First Fair events scheduled Saturday
The “early bird” weekend of the 35th Rockdale Fair unreels Saturday with two beauty pageants in the RHS Auditorium and action in the Fair Park arena.
Seventeen candidates will vie for the title of Miss Rockdale Fair Queen 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Ashley Melnick of Fort Worth, Miss Texas 2010, will be mistress of ceremonies.
Doors to the auditorium open at 7 p.m.
And 108 children will compete in seven categories in the annual Fair Children’s pageant which begins at 11 a.m. with doors opening at 10:30.
That’s a change in time from what’s listed in the Fair catalog which had the children’s pageant starting at 9.
TICKETS— You’ll need a Fair ticket to get into the pageants.
Rockdale Fair A ssociation officials said this week there will not be a $5 Saturday-only ticket issued, as was the case in 2009, the first year the pageants were moved away from the main Fair weekend.
Fair tickets may be purchased at the door Saturday.
Season tickets are priced at $20 for adults and $15 for those 55 and older or 8-12.
Child ren 7 and under are admitted free.
Season tickets are currently available from Miss Rockdale Fair Queen contestants or on-line at http://www.outhousetickets. com/Venue/Rockdale_Fair.
They are also available through Thursday, October 14 at the following locations:
Citizens National Bank, Rock- dale Federal Credit Union, Classic Bank, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Rockdale City Hall and Brookshire Brothers.
A lso from Thorndale State Bank, Thorndale branch of Rockdale Federal Credit Union, Thorndale Meat Market, Rodenbeck’s and M&M Farm Supply in Cameron.
Daily gate admission during the Fair will be $15 for adults or $10 for those 55 and older or 8-12, with children 7 and under admitted free.
R OPING, BA Books on the Saturday team roping event open at 3 p.m. with roping beginning at 4.
On Sunday, barrel race exhibitions begin at 12-noon with 4D No. 9 and open barrel racing at 3 p.m.
There is no Fair Park admission charge for the Saturday and Sunday events this weekend.