It’s that time of year again here in Houston: the annual rodeo and livestock show officially begins February 25.
Whether you’re new to the Houston area or just haven’t been to the rodeo yet, it’s definitely worth checking out! Every year, there are tons of family-friendly activities, and the rodeo itself is always a blast!
These Are The Top 5 Attractions To Check Out At This Year’s Rodeo
1. Award-Winning Food
If you missed out on last year’s menu, you’re in luck—the 2018 Gold Buckle Foodie Winners will all be available at this year’s event.
2. Live Music From Chart-Topping Artists
Every year, there’s an amazing lineup, and this year will be no exception! Some of the biggest names in country, rock, and pop are booked to perform between February 25 and March 17.
Check out the full lineup on the official rodeo site!
3. Special Days Honoring Houston’s Community
Between February 27 and March 10, there will be four days of special events to recognize Houston’s diverse community:
- Armed Forces Appreciation Day, Feb 27
- Black Heritage Day, Mar 1
- First Responders Day, Mar 4
- Go Tejano Day, Mar 10
Visit the official rodeo site to check out all the exciting details!
4. Special Events And Activities For Kids
The Junction is a separate area within the rodeo where you’ll find tons of fun children’s activities. This year, there’ll be a petting zoo, pony and camel rides, and even a kids’ rodeo event, where little ones can ride a sheep and see how long they last!
And for the older kids, check out this year’s carnival, too!
5. The 3 Main Rodeo Events
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the main attraction! These are the 3 rodeo shows you don’t want to miss at this year’s event:
The 19-day tournament kicks off on Monday, February 25 and continues through Saturday, March 16. During that time, champions will be crowned in bull riding, saddle bronic riding, bareback riding, and more.
Visit the rodeo’s official website to learn more about the event!
This special invitation-only event takes place Saturday, March 9 and will feature reigning champions who will have to compete in bareback riding, bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and saddle bronic riding.
Learn more on the official rodeo site!
First time rodeo-attendees will finally have a chance to learn all the ins and outs of every special rodeo event—from bareback riding and saddle bronc riding to team roping and steer wrestling!
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