2018 Schedule of Events

  1. Thursday, February 08
  2. Sunday, February 11
  3. Friday, February 23
  4. Sunday, February 25
  5. Saturday, March 03
  6. Sunday, March 04
  7. Wednesday, March 07

6:30pm    ZCFA Media Reception @ IBC-Zapata Annex

2:00pm    Zapata County Fair Junior Pageant at the Zapata County Community Center

5:00pm    Books open for Annual ZCFA Roping @ Zapata County Roping Arena sponsored by Hilcorp Energy

7:00pm    Annual ZCFA Roping starts

2:00pm    Zapata County Fair Queen's Contest at Zapata High School Auditorium 

Zapata County Fair Association Trail Ride & Cook Off

7:00am           Cook-off starts @ County Fairgrounds

7:00am           Trail ride breakfast for riders @ Las Comitas Ranch in Bustamante, Texas

8:00am            Trail ride starts from Las Comitas Ranch

12:30pm          Trail ride lunch for riders @ Zapata County Fairgrounds Pavilion


4:00pm    Pee Wee Goat Show @ Ramirez Exhibit Hall

5 - 6pm    Livestock projects move into the Ramirez Exhibit Hall

*Weigh in times will be at the discretion of all ZCFA Livestock Committee Superintendents


Thursday, March 08, 2018


10amRabbit Judging @ Ramirez Exhibit Hall
10m-12pmSubmission of Arts & Crafts, and Photography entries inside of County Pavilion
11amMetal works projects move into Ramirez Exhibit Hall
2pmPoultry Judging @ Ramirez Exhibit Hall
4pmJudging of Arts & Crafts, and Photography inside of County Pavilion
6pmHog Judging @ Ramirez Exhibit Hall
7:00pm-12amTejano Thursday:
7:00pm-8pmAlbert Zamora
8:30pm-10pmJaime y Los Chamacos


Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers


Friday, March 9, 2018


9am-12pmSubmission of baking entries for all categories inside of County Pavilion (all age groups)
10amLamb Judging @ Ramirez Exhibit Hall
1pmJudging for all Baking, Arts & Crafts, and Photography
2pmMeat Goat Judging @ Ramirez Exhibit Hall
6pmHeifer Judging @ Ramirez Exhibit Hall
5-6pmLocal School Groups Perform
7pmSteer Judging @ Ramirez Exhibit Hall
6:45pm-8:15pmStreet Dance with Kyle Park
8:30-10pmStreet Dance by La Firma
10-10:15pmPresentation of Queen & Court
10:15-10:30pmTight Jean Contest Sponsored by Casa Raul


Street Dance with La Mafia (Headliner)

11pmRamirez Exhibit Hall Closes to the Public
12:15amFairgrounds Close


Saturday, March 10, 2018


7amZapata County Fair Association Parade Line-up on 3rd Ave.
9:30amZCFA Parade Sponsored by Sames Motor Company will begin starting from 3rd Ave.
12-2pmSelling of Baking, Arts & Crafts, and Photography (Non- Placing entries)
1pmLocal Talent Performs @ Fairgrounds
1:30pmAward Ceremony for Parade Participants @ Fairgrounds
2pmLocal Dance Team Performance @ Fairgrounds
2:30pmBuyer’s Social Sponsored by IBC-Zapata and Med-Loz Lease Services @ Ramirez Exhibit Hall
3-4pmArt, craft, photography, painting, and baking entry pick-up (non-placing or unsold entries)
4pmLivestock Auction Begins @ Ramirez Exhibit Hall
7:30-9pmStreet Dance by Palomo
9-9:30pmGrito Contest
10pmExhibit Hall Closes to the Public
9:30-11pmStreet Dance Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos Del Norte
11-11:15pmPresentation of Queen & Court
11:15-11:30pm Jalapeño Eating Contest Sponsored by IBC-Zapata


Street Dance by Pesado (Headliner)

1:15amFairgrounds Close


*Times are subject to change by approval of the ZCFA.