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Become a Volunteer

Want to make a difference in the community, meet new people, and have fun all at the same time? Then the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo is looking for someone like you! You don’t have to be a cattle rancher or a rodeo competitor to become involved. You can join any of our 24 different committees and help create the excitement and atmosphere all year around.. There is a place for you here at the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo.

Benefits of Being a Committeeman
Becoming a Committee Member provides certain perks. In return for your hard work and participation in the Pre-Sale Campaign, the Fair & Rodeo wants to say thank you for all that you do. As a Committee Member you will receive a benefit package valued at more than $500!
Items include:

  • Credentials — credentials allow you and a guest to come to the Fair for free for the entire 10 days of the Fair.
  • Parking — as a committee person you will be allowed to park for free in a special parking area for the entire year at all events held at the Extraco Events Center.
  • Upcoming Event Information — as a committee member you’ll be the first to know about new events coming to the Extraco Events Center through eBlasts and the Extraco Events Center's quarterly newsletter, The Heartbeat.
  • Committeeman Appreciation Party — each January the Fair & Rodeo’s Executive Board cooks a great meal and presents special awards. Added entertainment is a bonus as the Board and staff say thank you for all your hard work throughout the year.
Want to become a volunteer? Visit this link to fill out an application through VolunteerLocal! http://heartotexasfairrodeo.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=45630

Our Committees

Academic Rodeo - Plan and facilitate Spelling and Math Bee, Art & Photography Contest and Public Service Announcement competitions for students. Attend four to six meetings, serve at all of the contests and award ceremonies.
Ambassadors - Provide a warm meal, smiles and conversation to the rodeo contestants and their families in the Cowboy Hospitality Room. Work two shifts during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo or in the rodeo assisting the VIPs for the night. .
Back Porch Club - Plan, prepare and provide hospitality to the members of the Back Porch Club. Work three to four shifts during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo and one shift during the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo.
Calf Scramble - Sell scramble sponsorships during the Pre-Sale Campaign and work with the calf scramble participants during each night of the rodeo. Work every night of the rodeo to inform kids of the rules, watch them during the Calf Scramble and help maintain their safety.
Continuing Education - A year-round committee that raises scholarship money for the youth of Central Texas. This committee produces the Luck of the Draw Fundraiser, takes carnival gate tickets on Sneak-A-Peek night during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo, organizes the Margarita & Salsa Festival Contests and sells raffle tickets throughout the year.
Creative Arts & Education - Act as managers of the Creative Arts Building during the Fair. Set up projects, host award ceremonies and take in entries. Attend meetings, work set-up night, process entry forms and help tear down after the Fair.
Design & Construction - Design and decorate the various areas of the Extraco Events Center during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo. Be able to meet one day before the Fair to help decorate and be available the day after the Fair to help tear down.
Esperanza Committee - Engage Latinos in voluntarism and promote the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo to the Latino community. Host to T-Bone's Birthday Party. Must attend meetings, participate in promotional events and work one Sunday of the Fair.
Golf Tournament - Assist with the Spurs & Spikes Golf Tournament during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo with the Stars of the Rodeo. Attend meetings, sell sponsorships, and work the golf tournament.
Hometown Stage - Provides a venue for local artists to perform in front of fairgoers. Search, contact and schedule the entertainment for the Hometown Stage. Attend meetings and work 3-4 hour shifts during the fair.
Junior - Members of the Jr. Committee will serve as a mentor to youth ages 16-20 that are interested in learning more about volunteering with the Heart o’ Texas Fair & Rodeo. Committee members will attend periodic meetings with these youth to encourage them and serve as a resource for the youth and committees with which they work during the Fair & Rodeo. Members of this committee will also take an active role in the selection process of the youth applicants for this program.
Kids Zone - Host the Mutton Bustin' preliminary rounds, stick horse pony racing, bouncy horse racing, and kids dance party. Work three 4-hour shifts during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo.
Livestock Greeters - This is the first committee the livestock exhibitors and their families see when they arrive to show their animals. The greeters oversee all of the animals coming in and out of the show barn. Work three 6-hour shifts during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo.
Livestock - Perfect for individuals that have an interest for livestock. These individuals are the ones who put on the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo Livestock Show. Must work one entire species show, including check-in exhibitors, weigh-in, and assist the judge in the show ring
Margarita & Salsa Festival - Produces the HOTTEST concerts in Central Texas. Decorate the grounds, take tickets, hand out t-shirts, assist in the VIP area. Attend meetings, help make decorations, work the week before to set up, work all day of the one-day event in August and clean up.
Operations - Works closely with the staff to ensure proper placement of promotional, informational, and sponsorship signs around the grounds of the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo. Be at the mandatory work day(s) before the Fair to hang signs.
Public Relations - Promote the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo through giveaways and social media posts. Survey and welcome fairgoers during the Fair & Rodeo. Attend the informational meetings and work two 3-hour shifts during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo.
Rodeo Express - Greets and transports Fairgoers to and from their vehicle during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo. Attend meeting prior to the fair for Golf Cart Training and work two 3-hour shifts during the fair.
Rodeo - Produce the Rodeo during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo, along with the RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo in December or January. Attend mandatory meetings and work each night of the Rodeo.
South 40 - Raise money for scholarships by organizing and working the South 40 Outdoor Expo, Shootout Fishing Tournament, BBQ Cook-Off, and the fishing trail stops throughout the year. Work 2 out of the 4 trail stops, attend as many meetings as possible, and work one 6- hour shift during the Expo.
Special Events - Cook for the free pancake breakfast early Sunday morning, host Running with the Bulls 1 mile and 5K run and run the Wiener Dog Races. Must be available to work all 3 events and attend organizational meetings beforehand.
Sweethearts - A year-round committee that supervises the young ladies that are chose to be Sweethearts and Miss Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo at events. Attend monthly meetings and work 3 shifts during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo.
Volunteers Committee - A committee made up of existing volunteers to help better our volunteer program. Recruit new volunteers and be available to the volunteers who are in need of help. Attend meetings, promotional events, and assist new volunteers.
Wine & Beer Garden - Organize, create, and maintain a fun atmosphere, specializing in serving only Texas brewed beer and wine during the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo. Attend meetings, help set up and tear down, must obtain a TABC license before the fair, and work 2 shifts.

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