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Miami International Agriculture, Horse and Cattle Show runs April 15-17

The ninth annual Miami International Agriculture, Horse and Cattle Show will attract visitors from all over the world.

The show will take place at the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St., from April 15 to 17. Admission is $3. Children under 12 enter free.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier Souto says eventgoers can expect new activities this year.

“The show is different every year,” he said. “It has different attractions, animals and different people come to the show. We will have more horse activities. It’s a horse and cattle show and agriculture.”

Visitors who attend will enjoy live music, a medieval-times show, car shows, bull riding, horse jumping, polo and team roping exhibitions and activities for children. There will also be an auction and educational programs for agriculture. Premium cattle will be featured at the show coming from different states like Louisiana and also from other countries. More than 50,000 people attended the event last year.

“It has become a family event,” he said.

The three-day show will attract agri-businesses from around the world. Souto said agriculture has a major financial impact to Miami-Dade County.

“Miami-Dade County is an agriculture county,” he said. “We get about $3 billion out of agriculture a year not only cause of fruits, potatoes and different things that we eat, but because of the flowers and plants too.”

Food trucks will also be on board. Several vendors will also be on hand selling fruits, vegetables and more.

A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the South Florida Autism Charter School.

If you go

▪ What: Miami International Agriculture, Horse and Cattle Show

▪ Where: Tropical Park 7900 SW 40 St.

▪ When: April 15 — Doors open 9 a.m.; April 16 & 17— Doors open 10 a.m.

▪ How much: $3; free for children under 12

▪ More information: http://miamicattleshow.org/

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