Fort Bend County Fair Association  | FAIR TIMES NEWSLETTER  |  February 2015

Rosenberg, Texas


Fort Bend County Fair Association
Rosenberg, Texas

Madam President
Kunz Honored

It was a presidential affair! The Fort Bend County Fair Association welcomed Margaret Kunz as their 2015 Fair President at a reception in her honor. Family, friends and fair board members came together to celebrate as she took on the role of president. “I am looking forward to a good year…a year that will exceed all expectations, all Fort Bend County communities and youth have the opportunity to come together,” boasts Kunz, who has been a board member and sponsor of the fair for numerous years.

As part of her presidential responsibilities, Kunz came up with the theme of this year’s fair: "The Tradition Lives On." Kunz and her family are living proof of carrying on the fair’s tradition. Generations of Kunz children and grandchildren have participated in the Fort Bend County Fair. Showing animals, being fair Queen or participating in the kid’s tractor pull, Kunz family members are involved.

Past presidents came out to show their support for Kunz. Last year’s Fort Bend County Fair president, Vickie Todd Autrey, was on hand to pass the torch. But that was not all; Autrey and her husband, Bill, did a skit of “Green Acres” depicting Kunz and her husband, Bobby Jack. The mink-clad and pearl-wearing Autrey was a scene-stealer, generating a room full of laughter. In all, 11 past presidents were on hand to welcome Kunz’s presidency.


Kunz’s hands-on approach is already being seen. She has taken on the huge task of streamlining the livestock rules and is a frequent visitor in the fair office. Be sure to mark your calendars the Fort Bend County Fair is set for September 25 to October 4, 2015.




Celebrate FFA

National FFA Week Is Here

Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The week-long tradition, runs from February 21-28, 2015, began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington's birthday.


The National FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate agricultural education and FFA. It's a time to share with local, state, and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day.



There are a variety of events throughout the week that allow a chapter to communicate with others what the FFA is all about and ignite a passion for agriculture! Some chapters host teacher appreciation breakfasts, others conduct "Agriculture Olympics" competitions, and while still others reach out to the community through service projects. This is just a small sampling of how chapters promote FFA in their schools and communities.

SHARE your celebrations and use hashtag… #fbcfair & #FFAWeek


Love, Music & Scholarships
Go Tejano Dance Success

Elida, Jaimé, and the Go Tejano Committee combined for a fun-filled night at the Valentine’s Day dance held this past weekend.  Jaime y Los Chamacos and Elida Reyna Y Avante played to a large crowd and did not disappoint the Go Tejano enthusiasts. “We had a great turnout, it was a good time, and we raised money for scholarships,” says James Duke,  a Fort Bend County Fair board member. “Being able to give back to the community that supports our fair is what it is all about.”

Grammy Winner, Elida Reyna

The night included candid-picture taking, good music, a raffle, and door-prize giveaways. Fair president Margaret Kunz, 2014 Fair Queen Kasey Lane Bronsell and several board members and volunteers were on hand to help the event be the success it was. The Go Tejano committee presented Kunz with a bouquet of red roses, which she was very appreciative for.


Jaime y Los Chamacos

A special thank you to the Fort Bend County Fair Association's Go Tejano Committee, and their volunteers and sponsors for their help in raising funds for deserving youth.  Go Tejano Day at the 2015 fair is set for Sunday, September 27.


Our Condolences
Jim Smith

James M. Smith passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, in Sugar Land, Texas, at the young age of 52. Jim was a beloved member of our Fort Bend County Fair family, having served as our Goat Chairman and recently elected Livestock Superintendent. Jim’s legacy will include his commitment to his family, his dedication to the youth, his sense of humor, and his infectious smile. We send our condolences to Jim’s wife, Sharon; his children, John, Peri and Christopher; his parents; and the rest of his family.


Bucket of Fun, Bucket of Crawfish

 It's technically not too early to start thinking about the 7th Annual Fort Bend County Fair Crawfish Boil on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. The talk of Crawfish season being one of the best in years has crawfish lovers already tempted to quench their taste for mudbugs. By tradition, crawfish season's start date is a little fluid, occurring usually between late February and early March, and is mostly dependent on climate factors like temperature and rainfall.

For certain, crawfish will be on the menu as the fair goes Cajun. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for visiting and the crawfish will be boiling.  Serving will be from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $35 for all the mudbugs and fried fish you can eat and all the good stuff that goes with it.  Tea will be provided during the meal.  Tickets for children 6-11 years are $15 and children 5 years and under are free.  There will be a live and silent auction that evening.  Proceeds will benefit the Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship program.
Wade Andrew Smith & Driftwood will heat up the night at 8:30 p.m. with great country music. The 7th Annual Fort Bend County Fair Crawfish Boil is the place to be on Friday, March 27 for good food, good friends and a good time!


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Livestock Corner

Save the dates for Fair 2015... September 25th – October 4th.

Steer Tag In March 28
Turkey Order Deadline March 30
Roaster Order Deadline May 4
Broiler Order Deadline May 4
Commercial Heifer Tag In May 16
Bucket Calf Mock Tag In May 16
Goat Tag In July 11
Lamb Tag In July 11
Swine Tag In   July 11
Rabbit Tattoo August 20

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