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Family fun Saturday, Sunday at Medina County Fairgrounds

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 County contest.

For information on the tractor pull, call Keith Keller, 210-219-8065.

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 fair.org.

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 anywhere else!


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