HEMPSTEAD, Texas – There aren’t many entertainment venues where the admission is just $10.
The Waller County Fair and Rodeo is one, and there’s a lot that can be jammed into that $10 ticket. From the rodeo to the carnival to the traditional county fair activities, there are numerous opportunities for fair-goers to enjoy.
That doesn’t include the daily entertainment activities nor the concerts, which take place Sept. 24, 29, 30 and Oct. 1. That just adds to the value in every $10 admission.
“The reality is we put this together for our community and for anyone and everyone in southeastern Texas that wants to enjoy a great fair and rodeo,” said Sherry Roesner, the fair board’s secretary. “We work hard to keep the ticket prices down so families can enjoy not only a day at the fair, but as many days as they can.
“This event is for them. Not only do we want to make it affordable, but we want to give them as much entertainment as possible.”
That’s important to the fair board, whose members volunteer their time and energy to plan, promote and produce the event every year.
“We have continued to put money toward the overall entertainment of our fair,” said Steven Pfeiffer, the entertainment chairman. “Our goal is to make the overall family experience outstanding and that families literally get the most bang for their bucks.”
That includes the concerts that are geared toward the fair-goers. This year’s lineup is:
- 24: Jarrod Birmingham, followed by the Josh Abbott Band.
- 29: Jake Hooker and the Outsiders
- 30: Chris Salinas, followed by Jason Cassidy
- 1: Bleu Edmondson, followed by Whiskey Myers
“I think we have an exciting lineup of concerts this year,” said Dustin Standley, vice president of the fair board. “These acts are going to be just what people want. This is going to be fast-paced music that we all love and enjoy, and it’s going to have a distinct Texas flavor.”
To make everything more comfortable to fair-goers, there is additional parking at the rear of the fairgrounds, which will be marked by signage.
“We are really working hard to make this experience as great as possible for everyone,” Standley said.