Gillespie County Fair

Beyond Oktoberfest: Meet Fredericksburg’s Lesser-Known Traditions

May 7, 2021 | By Sallie Lewis

This month, the city of Fredericksburg kicks off its 175th anniversary with a yearlong celebration culminating next May.

Horse Racing, Ferris Wheels, Dancing—Find it All at the Gillespie County Fair in Fredericksburg

June 24, 2019 | By Gretchen M. Sanders

The fairgrounds draw horse racing fans from El Paso to Beaumont and Amarillo to McAllen. “People like watching the races here because they can get so close to the track,” says Billy Roeder, who recently retired after 28 years as a Gillespie County commissioner.

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