The 2018 West Texas Fair and Rodeo
It's time for the 2018 West Texas Fair and Rodeo, September 6th thru the 15th. This year's theme "Are We Fair Yet" is a play on words from the old question children always ask "are we there yet?" As seen in this years fair poster below, it has a cartoon like family and livestock in a car headed to the Fair.
The 2018 West Texas Fair and Rodeo will operate Sunday-Thursday 8am-10pm and Friday and Saturday 8am-11pm. The West Texas fairgrounds are located at theTaylor County Expo Center at 1700 Highway 36 in southeast Abilene.
Cost to get in is $8 on weekdays (free before 1:00pm), $11 on weekends, $4 for students K-College & children under 5 Free. Your fair admission will get you into the rodeo, however reserved seats are $15 Tues-Thurs and $20 Fri & Sat.
Ride tickets are only $1 each or a strip of 24 tickets is only $20. Daily carnival ride armbands are $30 or $80 for a season pass. All West Texas Fair and Rodeo tickets are available online here.
Military and their families get in free daily with I.D. (active or retired) and discounted armbands are available at the ITT office on base. Sneak-A-Peek is Wednesday 9-6-2018 from 5pm-10pm and armbands are $30 each. On "Can-tastic Night" (Thursday September 13th) gain free admission w/6- empty Coca Cola product cans & $30 will buy and armband (Sponsored by Coca-Cola).
Special attractions includes the Hot Rod Tractor Pull and pig races on Sept. 7th & 8th at 6:30pm. The rodeo runs Sept. 11th thru the 16th with nightly performances at 7pm. Eddy Raven will perform live on the outdoor H-E-B Stage at 8pm Wednesday Sept. 12th, while Wade Hayes performs live on Friday September 14th.