The Austin County Fair was organized in 1927 as an association to encourage agricultural and horticulture by exhibition of livestock and farm products.  Originally known as the Bellville Community Fair Association it had only five directors.


Shortly after its organization, the fair changed its name to the Austin County Fair in order to encompass the entire county.  The Austin County Fair even continued during World War II and has continued to grow bigger and bigger over the years. 


Today there are 50 directors who represent various sectors of the county.  There are hundreds of committeemen, volunteers, sponsors and buyers who help make the Austin County Fair bigger and better every year.

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Board of Officers & Directors

Board of Officers & Directors

Board of Officers & Directors

Robert Winkelmann- President
Steven Jackson – 1st Vice President
Kathy Ignasiak – 2nd Vice President
Charlie Tallerine – 3rd Vice President
Tony Eckermann – Treasurer


Carolyn Balke
David Bartay

Megan Bartay

Bo Brandt
Bernice Burger

Dan Diezi
Jacob Diezi, IV 
Bruce Dittert

Chad Eckelberg

Stacy Eckert
Freddie Engelbrecht

Brandi Fishbeck

Ronnie Fitch
Greg Giebel

Erika Guerrero
Alfred Hall

John Harrison
Charles Havemann

James Herrmann
Chris Holub

Ricky Huff
Matt Jackson
Stanley Jackson

Allen Kaminski

Curtis Kendrick

Brittney Klein
Anita Kramer
Charlie Krueger

Lynette Lee
Don Luedke

Mike Murphey
Troy Oliver
William Peschel
David Reznicek
Russell Schrader
Rachel Schubert
Dwayne Schulz

Judy Schulz
Philip Shackelford
Mary Smentek

Clayton Sowa

Will Wingo
Tommy Wise

Michelle Wright

​Joe Mike Young

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Past Presidents

Board of Officers & Directors

Board of Officers & Directors

  • 2017 - 2020 Robert Winkelmann
  • 2015 - 2017  Allen Kaminski
    2012 - 2014  Robert Winkelmann
    2009 - 2011  Roy Mewis
    2006 - 2008  Allen Kaminski
    2002 - 2005  Harold Luhn
    1997 - 2002  Stanley Jackson
    1989 - 96      David Marek
    1985 - 88      Clarence Marek
    1978 - 84      Bubba Mewis
    1964 - 77      Charles W. Brandes
    1963             Sammy Pierce
    1960 - 62      Charles W. Brandes
    1959            Tom Wiley
    1958            Charles E. Murphy
    1957            Lamar McCamy
    1956            Edwin Janowsky
    1955            Sidney Krueger
    1954            J.D. Sloane
    1952 - 53      V. Frank Jones
    1950 - 51      Billy Smith
    1949             A.A. Boriak
    1945 - 46      A.T. Clark
                       Joe Peschke
    1930            Monroe Albert
    1927            K.E. Oberholtze

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Fair Committees

Board of Officers & Directors

Fair Committees

  • 4-H JUNIOR/JUNIOR FFA DEPARTMENT
  • 4-H SENIOR/FCCLA/SENIOR FFA DEPARTMENT
  • 4-H, FFA AUCTION SALE PROMOTION
  • 5K AUSTIN COUNTY FAIR STAMPEDE
  • AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS PROJECT SHOW
  • AUCTION RING SET-UP
  • AUCTION SALE DATA PROCESSING
  • AUSTIN COUNTY FAIR JUBILEE STEER & HEIFER SHOW
  • BROILER DIVISION
  • BUCKET CALF PROJECT COMMITTEE
  • BUYER REGISTRATION
  • CHILDREN'S TRACTOR PULL
  • COMMERCIAL PEN OF HEIFERS
  • COUNTRY FAIR AUCTION
  • COUNTRY STORE
  • DRINK TICKET SALES - MAIN BAR
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • EXPO BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT
  • EXTENSION EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
  • FINANCE COMMITTEE
  • ​FINE ARTS
  • FLOWER SHOW
  • FRIDAY SALES BAR
  • GRANT COMMITTEE
  • HORSE DIVISION
  • JR. FAIR BOARD
  • KICK OFF DANCE/SHRIMP BOIL
  • LIL' WRANGLER PHOTO CONTEST
  • LIL' WRANGLER RODEO
  • LITTLE MR./MISS, JR MR./MISS, JR. QUEEN'S CONTEST
  • LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST
  • LIVESTOCK SUPERINTENDENT
  • LOAD OUT COMMITTEE
  • MAIN BAR
  • MARKET GOAT DIVISION
  • MARKET LAMB DIVISION
  • MARKET STEER & HALTER HEIFER DIVISION
  • MARKET SWINE DIVISION
  • OFFICE
  • OFFICIAL WEIGHERS
  • OPEN ADULT DEPARTMENT
  • PARADE PARADE LUNCHEON
  • PARKING
  • PET SHOW
  • QUEEN'S CONTEST
  • RABBIT DIVISION
  • REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE
  • RODEO ARENA
  • RODEO BAR
  • RODEO BAR TICKET SALES
  • SALE CLERKS
  • SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
  • SCRAMBLE HEIFER DIVISION
  • SECURITY
  • STAGE COORDINATOR
  • TRACTOR SHOW
  • TRACTOR TECHNICIAN CONTEST
  • TURKEY DIVISION
  • VENDORS
  • WINE SHOW