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The King William Fair officially begins when the Parade steps off promptly at 9:00 am.

This year's Parade theme is "Who is King William?"
The 2019 King William Fair Parade will honor the history of its historic neighborhood by allowing entries to tell their version of "Who is King William?" The stories will include the history of the land, stories of the people who built and lived in the historic homes, the businesses that support our historic neighborhood and most importantly, the people who have created the King William community in which we all have grown to love.

Beginning on E. Guenther at Eagleland, the Parade travels through the Fair Zone, and ends on Adams at Eagleland. The Parade route is 2 miles long and lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Viewing is available along the total length of the Parade route.Free viewing located on Adams Street in between Pereida and Eagleland Dr. and on E. Guenther Street in between S. Alamo & Eagleland Dr.

This year's Parade honors the descendants of Pedro Huízar as the 2019 GRAND MARSHAL. Pedro Huízar was a Spanish architect, land surveyor, craftsman and sculptor of the San José Mission Rose Window. Mr. Huízar owned much of the property currently located in the King William neighborhood.

This year's 2019 Parade HONOR GUARD is the San Antonio Conservation Society. Founded in 1924, the San Antonio Conservation Society is one of the first community preservation groups in the United States. Beginning with efforts to preserve such unique sites as the city’s Spanish Colonial missions.

Group pictured, looks at excavated ruins of the Mission San Jose mill shortly before the San Antonio Conservation Society began restoration, March 1936. On left is Mrs. Conn Milburn, of the Conservation Society, with Erhard Guenther, president of Pioneer Flour Mills, and Mrs. J.K. Beretta, of the Society of Colonial Dames. The Colonial Dames contributed funds for the project and Pioneer Flour Mills researched and built the mill machinery.
Wrangle On, Sue honors Sue Duffy, who was Chief Parade Wrangler from 2007 until her death in 2017. Although Sue did not live in the neighborhood, she devoted countless hours to curating and cultivating the parade into a city-wide favorite. Sue was also a former Fair performer (Irish dance), and loved spending time in the ‘hood
Please read the 2019 Parade theme before applying. Parade entries are required to follow the theme. Don't worry, we are open to all sorts of interruptions of our theme so, don't let "following a theme" scare you off. The more creative your entry, the better the chance we'll work your story into ours.
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