SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo starts its month-long run this on Saturday with Western Heritage Weekend.
The weekends includes the Stampede 5K Scholarship Run/Walk, the Western Heritage Parade, the Vaquero Cook-Off and Wrangler Breakfast. All events are free and open to the public except for participation in the 5K race.
Wrangler Breakfast is the first stop for the weekend when it opens on San Rosa Street between Houston Street and Commerce at 9 a.m. Free breakfast in the form of biscuits and gravy will be available along with samples and other vendor booths.
The Vaquero Cookoff will begin at 8 a.m. and winners will be named at the conclusion of the parade. Participants in the cook off will have the option to participate in three different events: Cook’s Choice, Chili and Menudo. Overall Grand Champion will go home with $1,500, a winners plaque and a free spot in next year’s cookoff. Overall Reserve Grand Champion will walk away with $750 and a commemorative plaque.
The Stampede 5K race kicks off at 9:30 a.m. and takes participants on a journey through the main streets of Historic Downtown San Antonio. Registration closes tonight at midnight and there is also a virtual option. All race proceeds go to the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Fund.
The Western Heritage Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Organizers said spectators can expect the Fort Hood 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Sam Houston Caisson, Texas Heritage Riders and a herd of Texas Longhorns to part of the parade lineup.
The City of San Antonio said road closures to accommodate the 5K race and the parade will begin at 6 a.m.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo will commence starting Feb. 10 with the annual livestock show, high octane rodeo and star-studded entertainment lineup through Feb. 27.