If you are on facebook you may have noticed #TBT, Throw Back Thursday. It is a fun way to share memories from the days of yesterday. The Fort Bend County Fair has posted a few pictures from the past, including pictures from the 1930s to the 1980s. “Every time we post a picture from our history we always get a huge response,” says Fair Manager, Susan Sillavan. “Many of the pictures are of people who were involved in the fair then and still have families involved in the fair now,” adds Sillavan.
Throw back Thursdays include old photos, rodeo programs, newspaper articles and even a ticket stub. “We posted a picture of a ticket stub from October of 1984 when George Strait headlined our fair, it was a great memory for our fair and many of our facebook audience thought so too,” shares Sillavan. “We are proud to be able to bring back a little nostalgia.”
Pictures of past parades, rodeo action, concerts or livestock winners have been posted. The pictures provide a look at the physical transition of the fairgrounds and also the progression of our fair. It’s a family album of sorts for the Fort Bend County Fair.
If you have any pictures of past Fort Bend County Fairs, be sure to share these great memories and post them to the fair’s facebook wall. We will share these pictures and hope to stir up some grand remembrances.