Fredericksburg, Texas, Welcomes Visitors

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Taking it to the dance floor at Night in Old Fredericksburg, Texas.
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Art is only part of the fun at Night in Old Fredericksburg, Texas.
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Musicians keep the crowds entertained at Night in Old Fredericksburg, Texas.

The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to help celebrate the town’s German heritage and Texas hospitality during Night in Old Fredericksburg, coming July 17 and 18, to Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas. This year will mark the festival’s 46th 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 Texas Legacy Czech Band, the Dujka Brothers, the Shiner Hobo Band, Cactus Country, Fritz Hodde, Sound Connection and Cactus Country 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 visits 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.

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 climb a rock wall, jump on inflatables, and test their skill at a variety of challenging games.

Presenters on the ground 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.

The fun never sets at Night in Old Fredericksburg, as the event runs Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight, and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until midnight. Admission is $6 each day, or $10 for a two-day pass. Children age 12 and under get in for $1. Parking is free all around the venue.

The event takes place on Marktplatz, the market square conveniently located in the heart of Fredericksburg’s historic and commercial district. That makes it especially easy for visitors to enjoy shopping, dining and staying in this popular getaway.

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 866-839-3378, or by visiting the website.

The entertainment schedule:

In Adelsverein Halle,

The Sauerkrauts : 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The Dujka Brothers: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The Sauerkrauts: 9 to 10:30 p.m.
The Dujka Brothers: 10:30 to midnight

Shiner Hobo Band: noon to 1:30 p.m.
Texas Legacy Czech Band: 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Shiner Hobo Band: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Texas Legacy Czech Band: 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Fritz Hodde: 6 to 8 p.m.
Almost Patsy Cline Band: 8 to midnight

In Kinder Halle,

Cactus Country: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Sound Connection: 4 to 6 p.m.
Seven Dutchmen Orchestra: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Jodie Mikula Orchestra: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Seven Dutchmen Orchestra: 9 to 10:30 p.m.
Jodie Mikula Orchestra: 10:30 to midnight