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About the festival

The Texas Mesquite & Fine Arts Festival is a three-day event where you can shop fine handcrafted wood gifts, furniture, paintings, sculpture and jewelry directly from the makers. The outdoor event is hosted on the historic Marketplatz in Fredericksburg, surrounded by quaint shopping and dining. 

If you are visiting Fredericksburg for the first time, the visitor center has more information about available accommodations. 


Friday, October 13 Noon - 6pm

Saturday, October 14 10am - 6pm

Sunday, October 15 10am - 3pm

2023 marks the festival's 30th anniversary. The festival started in 1993 with a handful of woodworkers dedicated to crafting with Texas mesquite. The event has grown to become an  annual event drawing repeat and new customers who come to see the world's finest mesquite wood artisans who showcase their handcrafted products. Items range from large furniture items such as bed, dressers and chairs, to unique craft and gift items such as beautifully turned lamps, delicate scroll work, handsome pen and pencil sets, charcuteries, unique Christmas tree ornaments and sculpted vases. 

The festival will continue to feature the beauty and diversity of Texas' "exotic" wood, but is expanding to include a wide variety of high quality art in other media including other woods, leather, fabric, metal, glass, gourds, fiber, canvas and paper. 

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