Fort Bend County Fair News
Kicking off the Fort Bend Co. Fair September 27
Floats, marching bands, horses and more will be lining the streets for the 2013 Fort Bend County Fair parade set for Friday, September 27. This year’s Parade Marshal will be Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples. Staples is a successful businessman and rancher who has focused on the promotion of agricultural products and businesses using the popular GO TEXAN marketing program. He is no stranger to county fairs; he was active in high school FFA, elected state FFA vice president and later graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in agricultural economics.
“If you’ve never been to the Fort Bend County Fair Parade, you really owe it to yourself to attend this year, it’s always a great time,” says Neil Yelderman, FBCF board member. He advises, “Bring your folding chairs, arrive early, sit back and enjoy seeing marching bands, beautiful queen candidates, gorgeous floats, well known political officials and of course horses & fire trucks travel down Highway 90A from the Historical Courthouse in Richmond to Jennetta Street in Rosenberg.”
It is estimated that nearly 200 parade entries will be supporting the theme “Celebrating Our Western Heritage”. All area school districts will be observing a school holiday referred to as “Fair Day”; allowing the kids to participate and attend.
For more information on the parade, go to www.fortbendcountyfair.com.
Family Fun – Just for Kids begins September 27 at 2013 Fort Bend County Fair
The Petting Zoo, Ag-tivity Barn, Mutton Bustin, Stick-horse rodeo and the Carnival are all irresistible and tantalizing activities for children. Parents of infants can show off their babies crawling abilities in the Diaper Derby, while older children can peddle their way to victory in the Children’s Tractor Pull. The Fort Bend County Fair hosts several competitions that are just for the kids. From grilling to sewing, kids of all ages can participate in a variety of events. Here’s a look at scheduled events just for kids.
Lil’ Wrangler BBQ Cook-off
The 2nd Annual Lil’ Wrangler BBQ Cook-off will take place on Saturday, October 5th. The Lil Wranglers BBQ Contest is for children under 16 years of age and all spaces have been filled for this year. Contestants will compete is 2 categories – Pork Chops and Open. The Fort Bend County Fair will provide each contestant with 2 Pork Chops, BBQ Cooker, charcoal, seasoning and sauces. The contestants will get to take their BBQ Cookers home. The winner in each category will be announced at approximately 12:00pm at the Texas Stage.
Pets on Parade
Fort Bend County students up to age 14 are invited to bring their favorite pet to compete in the annual Pet Show at the Fort Bend County Fair on October 5th at 11:00am. All pets are welcomed — furry or feathery, we love them all. These pets will be strutting their stuff on stage as they entertain the spectators with their costumes and tricks. A bike and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners!
Sew It, Grow It, Show It… The School Youth Department is open to Fort Bend County students ages 5-18 years old to compete and exhibit their work. Entries must be made individually in the classroom and entered as a representative collection of work by the teacher. Students will be divided in four age categories. Exhibit Building D will be open to the public daily during the Fair until 9:00pm.
Student Fun Day
September 27 kicks off our Fair, students have a day off from school and the Fort Bend County Fair is hosting a Fun Day! Fort Bend County students – Kindergarten thru 12th Grade will compete in good, old fashion games in the O.D. Tucker Arena. Winners will receive cash awards for their efforts. All students who are registered are eligible to win a bicycle and other door prizes. Drawings will be held after the completion of the races. To enter, show up early on September 27th because the activities will begin at 1:00pm.
This event will sure to have the crowd cheering on their favorite crawling baby. The infants will compete in our 2nd Annual Diaper Derby which will be held on Saturday, September 28th at 10:30am. Contestants must register and check in at 10:00am. There will be 2 age groups for this competition – 7-9 Months and 10-12 Months and the race will be on to see who can crawl to finish line first.
The first 25 contestants to register will receive a Onesie compliments of TEXAS DIRECT AUTO. There will also be an award for Cutest Diaper that follows the Fair theme – “Celebrating Our Western Heritage.” Who will reach the finish line first and bring home the gold?
JR. Royalty named at Fort Bend Co. Fair
Fair Princess Trisha Ramirez was surrounded by her court, Emma Day 1st Runner Up; Laney Fullick 2nd Runner Up; Aubrey Cano 3rd Runner Up and Saige Sowa 4th Runner Up. Most Photogenic was Emma Day.
Robert Hartfield, Jr. was named Fair Prince, and his court is Ethan Fry 1st Runner Up; Gage Nelson 2nd Runner Up; Jackson Huff 3rd Runner Up; Trace Holster 4th Runner Up. Most Photogenic was Konnor Bittner.
The Fair Duchess is Coral Tolman and Fair Duke is Weston Mires. The Duchess’ Court is Rosalan Rule 1st Runner Up; Laura Durrett 2nd Runner Up; Charlie Harris 3rd Runner Up and Summer Mullins 4th Runner Up. Summer Mullins was named most photogenic. The Duke’s Court is Sean Williams 1st Runner Up; Kyle Dyrud 2nd Runner Up; Heath Harris 3rd Runner Up and Reese Vannerson 4th Runner Up. Most photogenic was Cayden Dyrud.
Katie Koerth was named Junior Fair Queen with her court: Arianna Selph 1st Runner Up; Karissa Loewe 2nd Runner Up; Jenna Christoffel 3rd Runner Up and Annie Rule 4th Runner Up. Jenna Christoffel was awarded Most Photogenic..
The winners will serve as Fair Ambassadors participating in Fair related functions.
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