Little Rodeo Draws Crowd in Los Fresnos

Some of the little cowboys and cowgirls during Sunday, Sept. 2 rodeo in Los Fresnos. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

A rodeo, featuring little cowboys and cowgirls from Torreon, Mexico, was held in Los Fresnos but the crowd was not what its promoters had expected.

Less than 300 people attended the two days of the rodeo held Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2.

The shows were actually a type of comedy usually popular south of the border, was all in Spanish and most of the words described by an announcer and by the tiny participants had double meaning.

Martin Torres, spokesman with a company that promotes the rodeo called M&M Entertainment, said less than 200 people saw the first rodeo and about 80 attended the second day.

“We did not have good turnouts,” he said. “I don’t even think we broke even.”

Some in the audience said acts of the shows were not really geared toward children, while others said the rodeos were held during a time of the year when money is tight, particularly since a new school year barely got started.

“I think that had something to do with it,” William Perez of Los Fresnos said. ”We enjoyed the show but they should have been here during a different time of year.”

Larry Cantu, a member of Los Fresnos Rodeo Committee, also said the turnout was a disappointment.

He said the shows were more of a comedy than a rodeo but, nevertheless, were entertaining.

Torres said they might try to come back during Los Fresnos Rodeo held in February.

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