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; www.greggcountyfair.com.
Colorado County Fair,
Columbus, September 11-14; 979/732-9266; www.coloradocountyfair.org.
Washington County Fair (140 years strong),
Brenham, September 16-20; 979/836-4112; www.washingtoncofair.com.
Howard County Fair,
Big Spring, September 24-27; 432/268-9335; www.howardcountyfairoftexas.com.
Titus County Fair,
Mount Pleasant, September 24-27; 903/577-8117; www.tituscountyfair.com.
Comal County Fair,
New Braunfels, September 24-28; 830/625-1505; www.comalcountyfair.org.