Fort Bend County Fair Honorees Named

2018 Fort Bend County Fair President James Duke and 2019 Fort Bend County Fair President Marjie Pollard with Teresa Schulze Mielsch and Gary Mielsch.

The Schulze Family will be recognized as the 2019 Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo Honorees. Actively supporting the fair for decades as sponsors, buyers, exhibitors and fair-goers, the Schulze family has passed its commitment to the Fort Bend County Fair from generation to generation.

The Schulze family owns and operates Schulze’s Bar-B-Que and Catering and Schulze Family Restaurant. Siblings Teresa Schulze Mielsch, Kathie Schulze Sablatura and Clifford Schulze have carried on the traditions that their father, Alvin Schulze, started in 1980. The siblings have passed their passion of participating in the fair down to their children and grandchildren. “The Schultze family has always been part of our fair for as long as I can remember. Helping the kids and being there for the kids – that is what their family has always done.” said 2019 Fort Bend County Fair President Marjie Pollard.

The Schulze Family is best known for serving up a hot meal. “My first memory of being involved with the fair is catering. That is really where it all began,” shared Teresa Schulze Mielsch. For 44 years the Alvin Schulze family has been in the restaurant business. “We have been proud to be able to cater the buyers’ receptions, cowboy camp and countless other fair events; it is what we do.”

The Schulze and Sablatura family’s participation have continued to grow over the years. “Our involvement quickly evolved into buying at the Jr Livestock Auction. Dad and Clifford started supporting the auction, and as a family, we wanted to help the kids and give back,” said Mielsch.

Year after year the Schulze family and their extended family have been a staple on the buyer’s list. “I am thankful for the Schulze family. Years ago, they purchased my steer. Today I am a college student and thank them for helping me further my education,” said Wharton County Junior College student Taylor Lutringer.

The Schulze family will be part of many fair events including the kick-off parade on Friday, September 27th. The 2019 Fair will run from September 27th to October 6th.

For more information, call the Fair Office at 281-342-6171 or visit