high season: mid-March to mid--July, October to December
low season: January, lateJuly to August
shoulder season: February to mid--March, September
Weather InformationFredericksburg is mild in the winter and hot in the summer. The average daytime high in January is 61 degrees, while the average high in August is 93 degrees. The most rain falls in May, June, September, and October.
Crowd InformationCrowds are the largest in spring and fall. The city is also packed during major events such as Night in Old Fredericksburg in July, the Food and Wine Fest in October, and Oktoberfest in October. Fredericksburg holds about 150 events annually, including many German cultural festivals and live music events. Throughout the year, weekends are busier than weekdays. The weekend around Valentine's Day, spring break weeks, the day after Thanksgiving, and the week between Christmas and New Year's are also particularly busy.
Closure InformationHotels, shops, and attractions remain open throughout the year.
Other InformationMany people visit in spring to see the wildflowers. However, weather patterns can sometimes affect bloom times. When planning a trip, it's not a bad idea to contact one of the local businesses that deal in flowers to check on the season.
When to SaveDuring the slower seasons, it may be easier to find lower lodging rates. Because Fredericksburg is a popular weekend destination for Texans, visiting during the week will yield the best rates and the most selection.
When to BookBook one month to six weeks in advance for high-season weekends and farther in advance for festival dates. For airfare, those with flexible travel plans can take advantage of low last-minute airfares. However, those with a set schedule should book flights at least three weeks in advance to obtain lower prices and ensure availability, especially for travel during the high season.
Information provided by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce