A word from 2019 Fair President, Marjie Pollard
Hello Fair Family and Friends!
What an honor it is to be serving as the 83rd President of the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo. As your 2019 President, I am dedicated to look for opportunities for our youth, commitments from our business neighbors, and support from our community. We look forward to another exciting year as we strive to deliver to the entire family, a ten-day, action-packed Fair of fun, education and entertainment.
Being a fifth-generation fairgoer and participant, the Fair gave me a learning and growing environment. I have fond memories of attending the Fair--from the laughs and thrills my sisters and I found in the carnival, to watching my grandmother purchase the Grand Champion Turkey year after year, to learning from my mother and aunts the true meaning of volunteering and giving back as they worked in the Women’s Department. As I continue to enjoy all these values and traditions while making new memories with my own family and grandchildren, I find it only fitting to choose as this year’s Fort Bend County Fair theme, “A Home Grown Fair”.
The Fort Bend County Fair is where I would come to know the true meaning of helping our youth and putting education within reach of their goals. As we focus on our mission of “Benefiting Youth, Promoting Agriculture, Supporting Education”, we take pride in having awarded over the years millions of dollars to Fort Bend County youth through our auctions and scholarships.
This family-orientated event offers something for everyone, for all ages. Where else can a community come together and experience the excitement a Fair brings with activities that include a livestock show and rodeo, musical entertainment, carnival, specialty acts and children activities, cookoff, auctions, great food and much more, all in one place.
The success of the Fort Bend County Fair would not be possible if not for the spirit and dedication of the Fair Staff and my fellow Directors, the countless hours put in by a large number of volunteers, the commitment from our sponsors and donors, support of our auction buyers, and all in the community who in some way or another back our cause. My deepfelt appreciation to you all.
And to my family and devoted husband, Charles, for your unconditional support, patience and love, thank you for always being there for me.
The Fort Bend County Fair has been creating memories for over 83 years, so whether you are continuing a family tradition or just starting one, we invite you to be a part of “A Home Grown Fair”.
Here’s to Memories!
Marjorie H Pollard, President
Fort Bend County Fair Association