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COVID Requirements

COVID-19

While the Fort Bend County Fair was canceled, a traditional livestock show with limited attendance and COVID-19 guideline implementations will be held from Sept 24th to the 27th. This livestock schedule was made possible by our community partners, board members, and staff for the youth of our county to show and auction their animals.

While the general public will not be able to attend in person, the livestock shows and auctions will be live-streamed. The Jr Livestock auction is set for Friday, Oct 2nd at 3 p.m. and will be conducted in-person and online. The Freezer Sale will be online only and set for Saturday, Oct 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the Fair Association had to have a plan approved by Fort Bend County and City of Rosenberg Officials to host a safe and successful livestock event. As part of the program, the fairgrounds will be divided into smaller areas to host livestock events and mitigate those in attendance. Each divided area will have COVID-19 monitors to manage groups, no more than 10, ensure social distancing, and maintain minimal cross-over between events. Each designated area will have two entry points and an interior entry to access other event areas; all entry points will have gate-keepers to monitor masks and wristbands. A map with details will be made available to all exhibitors. Social distancing and wearing a facial mask (covering the nose and mouth) will be practiced.

Reminders to maintain good hand-washing hygiene and the use of hand sanitizer stations will be part of the Fair's COVID-19 mitigation plan.

COVID-19 Informational Videos:

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Hand-Washing Steps
How to Wear a Mask
Symptoms of Corona Virus

Exhibitor Information

Under the approved plan, all participants will be required to wear designated wristbands and masks while on the fairgrounds. Failure to wear the wristband or comply with COVID-19 guidelines will be grounds for dismissal from the fairgrounds.

  • Check-in areas will be set up at each event area.
  • If tables are used, they are to be wiped down and sanitized every 15 minutes.
  • The worker will be given wipes and disinfecting solution that meets CDC guidelines.
  • Workers (pre-trained Fair volunteers) will wear face coverings at all times.
  • The workers (pre-trained Fair volunteers) will wear gloves as necessary.
  • Exhibitors will be directed to their parking lot, identified in their packages.

WRISTBAND ATTENDEES (GUEST) - Parent, Sponsor, or Assistant:

  • Guests will receive a wristband identifying designated zone access on the fairgrounds each day.
  • The guest is expected to follow all COVID-19 guidelines, obtained from exhibitors or on this website, to ensure a safe environment. Failure to comply will be grounds for dismissal from the fairgrounds.

All guests will be asked to self-evaluate before coming to the event. Should they meet any of the following guidelines; they are invited not to attend the event:

  • Should a guest have been on a cruise or traveled internationally in the previous 14 days, they will not be allowed to participate in the event.
  • Should a guest have had close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (in the prior 14 days) or is currently in close contact with someone who is showing signs of COVID-19, they will not be allowed to participate in the event
  • Should a guest show symptoms of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days to the event, they will not be allowed to participate in the event, even if they do not have a positive test.
  • Wash or sanitize hands periodically or wear gloves when handling items for exhibitors or other works.
  • Masks will be required before entry into the grounds or gate.

Exhibitor Check-in Process

  • Exhibitors will need to maintain social distancing during staging in the parking lot.
  • Exhibitors will proceed to the event area and remain in their vehicle until they are ready to unload animals at that time.
  • The exhibitors, parent(s), sponsor(s), or assistant(s) will proceed to the designated area.
  • Once the animal is in place, and all the appropriate check-in procedures are followed, we encourage exhibitors and parents to leave the fairgrounds and not linger.
  • Feeding of animals will be allowed until 11 p.m. All gates close at 11 p.m.
  • FFA Advisors & 4-H Leaders

    Ag teachers will receive a wristband identifying complete access across the fairgrounds each day and will be asked to self-evaluate before coming to the event. When an Ag Teacher arrives on-site, they will need to enter Gate 1 and proceed to Building B, their temperature will be taken and logged on the temperature log. They will be reminded to wash or sanitize their hands periodically or wear gloves when handling items for exhibitors or other works. Masks will be required at all times. Should they meet any of the following guidelines, they may not attend the event:


    • Should an Ag Teacher have been on a cruise or traveled internationally in the previous 14 days, they will not be allowed to participate in the event.
    • Should an Ag Teacher have had close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (in the prior 14 days) or are currently in close contact with someone who is showing signs of COVID-19, they will not be allowed to participate in the event
    • Should an Ag Teacher show symptoms of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days to the event, they will not be allowed to participate in the event, even if they do not have a positive test.
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