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Tickets now on sale for July 4th live horse races and Gillespie Fair Scholarship Fest
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Posted June 18, 2014

For the first time, visitors to the Gillespie County Fair & Festival Association’s live pari-mutuel horse race meets can purchase gate tickets online at The Fredericksburg Class 3 track is offering two days of racing July 4 and 5, with a Scholarship Fest on Saturday, July 5.

It will be the first pari-mutuel horse race meet of the Gillespie County summer racing season. Post time is 1:00 pm each day. Gates open at 11:00 am, and races run until approximately 6:00 pm. Ten races are set for Friday; 12 races for Saturday.

General admission for the horse races is $7 for adults; $3 for children ages 6-15; and free for children 5 and under. Reserved Seats are $10 per seat, regardless of age. Box Seats are $15 per seat, regardless of age.

On Saturday, race fans are invited to stay into the evening for Scholarship Fest. Guests will enjoy German food, drinks, live and silent auctions, and all-day drawings for thousands of dollars worth of guns, jewelry, gift certificates, outdoor and sporting gear, art, and more.

Funds raised at this annual event provide scholarships for Gillespie County youth, part of the Fair Association’s mission to “to encourage, instruct, and promote the education of the youth of Gillespie County.” Since 1998, Gillespie County Fair & Festival Association has awarded over $313,000 for 577 scholarships.

Admission to Scholarship Fest is $25, and includes general admission into the races; appetizers, German plate, and drinks at the Scholarship Fest immediately following the races; and entry for door prizes.

For the first time, tickets for all events can be purchased online in advance. Go to for a secure online transaction and information on all of the Gilleispie Fair’s 2014 events.

There will be four weekends of live pari-mutuel horse racing at the Gillespie Fair’s Class 3 track:

July 4 & 5

Parimutuel Horse Racing

July 5

Scholarship Fest


July 19 & 20

Parimutuel Horse Racing

July 19



Aug 9 & 10

Parimutuel Horse Racing

Livestock Shows


Aug 21-24

Gillespie County Fair weekend

Aug 23 & 24

Parimutuel Horse Racing

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