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TRAIL RIDE | 3•2•19

Trail Ride kicks off a week of exciting events

Join us for our traditional Trail Ride, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, starting at Las Comitas Ranch in Bustamante, Texas and ending at Zapata County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Rain or shine, the event promises a lot of fun for everyone who participates.



FRIDAY NIGHT  |  3•8•19


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2019 Parade Marshals announced

Leo and Letty Vera have called Zapata Home since their marriage in 1987. Leo is currently employed by Bluestone Natural Resources and Letty for Zapata National Bank.  They are the proud parents of Stephanie Renee, Jose Leonel and Jon-Carlo Vera. They got involved with the fair when Stephanie decided she wanted to raise a goat for the fair.


Traditional Tea Party

It’s a very exciting and busy afternoon at ZCF Tea Party! It is the first event of the year where the competing girls get to meet and greet everyone for the first time. While donning their cocktail party dresses, they mingle with the crowd, get interviewed, have a quick merienda and dash to a photo shoot. The outgoing queens, the competing girls as well as their escorts, break out to different photo sessions, that also serve to illustrate the official ZCF program book. It is a fun filled evening they will never forget.

Media Night Sponsored by IBC Bank

Thursday, February 7, 2019: What a night for everyone! This is the night that outgoing Queen and Runner-Up got together for the last time as ZCF Royalty. It is an evening filled with mixed emotions, some saying goodbye while others brim with excitement for what is next. The Parade Marshals were also introduced. The event set the tone for the upcoming days where the selection of the new Queen and her court are selected. Good luck to everyone!



Zapata County Fair announces its 2019 Royalty!

Ileana Aimee Garcia 2019 ZCF Queen

Mindy Marie Garcia 2019 ZCF 1st Runner-Up

Mariana Vasco 2019 ZCF 2nd Runner-Up

The grandest parade in South Texas, Saturday March 9, 2019

Zapata shows off in our traditional parade! Entries from all over south Texas are showcased and set the pace for the last day of Zapata County Fair.

Rides and more rides daily starting Saturday March 9, 2019

You can see the exciting rides from afar as you arrive into Zapata. No need for directions here. Get your bracelets in advance!

High energy auctions, Saturday March 9, 2019

Experience the excitement of a live auction! This event has garnered some of the highest bids for prize entries, surpassing those of other auctions in South Texas.

Eat a hundred jalapeños and win! Saturday March 9, 2019

The Jalapeño Eating Contest is not for the faint of heart. Many come to compete at this very popular event from as far as Oklahoma and Louisiana. Willing to try? Sign up early in the evening on Saturday.