Livestock show begins with parade
By By Caty Hirst - CHIRST@VICAD.COM
Feb. 21, 2013 at 4:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:22 p.m.
if you go
• The parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street and Goodwin Avenue.
• The BBQ cook-off is from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday at the Community Center, 2905 E. North St.
• The horseshoe and washer competitions, pet show and wiener dog races will be from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday at the community center.
The Victoria Livestock Show will kick-off with a parade in downtown Victoria on Saturday morning.
The theme is "Sew it, Grow it, Show it" to represent the different aspects of the show, said Nick Rodriguez, parade chairman.
Thirty-five groups have pre-registered for the parade, including school groups and car clubs, he said.
"They decorate to try to go with theme," Rodriguez said. "It is fun to see what they come up with and where everyone's mind is."
Groups can still register to be in the parade, up to the day of the event, he said.
Other Livestock Show events on Saturday include the barbecue cook-off, horseshoes and washers throwing competitions, pet show and wiener dog races.
The cook-offs include bean, chicken, pork ribs, brisket, desserts and Bloody Marys.
A margarita cook-off will be Friday night.