What is the mission of the Brazoria County Fair Association?
The Brazoria County Fair Association's purpose is to provide opportunities for Brazoria County Youth to gain educational experiences through exhibition of livestock, art, science, rodeo, and other youth related projects. These experiences provide an opportunity for youth to gain financial support for higher education through the sales of these projects and through the BCFA Scholarship program.
What type of educational support does BCFA provide?
Since it's inception, 83 years ago, BCFA has generously awarded more than $3 million in higher education scholarships. We also facilitate approximately $500k annually through our 4 auctions that gets funneled back to the exhibitors. Annually, we give $1.25 million back to Brazoria County Youth and non- profits.
Is the Brazoria County Fair Association a charity?
The Brazoria County Fair Association is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural through exhibitions and presentation.
How do volunteers fit into the Brazoria County Fair Association?
The Brazoria County Fair Association only has 4 employees. The rest of our workforce is made up solely of Committee members.
Each Committee member donates an average of 55 hours of service to BCFA annually. Every single zip code in Brazoria County has committee members living in its neighborhoods.
ABOUT THE EVENTs
When is the World Class BBQ Cook-Off Contest?
The BCFA World Class BBQ Cook-off is scheduled for Friday, October 8, 2021 and Saturday, October 9, 2021. There will be 142 teams competing for bragging rights. Please visit our World Class BBQ Cook-Off website page for further details - BBQ Cook-Off
When is the Parade and how can I enter?
2021 BCFA Parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021. Please visit our website for a complete list of rules and deadlines. Persons riding on floats are invited by the float provider. Please visit our Parade website page for additional details - Parade
When are the Livestock shows held?
Exhibiting livestock is a huge part of the Fair. There are livestock events being held daily. For a full understanding of the livestock schedule of events and division rules, please visit our Livestock website page - Livestock
When is the CPRA Finals Rodeo?
The 2021 CPRA Finals are scheduled to be held in the Jack Phillips Rodeo Arena as follows:
Friday, Oct 15th at 6:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 16th at 6:00 pm
Sunday, Oct 17th at 1:00 pm
Please visit our CPRA Finals Rodeo webpage for further details - CPRA RODEO
What the hours the admission gates will be open for the 2021 BCFA Fair?
Weekday 9 am - 11 pm
Weekends 9 am - 12 pm
How do I volunteer on a Committee?
All Brazoria County Fair Committee volunteers must be members of BCFA. There are 2 types of memberships, Annual and Lifetime. Please visit our website membership page for further details. - Become a Member
How do I apply for a scholarship?
The Brazoria County Fair Association offers several different kinds of scholarships and eligibility requirements may vary. Please visit our Scholarship page on our website - Scholarship Opportunities
How do I partner with BCFA and become a Sponsor?
The Brazoria County Fair Association offers a wide range of different sponsorship levels to fit any budget. Please consider partnering with us and supporting the Youth of Brazoria County. Please visit our Sponsorship page on our website - 2021 Sponsorship Information
How do I register to become an auction buyer?
The Brazoria County Fair Association hosts 4 separate Auctions annually. We encourage anyone who is interested in supporting the Youth of Brazoria County as an auction buyer, to visit our Become A Buyer webpage - 2021 Sponsorship Information