Fort Bend County Fair ends Sunday

October 3, 2018

The Fort Bend County Fair offers entertainment, nightly rodeo action, a wine room, carnival fund and favorite fair foods now through Sunday, Oct. 7.

“We are proud to be able to offer all the activities and events the fair has to offer for our community. It is a tradition for so many families to enjoy and we welcome all the newcomers to come out and create new memories here at our fair,” said 2018 Fort Bend County Fair President James Duke. “The fair experience is like no other, whether you are a livestock show kid, a professional cowboy or cowgirl, or just someone looking for a fun outing for the family, our fair has something for everyone to enjoy.”

More than 50 committees made up of 1,300 plus volunteers work together to put on the fair’s run, which started Sept. 28. This year’s entertainment lineup includes the Spazmatics on Oct. 3, John Conlee on Oct. 5, Parker McCollum on Oct. 6 and Jake Hooker and the Outsiders on Oct. 7. Conlee, who has been touring and is returning to the fair, said, “Here we are 40 years later, after ‘Rose Colored Glasses’ became a hit, it is a blessing. We stay busy. I look forward to coming back and having a good time in Fort Bend County.”

Opening acts include Randall King and and Drew Fish Band. Visit https://fortbendcountyfair.com for details. Tickets includes the concert, rodeo action and access to the food booths, shopping vendors and the carnival.

Food vendors will offer turkey legs, burgers, BBQ, roasted corn and hand-dipped corn dogs. Other menu items include made-daily tamales, funnel cakes with Bavarian cream, and fried Oreos. Sisters and deep-fried food mavens, Paula Westmoreland and Penny Campbell of Roger Westmoreland Concessions, will be back to serve their deep-fried creations. The duo is known for its red velvet funnel cake.

Rodeo fans will be able to cheer on cowboys and cowgirls in nightly rodeo action at the O.D. Tucker Arena. The crowd favorite - Mutton’ Bustin - will keep fans cheering. During Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo nights many of the rodeo contestants are the same top contenders who compete at the National Finals Rodeo (the Super Bowl of Rodeo) in Las Vegas. 2017 Bull Fighter of the Year, Dusty Tuckness, and 2017 Clown of the Year, Justin Rumsford, will be returning to Rosenberg to protect the cowboys and entertain the crowd. Tuckness has won the award eight times straight, and this is the sixth title for Rumsford. and an invitational calf roping will be some of the other events that will be taking place during the fair’s run. 2018 Miss Rodeo Texas, Samantha Cayton, and hometown girl Miss Rodeo Texas Princess, Kristina Ribbeck, will be appearing at several Fair events.

The 85,000-square-foot George Pavilion will host 500 livestock exhibitors and their entries. Steers, swine, lambs, goats, roasters, turkeys, commercial heifers, scramble heifers and rabbits will be judged and exhibited during the fair’s run. Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H kids will compete for top prizes and a spot in one of our auctions.

The Grapes on the Brazos wine room will be serving an assortment of selected wines. The wine venue is a place to socialize, enjoy music and experience wines such as reds, whites, and roses from around the world.

For 2017, $180,000 in scholarships was awarded. Forty-five scholarships each valued at $4,000, were given to students representing schools and districts throughout Fort Bend County. The scholarships are a result of money raised by the Fort Bend County Fair Association and its various committees’ fundraising efforts, and individual sponsors. The Go Tejano Committee, Life Member Silent Auction, Art Auction Committee, Grapes on the Brazos Committee and sponsors such as The Charlie Seely Memorial, and Durwood Greene Construction have given back by generating or donating scholarship funds. These scholarships represent a portion of the Fort Bend County Fair’s annual commitment to helping our youth.

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