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2024 Medal/woodallion - $10

Inspired by KW historic homes, the KWF medal is made of wood and is called a “woodallion.” The woodallion features the Alexander Joske House, built in 1881 in historic King William. It is eco-friendly sourced from raw wood and made in the U.S.A.

The King William neighborhood is Texas’ first residential historic district, and the 2024 Fair medal celebrates longtime KWA member, resident and neighborhood pioneer Jessie Simpson who owned the Joske House before her passing in 2023. Jessie spent 50 years restoring and preserving a dozen historic homes in KW including the Joske House, doing much of the work herself. The Joske House is a brick masonry Neoclassical home featuring a hand-carved wood door with limestone basket arch, Ionic columns, carriage house, and a Texas red granite curb. Originally constructed for $2,000, the Joske family (of the famed Joske Bros. department store in downtown San Antonio from 1888-1987) purchased the home in 1892 for $9,000.


Artwork by Alicia Spence-Schlesinger.

Show your Fiesta spirit with our official King William Fair merchandise available at these locations:

KING WILLIAM ASSOCIATION

122 Madison St., 78204 • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

MONARCH TROPHY
16227 San Pedro Ave.

ILSE'S ATTIC MERCHANDISE BOOTHS (Fair Day only)
Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


  • 500 block of King William
  • Upper corner of King William Park @ King William and Washington.
2024 Fair Medal
2024 Fair Medal
Inspired by KW historic homes, the KWF medal is made of wood and is called a “woodallion.” The woodallion features the Alexander Joske House, built in 1881 in historic King William. It is eco-friendly sourced from raw wood and made in the U.S.A.
Merchandise $10.00


2024 Pin - $5

The King William Fair limited edition 2024 pin features a ticket design with the wording “I survived 2023.” This celebrates the return of paper tickets to this year’s Fair in response to our loyal fairgoers who experienced the frustration of the 2023 cashless device wristbands and supported the Fair’s decision to return to the classic tradition of paper tickets used to purchase food/beverages and activities in Kid’s Kingdom.

Artwork by Alicia Spence-Schlesinger.

Show your Fiesta spirit with our official King William Fair merchandise available at these locations:

KING WILLIAM ASSOCIATION

122 Madison St., 78204 • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

ILSE'S ATTIC MERCHANDISE BOOTHS (Fair Day only)
Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


  • 500 block of King William
  • Upper corner of King William Park @ King William and Washington.
2024 Pin
2024 Pin
Limited edition 2024 pin celebrating the return of paper tickets to this year’s Fair!
Merchandise $5.00
Real Housewives of King William tumbler - aqua
Wine Tumbler - Aqua
Wine Tumbler - Aqua
Merchandise $20.00


Real Housewives of King William tumbler - green
Wine Tumbler - Green
Wine Tumbler - Green
Merchandise $20.00


Real Housewives of King William tumbler - navy
Wine Tumbler - Navy
Wine Tumbler - Navy
Merchandise $20.00


Real Housewives of King William tumbler - red
Wine Tumbler - Red
Wine Tumbler - Red
Merchandise $20.00


Official Fair Merchandise Booth: Ilse's Attic

Many of you have browsed through the commemorative pins, T-shirts and fiesta collectables under the tent in the King William Park on Fair Day. This is the King William Association (KWA) store, and it’s called “Ilse’s Attic” in honor Ilse Griffith, who lived at 422 E. Guenther from 1973 until she died in 1999 at age 99. During those years, she took her turn as KWA board president (1974-1976) and served as KW Fair Chair when she was 75. (She’s thought to be the first Fair Chair to serve for two consecutive years – 1973 and 1974). You might have run into Ilse at Bonham Elementary when you went to vote because she served as our precinct judge for over 20 until she retired the year before she died.

Ilse attended Bonham Elementary and graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1916 with the school’s very first graduating class.

After retiring from her years with Groos Bank, she became active as a volunteer with The San Antonio Conservation Society, San Antonio Herb Society, Institute of Texas Cultures and Texas Folklore Society, to name a few. Her interests were varied and far flung, but history and politics were her two main passions. She could talk endlessly about early Texas politics, especially political scandals such as the election of Lyndon Johnson and the lost ballot box, and the Parrs of Duvall County.

Her bookcases were crammed with history books and news articles. She held membership in several historical societies. She was also a collector of cookbooks (although she rarely cooked), old post cards and Mexican folk art collected from the family’s many trips to Mexico.

She had a sense of humor until the very end. When Ed Day received the call that she had fallen at her home and had been taken to Nix Hospital for her final trip (insisting all the while that she didn’t need medical attention), her last words to him were, “Ed, thank you for helping a fallen woman.”

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