The 49th annual Brown County Rodeo is just a month away, with shows scheduled June 7, 8 and 9 at the Earl Q. Wilson arena.

And of course, with the rodeo come all kinds of events that celebrate the great culture of the west. The Brownwood Chamber announced last week that the annual downtown parade will step off at 10 a.m. the Saturday morning before the final performance and, “like always” will wind through downtown Brownwood, where merchants will likely have special sales and promotions also going on.

A great parade should feature a wide assortment of entries, and the Brown County Rodeo Parade never fails to do that. From horseback riders, to roller derby girls, antique vehicles and floats, clowns, bands and other novelties, any and all are invited to participate.

There is no charge for entry, and there will be prizes awarded for the “best of …”

According to a release from the chamber offices, participants in the parade should begin lining up at 8:30 a.m. for award judging at the Brownwood Coliseum. Awards will be presented for best in-town float, best out- of-town float, riding club awards, best decorated vehicles, best antique vehicles, best horse-drawn vehicles, and best bikes/unicycles. Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes will also select one entry for the Mayor’s Choice Award.

Entry forms are available at www.browncountyfairandrodeo.com or www.brownwoodchamber.org. Entry forms may be returned to the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office at 600 E. Depot St. For more information, call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535.