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Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Welcome to the OFFICIAL page of the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show!!! In 1939, the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Agriculural Exposition, the forerunner of today's Show, was organized as a project of the Mercedes Chamber of Commerce.

The first show was held in 1940 on the grounds of a local livestock sales yard with make shift pens and lean-to sheds. The Show continued to be held on this same property until 1949 when it moved to its present location at 1000 North Texas in Mercedes. In 1947, the Show was incorporated and chartered as a non-profit educational organization with a Board of Directors representing all of the four so

The first show was held in 1940 on the grounds of a local livestock sales yard with make shift pens and lean-to sheds. The Show continued to be held on this same property until 1949 when it moved to its present location at 1000 North Texas in Mercedes. In 1947, the Show was incorporated and chartered as a non-profit educational organization with a Board of Directors representing all of the four so

Operating as usual

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS, AG TEACHERS, AND 4-H CLUB MANAGERS!
11/28/2022

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS, AG TEACHERS, AND 4-H CLUB MANAGERS!

We are grateful to have the BEST Kids, the BEST Parents, the Best Ag Teachers and 4H Leaders, the BEST Sponsors, Donors ...
11/24/2022

We are grateful to have the BEST Kids, the BEST Parents, the Best Ag Teachers and 4H Leaders, the BEST Sponsors, Donors and the BEST Community! Thank you Rio Grande Valley for your support! We are thankful for you ALL! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

THE MONSTERS ARE BACK BIGGER AND BETTER!America's Wildest Monster Truck Show is coming back to Mercedes, Texas ! Enjoy A...
11/23/2022

THE MONSTERS ARE BACK BIGGER AND BETTER!
America's Wildest Monster Truck Show is coming back to Mercedes, Texas ! Enjoy All the Fun & High Energy Excitement !!
"Day of Destruction"- Feel & Hear the THUNDER !!
* Purchase Advance Tickets Early....Excellent Savings available for limited time
> Enjoy these discounted tickets - GREAT for X-Mas Stocking Stuffer 's
* Adv. Discount Ticket Special...Admission Tickets for Child ONLY $10 Bucks !!
plus usual fee's apply....Limited Supply - Get'em While They Last !!
* Most affordable show & lowest advance ticket prices in the area
* Avoid the lines - purchase your tickets in advance on-line..usual fee's apply
* Ticket prices are higher at Gate - prices can fluctuate with supply & demand
* Last time near Sold Out Show - This Time Don't Miss Out - Buy tickets early !
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featuring GIANT SUPER STAR line-up of National TV Monster Trucks:
** World Famous....................OUTLAW
** direct from Mexico City.......EL OSO LOCO
** from Tombstone, AZ the.... SHERIFF
** the legendary.....................EQUALIZER
See these GIANT NATIONAL TV MONSTER TRUCKS as they battle it out on Fast Track !
see them compete in earth shaking, ground pounding-high flying excitement !! Where the
DIRT is gonna Fly..!! Also see "CLASH of the TITANS"..as World Famous OUTLAW
battles it out against EL OSO LOCO in non-stop head to head competition !!

Special Feature: See exciting racing action with QUAD WARS Team Racing !!
see them compete in head to head non-stop wheel to wheel racing action - & see them fly
around our fast track - who's gonna Win the Big Cash Purse & Bragging Rights !! Cheer on
the Pro's in wheel to wheel racing action as TEAM TEXAS challenges TEAM MEXICO on
fast track for a Big Cash Purse & Bragging Rights !
Plus "KIDS POWERWHEEL RACES"..Kids can be part of Monster Truck Show.
Plus get a chance to ride on a Real Monster Truck - SERGEANT SMASH....selling rides
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LIMITED SUPPLY - CHILD ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY $ 10 BUCKS !
Get'em while they last ! Enjoy this Great Offer - when they're gone they're gone!
GIANT MATINEE SHOW AT 1:00 PM....Only chance to see these Super Stars
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Show Date: Saturday January 14, 2023
Payne Auto Group Rodeo Arena
at Rio Grande Valley Live Stock Show
1000 North Texas Avenue Mercedes, Texas 78750
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* Enjoy the comforts of this large covered Arena with plenty of seating
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Matinee Show @ 1:00 PM
> Gates Open @ 11:00 am
> Pre-Show Meet & Greet PIT PARTY..11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Pit Party admission tickets only $5.00....Pit Party included w/ VIP Tickets
* must have show admission ticket before purchasing Pit Party add-on pass
> Show Starts @ 1:00 pm....ends about 3:00 pm
> Plus Post Show Drivers Autograph's
Monster Truck Wars
Payne Auto Group Payne Street Payne

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!! DONT WAIT!
https://event.attendstar.com/event/show/mercedes-texas-monster-truck-wars-2023/

11/23/2022

Hot raffle item alert!! 🔥

This Louis Vuitton was generously donated by Leimon’s Pizzeria. The Graceful MM Monogram bag lined in peony will be apart of our Poker Chip Raffle Saturday night, December 3rd; it would make a fabulous Christmas gift for someone special!

11/21/2022
ONLY A FEW tables still available for the RGVLS Cowboy Christmas Gala that will be held Saturday 12/3. Few White Board S...
11/18/2022

ONLY A FEW tables still available for the RGVLS Cowboy Christmas Gala that will be held Saturday 12/3.
Few White Board Sponsorships also available for our Silent Auction.
Don't Miss Out on the FUN & the FOOD by Chef Larry Delgado & Delgado Collective.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 @ 6pm RGVLS Event Center
For more info- email [email protected] or Call 956-565-2456
RGVLS GALA Club

11/17/2022
Thank you to our generous sponsor Texas Farm Credit for your continued support of the RGVLS Citrus & Vegetable Show!
11/17/2022

Thank you to our generous sponsor Texas Farm Credit for your continued support of the RGVLS Citrus & Vegetable Show!

11/16/2022
Exhibitors!!! Here are some upcoming deadlines and important dates to remember!
11/15/2022

Exhibitors!!! Here are some upcoming deadlines and important dates to remember!

Our Frances R. Cooper Event Center is NOW AVAILABLE TO RENT for your event. Company Christmas Party, Wedding, Quincenera...
11/14/2022

Our Frances R. Cooper Event Center is NOW AVAILABLE TO RENT for your event. Company Christmas Party, Wedding, Quincenera, Meeting Space & More! 1st floor is 4,900 sq feet. Second Floor is 14,700 sq feet. Conference Room is 2,900 sq feet. Kitchens available both upstairs & downstairs. Very nice spaces with an elevator! If you are interested please email [email protected] or call 956-565-2456!

11/13/2022
11/12/2022
11/11/2022

THANK YOU TO ALL THE BRAVE MEN & WOMEN WHO FOUGHT FOR & PROTECTED OUR COUNTRY. HAPPY VETERANS DAY!❤️

New sponsorships NOW AVAILABLE FOR the 84th Annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo March 9-19th. If you are int...
11/10/2022

New sponsorships NOW AVAILABLE FOR the 84th Annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo March 9-19th. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please email [email protected] or call 956-565-2456! A TON OF NEW & EXCITING THINGS COMING FOR THE 2023 SHOW!!
DEADLINE FOR NEW SPONSORSHIPS IS 11/30/22.

Carden Circus comes to Mercedes, TX on November 12th & November 13th with FOUR AMAZING shows @ The Payne Auto Group Rode...
11/09/2022

Carden Circus comes to Mercedes, TX on November 12th & November 13th with FOUR AMAZING shows @ The Payne Auto Group Rodeo Arena at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds!

A LIMITED number of $9.99 adult tickets are available NOW but only for the FIRST 100 GUESTS---you've gotta buy ONLINE NOW to get that exclusive $9.99 ticket....PLUS you can get a FREE KID'S ticket too with your purchase of an adult ticket!!! Use code FREEPASS at purchase.

Are you ready to be amazed with all NEW, never-before-seen ACTS?!!
We can't wait for your family to experience the laughter & wonder, the music & magic, amazing aerialists and see our MAGNIFICENT Carden Circus ELEPHANTS & camels & horses, llamas & more for an up-close, once-in-a-lifetime encounter!!

YOU'RE INVITED to be our special Circus guests & enjoy three rings of absolutely UNFORGETTABLE family fun at the Circus Spectacular!
We can't wait to see you there!!
Parking $10

11/08/2022

RGVLS offers so many events that don't involve livestock. Visit www.rgvls.com to learn more about all of the events planned for the 84th Annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo taking place March 9-19, 2023!

If you are an exhibitor that would like to participate in the Ag Product ID or Food Challenge during the 2022 RGVLS Citr...
11/08/2022

If you are an exhibitor that would like to participate in the Ag Product ID or Food Challenge during the 2022 RGVLS Citrus & Vegetable Show, the entry deadline is quickly approaching. Registration deadline is NOVEMBER 18, 2022!

Visit www.rgvls.com for details and entry forms!

For exhibitors attending heifer validation tomorrow, please use the route below for showground entry and animal unloadin...
11/04/2022

For exhibitors attending heifer validation tomorrow, please use the route below for showground entry and animal unloading.

ATTENTION COMMERCIAL HEIFER CATTLE EXHIBITORS: Please use the link below to fill out and print your heifer validation fo...
11/04/2022

ATTENTION COMMERCIAL HEIFER CATTLE EXHIBITORS: Please use the link below to fill out and print your heifer validation form. Bring your completed form and $10 per head to the RGVLS Showgrounds tomorrow, Saturday, November 5th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Noon). No bills larger than $20 will be accepted. CASH ONLY.

Heifer Validation Form:
https://cdn.saffire.com/files.ashx?t=fg&rid=RGVLS&f=2023_JR_COMMERCIAL_HEIFER_VALIDATION_FORM(2).pdf

11/03/2022
Thank you RGV! We are out of pumpkins..
11/02/2022

Thank you RGV! We are out of pumpkins..

Reminder: Heifer Validation this Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon)!Validation form is available...
11/02/2022

Reminder: Heifer Validation this Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon)!

Validation form is available online under Exhibitor Forms for those who wish to have it filled out upon arrival.

$10 per head. No bills over $20 will be accepted. Cash Only.

NO LATE ARRIVALS

Mutton Bustin' Applications Now Available!
11/01/2022

Mutton Bustin' Applications Now Available!

11/01/2022
11/01/2022
10/31/2022

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

10/31/2022
Tonight's Costume Contest Winners!!!1st Place - Beetlejuice Shrunken Head Character2nd Place - Unicorn3rd Place - EwokTh...
10/30/2022

Tonight's Costume Contest Winners!!!

1st Place - Beetlejuice Shrunken Head Character

2nd Place - Unicorn

3rd Place - Ewok

Thank you to everyone who participated in all of our costume contest competitions.

There is still time to enjoy the festival, come on out for the final night of the 2022 RGVLS Fall Fest "Terror on Texas Ave"!

10/30/2022

Congratulations to our 2022 RGVLS Fall Fest Terror on Texas Ave "Build Your Own Scarecrow" contest!!!

Thank you to all of our participants. Your exhibits were absolutely amazing and the event guests really loved them.

LAST DAY FOR "TERROR ON TEXAS AVE!"HAUNTED HOUSE 6PM-10:30PM TODAY!Carnival, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Mutto...
10/30/2022

LAST DAY FOR "TERROR ON TEXAS AVE!"
HAUNTED HOUSE 6PM-10:30PM TODAY!
Carnival, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Mutton Bustin, Shopping Boo-tiques
Kids Costume Contest @ 4:30pm
Scarecrow Contest @ 5:30pm
David Martinez y Su Conjunto @ 6pm
FIRST 250 KIDS GET A FREE TRICK OR TREAT CANDY BAG!!
ENTER ONLY IF YOU DARE!!

Tonight’s costume contest winners:1st place: Robot - $150 & trophy2nd place: Cute witch - $50 & trophy3rd place: Sally -...
10/30/2022

Tonight’s costume contest winners:

1st place: Robot - $150 & trophy

2nd place: Cute witch - $50 & trophy

3rd place: Sally - Gift Basket

Join us tomorrow for the final day of the 2022 RGVLS Fall Fest Terror on Texas Ave! Costume contest begins at 4:30 pm.

10/30/2022

Bullriding starting!!! Head on over to Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show!!!!

10/29/2022
ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE RGV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ONLY TONIGHT AT TERROR ON TEXAS AVELUCHA LIBRE 4:30-6:30PM & PRO-BULLRIDING...
10/29/2022

ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE RGV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ONLY TONIGHT AT TERROR ON TEXAS AVE
LUCHA LIBRE 4:30-6:30PM & PRO-BULLRIDING 7-10PM $20
OR JUST BULLRIDING IS $10
FREE PARKING
HAUNTED HOUSE OPENS @ 6PM, CARNIVAL, FLASH MOB CONTEST @ 5PM, KIDS COSTUME CONTEST , BUCK N CRAZY @ 7PM, PUMPKIN PATCH, SCARECROW ROW, SHOPPING BOOTIQUE, FOOD VENDORS & MUCH MUCH MORE!!
ADMISSION TO FESTIVAL
ADULTS $10
KIDS $5
2YRS & UNDER FREE
ENTER IF YOU DARE!

10/29/2022
For those exhibitors participating in tomorrow's RGVLS Prospect Show, please follow the drop off route below.  Gates ope...
10/29/2022

For those exhibitors participating in tomorrow's RGVLS Prospect Show, please follow the drop off route below. Gates open at 6:00 a.m. See you there!

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1000 North Texas Avenue
Mercedes, TX
78570

Telephone

(956) 565-2456

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In 1939, the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Agricultural Exposition, the forerunner of today's Show, was organized as a project of the Mercedes Chamber of Commerce. The first show was held in 1940 on the grounds of a local livestock sales yard with make shift pens and lean-to sheds. The Show continued to be held on this same property until 1949 when it moved to its present location at 1000 North Texas in Mercedes. In 1947, the Show was incorporated and chartered as a non-profit educational organization with a Board of Directors representing all of the four southmost counties of Texas. Up until 1955, all livestock was shown primarily in tents. By 1979, all exhibits which were one housed in some 12 tents were in permanent buildings located on slightly over 100 acres. Volunteers from all walks of life and a dedicated Board of Directors give endless hours of their time to make the Show a success. Without them it would be impossible to produce the Show as the cost would be excessive. The Show has continued to grow each year and now ranks as one of the top ten in the State. People from all over Texas eagerly anticipate the event and come to enjoy the many activities including a parade, rodeos, competitive livestock events and the many, many attractions which are scheduled daily.

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So what’s going on with the mega passes !? I think we deserve answers. Thank u
I am sorry to hear that this event was closed down. We understand that you all did not see or want to close but we did not see this either. We should be refunded for the mega passes or give us a number to contact someone that can help us.
is the rodeo event march 18 closed?
Stacey and Markie won big at the fair.....congrats
Please cancel the livestock show. I know you're concerned about the profit losses, but to continue it is madness given the health crisis going on. My folks are 80+ and plan to attend; if I were living down there still, I would find a safer venue, like a walk in the park. Please you don't realize how quickly this can spread. Please reconsider and act fast--ten days of this is way too risky. Thank you for the consideration.
Your failure to close the event is unconscionable and irresponsible. Social distancing is very effective at mitigating the transmission of COVID-19. Shame on you!
Thank you for thinking of the showman and all the families and kids❤️
We are raised to wash our hand, use antibacterial and cover cough and sneezes. The media has hyped this so bad and I am sorry but Spring Break is here and we raise livestock we are use to worse👍
The Rio Grande Valley Livestock show needs to shut down to protect the people of the valley!!!
When is Cantastic night?
Is there a phone number that I can call about handicaps seating?
Are you ready for some show and Rodeo??
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