In need of a getaway? Head to Fredericksburg for an autumn adventure filled with award-winning wine, outdoor experiences and holiday shopping.
Explore Texas Wine Country
Relax on the patio of one of the area’s more than 50 wineries and tasting rooms. Sip on award-winning vino, while enjoying the changing colors of the surrounding Hill Country. October is also Texas Wine Month, so celebrate by participating in the month’s wine passport program.
Texas Hill Country Outdoor Adventure
Hiking, biking or just a casual stroll along Fredericksburg’s historic Main Street can provide a welcome escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.
The area’s most popular outdoor attraction – Enchanted Rock State Natural Area – allows for reservations up to 30 days in advance. The town also has several parks, playgrounds and walking trails, while area farms and orchards offer pumpkin picking and corn mazes.
Looking for outdoor entertainment? Fredericksburg’s fall festivals provide days full of activities each weekend in October.
- The world’s finest mesquite wood artisans come to Fredericksburg during the Texas Mesquite Arts Festival. Find furniture, unique gifts, lamps, Christmas ornaments and more.
- Featuring craft beer and all-you-can-eat sausage, Bestfest brings together great German fare, polka music, dancing and more.
- Celebrate the best of Texas food and wine at the 30th annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest. Enjoy learning about Texas wines, learn tips and tricks from gourmet chefs and get your hands on Texas-made products.
In addition to fall festivals, Fredericksburg’s growing live music scene also provides a great opportunity to enjoy the fall weather.
Find Unique Holiday Treasures
When visiting in the fall, get an early jump on holiday shopping. Fredericksburg’s 150 locally owned shops, boutiques and art galleries offer an unlimited amount of unique holiday gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
You can experience all of the above while staying in one of Fredericksburg’s more than 20 hotels and nearly 1,500 vacation rentals. There are also plenty of pet-friendly spots and great places for enjoying the countryside.
One final tip, visit during midweek for great perks including more personalized tasting room experiences, a more relaxed pace for shopping and better rates on lodging.