125th fair kicks off Thursday


RESEARCHING 'BLUE RIBBON RECIPES' to try from this 125th Gillespie County Fair commemorative cookbook is 2013 Fair Queen Camry Weinheimer, a Fredericksburg High School senior and daughter of Wanda Franz and Len Weinheimer. She and her royal court will preside over the fair festivities Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 22-25. Memorabilia items marking the 125th fair will be on sale at the souvenir booth at the fair grounds. -- Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter.

A celebration 125 years in the making is planned Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 22-25, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

Four days of activities and events for the entire family are planned by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association to mark the 125th Gillespie County Fair.

To celebrate the 125th Gillespie County Fair, a number of special events and activities are planned along with traditional events while still focusing on the entire family.

Among the special events are a postal cancellation station, 42 tournament, pig races, 5K Fun Run and more.

Among the highlights at the “oldest, continuous county fair in Texas” are two days of live pari-mutuel horse racing, a carnival and midway, displays of agricultural and home products, a parade, a queen’s contest, antique machinery displays, musical entertainment and a livestock exhibition.

For more information on the 125th Gillespie County Fair, contact the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association at 997-2359 or visit its website at www.gillespiefair.com.

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