Goliad County Fair and Rodeo bigger than last year

  • 2014 Goliad County Fair and Rodeo Schedule of Events

  • 9 a.m.-noon - Agriculture mechanic project check-in

    1 p.m. - Agriculture mechanic judging

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

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

    8-10 a.m. - Sifting swine

    9-11 a.m. - ...

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  • 2014 Goliad County Fair and Rodeo Schedule of Events

    9 a.m.-noon - Agriculture mechanic project check-in

    1 p.m. - Agriculture mechanic judging

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

    8-10 a.m - Check-in for homemaking division 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 broilers and turkeys

    11 a.m.-noon. - Sifting beef cattle

    1 p.m. - Junior commercial heifer judging (closed to public)

    1 p.m. - Broiler judging

    2 p.m. - Turkey judging

    3 p.m. - Rabbit judging

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

    7 p.m. - Swine judging

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

    9 a.m. - Lamb judging

    10 a.m. - Pee wee goat judging

    10:30 a.m. - Goat judging

    1 p.m. - Commercial heifer awards

    1:30 p.m. - Breeding cattle judging; steer judging to follow

    5 p.m. - Commercial heifer auction

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

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

    8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Dance; Joe Salinas and the Dancehall Demons; Goliad Memorial Auditorium

    8 a.m. - County roping: Books open at 8 a.m. Event begins at 9 a.m.

    10 a.m.-6 p.m. - Homemaking division exhibits open

    10:30 a.m. - Goliad County fair parade

    Noon-1:30 p.m. - Live musical entertainment by Vicki Cross and Jay Harvey in barbecue area

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

    Noon-11 p.m. - Carnival arm band

    1:30 p.m. - Sale of champions /blue ribbon food auction

    4-6 p.m. - Check-out for homemaking division entries

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

    9 p.m.-1 a.m. - Dance; The Pear Ratz; Goliad Memorial Auditorium

    1-6 p.m. - Carnival open

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

Goliad County Fair and Rodeo begins Wednesday with agriculture mechanic project check-in and judging.

The annual fair and rodeo is bigger this year, said Goliad County extension agent Brian Yanta. The number of entries has gone up in all of the animal categories.

It's possible the increase in entries is a result of the higher premiums for animals that do not make it to the auction, he said. This year, hog exhibitors that do not make it to the market will receive $650.

The higher price will allow blue ribbon exhibitors to come closer to breaking even financially, he said.

Livestock show judging will begin Thursday with junior commercial heifers at 1 p.m.