Rides, Rodeo & Tradition at the West TX Fair & Rodeo

West Texas Fair & Rodeo 2023: Daily Schedule of Excitement and Entertainment

Gather around, rodeo enthusiasts and fairgoers alike! The time is approaching for the West Texas Fair & Rodeo, a much-anticipated annual extravaganza that brings together the heart and soul of West Texas culture. Set against the rugged backdrop of Abilene, this ten-day event promises a captivating blend of rodeo prowess, creative arts, and thrilling carnival rides. Let's dive into the daily schedule to discover the excitement that awaits from September 7th to 16th.

Gate Admission and Rodeo Splendor

As the gates swing open, a world of wonder unfolds. Weekdays welcome you from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., while weekends extend the experience from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Notably, on September 13th, the fair extends its arms from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., granting you extra hours of enjoyment. A nominal fee grants entry: $8 for adults and $4 for students from kindergarten to college on weekdays, to $11 for adults on weekends. Please note that gate admission does not cover the Taylor Telecom Arena for the PRCA Rodeo.

The Rodeo Spectacle and Carnival Rides

Buckle up for rodeo action presented by Abilene Rental Center on September 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, and 16th at 7:30 p.m. Experience the thrill of bronco-busting and bull-riding as skilled riders and courageous cowboys showcase their talents in the Taylor Telecom Arena. You can secure your spot with reserved balcony seating at $15 for adults and $6 for ages 2 to college. Opt for the $20 reserved box seats for an unobstructed view of the rodeo excitement.

When it comes to carnival rides, the fun continues from September 7th to 16th. On weekdays, catch the carnival midway from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and on weekends, indulge from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy an array of rides that cater to all levels of thrill-seeking, with single tickets priced at $1 each. Kiddie rides require 2-4 tickets, while the more exhilarating ones demand 3-5 tickets.

Season Passes and Special Days

Season gate passes offer convenience and savings. Consider the student season gate pass at $50, or the adult season gate pass at $70. Alternatively, opt for the comprehensive carnival and gate season pass at $125 (available until September 6th, after which it increases to $135). A special honor is reserved for military heroes, with free gate admission extended to active, retired, and reserve members, along with their immediate families, upon presentation of a valid military ID.

A Journey Through the Fair's Delights

The fair is a symphony of experiences, blending tradition, culture, and fun. Your gate admission opens the door to captivating exhibits, engaging tractor pulls, and lively concerts. Your rodeo tickets, however, grant you access to the thrilling rodeo, tractor pulls, concerts, and all exhibits. Keep in mind that carnival ride tickets are an additional expense.

A Daily Escapade Through Tradition and Entertainment

From September 7th to 16th, each day brings a rich tapestry of events, including cattle shows, livestock displays, creative arts exhibitions, and musical performances. With educational experiences, lively contests, and delicious culinary offerings, every corner of the fairgrounds is alive with the spirit of West Texas.

Please remember that the schedule is subject to change, and all visitors are encouraged to check for updates to ensure an optimal experience. So mark your calendars, rally your friends and family, and embark on an unforgettable journey at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo. Experience the true essence of West Texas as you immerse yourself in this annual celebration of heritage and community.


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