Taylor County Expo Center

We are a popular destination for wedding receptions, fairs, horse/rodeo events, concerts, shows, quinceañeras and more. Have an event? Visit our website or give us a call!

Welcome to the Expo Center of Taylor County, home of the Western Heritage Classic and the West Texas Fair & Rodeo!! Our multi-use complex sits on 117 acres with ease of access from major highways. Designed to accommodate large crowds for festivals, fairs, concerts, seminars, and major horse events, our facility accommodates small to mid-size groups for events such as weddings, quinceañeras, seminars and club meetings. Feel free to call or stop by for a personal tour, or come be a part of the many events the center hosts with our many supporting volunteer groups such those who support the very popular West Texas Fair & Rodeo or the Western Heritage Classic.

Operating as usual

We are excited to welcome these world class roping competitors to our facility this weekend! World Series of Team Roping Abilene Special Roping

Don’t wait in line! Buy your rodeo tickets online and pick them up at the will call office!!

https://tix5.centerstageticketing.com/sites/tce61/event-details.php?e=1391

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Friends and neighbors: please leave your pets at home. The only animals that are allowed, aside from those in the show barn, are service animals. Thank you for your consideration to all our guests.

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Calling all Veterans, retirees, active duty and dependents! Please come to the West Texas Fair & Rodeo daily, free of charge! Stop by our General Office and purchase a discounted armband ($20) good for all the rides for one night! Thank you for your service!!

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

The West Texas Fair & Rodeo is excited to announce Kevin Fowler will be performing on Saturday, Sept. 19. We can't think of a better way to wrap up the 2020 West Texas Fair & Rodeo. We hope to see you out at the fairgrounds! Tickets will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 31 at 10:00 a.m. You can use the link below to purchase your tickets online.
https://www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com/p/tickets--deals

The new fence at the entrance to the grounds on the north side!

The lines have been trenched for the irrigation of the beautiful landscaping. Portions of the Taylor County Coliseum have had concrete pours to accommodate the handicap accessible ramps. We are anxiously watching the progress!!! Lee Lewis Construction, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.

You can see the new sidewalks leading from the office and front parking lot to Taylor Telecom Arena, as well as the sidewalks to the buildings or new parking lot/carnival area! Grass will be planted soon and we can’t wait!! Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc., Lee Lewis Construction.

Yay! We actually have two winners! Douglas Kappel and Harley Coonrod! Both answered correctly 4 minutes into the contest! The CMU or cinder block is replacing the areas where the water fountains once were located. Doug, Harley, call 325-677-4376 and let us know which night you would like to attend the PRCA rodeo! Congratulations!!!

Taylor County Coliseum renovations! WOW!!

Contest to win 2 free reserved balcony seats to the West Texas Fair PRCA Thursday night rodeo (9/17/20)in the Taylor Telecom Arena...the first correct answer to this question about the third picture in this post: What is the CMU or cinder block replacing in the wall?

Coming next week~ Check out Just Between Friends of Abilene, TX for the full schedule!

JBF Abilene's HUGE Fall Back to School sale is COMING SOON!! 🤩 🏃‍♀️
Join us to find all your growing family needs at 50-90% off retail! 🛍 🛒

*Thursday, Aug 13th: 4pm-8pm (Pre-Sale & Early Bird)
*Friday, Aug 14th: 1pm-9pm (Community Pre-Sales & Opening Day)
*Saturday, Aug 15th: 9am-5pm
8pm- Limited Access 1/2 Price Presale
*Sunday, Aug 16th: 9am-2pm (1/2 Price Sale)

Get Tickets Here: www.JBFWestTexas.eventbrite.com (walk ins welcome)
Full Details and Safety Info Here: www.abilene.jbfsale.com
Don't miss out!!!

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Organizers persevere to put on The Grand Finale Steer Show in Abilene, Texas

This group was a joy to work with and a true inspiration. Thank you to the The Grand Finale Steer Show crew for the honor of hosting your event at our facility. We're proud to offer Taylor Telecom Arena to groups like you to help further the mission of youth livestock projects in Texas. Take a minute to read this great write up about this one-of-a-kind event.

rfdtv.com From July 24-26, the Grand Finale Steer Show safely took place with 500 exhibitors and 878 steers.

More sidewalk poured yesterday. This is the sidewalk from the Taylor County Coliseum to the Taylor Telecom Arena.

Major shout out to Lee Lewis Construction and Robert Kent Construction for their diligence, even in the wonderful rain, for getting the sidewalk poured and finished yesterday. They are helping us get ready for the West Texas Fair & Rodeo!!

Lots of work happening in the Taylor County Coliseum! We are ready to see the results!

Construction outside the main office - hopefully will be completed by West Texas Fair & Rodeo!!

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Best of luck to the Texas High School Rodeo Association members that qualified to compete at the NHSRA Finals! They will be showing the world what Texas rodeo athletes are made of over the next 7 days in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Hosting these top notch athletes in June was just what we needed to kick off our summer season. This is a great video produced by Hooey to give you a small taste of the rodeo competition that took place in the Taylor Telecom Arena.
#Texastough #NHSFR2020EDITION #visitabilenetx

Thanks to Hooey for helping us relive all the state finals action. Another great Texas Finals is in the books and this one will definitely be remembered forever 😜!

Please continue to follow our social media pages as well as our website as these will be some of the first platforms, we will utilize to post updates and other information.

As we all look to September for the 2020 West Texas Fair and Rodeo, we wanted to keep our community, both near and far, up to date on how we are currently moving forward. We are moving forward, determined to host our beloved fair & rodeo. The Board and Staff of the West Texas Fair and Rodeo value the health of visitors and surrounding community as well as our guests’ experiences, so we will continue to work diligently to survey the current conditions and prepare our facilities and staff to produce a successful as well as safe and clean event at our fairgrounds, in accordance with all federal, state, and local mandates.

We recognize both the economic and emotional impact our event has on Abilene as well as those who participate and compete at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo. We hold this responsibility near our hearts as we make decisions moving forward. We are aware that some aspects of this year’s fair will look different than year’s past, but quality will remain the same.

Please continue to follow our social media pages as well as our website as these will be some of the first platforms, we will utilize to post updates and other information.

American Junior Shorthorn Association

Check out this video to learn how youth livestock exhibitors benefit from competing at junior national breed shows. We were proud to host the American Junior Shorthorn Association as they chose to Visit Abilene, Texas for their Junior Nationals. We take pride in helping facilitate these great experiences for our nation's future leaders. #makeithappenmonday #visitabilene #growexpo

Who else is missing Texas? Please enjoy this recap video from the 2020 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference.

Happy birthday to the United States of America! May you have a wonderful day celebrating this great date in history with friends and family. We also would like to tip our hats to those giving of their time to serve the citizens of our great community on this day. Thank you. #godblesstheusa

As we celebrate the birth of the United States of America this weekend we are proud to offer FREE parking to watch the 2020 WesTex Connect Fireworks Spectacular Saturday evening. Our general parking lot directly off of E. South 11th Street will be open for spectators free of charge. We are thankful for the opportunity to observe Independence Day with a beautiful fireworks display. Please continue to practice social distancing and abide by the Governor's Executive Order as of July 2, 2020.

Please see the text below for complete event update.

(Abilene, Texas USA) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In cooperation with the City of Abilene, the 2020 WESTEX CONNECT Fireworks Spectacular continues... "The SHOW must go on!!"

Help us Celebrate America's Independence Day at the 2020 WESTEX CONNECT Fireworks Spectacular with social distancing and wearing a mask!

The WESTEX CONNECT Fireworks Spectacular, launches into the night sky, 10pm, Saturday, July 4, from the Zoo Festival Gardens.

The Abilene Zoo will be open for ticketed customers, wear a mask and use social distancing at all times.

Unfortunately, due Covid-19 Sharon's BBQ dinner has been cancelled. However, Sharon's BBQ will provide a gift coupon to be used at a future date for your convenience.

Any Abilene Freedom Festival ticket holder is welcome to join us at the Zoo Festival Gardens, we are happy to honor the AFF tickets.

Please feel free to observe the 2020 WESTEX CONNECT Fireworks Spectacular from your front porch, your car, the Expo parking lot, PE Shotwell Stadium north parking lot, or from the very best seats in Abilene, the Zoo Festival Gardens.

For tickets call the WTC hotline 3 2 5 - 7 9 4 - 1 7 1 7 or log onto www.wtconnect.com

Champion Drive-Jr. National Shorthorn Show! 24 states represented, over 300 youth exhibitors, over 600 head of cattle. Thank you for bringing your show to Visit Abilene, Texas!!! Our second show in the Taylor Telecom Arena!

Renovations to the Taylor County Coliseum continue!! Can’t wait to see the changes!!!

Happy to have hosted the Texas Shorthorn Association Show yesterday. We are looking forward to the National Jr. Shorthorn Show this week! Welcome youth and families from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin!!! Good luck!

Follow along online as we welcome the Texas Junior Shorthorn Association members to the Taylor Telecom Arena!

The stage is set for the Texas Junior Shorthorn Association State Preview Show inside the brand new Taylor Telecom Arena at the Taylor County Expo Center.

Live coverage starts at 9:30 tomorrow morning.

The “real” signs were installed in Taylor Telecom Arena! Thanks to Double Diamond Signs.

Latest aerial photos compliments of Lee Lewis Construction. Parkhill Smith & Cooper, Priefert Complex Designs, LLC

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Canyon Bass the 2020 Texas State Champion in the bull riding . Canyon rounded out the week with an 80 point ride in the short go.
Canyon will be joined by Cutter Kaylor, Riggen Hughes, and Ezequiel Martinez to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Caleb Green and Coda Myers the 2020 Texas State Champions in the team roping . Caleb and Coda have led the pack all week, and finished out with a 6.22 second run in the short-go.
Caleb & Coda will be joined by Colton Greene & Cowboy Porras, Kaden Profili & Jayse Tettenhorst, and Slade Baumann & Logan Martin to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Gus Gaillard the 2020 Texas State Champion in the saddle bronc riding . Gus had a HUGE 83 point ride in the short go to secure the title.
Gus will be joined by Benny Proffitt, Cale Newman, and Miguel Pena to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Josie Conner the 2020 Texas State Champion in the breakaway roping . Josie's 2.4 second run in the short-go secured the top spot.
Josie will be joined by Aspen Miller, Rylee Reina, and Ellie Schreck to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck ladies!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

Texas High School Rodeo Association

A huge thank you to Dr. Tandy Freeman for not only sponsoring THSRA, but for sending us the amazing Doug Olle to care for our athletes this week!

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Connor Atkinson the 2020 Texas State Champion in the calf roping . Connor smoked the competition with a 7.950 second run in the short-go, making him the fastest time of the week.
Connor will be joined by Riley Webb, Trevor Hale, and Kincade Henry to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Kolt Dement- BACK-TO-BACK State Championships in the bareback riding . Kolt scored a huge 83 point ride in the short-go.
Kolt will be joined by Kash Martin, Bradlee Miller, and Kade Berry to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

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