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One weekend in October...It’s like a poem


Fair Park pavilion turned into open-air shopping mall on picture perfect fall afternoon as browsers enjoyed arts and crafts sale. 
Reporter/MIke Brown Fair Park pavilion turned into open-air shopping mall on picture perfect fall afternoon as browsers enjoyed arts and crafts sale. Reporter/MIke Brown A wonderful time and all in rhyme

Hey, let’s pack up the kids And the barbecue rig, And head for that park, That’s shady and big. One weekend in October.

They got rides and crafts And tractors that roar, Those great funnel cakes, Cars with four-on-the-floor. Proud kids with their steers And a whole lot more, One weekend in October.

You can shuffle your boots By a twangin’ git-tar, Hold your best girl’s hand And wish on a star. And just be so glad You are where you are. One weekend in October.

It’s the horseshoe’s clang

And the Ferris wheel’s light


Fair Parks’ shady oaks provided the perfect setting for annual car show which drew enthusiasts from throughout Central Texas. Fair Parks’ shady oaks provided the perfect setting for annual car show which drew enthusiasts from throughout Central Texas. Mesquite smoke and a laugh.

Float up through the night.

For a few hours at least

The whole world seems right.

One weekend in October.

It’s over for now but the world will still spin.

A year will pass by and we’ll be here again.

More memories to make,

Friendships to begin,

One weekend in October.— M.B.



Rodeo legend Leon Coffee was in Saturday parade, and signed autographs, but was in more familiar surroundings in rodeo arena where he delighted crowds with his clowning skills. Rodeo legend Leon Coffee was in Saturday parade, and signed autographs, but was in more familiar surroundings in rodeo arena where he delighted crowds with his clowning skills.

Linda Ford (L) and Linda Henderson serve up a Rockdale Fair tradition, funnel cakes, in Modernistic Club food booth. Linda Ford (L) and Linda Henderson serve up a Rockdale Fair tradition, funnel cakes, in Modernistic Club food booth.

How high can you ride at the Rockdale Fair? Just to the sky! How high can you ride at the Rockdale Fair? Just to the sky!

Larry McGuire of McGuire Family Cookers builds a ‘mountain of meat’ during Fair barbecue cookoff. Larry McGuire of McGuire Family Cookers builds a ‘mountain of meat’ during Fair barbecue cookoff.

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