7th Annual MIDLAND COUNTY FAIR
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
|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:
|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|
|County/City Liaison||Mike Dooley|
|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
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
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|
|Burleson Oil & Gas/Ryan Hays|