• AND THEY’RE OFF! Catch the thunder of live pari-mutuel horse racing during our exciting Summer Season weekends!

  • BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATION! Our mission is to encourage, instruct, and promote the education of the youth of Gillespie County!

  • FLYOVER! We honor our country and inspire our youth with parades, festivals, livestock shows, and scholarship events.

  • EIN PROSIT! Drink in Fredericksburg’s German heritage and Texas hospitality at any of our authentic events!

  • MAGIC OF THE MIDWAY! Take in the colorful lights, the tempting aromas, and the fun with family and friends at the Gillespie County Fair!

  • BLUE RIBBONS! Enjoy the pure pageantry and wholesome competition of the Oldest Continuous County Fair in Texas.

  • MUTTON BUSTING! 8 seconds makes a lifetime of memories for young and old at our fairs and festivals!

The Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Association brings you the best in old-fashioned fun plus the freshest family entertainment you’ll find anywhere in the Lone Star State!popcorn


Every summer come out to the Oldest, Continuous County Fair in Texas. Relive the fun of the midway, the flavor of funnel cakes and sausage-on-a-stick, the pageantry of the Queen Contest, and the judging of pies, cakes, cookies, and quilts.

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Place your bets at our Pari-mutuel Horse Races. Enjoy exciting summer weekends railside, feeling the pounding hooves and cheering on your favorites.

All year round we host many memorable events, from professional bull riding to gun and knife shows to country craft markets to dinners, dances, and pageants. (Check out our calendar for upcoming eventspig).

Have an event you’d like to see? Rent our facilities! We offer lots of room, a variety of venues, and reasonable rates–perfect for your festival, exhibit, wedding, or other occasion.