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The East Bernard Fair Fund

The East Bernard Fair Fund's Annual Cookoff Begins in… 

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East Bernard Fair Fund, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to supporting the youth of East Bernard and Lissie who participate in the Wharton County Youth Fair.

For 35 years, the volunteers and parents of the EBFF have worked to ensure the students who exhibit in the WCYF are rewarded for their hard work, dedication and efforts with their FFA and 4H club projects.

Since 1987 the East Bernard Fair Fund has been helping the youth of our community. The EBFF couldn’t do what we do without the support of our generous donors and countless volunteers! Our community has raised money to support thousands of local students and their projects.

Our annual chili cook-off fundraiser is held each spring, before the fair. The cook-off categories include chili, beans, cornbread, ribs, chicken, dessert  chef’s choice, margarita, and dip. All cookers are welcome! The entry fee is $30/category except for margarita & dip - $10/entry or enter all nine for $195. Complete rules and entry forms can be downloaded on the Cook-Off page.

Our annual Chili cook-off competition will be held on March 2, 2024. A Pork Steak Dinner and Live Auction will follow the cook-off, where results and prizes will be awarded.

New this Year!

Kid's Choice Category!

The East Bernard Fair Fund is adding a new category to the 2024 Cook-Off! Kid's Choice Cook-off competition can be a fun and educational event for children in grades 3 through 12. 

    • The competition is open to children in grades 3 through 12.
    • Each participating child must be signed up through an adult team, which can consist of a parent, guardian, or adult supervisor.
    • Each team should consist of one child participant and at least one adult supervisor.Teams can be composed of more than one child participant if desired, but there should still be at least one adult supervisor.

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The Fair Fund meets the first Wednesday of each month in the East Bernard vocational ag building. If you have a student involved in 4H or FFA or just want to help the local kids of the our community, we invite you to become a member of the EB Fair Fund. For more information contact President Neal Adam.
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