Welcome to the 32nd Annual Los Fresnos Rodeo “The Biggest Little Rodeo in Texas”.
On behalf of the Los Fresnos Rodeo Committee, I would like to express our sincere thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers. It takes a large amount of time, sweat and some tears to put on the Biggest Little Rodeo in Texas and without everyone’s support we could not put on this great event.
We have had some strong rain, a mountain of mud, an ice storm and some heavy fog and none of these prevented us from having our annual rodeo, but the Pandemic lead us not to have a rodeo last year. Like many of you we went through some very difficult times including losing our dear friend, charter member and chairmen Mr. Mike Todd. Mike is surely missed, but I know he smiling down on us and looking forward to a great rodeo.
We have new changes this year. Our long time voice of the Los Fresnos Rodeo, Mr Andy Steward was offered a great opportunity to announce a 10 day rodeo event close to his home across the state line in Mississippi during the same time as our rodeo. Our new announcer for this year is Mr. T.C. Long. Andy recommended him saying he is one of the best in the business. We are also adding a new event to the rodeo, women ropers competing in Breakaway Roping. This is a relatively new event that is a variation of calf roping where a calf is roped, but not thrown and tied. Be sure not to miss this event.
Stace Smith Pro Rodeo Stock Contractor, a 11 time WNFR Stock Contractor of the year recipient will be back again brining the best stock in Pro Rodeo which attracts the best cowboys in the PRCA to our rodeo. Our friends who have been part of our Rodeo for over 30 years Jim McLain and Allen Nelson are bringing some of the top bullfighters in PRCA to compete as they protect the bull riding cowboys. We also look forward to some of our local talent, the youngsters of Mutton Bustin’ and calf scramble. This is always a fun event.
Right after the rodeo on Friday and Saturday we are hosting some outstanding music artists. On Friday we have the ultimate new wave show of the 80s, Nerds that Rock, the Spazmatics. Saturday right after the rodeo, one of my favorite country artist with over 20 new songs Aaron Watson will set the stage on fire.
In our Corral Activity Area you will find some new attractions as well, Chain Saw Juggling, Ventriloquist and Magician are here to entertain you. Local bands will be playing at the Corral Stage including the Blue Grass group on Sunday. Across from the Corral Activity Area you’ll find our Market Place with local artisan and vendors that have some really neat items for sale. Next to this is the Cameron County Fair and Livestock Show where our FFA and 4H kids will be showing their animals. This is must see while attending the rodeo. And of course, for more family fun entertainment the Heart of America Carnival is here to bring trills to all.
All of us associated with the Los Fresnos Rodeo thank you all for supporting this great event and hope that you will continue supporting us throughout the years to come. We all love bringing you the Biggest Little Rodeo in Texas and as we say here at this time of the year “IT’s Rodeo Time!”
Larry Cantu, Rodeo Chairman.