Family fun Saturday, Sunday at Medina
By Diane Cosgrove
Anvil Herald Staff
Dust off your boots, pack up the kiddoes and head to Hondo for
the 35th annual Medina County Fair!
Start your day with delicious tacos at the 21st Annual Cowboy
Breakfast, sponsored by Hondo National Bank, as folks from all
over the county will line the parade route which begins at 18th
Street, winds through downtown Hondo and concludes along 14th
Street near Avenue Y. The parade begins at 10 a.m.
After the parade, head north of Hondo on Avenue M (FM 462) till
you reach the Medina County Fairgrounds and prepare for a full
weekend of fun, family-friendly activities.
In addition to the many booths and exhibits inside and outside
the Fair Hall, check out the Civil War reenactors, – don’t be
surprised to hear a musket or two throughout the day; tractor
pull; mutton busting at the Lester Meier Rodeo (and more);
barbecue contest; livestock show; musical entertainment; and (on
Sunday) Hawiian dancers and the L’il Mr. & Miss Medina
For information on the tractor pull, call Keith Keller,
See the talent of our county on display inside the Fair Hall at
the Fine Arts exhibit, overseen by Hondo Art League members.
Expect to see oils, watercolor, acrylics, dry media, mixed media
and printmaking among the categories on display.
To enter, submit your artwork on Friday, 8-11 a.m., at the Fair
Hall. The same timeframe applies to Home Arts entries (except
baked goods, wine & beverages, and adult horticulture and
floral entries). Judging begins at 1 p.m., but is closed to the
public. (See last week’s Fair Guide inserted in the Anvil Herald
for more info on submitting entries in the Fair).
A local favorite, the Cow Patty Bingo, is a must-see, for those
who never have. Place your bet as to where the cow will “make
its mark” on a grid laid out for just that purpose. There is one
“Bingo game” each day.
(Also see “Medina County cemeteries featured at this weekend’s
county fair,” page 2B.)
Saturday night’s concert features headliner Stoney LaRue will
be preceded by JJ & the Stoneponies and the Scott Wiggins
Band. See ad page 2A for ticket information and fair admission.
More info on fair activities can be found at www.medinacounty
And don’t forget to shop our local stores before you leave
the area. Many shops have one-of-a-kind items you won’t find