By JOE BOCANEGRA
Special to the Parade
Coming Friday, February 1, the Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo, Cameron County Fair and Livestock show will once again make its appearance as citizens from all over the Valley bring their wares to be judged so they can be deemed the best of the 2013 year.
The rodeo, already in the 24th year, is expected to bring in record numbers of both participants and visitors.
“We usually get around 1,200 cowboys and cowgirls throughout the weekend,” Los Fresnos Rodeo Committee Chairman Mark Milum said. “We are also expecting more to come over to see the bands after the rodeo.”
This year marks the 13th year the show has been in Los Fresnos.
“It’s been in San Benito for years,” Milum said. “Back in 2001, it returned to Los Fresnos.”
Friday morning, the annual Rodeo Parade will canter downtown to start off the festivities. Later that day, the Heart of America Carnival opens its doors to the public for the entire weekend long as well as the Chamber of Commerce Arts and Crafts Show, giving visitors more bang for their buck.
All three days are planned to be filled with fun, including acts by comedy magician Oscar Muñoz, a calf scramble and performances by the Texas Wild Bunch.
Friday and Saturday night will be times of musical entertainment when Grammy-nominated band Solido takes the stage Friday night at 10 p.m. and Texas Country artist Kevin Fowler steals it Saturday night at 8 p.m. “It’s going to be great,” Milum said. “There’s lot of entertainment planned; people won’t be left hanging throughout the day.”
For more information, call Milum at (956) 266-4566 or visit the official website at www.lfrodeo.com.