Guadalupe County Fair, PRCA Rodeo continues through the weekend

Fair parade scheduled for tomorrow Friday

(Seguin) — The family fun continues these next three days during the Annual Guadalupe County Fair and PRCA Rodeo. The fair runs through Sunday at the Guadalupe County Fairgrounds. Friday’s program begins with the annual fair parade. The parade begins at 10 am and will travel south on Austin Street.

Parade chairwoman Gail Damerau says the fair’s board is excited to welcome back the biggest parade in years.

“The fair parade, we’re at 50, so we’re going to have a big parade this year. It will be in downtown Seguin. We will start at College and Austin Street. The tickets will be at College and we will start judging at 8:30 and we will start the parade at 10:00 and you can see the parade anywhere from downtown College and Austin to Nelda on Austin Street and that will be funneled into the precinct fair. Damerau said.

Damerau says that this year, the parade will welcome several new entries.

“We have some dance teams coming out of the San Antonio area. The Thomas Jefferson Lasso Girls will be in the parade and then we will have another dance team from San Antonio, and we have all kinds of participants in the parade,” Damerau said.

The fair doors open at 11 am on Friday. Events include Fair Market Days/Oktoberfest from 11 am to 10 pm; the Kid’s Corral from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; a wine garden from 4 to 11 pm; and the Miss Rodeo performance in the rodeo arena starting at 7:30 pm The Friday dance features music by Gary Glenn and the 20x Band. The free dance will be held in the Dance Pavilion from 7:30 pm to midnight.

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On Saturday, the fairgrounds gates open at 9 am Events throughout the day include a trade show and expo from 9 am to 9 pm; the Dude to Dazzle contest at 9:30 am; the Best Western Wear Roundup at 10 am; the annual pet show at 12:30 p.m.; youth activities from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; a violinist contest at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Queen of the Fair contest at 5:30 p.m.; the Miss Rodeo-Guadalupe County Teen & Princess performance at 7:30 pm and the Mutton Bustin’ Pageant at 7:45 pm

Saturday’s dance will feature music by the Randy Burghardt Band from 6 to 9 p.m. Following him on the Dance Pavilion stage will be headliners Clint Taft and the Buckwild Band from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

Doors open Sunday at 10 am The Sunday schedule will wrap up another year of the county fair. Hours include Market Fair Days from 10 am to 6 pm; youth activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; goat roping at noon; live music by the Shiner Hobo Band from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the gazebo and music by Gacho Sol also from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the dance pavilion; Food Challenge contest at 1:30 p.m., followed by home art launch and pumpkin decorating from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Doors officially close at 6:00 p.m.

Each day of the fair includes a large carnival and various food stalls. The PRCA Rodeo also continues today and Saturday at 7:30 pm Tickets are $20 presale.

Tickets at the main gate are $10 per person. Children under 10 years enter free.

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The entrance to the gate of the fairgrounds also varies each day. Friday is student and military day. Students with ID or those with military ID are free until 7 pm Otherwise, the cost is $10.

Admission on Saturday is $10. Children, again, are free. Sunday is free all day for everyone.

Parking throughout the weekend is $5 per vehicle. This year’s proceeds from the parking lot will go back to the Relay for Life counties of Guadalupe and Comal. For the most part, it will be the members of the relay group who will be volunteering in the parking lot.

Damerau says an added bonus this year is a free shuttle service on Saturdays only.

“A free shuttle service to the fairgrounds will only be offered from Seguin Hall’s Columbus Club and the Seguin Wave Pool on Saturday night,” Damerau said.

The calendar of events for this year’s fair is available in the official catalog of the fair. A copy of the catalog can be picked up at Seguin Radio KWED. You can also find it online at

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