The Kendall County Fair Association is the home of the Annual Labor Day Kendall County Fair, Stock Show and Rodeo. For over 100 years the Kendall County Fair Association, as a nonprofit agency, has maintained its agricultural mission for Kendall County and the greater Texas Hill Country. At the gate to the beautiful Texas Hill Country, a vibrant rural community where agricultural industries are encouraged, agricultural education is promoted and where agriculture, horticulture and live stock management are flourishing, the Kendall County Fair Association works hard to maintain the agricultural traditions, enhance agricultural education and encourage rural development both now and into the future.
As a federally designated 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, KCFA strives to:
- promote agricultural education, leadership and agricultural entrepreneurship,
- encourage and recognize the achievement of youth in agricultural, horticultural and livestock management as they also encourage youth academic achievement and leadership experiences,
- promote the involvement of women in business, nutrition and home based businesses,
- encourage agricultural, horticultural and livestock related industries and other community nonprofit and civic interests toward positive rural economic development within the whole of the Hill Country community.
The Kendall County Fair has been an icon in the Hill Country community since its inception in 1905. The Fair as a fun filled weekend and a showcase for the local agricultural industry, saw its beginnings as the citizens of Boerne, Texas gathered together for the first time to share agricultural information, recipes and news of events on Sept. 4, 1905. On July 1, 1913, the corporation gained a charter as a nonprofit from the State of Texas.
The Ferdinand Ludwig Von Herff family deeded 55.6 acres of land to the KCFA to be used for its annual county fair and to erect buildings for the event and for public use. The Kendall County Fair has now been held annually for over 100 years at the location of the Kendall County Fair Association on River Road East, leading out of Boerne. The land is studded with live oak trees that give shade for the summer fundraiser (held on Labor Day Weekend) and is ideal for the mission of KCFA.
The Kendall County Fair supplies home grown fun in a Carnival, Rodeo and Livestock Show as well as Homestead Heritage Exhibits. It also supplies multitudes of food booths, craft booths, live music, clowns, children's activities and much more. Each evening is capped with a dance with a variety of bands and dance music.
Please help the mission of KCFA by sponsoring and underwriting a part of the expenses for the Kendall County Fair. Your donations will help our program efforts throughout the year!