Rodeos play a huge role in the historical and cultural life of the Lone Star State. They are held almost in every city. One of the top five rodeos is the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, founded in 1950, famous for live music concerts, art shows, and BBQs. The San Antonio Rodeo and Stock Show is one of the largest and longest-running annual rodeos which is held in February over two weeks. It features a horse show from professional and amateur handlers, a family fair, a carnival, live entertainment, of some of the country's top artists as well. Another occasion to see rodeo close to San Antonio is the Poteet Strawberry Festival.
In Austin, you shouldn't miss the Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo, which is considered one of the best rodeos in the Capital City. Rodeo Austin is the 6th largest indoor professional show with team roping, wrestling, and a thrilling Bareback Riding Competition.
The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is held at the Reliant Stadium in late February or early March. Lots of music, A World Championship BBQ Contest, and the downtown Rodeo parade in central Houston are the highlights of the Rodeo season.
The Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show is a famous rodeo in Fort Worth, which dates back to 1896. It is held from mid-January through early February and is one of the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo competitions.
Pecos Rodeo claims to be the first rodeo in the world. Its history dates back to 1883. This is a four-day event, which includes calf roping, bronco riding, barrel racing, and other popular things one can find during a rodeo. The Pecos Rodeo is held annually in June at the Buck Jackson Arena.
One more Rodeo one should visit is the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo. It is an annual rodeo, which is held in summer in Georgetown. Here you can see calf wrestling, bull riding, and other favourite rodeo sports.