It’s County Fair Week!

Home & Garden Show projects have been judged, and are on display now at the W.L. Moody Reunions Grounds.

Pushwater opened the week with a live performance Monday evening under the pavilion, pint-sized cowboys and cowgirls competed in the Stick Bull and Barrel Race in the Ike Carden Arena, and the kick-off parade through downtown Fairfield got it all started with this year’s theme:  “Take the Plunge, Kick up your heels and get Ready to Rock!”

As this week’s edition was being delivered to newsstands, the Go-Texan Washers / Horseshoe tournament is underway, and the scholarship pageant is crowning the new Miss Teen and Miss Freestone County.  Check back next week for pictures.

There is lots still to do at the County Fair.  Here are some of the highlights:


Reed Exposition Midways will be open from 6:00 p.m. until close, Monday through Friday; and will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Armbands entitling purchasers to unlimited rides will be sold, a different color each day, for $25.00 each.

–Home & Garden Show

Home & Garden exhibits will be on display at the Green Barn (civic center) from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Adult Rodeo

Two performances of the CPRA, UPRA Rodeos are set for Friday evening, June 16th and Saturday evening, June 17th; both nights beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Admission is $8 for Adults, $4 for Youth.

New contractor is JJ Rodeo.  Announce will be TC Long; Funny man is Rudy Burns.

Mutton Busting

Mutton Busting, sponsored by Randy Turner Services, will take place during the professional rodeo on Friday & Saturday Nights, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Come on out and cheer for the brave little boys and girls, competing for bragging rights and a champion buckle.

For more information, call 903-388-5869.

–Horse Halter Project Show

  Some of the most beautiful horses in Freestone County will be exhibited by 4-H youth in the rodeo arena on Thursday beginning at 7:00 p.m.

–Goat Ropin’

Two divisions of competition will be offered this year as a new event.

One for kids 12 & Under and an Open division on Tuesday, June 13 & Thursday, June 15 evening at 7:00 pm, and Wednesday-Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Entry is 3 head for $10.

Livestock Sale

Livestock shows for market and breeding animals are being held throughout the week.

The all-important Livestock Sale will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the morning of June 17th.

All are welcomed and encouraged to donate to one of the buyer’s groups to help purchase the projects of these hard working kids.

–Pet Show

  Bring your cat, dog or exotic pet to the annual Pet Show at the Ike Carden arena on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Whether your best friend does tricks, wears a snazzy sweater, or sports the longest ears, everyone takes home a ribbon at this fun contest.

Come out and applaud your favorites.

Musical Lineup


Thursday:  Steve Idlett and Down & Out

Friday:  Jerrett Zoch and the OSR Band

Saturday:  The Lanky Moore Band

When it comes to music, some people are watchers, some are dancers and some just want to gather around.

Changes have been made to the pavilion area in order to give everyone plenty of room to enjoy.

The stage will now be on the north end of the pavilion (closer to the green barn) and there will be no cars parked all along the sides. The grassy area is expanding just a little to the south and a little to the west of the pavilion.

Everyone is welcome to bring out lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

–2017 Fair Sponsors

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance – “Premier Sponsor”

Tie Down: Buffalo Livestock

Bareback Riding:  XTO/Trend Gathering

Saddle Bronc:  Luminant

Steer Wrestling:   Lone Star Ag Credit

Girls Breakaway:  I-45 Wrecking Services

Team Roping: McLeod Construction/Diamond H Trailer

Open Barrels:  Cowboy Heritage Church of Freestone County

Bull Riding:  Gilberto’s

In County Mutton Bustin’:  Randy Turner Services

In County Double Mugging:  Open Sponsorship

In County Ribbon Roping:  Community National Bank

In County Barrels:  Will Hallmark- State Farm Insurance

For the complete Fair Week schedule, go online to

Smart phone users may also keep up with County Fair events on the new Go Fairfield mobile app.  Download for free on the App Store or get it on Google Play.

Don’t forget to enter your best Fair & Rodeo pictures in the photo contest, sponsored by the Go Fairfield mobile app.  Click the “NEWS” button to find the “Fair & Rodeo Photo Contest.”

Entries must be submitted through the Go Fairfield mobile app to qualify for prizes.

See you at the Fair!