Livestock show begins with parade
By Caty Hirst - CHIRST@VICAD.COM
Feb. 21, 2013 at 4:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:22 p.m.
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.