(Seguin) -- The second oldest county fair is held right here in Seguin and when the 134th Guadalupe County Fair begins on Thursday, Oct. 12, it will be filled with all the traditions and nostalgia that go along with a county fair. One of the beloved traditions of the fair is the Fair Parade that travels through downtown on Friday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.
The parade features a variety of floats from tractors to marching bands to fire trucks to antique cars.
“We will have all three area high school bands, the San Antonio Stockshow and Rodeo, area fire departments, antique cars, the Miss Comfort Court and more,” said Gail Damerau, the fair parade organizer, “We are excited about our parade marshals this year, our marshals will be Willie and Rick Johnston. Willie was the president of the fair association in 1978 and 1979, while Rick is our current president.”
The parade entries will line up along College Street beginning at 8 a.m. with judging of the entries at 8:30 a.m. The floats will then travel south on Austin Street to the fair grounds at 10 a.m.
“It is a great family event,” said Damerau, “It’s free and everyone is welcome to come out to enjoy the parade.”
In addition to the fair parade, downtown will be decked out in scarecrows. The downtown scarecrow competition is one of the newer traditions associated with the Guadalupe County Fair. Downtown businesses deck their storefront windows with the fall staples to bring the spirit of the fair into downtown.
For the full schedule of events occurring over the fair weekend, visit www.gcfair.org
. Make your plans now to come out for a fun weekend. Special by Kyle Kramm, Seguin Main Street Program Director