Zapata County Fairgrounds

405 E. 23rd Ave. • Zapata, Texas 78076

Phone: (956) 765-4871  |  email:



2014 Program Book


The 42nd annual Zapata County Fair has come to an end and we are happy to say that it was indeed an enormous success!

It was a wonderful event all around. The Zapata County Fair Association takes great pride in serving our community, and providing the best fair possible. It was a privilege and honor to be a part of such heritage.

This year our entertainment lineup offered a little something for everyone with different music genres. Randy Rogers, Duelo, and Los Huracanes Del Norte did not disappoint and pleased everyone until their hearts content.

On behalf of myself and the Zapata County Fair Association Board of Directors, we would like to thank everyone who attended the Zapata County Fair this year and thank all those who contributed in one way or another. Endless volunteer hours are put into organizing the Zapata County Fair and ensuring that is undeniably a wonderful event.

Thank you to the ZCFA Board of Directors, ZCFA Livestock committee, ZCFA Queen’s committee, sponsors, volunteers, and last but not least our local 4H and FFA clubs for their dedication and hard work, to make this year’s Zapata County Fair the “Best Little Town Fair in Texas”.


  Jessica R. Villarreal
  2014 Zapata County Fair President 


Latest News

Winner of last year's Tight Jeans Contest at Casa Raul was Laura Vela. Issuing tickets to the concert is Paco Mendoza, 2013 ZCF President.

Wear your tightest jeans and win tickets to your favorite group!

Announcing the 2014 ZCF Tight Jeans Contest at Casa Raul North.

Register today and wear your tightest jeans on Wednesday March 5 at 5:30 pm at Casa Raul north and win tickets to your favorite groups, Randy Rogers Band, Grupo Duelo and Los Huracanes del Norte! Must be present to compete. Ladies 18 years and older please. Click here for entry form.



Seven hopefuls to compete for the coveted crown

The cold evening did not hold anyone back from attending the first official event of the 2014 Zapata County Fair, ZCF Media Reception on Thursday Feb. 6, 2014.

Seven beautiful ladies were announced to be part of this year's ZCF Queen Contest. The contestants are (in alphabetical order): Carina Andrea Cruz daughter of David & Sandra Cruz; Gabrielle Leanne Garcia daughter of Artemio & Roseanne Garcia; Lorena Garcia daughter of Victor & Maria Medellin; Lydia Eliza Garza daughter of Lauro & Lydia Garza; Selissa Lynette Lopez daughter of Arturo & Veronica Lopez; Bethany Ruiz daughter of Genaro & Beverly Ruiz and Delynda Irene Sendejo daughter of Rigoberto & Dora Sendejo.

Reception was  sponsored by International Bank of Commerce and Zapata Chamber of Commerce. 






ZCF Royalty to be part of Laredo's Jamboozie

2013 Zapata County Fair Queen Leanna Saenz leads her court in this year's Jamboozie Mayor's March Parade.

Zapata County Fair Royalty has been invited again to be part of this year's Jamboozie Street Festival in Laredo Saturday January 25, 2014. In the past, the Queen has riden the lead vehicle wth Laredo's Mayor Raul Salinas in the short but very popular Mayor's March Parade, held in the evening in the heart of Jamboozie Festival.

Some of the highlights of the parade are the Mardi Gras dancers which have become icons for Jamboozie, the major kickoff event for the Washington's Birthday Celebration. The month-long fiesta is now listed among the top celebrations in the United States.





Seven ZCF Queen hopefuls registered

It was a full meeting room filled with beautiful ladies who attended the ZCF Queen Contest Orientation meeting Sunday January 19, 2014 at the Holiday Restaurant in Zapata, Texas. Nedina Gutierrez, queen contest chairperson, informed the attendees the importance of participation, rules, etiquette and modeling tips that have helped position the Zapata County Fair Queen contest as a high class competition, rivaling those of bigger cities.

The ZCF Queen Contest committee will hold its Traditional Queen Tea Party on February 8, at IBC Zapata Annex. The event is hosted by Erica Ramirez, 2014 Queen Contest Madrina.









The Fairest of the Fair


Above: Leanna Marie Saenz, 2013 ZCF Queen; Cassandra Michelle Peña, runner-up; Krysta R. Lozano, runner-up and Celia Andrea Rathmell, runner-up.

Beauty reigns supreme at the Zapata County Fair as lovely ladies vie for the coveted title of Zapata County Fair Queen. This highly anticipated event is one of the highlights that brings the entire community together two weeks before the Fair. 

The pageant features a dazzling array of gorgeous gowns, showstopping choreography and an intense talent competition. In fact the pageant's dance routines and overall quality rival those of larger events. These girls certainly mean business.

For the competing hopefuls, winning the crown signifies the fullfillment of a childhood dream, as she will earn the right to preside over the Zapata County Fair and serve as the event's star throughout the region along with her Court. 

Zapata County Fair Queen Competition is Sunday March 2, 2014, 2pm at Zapata County High School. Cost of admission to be announced. 






Eight ZCF Queen
hopefuls registered

For more information email
Nedina Gutierrez, coordinator at




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