The Carpa Garcías most famous acts were a comedic routine by the character "Don Fito" and a tightrope performance by Pilár García.
The carpa was most active in the Southwestern United States, performing in California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. While there were other Mexican carpas, La Carpa García is historically recognized as one of the more popular and long-standing Mexican tent shows from the first half of the twentieth century. It has been mentioned in several scholarly publications was featured prominently at Hertzberg Circus Museum in San Antonio, Texas from 1998 – 2002.
Some members of the troupe also performed with other carpas, including Cubana and Monsiváis, as families became connected through marriage. After La Carpa Garcia disbanded, Rodolfo often portrayed Don Fito for sketches in and around San Antonio with other local comedians such as Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez, and Detective Correone. Manolo García became a bandleader and played in nightclubs and events in the city. He later joined other bands such as Sonora Estrella and the San Antonio policeman's band.
The tent shows always incorporated a variety of entertainment including Mexican dances, hand sequined or embroidered costumes and traditional songs. The carpas were also venues for social commentary in the form of comedic sketches. In the late 1940s, at the end of the vaudeville-era traveling show, the carpa members settled in San Antonio, Texas. Family members retired from show business or went on to perform in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and in San Antonio nightclubs and big bands. Others chose to go into education and law enforcement.