Announcing the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo Musical Act

Legendary Robert Earl Keen will make one final appearance at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo before retiring later this year.

Jon Stork will bring his best talent to the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo.

Live music returns to Galveston County Fair and Rodeo

We are thrilled to be able to make the fair and the rodeo for our community, the children and our volunteers”

— Ebbie Thurmond, Galveston County Fair and Rodeo Chair

HITCHCOCK, TEXAS, USA, March 4, 2022 / — Grab a hat and dust off those boots; the 2022 Galveston county Fair and Rodeo returns from April 22 to April 30. Family fun, fair favorites, livestock shows and rodeo action will all be part of the fair’s 9-day run. Plus, the iconic seafood and barbecue cooking contests will be back in full force. “We are thrilled to be able to make the Fair and Rodeo for our community, the children and our volunteers,” said Ebbie Thurmond, Galveston County Fair and Rodeo Chair. “It’s a tradition we work hard for and look forward to.” Unfortunately, in 2020 the Fair was canceled due to the pandemic, and in 2021 the schedule was changed, leaving little to no revenue for the Fair association.

The entertainment lineup is packed with six talented musical artists returning live the music on fair days. Texas Music icon Robert Earl Keen will take the stage on Saturday, April 23. “The opportunity to see Keen at the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo will be a fascinating night of great music and full of immeasurable memories. Hailing from Houston, Keen, as a singer/songwriter, has 12 studio albums and seven live albums over his nearly four-decade career.Returning to our fairgrounds, the crowd-pleasing Drew Fish Band will open for Keen.

Texas Music’s explosion of talent continues with Jon Stork playing on Saturday, April 30. Stork is currently on a national tour which has him playing throughout the Midwest and beyond. Stork’s music continues to top the Texas Music charts with several top 10 songs from his latest album Radio Cowboy. Another Texas Music artist, Cody Wayne, will open for Stork.

Kicking off our fair on Friday April 22 is the all-time favorite 80s comeback band; the Spazmatics to entertain the crowd. On Friday, April 29, the ultimate rock-n-roll cover band, Bag of Donuts, will return to the Fair for a night of rocking fun.

Despite the pandemic, the Board and Staff were able to award $47,000.00 in Fair Trade Scholarships to deserving young people in 2021. We would like to thank everyone who donated to the scholarship fund. studies for 2021. Special thanks to the Best in the West Cook-off team, the Novosad family and the families of Paul Tibaldo, Richard Ware, Renee ‘Dillon, Mike King, Sonny Sewell and Steve Williams for additional financial support from the scholarship program. Additionally, in 2021, the Junior Auction, Junior Commercial Heifer Auction, Engagement Sales and Ag Mechanics Show sales generated over $980,000.00 for young exhibitors.

Tickets for the 2022 Galveston County Fair and Rodeo will go on sale soon. The ticket will include access to the shop vendors, fair food vendors, rodeo and concert during the fairground ride at Jack Brooks Park in Hitchcock, TX. For ticket information and a full schedule of events, visit our website at

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