Montgomery County Fair & Rodeo

When

April 17, 2024    
All Day

Where

Montgomery County Fairgrounds
9333 Airport Rd, Conroe, Tx, 77303

Event Type

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Since 1957 our community has come together in support of the youth of this great county through the Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo. During that time, our Fair, Rodeo and BBQ Cook-Off have grown tremendously….

See Website for Details: https://mcfa.org/

Montgomery County’s largest event will span 10 days April 11-21 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds north east of Conroe. In 2023, the event drew a record 75,000-plus people to the grounds.

Here is what to know about the 2024 edition:

Opening day

The first day of the fair is April 11. New this year, Senior Citizen’s Day will take place on the first day of the 10-day event. It was typically held the Tuesday of fair week.

The event is at 9 a.m. at the Lone Star Convention Center and it draws senior groups from across Montgomery County where the various groups crown a king and queen.

Senior adults may also submit their handicrafts and baked goods for judging. Opening day continues that night with the carnival from 4 to 11 p.m.

Rodeo weekend

The fair really gets rolling on April 12 with Sunshine Day where special needs students enjoy the fair during the day and livestock and non-livestock judging begins.

A Cowboy’s Professional Rodeo Association rodeo is set for 6 p.m. at the Woodforest Bank arena. Following the rodeo country band Jason Boland & The Stragglers perform on the grounds. The concert is included with admission price.

On April 13, judging continues through the day and for the first time a classic car show will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near Woodforest Bank arena.

That night, a Cowboy’s Professional Rodeo Association rodeo will again take place at 6 p.m. A concert with Danielle Bradbery, the 2013 winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” will be on the grounds after the rodeo.

On April 14, a cowboy church service is at 10 a.m. and a ranch rodeo featuring working cowboys from Montgomery and surrounding counties is at 1:30 p.m.

Fair Queen

The Montgomery County Fair Queen will be crowned during the April 13 rodeo at 6 p.m. and she and the queen court will participate in the events of the fair throughout the week.

The 2024 candidates include Addyson Swann — Lake Creek FFA; Ainsley Stewart — Conroe FFA; Callie Whippo — College Park FFA; Carli Long — Grand Oaks FFA; Debborah Mendez — Lake Creek FFA; Dena Digs — Champion 4H; Eleanor Steele — Montgomery County 4H Horsemanship Club; Elizabeth Spradling — Fur & Feathers 4H; Evie Ragas — The Woodlands FFA; Faith Nichols — Montgomery County 4H Dog Club; Jessica Skelton — Fur & Feathers 4H; Jessie Merriwether — College Park FFA; Kaya Daigle — Montgomery FFA; Kaylee Corley — Willis FFA; Korrine Naleway — Trails End 4H; Kylee Gregory — Shining Star 4H; Madelyn O’Connor — Montgomery County 4H; Meridith Cox — Conroe 4H; Michayla Hall — Conroe FFA; Morghan Lillard — Conroe FFA; Riley Kerr — Montgomery FFA; Rylee Billingsley — Montgomery FFA; Summer Grimm — Magnolia West FFA and Vivian Ruiz — Grand Oaks FFA.

During the week

Livestock judging continues through the week and admission to the grounds is free Monday through Thursday. Special events during the week include the Non-Livestock Auction at 7 p.m. April 15, a team roping event at 7 p.m. April 16, the Junior Livestock Auction at 6:30 p.m. April 17, Ladies Night with dueling pianos music at 6 p.m. April 18 and a teen dance from 6 to 10 p.m. April 18.

Barbecue cook-off weekend

At 2 p.m. April 19, the fair’s barbecue cook-off commences and continues into the late hours of April 20 at the fair. This year’s cook-off includes 147 teams with booths throughout the grounds.

Awards for best barbecue will be at 6:30 p.m. April 20. Other awards like “Best Dress Port O Can” and “Most Imaginative” will be presented. A washer and cornhole tournament will also be a part of the weekend.

The fair closes its 2024 run with El Dia de La Familia Hispana featuring bands starting at noon April 21.

What to know if you go

On the Montgomery County Fair website, there’s a “Know Before You Go” tab with basic information about the event. A ticket is required April 12-14 and April 19-20.

Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the gate for those age 12 and older. Tickets for children ages 5-11 are $5. Children younger than 5 are admitted for free. A $5 parking fee will be required April 12-14 and April 19-21. Parking may also be paid online in advance.

For El Dia de La Familia Hispana, tickets are $20 online and $25 at the gate. Children younger than 12 are able to enter for free.

No parking fees are charged during the week.