2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH 

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Lil’ Wrangler Photo Contest – Commercial Building #2 Open for pictures


MONDAY, OCTOBER 1ST 

5:00 p.m.   Lil’ Wrangler Photo Contest – Photos and entry forms due to fair office


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD

Lil’ Wrangler Photo Contest – Judging and Results posted


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH

FREE!!!

8:00 a.m.   Hay Contest registration – American Legion Hall

Hay Judging & Continuing Education – American Legion Hall/Commercial Building #2

Hay Contest Testing & Plant ID – Turnverein

BBQ Cook-off teams start moving in – Cook-off grounds

10:00 a.m.   Petting Zoo opens 

Noon    Hay Contestants & Participants Luncheon -- Turnverein

9:00 a.m.   Port-A-Potty Decorating contest assignments posted -- Fairgrounds

7:00 p.m.   Margarita Contest – Turnverein

Austin County Go Texan Team Sorting – Koerth Arena

8:00 p.m.   Chef’s Choice Contest -- Turnverein


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

Ladies Night $10

8:00 a.m.   Chief Cooks meeting -- Turnverein

8:30 a.m.   Registration for 5K Stampede – Gate #2 (Cook-off grounds)

9:00 a.m.   5K Stampede begins

9:30 a.m.   Port-a-Potty Judging -- Fairgrounds – Grand & Reserve stay on grounds

10:00 a.m.   Petting Zoo opens

1:00 p.m.   Gates Locked to Fairgrounds

2:00 p.m.   Odor Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest – Small Stage

3:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Country Store opens – Austin County Fair Convention & Expo Center

4:00 p.m.   Lil’ Wrangler Rodeo & Mutton’ Bustin’ – Luhn Barn

Mason Marek – CW Brandes Entertainment Center

5:00 p.m.   Memorial Dedications – Austin County Fair Convention & Expo Center

5:30 p.m.   Queen’s Contest – Austin County Fair Convention & Expo Center

6:00 p.m.   Anthony Moreno – CW Brandes Entertainment Center

7:30 p.m.   Bull Riding – Koerth Arena

7:00 p.m.   1927 Club Open

Jon Stork – CW Brandes Entertainment Center

10:00 p.m.   David Lewis – CW Brandes Entertainment Center


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH

FREE!!!

8:00 a.m. Floral Design competition – Austin County Fair Convention & Expo Center

10:00 a.m. Petting Zoo opens

BBQ Cook-off teams move out

12:30 p.m.   Tap Wall – CW Brandes Entertainment Center

1:00 – 5:00 pm  Lazy Farmers – CW Brandes Entertainment Center

2:00 p.m.   Move-In for Bucket Calf Show (enter at 529 gate)

Ranch Rodeo -- Koerth Arena 

3:00 p.m.   Bucket Calf Show – Luhn Barn


MONDAY, OCTOBER 8th 

FREE!!!

8:00 a.m.   Petting Zoo opens (Free opening until Noon)

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Champion Drive Livestock Show – Luhn Barn

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Ag Mechanics move in

5:00 p.m.   Ag Mechanics judged

4:00 – 6:45 p.m.  Home Economics (HE) & Flower Show Exhibit Entries accepted in all 

departments in the Austin County Fair Convention & Expo Center

7:00 p.m.   Team Roping – Koerth Arena (Austin County Residents Only)


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9th

FREE!!!

Commercial Exhibits, Carnival and Concessionaires move in

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Market Turkeys move in and sifted.  Judging immediately following.

9:00 – 11:45 a.m.  HE Exhibit & Flower Show Entries accepted in all departments in the Austin 

County Fair Convention & Expo Center

10:00 a.m.   Petting Zoo opens

1:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Judging of all HE exhibits in the Austin County Fair 

Convention & Expo Center

3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Market Swine move in. Officially weighed, sifted and penned

4:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Country Store Open

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Market Broilers and Market & Breeding Rabbits move in, 

sifted and judged

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Market Lambs move in and officially weighed and sifted at 

scales.  SIFTED LAMBS MUST MOVE OUT

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Market Goats move in and officially weighed and sifted at 

scales. SIFTED GOATS MUST MOVE OUT

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Commercial Pen of Heifers move in

7:00 p.m.   4-D Barrel Racing – Koerth Arena


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH   

School Pride Day – Wear your school colors

Sr. Citizen Tickets $3.00 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gates open at 10:00 a.m. - $5.00 off with coupon for adult day ticket when purchased at gate.  

(Does not apply to season passes, child or sr. citizen tickets or online tickets.)

6:00 – 9:00 a.m. Market Steers, Halter Heifers and Scramble Heifers move in Livestock Barn

7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Market Steers, Halter Heifers, and Scramble Heifers officially weighed and sifted at scales

8:00 a.m. Commercial Pen of Heifers evaluations

8:00 a.m.   Petting Zoo opens (Free 8:00 a.m. to Noon)

9:30 a.m. Judging of Market Lambs in the Harold Luhn Livestock Barn

Follow Lambs  Judging of Market Goats in the Harold Luhn Livestock Barn

10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Country Store Open

Family Square Open

10:00 a.m. – Noon  Horses move in

10:00 a.m.  Sr Day Entertainment begins – Austin County Fair Convention and Expo Building

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sr Citizen meal – Austin County Fair Convention and Expo Building

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  BAND – Bier Garten

2:00 p.m.  Vendor Decorating & Cook-off Contest

2:00 p.m.  Beef Skillathon in Commercial Exhibit Building

4:00 p.m.  Trail Riders arrive at Austin County Fairgrounds

Carnival Opens 

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Carnival Armband Special - $35.00

4:00 p.m.  Little Miss/Mister Contest 

Followed by  Jr. Miss/Mister Contest

Followed by   Jr. Fair Queen Contest

5:00 p.m.  Judging of Market Swine in the Livestock Arena

6:00 p.m.  Rodeo Slack followed by Steer Roping – Koerth Arena

6:00 p.m. – close  Carnival Armband Special

7:00 p.m.  1927 Club Open

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.  Charles & the Fabulous Four – CW Brandes Entertainment Center


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH

Armed Forces Day -- $5.00 off if in uniform or w/military ID

(Does not apply to season passes, child or sr. citizen tickets or online tickets.)

Gates Open at 9:00 a.m.

All Austin County School Admitted Free Until 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.   Petting Zoo opens

Parade Begins

11:00 a.m.  Parade arrives at the Austin County Fairgrounds

Carnival Opens – Armband Special (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)  $5.00 off Armband with coupon

11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Country Store Open

Family Square Open 

Noon  AUSTIN COUNTY BANDS – CW Brandes Entertainment Center

Noon  Judging of Halter Heifers in Livestock Arena

Followed by  Judging of Market Steer in Livestock Arena

NON-SELLING HALTER HEIFERS MAY MOVE OUT

Followed by  Judging of Scramble Heifers in Livestock Arena

Followed by  Commercial Pen of Heifers Award Presentation

Followed by  Beef Skillathon Contest Award Presentation

1:00 p.m.  Judging of Horses – Koerth Arena

2:00 p.m.  Lamb & Goat Skillathon in Commercial Exhibit Building

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The Tight Joints Band – Bier Garten

3:30 p.m.  Cowboy Magician

4:30 p.m.  Cowboy Magician

5:00 p.m.  Tumbleweed Crossing Stunt Show – Family Square

5:30 p.m.  Cowboy Magician

6:00 p.m. – Close  Carnival – Armband Special - $5.00 off wristband with coupon

6:00 p.m.  Cody Wayne – CW Brandes Entertainment Center

6:30 p.m.  Tumbleweed Crossing Stunt Show – Family Square

7:00 p.m.  1927 Club Open

Comedy Hypnotist Michael Mezmer – Small Stage

7:30 p.m.  PRCA Championship Rodeo – Koerth Arena

8:00 p.m.  Tumbleweed Crossing Stunt Show – Family Square

Moe Bandy – CW Brandes Entertainment Center

9:00 p.m.  Comedy Hypnotist Michael Mezmer – Small Stage

10:00 p.m.  Rodney Atkins – CW Brandes Entertainment Center


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

Tough Enough to Wear Pink – ACFA gives $1.00 American Cancer Society for every Pink Ribbon given out at gates to someone wearing Pink

Gates Open at 9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.   Petting Zoo opens

10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Family Square -- Open

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Youth Auction Sale Buyers Appreciation Dinner

Noon – 10:00 p.m.  Country Store Open

Noon  YOUTH LIVESTOCK AUCTION SALE

3:00 p.m.  Carnival Opens

3:30 p.m.  Cowboy Magician

4:30 p.m.  Cowboy Magician

5:00 p.m.  Tumbleweed Crossing Stunt Show -- Family Square

5:30 p.m.  Cowboy Magician

6:00 p.m. – Close  Carnival – Armband Special - $5.00 off wristband with coupon

6:30 p.m.  Tumbleweed Crossing Stunt Show – Family Square

7:00 p.m.  Comedy Hypnotist Michael Mezmer – Small Stage

1927 Club Open

7:30 p.m.  PRCA Championship Rodeo – Koerth Arena

8:00 p.m.  Tumbleweed Crossing Stunt Show – Family Square

Jake Worthington -- CW Brandes Entertainment Center

9:00 p.m.  Comedy Hypnotist Michael Mezmer – Small Stage

10:00 p.m.  Tracy Byrd -- CW Brandes Entertainment Center


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

4H Day – Wear Green to Show Support for Austin County 4H

Gates Open at 8:00 a.m.

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.  Registration for Livestock Judging Contest – CW Brandes Entertainment Center

9:00 a.m.   Livestock Judging Contest begins

Tractor Technician Contest – American Legion, Turnverein & Baseball field

Bloody Mary Contest begins

10:00 a.m.   Petting Zoo opens

10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Country Store Open

Family Square -- Open

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Country Fair Auction Buyer Luncheon Appreciation Dinner

12:30 p.m.   Livestock Judging Results

Followed by   Herdsman Awards for Market Lamb, Market Goat & Market Swine

Followed by   Lamb & Goat Skillathon Award Presentation

1:00 p.m.   COUNTRY FAIR AUCTION

Carnival Opens

1:30 p.m.   Registration for Stick Horse Rodeo – Livestock Barn

2:00 p.m.   Stick Horse Rodeo – Livestock Barn

Followed by   Mutton Bustin’ – Livestock Barn   

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  RISKY LIVER – Bier Garten 

3:30 p.m.  Cowboy Magician

4:30 p.m.  Cowboy Magician

5:00 p.m.  Tumbleweed Crossing Stunt Show -- Family Square

5:30 p.m.  Cowboy Magician

5:30 p.m.  Scramble Heifer Reception – American Legion Hall

6:00 p.m. – Close  Carnival – Armband Special - $5.00 off wristband with coupon

6:30 p.m.  Tumbleweed Crossing Stunt Show – Family Square

7:00 p.m.  Shotgun Rider – CW Brandes Entertainment Center

Comedy Hypnotist Michael Mezmer – Small Stage

1927 Club Open

7:30 p.m.  PRCA Championship Rodeo – Koerth Arena

Calf Scramble – Koerth Arena

8:00 p.m.  Tumbleweed Crossing Stunt Show – Family Square

9:00 p.m.   Shane Smith & the Saints – CW Brandes Entertainment Center 

Comedy Hypnotist Michael Mezmer – Expo Center

11:00 p.m.  Aaron Watson – CW Brandes Entertainment Center


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

FREE!!!

10:00 a.m.   Petting Zoo opens

10:00 a.m.   Poultry and Rabbits move out

11:00 a.m.   Cattle, Swine, Lambs, Goats and Horses move out

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Country Store Open

Family Square -- Open

Noon – 3:00 p.m.  Release of all Home Economic exhibits

Awarding of HE Prize Money in the ACF Convention & Expo Center

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Wine Down the Fair Homemade Wine Show Entry Registration – American Legion Hall

1:00 p.m.   Carnival Opens – Armband Special (1:00 – 5:00 p.m.) 

($5.00 DISCOUNT off armband with two (2) canned goods to be collected by Food Pantry volunteers at Midway Ticket Booths)

Pet Show

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Photos for Home Economics Grand/Reserve Grand Champions and High Point/Trophy Winners in ACF Convention & Expo Center

Followed by   Parade Winner Awards & Pictures in the ACF Convention & Expo Center

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  LOST CAUSE BAND – Bier Garten

1:30 p.m. Wine Down the Fair Homemade Wine Show Judging Begins – American Legion Hall

Open to the public after judging

2:00 p.m.   Children’s Tractor Pull Registration

2:30 p.m.   Children’s Tractor Pull begins

Mitch Marcoulier – American Legion Hall

Immediately after judging Wine Show – open to entrants & public

and Expo Center

5:00 p.m.   Little Red Wagon Parade  -- Harold Luhn Barn

6:00 p.m.   Fairgrounds Close


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

8:30 a.m.   11th Annual C. A. “Bubba” Mewis Memorial Team Roping – 

Koerth Arena