Goliad basks in sun during County Fair & Rodeo
by Coy Slavik, Advance Guard Editor
Mar 22, 2013 | 1586 views | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GOLIAD – Summer-like weather conditions greeted the Goliad County Fair & Rodeo over the weekend.

Thousands of visitors and spectators attended the Goliad Livestock Show, Goliad PRCA Rodeo, Goliad County Chamber of Commerce Parade and the carnival at the Goliad County Fairgrounds.

Goliad County Extension Agent Brian Yanta said he expected livestock sales to exceed $500,000 when they are all counted. He said the commercial heifer auction brought in $166,000 and Saturday’s auction brought in $264,898.

“Our sales grossed more money than other show in our history,” Yanta said. “We sold 64 head in the commercial heifer sale Friday. A lot of folks don’t recognize at our auction is all other barn projects receive blue ribbons and are various amounts. Every project in the barn actually sells. Just the top four go to the auction. When you add all of those things together, it’s going to be a pretty sizeable amount, pretty close to half a million dollars.”

The parade adjusted to a new route Saturday and, according to the Goliad County Chamber of Commerce’s Bonnee Riggs, the event went on without a hitch.

“The parade was a huge success,” Riggs said. “We had participants come from Raymondville, Brenham and Spring Branch.”

The parade route was redirected this year due to construction at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 183.

“We got plenty of compliments about that,” Riggs said of the rerouting. “People appreciated just having a straight shot lineup.”
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