Brown County Rodeo kicks off as planned despite rain concerns


BROWNWOOD, Texas - Amid concerns of rain and flooding, the 53rd Annual Brown County Rodeo is set to start Thursday night.

Rodeo chairman Brent Moseley said it was discussed Thursday afternoon whether or not to postpone the opening to Friday because of the weather.

"The main concern is the safety of the cowboys and the animals," Moseley said. "We don't want the horses or the calves or the bulls to fall and potentially break a leg."

Moseley and the other members that serve in the Brown County Fair Association decided to continue with the rodeo as planned.

The event, held at the rodeo arena in Brownwood, will last until Saturday. Tickets for the fair cost $10 for adults and five dollars for children. All of the proceeds from the fair go back into the community.

"It all goes back to the youth of Brown County," Moseley said. "All of our rodeo proceeds, 100 percent, goes back and funds our youth fair that we have in January."

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