Austin County Fair Update Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic concerns, the Austin County Fair Board of Directors and Staff are saddened to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Austin County Fair. This is our first cancellation since World War II. The Austin County Fair was scheduled for October 2nd through 11th .
After careful consideration for the health and safety of our community and fairgoers, the difficult decision was reached after months of discussions and planning with board members, staff, and committeemen, as well as the need to preserve the financial viability of the Austin County Fair Association to present future fairs.
We will be honoring our mission “to provide the encouragement of Agriculture, Home Economics and Horticulture” by holding a Livestock Show and Youth Auction Sale, as well as the Queens, Floral Design, Agricultural Mechanics, Bucket Calf, Hay Judging, Livestock Judging, Tractor Tech, and Champion Drive contests. See the schedule here.
As previously stated, tickets, Passports to Fun, and ads purchased for the 2020 Fair will be honored at next year’s fair or can be returned at a designated time and date to be announced in the future for a full refund. Corporate sponsorships will be used to sustain the Fair through this difficult year.
We thank everyone for their continued support during this difficult time. We look forward to a wonderful 2021 Fair, October 8th through 17th! Thank you, – Robert Winkelmann, Austin County Fair President
Revised 2020 Livestock Schedule
Friday, October 2nd
10:00 am Champion Drive
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Unload Pen of Heifers
Saturday, October 3rd
8:00 am Pen of Heifer Judging Bucket Calf Unload
9:00 am Bucket Calf Show
5:00 pm Rabbit Show
Sunday, October 4th
8:00 am Turkey Show
10:00 am Swine Unload
5:00 pm Broiler Show Scramble Boards up
Monday, October 5th
7:00 am – 9:00 am Steer Unload
11:00 am Swine Show
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Lambs Unload
Tuesday, October 6th
8:00 am Lamb Meeting with Show to Follow
11:00 am Colt Show Noon Steer Show
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Goats Unload
Wednesday, October 7th
8:00 am Goat Meeting with Show to Follow
Noon Heifer Show
Thursday, October 8th
Friday, October 9th
Noon Youth Auction Sale
Sunday, October 11th
Resale Animals Delivered to Auction
- If a species stays overnight, that committee will be responsible for overnight security. Must be a licensed peace officer or committee member.
- Only Grand Champion, Reserve Champion & one random animal from each species will stay after show. 1st & 2nd Placements have the option to return on Thursday, October 8th if they so choose. This will need to be coordinated with species chairmen.
- Exhibitors only need to bring the tack they need for their show since will not be staying multiple nights. If bringing a show box, it will come in at unload & leave after the show. Progress shows Only Species Having Mandatory Progress Shows will be Steer & Heifer on Saturday, August 15th & Bucket Calf on Sunday, August 16th.