Scholarship Fest readies for 21st event on Sept. 23
Prizes are being collected, tailgating recipes are being perfected and ticket sales are continuing for the 21st annual Scholarship Fest on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.
Gates open at 3 p.m. for the annual event sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association.
“College Tailgating” is the theme for the annual event that includes an afternoon and evening of food, fun and prizes.
Admission tickets for Scholarship Fest are $20 and are available in advance online at www.gillespiefair.com.
Scholarship Fest activities will include appetizers, a brisket barbecue meal with all the trimmings, drinks and door prizes.
The event will also include a drawing for prizes that includes guns, a television, jewelry, gift certificates, gift baskets and many other items.
Prize drawing tickets are being sold in advance and will also be sold at Scholarship Fest. Winners need not be present to collect their prizes.
Cost of the prize tickets is $5 each or six for $25.
Prize drawing tickets are also available in advance at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, from fair directors, at Stroeher and Son/Stroeher and Olfers and at Lochte Feed and General Store.
There will also be games, a silent auction and live auction featuring cakes baked by the 2017 Gillespie County Fair Queen and her court as well as other items.
Individuals and college alumni groups interested in participating in the college tailgating are encouraged to call the fair grounds at 997-2359.
Also, individuals and businesses interested in donating prizes to be given away at the event are asked to contact the fair grounds.
The Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association has been supporting the youth of this county by providing scholarships since 1991.
To date, the fair association has awarded over $358,050 in scholarships to 647 students.
For more information, visit www.gillespiefair.com or call 997-2359.