West Texas Fair and Rodeo 2017 Schedule of Events

The West Texas Fair and Rodeo 2017 is scheduled to take place from Thursday, September 7th through Saturday, September 16th, at the Taylor County Expo Center located at 1700 TX-36 in Abilene. Daily events are as follows (special discount nights highlighted in yellow): 

Thursday, Sept. 7 (Sneek-A-Peek Night)

  • 5:00 PM Our Pick West Texas Fair & Rodeo Sneak-A-Peek - Sneak-A-Peek Carnival Americana

Friday, Sept. 8 (College Student Day - All college students admitted free with current college ID. )

  • 8:00 AM PRCA Rodeo Slack (tentatively scheduled)West Texas Fair and Rodeo- College Student Day - College Student Day
  • 10:00 AM Jr. Other Breeds Heifer Show - Jr. Other Breeds Heifer Show Arrival Time
  • 11:00 AM"Texas Farm Bureau's" Planet Agriculture - Planet AgricultureSpotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 11:30 AM West Texas Fair and Rodeo- College Student Day - "Texas Farm Bureau's" Planet Agriculture
  • 1:00 PM Open Texas Polled Hereford Show
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 4:00 PM Open Hereford ShowPig Races - East Grounds West Texas Fair & Rodeo Food Vendor Contest - West Texas Fair & Rodeo Food Vendor Contest
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 5:00 PM Carnival AmericanaPig Races - East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM 4-H Petting Zoo - East Grounds Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East GroundsSpotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Texas A&M Agri-Life Taylor & Haskell County Extension (Jane Rowan, Darlene Hopkins)
  • 6:30 PM HOT ROD TRACTOR PULL sponsored by TTTPA - Gate Admission
  • 7:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 8:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 9:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds

Saturday, Sept. 9 (School Day - School Day Tickets Good )

  • 8:00 AM Jr. Hereford/Jr. Polled Heifer Show - Jr. Hereford Heifer ShowOpen Boer Goat Show Open Youth Market Lamb Show A
  • 9:00 AM Longhorn Miniature Show Open Longhorn TLBAA Haltered Show - Open Longhorn TLBAA Haltered Show
  • 10:30 AM West Texas Fair & Rodeo Parade
  • 11:00 AM "Texas Farm Bureau's" Planet Agriculture
  • 12:00 PM Educational Booths Set-Up - MLM Round Annex Youth Perishable Food Entries Received
  • 12:15 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 1:00 PM 4-H Petting Zoo - East Grounds Jr. Beefmaster Heifer Show Open Youth Market Lamb Show B
  • 2:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds Open Longhorn TLBAA Non-Haltered Show - Open Longhorn TLBAA Non-Haltered Show
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Best of Show Pie (Margie Rainwater)- Round Building
  • 4:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds Youth TLBAA Points Show - Youth Longhorn TLBAA Points Show
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 5:00 PM Jr. Other Breeds Heifer Show Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - The Flour Shop (Chef LeRay Seifres) - Round Building
  • 6:30 PM HOT ROD TRACTOR PULL sponsored by TTTPA - Gate Admission
  • 7:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 8:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 9:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds

Sunday, Sept. 10

  • 8:00 AM Dairy Goat Show - Open Dairy Goat Show Jr. Simmental/Simbrah Heifer Show
  • 8:30 AM Youth Meat Goat Show
  • 9:00 AM Jr. Angus Heifer Show Open Poultry Show Youth Longhorn TLBAA Show - Youth Longhorn TLBAA Show
  • 10:00 AM Jr. Limousin Heifer Show West Texas Fair & Rodeo -School Days (September 10) - West Texas Fair & Rodeo -School Days (September 10)
  • 12:00 PM Jr. Brangus Heifer Show
  • 12:00 PM Mutton Bustin' Books OpenMutton Bustin' Competition - Mutton Bustin' Competition Books Open
  • 2:30 PM Mutton Bustin' Competition - Mutton Bustin' Competition Begins
  • 1:00 PM "Texas Farm Bureau's" Planet Agriculture 4-H Petting Zoo - East Grounds
  • 1:30 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 2:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds Open Beefmaster Show
  • 2:30 PM Scott Christie Impossible Hypnotist Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 3:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 4:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 5:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 6:30 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 6:45 PM Scott Christie Impossible Hypnotist
  • 8:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 8:30 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 9:00 PMScott Christie Impossible Hypnotist

Monday, Sept. 11 (School Day - School Day Tickets Good, $1 Gate Admission for children and adults without school day tickets)

  • 9:00 AM Adult Cakes Entries Received - Adult Cakes Entries Received Open Angus Show
  • 11:00 AM"Texas Farm Bureau's" Planet Agriculture Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 1:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 3:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 5:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM 4-H Petting Zoo - East Grounds Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Towne Crier (Kyle Moore) - Round Building
  • 7:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 7:30 PM Twyla Forman & Soul Free Revival Concert - Twyla Forman & Soul Free Revival Concert
  • 8:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 8:30 PM Pig Races - East Grounds

Tuesday, Sept. 12 ($2 Ride Night -  All rides will be $2.00 each)

  • 8:00 AM Jr. and Open Llama Show West Texas Fair & Rodeo - $2 Per Ride Night
  • 9:00 AM Adult Candy Entries Received - Modern Living Mall ( West Door Only)Food & Fiber Day - Big Country Hall
  • 1:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 3:00 PM "Texas Farm Bureau's" Planet Agriculture Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 3:30 PM Bubble Gum Contest - (West) Livestock Barn
  • 4:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene-Round Building
  • 5:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM Kid's Fun Show - West Livestock Barn Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene - Round Building
  • 6:30 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 7:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 7:30 PM PRCA Rodeo - PRCA
  • 8:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 8:30 PM Michael Salgado - Michael Salgado Pig Races - East Grounds

Wednesday, Sept. 13 (Senior Citizens Day - Free admission to all citizens 60 years or older: must show proof of age

  • 10:00 AM "Texas Farm Bureau's" Planet Agriculture Miniature Hereford Show Senior Citizens Activities - Senior Citizens Activities
  • 12:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Lytle Land & Cattle Co. (Sharon Riley)
  • 1:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (Moi Garcia) - Round Building
  • 3:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 4:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Firehouse Subs (Chad Fulkerson)- Round Building
  • 5:30 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM 4-H Petting Zoo - East Grounds Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Skeet's Texas Grill (Skeet Smith) - Round Building
  • 7:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 7:30 PM 4-H & FFA Calf Scramble PRCA Rodeo - PRCA
  • 8:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 9:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds

Thursday, Sept. 14 (Coca-cola Cantastic Night 5 pm to closing. Free admission to the fairgrounds for 6 empty Coca-Cola product cans. Armbands may be purchased for $30.00. The armbands provide admission to all the carnival rides desired that night.)

  • 9:00 AM Adult Pie Entries Received - Adult Pie Entries Received
  • 1:00 PM "Texas Farm Bureau's" Planet Agriculture Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 3:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 4:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene
  • 5:00 PM West Texas Fair & Rodeo - Coca-Cola Cantastic Night
  • 5:30 PM Elvis Tribute Artist- Harvey McFadden & The Roustabouts Band - Elvis Tribute Artist Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM 4-H Petting Zoo - East Grounds Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - The Winery at Willow Creek (Kim and Brian Scalf), Shelia's Kendal & Co. Shelia Griffin, Stef Rowland
  • 7:00 PM Natalie Rose & Band - HEB Entertainment Pavilion Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 7:30 PM PRCA Rodeo - PRCA
  • 8:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 9:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds

Friday, Sept. 15

  • 8:00 AM PRCA Rodeo Slack - PRCA Rodeo Slack
  • 9:00 AM Adult Cookie Entries Received - Adult Cookie Entries Received
  • 11:00 AM "Texas Farm Bureau's" Planet Agriculture
  • 1:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 3:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 4:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene
  • 5:30 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM 4-H Petting Zoo - East Grounds Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Texas Roadhouse (John Niblett) - Round Building
  • 7:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 7:30 PM PRCA Rodeo - PRCA
  • 8:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 9:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 9:15 PM Coffey Anderson - Coffey Anderson

Saturday, Sept. 16

  • 8:00 AM Jr. Steer Show Open Breeding Sheep Show Open Youth Jackpot Swine Show
  • 9:00 AM Jr. Rabbit Show
  • 11:00 AM "Texas Farm Bureau's" Planet Agriculture
  • 12:15 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 1:00 PM 4-H Petting Zoo - East Grounds Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Chef Darlene- Round Building
  • 3:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 4:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene
  • 5:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM Spotlight Kitchen featuring Chef Darlene - Abilene Professional Fire Fighters Association (Jimmy Hall)
  • 7:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 7:30 PM PRCA Rodeo - PRCA
  • 8:00 PM Comedy Wild West Gun Fight Show - East Grounds Shane Watson Band - HEB Entertainment Pavilion
  • 9:00 PM Pig Races - East Grounds
  • 9:30 PM Shane Watson Band

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