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08.22.16 128th Gillespie County Fair, horse races, this weekend in Fredericksburg

The 128th Gillespie County Fair–the oldest continuous county fair in Texas–kicks off this week with four days of traditional family fare, three nights of live musical entertainment, and two days of pari-mutuel horse racing in Fredericksburg from Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 25-28, 2016.

07.05.16 New “Sommerzeit” festival held in conjunction with July 16-17 pari-mutuel horse races

Night in Old Fredericksburg will present the new Sommerzeit Festival on Saturday, July 16, in conjunction with the Gillespie County Pari-Mutuel Horse Races held that Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17.

05.31.16 First National Self-Driving Tour of Gillespie County Country Schools

The Friends of the Gillespie County Country Schools will host their first self-driving tour of ten Gillespie County Country Schools in collaboration with the Country School Association of America (CSAA), on Sunday, June 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Former teachers and students will serve as docents during the tour.

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What are the current population figures for Fredericksburg and Gillespie County?
Population figures as of the 2010 United States Census show: Fredericksburg – 10,530 Gillespie County – 24,837
What are the predominate industries for the area?
Medical, tourism and agriculture
In which year was Fredericksburg founded?
The city of Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 by 120 German immigrants who traveled to Texas from Germany to secure land purchased through the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, known as Mainser Adelsverein.  Each settler was promised a plot of land in town and 10 acres in the vicinity of the settlement […]