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Top Hands
Tejano Sounds
National Title For Aggies!
NFR Bound
Happy Thanksgiving
Save The Date
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Top Hands!
A salute to our Volunteers!

A big tip of the hat salute to all committees and their members was the theme at the Fort Bend County Fair’s Volunteer Appreciation reception. There was no carnival; rodeo or livestock to be judged but committee members representing over 50 different committees were in attendance. “The committees and their members work so hard during our Fair, it is just nice for them to be able to come out and enjoy themselves,” says Susan Sillavan, Fort Bend County Fair Manager. “We could never thank them all enough for everything they do during our Fair’s run or throughout the year,” she adds.

The highlight of the evening was recognizing the volunteers from each committee that went above and beyond the call of duty. Each volunteer was awarded a framed certificate for his or her hard work. Fort Bend County Fair board member, Vickie Todd Autrey and Fair Manager, Susan Sillavan, shared master of ceremonies duties.  

Committee Chairman of the year was awarded to David Gibson of the Lawn Tractor Race Committee. David and his committee hosted the races before a full grand stand of fair goers. David's efforts to bring awareness to the second year event were outstanding; including an early morning news television promotion.

Volunteer of the year was awarded to Willie Trevino. Willie is truly a volunteer who has done it all. From being a member of the Sponsor Committee to singing as entertainment on Senior Citizens Day to early morning news television interviews, Willie rose to the occasion in support of the Fort Bend County Fair. He and his wife were constant fixtures at the Fair, enjoying Rodeo action, Go Tejano day festivities or helping out wherever needed.

Volunteers were treated to a homemade stew dinner. Cake and cupcakes rounded out the evening and satisfied the sweet tooth of attendees.

Congratulations once again to all the Volunteers!




Tejano Sounds
Pre-Thanksgiving Dance

Tejano Sounds and Texas size fun will once again be returning to the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. The Fort Bend County Fair Go Tejano committee will be hosting the 3rd Annual Pre-Thanksgiving dance on Saturday, November 23rd.  Los Dos Gilbertos will be headlining the holiday kick-off fun. Los Badd Boyz del Valle and Tejano Sounds DJ Randy Rosales will be helping to get things started. Doors will open at 7p.m.


The dance is one of several signature events that Fort Bend County Fair Go Tejano Committee host in their efforts to raise scholarship monies for deserving youth.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling...

Fair Office: 281-342-6171
Paul Guillen: 281-704-8946

National Title For Aggies

WHOOP! The Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team has been crowned the 2013 National Champions in Louisville! The coveted bull is returning to Aggieland. What a great accomplishment for the Livestock Judging Team program. This is the same team who we work with for our Livestock Judging Contest!  Congratulations!




NFR Bound
Fair’s Stock Contractor Heads to Vegas


When the golden gates open during the 10 rounds at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, the chances are pretty good the animals busting out of the chutes will have a Carr brand on them. Carr provided the stock at the 2013 Fort Bend County Fair.

The Texas-based stock contractor Pete Carr, owner of Carr Pro Rodeo and Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo, will feature 27 animals at the 2013 NFR, a distinction selected by the cowboys that will ride them inside the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The top 15 bareback riders, saddle bronc riders and bull riders selected the 300 best animals to perform with them, and they have named Carr animals as the cream of the crop.

Carr has also been nominated as the 2013 Stock Contractor of the Year in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, which recognizes the best in the business during the annual awards ceremony that will take place Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Las Vegas, the night before the start of the NFR.

“We’ve had a phenomenal year, and it means a lot to me that we’ve got so many animals that have been selected to the NFR,” Carr said. “We work really hard all year to produce the rodeos and feature the stock that will draw the top cowboys, so it’s great that they want to get on these horses and bulls when they get to the finals.”

Carr will have 12 bareback horses, five saddle broncs and 10 bulls having outs during the NFR.





Happy Thanksgiving

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Save The Date...

The 2014 Fort Bend County Fair is set! The Fair will run from September 26th to October 5th, 2014. The Board of Directors and several committees are already back at work preparing and planning for next year’s Fair. The sponsorship committee for one is reaching out to longtime supporters and inviting new businesses to help make the 2014 Fair the best the county has seen.

Meanwhile a delegation of members will be heading to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Vegas to drum up support and explore furthering relationships with the PRCA. “It’s an exciting time for our fair and we really want to be known for the top quality rodeo we put on for the contestants and the fans,” says 2013 Fair President Brad Bowman.

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Fort Bend County Fair Association

P.O. Box 428
4310 Hwy. 36 South
Rosenberg, TX  77471

Phone: 281-342-6171  •  Fax: 281-342-0808




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