Los Fresnos News

30th Annual Los Fresnos Rodeo Around the Corner

by Tony Vindell/LFN

The Los Fresnos Rodeo is just around the corner so start getting your western-styled attire ready as it will take place before you know it.

Now in its 30th year, it’s the city’s largest event of the year that brings some of the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Some participants are known to come from as far as Canada and Australia.

The three-day rodeo will be held Feb. 15, 16 and 17 at the rodeo grounds off Texas Highway 100 on the east part of town.

A parade, which usually takes place on the second day of the rodeo, will start at 9 a.m. Saturday Feb. 16.

A new participant will highlight the parade this time, though.

A float from Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Confederate Air Force will join the event.

A WWII airplane model will be on display during the parade and staff with the CAF will be handing out fliers about the upcoming June 22 and 23 air show at the Cameron County Airport just east of here.

The CAF relocated its RGV headquarters to Los Fresnos area on November 2017.

The rodeo is shaping out to be as good as ever.

George Gomez, vice chairman with the rodeo committee, said they never imagined that a horse-bucking, bull-riding show would be approaching its 30th anniversary.

The rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

For more information go to www.lfrodeo.com.