76th Annual Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo

September 14, 2012 1:00 PM

From lawn tractor races to the Little Wrangler’s Barbecue Cookoff, this year’s Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo promises to be the best yet.

rodeo 76th Annual Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo

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Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo
4310 Texas 36
Rosenberg, TX 77471
(281) 342-6171

Price: $8 adult/$4 children ages 6 to 11/$30 season pass good all 10 days
Date: Sept. 28 to Oct. 7

From lawn tractor races to the Little Wrangler’s Barbecue Cookoff, this year’s Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo promises to be the best yet. Get the family together for a county fair unlike any other. Enjoy appearances by the Josh Abbott Band, Pat Green and The Bellamy Brothers as well as plenty of scrumptious fair food, booze, kids’ activities and, of course, a rockin’ rodeo.

Parking Parking is available on the fairgrounds site, with options available as the lots fill. Each section is designated by a letter, A through H, and all are within easy walking distance of the event. Shuttle service is typically offered from the University of Houston-Sugarland, which is usually announced just before the fair.

Must-See EventsFort Bend County Fair and Rodeo Parade
Rosenberg, TX 77471
(248) 342-6171

Hours: Sept. 28 – 9 a.m.; 11 a.m. reception following

Be part of the fair kick off with a parade on opening day. The parade will take place on the streets of downtown Rosenberg, chock full of local businesses and organizations you can expect to see throughout the fair weekend. Submissions to be a part of the parade are closed. For spectators, the parade will run for roughly 90 minutes with a reception following at 11 a.m

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Fair Queen Coronation
Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Building DHours: Sept. 28 – 6 p.m.

No county fair is complete without a queen, and Fort Bend County Fair plans to crown its 2012 queen at a coronation ceremony. Watch the contestants as they compete for the coveted title and demonstrate, through talent and words, why they deserve to wear the crown. The event is an important one as the winner will be expected to make appearances at events throughout the 10-day festival.

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Lawn Tractor Races
Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, O.D. Tucker Arena

Hours: Sept. 30 – 2 p.m.

Certain to be fun for both participants and spectators, the Lawn Tractor Races are scheduled for Sunday. Though the event is new this year, lawn tractors are part of everyday life for many Fort Bend County residents. This event encourages them to showcase their driving and manuevering skills in a competitive race.

Bellamy Brothers
Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Brazos Stage

Hours: Oct. 5 – 10 p.m.

David and Homer Bellamy will take the stage for a nightcap featuring popular pop and country tunes. Best known for hit singles such as “Let Your Love Flow,” “Old Hippie” and “Kids of the Baby Boom,” the Bellamy Brothers have been singing and entertaining their adoring fans for more than 40 years. The brothers’ ability to cross over from pop to country is a testament to their widespread appeal and their many awards are proof this night’ll be a blast.

Calf Scramble
Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, O.D. Tucker Arena

Hours: Oct. 5 and 6 – 7 p.m.

For a more physical event, head over to the O.D. Tucker Arena for the Calf Scramble. This event will feature 4-H and FFA students who compete to see who can catch a calf in the fastest time. The winner of the event will receive more than mere bragging rights: He/she will also receive a certificate to purchase a heifer. 

Bryan Carey is a Houston, Texas resident with an avid interest in restaurants, dining, breweries, wineries, festivals, cultural events, museums, theatre, concerts, and other forms of entertainment. He has been writing about entertainment, travel, and related topics for more than fifteen years and has thousands of articles to his credit. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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