Daunting, but tasty, task faced judges in Fair’s baked goods divivion Music fans packed in so tight under the Fair Park pavilion they had to clap for their favorites up and down, not side to side! Well, why wouldn’t this group be happy? They’re judging the barbecue cookoff competition. Standing-room-only rodeo crowds saw competitors like roper Blaine Cox of Cameron take part in championship events Friday and Saturday nights. There was also a good-sized crowd Thursday for youth special events plus roping. The Rockdale Fair’s carnival midway just made everyone a little friendlier during the weekend, which included three days of perfect fall weather.