The Newberry Ag Expo is has opened its gates to people and livestock.
One of the highlights of the three day event will be the S.C. High School Rodeo.
“We are ready for the people and for them to come out to support the community,” said volunteer Denise Berry.
The event started Thursday with a dairy show and continues on Friday and Saturday with beef and goat shows.
There will also be kids carnival rides on Friday and Saturday, art and tractor exhibits, entrainment, Ag Olympics, food and craft vendors and other displays.
There are over 50 vendors at the event.
The event will be open Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The rodeos will start a 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and there will be a junior high rodeo at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets to the rodeo will be $10 at the gate or $5 if admission has already been paid to the expo event.
Students in grade six through 12 will be competing in the event and in about 20 rodeos each year around the state.
Competitors range in ability and ages but all can qualify for the state finals held yearly in Clemson.
Through competing the students can win prizes, college scholarships and represent the state on a national level.
All of the money raised will go to benefit Boys Farm and the Newberry County Career Center FFA.