History and Officers

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.

Board of Officers & Directors

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


Michelle Allen
Carolyn Balke
David Bartay

Megan Bartay

Bo Brandt
Bernice Burger

Dan Diezi
Jacob Diezi, IV 
Bruce Dittert
Duane Dudensing

Chad Eckelberg
Freddie Engelbrecht

Brandi (Krueger) Fishbeck

Ronnie Fitch
Greg Giebel

Erika Guerrero
Alfred Hall

John Harrison
Charles Havemann
Chris Holub

Ricky Huff
Matt Jackson
Stanley Jackson

Allen Kaminski

Curtis Kendrick

Brittney Klein
Anita Kramer
Charlie Krueger

Lynette Lee
Don Luedke
John Lyth
Troy Oliver
William Peschel
David Reznicek
Russell Schrader
Rachel Schubert
Dwayne Schulz

Judy Schulz
Philip Shackelford
Mary Smentek

Clayton Sowa
Tommy Wise

​Joe Mike Young

Past Presidents

  • 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. Oberholtzer

Fair Committees

4-H, FFA AUCTION SALE PROMOTION

LIVESTOCK SUPERINTENDENT

AUCTION SALE DATA PROCESSING

SALE CLERKS

BUYER REGISTRATION

AUCTION RING SET-UP

OFFICIAL WEIGHERS

MARKET STEER & HALTER HEIFER DIVISION

SCRAMBLE HEIFER DIVISION

MARKET SWINE DIVISION

MARKET LAMB DIVISION

MARKET GOAT DIVISION

BROILER DIVISION

TURKEY DIVISION

RABBIT DIVISION

HORSE DIVISION

COMMERCIAL PEN OF HEIFERS

LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST

TRACTOR TECHNICIAN CONTEST

LOAD OUT COMMITTEE

BUCKET CALF PROJECT COMMITTEE

AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS PROJECT SHOW

ENTERTAINMENT

STAGE COORDINATOR

PARADE
PARADE LUNCHEON

QUEEN'S CONTEST

LITTLE MR./MISS, JR MR./MISS, JR. QUEEN'S CONTEST

LIL' WRANGLER PHOTO CONTEST

VENDORS

GAME ADMISSIONS

PARKING

GROUNDS CLEANING

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

MAIN BAR

FRIDAY SALES BAR

RODEO BAR TICKET SALES

RODEO BAR

DRINK TICKET SALES - MAIN BAR

RODEO ARENA

SODAWATER STAND

HAMBURGER STAND

JUNIOR BARNYARD

PET SHOW

CHILDREN'S TRACTOR PULL

TRACTOR SHOW

STICKHORSE RODEO

5K AUSTIN COUNTY FAIR STAMPEDE

SECURITY

BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT

WINE SHOW

GO TEXAN COMMITTEE

EXPO BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT

OFFICE

AUSTIN COUNTY FAIR ADVISORS

OPEN ADULT DEPARTMENT

EXTENSION EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

OPEN ADULT DEPARTMENT

4-H JUNIOR/JUNIOR FFA DEPARTMENT

4-H SENIOR/FCCLA/SENIOR FFA DEPARTMENT

FLOWER SHOW

​FINE ARTS

COUNTRY STORE

COUNTRY FAIR AUCTION

AUSTIN COUNTY FAIR JUBILEE STEER & HEIFER SHOW

FINANCE COMMITTEE

GRANT COMMITTEE

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

KICK OFF DANCE/SHRIMP BOIL