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The King William Neighborhood is a quiet enclave just south of downtown San Antonio. After the Civil War, many prosperous German families built sturdy mansions and created what is today a handsome Victorian museum of homes. One after another, these stately houses have been restored.

Each year on the final Saturday of Fiesta Week, the neighborhood holds its own fair, opening certain homes to visitors. The King William Association devotes the proceeds to the preservation of the historic neighborhood.

-Festivals of San Antonio by John Palmer Leeper
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OUR HISTORY

In 1967, the King William Association was chartered as a non-profit corporation to preserve the oldest residential historic district in the state of Texas and to promote the unique cultural heritage of San Antonio. To further that mission, the Association hosted its first Fair in 1968. Since then, the Fair has grown from a one-block arts exhibit to a major Fiesta® San Antonio event. Through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers and thousands of Fairgoers, the Fair raises funds for arts, education, and community improvements.
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OUR MISSION

The mission of the King William Fair is to support the arts, education, and community improvements with family fun in Texas' first residential historic neighborhood.
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THE PROCEEDS

Thanks to the King William Fair proceeds, the King William Association has donated close to $800,000 in grants and scholarships since 2001. In 2017, grant and scholarship funds of $74,428 went to:
  • Alamo Colleges District Scholarship Fund
  • Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum – MOSAIC Student Artist Program
  • Bonham Academy – Creative Spaces Program
  • Bonham Academy – Robotics Club
  • Bonham Academy PTA – ArtSmart Program
  • Brackenridge High School Theatre Dept. – Creative Spaces Program
  • Jump-Start Performance Co. – Historias y Cuentos at Bonham Academy
  • SAY Sí
  • The Cannoli Fund for Dogs and Cats
Additional funds from the Fair also support these ongoing community activities:
  • Free Concerts in the Park
  • Sidewalk Replacement Program
  • Public Park Improvements
  • Cultural Arts District Workshops
  • Graffiti Abatement
  • Tree Planting Program
  • Walking Tour Brochures
  • Historic Property Research
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