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Get Ready for the Fort Bend County Fair


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Have you heard the news? This week students and staff get Friday off for the Fort Bend County Fair which starts on Friday and ends next Saturday. This is a yearly tradition when the Fort Bend community gets together to celebrate for a weekend in September with a parade, a carnival, competitions, and yummy treats. If you’ve never participated in these activities, this year is your year. It’s a cheap and fun way to spend a weekend with family and friends, and it also gives you a chance to support your school by coming out and seeing the many different students representing George Ranch in the parade, and in the various contests.
If this is the first time you’ve heard about the Fort Bend County Fair, here are some things you need to know. It all begins this Friday. Kicking off the weekend is the Parade; start time is 9:00 a.m and it lasts for a couple of hours. It will start at the County Courthouse in Richmond and end at Jenetta Street in Rosenberg. There you will see all different kinds of floats from different restaurants to the local softball teams. Also performing in the parade will be high school marching bands, drill teams, and cheerleaders. The different sports teams from GRHS will be there as well. So, if you’re free on Friday morning, come out and see George Ranch in the parade.
The other things that begin on Friday are the Goat Show at 6:00 p.m, the Queen’s Coronation at 6:00 p.m which one of George Ranch’s students, Kirstie Land, will be competing in, and a performance of the Bart Crow Band at 8:00 p.m. From 12:30-Midnight, the carnival will be open and you can purchase wristband tickets for 25 dollars.
Don’t fret if you can’t attend anything on Friday, there are still more activities to enjoy in the FBCF! On Saturday the carnival will be open from 12:30 p.m to Midnight. At the carnival there are many different attractions and rides for all ages, along with food stands, and games. Just remember: try not to indulge in too much fried butter. On Saturday there will be a Broiler Show at 9:00 a.m, a Talent Contest at 11:00 a.m, a performance by the Ed Maly Band at 5:00 p.m, a Steer Show at 6:30 p.m, a performance by the Cody Johnson Band at 9:00 p.m, and a performance by Roger Creager at 11:00 p.m.
On Sunday, the carnival opens at 12:30 p.m, and lasts until 11:00 p.m. Also on Sunday there will be a special attractions show at 12:30 p.m, a Swine Show at 4:00 p.m, and also an art auction at 4:00p.m.
The FBCF also extends the following week and weekend with more concerts, contests, and several other exhibits. If you are interested in learning more, go to http://www.fbcfa.org/events-general-calendar.html.

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Get Ready for the Fort Bend County Fair