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Welcome To Our Grayson County Texas Fair Website

Welcome to the 2014 Grayson County Fair website.  We hope you will join us this year, Oct 10 through the 12th of 2014 for the 20th annual fair.  One visit isn't enough, there will be special events and activities each day of the fair and we'd love to see you there.

The Grayson County fair is conducted by a hard working group of volunteers who work year round to share this opportunity with the citizens of Grayson County and surrounding areas.  After the fair is completed in October, the board will meet in November to review the successes and areas needed for improvement and start working on the next fair.  The Grayson County Fair is designed to appeal to all ages.  Only the livestock events are limited to youth only.  Adults and youth are invited to demonstrate their skills in the Creative Arts building.  The Fair Board does not own the grounds at Loy Lake Park where the fair is now conducted, they are rented from the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show Board for the week.   Volunteers are always welcome and necessary either as part of the fair board or just to help out during the week of the fair.

The history of the Grayson County Fair dates back to multiple events according to notes made by Judge Vaughan.  In 1868 the 1st fair was held in Sherman on south Rusk.  In 1869 the fair was held around Fairview.  Then, due to finances, the fair stopped until 1873 when they had a large crowd but again finances prevented them from the next fair until 1876 and the final fair was around 1879.  In 1915/1916 the fair was back only to be interrupted by World War I.  In 1920 a fair association was started and collaborated with Old Settlers park and the city of Sherman to erect some permanent structures at Old Settler's Park.  The Fair Association was incorporated in 1924 and the fair continued untl at least 1933 before stopping again.  In 1994, volunteers led by Ray Bledsoe and Harold Wright and many others worked hard to kick off the fair as we have it today.

Events » October 2014
9
Thu
8:00am – 10:00am
Last chance to turn in entries for the creative arts building. View Details
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Vendors can come in and set up their spaces this day before the fair opens. All vendors must be completely set up and ready for business when the fair opens on Friday at 5:00 pm. View Details
10
Fri
8:00am – 4:00pm
Set up must be complete and booths open for business by 4:50 pm. View Details
4:30pm – 5:00pm
The opening ceremony at the front gate to kick off the Grayson County Fair. Everyone is welcome to attend. View Details
5:00pm
Gates open for the Grayson County Fair at 5:00 pm. Carnival will remain open until midnight at the latest or until gates close if the customers have departed. The creative arts building and most of... View Details
5:00pm
Pride Amusements. View Details
11
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Livestock can start moving in and getting settled in their stalls. Lamb and Goat entries are accepted starting at 9:30 pm. Beef animals between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon. View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Entries for the youth Lamb and Goat show are accepted on site. View Details
8:00am – 5:00pm
3rd Annual Grayson County Fair BBQ Cookoff. 75% payout!. 1st, 2nd, place trophies + special prizes. Backyard BBQ style. View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Check in for youth Beef shows. View Details
10:30am – 12:30pm
Youth Goat show to be held in the small show arena. View Details
10:30am – 12:30pm
Youth lamb show to be held in the small show arena. View Details
10:30am – 12:30pm
Talent competition for the 2014 Little Miss or Mr. Grayson County Fair. This year the theme is __ View Details
12:00pm – 12:30pm
All paperwork for Heifer and Steer shows is due to the livestock office. View Details
12:00pm
Kiddie Rides will open at 9:00 am. All other Carnival rides will be operating from 12:00 noon til closing. View Details
1:00pm – 2:00pm
The Heifer show will be held in the small show arena. The Steer show will follow the heifer show. View Details
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Youth Steer show will follow the completion of the Heifer Show. This maybe be earlier or later than posted depending on how long the Heifer show takes to complete. View Details
12
Sun
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Cowboy Church will begin at 10:30 am but the actual gates for the fair and carnival will open at noon on Sunday and will close at 6:00 pm. The vendor booths will close about 5:00 pm and the creative... View Details
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Pride Amusements. Carnival wil open at 12:00 noon and run until closing at 6:00 pm. View Details
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Join us for our 1st annual Chili Cook off. View Details
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Annual competition of the little ones for the titles of Little Miss and Little Mr Grayson County Fair. Sunday is the Western Beauty Pageant. View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
NEW!!! Special Bread making contest celebrating Grayson County's Flour Mill History. Entry fee: $5.00 non - refundable. Breads must be pre-registered. A completed pre-registration form, recipe... View Details
1:30pm – 2:30pm
This annual fun event with people and their four legged friends is always a hit with the crowd. Bring your own well behaved and well trained pet and get on the stage and show them off. Or just sit... View Details
5:00pm – 5:45pm
(Entrants must present receipt - No items will be released early) View Details