County Fairs in Texas

Texas County Fairs

County fairs in Texas have sponsored cattle exhibitions, rodeos, dances, parades, pageants, and pie contests for more than a century, typically as a way to create camaraderie among neighbors, educate, and celebrate the culture of their individual communities. County fairs are frequently conducted on county-owned property, which means that while counties do not usually benefit directly from fair revenue, the fairgrounds may hold events throughout the year that could provide extra income for the area.

February

Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Show

4511 FM2668
Bay City, Texas 77404

The Fair runs for three weekends leading up to the fourth and final week filled with Livestock Shows and the PRCA Rodeo. We have many different events. There is something for everyone. Fair, carnival, Petting Zoo, stock shows, children’s entertainment, Talent Show & Public Speaking contest, rodeo, BBQ Cook-off, Ranch Rodeo, Team Penning, Wild Cow Saddling, Livestock Judging, Pageantry, Academic Rodeo, Agriculture Mechanics Show, Arts & Crafts, Senior Citizen Day, Halter Heifer & Texas Longhorn Show, Bucket Calf Show, Kids Coloring Contest, Concert, Youth Rodeo Clown Contest, along with great fair food and vendors, and a PRCA Rodeo.

March

Limestone County Fair

PO Box 965
Groesbeck, Texas 76642

Jim Hogg County Fair

Jim Hogg County Fair Grounds
Hebbronville, Texas 78361
Annual

The Jim Hogg County Fair is the longest-running festival in the county. The Jim Hogg County Fair was officially organized under the name “The Jim Hogg County Fair Association” on May 24, 1985, however, the annual event dates back much further. In 1985, Mr. E.G. Nava was elected as its first president. In this same year, Marissa Ramirez was crowned Miss Jim Hogg County Queen. Shortly thereafter, in 1987, The Little Mr. and Miss Jim Hogg County were introduced with Albert Pena and Leslie Garza taking the title. In 1988 The Jim Hogg County Fair Association began recognizing local ranchers for their continuous support and generosity and named Ascension Martinez as the Rancher of the Year. With no permanent facilities to call its own, the County Fair used whatever facilities it could to hold its show. In its early days, the American Legion once a year became known as the Fairgrounds.

Starr County Fair

PO Box 841
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582
1st full weekend in March

The Starr County Fair is 100% organized and operated by local volunteers. They are teachers, bankers, attorneys, ranchers, housewives, retirees, and even military members of the Armed Forces. They all have one thing in common: they volunteer.

Zapata County Fair

Fair Grounds
Zapata, Texas 78076
Annual

April

Wharton County Youth Fair

6036 FM 961 Rd
Wharton, TX 77488

The Wharton County Youth Fair and Exposition (WCYF&E) was organized in 1975 as a corporation for the promotion of educational programs and activities for the benefit of the youth of Wharton County who are interested in agriculture, livestock production, and associated industries. The purpose is to provide encouragement and assistance through scholarships to these individuals in order that they might achieve proficiency through higher learning and education.

Kaufman County Fair

Kaufman County Fairgrounds
Kaufman, Texas 75142
Annual

May

Lee County Fair

2495 West Hwy 290
Giddings, Texas 78942
Annual – See Website for Details

June

Grimes County Fair

PO Box 435
Anderson, Texas 77830

Freestone County Fair

PO Box 196
Fairfield, Texas 75840

The Freestone County Fair Association showcases the hard work of local 4-H, FCCLA, and FFA exhibitors. Exhibitors work year-round to prepare for competition among the finest in Freestone County, and all are hoping to earn the title of “Grand Champion.” The Freestone County Fair is dedicated to its motto “Looking Through the Past to Find the Future”.

Hunt County Fair

PO Box 1071
Greenville, Texas 75403
Annual

The primary purpose of the Hunt County Fair and Livestock Show is to conduct an annual celebration of the youth, agricultural, educational, economic, cultural and institutional strengths indigenous to our area with a special emphasis on agriculture. The Fair will offer various forms of affordable entertainment and amusement for families and friends, and showcase the talents, skills and aspiration of our youth. The Fair will also promote agricultural growth and awareness through educational programs, competitions in breeding and showing of livestock, and by promoting and supporting the education of local children by providing scholarships.

July

Half Moon Holidays

817 N. Avenue E
Shiner, Texas 77984
1st week each July

September

Central Texas State Fair

301 W Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513

This 4 day fair is a must-see event! With music and entertainment, world-class performances daily, PBR, exciting rides, games, and attractions, the Central Texas State Fair is truly a place where families make memories and traditions begin. This September, Fair visitors will have the opportunity to discover “The Bulls & Bands” and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of Central Texas!

August

Red River Valley Fair

570 E. Center St.
Paris, Texas 75460
See website for details

September

Tri-State Fair

PO Box 31087
Amarillo, Texas 79120

The Tri-State Fair & Rodeo is the largest annual event in the Texas Panhandle, with an average of 130,000 people in attendance. In recent years, Fair visitors have represented 36 States, several foreign countries, and all 36 Panhandle counties. An event of this scale would not be possible without more than 600 local volunteers, who put in over 15,000 hours during the nine days of the Fair.

Howard County Fair

PO Box 2356
Big Spring, Texas 79721
Annual

Kendall County Fair

PO Box 954
Boerne, Texas 78006
Labor Day Weekend

Washington County Fair

1305 E. Blue Bell Rd
Brenham, Texas 77833

Burleson County Fair

PO Box 634
Caldwell, Texas 77836

Red River County Fair

Red River County Fairgrounds
Clarksville, Texas 75426
Annual

Colorado County Fair

1146 Crossroads Blvd
Columbus, Texas 78934

State Fair of Texas

3921 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75315

The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment.

Dell Valley Hudspeth County Fair

Main Street
Dell City, Texas 79837
More Information

Waller County Fair

21988 FM 359 Rd
Hempstead, Texas 77445

Cotton Picking Fair

100 East Franklin
Hillsboro, Texas 76645

Fayette County Fair

PO Box 544
La Grange, Texas 78945
Labor Day weekend

Gregg County Fair

1511 Judson Rd., Ste. F
Longview, Texas 75601

The Gregg County Fair began in 1949 as a venture started by the Jaycee chapter in the area. Since its inception, the fair has brought in vendors, families, and anyone interested in a fun time from all over Gregg County and the surrounding areas. The Gregg County Fair is home to plenty of different attractions, including rides, shopping, local artisans’ wares, petting zoos, and more. The fair provides something for everyone – we hope to see you!

Titus County Fair

PO Box 1232
Mount Pleasant, Texas 75456

The Titus County Fair is an annual event held in the fall and put on by the Titus County Fair Association. The purpose of the fair is to provide the community with an event full of family-friendly entertainment and fun. Events at the fair include a livestock show, commercial exhibits, youth academic contests, a carnival and musical entertainment.

Comal County Fair

PO Box 310223
New Braunfels, Texas 78131

Comal County Fair is annually held in September at the fairgrounds in New Braunfels, Texas. The fair was founded in 1893. It is a family-friendly event that offers something for all age groups. The fair features livestock, entertainment, kids’ events, food, a parade, contests, a rodeo, and lots of fun.

Permian Basin Fair & Expo

218 W. 46th St.
Odessa, Texas 79764

Fort Bend County Fair

PO Box 428
Rosenberg, Texas 77471

Through the years, the Fort Bend County Fair has grown into one of the largest and most successful fairs in the State. Residents of the county eagerly anticipate visiting with friends and neighbors at some of the many activities the Fair has to offer.

East Texas State Fair

2112 W. Front St.
Tyler, Texas 75702

October

South Texas State Fair

7250 Wespark Cr
Beaumont, Texas 77705

Grayson County Fair

W Loy Lake Rd
Denison, Texas 75020

Kerr County Fair

PO Box 290842
Kerrville, Texas 78029

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