Fredericksburg is steeped in history and proud of its German heritage. As the second German town in Texas founded by the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants, many of the influences from its founding can still be felt today. One of the most popular annual events in Fredericksburg is Oktoberfest, and there’s no better place to stay for guests making their way into town for the festivities than a rental from Cozi Vacation Rentals.
What to Know About the Festival
Taking place the first weekend of October, Fredericksburg’s Oktoberfest is one of the most popular events every year. Make parking a breeze by utilizing the shuttle between the Gillespie County Fairgrounds Parking Area and Martkplaz, where the festival takes place. The shuttle leaves every 30 minutes, and you can purchase your passes online.
The event typically runs from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, 10 a.m to midnight on Saturday, and 11 a.m to 6 p.m on Sunday. The cost of admission varies based on age, but you can save by purchasing multi-day passes.
A Checklist of Fun Activities to Enjoy
With so many things to do and see, it’s no surprise that many festival-goes attend all three days. Some highlights of what you can experience include:
- Five stages filled with incredible musical performances from acts like the OOmpahs and The Tubameisters.
- The Rotary Kraut run, which includes a 5K and 8K run as well as a non-timed 5K walk
- The Hauptrasse Chicken Dance
- Meeting brewmastesr from Leinenkugel and Shiner
- A family dirndl and lederhosen contest
- KinderPark, featuring games and face painting
Of course, no German festival is complete without delicious food and drinks. Bring your appetite to try a range of traditional dishes like apple strudel, schnitzel, German potato salad, and more. All of this pairs perfectly with a cold brew from the wide selection of German, Texas, and domestic beers.
Reserve Your Oktoberfest Accommodations Today
It’s never too early to book your Fredericksburg Oktoberfest stay with Cozi Vacation Rentals. After a day of festival fun, your vacation rental is the perfect place to escape the crowds and prepare for another memorable day.
We work to bring you some of the best rentals this Hill Country town has to offer in a range of sizes and styles. From cozy cabins perfect for couples to spacious homes with enough room for the whole family, we have it all. No matter which Frederciskburg vacation rental you stay at, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Call 830-999-2694 or email email@example.com to start planning your fall vacation.