Fort Bend County Fair Association                FAIR TIMES NEWSLETTER                                         May 2014





Fowler, Bandy & La Mafia

Legends Fill Our Entertainment Line-Up

Mark your calendars and put in for your vacation days, the Fort Bend County Fair has announced the headliners for the 2014 fair and you will not want to miss a day! “We are thrilled with this year’s line up! We found a great balance, bringing in legendary favorites and hot Texas Music acts, it’s a country music lover's dream,” says Susan Sillavan, Fort Bend County Fair Manager. “Some of these artists, we've  been trying to sign since last year, and finally this year it has all come together.”


Kicking off the fair is the veteran of Texas Music, chart topper, Kevin Fowler. Fowler is known for his high energy, crowd-pleasing sounds that only he can perform.  “I’m looking forward to it, Fort Bend County get ready…we are heading your way,” says Fowler. Texas native and Aggie alum, Granger Smith, takes the stage with his talented twist on traditional country music on Saturday, September 27th.


Go Tejano day is set for Sunday, September 29th.  The Grammy award winning sensation, La Mafia, will headline the festivities. The Houston based band is internationally known for their Latin sounds and true traditional licks.  Also performing is the pride of South Texas, Los Palominos.  Their unique Tejano sounds will be sure to have the crowd thrilled.



For the fair’s second weekend, Steve Wariner will bring his guitar playing, song writing and vocal talents to our fair. Wariner has been producing country hits since the late 70’s and had a string of hits in the ‘90s that created him a lifelong fan base. Jason Boland & The Stragglers hit the stage on Saturday, October 4th.  The Oklahoma native, keeps to his traditional music influences but is not afraid to pull in his own distinctive sounds.



The unmistakable, traditional sound of Moe Bandy closes out our fair on Sunday, October 5th.  The legendary singer will bring his memorable classic country hits to life for what is sure to be a spectacular performance.

Other musical acts have yet to be named including the opening acts. The 2014 Fort Bend County Fair runs from September 26th to October 5th.  See you at the fair!



Fort Bend County Fair – 2014 Entertainment Line up

  • 9-26 Friday – Opening night Kevin Fowler
  • 9-27 Saturday - Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr.
  • 9-28 Sunday – “Go Tejano Day” La Mafia & Los Palominos
  • 10-3 Friday - Steve Wariner
  • 10-4 Saturday - Jason Boland & The Stragglers
  • 10-5 Sunday - Moe Bandy




Get Hooked!
Boots & Buckles on the Bay


Calling all anglers! Join us this weekend for Boots & Buckles on the Bay. The Fort Bend County Fair Association will be hosting a fishing tournament in Matagorda this Saturday, May 17th.  The event is sponsored by Todd Armstrong Shows.  Armstrong has entertained our fair with his Carnival for years and has always been a loyal supporter to our fair.  Men and Women will be battling it out on the Bay for the biggest catch. Teams will be competing for over $5,000 in cash and prizes.  The fishing tournament will help bring awareness to our Fort Bend County Fair and help raise scholarship monies.


Entry forms and tournament rules for the fishing tournament are available below or on the website.

Tournament Rules

Tournament Entry Forms

Release of Liability Forms

 See you on the bay!



Our Future is in Good Hands
Scholarship Reception

Graduation season will soon be here and many of our county’s young adults will be heading off to college. The Fort Bend County Fair Association held their annual Scholarship awards reception last week. Forty-two $3,000.00 scholarships and 5 Queen Scholarships were awarded.  Parents, board members, and committee members joined the scholarship recipients for an evening that represented hard work from all those in attendance.  “This is what the Fort Bend County Fair is all about, it's about our youth it's about our future, and we give away these scholarships every year,” boasts 2014 Fort Bend County Fair President Vickie Todd Autrey. “We try to better people, they are our future leaders,” she adds.



The number of scholarships awarded and their values were higher than ever before. The fair’s board of directors and the hard work of the Fort Bend County Fair committees and their fundraising efforts made this evening possible. The scholarships are established from monies generated through events hosted by several committees including the Go-Tejano, Grapes-on-the-Brazos, Art Auction, and Life-Member Silent Auction Committees.



Longtime supporter and sponsor of the Fort Bend County Fair has been Kunz Farms. Margaret Kunz, of Kunz Farms and a Fort Bend County Fair board member says, “We feel we are helping a Fort Bend County student realize the importance of furthering their education.” She proudly adds, “During our daughters' school years, they were involved in many school and extracurricular activities that included participating in various areas of the Fort Bend County Fair that included raising and exhibiting 4-H and FFA projects.  We feel this is our opportunity to give back to our community for those individuals who gave so selflessly of their time and talents."

Ciara Jasso is no stranger to the Fort Bend County Fair. Ciara is not only one of our 2014 scholarship recipients, but she was our first Jr. Fair Queen. Ciara will be returning to Texas A&M as a Business Major and shared her enthusiasm about her Go Tejano scholarship, “Its’ really awesome, I am very excited about it,” she exclaims. “It was great to hear that it got bumped up another $1,000 dollars, that was a great surprise and to have people continue to help my education, is extremely humbling,” she added.

Needville High School Senior and 2014 Scholarship recipient, Reid Halbert, grew up in the Fort Bend County rodeo arena participating in countless rodeos, ropings and even volunteered at our Exceptional Rodeo. Reid received the Businessman's Roping Scholarship. “It means everything, its helps me go to college, pursue my dreams and everything I am going to be able to want to do,” concedes Halbert. He adds, “I have been to this rodeo since I was a little kid, I am 18 years old and l love it.” Reid has committed to attending Wharton County Junior College and plans to be a member of their Rodeo team.

Chase Pelham has shown animals for years at our Fair and is one of our 2014 Scholarship recipients. He plans on going to vocational school in Oklahoma to further his Welding skills. Chase is grateful for what showing animals has instilled in him, “I’ve learned a lot of people skills, I learned a lot by showing animals at the Fort Bend County Fair.” He adds, “I learned a lot of responsibility, how to pick up after myself, taking care of animals… I learned a lot of stuff you don’t learn in school.”

We wish good luck to all those heading to college and hats off to all our recipients!



Commercial Heifer Tag-In

The Fort Bend County Fair held the Commercial Heifer tag-in on May 10th. 35 pens of Commercial Heifers were tagged in, 16 Halter heifers & 26 Bucket calves. Needville Jr. High's Gus Bazar tagged in his heifers. He may be only in Jr. High now, but he is looking to earn enough money to get him to College. “If I showed long enough and into this level; I will earn enough money to go to college but also stay in college so I can get a good job and have a good life,” explains Gus. “Responsibility; feeding, watching, taking care of them, if they get hurt you have to doctor them,” says Gus when talking about what he has learned from raising his livestock projects.

Click on the image below of Fort Bend County Fair
Board Member
Calvin Zwahr explaining Heifer Tag-In.

The fair is set to begin on September 26th to October 5th. Specific livestock show dates are set and can be found on our web site.





Tejano in July
Save the Date

Our 5th Annual Go Tejano Scholarship Dance will be July 26,2014… save the date and help raise monies for scholarships!

We are pleased to announce Los DesperadoZ will be playing. More details to come…stay tuned!

 Support the Go Tejano Committee!



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Livestock Corner
Dates to Remember...

  • Rabbit Breed Date (suggested) - Wednesday, June 8, 2014
  • Turkey Order pickup - Wednesday, June 11, 2014
  • Goat Tag- In - Saturday, July 12, 2014
  • Swine Tag In Saturday, July 12, 2014
  • Lamb Tag In Saturday, July 12, 2014
  • Roaster Order Pickup - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  • Broiler Order Pickup  - Wednesday, August 13, 2014
  • Rabbit tattoo/entry date - Thursday, August 14, 2014



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