KCFA saw its beginnings as the citizens of Boerne gathered together in 1905 to share agricultural information, recipes, and news of events. In 1913, it was organized into the Kendall County Fair Association and was awarded its nonprofit corporation charter from the State of Texas. The Ferdinand Ludwig Van Herff family deeded 55.6 acres of land to KCFA to be used for its annual county fair and to erect buildings for the event and for public use. In 2008 the Kendall County Fair Association became a 501(c)3 IRS designated organization with over 100 years of service to the greater Hill Country community.
The Kendall County Fair Association has sustained its mission as a nonprofit organization for over 100 years and has become a Hill Country tradition and a historic icon of our rural heritage. The Kendall County Fair, as the organizations fundraiser, has become an integral part of the community, drawing thousands of patrons to Kendall County each year, providing them with the great flavor of "down home country fun, good times and good friends". The KCFA land, studded with tall oak trees, is beautifully maintained and may be rented by the public along with three buildings, an arena and pavilion. The facilities, as part of the KCFA mission, are used Fair and Rodeo, the Livestock Show, various agricultural shows, education events and youth organizations, civic groups, other nonprofits and by the general public.
As a federally designated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the KCFA mission to:
- promote agricultural education, leadership and agricultural entrepreneurship,
- encourage and recognize the achievement of youth in agricultural, horticultural and livestock management
- encourage youth academic achievement and leadership experiences and
- promote the involvement of women in business, nutrition, crafts and other home based businesses while encouraging agricultural, horticultural and livestock related occupations for women.
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