Fair Frenzy is Here: It’s Time for the Fort Bend County Fair

Aaron Watson will perform at the Fort Bend County Fair on September 28th.

Aaron Watson will perform at the Fort Bend County Fair on September 28th.

A ferris wheel, show animals and rodeo action are just a few things fairgoers will see at the Fort Bend County Fair (FBCF).  The 77th annual county fair is being held at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds from September 27th to October 6th featuring daily attractions including a petting zoo, livestock judging shows, food vendors, shopping and a carnival.  “Each day will bring fun-filled entertainment for families to enjoy at this year’s fair,” said Susan Sillavan, FBCF Fair Manager.

One of the highlights of fair entertainment is the concerts. Headliners this year are a true blend of country music, from traditional country artists to top contemporary Texas Music acts. “Not only do we have an outstanding lineup of entertainment scheduled for the Brazos Stage with headliners like Joe Nichols, Joe Diffie, Johnny Lee, Wade Bowen and Aaron Watson, we also have top notch entertainment on our Texas Stage with acts like the Doo Wah Riders from Southern California, Redneck Brown and the Freshwater Donkeys from Oklahoma and Vince King, one of the best Elvis tribute artists I’ve ever seen,” said Neil Yelderman, FBCF Board Member and Co-Director-In-Charge of Entertainment. “The best part is fairgoers get all of this great entertainment for the price of their general admission ticket to the fair, so I highly recommend buying a season pass and experiencing all of the great entertainment that we have in store for our fairgoers this year.”

Last year, the Fort Bend County Fair drew attendance over 155,000, marking the fifth consecutive year that attendance climbed over 100,000. “More importantly, through auctions and scholarships, Fort Bend County youth have received over one million dollars,” said Brad Bowman, 2013 FBCF President.  “In 2012, we had 155 sponsors who gave over $489,000 in cash and in-kind sponsorships, and for 2013, we are well on our way to exceeding that.”

Nearly 1,300 volunteers make the fair  possible. “Approximately 50 committees spend countless hours helping with the livestock competitions, parade, public safety, special events, sales, rodeo activities and a bunches of other happenings,” said Bowman.

During the fair, a queen will be crowned, Grand Champions will be named, Mutton Busters will be cheered and turkey legs and funnel cakes will be consumed.  Don’t miss out on the family fun! For more information, visit www.fortbendcountyfair.com.