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Picture-perfect weekend for Fair-goers

Photos by Mike Brown, Bill Martin, Marie Bakken and courtesy of Barbara Walko


Alex Bomer had her choice of targets in the pig scramble which drew almost 100 participants. Ivana Hill, Miss Texas 2013, sang national anthem Saturday and looked good doing it. Alex Bomer had her choice of targets in the pig scramble which drew almost 100 participants. Ivana Hill, Miss Texas 2013, sang national anthem Saturday and looked good doing it. Rockdale’s 38th annual Fair was a good looking event.

Early- week rains moved out, crisp fall weather moved in and af ter- dark Fair- goers hunted up the coats they hadn’t worn since February.

The Fair had some new looks, like upgraded fencing and brighter lights in the show barn, but many of the old favorite events were there again in 2013.

It was a record setting year as well, with the annual youth livestock sale, commercial heifer sale, ag mechanic projects and baked goods bringing in a total of $389,876. More than any other Fair.

Here’s a page of some of the best looks at what was definitely a picture-perfect weekend at Fair Park.





For many years Skeet Quinney chauffered Miss Texas in parades in his red Chevy convertible. Quinney passed away in March and his family—wife LeJean, grandchildren Kyle Bow, Koy Quinney and Caryn Bland, great-grandchildren Karsyn and Kadynce Bland, Kallen and Korbin Bow—used the same classic car as parade grand marshalls. For many years Skeet Quinney chauffered Miss Texas in parades in his red Chevy convertible. Quinney passed away in March and his family—wife LeJean, grandchildren Kyle Bow, Koy Quinney and Caryn Bland, great-grandchildren Karsyn and Kadynce Bland, Kallen and Korbin Bow—used the same classic car as parade grand marshalls.

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