurant! This local favorite is known for its unique menu, full bar, and modern atmosphere!


August – The Gillespie County Fair is a month long event taking place at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds. It kicks off with a parade, and features horse races, stock shows, a dance and fair court elections, and of course, the fair itself, with rides, snacks, vendors, beer, and more!

Need a place for you and the family to crash after a long night on the Ferris Wheel? Check out Biscuit House! This 4/3 with a full kitchen is the perfect place for you and your loved ones to kick back and relax.

October – Fredericksburg is home to one of the most renowned Oktoberfest celebrations in America! Three full days, packed with beer, pretzels, polka, souvenirs, lederhosen, and more! This well loved festival takes place at Fredericksburg’s town square, ‘Marktplatz’, and is scheduled annually for the first weekend of October! There’s also a children’s carnival, making this event fun for the WHOLE family!

Looking to be close to the action this year? Book a stay at Bubbly! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex home is 2 short blocks from where Oktoberfest takes place, and would make the perfect place for you and your friends to experience oompah at its finest!

Won’t make it to Oktoberfest? The next two weekends in October are host to Bestfest and the Food and Wine Fest. There’s something for everyone all month long!

Christmas – From shopping to dining to live music and live theatre, there is something for the whole family all holiday season long in Fredericksburg. Kicking off with the beloved and spectacular Light the Night Christmas Parade, and continuing with 100 Nights of Marktplatz Lights, the most festive little town in the Hill Country is the perfect place for you and your family to make those special holiday memories. Every year, we compile our favorite places for shopping and dining, and pass those insider secrets on to you, in the form of our Holiday Gift Guide. Local organizations and businesses go all out ALL month, with singing Christmas trees, special merchandise, holiday events and tastings at the wineries, and too much more to mention. We know you’ll love Christmas in Fredericksburg just as much as we do!


And there you have it! The best times to visit our little town. Want more insight and ideas for trips and getaways? Follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our mailing list for all the local knowledge and updates!