Hunt County Fair
Every April brings one the area’s largest attractions – the Hunt County Fair and Livestock Show. This annual fair celebrates the youth, agricultural, educational, economic, cultural and institutional strengths that make Hunt County and Greenville such a dynamic place. Every year the fair brings the very best in locally raised livestock, incredible entertainment, rides for young children as well as thrill seekers, and of course fantastic fair foods! The fair is located at 9800 Jack Finney Blvd and has an abundance of parking.
The primary purpose of the Hunt County Fair and Livestock Show is to conduct an annual celebration of the youth, agricultural, educational, economic, cultural and institutional strengths indigenous to our area with a special emphasis on agriculture. The Fair will offer various forms of affordable entertainment and amusement for families and friends, and showcase the talents, skills and aspiration of our youth. The Fair will also promote agricultural growth and awareness through educational programs, competitions in breeding and showing of livestock, and by promoting and supporting the education of local children by providing scholarships. The Fair administration will proficiently and effectively promote the ongoing use of the Fairgrounds to realize the full potential of the Fair as a leading center for exhibitions, trade shows, agricultural events, and cultural and entertainment productions. At the same time, the Fair administration will foster pride and maximize revenue while preserving the character and tradition of the Fair. ‘The Fair Boss’ has been the mascot of the Hunt County Fair & Livestock Show for over 40 years. The Fair Boss was purchased and donated by Harold Payne a few years after the fair began in 1967. At the time, Hereford cattle like The Fair Boss were the predominate cattle in the South and Southwest. Every year Fair Boss is posted up by the front entrance of the fair, greeting all those that come to enjoy this event in Hunt County. Come take a picture with The Fair Boss this year at the fair! Don’t forget to check out this place in Greenville too.
The Hunt County Fair Association promotes the ongoing use of the facilities and grounds throughout the year to help draw in community attractions, private events, agricultural events, trade shows, exhibitions, as well as cultural and entertainment productions. The Hunt County Fair Association offers many opportunities for the community to get involved. They welcome all organizations to participate with our non-profit organization in order to make a difference in our community. For over 40 years they have been celebrating the success of the Hunt County Fair & Livestock Show, which is made possible each year through the support of the volunteers throughout the years. Volunteers are an important part of the Hunt County Fair. If you have a skill to share or a passion for helping and being involved, they may have the perfect role for you. The specific volunteer areas can be referenced on our Volunteer Application Form. If you are ever in need of excavation, click here.