Dating from 1939, the Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show and Sale has a rich heritage in the county, teaching generations of our youth to be productive and responsible leaders. For seven decades, hundreds of citizens have served as directors and volunteers for the Jr. Livestock Association, while thousands of community members and businesses have supported the sale by purchasing animals and cheering on the young participants. The 1940 fair stock show included 4-H and FFA members - open to boys only - and was hosted at Main Plaza, with more than 1,500 people attending. The first shows do not include a sale, but offered cash premiums and prizes donated by the Kendall County Fair Association, local businesses, the Boerne and Comfort Chambers of Commerce, and the Lions Club. Cash and prizes in 1940 totaled $315. No event was held in 1943 because of the war effort, but in 1944, organizers hosted an FFA and 4-H Club stock show, setting "a goal to produce enough meat for the boys from Kendall County in the armed forces," as reported in the Boerne Star on January 20, 1944. Beginning in 1945, organizers hosted a sale with local buyers, as well as businesses and individuals from San Antonio.