West Texas Fair and Rodeo
The West Texas Fair & Rodeo begins in just two weeks. The fair and rodeo will be held at the Abilene Expo Center’s fairgrounds, located on State HWY 36 & Loop 322.
This year’s theme is “Making Memories” and there will definitely be the opportunity for that! As the flyer for the fair reads “At the West Texas Fair & Rodeo you are sure to find a plethora of delicious food, a carnival with a variety of rides for everyone to enjoy, two rounds of Tractor Pulls, that are sure to excite the boys!, a week of PRCA Rodeo, with bull fighting at the end of each performance, a barn full of some of the best livestock from across Texas, musicians, entertainment and much more!”
Gates are open from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
Gate admission will not be charged until 1 p.m. Monday-Friday
Gate admission will be charged Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8 a.m.
Weekdays - $8 adults; $4 students (K-college)
Weekends - $11 adults; $4 students (K-college)
Thursday, Sept. 10 – Sneak-a-Peek FREE ADMISSION
Monday, Sept. 14 - $1 per person gate admission
Thursday, Sept. 17 – Free admission with 6 empty Coca-Cola product cans
RODEO - RESERVED BOX SEATING
$15 for Tuesday-Thursday
$20 for Friday and Saturday
CARNIVAL RIDE TICKETS
5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Monday- Friday
1 p.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Strip of 24 tickets - $20
Single tickets - $1 each
*Kiddie rides require 2-4 tickets
**All other rides require 3-5 tickets
Thursday, Sept. 10 – Carnival Armband $25
Sunday, Sept. 13 – Carnival Armband $25 with coupon
Thursday, Sept. 17, Carnival Armband $25 with 6 empty Coca-Cola product cans
Daily Carnival armband - $30
SNEAK-A-PEEK – Thursday, September 10 – 5:00 pm to closing. Free Admission to
fairgrounds. Armbands may be purchased for $25.00. Armband allows admission to all
carnival rides desired. Food concessions will be open; however, no exhibit buildings will
COLLEGE STUDENT DAY – Friday, September 11. All college students admitted free
with current college ID.
SCHOOL DAYS – Saturday–Tuesday, September 12-15. School day tickets good only on these days. (Tickets will be distributed to schools in the Big Country area by the Fair Office upon request from school officials.)
SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAY and $2 RIDE NIGHT – Tuesday, September 15. Free admission
to all citizens 60 years or older: must show proof of age. All rides will be $2.00 each.
CHURCH YOUTH GROUP DAY– Wednesday, September 16 – Youth group
CANTASTIC NIGHT – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - 5 pm to closing. Free admission to the fairgrounds for 6 empty Coca-Cola product cans. Armbands may be purchased for $25.00. The armbands provide admission to all the carnival rides desired that night.
In honor of our Military Heroes & their families, West Texas Fair & Rodeo will allow FREE GATE ADMISSION all week long to anyone with a valid military I.D. (active and retired)
Special discounted armbands for the carnival may be purchased at ITT office base.
YOUR GATE ADMISSION GAINS YOU ACCESS TO THE TRACTOR PULLS, RODEO AND ALL EXHIBITS. CARNIVAL TICKETS ARE EXTRA.
Creative Arts are found in the Round Building and Modern Living Mall. These buildings
are open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, with the exception of Sunday when they are
open from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Tuesday when they are open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm. The buildings are not open to the public on Thursday, September 10.
Commercial Vendors are in the Display Building daily from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. except for Saturday, Sept. 12, Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 19 when hours are 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The buildings are not open to the public on Thursday, September 10.
Visit http://i.saffireevent.com/files.ashx?t=fg&f=2015_Schedule_of_Events(16).pdf&rid=TaylorCoExpo for a full schedule of events.