Taylor County Expo Center

Taylor County Expo Center We are a popular destination for wedding receptions, fairs, horse/rodeo events, concerts, shows, quinceañeras and more. Have an event? Visit our website or give us a call!

Welcome to the Expo Center of Taylor County, home of the Western Heritage Classic and the West Texas Fair & Rodeo!! Our multi-use complex sits on 117 acres with ease of access from major highways. Designed to accommodate large crowds for festivals, fairs, concerts, seminars, and major horse events, our facility accommodates small to mid-size groups for events such as weddings, quinceañeras, seminars and club meetings. Feel free to call or stop by for a personal tour, or come be a part of the many events the center hosts with our many supporting volunteer groups such those who support the very popular West Texas Fair & Rodeo or the Western Heritage Classic.

07/17/2020
Texas High School Rodeo Association

Best of luck to the Texas High School Rodeo Association members that qualified to compete at the NHSRA Finals! They will be showing the world what Texas rodeo athletes are made of over the next 7 days in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Hosting these top notch athletes in June was just what we needed to kick off our summer season. This is a great video produced by Hooey to give you a small taste of the rodeo competition that took place in the Taylor Telecom Arena.
#Texastough #NHSFR2020EDITION #visitabilenetx

Thanks to Hooey for helping us relive all the state finals action. Another great Texas Finals is in the books and this one will definitely be remembered forever 😜!

Please continue to follow our social media pages as well as our website as these will be some of the first platforms, we...
07/08/2020

Please continue to follow our social media pages as well as our website as these will be some of the first platforms, we will utilize to post updates and other information.

As we all look to September for the 2020 West Texas Fair and Rodeo, we wanted to keep our community, both near and far, up to date on how we are currently moving forward. We are moving forward, determined to host our beloved fair & rodeo. The Board and Staff of the West Texas Fair and Rodeo value the health of visitors and surrounding community as well as our guests’ experiences, so we will continue to work diligently to survey the current conditions and prepare our facilities and staff to produce a successful as well as safe and clean event at our fairgrounds, in accordance with all federal, state, and local mandates.

We recognize both the economic and emotional impact our event has on Abilene as well as those who participate and compete at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo. We hold this responsibility near our hearts as we make decisions moving forward. We are aware that some aspects of this year’s fair will look different than year’s past, but quality will remain the same.

Please continue to follow our social media pages as well as our website as these will be some of the first platforms, we will utilize to post updates and other information.

07/06/2020
American Junior Shorthorn Association

Check out this video to learn how youth livestock exhibitors benefit from competing at junior national breed shows. We were proud to host the American Junior Shorthorn Association as they chose to Visit Abilene, Texas for their Junior Nationals. We take pride in helping facilitate these great experiences for our nation's future leaders. #makeithappenmonday #visitabilene #growexpo

Who else is missing Texas? Please enjoy this recap video from the 2020 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference.

Happy birthday to the United States of America! May you have a wonderful day celebrating this great date in history with...
07/04/2020

Happy birthday to the United States of America! May you have a wonderful day celebrating this great date in history with friends and family. We also would like to tip our hats to those giving of their time to serve the citizens of our great community on this day. Thank you. #godblesstheusa

As we celebrate the birth of the United States of America this weekend we are proud to offer FREE parking to watch the 2...
07/03/2020

As we celebrate the birth of the United States of America this weekend we are proud to offer FREE parking to watch the 2020 WesTex Connect Fireworks Spectacular Saturday evening. Our general parking lot directly off of E. South 11th Street will be open for spectators free of charge. We are thankful for the opportunity to observe Independence Day with a beautiful fireworks display. Please continue to practice social distancing and abide by the Governor's Executive Order as of July 2, 2020.

Please see the text below for complete event update.

(Abilene, Texas USA) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In cooperation with the City of Abilene, the 2020 WESTEX CONNECT Fireworks Spectacular continues... "The SHOW must go on!!"

Help us Celebrate America's Independence Day at the 2020 WESTEX CONNECT Fireworks Spectacular with social distancing and wearing a mask!

The WESTEX CONNECT Fireworks Spectacular, launches into the night sky, 10pm, Saturday, July 4, from the Zoo Festival Gardens.

The Abilene Zoo will be open for ticketed customers, wear a mask and use social distancing at all times.

Unfortunately, due Covid-19 Sharon's BBQ dinner has been cancelled. However, Sharon's BBQ will provide a gift coupon to be used at a future date for your convenience.

Any Abilene Freedom Festival ticket holder is welcome to join us at the Zoo Festival Gardens, we are happy to honor the AFF tickets.

Please feel free to observe the 2020 WESTEX CONNECT Fireworks Spectacular from your front porch, your car, the Expo parking lot, PE Shotwell Stadium north parking lot, or from the very best seats in Abilene, the Zoo Festival Gardens.

For tickets call the WTC hotline 3 2 5 - 7 9 4 - 1 7 1 7 or log onto www.wtconnect.com

Champion Drive-Jr. National Shorthorn Show!  24 states represented, over 300 youth exhibitors, over 600 head of cattle. ...
06/27/2020

Champion Drive-Jr. National Shorthorn Show! 24 states represented, over 300 youth exhibitors, over 600 head of cattle. Thank you for bringing your show to Visit Abilene, Texas!!! Our second show in the Taylor Telecom Arena!

Renovations to the Taylor County Coliseum continue!!  Can’t wait to see the changes!!!
06/26/2020

Renovations to the Taylor County Coliseum continue!! Can’t wait to see the changes!!!

Happy to have hosted the Texas Shorthorn Association Show yesterday.  We are looking forward to the National Jr. Shortho...
06/21/2020

Happy to have hosted the Texas Shorthorn Association Show yesterday. We are looking forward to the National Jr. Shorthorn Show this week! Welcome youth and families from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin!!! Good luck!

Follow along online as we welcome the Texas Junior Shorthorn Association members to the Taylor Telecom Arena!
06/19/2020

Follow along online as we welcome the Texas Junior Shorthorn Association members to the Taylor Telecom Arena!

The stage is set for the Texas Junior Shorthorn Association State Preview Show inside the brand new Taylor Telecom Arena at the Taylor County Expo Center.

Live coverage starts at 9:30 tomorrow morning.

The “real” signs were installed in Taylor Telecom Arena!  Thanks to Double Diamond Signs.
06/18/2020

The “real” signs were installed in Taylor Telecom Arena! Thanks to Double Diamond Signs.

Latest aerial photos compliments of Lee Lewis Construction.  Parkhill Smith & Cooper, Priefert Complex Designs, LLC
06/16/2020

Latest aerial photos compliments of Lee Lewis Construction. Parkhill Smith & Cooper, Priefert Complex Designs, LLC

Texas High School Rodeo Association
06/13/2020

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Canyon Bass the 2020 Texas State Champion in the bull riding . Canyon rounded out the week with an 80 point ride in the short go.
Canyon will be joined by Cutter Kaylor, Riggen Hughes, and Ezequiel Martinez to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

Texas High School Rodeo Association
06/13/2020

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Caleb Green and Coda Myers the 2020 Texas State Champions in the team roping . Caleb and Coda have led the pack all week, and finished out with a 6.22 second run in the short-go.
Caleb & Coda will be joined by Colton Greene & Cowboy Porras, Kaden Profili & Jayse Tettenhorst, and Slade Baumann & Logan Martin to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

06/13/2020
Texas High School Rodeo Association
06/13/2020

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Gus Gaillard the 2020 Texas State Champion in the saddle bronc riding . Gus had a HUGE 83 point ride in the short go to secure the title.
Gus will be joined by Benny Proffitt, Cale Newman, and Miguel Pena to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

Texas High School Rodeo Association
06/13/2020

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Josie Conner the 2020 Texas State Champion in the breakaway roping . Josie's 2.4 second run in the short-go secured the top spot.
Josie will be joined by Aspen Miller, Rylee Reina, and Ellie Schreck to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck ladies!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

Texas High School Rodeo Association
06/13/2020

Texas High School Rodeo Association

A huge thank you to Dr. Tandy Freeman for not only sponsoring THSRA, but for sending us the amazing Doug Olle to care for our athletes this week!

Texas High School Rodeo Association
06/13/2020

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Connor Atkinson the 2020 Texas State Champion in the calf roping . Connor smoked the competition with a 7.950 second run in the short-go, making him the fastest time of the week.
Connor will be joined by Riley Webb, Trevor Hale, and Kincade Henry to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

The Grand Finale Steer Show
06/13/2020

The Grand Finale Steer Show

WOW, y’all this thing just keeps getting better:

A tremendous & heart-felt thank you to Ryder Day & Holly Thomas for matching funds to provide Big Checks to our Top 5 selections at The Grand Finale!

What leadership and camaraderie these two exemplify. And with the current state of chaos we see outside our show circle, it makes us so proud to highlight their contribution toward the GOODNESS of the livestock program!

If you feel compelled to sponsor Breed awards, Showmanship prizes, or a host of others, please contact us! We need as many contributors as possible to properly reward our 2020 exhibitors!

Join us in Abilene at the Taylor County Expo on July 24-26 for THE GRAND FINALE steer show!

Texas High School Rodeo Association
06/13/2020

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Kolt Dement- BACK-TO-BACK State Championships in the bareback riding . Kolt scored a huge 83 point ride in the short-go.
Kolt will be joined by Kash Martin, Bradlee Miller, and Kade Berry to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

Texas High School Rodeo Association
06/13/2020

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Landris White- the 2020 Texas State Champion in the steer wrestling. Landris had a smokin' 4.090 second run in the short-go.
Landris will be joined by Max Mathis, Chris Dixon, and Colin Fox to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck boys!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

Texas High School Rodeo Association
06/13/2020

Texas High School Rodeo Association

Congratulations to Alli Cadwallader, the 2020 Texas State Champion in the barrel racing. Alli ran past the competition with a 15.420 second run in the short-go.
Alli will be joined by Bradi Good, Karsyn Daniels, and Sally Love to compete at Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Good luck ladies!
To watch the short-go live check out https://victorylapclips.com.
For full State Finals results at https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

We wanted to wish all @thsra competitors that didn’t make the short go a huge congratulations on persevering through thi...
06/12/2020

We wanted to wish all @thsra competitors that didn’t make the short go a huge congratulations on persevering through this season with so many unknowns. If you were watching these student athletes you could tell that they didn’t take a day off preparing for the Finals. It’s truly an honor to have you all at our facilities this week and see with our own eyes how resilient you are. Best of luck down the road! Short Go is tomorrow morning, tune in online at victorylapclips.com #ontheroadagain #texasstrong #visitabilene

Checking their standings. It’s an honor to watch these student athletes compete and leave their best out on the @taylor_...
06/11/2020

Checking their standings. It’s an honor to watch these student athletes compete and leave their best out on the @taylor_telecom Arena floor. Short-go is in their sights as we approach Saturday and the top 15 for each division will compete for top honors. #texastough #thsrafinals2020

06/11/2020
Texas High School Rodeo Assoc.

Texas High School Rodeo Assoc.

Wednesday had some Round 1 leaderboard upsets.
⭐️Barrels- Alli Cadwallader 15.390
⭐️Bulls- Cutter Kaylee
⭐️Bareback- Bradlee Miller & Rhody Miles joined Kade Berry for a tie for 1st
⭐️Brought to you by @purina

06/11/2020
Texas High School Rodeo Assoc.

Texas High School Rodeo Assoc.

Lonestar Transmissions would like to welcome Regions I & VI today at our mobile check-in! Don't forget to look in your Purina bag for gifts and offers from our sponsor team!
#thsrafinals2020 #thsra #nhsra #rodeo #studenathlete #horses #rodeo #abilene #taylorcountyexpo #checkin #curbside #fastmotionvideo

Texas High School Rodeo Assoc.
06/11/2020

Texas High School Rodeo Assoc.

Six regions down! Regions 4 & 9 competed in Round 2 this afternoon. We have round lead changes in the bareback riding, breakaway roping, bull riding, goat tying, poles, and steer wrestling.
To see the complete standings and race for the Top 15 visit: https://rodeoprogram.com/texashs/txfinals.htm

...well, it’s down...the view to the coliseum is spectacular!
06/10/2020

...well, it’s down...the view to the coliseum is spectacular!

06/09/2020
06/09/2020

More demo! Out with the old!!’

Phase 3 Grow Expo demolition continues in the Taylor County Coliseum!  It's busy out here and that's how we like it!
06/08/2020

Phase 3 Grow Expo demolition continues in the Taylor County Coliseum! It's busy out here and that's how we like it!

06/08/2020

Great news! Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals will be live-streaming this afternoon at 2 pm! Thanks to Jody Duggan, D & C Productions! https://victorylapclips.com/

This is the first bull loaded in the chutes - Aubrey’s Pet!
06/08/2020

This is the first bull loaded in the chutes - Aubrey’s Pet!

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1700 State Highway 36
Abilene, TX
79602

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(325) 677-4376

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Hi Y'all! New to the area. Horses are fat, furry & out of shape, but wanting to start checking out the locals events. Anything coming up soon? PFA
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Great warmup roping for the county roping
Great warm up for the county roping on SATURDAY
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