The San Angelo Stock Show is one of the largest stock shows in the state, drawing thousands of 4H and FFA students to the area with the ultimate goal of showing their livestock at the Premium Sale. Along with the traditional events, a few new events have been added to the Stock Show lineup.
A youth food challenge will be held Jan. 27 in the Wells Fargo Pavilion, before the Stock Show kicks off. Students will be given a basket of food that they must prepare, then estimate the cost per serving and the nutritional value to judges.
A junior robotics competition, open to 4H, FFA and public school students will be held Feb. 11. Registration begins at 9 a.m. , with the contest at 10 a.m. Results will be announced immediately following the competition.
Open and pre-junior miniature Hereford shows will be held beginning with the barn opening for entries Feb. 4. Entries must be in place by noon Feb. 5, with check-in, weigh and measure at 2 p.m. The pre-junior show will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 6 with the open show immediately following.
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Livestock Director, Brittni Kaczyk, said the miniature Hereford show will be a sight for spectators.
“We’ll have little bitty kids with little bitty cows.” she said.
Finally, a Special Edition Stock Show will be held Feb. 8, for children with special needs. Children will be accompanied by 4H state ambassadors who will help them learn about showing animals. According to a release from the SASSRA, each child will have the chance, with the help of some professional cowboys/cowgirls to “compete” in rodeo events including barrel racing, calf roping and bull riding. These events will be modified for safety. Rodeo clowns and bullfighters will show participants how to prepare for a rodeo performance with a face-painting station. Children interested in participating must be a part of a special needs program, be between the ages of 8-13 and register through school or program. There is a limit of 120 participants.
Rounding out the new events, an agricultural science fair will be held Feb. 15. The contest begins at 9 a.m.
For more information about these and other Stock Show events, go to sanangelorodeo.com.