Everything There Is to See and Do at This Year’s Houston Rodeo

Mark your calendars because the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is almost here. It’s time to indulge in the tastiest barbecue, listen to tunes and watch a rodeo performance that’ll have you sitting on the edge of your seat. But before you buy your tickets for this year’s event, discover everything there is to see and do.

The Houston Rodeo runs from February 28 to March 20, but the good news is that there’s tons of fun to be had even earlier. The World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is a three-day event from February 24 to February 26 that features more than 250 teams. Although you can’t compete in the event yourself, you can spend the afternoon watching every moment of this cook-off from The Garden, Chuckwagon or Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon. Can’t make it out to the Bar-B-Que Contest? That’s ok — check out the other pre-rodeo events that are planned.

From horse and livestock shows to concerts and carnival rides, the Houston Rodeo takes every member of the family into account with events that appeal to the masses. Bring the youngest members of your clan along or attend with friends instead. No matter which you choose, you can’t go wrong — the event is a Houston tradition that practically guarantees a good time for everyone.

Now for the actual rodeo, there’s so much to get excited about. Nineteen world-famous artists are set to perform across the various event days, including Luke Bryan, Khalid and Chris Stapleton. Over 360 contestants will be competing this year for a total of $2.14 million and for the title of RodeoHouston Champion. Between the shows, enjoy some shopping and dining or sip on a glass of award-winning wine. There’s no shortage of ways to spend your time.

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Pictures courtesy of: Visit Houston (Carnival); Thrillist (Rodeo Event).