Here is the schedule of events for the 2008 Nueces County Junior Livestock Show being held at the Richard Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown.

Jan. 11

The 73rd annual Nueces County Junior Livestock Show will kick off Friday with the welding contest from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The carnival opens at 6 p.m. Friday at the Richard Borchard Regional Fairgrounds. The carnival will be in the Fairgrounds Field parking lot and will be open through Sunday. Admission is free and individual ride tickets will be available. Parking is free all weekend.

Jan. 12

The annual Grand Opening Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Robstown and proceed to the fairgrounds. The line-up begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of Matiana Ortiz Boulevard and Main Avenue.

The seventh annual Livestock Show Alumni Cook-off will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Live music begins at 4 p.m. Saturday with the Totally Texas show in the Central Pavilion, followed by El Balie Grande in the Grand Ballroom at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Separate tickets are required for each show. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (866) 722-8844.

The Holt Cat Nueces Classic Team Roping starts at 8 a.m. Saturday and will be the first event in the new Equestrian Center. Between 600 and 700 teams of professional cowboys are expected to compete well into the night. Admission is free.

The 46th annual livestock show queen's contest begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Robstown High School Auditorium. Nineteen courageous young ladies from Nueces County will take to the spotlight, vying to become queen. The contestants will be scored for interviews, their introductions, and the talent and evening wear competitions, culminating in the Top 5 finalists. Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under. The contestants are selling the tickets and tickets will be available at the door.

Jan. 13

Horse Show registration begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, with Horse Show judging beginning at 9 a.m.

Jan. 15

Homemaking entries check-in takes place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, with homemaking judging beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Shop projects check-in is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Cattle move-in and market goat move-in are from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Jan. 16

Cattle move-in and shop projects move-in continues from 8 a.m. to noon. Wednesday.

Meat goat weigh-in and sift will occur from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The homemaking awards presentation will be at noon Wednesday.

Swine check-in is from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and meat goat judging will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Rabbit sifting will occur from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the showmanship contest following the sifting.

Market steer sifting, breeding cattle sifting and market lamb sifting will occur between 4 and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Jan. 17

Poultry sifting will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Jan. 17.

Market swine sifting, breeding cattle judging and shop project judging will all begin at 8 a.m. Jan. 17.

Market rabbit, fryer rabbit and breeding rabbits judging will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 17.

Poultry judging will take place at 10:30 a.m., market steer judging will occur at 1 p.m. and market lamb judging will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 17.

Jan. 18

Market swine judging begins at 8 a.m. Jan. 18.

The shop projects awards program begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the livestock judging contest at 6 p.m. Jan. 18.

Homemaking entries will be removed from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 18.

Jan. 19

A silent auction for shop projects will occur between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 19, and a silent auction for homemaking entries will be from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Blue Ribbon auction starts at 10 a.m. Jan. 19.