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Fort Bend County Fair Association
A Look Back
With President Margaret Kunz
The dust has settled and the carnival has moved on but the memories made at the 2015 Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo will last a lifetime. While the sun sets on the reign of the 2015 Fair President, Margaret Kunz, sat down with us to reflect on her year as President.
Q&A With Margaret Kunz….
Q. As 2015 Fort Bend County Fair President, how do you look back at this past year?
A. Fast and one of learning, personal growth and believing even more in our strong unity of communities. The fact that our economy has taken a stronger hit than our community could have foreseen, I truly appreciate our fair attendees, auction buyers, supporters and volunteers for their generosity and supporting our youth.
Q. Being President is challenging, any moments stand out that you can share?
A. With our Fair’s growth since its inception in 1933, our challenges have grown with the times and some remain constant: weather, parking, and highway construction. Now, we deal with WiFi challenges and always a priority is security.
Q. Any advice for the in-coming President?
A. Stay calm, breath deeply and know he has a strong Fair family behind him. Our Fair family, there is no stronger bond than the Fort Bend County Fair Association when in crunch mode. And above all enjoy... make wonderful memories.
Q. The Fair theme you chose was “The Tradition Lives On” …how do you think the 2015 Fair’s theme came to life?
A. Looking back, our Fair is reminiscent of a countywide reunion. The Senior Citizens Day Committee was started 28 years ago. Although many of the original cooks have handed their posts to younger family members and friends – this group is a true example of “The Tradition Lives On.” Ed Chernoch, one of the original committee members, continues serving on the committee and sharing his expertise. In addition, a majority of the attendees of Senior Citizens Day have memories of bringing their children to support family and friends who exhibited livestock/culinary/creative arts projects, while enjoying the tasty food and carnival. Many of these same folks continue serving on Fair committees and community and school organizations.
Q. Any thoughts you like to add?
A. As a youngster, serving on the Fair board and as 2015 president, are opportunities I never imagined. Our county Fair was an annual event that my brothers and I always looked forward to. As parents, Bobby and I experienced great pride and excitement as our girls and their friends participated with their Fair projects. With our grandchildren now participating, it is safe to say, “The Tradition Lives On”, and we look forward to many years of supporting our youth at the annual Fort Bend County Fair.
Go ahead and mark your calendars for the 2016 Fort Bend County Fair.
The 80th annual is set to run from September 23rd – October 2nd.
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2016 Fort Bend County Fair
As business for the 2015 Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo wraps up, plans for the 2016 Fair is already moving forward. This month, board members voted on the Executive Board positions. Here is a look at the elected members who will serve for the 80th annual Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo.
Executive Committee Officers
Neil Yelderman – President
Ernest Lawson – President Elect
James Duke – Vice President
Marjorie Pollard – Secretary
Sean Gutierrez – Treasurer
Go Tejano Dance
Tejano singer/accordionist Michael Salgado will be taking the stage at the Go Tejano dance set for Saturday, February 13, 2016. Salgado gained prominence in the mid-'90s and has been a mainstay on the Latin music charts. "Cruz de Madera" is Salgado’s signature song. His concert will benefit the Fort Bend County Fair’s Go Tejano Committee’s scholarship fund. Stay connected for more details and ticket information.
Voters flocked to the polling locations to cast their votes on the November 3rd bond elections. According to published reports, more than 26,000 voters turned out to help all four county bonds pass overwhelmingly. Proposition 2 was a fairgrounds bond to replace the A.P. George Livestock Building. The building currently hosts several fair events including the swine and lamb shows.
In a recent interview, County Judge Bob Hebert said, “It’s quite old and antiquated and either needed millions in repair or be replaced. It’s really too small for the Fair now as it exists, so we voted to tear it down and build a new 60,000 square foot replacement building that will house more animals and be more comfortable for folks." No official word on when the construction is set to begin.
Texas Tech Claims National Title
For the fourth time in school history, Texas Tech University has swept two national championship judging competitions. Two days after the Texas Tech meat judging team claimed the crown, the livestock judging team won their divisions at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. This is Texas Tech livestock judging team in claiming its eighth national title. Congratulations to coaches Ryan Rathmann and Kylan Carson for their outstanding work with this year’s team. Rathmann, who has served as the Steer judge at our Fair, was named Coach of the Year. This year’s national title marks the fifth for Texas Tech since he took over as coach in 2007.
2015 Texas Tech Livestock Judging Team
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The 80th annual FBCFA is set to run...
September 23rd – October 2nd
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2015 FAIR SPONSORS
2015 Keystone Sponsor
2015 Cornerstone Sponsors
2015 Stetson Sponsors
2015 Lariat Sponsors
Robert & Geraldine Simmer Foundation
2015 Bandana Sponsors
2015 Duster Sponsors
absolutely! Brazos and Fort Bend Focus Magazines
Ronald & Monica Borak
Cernoch's Custom Caterers
Coastal Butane Service Company
Corral Western Wear
Fort Bend County Farm Bureau
Chris Gillman/Gillman Companies
Johnny's Custom Cabinets
Kinder Care Learning Centers
Pamela M. Logsdon, CPA
Showalter Law Firm
Sprint Waste Services
2015 Saddle Sponsors
Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Katy TX
Am Pro Construction Services, Inc.
Amegy Bank National Association
Another Time Soda Fountain & Cafe
Ben's Chuck Wagon
Capital Farm Credit-Rosenberg & Katy Offices
Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapels & Cemeteries
Dixie Carpet Installations, Inc.
Faith United Methodist Church
Fort Bend Kia
Gene Vencil Equipment Services
Helfman Ford & Kia
Dr. Terry & Nikki Holster
J2 Leather Designs
Jimerson Underground, Inc.
Kunz Farms - Margaret & Bobby Kunz
Lane Aviation Inc.
Merle Norman/Hair by Us
Mitchell & Duff, LLC
MSC EarthWorks LLC
NewFirst National Bank/NewFirst Insurors
Oak Bend Medical Center
Tamara Osina DDS
The Phoenix Design Group
Plan It Events
Schulze's Bar-B-Que and Catering
The Swinging Door
Van De Wiele and Vogler, Inc. Consulting Engineers
Stephanie & Neil Yelderman
2015 Chaps Sponsors
22 Ranch - David & Erin Gorka
B & B Industries
Bandito's Taco Grill
CommunityBank of Texas, N.A.
Damon Farm & Ranch Service Center
Fort Bend County Deputy Sheriff's Association
Freedom Tents & Events, LLC
Fresh Air - Air Conditioning & Heating
County Judge Bob Hebert
It's The Pits Cookers
Johnny's Custom Cabinets
Joan & Louis Katz
Lad's Smokehouse & Catering
Old Main Street Bakery
Pecan Grove Stables
Rocky Mountain Private Wealth Management, LLC
Pat & Norm Scholes
Sprint Sand & Clay
Sugarland Deli Provisions
2015 Boot Sponsors
A.J. Foyt Paint & Supplies
AFAB Sales, Inc.
Kelly Andel, RE/MAX Opportunies
Autrey Building Concepts, Inc.
Briscoe Manor, LLC
Dana Brotherton, DDS, MD - Oral Surgery Associates
Clayton Oaks Living
Data X Document Shredding
Tracy Davis & Joanne Crouch
Judy & Larry Deats
Edward Jones - Troy Wootton
ERA Benes Realty
Fort Bend Horse Task Force
Gurecky Manufacturing Service, Inc.
Barbara & Sean Gutierrez
Joe & Charlie Hand
Hudgins-Groover Real Estate
Law Office of Julius Eric Junker, PLLC
LaCasona Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
La Cocina Mexican Restaurant
La Escondida Mexican Grill
Lamonte's Italian Restaurant
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLC
Jeffrey C. McClellan, CPA, PLLC
Commissioner Andy Meyers, Pct. #3
Michael Stevens Interests - Bayou Bend,
Carriage Glen & Stafford Run Apartments
Mike Beard for Constable Precinct 1
James & Barbara Miller
Commissioner Richard Morrison, Pct. #1
Brenda Mullinix, Judge 387th District Court
Papa Murphy's Take-n-Bake Pizza
Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP
Polar Ice Inc.
Law Office of Steven Rocket Rosen
Ruchi's Mexican Grill
Scanlin Sign Service Inc.
The Law Office of Matthew F. Scholes
Southern Sister Designs
State Farm Companies Foundation
Studio Hair Salon by Jerry
Wharton Livestock Auction
Shirleen & Cecil Willis, Heather & Harvey Willis
Karen & Craig Wright
Claudia & Quinn Wright
2015 Spur Sponsors
Judge Gary Geick & Family
Gringo's Mexican Kitchen
Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha
Theresa & Mark Gonzalez
Kyle D. McCrea, DDS
The Julie Moise Team - Realtor
Timewise Food Stores
Ken Wood & Associates, PC
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Fort Bend County Fair
Fort Bend County Fair Association
P.O. Box 428
4310 Hwy. 36 South
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Phone: 281-342-6171 . Fax: 281-342-0808