FAQs


During your fun filled day at the King William Fair, you will find a variety of Entertainment, Food, Arts & Crafts and just plain FUN in the King William Historic Neighborhood.

The following guidelines will help you get prepared for a Very Fun Fair.

  • Admission

    Admission for 2016 is $10 for adults. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Admission Wristbands can be purchased at the prominently marked Admission Gates on the day of the Fair. They can also be purchased in advance at the Fiesta Store located at 2611 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215. Your admission fee and purchases help support local nonprofits.

  • 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.

  • How much are Food and Beverage tickets and what are they for?

    Tickets are $1.00 each and are available at a number of ticket booths in the Fair Zone. Tickets will only be sold to people wearing official King William Fair 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. Ticket booths will be open by 8:00 a.m. on Fair day.

    All Food and Beverages can ONLY be purchased with tickets. Tickets will also be needed for some activities at Kids Kingdom. Art & Craft vendors accept cash, and some may 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.

  • Are Food and Beverage Tickets or Admission Wristbands available in advance?

    Tickets are available for purchase only on the day of the Fair inside the Fair Zone. Admission Wristbands will also be available on the day of the Fair at Admission Gates located around the perimeter of the Fair Zone, but you can purchase them 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 40,000 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 sponsor, Bark of Southtown and their doggie rest stations at the First Aid Booths featuring complimentary water and waste bags for your canine friend but 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?

    Check your Fair Program, which you will receive when you purchase your Admission Wristband at the Admission Gate. Or check at one of the Information Booths on Fair Day.

  • How can I find out when a particular group is performing?

    Visit our website or your Fair Program for the stage 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 approximately 1.5 miles long. The Parade begins at 9:00 at the corner of Eagleland and E. Guenther. It takes about 1.5 hours and ends up at the corner of Eagleland and Wickes. Parade viewing is available along Wickes Street.

  • Are any homes on tour during Fair Day?

    Steves Homestead

    509 King William
    10:00am – 4:15pm (last tour at 3:30pm)
    admission: $5/adult and children 12 and older
    for more information, call (210) 225-5924

  • 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 am – 1:00 pm, to allow for safe crossing of the Parade.  Access, however, will be allowed to Blue Star 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 invited 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 was awarded the Platinum Green Events Level for 2015.

  • Which organizations benefit from the proceeds of the King William Fair benefit?

    With the help and support of our sponsors, the King William Fair benefits numerous inner city cultural organizations and initiatives.  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 organization by purchasing at their booth 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 other communities and even other countries

    In 2015 the association awarded grants totaling more than $92,410 to: Page Middle School’s Pony Band Resource Project, Blue Star Art’s Blue Star Capital Improvements, Cannoli Fund’s Community Cat Carpool, Jump-Start’s Historias y Cuentos, Bonham PTA’s ArtSmart, Bonham Academy’s Black Box Theatre, Brackenridge H.S. Theatre Department’s 21st Century Lighting Grant Proposal, Bonham Academy’s An Apple TV a Day Keeps Bobcat Minds Engaged program, and SAY Si’s fund for Expansion & Growth.

    Additionally, funds were given for neighborhood tree planting, park and sidewalk improvement, Cultural Art workshops, historic structures survey, walking brochures, and graffiti abatement.

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