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TRAIL RIDE | 3•3•18

Trail Ride kicks off a week of exciting events
Join us for our traditional Trail Ride, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, starting at Las Comitas Ranch in Bustamante, Texas and ending at Zapata County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Rain or shine, the event promises a lot of fun for everyone who participates.


FRIDAY NIGHT  |  3•8•19


The 2018 Zapata County Fair Program is out!

Stay informed of everything that is happening in Zapata, Texas during Fair Days. Look for the Official Zapata County Fair Book at your favorite convenience stores in Laredo, Freer, Hebbronville, Zapata, Roma and Rio Grande.


2018 Parade Marshals announced

The Zapata County Fair Association board of directors have named Joel and Jessica Cavazos as the 2018 ZCF Parade Marshals. Joel and Jessica have been involved with county fair activities for 20 years and have enjoyed many county fair festivities from volunteering and participating at the annual trail ride, working the entrance gates, selling tokens at the token booths to raising hogs with their sons.


Traditional Tea Party

It’s a very exciting and busy afternoon at ZCF Tea Party! It is the first event of the year where the competing girls get to meet and greet everyone for the first time. While donning their cocktail party dresses, they mingle with the crowd, get interviewed, have a quick merienda and dash to a photo shoot. The outgoing queens, the competing girls as well as their escorts, break out to different photo sessions, that also serve to illustrate the official ZCF program book. It is a fun filled evening they will never forget.

Media Night Sponsored by IBC Bank

Thursday, February 8, 2018: What a night for everyone! This is the night that outgoing Queen and Runner-Up got together for the last time as ZCF Royalty. It is an evening filled with mixed emotions, some saying goodbye while others brim with excitement for what is next. The Parade Marshals were also introduced. The event set the tone for the upcoming days where the selection of the new Queen and her court are selected. Good luck to everyone!

Thank you all contest participants. Congratulations to the new Queen and Court!

Cassandra R. Gonzalez, 2018 ZCF Queen

Ileana Aimee Garcia, First Runner-Up

Lyanna A. Gomez, Second Runner-Up

The grandest parade in South Texas, Saturday March 10, 2018

Zapata shows off in our traditional parade! Entries from all over south Texas are showcased and set the pace for the last day of Zapata County Fair.

Rides and more rides daily starting Saturday March 3, 2018

You can see the exciting rides from afar as you arrive into Zapata. No need for directions here. Get your bracelets in advance!

High energy auctions, Saturday March 10, 2018

Experience the excitement of a live auction! This event has garnered some of the highest bids for prize entries, surpassing those of other auctions in South Texas.

Eat a hundred jalapeños and win! Saturday March 10, 2018

The Jalapeño Eating Contest is not for the faint of heart. Many come to compete at this very popular event from as far as Oklahoma and Louisiana. Willing to try? Sign up early in the evening on Saturday.