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The Inaugural Brazos Valley Fair & Expo announces the complete entertainment line-up for first Fair.


July 21, 2012, Bryan, Texas:

The Inaugural Brazos Valley Fair & Expo announces the complete entertainment line-up for first Fair.

Wednesday, September 5th

5:00pm Carnival Sneak Peek (discount night)

Thursday, September 6th

4:00pm Gates open to the general public

7:30pm CPRA Rodeo, slack performance

9:30pm Concert Performers - Cody Johnson Opening for Fred Andrews

                                                                        and Honeybrowne

Friday, September 7th

4:00pm Gates open to the general public

7:30pm CPRA Rodeo

9:30pm Concert Performer - Brandon Rhyder

Saturday, September 8th

10:00am Gates open to the general public

7:30pm CPRA Rodeo

9:30pm Concert Performer – Rick Trevino

Sunday, September 9th

11:00am Gates open to the general public

2:00pm Ranch Rodeo

3:00pm to 6:00pm Gospel Fest


Cody Johnson was voted “Male Vocalist of the Year” at the 2011 Texas Regional Radio Awards. A few of his hit singles include “Nobody to Blame”, “Pray for Rain”, and “Texas Kind of Way.”

Brandon Rhyder has a pop-rock voice, writes Country/Americana songs, and his band is loaded with southern rock and country influence. A few of his hits include “Have I Waited Too Long”, “Battery”, “Freeze Frame Time”, and his reworking of the Don Williams hit “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good”.

Honeybrowne has made its mark on the Texas music scene. Fred Andrews is “a master of witty wordplay and pithy turns of phrase with a winning ability to write real emotion out of a lyric.” Singer, songwriter and group leader Fred Andrews and his musical companions come by their sound and success honestly, drawing from a rich palette of inspirations. A few of their hits include “Texas Angel”, “Beautiful Waste of Time”, and “Let the Music Play”.

Rick Trevino signed with Columbia Records in 1991 and soon after produced a gold album and several number one/Top Ten singles including “She Can’t Say I Didn’t Cry” and “Learning as You Go.”

The fair includes entertainment for all ages; an open stage with performances throughout the day, rodeos, con­certs, and strolling clown acts. The carnival will occupy more than 5 acres and offer about 40 rides. Grounds attractions will include a petting zoo, pony rides, pig races and mechanical bull. Winning entries from the Youth Western Art Show will be on display and young people will be encouraged to compete in the Food Challenge Contest that will be held on Saturday morning (Entry forms can be found online at As part of our commitment to education, the Fair will also have Southwest Dairy’s Milking Demonstra­tion, Soup Bone Cattle Company’s Authentic Chuck Wagon, and the display “Corn is Everywhere”. Be sure to check the Fair website beforehand to plan your full schedule of fun.


Grounds Admission

•Adults: Ages 13 & Older $10.00

•Youth: Ages 4-12 $5.00

•Children: Ages 3 & Under Free

•Season Pass: Ages 4 & Older $25.00

Season tickets will go on sale starting in August at select locations around Bryan/College Station. Individual tickets will be available for purchase at the gates upon arrival to the Fair. Ticket prices include admission to the Fair Grounds, Rodeo, Live Entertainment and Attractions. Rides, Food/Beverage and Commercial Exhibit items purchased not included in admission price.


Parking on the Fair Grounds will be free to the general public; in addition, satellite parking will be available on select days with shuttle service to the Fair Grounds. View website for shuttle schedule.

The Inaugural Brazos Valley Fair runs Thursday, September 6th, through Sunday, September 9th. The Fair is a 501c3 non-profit, organized for educational, scientific and charitable purposes to encourage, promote and main­tain agricultural science, research, and educational functions. A scholarship program will be an integral part of the educational impact of the Fair. For more information, please visit

Media Contact: Fiona Lockhart, Brazos County Expo Marketing Coordinator

Phone: 979-821-1407 -

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