By all accounts, the 126th Gillespie County Fair was another “blue ribbon” event.
Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the four-day celebration included a queen’s contest, music, parade, live pari-mutuel horse racing, carnival and midway, agricultural and home products displays, dominos, washer pitching, livestock judging and more.
Carey Durst, president of the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, said that while attendance at some events seemed to be down somewhat, the crowd on Saturday night “blew the doors off.”
In looking at the various aspects of the fair, Durst noted that the carnival was “exceptional” with lots more to do, the mutton busting contests were crowd pleasers and the combination of Moe Bandy and Kyle Park on Saturday night seemed to appeal to all ages.
“The agriculture and home products exhibits are always nice,” he said. “The exhibits still touch on the old fairs.”