Calhoun County Fair to bring new activities

Ismael Perez By Ismael Perez

Oct. 11, 2017 at 10:30 p.m.
Updated Oct. 12, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Junior Miss Cowgirl contestant Kendyl Smith, top, smiles to the crowd with her companions during the Calhoun County Fair Parade.

Junior Miss Cowgirl contestant Kendyl Smith, top, smiles to the crowd with her companions during the Calhoun County Fair Parade.   Richard Hoang for The Victoria Advocate

Correction: On Saturday at 10 a.m. the Calhoun County Fair Association Parade, will start at the Calhoun County Football Stadium and end at the Bayfront peninsula. Areas with debris will be barricaded. The sidebar information in this story was corrected at 10:50 a.m. Thursday.

Livestock show season is making its way back to the Crossroads and it's bringing live entertainment and activities with it.

Calhoun County will be all about livestock shows, activities and live music Tuesday through Oct. 21 at the Calhoun County Fair.

A variety of activities have been added to the county fair and an old favorite was brought back, said Melissa Crowley, executive director and vice president.

Organizers have added a photo booth, a tractor pull, pig scramble, a pet dress-up competition and a kids agriculture discovery zone.

The discovery zone will give children the opportunity to see chickens as they hatch from the egg. They will also learn about different aspects in agriculture such as how corn is grown and the different things people can do with cotton.

"Kids will be able to plant seeds and take them home, too," Crowley said.

Live music entertainment will be provided by San Antonio Lights, Blue Monday, Julian Jar Band, the Legal Limit Band, Tainted Heart Band, Randy Rogers Band, Voces De Oro, Bobby Pulido and Grupo Siggno.

The San Antonio Lights are a cover band that plays English and Spanish rock. The members include Gabriel Munoz on lead vocals; Natoshia Wallace on background vocals; Ben Gonzalez on percussion and background vocals; Mario Fraga on keyboard and guitar; Roger Mendez on guitars and vocals; Austin Valentine on bass; and Rolli Garcia on drums.

The band has performed for the Port Lavaca Flip Flop Festival and will return to perform Wednesday and Thursday at the Calhoun County Fair.

"We love performing and are very passionate about the music we play," Munoz said. "And I think the crowd can see it when we are playing."

Crowley said the county fair comes at a good time to help residents release stress from events that have happened in the past few weeks.

"After Harvey and all the negative things going on in the world, we just want to bring a little bit of happiness to our county," Crowley said. "We want people to have fun."


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