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Aug 25-28 (Thurs. – Sun.) 2016


Midland County Fair

“Reviving the Tradition”
Discontinued during tough economic times in the 1960’s, a group of passionate citizens brought back the Midland County Fair, Aug 19-22, 2010. With the blessings and assistance of Midland County, The City of Midland and generous sponsors and devoted volunteers the new fair offers a fun, high profile, high quality “traditional” annual fair!

The Mission of the MCF is produce a traditional, annual, family fair showcasing the agricultural, educational and entertainment in the West Texas Region.  The Fair will develop and emphasize the educational connection between agricultural and the community while showcasing talents, skills and aspirations of our youth and community. and the fair will benefit participating area youth and community organizations through numerous scholarship opportunities. Blue Ribbons will be awarded in the spirit of competition

At only a $5 ticket, the MCF is by far the best “price/value” for family fun entertainment in the area.
The return of the Fair in 2010 hosted approximately 4,500 people. Since that opening year the fair has tripled attendance and now welcomes over 16,000 attendees annually. An impressive increase for the newest fair in the State!  The Fair Team is working hard, to insure all 16,000 visitors return each year with memories of the great experience they experienced, and continue to bring their families back year after year!


The Home to the MCF is the Midland County Horseshoe Arena & Pavilion. This “Multipurpose” Venue serves as Midland County’s premier entertainment venue.  The Full-Service, versatile 100+ acre complex offers both indoor and outdoor facilities and amenities. As Midland’s most popular venue, the Horseshoe hosts over 200 events annually with over 150,000 people through the doors. The MCF is proud to be recognized as one of the Horseshoe’s showcase events.

Horseshoe Arena & Pavilion
Mail: PO Box 1660
Midland, Texas 79702
Deliveries: 2514 Arena Tr.
Midland, Texas 79701
432-682-1300   866-471-7463
Fax:  432-683-1303

Michael R. Dooley
– CEO, President DMC, CFE
Rick Woody-Venue Director
Tammy Dooley – DMC
Vice President Marketing & Promotions
MCF Executive Director
Stan Allen – Promotions Director


Who is the MCF

The Midland County Fair Executive Board of Directors drafts and approves the Midland County Fair operating budget and is responsible for developing the policies and procedures for the execution of the Midland County Fair. The Midland County Fair Steering Committee & Activity Directors develop the strategies and implement the plan to execute the four-day fair.  Planning for the MCF is a year-round process, the committees meet monthly, host annual workshops, attend TAF&E for educational growth and host individual planning sessions. The Midland County Fair is a 501C4 organization.

Fair Board of Directors

Past President   Jose “Bo” Zertuche – Chair   Director   Dedi Rountree
President   A. Zan Matthies Jr. Ph. D.   Director   Angela Joiner
Executive Director   Tammy L. Dooley        

Fair Steering Committee Chairs & Activity Directors:

Steering Committee

Logistics    Rick Woody
Events/Activities   Tammy Dooley
Entertainment   Frank Gonzales/Tim Dorn/Stan Allen
Vendors   Stephanie Gomez/Tammi Bird
Safety/Security/Emg. Mgmt   Safety/Security/Emg. Mgmt
Sponsorship   Tammy Dooley/Dedi Rountree
Marketing/Advertising/Publicity    Tammy Dooley/Dedi Rountree
Hospitality    Tim Dorn
Awards   Dedi Rountree
Education   Paula Morrison
County/City Liaison   Mike Dooley
Legal/Insurance   Tammy Dooley
Volunteers   Laura Valenzuela

Activity Directors

Lamb & Goat Show   Kodie & Brent Hoover
Petting Zoo   Tammy Dooley
Car Show   Bronna Sanders/Rick Neely
West TX Tractor   Mike Leverington
Barrel Racing Event   Tex-Mex Barrel Racing Association
Team Roping   Teddy Inskeep
Chase Quine Memorial Bull Riding   Dickie Williams & Associates/Jake Quine/Kristin Quine
Cowboy Mounted Shooters Comp.   Jake Ussery/Tim Cowan
Wright Carnival   John Ring
Creative Arts Exhibits & Competition   Nina Willis & Paula Morrison
Charro Extravaganza   Alfredo Grimaldo
Little Miss Midland County Fair   Viviana Solis
Free Competitions, Food Eating, Etc.   Linda Ireland
Pet Porch   Dedi Rountree
Monster Trucks   Jerry & Amy Perry
Roller Derby   Laura Retzer
Master Gardens   Lucy Geib/Mona Michaelis
Motorcycle Show   Michael Hunt

Fair Volunteers and Planning Hours

The MCF takes months of planning and hours of volunteer support. Starting immediately after the fair, the MCF Executive Board, Steering Committee, Activity Directors, Committees and Volunteers began meeting and planning for the next annual fair. Since opening in 2010 the board and activity directors have devoted over 3,000+ volunteer hours each year to the success of the fair.  Additionally, volunteers from individual citizens to organizations embrace the event and provide critical volunteer support during the planning process and hard work during the week of the fair. An estimated 100+ volunteers donate their time and talent annually and the number continues to grow as the fair becomes more visible. This endeavor would not be possible without their support. The Midland County Fair encourages everyone to become involved.

Returning & New Attractions in 2016

Live Regional Entertainment on 3Stages – NEW HORSESHOE PAVILION AMPHITHEATRE STAGE!
Featuring Michael Salgado in Concert Friday, August 26!
Blue Ribbon Competitions including Food Eating Competition

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition (2 Days)
Petting Zoo (Thurs. – Sun.)
Team Roping Event-Pre Fair Event
Barrel Racing Event-Opening Night
Vendor Exhibits – SHOPPING
Little Miss Midland County Fair  Sat.  
Lamb & Goat Show-Pre Fair Event
Creative Arts Including, Photography, Arts & Crafts, Cooking Exhibits
Tractor Show & Pull
Motorcycle Show
Pet Porch – Adoptions and Fundraising
Charreada Rodeo – A Sunday Favorite!
Cotton Candy Land
Featured Carnival Midway!
…and the Chase Quine Memorial Bull Riding Spectacular Event in the Main Arena (Fri & Sat Nights)!
New in 2016…Motorcycle Show and
               Buckaroo Bootcamp….

A BIG Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors:

All American Chevrolet   CBS 7 – My TV 16 – ICA Radio   Midland County
Midland County Horseshoe Arena   Dooley Management Company   West Texas Radio Group
South Plains Implement   Grady’s Rentals   Doubletree by Hilton
Derksen Portable Buildings   Cactus Signs   Alldredge Gardens
A1 Signs & Engravers   Safeguard/Rainbow Press   HEB
City of Midland   Maverick Productions   Grande Communications
Clint Russel Photography   Midland Co-Op   Midland Conv. & Visitors Bureau
SouthWest Bank   NewsWest 9    Ritchie Bros Auctioneers
Citadel Security   KMID Big 2    
Texas A&M Extension   Permian Basin Master Gardeners    

Special Thank You to our Chase Quine Bull Riding Event Sponsors:

Apache   Bullseye Testing   Kincaid Enterprises
Midland Reporter Telegram   Cavenders Boot City   Kel-Tech
Burkholder Supplement   Cambrian Management/Alan Means   Quine Family & Friends
Allen Lang Home Improvements   Thompson Field Services   Kincaid Enterprises
KC Hayes Family   Burleson Oil & Gas/Ryan Hays   Dawson Geophysical
Diamond Tank   West Texas Supply   Bill Williams Tire
Wes Hughes/Silver Spur Energy   Hernco Fabrication    
KC Hayes        
Burleson Oil & Gas/Ryan Hays