RGV Outdoor Expo Preview

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:31pm

The first annual Rio Grande Valley Outdoor Sportsman Expo will take place this Saturday in San Benito.

“One of the best aspects we have down here in the Rio Grande Valley is our great outdoors,” says San Benito Chamber of Commerce member Zeke Padilla.

Padilla and the San Benito are hosting this family event that includes competitions like the alligator gar roundup.

“One of the other aspects is the alligator gar roundup and we have a lot of fishermen out here,” says Padilla. “They will be competing in the alligator gar roundup the weigh in will be there at the fairgrounds.”

Skeet shooting competitions will also take place.

“Hunting season is right around the corner and this gives the entire dove hunters a chance to get ready for dove season,” says Padilla. “This is our first time doing this event and we have received a good response.”

The event starts tomorrow at nine am at the San Benito Fair Grounds off of FM 510. Admission and parking are free.

“The main goal is to just bring families together and create a family event,” says Padilla.

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