Fredericksburg TX: Hill Country Gillespie County Fair

view from below of red ferris wheel at night with white and gold lightsCome one, come all, to the oldest continuous county fair in Texas! It’s the 130th Gillespie County Fair, from Thursday, August 23 through Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Fredericksburg, Texas. Get ready for four days of old-fashioned entertainment and tasty treats ahead at the Fair, plus all the things to do in the Texas Hill Country, from visiting wineries to exploring underground caves or boating on one of the Highland Lakes.

Look forward to the county fair’s parade, agricultural and household exhibits, an old-fashioned carnival and midway, antique tractor show, and live pari-mutual horse racing. Contests range from a washer pitching tournament to selecting the Gillespie County Fair’s Queen. Ranchers will be competing for the best market lamb, swine, goat, poultry and rabbit, plus breeding sheep and cattle. Displays of the best pies, pickles and preserves are guaranteed to make you hungry for fair foods from deep-fried treats to ice cream and sausage-on-a stick.

Don’t miss the evening’s entertainment! Friday, August 24, it’s Jake Hooker and the Outsiders at 8:00 pm Saturday, August 25, listen to four time Grammy winner Steve Wariner at 9:00 pm, followed by Cory Morrow’s Texas country music at 10:30 pm. Download the County Fair’s catalog for detailed information about all the events and exhibits.

If you long for the nostalgia of county fairs like they used to be, with old-fashioned carnival games, your favorite fair foods, great exhibits and entertainment, there’s no better choice than this annual Fredericksburg event. Give us a call at the Wine Country Cottages or go online and book your room with a private hot tub, king beds and luxurious bathroom. You’ll have convenient access to Fredericksburg’s restaurants, music, galleries, boutiques, and wineries as well as the Gillespie County Fair. If you’re coming with friends, why not book our Wine Country Farmhouse to share? It’s time to getaway to the Hill Country – no summer is complete without the magic of a county fair!

Gillespie County Fair, Fredericksburg, Texas
Thursday, August 23 – Sunday, August 26, 2018

General Admission Friday, August 24:       $8.00 per person until 6:00 pm, after 6:00 pm $15.00
General Admission Saturday, August 25:   $8.00 per person until 6:00 pm, after 6:00 pm $20.00
General Admission and Box Seat tickets may be purchased online. General Admission tickets also may be purchased at the gate. Admission does not include the carnival and midway.

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