Business View Magazine | May/June 2022

101 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 5 EXPO CENTER OF TAYLOR COUNTY “Home of theWest Texas Fair & Rodeo” D eep in the heart of West Texas is a thriving event center that plays host to more than 250 happenings a year. Events at the popular Expo Center of Taylor County range from festivals, fairs, and concerts to club meetings, seminars, and private events. “We stay busy!” Executive Vice President and General Manager, Rochelle Johnson, says with a laugh, noting that her staff is made up of 19 people, with just six working in the office. Among the Expo Center’s key annual events are the Texas High School Rodeo Finals, Western Heritage Classic, West Texas Fair and Rodeo, and numerous livestock and equine shows. Their facilities and grounds are impressive. The Expo Center of Taylor County dates back to 1954, when Taylor County residents successfully petitioned the Taylor County Commissioner’s Court to acquire land in which to create an exposition facility. They thought it would be good for their community. Their quest was successful and the proposition passed in