The 75th Annual Fort Bend County Fair opens to the public on Friday, September 23rd and runs through Sunday, October 2nd. There are some new events – and some returning activities to help us celebrate our Diamond Anniversary – 75 Years – What A Ride! Thousands of spectators will line the streets as the Fair officially kicks off with the parade that travels from Richmond to Rosenberg at 9:00 am on September 23rd.
In 1933, Dr. Cecil Greer and a group of others form the formed the Fort Bend County Fair Board of Directors. The first Fort Bend County Fair was held October 6-8, 1933 and has become a tradition for the past 75 years. The original Fairgrounds were located between Richmond and Rosenberg, on the property now occupied by Fiesta on Avenue H. In 1974, the Fairgrounds moved to the existing location on State Highway 36 just south of U.S. Highway 59 in Rosenberg. During World War II, no fair was held because the fairgrounds became the site of a prisoner of war encampment.
Fairgoers will be treated to outstanding rodeo action, livestock shows, carnival, exhibits and great entertainment. For a complete schedule, please visit www.fbcfa.org.
A 10th day is being added to this year’s fair. The gates will be open on Sunday, October 2nd. A PRCA Bull Bash with Mutton Bustin’ will be held in the rodeo arena. Country Legend Johnny Rodriquez will close out the 2011 Fair.
The Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo offers entertainment & competitions for all ages. There are many special activities for the children — Student Fun Day, Coloring Contest, Talent Contest, McDonald’s Show, Stick Horse Rodeo and Children’s Tractor Pull.
The grills will be heating up on September 30th and October 1st as teams compete in the BBQ Cookoff in hope of taking home the Grand Champion award as top cook.
It is time to dust off those hats, shine those boots and make plans to head to the Fort Bend County Fair. Everyone is invited to help us celebrate our diamond anniversary – 75 Years – What A Ride! Advance tickets are $8 for Adults, $4 for Children 6-11 and Season Passes are $30. Tickets at the gate are $10 for Adults, $5 for Children 6-11 and Season Passes are $40. Children 5 and under are Free.
For more information on the Fort Bend County Fair or to purchase tickets go to www.fbcfa.org or call 281-342-6171.