The 55th Annual Lone Star Fair and Expo will be the weekend of March 15-17 at the Brownwood Coliseum and will offer numerous attractions including an appearance by Wild West showman Loop Rawlins of Tucson, Ariz.
The fair, hosted by the Brownwood Jaycees, will offer vendors, food, arts, crafts and family fun, and of course the educational shows by the Rattlesnake Corps — what to do if you encounter a rattlesnake in the wild, and other facts about rattlesnakes.
The Rattlesnake Corps is a group of Jaycees who are dedicated to teaching youth about deadly snakes in the wild.
Hours for the fair are:
• Friday, March 15 — 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
• Saturday, March 16 — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Sunday, March 17 — noon to 5 p.m.
Admission is $6 for ages 13 and up, and $4 for under 13.
Rawlins’ one-man, 30-minute Wild West show features trick roping and gunslinging.
Rawlins’ parents thought their son’s fascination with “playing the cowboy” was just another hobby that would pass — until, at age 16, Rawlins won five International Wild West Arts awards in Las Vegas, Rawlins’ online bio page states.
Rawlins was also featured in Americas Got Talent and Viva Elvis Cique De Soleil.
Rawlins’ talents include the ability to spin and hop through burning ropes.