Protesting and demonstrating on the grounds is not allowed at any time. Picketing is not allowed. No signs or messaging that may be deemed offensive is allowed on the grounds. This includes clothing that has offensive messaging is not allowed. Persons found in violation of this policy will be subject to removal from the grounds, arrest and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
A designated area will be determined prior to each event to allow for freedom of speech. This area will be in public place on the side walk of the grounds. Persons in this area will be required to stay in the designated area. If a person leaves the area while protesting/demonstrating the person is subject to immediate removal from the grounds and arrest.
The Heart O’ Texas Fair, Inc. Board of
Directors operates the Heart O’ Texas Fairgrounds (known as the Extraco
Events Center) under a lease from the McLennan County Commissioners
Court. This lease allows the private entity Heart O’ Texas Fair, Inc.
Board to operate independent from the Commissioners Court and to
exercise full control of the activities and policy on the property. The
Heart O’ Texas Fair, Inc. is an IRS 501C (3) private non-profit
corporation governed by a voluntary, elected board of directors in
accordance with its bylaws.