County Fair

Alicia Mahoney of Santa Fe rides the mechanical bull at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo in 2012. This year’s event opens today and runs through April 12.

KEVIN M. COX/The Daily News file photo

In a recent guest column, Paul Tibaldo, president of the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo, pointed out that a little nostalgia is good for us.

He’s right, of course.

And that’s a good reason to drop in on the County Fair and Rodeo, which opens today at Jack Brooks Park on state Highway 6 in Hitchcock.

The gates open at 4 p.m. The carnival rides start at 5 p.m.

If you go, you’ll see rides and games that will thrill the kids. You’ll smell food that will bring back childhood memories — and that your doctor doesn’t necessarily need to know about.

Those who grew up around a farm will want to see livestock. Those who did not might prefer the displays of Texas wines.

The music starts at 8:30 p.m. Cody Johnson, a singer from East Texas, will put on a show around 10:30 p.m.

The fair runs through April 12. Make it a point to drop in.


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