Autauga County Fair Organization
P. O. Box 680267
Prattville, AL 36068-0267
Gary Essary - Fair President
Mike Surles - Fair Vice President
Anthony Castaldo--Entertainment Director
Shawn Hudak - Commercial and Non-Profit Booth
Autauga County Jr Cattlemen
Lowell Strock - Livestock Director
1 Aug: Autauga County Jr Cattlemen will run our livestock show this year....thank you!
It’s That Time Again…Harvest Time and County Fair Season!
As summer gives way to fall, you may see combines and other farm equipment busy in the fields harvesting this year’s crop, but you will also see friends and families gather at your county fair in communities across Alabama. Some of my most vivid memories as a kid, growing up in Baldwin County, are of going to the county fair. There is something reassuring about going to the fair that no matter how the world changes, every year about this time there will always be a celebration of the bounty of our land; this year is no exception.
The nearly 600,000 Alabama farmers, foresters and agribusiness workers are responsible for contributing over $70 billion a year to our state’s economy. They are the backbone of our economy, working hard every day to help feed and clothe the world.
I hope you will take the opportunity while at the fair to visit the exhibits and learn as much as you can about the livestock, local foods, and those who produce them. Experience all of it, as these events are about where we live and the people who work to make the fairs successful.
This will be my last year to serve as your Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, I hope you know what an honor and privilege it has been to serve you in this capacity. I have enjoyed being a part of the Alabama county fairs and visiting with fellow Alabamians who support them. You and your family, as a result of attending and supporting your county fair, are a part of an incredible resource.
The employees of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries send best wishes to all who make our county fairs a success each year. Thank you for your continued support for Alabama farmers, foresters, and agribusiness!