West Texas Fair & Rodeo

September 6-15, 2018 hosted by the Taylor County Expo Center. http://taylorcountyexpocenter.com

Welcome to the West Texas Fair and Rodeo! A tradition that has been bringing families and friends together for over 115 years! Come out to the Taylor County Expo Center and you will be sure to find PRCA cowboys and cowgirls attempting to qualify for the PRCA National Finals Rodeo on some of the fastest, meanest stock Beutler & Sons has to offer! Hit the midway for rides that will leave you breathless, regardless of your age, as Carnival Americana brings in the most modern and up to date rides in the business. But what would a fair be without exhibits, food and music? Well, we have that and more! Stroll through the livestock exhibits and see some of the finest animals from around the great state of Texas. Take a walk through the Modern Living Hall and view the creativity of local people and the talents they bring to the fair. There will be music and other entertainment daily. It's all here, we invite you, your family and friends to come join us, the memories will last a lifetime. On behalf of the Expo Center of Taylor County, the volunteers and staff, I want to thank you for letting us be a part of this great tradition.

Taylor County Expo Center

BIG CHANGES ARE COMING! What a difference two year's makes. Lee Lewis Construction Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.

#FlashbackFriday to the West Texas Fair & Rodeo in 2011. The Theme in 2011 was "Family Fun." Stay tuned to see what this year's West Texas Fair & Rodeo theme will be.

[01/28/19]   The phones are temporarily down at the Expo Center of Taylor County.
Please contact us via Facebook until further notice.

McCullar Properties Group at Keller Williams Realty

We will have Will Pettit on the show today.
🀠 Will is the son of Jason Pettit

We will also be Judging and working the sale this Saturday at the Taylor County Expo Center. Come out and support these kiddos and their hard work and the Taylor County Livestock Association.
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Today on the air we will be discussing the Livestock show and how important it is to get your kids involved in Agriculture. πŸ„ πŸ– πŸ“ 🌾

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Photo Credit: Dayna Nichols
Creative Design: Erich Schlegel

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Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

#Flashbackfriday 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo Swifty Swine Pig Races!

"Are We FAIR Yet" 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo

"Are We FAIR Yet" was this year's theme. Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo! We had a blast putting all of these events together. See you at next year's West Texas Fair & Rodeo September 5-14, 2019! Make sure to like us on Facebook to see all upcoming events and next year's theme!

We had a visitor today! Congratulations again to Jodi and Zach Riggan! Kali Jo is a doll!!!

Thank you Lee Lewis Construction for your support of the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

West Texas Fair & Rodeo Jr. Limousin Results brought to you by Thomas Hicks Construction.
Jr. Limousin

Junior Heifer Calves, Jan. 1, 2018 & After – 1. Emily Fraser, Decatur TX; 2. Hannah Hooper, Hale Center TX

Winter Heifer Calves, Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2017 – 1. Bryntlee Wilkerson, Canton TX; 2. Tucker Parkinson, Levelland TX; 3. Julianna Norrell, Venus TX

Senior Heifer Calves, Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2017 – 1. Madison Culpepper, Gonzales TX; 2. Hadley Howe, Big Spring TX; 3. Logan Chachere, Dayton TX

Late Summer Yearling Heifers, July 1-Aug 31, 2017 – 1. Hannah Hooper, Hale Center TX; 2. Julianna Norrell, Venus TX

Summer Yearling Heifers, May 1-June 30, 2017 – Logan Chachere, Dayton TX

Spring Yearling Heifers, March 1-April 31, 2017 – 1. Tucker Parkinson, Levelland TX; 2. Blake Morrow, Bridgeport TX

Junior Yearling Heifers, Jan. 1-Feb. 29, 2017 – 1. Barrett Howe, Big Spring TX

Senior Yearling Heifers, Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2016 – 1. Bryson Morrow, Bridgeport TX; 2. Layla Potter, Decatur TX

Grand Champion – Barrett Howe

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – Madison Culpepper

Junior Showmanship – Bryntlee Wilkerson

Sr. Showmanship age 14 and up – Julianna Norrell

West Texas Fair & Rodeo Queen Scholarship Pageant

Lexi Hogan, the 2018- 2019 West Texas Fair & Rodeo Queen. We are excited to see what the future holds for you and to watch your journey representing the West Texas Fair & Rodeo.

Abilene Reporter-News

Alexis "Lexi" Hogan, a senior at Hardin-Simmons University, has begun her reign as the 2018-19 West Texas Fair & Rodeo queen.

Thank you Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. for your support of the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

Thank you Browning Law Firm, PLLC for your support of the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo Rabbit Show Results brought to you by Whataburger!
West Texas Fair Rabbit Show
Grand Champion Meat Pen- 1st: Amanda Richards (New Zealand)
Reserve Champion Meat Pen – 1st: Collum Perkins (Californian)
Grand Champion Breeding Rabbit- 1st: Cabel Perkins
Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbit- 1st: Rachel Novakovic
Grand Champion New Zealand- 1st: Cabel Perkins
Reserve Champion New Zealand – 1st: Cabel Perkins
Grand Champion California- 1st: Cabel Perkins
Reserve Champion California – 1st: Collum Perkins
Grand Champion Rex- 1st: Wyatt Herzog
Reserve Champion Rex- 1st: Wyatt Herzog
Grand Champion 4-Class- 1st: Cassidy Besinaiz
Reserve Champion 4-Class- 1st: Cassidy Besinaiz
Grand Champion 6-Class- 1st: Rachel Novakovic
Reserve Champion 6-Class- 1st: Rachel Novakovic
Junior Showmanship (12&under) – 1st: Cabel Perkins
Senior Showmanship (13 thru 19)- 1st: Cassidy Besinaiz

Thank you Black Plumbing for your support of the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

It’s great to see kids, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents picking up the items they entered in the Creative Arts Department! Big smiles all around!

Thank you Etheredge Cattle Co. for your support of the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

Devin Sisk Photography

Check out all of the photos from the West Texas Fair & Rodeo Steer Show at www.devinsiskphotography.com

Thank you, Wrangler, for your support of the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

[09/16/18]   Saturday, September 15, 2018
Welcome Rodeo Fans*** Official Results

BAREBACK RIDING Sponsored by PARKHILL, SMITH & COOPER TOTAL PRIZE MONEY $6,920.00
96 - Colby Fedor, Grandview, TX riding 146 - Shattered Dream - 61

STEER WRESTLING Sponsored by AC NUTRITION TOTAL PRIZE MONEY $14,000.00
4 - Ty Allred, Tooele, UT – 5.5
291 - Cade Staton, Bastrop, TX – 5.0
73 - Kyler Dick, Oakley, UT – 5.6
325 - Sterling Wallace, Justin, TX – 4.5

TEAM ROPING Sponsored by ETHEREDGE CATTLE CO. TOTAL PRIZE MONEY $19,000.00
312 - Clay Tryan, Billings, MT - 127 Travis Graves, Jay, OK - 3.8
125 - Brandon Gonzales, Lipan, TX - 301 Michael Tash, Dinwiddie, VA – 14.5
113 - Jarett Freeman, Tolar, TX - 16 Blake Bentley, Burleson, TX – 5.7
190 - Colby Lovell, Madisonville, TX - 50 Jade Corkill, Fallon, NV – 4.8

SADDLE BRONC RIDING Sponsored by SHARON’S BARBEQUE TOTAL PRIZE MONEY $8,600.00
295 - Nat Stratton, Potter Valley, CA riding0V6 - Painted Desert - 71
321 - Dean Wadsworth, Buffalo Gap, TX riding 272 - Chisum Trail - 73
47 - Toby Collins, Stephenville, TX riding 523 - Golden Dreams - 70
5 - Treyson Antonick, Overton, TX riding 206 - Final Act - 64
108 - Parker Fleet, Axtell, TX riding 103 – Regulator - 72

TIE DOWN ROPING Sponsored by LYTLE LAND & CATTLE CO. TOTAL PRIZE MONEY $19,000.00
241 - Ryan Parnell, Cleburne, TX – 18.5
99 - Sy Felton, Dublin, TX – 10.5

BARREL RACING Sponsored by WEST TEXAS EQUINE CLINIC TOTAL PRIZE MONEY $8,600.00
315 - Teresa Turbeville, Scurry, TX – 20.63
251 - Leia Pluemer, Bosque Farms, NM – 15.40
338 - Cheyenne Wimberley, Stephenville, TX – 15.33
221 - Amberleigh Moore, Keizer, OR – 15.30
337 - Jill Wilson, Snyder, TX – 15.40
70 - Destri Devenport, Galliano, LA – 16.57
41 - Allie Chouest, Galliano, LA – 21.19
6 - Ali Armstrong, Lexington, OK – 15.50
3 - Michelle Alley, Madisonville, TX – 15.26
119 - Jackie Ganter, Abilene, TX – 15.41

BULL RIDING Sponsored by LEE LEWIS CONSTRUCTION TOTAL PRIZE MONEY $8,600.00
222 - J.T. Moore, Alvin, TX riding 314 - Bullet Proof – 82.50
212 - Cole Melancon, Batson, TX riding 317 - The Gambler – 83.50

Jake Gill in concert at the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

Thank you Key City Septic & Plumbing for being a proud sponsor of the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Last day of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo! Come out and enjoy all the fun!

West Texas Fair & Rodeo!! ~ LAST NIGHT for fun!!

Thank you Taylor Electric Cooperative, Inc. for being a proud sponsor of the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Today 9/15 is the last day of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo! Carnival Rides are open, we have the PRCA Rodeo starting at 7:30 PM, Jake Gill will be in concert at 9 PM, Pig Races, Granpa Cratchet puppet show, and more!

Abilene Reporter-News

Winner, winner in lots of fair categories (sorry, no chicken dinner). http://ow.ly/2Uvp30lP9oz

Friday, September 14th Steer Wrestling Results presented by Tractor Supply!

Steer Show - Covered Outdoor Arena

Make sure to catch all of the livestock events going on today. We have the Steer show in the Covered Outdoor Arena, Open Breeding Sheep Show in the New Livestock Barn, Open Youth Swine Show in the New Livestock Barn, Jr. Rabbit Show in the New Livestock Barn and many others in the New Livestock Barn!

Today 9/15 is the last day of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo! Come out and enjoy all the great events and carnival rides!

Last day of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo come out and enjoy over 100 rides and games!

Thank you Browning Law Firm, PLLC for your support of the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

West Texas Fair & Rodeo Queen Scholarship Pageant

Lexi attended her first parade today in Ranger. Thank You for representing the West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo Creative Arts

Today 9/15 is the last day of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo. Stop by the Modern Living Mall & Round Building to see all of the amazing art and entries!

Thank you Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. for your support of the 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

Bareback Riding Results for Friday, September 14th brought to you by Wrangler.

9/15 West Texas Fair & Rodeo Schedule! Today is the last day of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo. Carnival Rides begin at 1:00 pm! Gate Admission is $11 for adults and $4 for students K-College! Don't miss the PRCA Rodeo at 7:30 PM, Jake Gill in concert at 9:00 PM, pig races, delicious fair food and so much more!

Thank you Etheredge Cattle Co. for your support of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

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"Are We FAIR Yet" 2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo
West Texas Fair & Rodeo
Steer Show - Covered Outdoor Arena
2018 West Texas Fair & Rodeo Creative Arts

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1700 State Highway 36
Abilene, TX
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