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The Galveston County Fair is also known as the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo. Galveston County Fair is a non-profit organization and its mission is to serve the youth of Galveston County by promoting youth, education, and agriculture. In 1938, the first Galveston County Fair was held at facilities in Runge Park located in Arcadia, Texas. In the early 1980s, the County Fair had reached its limits of growth at Runge Park and plans began for a move to Jack Brooks Park located in Hitchcock, Texas. The move to Jack Brooks Park was completed in time for the 1984 Fair, and this is where the fairgrounds are located today.

In 2002 GCF&R generated directly to the youth of Galveston County over 365,000 dollars through the animal auction & commitment sales, arts & crafts project sales, animal scrambles and college scholarships. GCF&R supports a variety of different activities so as many people as possible can participate. Annually, Galveston County Fair & Rodeo holds Livestock Shows, Rodeo events, Parade, Musical Entertainment, Bar-B-Que Cook-off, Carnival, Special Family Entertainment, Classic Car Show, Talent Contest, etc. The GCF&R hosts "special" days for the community. Special Kid's Day is designated for mentally and physically challenged students, Schools Day for elementary age students, and Senior Citizen's Day. There is also a variety of food and non-food products to see and buy from the many vendors who come to the fair from all over the country.

Contact information:

Galveston County Fair & Rodeo
#10 Jack Brooks Park, Hwy 6
Hitchcock, TX. 77563
Phone: 409-986-6010
Fax: 409-986-6490

Galveston County Fair & Rodeo
P.O. Box 889
Santa Fe, TX 77510


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