With the start of a new year comes the beginning of the livestock show season for Gillespie County 4-Hers and Fredericksburg and Harper FFA members.
Kicking off the 2014 season for most exhibitors will be the Gillespie County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Auction Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 9-11.
While the county show is the only competition for some local exhibitors, a large number will be continuing on to other contests across the state.
Following the Gillespie County show is the Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show in Kerrville, Jan. 13-18.
From there, local exhibitors will head to the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Jan. 17-Feb. 8; the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, Feb. 6-23; the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo, Feb. 14-March 2; the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, March 4-23, and the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo in Austin, March 1-16.