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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.

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.

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.

Country School Association of America Conference

Hosted by The Friends of the Gillespie County Country Schools, the Country School Association of America, CSAA, will hold its national conference in Fredericksburg, TX, June 19-22, 2016, at the Pioneer Museum.

Live Parimutuel Horse Racing returns to Fredericksburg Downs

Live Parimutuel Horse Racing returns to Fredericksburg Downs! Plus live music, a new event (Sommerzeit), and good old-fashioned fun, food, and family entertainment!

Hill Country Food Truck Festival Moves to June 25th – Tickets on Sale Now

The Third Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival- featuring a number of food trucks, Texas Hill Country wine and a lineup of live music- will take place from Noon until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, in Luckenbach Texas.

Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau and Partners Donate to Fredericksburg Food Pantry

The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau donated more than 1400 food items to the Fredericksburg Food Pantry on Monday, May 9, with the help of generous donations from local hospitality partners.

Fredericksburg, Texas Rallies in Support of Travel and Tourism Industry

The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau supported Fredericksburg’s travel and tourism community with two special events during National Travel & Tourism Week.

Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau Debuts 2015 Annual Report

The Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau’s 2015 Annual Report, including statistics on the economic impact of tourism in Gillespie County, insights into destination management efforts and the unveiling of an all-new advertising campaign, is now available online.

Pioneer Museum Hosts School Girls Sampler Exhibit

The Friends of the Gillespie County Country Schools partnered with the Pioneer Museum to present an exhibit of more than 50 stitched schoolgirls samplers at the Pioneer Museum from May 2 to July 30, 2016 to tell the story of how the sewing needle taught young girls academics during the late 1700’s to early 1900’s.