Austin County Fair briefs

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School Pride and Seniors Day

Wednesday, Oct. 9, will be School Pride and Seniors Day at the Austin County Fair.

Students are invited to wear their school colors, whether high school or college, to the fair on Wednesday.

Wednesday is also Seniors Day with entertainment and a free lunch for senior citizens age 65 years and older. Entry into the fair is $3 for seniors, but the lunch and the entertainment are free. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and Senior Day entertainment begins at 10 a.m.

Austin County Fair Pet Show

The Austin County Fair is looking for the most talented and best dressed pets in Austin County. Beloved pets may be entered in the Pet Show on Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning at 1 p.m. The Pet Show will be held under the horse barn at the fairgrounds. Children 3-10 years old may enter and pets must be owned by the exhibitor or immediate family. All animals must be restrained and under control. Reptiles must be caged.

The categories are: Best Dog/Puppy, Best Cat/Kitten, Miscellaneous, and Talent and Costume. The Talent Class will consist of Most Talented, Most Obedient, and Funniest Pair. The Costume Class will be Best Costume, Best Matched Pair, and Most Original Costume. Trophies will be awarded for first place in each category and ribbons for first, second and third place in each category. Entry forms and rules are available at www.austincountyfair.com or the fair office. For more information, call 979-865-5995 or Pat at 979-865-0255.

Austin County Fair Country Store

The Austin County Fair’s Country Store will be opened with the following schedule:

Tuesday, Oct. 8: 4-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 9: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 10: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 11: Noon – 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 12: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 13: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information, visit www.austincountyfair.com or call 979-865-5995.

Green Out for Austin County 4-H

Saturday, Oct. 12, will be Green Out for Austin County 4-H Day for the 92nd Annual Austin County Fair. All attendees are invited to wear 4-H Green Saturday to show support for 4-H and all they do to educate children – not just their members – on agricultural life in Austin County.

Children’s Tractor Pull

The Children’s Tractor Pull is always one of the biggest hits at the Austin County Fair. Peddle over to the Austin County Fairgrounds for an afternoon filled with fun and excitement on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2:30 p.m. (Registration at 2 p.m.) There is no entry fee for the event. Parents must accompany their child in order to sign a medical release prior to the contest.

Armed Forces Day

Thursday, Oct. 10, the Austin County Fair will honor the U.S. military. Anyone in uniform or with a military ID will receive $5 off gate prices (this does not include season passes, child, senior citizen or online tickets).

Austin County Fair 5K Stampede

The 7th Annual Austin County Fair 5K Stampede will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m. with registration 8:30 a.m. Participants can also pre-register at www.active.com or www.austincountyfair.com. Participants who register by Friday, Sept. 27, will receive a t-shirt. Registration Fee: $25 adults; $15 for children 10 and under. First, second and third place winners will receive an award in each category. First, second and third overall winner will receive an award. For more information, call Izzy Eckermann at 713-542-8434 or the Austin County Fair office at 979-865-5995 or visit www.austincountyfair.com.

Austin County Fair Bar-B-Q Cook-Off

The 2019 Austin County Fair is full of changes but is retaining much of the tradition. One change is the Bar-B-Q Cook-off moved from the summer to the first weekend of the fair called Fair Fest! Teams will move in on Friday, Oct. 4, and the cook-off starts early Saturday morning, Oct. 5. All the information available at www.austincountyfair.com under events.

Shuttle bus schedule

The Austin County Fair will offer free shuttle buses to and from the Margaret Chesley Memorial Park off of the Square to the front gate of the fairgrounds on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 4:15 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, Oct. 11, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit www.austincountyfair.com.

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