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Palomino Fest & Pro Rodeo Labor Day Weekend Celebration is devoted to welcoming thousands from across the state to an event full of diverse culture and musical heritage of Southwest Texas. 


Palomino Fest is a 3-day plus extravaganza staged by the non-profit Uvalde Festival and Events Association that began in 1996 as a dream by a local group of musicians who, as young brothers from a small town dared to pursue their own personal dream. Hard work and determination led Los Palominos to a path of success.


In 2012 over 13,000 people were WOW’d as they entered the new Uvalde County Fairplex as guests from near and far experienced memories that will last a lifetime.


As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, Palomino Fest has donated over $100,000 to Southwest Texas Junior College for student scholarships across SWTJC’s 11-County service area….and assists community organizations in raising money for their own causes. 

Volunteers invest many hours year-round to prepare for this weekend-long event that attracts visitors to our community from across the state. As a member of the Texas Festival and Events Association, in January, committee members and city leaders attended the Texas Event Summit in San Antonio to network and receive education from other event planners to help make Palomino Fest a better celebration each year.  

From massive concerts and pro rodeo action to the grand parade, endless family entertainment and lots of fun….Palomino Fest continues to be a wonderful event that truly exemplifies the people and community of Uvalde and Southwest Texas. 

Weekend Mega Passes will be available for $15.00 good for all three days. Single day admission is $10.00 per person. Kids age 10 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult