King William Fair is a festival held the last Saturday of Fiesta. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the fair. King William Fair is the whole package: arts and crafts, food and drink, live music, people-watching, kids fun area all set in the beautiful setting of King William. My senses were delighted.
The event is put on by the King William Association. The KWA puts on the fair to raise monies to preserve and protect the neighborhood. King William is the oldest historic district in Texas. The district contains 16 historical markers. Located south of downtown San Antonio, the district belonged to the Alamo (formerly the Mission San Antonio de Valero). Germans settled in the area after its secularization and the area’s landscaped was transformed. The area has experienced its ups and downs. It began as a beautiful neighborhood punctuated with houses in styles including Italian, Victorian and Greek. There was a decline in the 1920s with the exodus of the original settlers’ children. This lasted until the 1950s when people were drawn back to the area because of its location close to downtown.
Go ahead and mark your calendar for next year’s King William Fair on April 29.
Until next time….have fun and just eat it up!