Los Fresnos News

30th Annual Los Fresnos Rodeo This Weekend

by Tony Vindell/LFN

The 30th annual Los Fresnos PRCA Rodeo and Cameron County Fair & Livestock Show will start this Friday and will run through Sunday.

The three-day rodeo brings some of the best cowboys from throughout the United States and from several foreign countries.

Mike Todd, chairman with the rodeo committee, said everything is ready for the rodeo – the city’s biggest event of 2019.

The first function will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday, while the second will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday.

On Sunday, or the last day of the rodeo, kick off time will be at 3 p.m.

Todd said this year’s rodeo is looking as good as it gets.

“I am feeling real good about it,” he said. “Presale tickets are going strong and I believe this rodeo is going to be bigger and better.”

Fridays livestock show activities includes the judging of beef cattle, lambs and goats, an Old Timers Cattle show and the hilarious mutton busting contest and a fireworks display.

David Lee Garza and Los Musicales will perform right after the rodeo.

After more than 30 years in the business David Lee Garza y Los Musicales have generated hit after hit with a combination of easily danceable melodies and earthy roots music blend of Country, Tex-Mex and straight up Tejano. Photo: davidleegarza.com

On Saturday, there will be the judging of market hogs, a pee wee showmanship and several bands will play under the Tejas Rental corral tent.

Easton Corbin will play after the rodeo.

With 2 No. 1 singles, multiple awards & nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages, Mercury Nashville’s Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. He is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the 1st country male artist in 17 years to have his first 2 consecutive singles reach No. 1. Corbin will be headlining the post-rodeo concert on Saturday night. Photo: Dusty Baker

And on Sunday, or the last day of the rodeo and livestock fair, the judging of rabbits and livestock will be held.

A blue grass band will play in the afternoon and everything will come to an end at 9 p.m.

In addition to the rodeo and livestock fair and show, the monthly Under the Stars Artisan Market will be held in conjunction with activities all three days.

City secretary Jacqueline Moya, left, and CDC member Irene Romeo, showing their enthusiasm about this week’s rodeo. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN