The Hill Country pari-mutuel horse racing season kicks off July 4th at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds in Fredericksburg with two days of live racing at the Class 3 track on July 4 and 5, 2014.
Ten races are scheduled for Friday, July 4, with another 12 races set for Saturday, July 5. Post time is 1:00 pm each day. Gates open at 11:00 am, and races run until approximately 6:00 pm. 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.
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 www.gillespiefair.com.
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. 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.
Upcoming race meet dates are July 19 & 20, Aug 9 & 10, and Aug 23 & 24.
Night In Old Fredericksburg will be held at the Fair Grounds on July 19, and the Gillespie County Fair returns Aug 21-24.
Information and tickets for all events are online at www.gillespiefair.com.