Livestock Show opening ceremony marks the start of the main event

Update 2/28/19:

The Victoria Livestock Show held its grand opening ceremony Thursday afternoon.

During the ceremony children were awarded for their participation in the coloring contest and the winners of the Queen Victoria Pageant were announced. Lila Perry says the livestock show is event she looks forward to every year.

“That’s something I have done since third grade my dad’s always pushed me in the direction to show when I get here it’s the joy and overwhelming of everything going on just all the animals I love it.”

Events will continue throughout the weekend. On Saturday a special livestock show, the junior breeding will take place, and the petting zoo is open to enjoy. Also, a live auction will be held in the dome from 11 to 4 p.m.

The Victoria Livestock Show also kicked off its Beer Garden Entertainment event Thursday evening at the Victoria Community Center fairgrounds.
The Tex-Mex bandits will start the show with a live performance from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Then on Friday evening, the San Antonio lights will hit the stage to entertain the audience with some of their greatest hits.

The final day of the beer garden entertainment is Saturday and Bri Bagwell is closing out the event with a special performance.

For more information on the event schedule go to

Update 2/18/19:

The 73rd Annual Livestock Show and Rodeo is underway. Saturday morning, the community gathered at DeLeon Plaza to kick off the Victoria Livestock Show.

The opening ceremony is February 28th. The theme this year? Oh the places you will go when you are in the show.

This year the committee decided to spread the Livestock Show out for three weeks to ge in all of their events.

All the proceeds and money raised for this three week event goes back to the community and students.

Livestock Show opening ceremony marks the start of the main event

Update 2/11/19:

The Victoria County Commissioners have approved a resolution officially declaring February 15th through March 4th as Victoria Livestock Show days. The event features the best of Victoria’s youth competing in the annual livestock show.

Original 1/22/19:

The Victoria County Commissioners have approved a set-up and knock down crew to assist the Victoria Livestock Show, paving the way for the annual show.

Commissioners Clint Ives and Gary Burns have agreed to help the Victoria Livestock Show, providing man power and equipment to the set up and tear down of the show.

Judge Pro Tem Kevin Janak says approving this request was easy for the commissioners, especially because of the importance of the event to Victoria’s youth.

“The youth is our future in Victoria County. And, when they go out there and they work hard on those animals and they want to try to make those sales, that’s when the community comes behind them and at the sale night and try to show their support on the biddings on the animals. So, the Victoria Livestock Show is a lot more than just having the show here itself. It’s actually about the youth of Victoria.”

The Livestock show will take place this year starting on February 28th, with a pig weigh in, and ending on March 4th with a final ceremony.