Events, Live Music and Entertainment Calendar

July

 
Art & Vino at The Yellow Door Studio

Recurring weekly on Saturday through December 18, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

830-456-1097

$45 per person.

Art & Vino is perfect for getting together with friends, date night or just exploring your creative side. You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine and snacks to enjoy while you are painting. Paint, canvas, brushes, aprons and a place to sit are provided, as is an experienced local artist who can lead you step-by-step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. Come create, relax, and enjoy! The weekly featured artwork can be viewed online.

"The Art of Fredericksburg: 175 Years" Exhibit at the National Museum of the Pacific War

Through September 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

830-997-8600 Ext. 262

Free

The Art of Fredericksburg: 175 Years will feature more than 50 original pieces of artwork from well-known artists from the Fredericksburg area of the Texas Hill Country. The nearly 30 artists chosen for this exhibition span the 175 years from Fredericksburg’s founding to the present day. The exhibit is presented as part of Fredericksburg’s 175th Anniversary Celebration.

Family Traditions and Heritage Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild

Recurring weekly Sunday, Friday and Saturday until August 1, Noon - 4 p.m.

830-997-4949

Free

All member show depicting the family traditions and heritage that encompass the Fredericksburg area. Please note that the Art Guild will remain open until 5 p.m. on July 2 for First Friday Art Walk.

Fredericksburg Summer Farmers Market

Through August 12, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Thursdays)

The Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market (FFM) continues to bring locally grown and produced foods to the community. Every Thursday, rain or shine, shoppers can meet farmers and producers while shopping for fresh produce, meats, baked goods and so much more. The market consists of farmers, ranchers and wineries located within the Texas Hill Country. Shoppers are invited to come for the food and enjoy the atmosphere where they can purchase meals, wine, and snacks while listening to live music.

Little Pioneers Homestead Adventures

Every Thursday in July, 10:15 a.m.

830-990-8441

$3 per participating child. Accompanying adult is free.

The Gillespie County Historical Society and the Pioneer Museum introduce "Little Pioneers", activities that take place every Thursday and teach children pioneer ways. Parents bring children age 10 and under to enjoy a different hands-on craft each week. Parents learn along with their children! Please note that this is not a "come and go" event. Themes include July 1 "Hand-Dipped Candles"; July 29 "Take Home Bird Feeder".

Jake McLain Picker Circle at Luckenbach Texas

July 27, 5 p.m.

830-997-3224

Free

John Bardy Picker Circle at Luckenbach Texas

July 27, 1 p.m.

830-997-3224

Free

Mike Blakely at Western Edge

July 27, 7 p.m.

830-992-3157

Free

12th Hill Country Film Festival

July 29, Time TBD

866-224-7714

Tickets $12 each. Day passes $75-$100. All Access badge $200

"The Best Little Film Festival in Texas"! A celebration of independent film, the Hill Country Film Festival screens over 90 independent films (short and feature length) as well as hosts revealing Q & As, captivating filmmaker panel discussions and opportunities for attendees to rub elbows with filmmakers. Ticket options and a full schedule will be available online. Film screenings will take place at the Fredericksburg High School Auditorium and Great Hall at Hoffman Haus. 

Family Friendly Movie Screening at the Marktplatz

July 29, 8: 30 p.m.

866-224-7714

Free

An outdoor screening of SPY KIDS (directed by Robert Rodriguez, U.S.) will be presented by the Hill Country Film Festival and the Texas Film Commission to celebrate the commission’s 50th anniversary and to commemorate Frederickburg’s 175th anniversary’s July theme of “Lasting Family Heritage.”

Famous Texas Artists & Vintage Texas Art Program

July 29-August 5, 6:30 p.m.

830-990-8441

$15 per person for both nights

In conjunction with the art exhibition “The Art of Fredericksburg: 175 Years,” Charles Morin of Charles Morin Fine Art Gallery will present a two-part program. The July 29 program is "Famous Texas Artists" and the August 5 program is "Collecting Vintage Texas Art". Online registration will open on July 1. 

Grape Stomp at Barons Creek Vineyards

July 30-August 8, Friday 2-6 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

830-304-3000

$45 per person

Grape stomping was the traditional way of making wine and now you can learn all about this practice and experience it for yourself.  Guests can stomp grapes for fun and put their foot prints on the back of their t-shirt! Ticket includes stomp, a souvenir T-shirt, and a glass of wine. 

Grape Stomp at Texas Heritage Vineyard

July 31 & August 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

830-456-6059

$32 per person

Come and stomp grapes like Lucy and Ethel! Ticket includes the stomp, a t-shirt to put your footprints on and a glass of wine. The event will take place at the winery building where there will also be live music and a food truck.

Living History Weekends at Fort Martin Scott Historic Site

July 31-August 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

830-998-5038

Donations appreciated. 

Living history reenactors recreate the history of Fort Martin Scott from 1848 to 1853. Blank weapons firing, cannon drills, period events of every day life at the fort.

John Christopher Way Band at The Venue at Rafter E Ranch

July 31, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

830-990-2345

Join us at The Venue at Rafter E Ranch to enjoy a night of dancing and fun for all ages! Bring your own food, booze, and dance moves! Purchase tickets at 324 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance (by July 25th), $20 at the door if tickets are still available. VIP tables are $175, and include prime access to the dance floor, as well as 8 guaranteed seats at the same table! Event will be held at 170 Side Saddle Lane, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Tickets must be purchased in advance by July 25th. Limited tickets available! TheVenueRafterE.com for more information.

Race Day Classic Steer Show at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds

July 31-August 1

830-997-2359

More information to follow.

ZZ Top Tribute Show at The Rockbox Theater

July 31, shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

830-997-7625

$48 to $62 per person

Presenting the ZZ-KC Eliminator Show, an amazing ZZ Top Tribute Show, that passionately pays homage to the world-renowned ZZ Top by recreating their amazing four decade rise to international fame!  ZZ Top's accomplishments include seventeen top-forty hits, induction into the rock and roll hall of fame as well as sales of over one-hundred mullion copies of their down-south mix of delta blues, country Jesus and gospel music which created a musical phenomena in the early seventies that would mold American music for decades to come!

The members of ZZ KC pay much attention to detail - from the beards, to the trademark ZZ Top attire, Twirling Fuzzy Guitars as well as the persona, musical equipment and, most of all, the accurate replication of the music!!

Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission. 

August

 
Dog Days of Summer Wine Release Party at Kuhlman Cellars

August 1, Noon-3 p.m.

512-920-2675

$10 per person

Come cool off at Kuhlman Cellars during these Dog Days of Summer with our refreshing new our new white wines and live music! Help us celebrate the animals of Kuhlman Cellars - those that "work" here and those that visit. $1 from every bottle sold at the event and $1 from select pre-purchased bundles will support our friends at the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area.

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg

August 6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

830-990-8160

Free

Participating fine art galleries will remain open until 8 PM on the first Friday of every month so that visitors and visiting artists can enjoy new shows, demonstrations and receptions. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag!

The Great Outdoors Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild

August 6-September 26, Recurring weekly Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Noon-4 p.m.

830-997-4949

Free

Art represented by Guild members focusing on the beautiful colors presented throughout the landscape in all parts of our world. Please note that the Art Guild will stay open until 5 pm on August 6 and September 3 for First Friday Art Walk.

Cars and Coffee at Street Dreams

August 7, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

830-997-1950

Free

If you think you have a cool car, come out and enjoy the fellowship with other car enthusiasts! Coffee provided!

Eagles Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

August 7, shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

830-997-7625

$48 to $62 per person

The Long Run - a tribute to the Eagles made up of some of the finest and most respected musicians around. Individual members of the band have performed with or shared the stage with great artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, Eddie Money, Beach Boys, .38 Special, Doobie Brothers andTrace Adkins… just to name a few.

The Long Run reproduces the sound that made the Eagles one of the most successful musical groups in rock and roll history. They capture the energy, guitar technique and vocal harmonies of the Eagles to an art; five voices blending together that will please even the most critical of Eagles fans.

Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission. 

Old County Jail Tours 

August 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

830-990-8441

$2 per person age 6 and up. Age 5 and under are free.

Tour this two-story stone structure that served as the fourth jail for Gillespie County, organized in 1848. It was constructed by the firm of C. F. Priess and Bro. in 1885. The ground floor housed a holding area and living quarters for the jailer. The second floor had two steelclad cells located against the east wall and maximum security cells in the center and at the back. The building was used as a county jail facility until 1939. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980. Credit card payments can be accepted online or at the Pioneer Museum or the Vereins Kirche. Cash payments accepted at the jail. 

Texas Ranger Day History Symposium

August 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

830-990-1192

$25 per person

The annual Texas Rangers Day Symposium features history authors and scholars, current and former Texas Rangers, and other experts speaking on a variety of topics. Such topics may include persons and events in the 200 year history of the Rangers, as well as current events, tools and tactics, and sometimes panel discussions/Q&A opportunities with the speakers. The event entry fee includes lunch. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Summer Musical Finale "Always...Patsy Cline" at the Fredericksburg Theater

August 13-22, Recurring weekly Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m.

888-669-7114

$29 adults. $12 children 17 and younger.

Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play includes many of Patsy' unforgettable hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces”, “Sweet Dreams” and “Walking After Midnight.” (Rated PG)

Grape Stomp & Paella Party at Texas Wine Collective

August 14, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

830-997-7470

$90 per person

Race Day Classic Horse Races at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds

August 14-15, Gates open at 11 a.m.

830-997-2359

Ticket prices TBD

Fredericksburg Trade Days

August 20-22

210-846-4094

$5 parking fee good all weekend. 

Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Beach Boys Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

August 21, Shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

830-997-7625

$48 to $62 per person

The Rockbox Theater is proud to present Still Surfin’, the foremost Beach Boys tribute band in the world! Still Surfin’ performs the music of the Beach Boys as true to form as the originals did on their live tours. Still Surfin’ features incredible five part harmonies, heavy spring reverb surf guitar, authentic costuming, audience participation and great choreography to re-create the amazing live performance and excitement of an authentic all-ages Beach Boys show!

Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission. 

Taste of Texas Wines: Italian Series at Texas Wine Collective

August 22, Sessions at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 

830-997-7470

$55 per person

Texas Wine Collective will put three of our Texas wines up against three Italian wines. These wines will be paired with Italian bites. Reservations recommended - only 50 seats per session.

133rd Gillespie County Fair 

August 26-29

830-997-2359

More information to follow.

Hill Country Antique Tractor & Engine Club Heritage Show 

August 26, Gates open daily at 10 a.m.

830-889-0070

Free with regular paid admission to the Gillespie County Fair

Held in conjunction with the Gillespie County Fair, this show provides visitors a special glimpse of the good ol’ days.  Many activities such as agricultural displays, tractor displays, engine displays, antique tractor pulls, sawmill, threshing and a working blacksmith shop will be open for your viewing pleasure.  Our replica of a 1920’s farm house will also be open for viewing. 

133rd Gillespie County Fair Parade

August 27

830-997-2359

More information to follow.

LBJ's 113th Birthday at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historical Park

August 27,  9 a.m.-2 p.m.

830-644-2252

Join Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site to celebrate President Johnson’s 113th birthday. Activities will be held throughout the day at the LBJ Ranch & the State Park, including old fashioned games at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.

Bob Seger Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

August 28, Shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

830-997-7625

$48 to $62 per person

The Rockbox Theater is proud to present Turn the Page, a tribute to Bob Seger! 

Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission. 

Gillespie County Fair Horse Races

August 28-29, Gates open at 11 a.m.

830-997-2359

Ticket prices TBD

Little Debbie Snacks and Wine Pairing at Texas Wine Collective

August 28,  sessions at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

830-997-7470

$35 per person by reservation

Join us for a special food pairing with our Texas Wine Collective wine. Held in our Board Room, our wine and special food pairings are a memorable and relaxing way to learn more about our wines while sampling seasonal food/ snack items. Your host for the pairing will thoroughly explain each wine and how we pair our wines and food items. By reservation - only 10 seats per session.

PCAA Concert in the Park at the Marktplatz

August 29 6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

830-997-8515

Free Sunday evening concert in the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz.  Listen, dance or both!  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks. This month featuring music by Camille Sanders

September

 
Sunset Harvest Festival at Messina Hof Hill Country

September 3, 6 p.m.

830-990-4653

Bring the family out for a fun-filled evening of picking and stomping the very grapes that go into making Messina Hof’s award-winning Port. Stay for the barrel tasting and special Harvest dinner. You’ll also receive a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt signed with your very own purple stomping feet. 

Daytime Harvest Festival at Messina Hof Hill Country

September 4, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

830-990-4653

Bring the family out for a fun-filled day of picking and stomping the very grapes that go into making Messina Hof’s award-winning Port. Stay for the barrel tasting and special Harvest lunch. You’ll also receive a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt signed with your very own purple stomping feet. We can’t wait to share this winemaking experience with you!

Gillespie County Historic Country Schools Open House Month

September 4, 11, 12, 18, 25, 26,  10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

830-685-3385

Fredericksburg, Texas was founded on May 8, 1846 and is celebrating its 175th Anniversary from May, 2021 through May, 2022. September is "Lasting Education" month. You are invited to come enjoy and learn local history by following the Gillespie County Country Schools Driving Trail. Spend an hour or the day. The historic schools will be open as follows:

September 4      Willow City

September 11    Cherry Spring and Pecan Creek

September 12    Lower South Grape Creek and Williams Creek (Albert)

September 18    Cave Creek, Grapetown, Luckenbach, Meusebach Creek and Rheingold

September 25    Junction, Nebgen and Wrede

September 26    Cherry Mountain and Crabapple

Heart Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

September 4, Shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

830-997-7625

$48 to $62 per person

The Rockbox Theater is proud to present Barracuda, America’s Heart Tribute, Nashville’s premier tribute to the famous rock band, Heart. Each highly talented member is world-traveled with an impressive number of years of experience and skill. The band is known for their monster vocals, brilliant musicianship and unceasing stellar performances. A fabulous tribute to Heart. No Heart fan will be left disappointed once they experience their highly energetic, power-packed, amazing show!

Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission. 

USO Style Hangar Dance at the Hangar Hotel

September 4, 6:30 p.m.-11: p.m.

830-997-9990

$30 per person

Spend part of your weekend swing dancing to the sounds of a 1940s-style big band featuring music by local talent, Bill Smallwood and The Lonestar Swing Orchestra. Ticket price includes swing dance lessons and a free photo booth. Bar service and concessions will be available for purchase. Wear your best 1940s inspired outfit to take part in the costume contest. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the United Service Organizations (USO) in Ft. Hood.

Fredericksburg Chamber Annual Banquet at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds

September 9

830-997-5000

Chamber members save the date for the 101st Annual Banquet and awards. More details to come.

Fall Planting Days Kickoff at Wildseed Farms

September 10-12, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

830-990-8080

Free

Learn how to enjoy a beautiful wildflower meadow in the spring (zones 7 - 11) by sowing seed in the fall!  John R. Thomas, founder and president of Wildseed Farms which is the nation's largest working wildflower farm, will lead an informative demonstration each day on how to successfully grow bluebonnets and other wildflowers on your home landscape or rural property. No reservations necessary! 

The Presley Project at the Fredericksburg Theater Company

September 10, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

888-669-7114

$29 for adults, $12 for children 17 and younger

All Elvis – all the time! Never any cheesy costumes! The Presley Project is a 10-person high energy show band that recreates the sound, feel, and excitement of an Elvis concert in the '70s, but without the jumpsuits and sideburns. Don’t miss this baby! (Rated G, Adults $29 / 17 & Under $12)

Grandparent's Day at the Winery at Texas Heritage Vineyard

September 12, Noon-5 p.m.

830-456-6059

Free

A celebration of all Grandparents with wine, food and music. Bring the grandkids, too!

LuckenRod Car Show at Luckenbach Texas

September 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

512-993-5899 for car registration

$15 per person general admission

Music festival, car show and awards. Food and beer on site. Live music featuring Rockabililty and Honky Tonk music. Rain or shine.

Prophets & Outlaws at Rockbox Theater

September 11, 8 p.m.

830-997-7625

$25 per person

The Rockbox Theater is proud to present a one night concert by Prophets and Outlaws, a "Southern Soul Band". Actually, Rock, Soul, Country & Blues are all at the roots of the original music of these talented musicians from Dallas, Texas, who shared the main stage at the Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival last year and also performed at the American Airlines Center on New Year's Eve! Sit back and enjoy their amazing five-part harmonies live at the Rockbox Theater!

Apfel Fest-Harvest of Fashion-Pioneer Museum

September 16, Time TBA

830-990-8441

Price, TBA

Save the date! Luncheon with style show and presentation of the Pioneer Spirit Award.

Annual Nimitz Symposium the National Museum of the Pacific War

September 17-18, virtual event Friday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

830-997-8600 Ext. 225

$65 per person general admission

Join the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the National Museum of the Pacific War for their 34th annual Symposium: A Catalyst for Change: Diversity in WWII. The symposium will explore diverse groups that played a role during the War in the Pacific and how they overcame adversity abroad and on the home front. We hope that you will join us virtually once again this year to experience the opportunity of sharing information, insights, and questions. Speakers currently scheduled include Alexandra Harris, Brian Masaru Hayashi, Craig Gymonds, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and Dr. Matthew Delmont. Please visit the website for additional information. Registration now open at https://whova.com/web/anfas_202109/  

Fredericksburg Trade Days

September 17-19

210-846-4094

$5 parking fee good all weekend. 

Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Texas Heroes Day at Texas Heritage Vineyard

September 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

830-456-6059

Free

A Celebration of Texas Heroes Day. Fun facts and games.

PCAA Concert in the Park at the Marktplatz

September 19 6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

830-997-8515

Free Sunday evening concert in the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz.  Listen, dance or both!  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks. This month featuring music by Off the Grid.

Pianist Daniel Hsu in Concert at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

September 19, 3 p.m.

830-990-2886

By donation

The Bronze Medalist from the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will open the music club's  season. He has earned top prizes in numerous other competitions, most recently the Bronze medal at the 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, and first prize at the San Jose International Piano Competition, Pacific Musical Society Piano Competition and San Francisco Chopin Competition.

Seed Stomp at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site

September 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

830-644-2252

Free

Celebrate the life and legacy of Lady Bird Johnson by planting wildflower seeds with park staff! We provide the seeds, you do the stompin’! Be sure to come back in the Spring to see the blooms you helped create!

129th Saengerfest of Texas German Choirs at St. Mary's

September 25, Time TBA

806-282-5476

Free

For 129 years, German choirs in this area have gathered to celebrate German heritage and culture. This year's Saengerfest is hosted by the Hermann Sons Gemischter Chor of Frederickburg and includes choirs from San Antonio, New Braunfels and Fredericksburg. The Fest program will include selections from each choir and a mass choir of 120+ voices. The public concert time is to be announced.

Fall Celebration at Wildseed Farms

September 25, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

830-990-8080

Free

Come and enjoy a wide selection of pumpkins and unique fall decor items. Tons of photo ops. A fun-filled family day!

Scholarship Fest at Gillespie County Fairgrounds & Exhibition Hall 

September 25, Gates open at 4 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m.

830-997-2359

$20 per person at the gate; kids age 14 and under are free.

"Have Fun While You Help Fund" scholarships for graduating seniors in Gillespie County.  The event includes great food and drink, silent and live auctions and a prize drawing for thousands of dollars in prizes donated by local and area businesses and individuals including guns, hunting and fishing equipment, jewelry, gift certificates and more.  Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association. No Pets Allowed-ADA Service Animals Only.

October

 
40th Oktoberfest of Fredericksburg, Texas

October 1-3, Friday 6 p.m.-Midnight, Saturday 10 a.m.-Midnight, Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

830-997-4810

Adults $10, Children 7-12 $1, children 6 and under Free. 2 day pass $15, 3 day pass $20.

Join us for our 40th Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas! A true celebration of our German heritage in the Polka Capital of Texas! Oompah at its Best! Music!Dancing! Food and drink GALORE! Artisans, children’s area and family fun!

Art Heals and Sweet Treats Art Show at the Fredericksburg Art Guild

October 1-31, Noon-4 p.m., recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

830-997-4949

Free

"Art Heals" is an all members show focusing on the healing power of art in our lives. In addition, the Guild will feature "Sweet Treats", showcasing children's art during First Friday Art Walk and until October 10. The Art Guild will also be present at Oktoberfest, courtesy of Perdernales Creative Arts Alliance, during the first weekend in October.

    Texas Wine Month Passport presented by Texas Hill Country Wineries

    October 1-31, daily during regular winery hours

    872-216-9463

    $85 per individual; $120 per couple

    October is our favorite month here at Texas Hill Country Wineries because it is Texas Wine Month! Celebrate with the Texas Wine Month Passport event! Visit as many of the participating wineries as you can from October 1 – 31 in the picturesque Texas Hill Country and receive exclusive discounts and discover award-winning wines at 35+ unique Texas Hill Country Wineries. Savor all that Texas Wine Country has to offer this October and join us for one day or all 31!

    12th Oktoberfest Kraut Run presented by the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club

    October 2, 8 a.m.

    806-543-3926

    $35 adults age 17 and older; $20 youth age 16 and under. $10 kids obstacle course.

    The official running event of Oktoberfest!  A 5K or 8K timed run or 5K non-timed walk through quaint Fredericksburg streets.  A German-themed post-race celebration follows the race. Kraut Run is dog-friendly and stroller friendly. Athletes and spectators are encouraged to wear Oktoberfest costumes. Top three costumes receive bragging rights on social media. Proceeds benefit Fredericksburg ISD literacy programs. Please visit the website for registration and other information as it becomes available. 

    Oktoberfest Mead Tasting (Honey Wines) at Texas Vineyards & Beyond

    October 2, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

    830-990-9199

    Free

    Meet the winemaker and experience the best selection of Mead (Honey) wines in the Texas Hill Country.

    27th Texas Mesquite Arts Festival at the Fredericksburg Marktplatz

    October 8, Friday Noon - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    830-997-8515

    Free

    The world's absolute finest mesquite wood artisans come to Fredericksburg to showcase their handcrafted mesquite products. Items range from large furniture items such as beds, dressers and chairs made entirely from mesquite, to unique craft and gift items such as beautifully turned lamps, delicate scroll work, handsome pen and pencil sets, unique Christmas tree ornaments and sculpted vases. 

    Fall Drama "Same Time, Next Year" at the Fredericksburg Theater Company

    October 8-24, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.. Sunday at 2 p.m.

    888-669-7114

    $29 adults, $12 children 17 and younger. 

    Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out in this Tony award-winning romantic comedy. In 1951, at a small California inn, George and Doris meet for the first time. The pair decide to meet at the inn every year for a romantic retreat, away from their respective spouses and families. In the decades that follow, both George and Doris face their own personal struggles and hardships, and together they develop a level of love and intimacy that exceeds their expectations. (Rated PG-13)

    41st Stonewall VFD Fall Fish Fry Drive Thru at the Stonewall Chamber Grounds

    October 9, 5 p.m.

    830-644-5571

    By donation

    Annual fall fundraising event featuring a delicious meal of golden fried fish, beans, potato salad and pre-packaged dessert. Tickets may be pre-purchased or purchased in line the day of the event. 

    This is the primary source of funding for the VFD, so a big "thank you" for the support!

    Living History Weekends at Fort Martin Scott Historic Site

    October 9-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    830-998-5038

    Donations appreciated. 

    Living history reenactors recreate the history of Fort Martin Scott from 1848 to 1853. Blank weapons firing, cannon drills, period events of every day life at the fort.

    Monarch Butterfly Celebration at Wildseed Farms

    October 9, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    830-990-8080

    Free

    Free butterfly tagging program! Join the annual monarch "Tag and Release" program, celebrating the monarch butterfly migration to Mexico. Tagging demonstrations start at 9:30 am and the first release is at 11:30 am. The second tagging starts again (after a brief lunch break) at 12:15 pm and the release is at 2:15 pm. Fun and educational for the whole family. No reservations necessary. 

    Trumpet Soloist Nathaniel Mayfield in Concert at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

    October 10, 3 p.m.

    830-990-2886

    By donation

    Originally from Austin, TX, Nathaniel Mayfield is a world-renowned baroque trumpet soloist who has presented master classes at such institutions as The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Laval University in Quebec, UT Austin, Baylor, TCU, the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland and many others. He will perform with special guests on organ and trumpet.

    Fredericksburg Trade Days

    October 15-17

    210-846-4094

    $5 parking fee good all weekend. 

    Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Oktoberfisch 2021 at The Edge Event Center & Resort

    October 15, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    830-456-4271

    $45 for adults; $15 for kids

    Oktoberfisch brings all elements of fly fishing together within a three day event. Certified instructors teach casting, fly tying, fishing from float boats and kayaks, entomology, and places to fish on the Coast and local waters. Participants from all levels will enjoy this festival at the Edge Event Center and Resort just ten minutes from downtown Fredericksburg. With a mile of private access for fishing the Pedernales, as well as shuttle service to/from local waters, it is a fishing must.

    ABBA Tribute Show at Rockbox Theater

    October 16, shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    830-997-7625

    $48 to $62 per person

    The Rockbox Theater is proud to present The FABBA Show, a tribute to ABBA. Direct from the U.K., The FABBA Show is the sensational, authentic and truly magical tribute to ABBA. “The World’s top ABBA tribute show,” said the London Times and “even better than the originals live,” claimed the Houston Chronicle. ABBA’s legend lives on with over 600 million records sold, and hit after hit of dance floor classics. ”Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Take a Chance On Me,” “Super Trouper,” “Voulez Vous” - the hit list goes on and on and on. The set list is jam-packed with hit songs, the costumes are spectacular and the excitement and energy and showmanship brought by the fantastic cast keeps people coming back time after time.

    Doors open one hour prior the show and refreshments will be available throughout the show and during intermission. 

    Bestfest 2021 at the Marktplatz in Fredericksburg

    October 16, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

    $10 Entrance Fee (admission includes all-you-can-eat premium sausage meal with German trimmings and tea/water). Raffle drawings, kids' games and activities and live polka bands and dancing.

    Proceeds to benefit local charitable works and scholarships

    Fall Wine & Dine Showcase at Texas Wine Collective

    October 17, Noon - 2 p.m.

    830-997-7470

    $45 per person

    Delight in food samples prepared by local chefs. Each food selection will be exquisitely paired with wine from Texas Wine Collective's collection (formerly 4.0 Cellars). This wine and food pairing experience is sure to delight every palate while you relax and enjoy live music in the beautiful courtyard.

    Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest

    October 21-23

    830-997-8515

    $25 adults, $5 under 21, children under 5 free.

    Alternative Gift Market at Memorial Presbyterian Church

    October 23, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    830-992-3567

    Free

    Shop for gifts from around the world sold by organizations promoting human dignity and social justice. You will find jewelry, baskets, metal art, scarves, dresses, dresses, nativities, soups, coffee, chocolate and much more. Pay by cash or check.

    Fall Wine Tasting at Texas Vineyards & Beyond

    October 23, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

    830-990-9199

    Free

    Meet the winemaker and enjoy local wines - something for everyone!

    St. Mary's School Turkey Dinner at St. Mary's Catholic Church Holy Family Center

    October 24, 10:30 a.m. - Noon

    830-997-3914

    $10 per plate

    The 59th Annual Turkey Dinner includes a traditional Thanksgiving meal, a carnival for children, raffle, paddlewheel, bingo and beer. Dine-in or drive-through. A fundraiser for the St. Mary's Catholic School.

     Fredericksburg Theater Academy Fall Musical

    October 29, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

    888-669-7114

    $15 adults, $10 children 17 & younger

    FTA, the youth education program for the Fredericksburg Theater Company, will present a junior version of a popular Broadway musical, suitable for the entire family.

    Pioneer Memorial Library Book Sale at the Fredericksburg Marktplatz

    October 30, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    830-997-6513

    Free

    Friends of the Pioneer Memorial Library present their annual book sale.  To be held at the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz. 

    Trunk or Treat at Luckenbach Texas

    October 30, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

    830-997-3224

    Free

    Decorate your truck and come out to Luckenbach for free family fun and a Halloween band.

    Howl-O-Ween & Wine at Texas Wine Collective

    October 31, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

    830-997-7470

    Free Admission

    Bring your four-legged, furry friends to Texas Wine Collective (formerly 4.0 Cellars) for an afternoon of wine, music and fun for the whole family. And don't forget to dress up your pet, there will be a Howl-O-Ween Dress Up Contest. Kid friendly-Free admission-Live Music.

    November

     
    Jaston Williams in Blood and Holly: Christmas West of the Pecosat the Fredericksburg Theater Company

    November 5, 7:30 p.m.

    830-997-3588

    $29 adults, $12 children 17 and younger. 

    Christmas letters, fake snow, aluminum trees, and family conflict bring us all together for the Best Time of the Year. Written, directed and performed by “Greater Tuna” star Jaston Williams, this one-man show will leave you in stitches! November 5 performance features a gala starting at 6:00 pm with food, drinks and silent auction benefiting the Fredericksburg Theater Company.

    "Reimagining" Art Show at the Fredericksburg Art Guild

    November 5-28, Noon-4 p.m., Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday & Sunday

    830-997-4949

    Free

    All members show focusing on the artists ability to present an ordinary subject or scene in a magical new prospective. Please note that the Art Guild will stay open until 5 p.m. on November 5 for First Friday Art Walk.

    Forging Futures Classic Celebration Dinner at Vista Oaks Event Center

    November 6, 6 p.m.

    Price TBA

    The Celebration Dinner will be held at the newest venue in the Texas Hill Country, Vista Oaks, and will be followed by a live auction that will feature one-of-a-kind trips and merchandise. Enjoy fine cuisine and mingle with old and new friends! Dress is country club casual.In addition to dinner and a live auction, the 3rd Annual Forging Futures Classic will host a tribute to Frank Sinatra, one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century! Who better to bring the essence of Ol’ Blue Eyes to the Texas Hill Country but the exceptional Dave Halston. Critics have raved about Halston’s tribute to the iconic Sinatra, calling it “stunning” and “spot-on.” Halston creates a brilliant interpretation of the beloved Chairman of the Board. 

    Hunter's Ball at Luckenbach Texas

    November 6, Time TBA

    830-997-3224

    Price TBA

    Annual dance to celebrate the opening of hunting season.

    The New Buddy Holly Band at The Hangar Hotel

    November 6, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

    830-997-9990

    $30 per person

    Celebrate the music of the 1950s and 60s with an energetic live performance by The New Buddy Holly Band of Kerrville, Texas. Tickets include lots of entertainment as well as party favors. The Hangar Hotel’s Pacific Showroom tiki bar will be available to patrons as well as concessions from the Airport Diner.

    Veterans Day Bingo at Texas Heritage Vineyard

    November 11, 5:30 .m. - 7:30 p.m.

    830-456-6059

    Free

    Vino and Bingo for a Cause! All proceeds from the sale of bingo cards for this event will go to the local Veterans Relations Office. Prizes for winners of each game.

    Die Kunstler 28th Annual Art Show and Sale

    November 12-14, Friday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    830-995-5771

    Free

    Around 60 professional artists will participate in this event that will feature an array of art mediums. Enjoy a "Meet the Artists" reception on Friday. The show continues on Saturday and Sunday. Bins with unframed artwork will be available also. The place for holiday shopping!

    Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering at the Fredericksburg Theater Company

    November 12, Time TBA

    830-997-3588

    Price TBA

    Two day festival of song, story, poetry and art features internationally acclaimed, regional and local talent. Songwriters, poets, balladeers and artists will celebrate the legend and cowboy spirit in all of us. Tickets available early Fall through Event Brite. (Rated G)

    Holiday Bazaar at Texas Heritage Vineyard

    November 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    830-456-6059

    Free

    A fun way to shop for the holidays - with a glass of wine! There will be several cool vendors and time to browse for unique gift items.

    Fredericksburg Trade Days

    November 19-21

    210-846-4094

    $5 parking fee good all weekend. 

    Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Gillespie County Wild Game Dinner at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds

    November 20, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    830-997-5508

    $25 per person.

    Evening of wild game appetizers, beverages, games, live auction, raffle and silent auction supporting agriculture, youth education and rural living in the Texas Hill Country.  Ticket includes dinner, drinks and door prize chance. No Pets Allowed-ADA Service Animals Only.

    Albert and Gage in Concert at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

    November 21, 3 p.m.

    830-990-2886

    By donation

    Hailing from Austin, Texas, Christine Albert and Chris Gage have a long track record of making beautiful music together, although both musicians' individual pedigrees are far more extensive.  Over the course of six duet albums on MoonHouse Records, the duo has demonstrated that disparate backgrounds do not preclude musical soul mates from finding one another. Their music is a mix of country, folk, blues and chansons.

    Fredericksburg Trade Days-November Show

    November 26-28

    210-846-4094

    $5 parking fee good all weekend. 

    Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Thanksgiving Wine Tasting at Texas Vineyards & Beyond

    November 26, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

    830-990-9199

    Free

    Meet the winemaker and explore local wines while you find the perfect gift idea!