2017 Freestone County Fair To Kick Off on June 12th

It?s nearly time for the 2017 Freestone County Fair. The theme for this year?s event is ?Freestone County Fair: ?Take the plunge, kick up your heels and get ready to rock.? The Fair will take place from June 12h through 17th, 2017 and will commence with the traditional rodeo parade at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12th. The parade is held in historic downtown Fairfield, Texas and will originate north of the courthouse, turn east onto Highway 84 and continue on to the W. L. Moody Reunion Fairgrounds. The parade is always an entertaining highlight of this event and over 100 entries are anticipated, including floats, bicycles, motorcycles, horses, marching bands, fire trucks and the Miss Freestone County, Miss Teen Freestone County, and Little Miss Freestone, Mini Miss Freestone, and Tiny Miss Freestone pageant contestants. All citizens, groups, clubs and organizations are welcome and encouraged to participate. Entry forms can be picked up at Texas 99 Radio, Freestone County Times, The Fairfield Recorder, the Teague Chronicle. Forms should be returned to Texas 99 Radio station. All participants need to register by June 1st All entries, including Best Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl, will be judged in their parade positions and all entries must be in line by 6:00 p.m. on June 12th to be judged.

Reed Exposition Midways will once again bring their outstanding carnival to the Fair. The carnival will be open from 6:00 p.m. until close from Monday through Friday and will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Passes entitling purchasers to unlimited rides will be sold each day with a different color wrist band required for each different day. The armbands will be $25.00 each.

The crowning of a new Miss Freestone County and Miss Teen Freestone County is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13th. Little Miss Freestone, Mini Miss Freestone, and Tiny Miss Freestone will be crowned on Saturday, June 10. All to take place at the Fairfield High School Auditorium. As well as, the Go-Texan Horseshoes and Washer Tournament will begin at 5pm on Tuesday at the Rodeo Arena.

The Youth Rodeo in Memory of Yates Manahan is sponsored by RVOS & Rollo Insurance. It will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14th.

Two performances of the CPRA, UPRA Rodeos are set for Friday evening, June 16th and Saturday evening, June 17th; both nights beginning at 8 p.m. Mutton Busting, sponsored by Randy Turner Services, will also take place on Friday & Saturday Nights with 20 kids selected each night. Youth must be at least 3 years old and not over 50 lbs. Entry Fee is $15

The all-important Livestock Sale will begin at 9:30 on the morning of June 17th. We welcome and encourage anyone to donate to one of the buyer?s groups to help purchase the projects of these hard working kids.

The musical lineup for the 2017 Fair is:

Monday: Pushwater

Tuesday: Acoustic set w/members from Pushwater, Down & Out, and with Mando Salas

Wednesday: Heritage Cowboy Church of Freestone County

Thursday: Steve Idlett and Down & Out

Friday: Jerrett Zoch and the OSR Band

Saturday: The Lanky Moore Band

It takes a lot of hard work and sponsor support to make an event such as this happen.

The 2017 Committee Chairs are:

? Frank Bonner ? Livestock Show Committee

? Amy Jo Miller ? Home Economics

? Vanessa Smith ? Parade Committee

? Hubie Fryer ? Vendors & Booths Committee

? Sid Fryer ? Rodeo Committee

? Vanessa Smith ? Entertainment Committee

? Missy Newhouse ? Coronation Committee

? Will McSwane & Clint Minchew ? Livestock Sale Commitee

? Heather Stuver ? Advertising Commitee

A special Thank You to Texas Farm Bureau for being the ?Premier Sponsor? of the Fair. As well as the other Rodeo Sponsors. We are so very thankful to all of them for making our Rodeo and Fair, a success. They are:

? 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

Also, we are adding several new events/attractions to the fair:

*Goat Ropin?: Two divisions of competition. One for kids 12 & Under and an Open division on Tuesday, June 13 & Thursday, June 15 evening at 7pm, and Wednesday-Saturday @ 3pm. It is 3 head for $10.

*The Ag Mechanics Show will start on Monday, June 12 at 1pm with many projects from local Freestone County High School Students.

*The Home & Garden show will be hosting several extra events such as the Southwest Dairy Trailer on Wednesday morning, a Patriotic Quilt Display, and Story Time for the kiddos.

There is something for everyone at the fair. Don?t miss out on the fun!