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Scene in the 209

The return of the Oakdale rodeo, festivals and music concerts were all celebrated in the 209 as summer came to a close. Anyone interested in having their organization’s event considered for 209 Magazine’s Scene in 209 can email

Oakdale Rodeo

The Oakdale rodeo may have been in a different month this year, but the good times and the thrills were the same. Laughter was had all around as Oakdale ladies were joined by ‘cowgirls’ from near and far for the annual Rodeo Week Cowgirl Luncheon.

The Fruityard Concert

Music fans were more than eager to get back to live entertainment and thorougly enjoyed the show put on by musicians Richard Marx and Rick Springfield.

Newman Fall Festival

Newman residents and visitors alike came out for the town’s annual celebration welcoming the end of summer and the arrival of fall. The festival includes, carnival rides and games, concerts, entertainment, pageants and a parade. From left are Taylor Ruiz , Raymond Ruiz , and Christi Beltran Ruiz , who adopted some cats from Cause for Paws while attending the festival.