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May 31, 2023 - 00:00
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Saddle up and prepare to support Grimes County youth at the annual Grimes County Fair May 31 through June 10.

The weeklong event at the Grimes County Fair and Expo Center, 5220 Farm to Market Rd 3455 in Navasota, features live music, rodeo action, exhibitors and more.

FAIR SCHEDULE May 31 – June 2

Horse show events begin May 31, with lead line at 6 p.m. followed by team penning and sorting at 7 p.m. Horse speed events and top hand events are 6 and 7 p.m. June 2, working cow/reining and ranch trail events are scheduled for 6 and 7 p.m.

June 3

A complete day of fair action includes fair queen crowning, the kick-off dance featuring Little Texas, a kid’s rodeo and more. 9 a.m. In-county beef heifer show judging; 10 a.m. Kid’s rodeo; 12:30 p.m. Creative Arts judging; 6-8 p.m. Lion’s Club open for Food Prep sale items and produce and display of results; 8 p.m. Kick-Off Dance in main hall; 8:45 p.m. Fair Queen crowning.

June 4

Food preparation and food preservation sale and Creative Art project results will be in the Lions Club building from 2-7 p.m. The Cowboys Professional Pro Rodeo Association rodeo begins at 7 p.m. in the arena.

June 5

9:30 a.m. Judge Market Turkeys followed by Market Broilers; 12:30 p.m. Judge Creative Arts -Crafts, Fine Arts, Photography, Quilts, Needlework and Sewing 4 p.m. Judge Market Lamb Show followed by Market Goat Show; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lions Club opens for creative arts results.

June 6

10 a.m. Judge Market Rabbit Show; 6 p.m. Judge Market Swine.

June 7

8 a.m. Pee Wee Shows‐Goat, Lamb and Swine Shows; 9 a.m. Judge Pen of 3 Heifers followed by Pen of 3 Heifers Exhibitor Interviews; 10 a.m. Senior Citizens Day and Children’s Day; 2 p.m. Pen of 3 Heifers Awards in the Show Ring, Judge Ag Mechanics projects; 7 p.m. Judge Market Steers.

June 8

5:30 p.m. Buyer’s Social and Supper Presentations, Announcement of Scholarships, and other Awards; 6:30 p.m. Premium Sale.

June 9

6 p.m. Ranch Hand Rodeo; 6:30 p.m. Freezer Sale.

June 10

6:30 p.m. Stick Horse followed by Mutton Bustin; 7:30 p.m. Bull Buck‐Out.

Kick-off dance Little Texas brings their Big Time 30th Anniversary Tour to Grimes County June 3. In the early ’90s, as a new brand of country music was commanding the airwaves, there was a ‘First Time for Everything.’

With its debut album, Little Texas burst onto the scene with songs written, recorded, and performed exclusively by the members themselves, quickly becoming one of the top vocal bands of the decade. Thousands of shows and eight albums later (with over 7 million units sold), it’s easy to understand why the group earned the moniker “Hardest Working Band in Country Music.”

During its heyday, Little Texas racked up 12 Top 20 singles with seven Top 10s including “Some Guys Have All the Love,” “Amy’s Back In Austin,” “Kick a Little,” “You and Forever and Me.” They received multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM nominations, winning the ACM for Top Vocal Group of 1994.

In 2023, Little Texas is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their sophomore album, ‘Big Time’. The band’s breakthrough album was certified double-platinum and produced three consecutive No. 1 singles, “What Might Have Been,” God Blessed Texas,” and “My Love.”

Also joining Little Texas at the kick-off dance are Jon Wolfe and Jeff Canada. For more information about the fair, see the special Grimes County Pre-Fair section on pages 7-10 and visit www.grimescountyfair.