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Goliad County Fair Rodeo begins Thursday

By LOURDES VAZQUEZ
March 16, 2010 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated March 15, 2010 at 10:16 p.m.

The Goliad County Fair and PRCA Rodeo begins Thursday and students from Goliad's FFA and 4-H club will take part in the various divisions.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 18

7:30 a.m. - noon - Check-in for junior commercial heifers

8 - 10 a.m. - Check-in for homemaking divisions entries

8 - 10 a.m. - Sifting swine

9 - 11 a.m. - Sifting rabbits

10 - 11 a.m. - Sifting lambs and goats

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Sifting poultry and turkeys

11- noon - Sifting beef cattle

1 p.m. - Poultry judging

2 p.m. - Turkey judging

3 p.m. - Rabbit judging

5 - 11 p.m. - Carnival arm band (pre-sale bands $15, at carnival $20)

7 p.m. - Swine judging

Friday

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Homemaking division exhibits open

9 a.m. - Lamb judging

10 a.m. - Peewee goat judging

10:30 a.m. - Goat judging

11 a.m. - Junior commercial heifer judging

1 p.m. - Breeding cattle judging, steer judging immediately following

2 p.m. - Commercial heifer awards

4 p.m. - Ag mechanics judging

5- 11 p.m. - Carnival arm band (pre-sale bands $15, at carnival $20.)

7:30 p.m. - PRCA Rodeo - greased pig scramble - mutton bustin', youth calf bucking

8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Dance - The Scott Taylor Band - Goliad Memorial Auditorium

Saturday

8 a.m. - County Roping: books open at 8 a.m., event begins at 9a.m.

9 a.m. - noon - Chili cook-off registration, showmanship judging - noon, Chili turn in 2 p.m., winners announced 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Homemaking division exhibits open

10 - 11:30 a.m. - Open washer tournament registration, event begins at noon.

10:30 a.m. - Goliad County Chamber of Commerce Parade, downtown

Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Open horseshoe tournament registration, events begin at 2 p.m.

Noon - 1:30 p.m. - Live musical entertainment by Vicki Cross & Jay Harvey (BBQ area)

1- 4 p.m. - Antique farm equipment show/demonstration/contests

Noon - 6 p.m. - Carnival Arm Band (pre-sale bands $15, at carnival $20.)

1:30 p.m. - Champion livestock and blue ribbon food auction

Junior commercial heifer auction (immediately following food auction)

5 - 11 p.m. - Carnival arm band (pre-sale bands $15, at Carnival $20)

5 - 6 p.m. - Check-out for homemaking division entries

7:30 p.m. - PRCA Rodeo - calf scramble - mutton bustin'

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dance - Jarrod Birmingham - Goliad Memorial Auditorium

Sunday

1 - 6 p.m - Carnival open

2 p.m. - PRCA Rodeo - family day - mutton bustin'

Animal Exhibitors

18 pens of commercial heifers

15 Steers

4 Heifers

18 Swine

14 Gilts

17 Lambs

20 Goats

34 pens of rabbits

16 Boilers- 3 per pen

6 Turkeys

GOLIAD - More than 130 members of Goliad's FFA and 4-H clubs will take part in the Annual Goliad County Fair and PRCA Rodeo beginning Thursday.

"If you're not excited about animals, you can get excited about building," said E.J. Bammert, president of the fair association, who hopes the fair will appeal to all.

Becky Ham, 4-H program assistant, said as of March 12, she had received 582 entries for the homemaking division.

"Part of our objective is to open it up to as many people as possible," Bammert said.

Ham added that there may be more entries on the day of check-in for homemaking, which includes photography, crafts, food, horticulture and many more.

"Our goal is always life skills," said Ham, who adds this year in the homemaking division photographs will be judged on the photograph itself versus formatting .

Bammert said a larger push for agriculture mechanics submissions is also anticipated. This will be the second year for ag mechanics.

Projects submitted in all divisions will go up for auction, but not all students look forward to parting with their projects or animals.

"Most of these students are proud of their projects and don't want to sell," Bammert said.

The Goliad County Fair has been ranked one of the top 5 out of 342 small rodeos across the U.S. in the last couple of years, Bammert said.

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