The Brown County Rodeo, whose 45th annual running opened Thursday night at the Earl Q. Wilson Arena, has plenty of action and spectacle for anyone. But Brown County isn’t content with even that.

This weekend will bring a host of other events timed to complement rodeo week, and provide a wide range of activities for hometown folks and visitors alike. Rodeo week here has developed into a celebration that makes this community a regional summer destination.

Many of the activities are structured around the downtown rodeo parade beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sidewalk sales are planned by downtown merchants, and the Spirit of Salsa Festival will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The rodeo dance at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Brownwood Coliseum will cap the rodeo related activities.

Meanwhile, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County will hold a 3-D bow shoot — themed “Aiming to Help Kids” — to raise money for the local program.

The event is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Saturday, and will be held at the Brownwood Bowhunters Association range on Farm-to-Market 45 South.

Brown County is the place to be this weekend. Enjoy it all.

Brownwood Bulletin