School Tours
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School Tours

DATES: October 10-12, 2023

LOCATION: Live Music Stage, BASE, Kids Zone, Petting Zoo
The Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo invites all Pre-K through 4th Grade students to come experience our fair on a more personal level. This unique experience offers the students a fun way to learn all the ways the agricultural industry touches their lives. With up close and personal interactions with animals, rodeo contestants, and hands-on learning the students will leave with a whole new appreciation for the world around them.


The Activities

  1. Ag-Zoo-Cation
    • This sing-and-dance-along session will educate the students on some of our more exotic animals on the fairgrounds. They'll learn what the animals eat, where they live, and some of their likes and dislikes. In previous years we've seen tortoises, kangaroos, water buffalo, and even a Z-donk (that's a zebra/donkey hybrid, in case you didn't know).
  2. Doorways to Agriculture, presented by Texas Farm Bureau
    • Doorways to Agriculture highlights agricultural commodities grown specifically in Texas. While visiting the exhibit, the students will discover a whole new world in the agriculture industry. Past years have included state-of-the-art touchscreen kiosks, live miniature cotton gin demonstrations, and a theater with videos produced by TFB.
  3. The H-E-Buddy Barnyard plus Petting Zoo
    • The H-E-Buddy Barnyard is a chance for the students to interact with actual livestock one-on-one. They'll experience the petting zoo, Livestock Birthing Center and Nursery, and educational displays about all kinds of livestock species.
  4. Rodeo 101
    • New for this year, the Heart O' Texas School Tours program will host a Rodeo 101 for the kids. This new program will teach the kids about some fan-favorite rodeo events. While also allowing them to interact with a variety of rodeo personalities from the clown to the bull fighters, contestants, and maybe a guest appearance from some of the livestock as well.

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