• 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, located in Fredericksburg, now 124 years old, was founded in 1881. Annual fairs have been held with the exception of five years when it was not possible due to WW I and WWII. The Fair Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors who donate in excess of 15,000 hours a year to the organization.popcorn


The Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization classified under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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The Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Association, Inc. presents fairs and festivals to the community and develops programs that encourage, instruct and promote the education of the youth of Gillespiepig County – with emphasis on agriculture.

In addition to producing the oldest, continuously running county fair in Texas, the Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Association also promotes community and family entertainment by sponsoring annual events such asFlavors of Fredericksburg and the annual Scholarship Fest.