All Comal County schools, county and City of New Braunfels offices will close Friday in observance of the Comal County Fair Day holiday.
The fair parade winds its way through New Braunfels beginning at 9 a.m.
The route runs from S. Seguin Avenue. to Main Plaza then on to E. San Antonio Street.
Comal County Fair & Rodeo, considered one of the largest in Central Texas, opened Wednesday and runs through Sunday at 701 E. Common St., New Braunfels.
Event categories include an antique farm show; baby barnyard; H-E Buddy Kid Zone; Southwest Dairy Farmer; Texas AgriLife Kid Zone; agriculture; antiques and heirlooms, arts and photography, baking, handcrafts and woodworking; handwork, knitting, crocheting and sewing; hay show; home-brew and wine contest; homemade salsa testing contest, horticulture, homemade flavored oils and herbal vinegars; shoebox floats; school and group projects; wildlife; breeding cattle; junior prospect steer; market lambs; parking; carnival; corral entertainment; and PRCA rodeo.
School tours are underway today and include a baby barnyard, baby chick areas, and a milking cow demonstration.
Gates are open from 4 p.m. to midnight. Parking is $10 cash. The carnival runs from 6 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. PRCA rodeo kicks off at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $20.
Free parking is available Thursday through Sunday at Schlitterbahn Surfenburg on Union Street from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and includes free shuttle-bus service. Shuttle buses run every 15 minutes to the fairground’s main entrance.
The rodeo opens at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday’s backyard-bull riding contest begins at 2 p.m.
Scheduled for Monday is a canning food and preservation event.
General admission for all days is $20. An additional admission fee will be charged for the rodeo.
For more information visit comalcountyfair.org.