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The following guidelines will help you get prepared for a very fun day at the King William Fair!
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ADMISSION

General Admission is $15 for ages 13 and up. Admission is FREE for children 12 and under. Your admission fee and purchases help support local non-profits and community improvement projects.

DAY OF FAIR: Admission Wristbands can be purchased at any of our 8 prominently marked Admission Gates on the day of the Fair.

ADVANCE PURCHASE: Admission Wristbands may also be purchased in advance at the Fiesta Store located at 2611 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215.

ONLINE: General Admission (13 & up; children 12 & under are FREE) can be purchased in advance here on our website. Your online purchase receipt will be redeemed for your Admission Wristband at any of our 8 prominently marked Admission Gates on the day of the Fair.

ARE COOLERS, TENTS, CANOPIES, OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES, ETC. ALLOWED IN THE FAIR ZONE?

No coolers are allowed in the Fair Zone. No tents, canopies, large umbrellas, outside food or beverages are allowed.

ARE ELECTRIC SCOOTERS ALLOWED IN THE FAIR ZONE?

No. For the safety of Fairgoers, electric scooters are not allowed in the Fair Zone. We are working on designating electric scooter arrival and departure points outside of the Fair Zone for 2019.

HOW MUCH ARE FOOD/BEVERAGE/ACTIVITY TICKETS AND WHAT ARE THEY FOR?

Tickets are $1.00 each (cash or credit). All Food and Beverages (except Texas Wine Garden wines) can ONLY be purchased with our official Food/Beverage/Activity tickets. Tickets will also be needed for some activities at Kids Kingdom. Art & Craft vendors accept cash and some may also accept checks or credit cards. Multiple ATM machines are located inside the Fair Zone for your cash needs. Please consult your Fair Program or our website for exact locations.

DAY OF FAIR: Food/Beverage/Activity Tickets can be purchased on the day of the Fair at any of our 12 Ticket Booths located in the Fair Zone. Tickets will only be sold to people wearing official King William Fair Admission Wristbands. The Ticket Booths will be prominently marked and will be indicated on your Fair Program, which you will receive when you purchase your Admission Wristbands at one of our 8 Admission Gates. Ticket booths will be open by 8:00 a.m. on Fair Day.

ADVANCE ONLINE PURCHASE: Food/Beverage/Activity Tickets can be purchased in advance in packs of 20 tickets each here on our website. Your online purchase receipt will be redeemed for your Food/Beverage/Activity Tickets at any of our 12 prominently marked Ticket Booths on the day of the Fair.

ARE FOOD/BEVERAGE/ACTIVITY TICKETS OR ADMISSION WRISTBANDS AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE?

Yes, Food/Beverage/Activity Tickets and Admission Wristbands are available to purchase in advance.

ADVANCE FOOD/BEVERAGE/ACTIVITY TICKETS – ONLINE ONLY: Food/Beverage/Activity Tickets can be purchased in advance in packs of 20 tickets each here on our website. Your online purchase receipt will be redeemed for your Food/Beverage/Activity Tickets at any of our 12 prominently marked Ticket Booths on the day of the Fair.

ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION – ONLINE: General Admission (13 & up; children 12 & under are FREE) can be purchased in advance here on our website. Your online purchase receipt will be redeemed for your Admission Wristband at any of our 8 prominently marked Admission Gates on the day of the Fair.

ADVANCE GENERAL ADMISSION – FIESTA STORE: Admission Wristbands (13 & up; children 12 & under are FREE) may also be purchased in advance at the Fiesta Store located at 2611 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215.

IS OUTSIDE SOLICITATION ALLOWED?

No handouts, flyers or signs are allowed in the Fair Zone. This applies to personal, commercial, and political.

ARE DOGS ALLOWED IN THE FAIR ZONE?

The King William Fair is a fun and positive environment and we wish to ensure the safety of all our guests, human and canine. Dogs are allowed in the Fair Zone, but please keep in mind that we expect approximately 35,000 people, and your dog will likely be more comfortable at home.

We reserve the right to refuse entrance, or ask to leave, anyone whose pet is exhibiting inappropriate or dangerous behavior.
+ All dogs must be on a leash and handled by a responsible adult.
+ A dog needs to wear a collar or identification (tags or embroidered collar) to assist in finding the owner if the animal becomes lost.
+ We highly recommend that dogs be at least 6 months of age or older, as younger animals have immature immune systems, leaving them vulnerable to infection.
+ Dogs should be current on all vaccinations.
+ Dogs should be spayed or neutered.
+ Female dogs in heat should be left at home.
+ Dogs need to be sociable with other animals, adults, and children and should not display aggressive behavior.
+ Owners need to clean up the waste created by their dog.
+ Look for our sponsors, Bark of Southtown and City Veterinary Hospital, and their doggie rest stations at the First Aid Booths featuring complimentary water and waste bags for your canine friend. Please also consider bringing water to keep your dog hydrated on what is often a hot day.

WHERE CAN I FIND A PARTICULAR ART & CRAFT OR FOOD VENDOR?

Visit the Vendors page here on our website or check your Fair Program, which you will receive when you purchase your Admission Wristband at the Admission Gate.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHEN A PARTICULAR GROUP IS PERFORMING?

Visit the Entertainment page here on our website or check your Fair Program for the stage and street performer schedules. You will receive a Fair Program when you purchase your Admission Wristband at the Admission Gate.

HOW LONG IS THE PARADE ROUTE?

The Parade route is 2 miles long and lasts approximately 90 minutes. The Parade steps off at 9:00 a.m. at the corner of Eagleland and E. Guenther and travels into the Fair Zone and then back along Adams to Eagleland. Visit the Parade page here on our website for more details and a map.

ARE ANY HOMES ON TOUR DURING FAIR DAY?

The Edward Steves Homestead House Museum at 509 King William will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Guided ($10) and self-guided ($7.50) tours available. All forms of payment accepted. For more information, call (210) 227-9160.

ARE ANY STREETS CLOSED?

Of course! That’s what makes the King William Fair so special. We shut down the streets in one of San Antonio’s oldest neighborhoods and have a funky fiesta good time. In addition, S. Alamo is closed between Probandt and Pereida from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., to allow for safe crossing of the Parade. Access, however, will be allowed to Blue Star Arts Complex and The Guenther House. Please see our map.

WHAT IS THE PROPER ATTIRE?

Shoes and shirts are required for both men and women. Fiesta attire, crazy hats, medals, and decorations of any kind are encouraged. A big smile is absolutely a requirement!

RECYCLING

Fair guests are encouraged to use recycling containers throughout the Fair Zone as part of our effort to remain green. In compliance with the City of San Antonio’s Green Events Ordinance, the King William Fair is awarded the Verde Level, which is the highest possible level.

WHICH ORGANIZATIONS BENEFIT FROM THE PROCEEDS OF THE KING WILLIAM FAIR?

With the help and support of our sponsors, the King William Fair benefits numerous inner city cultural organizations, educational opportunities, and community improvements

In addition to being the primary fundraising event for the King William Association, the King William Fair provides a large umbrella that benefits other local nonprofit organizations of various sizes and purposes. Please join us in visiting and supporting these nonprofit organizations who participate in the Fair by making purchases at their booths while you are strolling through the neighborhood on Fair day, knowing that the energy generated by our Fiesta event ripples out in various directions touching many lives in many communities and even other countries.

Some of the recent recipients of the King William Association’s grants and scholarships include the Alamo Colleges District Scholarship Fund, Blue Star Contemporary Art, Bonham Academy,
Brackenridge High School, Jump-Start Performance Co., SAY Sí, and 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, and more!
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