Masbate Rodeo Festival 2014 kicks off today

Masbate Rodeo Festival 2014
Masbate Rodeo Festival 2014
 A ceremony parade will commence Masbate Rodeo Festival 2014 today at 3 PM in Masbate City.

The parade will start at the Capitol Football Grounds, and pass through the major roads in the city, before heading back.

It will be followed by a rodeo street party which will begin at 8 PM at the Capitol Grounds.

The kickoff events will herald the start of the set of activities that comprise the annual festival.

Said activities this year, however, will not start until March 30 and end on April 13.

An annual sporting event that began in 1993, the rodeo in Masbate has become its major tourist attraction and one of the most highly-anticipated celebrations in the island province.

Among the activities scheduled this year are the Rodeo National Finals, cattle drive, cattle horse tem penning competition, street barn dance, search for Mr. and Ms. Rodeo, trade fair, agribusiness roadshow, rodeo salon, ranch tours, livestock show, carnival rides, calesa ride, nightly show and entertainment, and beef cooking contest for young chefs.

This year, the festival managed by Rodeo Masbateño, Inc.