LEAGUE CITY — The Village Fair parade is back.
After eight years, the event is returning because of high demand among community members and to celebrate the fair’s 60th anniversary.
The parade starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, and heads west ending at League Park at Houston Avenue.
There will be classic cars, music and community groups participating, and the League City Fire Department will celebrate its 75th anniversary in the parade with an antique fire truck. Beads and candy will be handed out, as well.
Even though it’s been almost a decade since the Village Fair presented a parade, the Lions Club, which is in charge of the fair, has heard encouraging feedback.
“We have had a very positive response,” said parade chairman Trey Schoellkopf.
Village Fair chairman Greg Gripon said he thought it was a good idea to bring back the parade for the Village Fair’s 60th anniversary.
“We had overwhelming support from the community,” Schoellkopf said.
The Village Fair’s Facebook page received many positive comments from longtime fairgoers who wanted to attend a fair parade this year.
The Lions Club researched the idea, contacted the city, and Gripon met with League City Mayor Tim Paulissen and the City Council. All were supportive.
“We’ve very pleased with the council for that, and we thank them,” Schoellkopf said.
The best view of the parade is between Iowa Street and Highway 3 on Main Street in Old Town League City.
The fair, located at 807 Highway 3 North, opens after the parade at 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 until 5 p.m., when the price increases to $15.
For more information, visit www.lcvillagefair.com.