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!


It’s a story of bunnies and Indians, history and legend, and the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, Inc., is rekindling the telling of that chapter in local history with the presentation of the Easter Fires of Fredericksburg Pageant.
The pageant will be presented on Easter Eve, Saturday, March 31, beginning at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.) at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg.
The rekindling of the pageant in 2018 is part of the year-long celebration to mark the 130th Gillespie County Fair, which takes place Aug. 23-26.
General admission for the Easter Fires of Fredericksburg Pageant is $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 12 years of age and free for children under six. Box seat tickets available. Click here to purchase tickets.


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.


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

Download your 2018 July Maiden Classic Nomination Form and your 2018 Futurity Flyer here!

Mark your calendars for our 2018 Pari-mutuel Horse Racing Season: July 7 and 8; July 21 and 22; August 11 and 12; August 25 and 26. Other activities during race meets include Night in Old Fredericksburg on July 15, and 130th Gillespie County Fair August 23 – 26. Go to events page for more details.

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 events).

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



If you would like to apply for a 2018 Scholarship, download the 2018 Scholarship Packet. Deadline is April 20, 2018.