Brazoria County Fair Preview

October 1, 2012 6:00 AM

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brazoriacountyfair Brazoria County Fair Preview

(credit: brazoriacountyfair.com)

The Brazoria County Fair
Brazoria County Fairgrounds
901 Downing Street
Angleton, TX 77515
(979) 849-6416
www.brazoriacountyfair.com

Hours: Oct. 12 to 20 – 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Price : $10 adults/$5 kids 6 to 11 years old
Click here for more information

Parking
Visitors may park at the venue’s big parking lot. No fees indicated on the event’s website.

In today’s fast-paced and technology driven world, it’s nice to take a break once in a while and enjoy some throwback entertainment for the simple joys of having a good time with your family, friends and community. If you happen to be anywhere close to Brazoria County, then you’re in for a treat. Brazoria County famous county fair attracts roughly 250,000 visitors every year. The old-fashioned, traditional carnival event runs for nine days, offering concerts, a rodeo, carnival rides, concessions and livestock/agriculture displays.

Ground Attractions

Experience the magic of famous acts such as the Flores Family Thrill Show known for its heart-stopping stunts including motorcycles driven on a high wire and a human cannonball fired in the air; Michael Mezmer, America’s award-winning comedic hypnotist, as he dazzles the crowd with his famous “Trance-Nosis”; and finally, get your wild imagination fired up by watching the Wade Henry Show featuring the “High Roller” entertainer famous for fire eating, tall unicycling and comedic juggling.

Mutton Bustin
Rodeo Arena
Dates: Oct.12, 13 and 14

Kids between ages 4 and 8 get a chance to simulate a favorite adult competition such as bull riding by participating in a similar contest with sheep. The children will be given the opportunity to ride the sheep and whoever stays on the back of the sheep the longest wins the prize. Participants must wear their helmets at all times during the contest, which will be provided unless the kids choose to wear their own bicycle helmets. Only one parent will be allowed in the arena.

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Tejano Concert
Auditorium

Hours: Oct. 20 – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price : $10 adult/$5 youth

Relax and unwind with the rhythm of Tex-Mex musical fusions — known to many as Tejano music — featuring famous Tejano stars who will serenade you with folk-inspired songs. David Olivarez, Eddie Gonzalez and Ramiro Ram Herrera will be the featured performers of the night.

20th Annual CPRA Rodeo Finals
Rodeo Arena

Hours: Oct.12 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 13 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Oct.14 – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association will hold its 20th annual competition featuring the best bull riders in the world. The sponsored event will feature the cowboys and cowgirls who bested everyone else during the meticulous process of selecting the finalists to compete for this year’s prize. Be prepared to witness the exciting match between bull and rider as they both show off their strength.

Open Air Concerts

Hours: Oct 12 and 13 – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Price: $12 adult /$5 youth

Music lovers may enjoy open-air concerts featuring famous musicians John Conlee and The Josh Abbott Band (Oct.12); and the Cody Johnson Band, Aaron Watson and Robert Earl Keen (Oct.13).

BBQ Cook-Off Contest

Date: Oct. 18 to 20
Arrival Time: Oct. 18 – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Oct. 19 – 1 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Judging Time: Oct. 19 – noon to 7 p.m.; Oct. 20 – 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


A big cook off dubbed the BCFA World Class BBQ Cook-Off Contest will also be held as one of the highlights of the festive event. Contestants who submitted their entries to participate will show off their culinary skills on the grill as they cook their way past the judges’ meticulous taste buds to the prize.

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Rainne Mendoza Celespara is a freelance writer living in Houston. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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