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For the Road: County Bounty

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By Marty Lange


A county fair represents small-town Texana at its very best. Texas is chock-full of these classics throughout the calendar year, and the month of September is particularly rich. Cotton candy, carnival midways, live country music, corn-on-the-cob, community parades, queen pageants, snow cones, 4-H and FFA livestock shows, and rodeos only begin to account for the many entertaining possibilities. We think it’s fair to say you won’t be disappointed. Here’s a September sampling of longstanding favorites to get you on your way to a delightful day of Ferris wheels, funnel cakes, bingo, and community spirit.


Gregg County Fair,

Longview, September 9-13; 903/753-4478;


Colorado County Fair,

Columbus, September 11-14; 979/732-9266;


Washington County Fair (140 years strong),

Brenham, September 16-20; 979/836-4112;


Howard County Fair,

Big Spring, September 24-27; 432/268-9335;


Titus County Fair,

Mount Pleasant, September 24-27; 903/577-8117;


Comal County Fair,

New Braunfels, September 24-28; 830/625-1505;     

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