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Cameron County Fair and Livestock Show to take place in 2021

The show must go on, however it will be a little different than years past. Archive photo

By TONY VINDELL
LFN

The 2021 Cameron County Fair & Livestock Show will be held even though a number of events such as Los Fresnos Rodeo and others throughout the Rio Grande Valley have been canceled for next year.

That is the latest announced on Monday, Dec. 7, by Valerie Arizmendi, the livestock show president.

She told Los Fresnos Economic Development Board of Directors that their committee decided to go with the event that has been held in conjunction with the annual rodeo for a number of years.

However, the livestock show will take place under a different format follow guidelines concerning the current state of health created by the Covid-19 virus.

One such change is the date it will be held. Instead of being the second weekend of February, this time it will take place the first weekend, from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7.

Also, the popular home show, bake sale and arts and craft activities have been canceled.

Students participating will be able to show their pigs, goats, rabbits and steers in a sort of revolving door fashion to prevent the concentration of people.

In addition to that, the calf scramble and the pee wee and old timer show will not take place this year. A queen will be chosen from the senior class of the local high school only and the annual scholarship give away will take place as well.

Arizmendi addressed the CDC board as an item of the meeting agenda called for sponsorship approval for the county organization.

The board allocated $10,000, which is the amount it approved for the 2020 livestock show. The money is then distributed among the scholarship recipients.

In other action, the board approved another sponsorship for the Los Fresnos Rodeo scholarship program event though the city’s largest event of the year – the PRCA-sanctioned rodeo – was canceled over safety and health concerns.

Students participating will be able to show their pigs, goats, rabbits and steers in a sort of revolving door fashion to prevent the concentration of people. Archive photo

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