Rockdale Fair tickets now on sale

Contestants for the Miss Rockdale Fair Queen Contest, now just over one week away, began selling season tickets for the 2013 Fair on Tuesday.

The tickets, representing a bargain admission to all events of the Oct. 17-19 Fair, will also admit the holder to the Oct. 12 queen and children’s pageants in the high school auditorium.

The 38th annual Fair will again feature a parade, rodeo, barbecue cookoff and dances with headliners Aaron Watson, Earl Thomas Conley and the Casey Donahew Band.

CHANGE—There’s a major change in timing for a couple of events in 2013.

Youth baked goods items, to be sold in the Oct. 19 auction, will be shown and judged Oct. 12. Items should be taken to the New Salem HD Clubhouse from 8 to 10 a.m. on that day and may be picked up between 3 and 5 p.m.

Biggest change is in the home economics division which has been moved up.

Judging of non-food items will be Tuesday, Oct. 15, while food items will be judged on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

That means check-in for all non-food items is moved up to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, and 9 a.m. to 12-noon Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the New Salem Clubhouse in Fair Park.

Food items will be checked in from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Photos of grand and reserve champions will be at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16.

PAGEANTS—Pageant schedule is unchanged from recent years with both contests to be held on the Saturday prior to “Fair weekend” in the high school auditorium.

Children’s pageant is set for 11 a.m. with the queen’s pageant at 7 p.m.

TICKETS—Fair queen contestants are now selling season tickets priced as follows:

• Adult, $20.

• Child, ages 8-12, $10.

• Senior citizen, ages 55 and over, $10.

Children ages 7 and under are admitted free.

Final day to purchase season tickets is Thursday, Oct. 17. For more information go to

One-day ticket prices at the gate during Fair weekend will be $15 for adults and $10 for children 8-12 and senior citizens.

Carnival wristbands are separate from admission to the park and must be purchased at the carnival ticket booth.

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