Come one, come all! The Gillespie County Fair is just around the corner and excitement is building for this great community event that is a historical favorite in Fredericksburg, TX. Established in 1881, this fair has deep roots and is the oldest, continuous county fair in Texas! Every year it provides wonderful family entertainment that brings all ages and walks of life together for four days of fun.
This is an event where Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County hospitality just shines. Not only does the Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Association (GCFFA) put on one of the most popular county fairs in the region, it is also dedicated to developing programs that encourage, instruct and promote the education of the youth of Gillespie County. The GCFFA grants scholarships to graduating county seniors on an annual basis and by 2014, over 577 students have received scholarships totaling approximately $313,000. As you can see this fair goes far beyond elephant ears and carnival rides.
Throughout these four days you will have no shortage of things to do, places to go, people to meet and food to eat! A carnival and midway, fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, and live pari-mutuel horse racing are just the tip of the iceberg. Dance under the stars as Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys will take the main stage on Friday night and then Moe Brandy and Kyle Park will entertain the crowds on Saturday night. Don’t miss out on the fun parade and check out all of the amazing products of Texas agriculture as competitors vie for the elusive “blue ribbon.”
This is just one of the things that makes Fredericksburg, TX a great place to live and visit. If you will be coming in for the fair or another getaway this summer The All Seasons Collection has the perfect place for you–whether you are flying solo, coming with your significant other or have a host of family and friends tagging along. Our luxury bed and breakfasts have all of the amenities you love and we have locations dotted all over the area so you can always be close to the hustle and bustle. Contact us today at (800) 775-3197 for reservation information. See you on the ferris wheel!