Walker County Fair and Rodeo Elevates Community

The 41st Walker County Fair and Rodeo (WCFR) kicked off March 21 with all its typical flair.

There’s something for everyone, from the youngest with the petting zoo and carnival to the young at heart with the domino rodeo and quilt contest.

The midway, a beloved tradition in Walker County, boasts food stands with everything from falafel to funnel cakes. Carnival games line the walkways, waiting for patrons to try their hand.

Atop it all is the ferris wheel, towering above the entire carnival which opens at 5 p.m. on weeknights, 12 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 p.m. on Sundays.

The WCFR is not only a tradition to the area, but presents many opportunities for participants to make memories, friends and in some cases, money.

Sidney Grisham is a past president of the WCFR and has been with the event since the very beginning. He talked about one of the time honored traditions of the fair: the livestock sale.

“The most important part of the whole deal is the youth livestock sale,”
Grisham said. “We’re going to sell 120 units, and we’ll gross about $600,000. It’s all going to the kids.”

The premium livestock auction will be held on March 28 at 7 p.m.

As the saying goes, the Walker County Fair and Rodeo is raising champions Walker County Style.

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