Heart Of Texas Fair And Rodeo Gets Underway

(October 5, 2006)—Thursday is “sneak-a-peek” night as the 2006 Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo gets underway in Waco and the weather is perfect for an early-bird trip to the fairgrounds.

The fairgrounds are open from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and gate admission is $2 or free with coupons from Guaranty Bank.

Midway rides are $1 each.

The annual fair and rodeo gets into full swing when the gates open at 4 p.m. Friday.

New attractions this year include a three-ton sand sculpture, a life-size butter sculpture, an interactive sports exhibit, a bikes, inline skates and skateboard extreme show and new creative arts competitions and displays.

About 200,000 people are expected to pass through the gates of the fair through next Saturday, when the event comes to an end.

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Admission Information
(Source: HOT Fair & Rodeo)

Gate admission price includes access to: Fair, Entertainment on the Bud True Music, Miller Lite & Pepsi Stages, Wild West Marketplace, Creative Arts & Education, and Midway (additional costs apply). Balcony seats to each Rodeo Performance are included with Gate Admission on October 6-13. Balcony tickets to the Finals Rodeo on Saturday Oct. 14 are $12 each. Ages 2 and under are always Free!

Friday, Oct. 6
Gate Hours: 4 p.m. to Midnight
Gate Admission: Adults - $9 Ages 3-12 - $5
Midway Armband: $25
Saturday, Oct. 7
Gate Hours: Noon to Midnight
Gate Admission: Adults- $9 Ages 3-12 - $5
Midway Armband: Noon to 6 p.m. - $15 5 p.m. to Midnight - $25 All day - $25
Sunday, Oct. 8
Gate Hours: Noon to 11 p.m.
Gate Admission: Adults - $9 Ages 3-12 - $5
Midway Armband: Noon to 6 p.m. - $15 5 p.m. to Midnight - $25 All day - $25
Monday, Oct. 9
School Coupon Night!
Gate Hours: 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gate Admission: Adults - $9 Ages 3-12 - $5
Free Admission for ages 18 & under with School Coupon
Midway Armband: $10 with School Coupon or $25 without coupon
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Ride ‘em Cowboy
Gate Hours: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gate Admission: All ages - $9
Midway Armband: All rides are Free!
Wednesday, Oct. 11
Gate Hours: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gate Admission: All ages - $5
Midway Armband: $15
Thursday, Oct. 12
School Coupon Night!
Gate Hours: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Gate Admission: Adults - $9 Ages 3-12 - $5
Free Admission for ages 18 & under with School Coupon
Midway Armband: $10 with School Coupon or $25 without coupon
Friday, Oct. 13
Gate Hours: 4 p.m. to Midnight
Gate Admission: Adults - $9 Ages 3-12 - $5
Midway Armband: $25
Saturday, Oct. 14
Gate Hours: Noon to Midnight
Gate Admission: Adults- $9 Ages 3-12 - $5
Midway Armband: Noon to 6 p.m. - $15
5 p.m. to Midnight - $25
All day - $25

Admission to Rodeo Finals: Box Seats - $20
General Admission Balcony Seats: $12

Fun Pass: Purchase a Fun Pass for $60, which includes entry into the Fair each night, an armband each night, and general admission seating the rodeo performances October 6-13. Fun Passes may be purchased at area McDonald’s restaurants or at the Heart O’ Texas Fair Complex Ticket Office.

Parking: $5 per vehicle; handicapped parking is available

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