Los Fresnos Rodeo begins tonight, runs through Sunday

LOS FRESNOS — The city is bringing a taste of the Wild West to the community this weekend at the rodeo grounds.

Cowboys are lined up to perform for the public at the 28th annual Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo.

From alligators to bull riding to rodeo girls, there is something for everyone to see, Chairman Mike Todd said.

“If you haven’t been to the rodeo in the last couple of years, you need to come out now. It’s bigger and better than it has ever been, and now you can come a couple hours before the rodeo, enjoy the carnival, the gator show, the white tiger show, and all kinds of arts and crafts,” Todd said.

This also is the first year the rodeo will be having a Tejano band perform.

In preparation for the event, facilities have been improved. The seats have been fixed up, the activity area has expanded and the stock show has a new barn.

Parking is $5. Ticket prices are $18 on Friday and Sunday and $35 on Saturday.

Livestock judging begins this morning. After the rodeo in the evening, the community can enjoy a free Tejano concert.

The rodeo begins at 8 p.m. tonight, 6 p.m. Saturday at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Some of the proceeds from this year’s rodeo will go to scholarships. Seven scholarship winners will be announced this weekend at the rodeo, Todd said.

“We’re a nonprofit organization, and it is important for us to support other nonprofit organizations and the kids. The stock show is about kids and the rodeo is a family-oriented event, so we just want to give back to the community,” Todd said.