2016 West Texas Fair and Rodeo Events

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Editor’s note: For more information on the price of admission, price of carnival rides, and daily gate times, follow THIS LINK!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

  • 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Creative Arts Entries received in Modern Living Mall & Round Building except for Youth and Adult Perishable Foods, Educational Exhibits and Agriculture & Horticulture entries.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

  • 5:00 – 11:00 PM SNEAK-A-PEEK on Midway – 5 p.m. to closing. Free Admission to fairgrounds. Armbands may be purchased for $25.00. Armband allows admission to all carnival rides desired. Food concessions will be open; however, no exhibit buildings will be open.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9-COLLEGE STUDENT DAY All college students admitted free
with current college ID.

  • 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM Planet Agriculture – Big Country Hall
  • 11:00 AM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Health & Wellness-Rnd Bldg.
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Larry Davis – Scroll Saw Demonstration – Modern Living Mall
  • 1:00 PM Open Polled Hereford Show- Griffin Arena
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Microwave Snacks You Can Cook in a Mug – Round Building
  • 4:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 4:00 PM Open Hereford Show – Griffin Arena
  • 4:00 – 6:00 PM Larry Davis – Scroll Saw Demonstration – Modern Living Mall
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Dorm Room Snacks-Rnd Bldg
  • 6:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM Queen’s Horsemanship Contest – Coliseum
  • 6:00 – 10:00 pm 4-H Petting Zoo – East Grounds
  • 6:30 PM HOT ROD TRACTOR PULLS sponsored by TTTPA
  • 6:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Jane Rowan – Texas A&M AgriLife Taylor Co. Ext. Serv. – Somewhat Homemade – Round Building
  • 8:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – SCHOOL DAYSchool day tickets good today. Parade Sponsored by HEB, FOX and KEAN

  • 8:00 AM Jr. Polled Hereford Show – Griffin Arena
  • 8:00 AM Open Boer Goat Show – Outdoor Arena
  • 8:00 AM Open Market Lamb Show A- Lamb Arena
  • 9:00 AM Junior Hereford Show – Griffin Arena
  • 9:00 AM Open Longhorn ITLA Haltered Show – Horse Barn
  • 10:30 AM Parade – Downtown Abilene
  • 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Planet Agriculture – Big Country Hall
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Larry Davis – Scroll Saw Demonstration – Modern Living Mall
  • 11:00 AM Youth Longhorn TLBAA Halters Show – Horse Barn
  • 12:00 noon Educational Booth Setup-MLM Round Annex

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – SCHOOL DAYSchool day tickets good today. Parade Sponsored by HEB, FOX and KEAN

  • 12:00 – 3:00 PM Youth Perishable Food entries received Breads, Cookies, Cakes, & Candy – Modern Living Mall
  • 12:15 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 1:00 PM Junior Beefmaster Show- Griffin Arena
  • 1:00 – 10:00 pm 4-H Petting Zoo – East Grounds
  • Following Show B Open Youth Market Lamb Show B- Lamb Arena
  • 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 PM Agriculture and Horticulture Entries Received – Round Building
  • 1:00 PM Queen Contestants Speeches – HEB Ent. Pavilion
  • 2:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 2:00 PM Longhorn ITLA Non-Haltered Show – Horse Barn
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Dorothy Clark – the Art of Making Homemade Bread – Round Building
  • 4:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 4:00 PM Longhorn TLBAA Non-Haltered Show – Horse Barn
  • 4:00 – 6:00 PM Larry Davis – Scroll Saw Demonstration – Modern Living Mall
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Quick Breads – Rnd Bldg
  • 5:00 PM Jr. Other Breed Heifer Show – Griffin Arena
  • 6:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 6:30 PM HOT ROD TRACTOR PULLS sponsored by TTTPA
  • 6:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Beefmaster Steakhouse – Becky Garrison – Round Building
  • 7:00 PM Queen’s Contest Dinner, Style Show & Interview (off premise – ticket required)
  • 8:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 – FAMILY DAY AND SCHOOL DAY School day tickets good
today

  • 8:00 AM Junior Simmental / Simbrah Show – Griffin Arena
  • 8:00 AM Dairy Goat Show – West Livestock Barn
  • 8:30 AM Youth Meat Goat Show – Outdoor Arena
  • 9:00 AM Open Poultry – West Livestock Barn
  • 9:00 AM Longhorn TLBAA Haltered Show – Horse Barn
  • 9:00 AM Junior Angus Show – Griffin Arena
  • 10:00 AM Junior Limousin Show – Griffin Arena
  • 11:00 AM Youth Longhorn TLBAA Show – Horse Barn
  • 11:00 AM Jr. Chianina Show – Griffin Arena
  • 12:00 – 2:00 PM Mutton Bustin’ books open – Coliseum
  • 12:00 NOON Junior Brangus Show- Griffin Arena
  • 12:15 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Health & Wellness – Round Building
  • 1:00 – 10:00 pm 4-H Petting Zoo – East Grounds
  • 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM Planet Agriculture – Big Country Hall
  • 2:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 2:00 PM Open Beefmaster – Griffin Arena
  • 2:00 – 3:45 PM Audio M in Concert – HEB Entertainment Pavilion

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 – FAMILY DAY AND SCHOOL DAY School day tickets good

  • 2:30 PM Mutton Bustin’ – Coliseum
  • 4:00 – 5:45 PM Solido in Concert – HEB Entertainment Pavilion
  • 4:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – For The Love of Taco –
  • Round Building
  • 6:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 6:00 – 7:45 PM A. J. Castillo in Concert – HEB Entertainment Pavilion
  • 6:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Let’s Talk Spices – Round Building
  • 8:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 8:00 – 10:00 PM La Energia Nortena in Concert – HEB Entertainment Pavilion

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – SCHOOL DAYSchool day tickets good today and $1 GATE
ADMISSION – Gate admission is $1 for adults and for students without a school day ticket.

  • 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Adult Cake Entries Received – Modern Living Mall (West Door Only)
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Larry Davis – Scroll Saw Demonstration – Modern Living Mall
  • 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM Planet Agriculture – Big Country Hall
  • 11: 00 AM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Health & Wellness – Round Building – See the HEB Buddy!
  • 11:30 AM Open Angus Show – Griffin Arena
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Breakfast Foods – Get Shaking! – Round Building
  • 4:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 4:00 – 6:00 PM Larry Davis – Scroll Saw Demonstration – Modern Living Mall
  • 6:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – A La Table Catering – Chef Nathan Sheasby – Round Building
  • 6:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 6:00 – 10:00 PM 4-H Petting Zoo – East Grounds
  • 7:30 – 9:30 PM Elvis Tribute Artist Harvey McFadden & The Roustabouts – HEB Entertainment Pavilion
  • 8:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – SCHOOL DAY RIDES $2 each – School day tickets good
today

  • 8:00 AM Jr. and Open Llama Show – Griffin Arena
  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Food & Fiber Day – Big Country Hall
  • 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Adult Candy Entries Received – Modern Living Mall (West Door Only)
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Larry Davis – Scroll Saw Demonstration – Modern Living Mall
  • 11: 00 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Health & Wellness – Round Building
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Benefits of Beans – Round Building
  • 3:00 – 8:30 PM Planet Agriculture – Big Country Hall
  • 4:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 4:00 – 6:00 PM Larry Davis – Scroll Saw Demonstration – Modern Living Mall

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – SCHOOL DAY RIDES $2 each – School day tickets good
today

  • 4:30 PM Bubble Gum Contest-Griffin Arena
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Veggie Power – Round Building
  • 6:00 PM Kid’s Fun Show – Griffin Arena
  • 6:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Cordell’s – Joy & Jason Beard – Round Building
  • 7:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 7:00 PM – 8:15 pm SA Lights – Journey Cover Band – HEB Entertainment Pavilion
  • 7:30 PM PRCA Rodeo and Crowning of the Miss West Texas Fair & Rodeo Queen -Coliseum
  • 8:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 8:45 PM – 10:00 PM SA Lights – Journey Cover Band – HEB Entertainment Pavilion

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – Senior Citizens Day Sponsored by Royal Estates.
Free admission to all senior citizens 60 years or older: must show proof of age.

  • 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 AM Adult Bread Entries Received – Modern Living Mall (West Door Only)
  • 10:00 AM Mini Hereford Show – Griffin Arena
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Abilene Wood Carver Club – Round Building
  • 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM Senior Citizens Activities – HEB Entertainment Pav.
  • 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM Planet Agriculture – Big Country Hall
  • 11: 00 AM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Health & Wellness – Round Building
  • 12:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Lytle Land & Cattle Co. – Scott Terrell & Alex Terrell Russell – Round Building
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Sheila’s Kendal & Co. – Sheila Griffin Round Building
  • 4:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Firehouse Subs – Chad Fulkerson Round Building
  • 6:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 6:00 – 10:00 PM 4-H Petting Zoo – East Grounds
  • 6:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Skeet’s Texas Grill – Skeet Smith Round Building
  • 8:30 PM Crystal Gayle in Concert – HEB Entertainment Pavilion
  • 7:30 PM PRCA Rodeo—Coliseum
  • 8:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – CANTASTIC NIGHT Free admission to the fairgrounds for
6 empty soda cans. Armbands may be purchased for $30.00. The armbands provide
admission to all the carnival rides desired that night. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, KRBC, and
KEAN.

  • 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 AM Adult Pie Entries Received – Modern Living Mall
  • (West Door Only)
  • 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM Planet Agriculture – Big Country Hall

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – CANTASTIC NIGHT Free admission to the fairgrounds for
6 empty soda cans. Armbands may be purchased for $30.00. The armbands provide
admission to all the carnival rides desired that night. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, KRBC, and
KEAN.

  • 11:00 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Health & Wellness – Round Building
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Infusing Holiday Flavors – Round Building
  • 4:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Holiday Appetizers –
  • Round Building
  • 5:00 PM Cantastic Night Begins
  • 6:00 – 10:00 pm 4-H Petting Zoo – East Grounds
  • 6:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 6:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – The Winery at Willow Creek – Kim & Brian Scalf – Round Building
  • 7:00 – 10:00 PM Love is BlindConcert – HEB Entertainment Pavilion
  • 7:30 PM PRCA Rodeo – Coliseum
  • 8:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

  • 8:00 AM PRCA Rodeo Slack – Coliseum
  • 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 AM. Adult Cookie Entries Received – Modern Living
  • (West Door Only)
  • 11:00 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Health & Wellness – Round Building
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Beef Pot Roast –
  • Round Building
  • 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM Planet Agriculture – Big Country Hall
  • 4:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Saucing Your Beef – Round Building
  • 6:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 6:00 – 10:00 pm 4-H Petting Zoo – East Grounds
  • 6:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Texas Roadhouse – John Niblett Round Building
  • 7:30 PM PRCA Rodeo – Coliseum
  • 7:30 PM Twila Foreman & Soul Free Revival Concert – HEB Entertainment Pavilion
  • 8:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

  • 8:00 AM Open Youth Swine Show — Outdoor Arena
  • 8:00 AM Junior Steer Show — Griffin Arena
  • 8:00 AM Open Breeding Sheep Show — Lamb Arena
  • 9:00 AM Junior Rabbit Show—West Livestock Barn
  • 11:00 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Chef Darlene – Health & Wellness – Round Building
  • 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Planet Agriculture – Big Country Hall
  • 12:15 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 1:00 – 10:00 pm 4-H Petting Zoo – East Grounds
  • 2:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Texas Best Outfitters – Becky Willson – Wild Game Cooking – Round Building
  • 2:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 4:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 4:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – The Flour Shop – Chef LeRay Scifres – Round Building
  • 6:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 6:30 PM Spotlight Kitchen – Abilene Professional Fire Fighters
  • Association – Jimmy Hall – Chuck Galco – John Gallagher Round Building
  • 7:30 PM PRCA Rodeo—Coliseum
  • 8:00 PM Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls – East Grounds
  • 9:00 PM Gary P. Nunn Concert – HEB Entertainment Pavilion

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

  • 11:00 AM-7:00 PM ALL ENTRIES IN THE MODERN LIVING MALL & ROUND BUILDING must be picked up. Premium money will be paid in both buildings 

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