First Brazos Valley Fair To Debut In Fall

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

After years of planning, the Brazos Valley Fair and Expo will make its debut this fall, but it's still uncertain how the event will do financially.

The tax customers pay when staying at hotels and motels in Brazos County will, in part,go towards the making of the 1st ever Brazos Valley Fair and Expo.

"It's more than a fulltime job. It's more than an 8 hour day 5 days a week," said Travis Boeker who is helping organizing the event.

Brazos County gave the organizers $200,000 of the county's hotel motel tax to put on the fair.

They have been researching other fairs and shows to use as a model for the one they are helping create except the budget is a little slim.

"We have been really frugal in what we have spent. We have tried to adhere to our budget, and we have prepared a really slim budget. That's why you are not going to see Alan Jackson or Reba McEntire perform on the stage out there because we don't have those kinds of funds to spend this first year on entertainment," said Boeker.

Good quality entertainment is promised by the organizers.

The fair will be from September 6th through the 9th. Parking is free and a season pass for all four days is $25 per person.

"We don't know how many people are going to attend, but if we have a decent attendance, I think we can break even and have enough money to start the next year," said Boeker.

The board is looking for volunteers and kids wanting to participate in the livestock show.

Tomorrow organizers will be giving the Commissioners Court a presentation and update on the progress of the event.


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