Where? - Downtown • Marktplatz • Fredericksburg, Texas
Hours? Friday • 6 PM – Midnight, Saturday • 11:30 AM - Midnight
Admission: Adults • $6 ~•~ Children 12 & under • $1, Two-day passes $10
This weekend marks one of the biggest annual events held in good ol’ Fburg. “Night in Old Fredericksburg” is a celebration of Fburg’s German heritage and Texas hospitality. It is held at the Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas (Main Street, across from the Courthouse). This year will mark the festival’s 47th Anniversary!
Night In Old Fredericksburg is actually two nights and two days, showcasing the history, culture, food, and fun of this charming Hill Country community. Organizers have put together a weekend event guaranteed to stimulate all the senses and to delight folks of all ages.
Revelers can listen and dance to nine different bands playing polka, show tunes, and country from the comfort of two covered stages. Acts include the world-famous Sauerkrauts, plus the popular Seven Dutchmen, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, the Dujka Brothers, the Shiner Hobo Band, Fritz Hodde, Mark Halata & Texavia, and the Red Ravens, as well as Almost Patsy Cline.
Night In Old Fredericksburg serves up a multicultural menu of tasty food and refreshing drinks. German favorites include sauerkraut and wurst served sizzling from the grill. Fans of Mexican food can sink their teeth into fajitas and tacos, and hungry visitors will find enthusiastic cooks serving up delicious burgers, fries, turkey legs, and other festival favorites.
Fredericksburg knows its beer, so once again volunteers will be pouring more than 15 domestic and imported beers, straight from frosty taps as well as local wines.
Night in Old Fredericksburg offers fun for every member of the family. Kids are sure to flock to their own special area where they can test their skills on a bungee jump, ride a Ferris Wheel, jump on a Slide and have fun, or test their skill at a variety of challenging games.
Presenters on the grounds are proud to make history come alive, with exhibits of pioneer crafts and activities. Top arts and craft vendors will set up tents along the walkways, showing off their collectibles, gifts, and one-of-a-kind creations.
Night in Old Fredericksburg is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, and has been celebrated since 1962. More information on this and other hill country festivals and events is available toll-free at 1-866-TEX-FEST (839-3378), or by visiting www.tex-fest.com.
To top it off, “Trade Days” also occurs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this coming weekend. See item #3 on “365 Things To Do In the Texas Hill Country” for more information.