COVID-19 is not stopping this year’s Burleson County Fair, although it has certainly brought about some changes.
The fair kicks off this weekend with the fair parade tomorrow (Saturday) morning in downtown Caldwell. The parade, featuring the fair’s theme of “Country Nights and Carnival Lights”, will start at 10 a.m., with all those participating needing to be in place by 9 a.m.
Activities continue Sunday with the Fair Queen and Little Miss contests at 6 p.m. at the Burleson County Fairgrounds. The baked goods auction will take place in between the Little Miss and Queen contests.
Five candidates are vying for Burleson County Fair Queen: Emma Colley, Riley Green, Tess Homeyer, Kyleigh Hruska, and Rachel Novosad.
Youth projects will start arriving at the fairgrounds on Monday ahead of the first judging events. Fair officials ask that only the exhibitor and immediate family members attend the shows. The Commercial Heifer Sale will be held Friday, September 25th at 6 p.m., with the Youth Livestock Auction Saturday, September 26th at 5 p.m. The livestock auction will be a ribbon sale, meaning exhibitors will walk through the sale block without their animal.
All shows and events will be livestreamed on the Burleson County Fair Association Facebook page, save for the auctions, which will be broadcasted on the Cattle in Motion website. Bidding for the auctions will take place in-person and online. The public is invited to attend the contests and the auctions, but is highly encouraged to wear masks and socially distance.
Not featured at this year’s fair are a carnival, musical entertainment, gospel concert, or any creative living exhibits.
To learn more, visit the Burleson County Fair Association Facebook page, or call the fair office at 979-567-3938.
KTEX-106’s Trail Boss Troy will be in Caldwell tomorrow morning for the parade, broadcasting live from the KTEX Country Cruiser.
Full schedule for Burleson County Fair:
- Saturday, September 19th: Fair Parade at 10 a.m.
- Sunday, September 20th: Little Miss Contest at 6 p.m., Baked Foods Auction and Fair Queen Contest at 7 p.m.
- Monday, September 21st: Ag Mechanics in place at 10 a.m., Ag Mechanics Show at 1 p.m., Rabbit Weigh and Sift from 3 to 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 22nd: Rabbit Judging at 7 a.m., Swine Weigh and Sift from 7 to 10 a.m., Goat Weigh and Sift from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and Lamb Weigh and Sift from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 23rd: Swine Judging at 7 a.m., Breeding Heifer and Steer Check-in from 7 to 10 a.m., Lamb Judging at 10:30 a.m., Steer Weigh and Sift at 11 a.m., Goat Judging at noon.
- Thursday, September 24th: Commercial Heifer Check-in from 7 to 10 a.m., Breeding Heifer Show at 1 p.m. with Steer Judging to follow, Commercial Heifer Judging at 2 p.m.
- Friday, September 25th: Broiler/Turkey Sifting and Judging at 6:30 a.m., Commercial Heifer Awards at 5:30 p.m., Commercial Heifer Sale at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, September 26th: Commercial Heifers Leave from 8 to 11 a.m., Youth Livestock Awards at 4:15 p.m., Youth Livestock Auction at 5 p.m., Supplemental Sale at 8 p.m.