E-Newsletter - September 2017
65 Years of the G.O.A.T. for the 2017 Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo
Since its establishment in 1953, the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, has been bringing agriculture and entertainment to Central Texas. In honor of its commitment to agriculture and consistently being the greatest and largest event in the area, this year's theme is "65 Years of the G.O.A.T."

The Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo has spent the last 64 years being the Greatest of All Time. This year's fair runs from Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 14.

Gate admission to the Fair is $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 3 - 12 and free for ages 2 and under. If you are an avid carnival-goer and want to enjoy the rides nightly, a Funpass is the way to go. A 10-day Funpass can be purchased for $65 at participating CEFCO Convenience Stores as well as the Extraco Events Center Box Office. Check hotfair.com for daily promotions and offers.

In 2017, the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by HEB, will celebrate its 65th Anniversary! Over the past 64 years the Fair & Rodeo has offered Central Texas a place to come and support the community while enjoying the sights, sounds and smells that make the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo what it is!
2017 Kick Off Party
Come celebrate the 65th birthday of the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo, presented by H-E-B, at the 3rd Annual Kick Off Party on Friday, October 6th starting at 7 p.m. The Kick Off Party benefits the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Scholarship Fund.

And what's a party without food, drinks and music?! Party-goers will be dining under the big top by the Bud Light Music Stage with food provided by the always popular and local favorite George's. They can quench their thirst with a variety of beer or mixed drinks at the open bar while enjoying the musical stylings of a local favorite, Texas Country artist Wade Bowen and Nolan Pick Band.

Tickets are on sale now for $85 each which covers parking, gate admission to the Fair & Rodeo, dinner, drinks and entertainment. Get your tickets at the Extraco Events Center Box Office at 4601 Bosque Blvd. or by calling 254-224-8282.

All American ProRodeo Action Begins Saturday, October 7th!

Beginning Saturday, October 7, the All American ProRodeo Finals, presented by Pendleton Whisky, get underway. This is where you'll be able to see the year's top contestants compete for their share of $500,000 which will be awarded on the final night on Saturday, October 14.

Rodeo fans will need to purchase a ticket for the first and last Saturday night. The cost is $20 each for Reserved Balcony and Reserved Mezzanine seating (all seats are reserved; there are no general admission seats); and $30 each for Reserved Box Seating, which includes general admission to the Fair. Enthusiasts can catch the rodeo on Sunday, October 8; Tuesday, October 10; Wednesday, October 11; Thursday, October 12; and, Friday, October 13 with their general admission to the Fair. There will not be a rodeo on Monday, October 9.

Calendar of Events

Texas Fall Classic – Paint Horse Show
Extraco Show Pavilion
FREE Event

Luck of the Draw Fundraiser
Extraco Creative Arts Building

South 40 Trail – Lake Waco Qualifier
Lake Waco
Entry Required

Warm Up Series Reining
Extraco Show Pavilion
FREE Event

Heart of Texas (HOT) College Night
Extraco Exhibits Building
FREE Event

Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo
Extraco Events Center
Ticketed Event
Extraco Events Center,
Home of the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo
4601 Bosque Boulevard
Waco, Texas 76710
Phone: 254.776.1660
Fax: 254.776.1667