April 2004

• The first Faith Sladek Memorial Horse Show was held.

April 2005

• Ed Pickett Hall was constructed and is now used for commercial exhibits and the Youth Project Show.

• The first Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament was held.

• Junior Livestock Auction Sales totaled $291,950.

April 2006

• The first Hunting and Fishing Show was sponsored by the fair.

• The first Seafood Cook-off was held.

• The first Forty Creek Fishing Tournament, benefiting the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo scholarships, was held.

April 2007

• The fair awarded $38,500 in scholarships.

• Junior Livestock Auction sales totaled $307,800.

April 2008

• In September of this year, Hurricane Ike made landfall near Galveston. The fairgrounds were used as Federal Emergency Management Agency’s home base for the blue roof program. 

• The fair awarded $40,400 in scholarships.

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