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128th Gillespie County Fair

128th Gillespie County Fair

Who doesn’t love a county fair? Especially the Gillespie County Fair – the oldest, continuously running County Fair in the State of Texas! Join us for a weekend of Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County hospitality that the whole family will enjoy. It’s four big days filled with great events–talent search, exciting carnival and midway, your […]

AUG 25 2016
128th Gillespie County Fair Parade

128th Gillespie County Fair Parade

Official opening of the 128th Gillespie County Fair with a parade down Main Street.  Over 150 entries including floats, marching bands, riding clubs, community groups and more!  Free viewing up and down Main Street.  Bring your chairs! 10 am.

AUG 26 2016
Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (Aug II)

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing (Aug II)

Come out during the Summer Season for four big weekends of exciting live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.  At the Gillespie County Fair Grounds. Gates open at 11 am.  Post time is 1 pm.  Gates […]

AUG 27 2016
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Grape Stomp 2016 Event Lineup

Grape Stomp 2016 Event Lineup

Celebrate the grape harvest with a good old-fashioned grape stomp. This is your chance to jump in feet first with your favorite Texas wines. Commemorate the day with a T-shirt, decorated with your foot print. Here’s a run down of the upcoming grape stomps: August 5-28 (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Pedernales Cellars Grape Stomp, […]

5 Tips on Grape Stomping Like a Pro

5 Tips on Grape Stomping Like a Pro

Each Fall Fredericksburg wineries host grape stomping events to celebrate the annual grape harvest. Before heading to any of the grape stomps this Fall, here are 5 tips for stomping grapes like a pro. Wear appropriate clothing. You’re not going to prom; you’re smooshing fruit with your feet in Texas Wine Country. For this winery […]

Celebrate Texas Food & Wine in Fredericksburg

Celebrate Texas Food & Wine in Fredericksburg

While Fredericksburg’s more than 30 wineries make enjoying Texas Wine Country fun all year long, the Annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest brings a number of extra reasons to celebrate in Fredericksburg on Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, October 22. Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest special events will kick off early on Thursday, October 20, with a “Go Texan! Dinner […]

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AUG 25 2016

Family Fiesta Night at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds

A new event for the opening night of the Gillespie County Fair!  “Noche de Familia en la Feria” – Family Fiesta Night of Music and Dancing.  Featuring live music by Texas Tejano Music Association Award-winner LA FUERZA and Grammy Award-winner Patsy Torres.  The fun starts at 6 pm; live music starts at 7 pm. Be […]

AUG 25 2016

128th Gillespie County Fair

Who doesn’t love a county fair? Especially the Gillespie County Fair – the oldest, continuously running County Fair in the State of Texas! Join us for a weekend of Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County hospitality that the whole family will enjoy. It’s four big days filled with great events–talent search, exciting carnival and midway, your […]

AUG 27 2016

Annual Grape Stomp at Chisholm Trail Winery (Aug)

Celebrate the harvest and the release of new wines!  Enjoy food and live music by Mark Henricks and Robbe Brunner who will play from noon to 1 pm.  Purchase a logo bandanna to put your purple footprints on! Noon to 6 pm.  Grape stomp is free.