The Galveston County Fair & Rodeo in Hitchcock is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Here is a look back at some highlights of the past 75 years.

August 1952

• There was a three-day show at Runge Park. E.C. Zaskle was the president.

April through May 1993

• Larry Hinze was the president.

• A new concession building was completed.

• Tejano Day was added on the last Sunday of the fair.

April 1996

• Paul Smokey Burgess was the president.

• There were 433 exhibitors who showed 757 animals.

• The Galveston County Fair and Rodeo Inc filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in the fall.

April 1998

• Jerre Barron was the president.

• The fair was shortened by one day by eliminating the last Sunday.

• April 3, 1988, The Galveston Daily News announced they would print out a new special section for the upcoming fair.


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