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.

Established in 1996 for youth 18 and under as of January 1, the Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) is devoted...
11/15/2019

Established in 1996 for youth 18 and under as of January 1, the Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) is devoted to helping the youth reach their desired potential through education, leadership, conferences, scholarship programs, and exhibition opportunities at national, regional and junior sanctioned shows. Don't miss this event at the Taylor County Expo Center November 16, 2019!

Thank you Veterans!
11/11/2019

Thank you Veterans!

Lone Star Steer Ropers Association
11/07/2019

Lone Star Steer Ropers Association

ATTENTION ROPERS
Our 2019 Finals is THIS WEEKEND November 9th & 10th in Abilene, Texas at the Taylor County Expo Center. 54 Total Entries.

Saturday the 9th-We will start at 1 p.m. with the A Division followed by the B & C Divisions. Steak dinner at Joe Allens at 7 p.m. (Board of Directors will be announced)

Sunday the 10th-We will start at 10 a.m. with the A Division followed by the B & C Divisions (Ropers awards & pics will be after each division)

AWARDS
$3000 Added ($1000 each division)
Year End 1st-3rd
Average 1st-2nd
Horse of the Year (each division)
Producer of the year
**POINTS DOUBLE AT THE FINALS**
ROUNDS 20*16*12*8*4
AVERAGE 40*36*32*28*24

ENTERED ROPERS: Fees are $930 A, $880 B, & 800 C. We take CASH, CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS.
Dinner is 25 a meal for your plus ones, twos or threes!
L.S.S.R.A. will cover contestants meal. Please bring your current coggins with you. PLEASE SEE THE EVENT PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS.
******if you are not on the entered list please call me ASAP 254-979-2343******

Seating framework installation on the west side of the building is going up fast, along with the insulation and roof on ...
11/06/2019

Seating framework installation on the west side of the building is going up fast, along with the insulation and roof on the west concourse.

The Multi-Purpose Arena is getting closer To completion every day! We are excited to have the new facilities that will h...
11/06/2019

The Multi-Purpose Arena is getting closer To completion every day! We are excited to have the new facilities that will host the future Rodeos for the Western Heritage Classic and West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas
11/05/2019

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas

Join us on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 10am-2pm at the Taylor County Expo Center in the Exhibit Hall for the Hiring Red, White, & YOU! Job Fair. This event is completely FREE & open to the public with priority access for current and prior military, their spouses, and family members. With nearly 70 employers slated to participate, this is an excellent opportunity for job seekers of all skill levels, talents & experience to explore available careers. Visit www.workforcesystem.org/hrwy for more info & to pre-register!

Western Heritage Classic
11/01/2019

Western Heritage Classic

💥💥Mark your calendars💥💥 for May 7-10, 2020❗️The 36th Annual Western Heritage Classic will be back at the Taylor County Expo Center! 🤠#188Days

Stock Horse of Texas
10/24/2019

Stock Horse of Texas

This is the tentative schedule for the Western Horseman Stock Horse World Show & Derby for Friday & Saturday's show. We are getting some late entries and a few scratches so these times could adjust some the day of the show. Please check in with each arena to know if they are running ahead or behind schedule.

Stock Horse of Texas
10/22/2019

Stock Horse of Texas

We are getting things set up for a great Western Horseman Stock Horse World Show & Derby! We will be ready to see your smiling faces at 2pm on Wednesday! No stalls/RVs will be accessible until then. Stalls & RV are first come, first serve for the World Show. **Please bring a separate check for stalls/RVs!** When you arrive, please enter at Gate 5, from the Loop 322 Service Road.

Concourse roofs are installed!
10/18/2019

Concourse roofs are installed!

Get ready for the Stock Horse of Texas at the Taylor County Expo Center! Visit Abilene, Texas October 24 - 27 to see thi...
10/18/2019

Get ready for the Stock Horse of Texas at the Taylor County Expo Center! Visit Abilene, Texas October 24 - 27 to see this great event!

Here’s a glimpse at a portion of the $70,000 in awards that will be presented next weekend at the Western Horseman Stock Horse World Show & Derby! 56 custom designed buckles from Skyline Silversmiths. We are taking late entries in both the World Show, Derby and Ranching Heritage Challenge. Don’t miss out on a great time and a ton of prizes!

Watching the roof go up on the building was fun, but these pictures....WOW!  Thank you to Lee Lewis Construction for tak...
10/17/2019

Watching the roof go up on the building was fun, but these pictures....WOW! Thank you to Lee Lewis Construction for taking and sharing these photos with us!

Governor’s Office report: Travel spending grows in Abilene
10/17/2019
Governor’s Office report: Travel spending grows in Abilene

Governor’s Office report: Travel spending grows in Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (News Release) — The Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism has released its 2018 data for Texas Travel Industry Impact by Metro Statistical Area, and Abilene’s e…

Today we say goodbye to Ann Bruggeman, Expo Center bookkeeper. Ann has served the Expo Center for 11 years, always with ...
10/16/2019

Today we say goodbye to Ann Bruggeman, Expo Center bookkeeper. Ann has served the Expo Center for 11 years, always with a smile on her face. She’s running blissfully into retirement. She will be missed!

10/15/2019

Last roof pieces installed today.

Latest construction update!
10/14/2019

Latest construction update!

Big Country Master Gardeners
10/10/2019

Big Country Master Gardeners

From yesterday to today - it’s beginning to look like a plant sale!

Phase 2 Construction of the Multi-Purpose facility! Visit Abilene, Texas
10/08/2019
Phase 2 Construction video with logo

Phase 2 Construction of the Multi-Purpose facility! Visit Abilene, Texas

This is "Phase 2 Construction video with logo" by Michael Young on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Don't miss the Big Country Master Gardeners plant sale on October 12th!
10/07/2019

Don't miss the Big Country Master Gardeners plant sale on October 12th!

It’ll be here soon! Hope to see you Saturday, October 12th, 8:00 a.m. 🌺🌼🍁🦋

Thank you to Jim and Jean Ward and all the crew that put on the Seniors Team Ropings.
10/04/2019

Thank you to Jim and Jean Ward and all the crew that put on the Seniors Team Ropings.

Construction in progress photos courtesy of Parkhill Smith & Cooper. Lee Lewis Construction, Priefert Complex Design
10/04/2019

Construction in progress photos courtesy of Parkhill Smith & Cooper. Lee Lewis Construction, Priefert Complex Design

Abilene Special Roping
10/02/2019

Abilene Special Roping

The top 10 to the Abilene Special Breakaway short round received a beautiful trophy pendant. These cowgirls roped so tough!! Here’s there times after two rounds:
Morgan Breaux 5.86
Hope Thompson 6.08
Madison Milligan 6.42
Rylie Smith 6.46
Kayelen Helton 6.7
Kelsie Chace 6.82
Jordan Jo Fabrizio 6.95
Brooke Ezell 7.20
Lari Dee Guy 7.63
Jamie Marcrum 7.83

All this steel went up this morning!!  Thank you Lee Lewis Construction!!
10/01/2019

All this steel went up this morning!! Thank you Lee Lewis Construction!!

Don't miss Dittos for Kiddos, Inc. October 2-5 in the Round Building and Modern Living Mall!
09/30/2019

Don't miss Dittos for Kiddos, Inc. October 2-5 in the Round Building and Modern Living Mall!

💕🛍💕We’ve got the MOTHERLOAD of savings friends!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻Sneak peek of Day 2 of drop off with more to go!!!

👀ALMOST sold out of EARLY shopping passes here::: ‪http://www.dittosforkiddos.com/presale-information/‬

Public Shopping - Free Admission

Wed, Oct 2 from 7pm-10pm
Thu, Oct 3 from 10am-8pm
Fri, Oct 4 from 9am-6pm - 25% off day
Sat, Oct 5 from 9am-5pm - 50% off day

Taylor County Fairgrounds (Round Building) 1700 HWY 36 – Abilene, TX 79602

Abilene Special Roping
09/30/2019

Abilene Special Roping

Great competition, great people and lots of fun at the inaugural Abilene Special!! Thank you to all who participated and contributed in any way!! It takes an army of awesome people.
Thank you to our amazing sponsors!!
Resistol
Cactus Saddlery
Cactus Ropes
YETI
Outlaw Spirit
Wrangler Network
Wrangler
Joe Allen's Pit BBQ
Fuzzy's Taco Shop
West Texas Veterinary Supply
Shelley Productions
Taylor County Expo Center
Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau

Thank you for having this fabulous 4 days of roping in Visit Abilene, Texas!  See you next year!
09/30/2019

Thank you for having this fabulous 4 days of roping in Visit Abilene, Texas! See you next year!

Saturday at the WSTR Abilene
World Series of Team Roping
Taylor County Expo Center

Abilene Special Roping
09/29/2019

Abilene Special Roping

The #11 RMSTRONG roping was held in honor of Kelly/Miller Robyn Tivis Miller and family!! Thank you for the outpouring of love for them!! Pictured with friends Kent Haley and Barry Berg

Bruce Brandon
Lucchese
Wrangler Network
Wrangler

Abilene Special Roping
09/29/2019

Abilene Special Roping

Thank you Western Horseman magazine for sponsoring the Abilene Special All Girl Breakaway fast time in each round awards!!
Here is round 1 winner Calli Harvey.
Congrats cowgirl!!

Abilene Special Roping
09/29/2019

Abilene Special Roping

The All Around Cowgirl Saddle and Buckle were awarded to the highest money earner that entered both the All Girl Team Roping and Breakaway Roping! The inaugural winner was Kelsie Chace placing in both events. Congratulations cowgirl!

Congratulations!!
09/29/2019

Congratulations!!

Champion Breakaway roper at the inaugural Abilene Special All Girl Roping was Hope Thompson! Hope took home a Trophy Tooled Rope Can by Cactus Saddlery and Trophy YETI cooler and Champion Trophy buckle and fastest time cuff from Outlaw Spirit.
Special thank you to Resistol Cactus Ropes and Cactus Saddlery
Wrangler Network
Wrangler Jeans

Abilene Special Roping
09/28/2019

Abilene Special Roping

The champions of the first annual Abilene Special All Girl Team Roping are Jackie Hobbs-Crawford and Jessy Remsburg! Congratulations ladies and thank you to all 144 teams that entered!! They were awarded awesome prizes from Cactus Saddlery YETI and Outlaw Spirit!

How quick is this??
09/25/2019

How quick is this??

And then....there was steel!  The new arena is starting to take shape!  Now everyone will be able to see what is happeni...
09/24/2019

And then....there was steel! The new arena is starting to take shape! Now everyone will be able to see what is happening! Lee Lewis Construction

Don't miss these two great events at the Taylor County Expo Center September 26 - 29, 2019! ARIAT World Series of Team R...
09/24/2019

Don't miss these two great events at the Taylor County Expo Center September 26 - 29, 2019! ARIAT World Series of Team Roping and Abilene Special Roping! Visit Abilene, Texas

09/24/2019
West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Visit Abilene, Texas September 10 - 19, 2020 for next year's West Texas Fair & Rodeo!

Highlights from this year's West Texas Fair & Rodeo!
Visit Abilene, Texas September 10 - 19, 2020 for next year's West Texas Fair & Rodeo!
Thank you Salty Roan for the awesome video!!

Don't miss Dittos for Kiddos, Inc. at the Taylor County Expo Center October 2-5! Dittos for Kiddos, Inc. is the largest ...
09/23/2019

Don't miss Dittos for Kiddos, Inc. at the Taylor County Expo Center October 2-5! Dittos for Kiddos, Inc. is the largest children consignment sale in Abilene, Texas. Please click the link below for more information!
http://www.dittosforkiddos.com/

West Texas Fair & Rodeo
09/19/2019

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Arial shots of the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas! Pictures provided by Lee Lewis Construction

We are so excited to host this prestigious event!!! Thanks to Troy Shelley and Mary Jane Carpenter!
09/19/2019

We are so excited to host this prestigious event!!! Thanks to Troy Shelley and Mary Jane Carpenter!

The WSTR- World Series Team Roping is coming to Abilene Tx! Sept 26-29, 2019! Taylor County Expo Center
In the “New Barn” Running two arenas! Plenty of stalls and RV spots!! World Series of Team Roping
Host hotel: Courtyard by Marriott
Troy Shelley Productions

Exciting things happening! Eight loads of steel for the new equestrian/livestock show arena have arrived. Steel will sta...
09/16/2019

Exciting things happening! Eight loads of steel for the new equestrian/livestock show arena have arrived. Steel will start going up next week and plans indicate all steel will be erected by December 1, 2019!! Lee Lewis Construction

We are pleased to welcome the Abilene Special and World Series Team Roping to the Expo Center!
09/16/2019

We are pleased to welcome the Abilene Special and World Series Team Roping to the Expo Center!

The WSTR- World Series Team Roping is coming to Abilene Tx! Sept 26-29, 2019! Taylor County Expo Center
In the “New Barn” Running two arenas! Plenty of stalls and RV spots!!
Host hotel: Courtyard by Marriott

West Texas Fair & Rodeo
09/14/2019

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR GATE ADMISSION PRICING AND CARNIVAL RIDE PRICES

Gates open 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
Gate admission fee begins @ 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
and 8:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

Gate Admission
$8 adults, $4 student’s K – College (Weekdays)
$11 adult, $4 student’s K – College (Weekends)
Rodeo – Reserved Box Seats
$15.00 for Tuesday – Thursday
$20.00 for Friday and Saturday

Carnival Ride Tickets
Midway Open
5 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Monday – Friday
1 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Saturday – Sunday
Single Tickets - $1 each
Kiddie rides require 2-4 tickets
All other rides require 3-5 tickets
Thursday, Sept. 5th – Carnival Armband $25
Daily Carnival Armband - $30

Military Heroes & their family receive FREE GATE ADMISSION all week long to anyone with a
valid military I.D. (active and retired) Discounted armbands for the carnival may be purchase at
ITT office base.

YOUR GATE ADMISSION GAINS YOU ACCESS TO THE TRACTOR PULLS, RODEO AND ALL
EXHIBITS. CARNIVAL TICKETS ARE EXTRA.

West Texas Fair & Rodeo
09/13/2019

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR GATE ADMISSION PRICING AND CARNIVAL RIDE PRICES

Gates open 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
Gate admission fee begins @ 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
and 8:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

Gate Admission
$8 adults, $4 student’s K – College (Weekdays)
$11 adult, $4 student’s K – College (Weekends)
Rodeo – Reserved Box Seats
$15.00 for Tuesday – Thursday
$20.00 for Friday and Saturday

Carnival Ride Tickets
Midway Open
5 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Monday – Friday
1 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Saturday – Sunday
Single Tickets - $1 each
Kiddie rides require 2-4 tickets
All other rides require 3-5 tickets
Thursday, Sept. 5th – Carnival Armband $25
Daily Carnival Armband - $30

Military Heroes & their family receive FREE GATE ADMISSION all week long to anyone with a
valid military I.D. (active and retired) Discounted armbands for the carnival may be purchase at
ITT office base.

YOUR GATE ADMISSION GAINS YOU ACCESS TO THE TRACTOR PULLS, RODEO AND ALL
EXHIBITS. CARNIVAL TICKETS ARE EXTRA.

09/12/2019

Gives me chills...Bob Tallman

Address

1700 State Highway 36
Abilene, TX
79602

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(325) 677-4376

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