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 Von 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.
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, 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 livestock 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.
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.
We are also home to the Oma's Christmas Fair featuring all hand made, home grown, unique gifts for all ages! This is an event Santa never misses and neither should you!
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!