Rodeo Houston

By
Real Estate Agent with Brooks Prime Properties

YUP, that's right here in the Houston area the rodeo is in full swing. It really is a something to see. The actual rodeo itself last for about three weeks, but the whole thing is over a month long from start to finish. So if you want to make it this year you have about a week left as it ends the 22nd of March. Do not worry though if you do not make it this year. Come on down next year. Here is a link to the official site

I will try and walk you through all of the major events in the order they occur. But first a little history, the actual rodeo started back in 1931 and was held downtown. Then about 1957 some people got together and decided to help promote the rodeo they would have trail ride before the rodeo. Now it is the precursor to the rodeo.

Once the tra il riders are all gathered in town at memorial park a parade is thrown the next day. After the parade we have what we call the cook off, a three day event of smoking different types of meats and partying. Now don't get me wrong there is some serious cooking going on so they can win the prize of World Champion.

Now we start with the livestock show and rodeo, oh by the way the world's largest. You know what they say about Texas everything is bigger and better. Okay, I may have added that last part about being better. Now of course with this we have to have a carnival for kids of all ages including myself. What ever you do, don't forget to bring your wallet because it is going to cost to play at the carnival.

The livestock portion is broken down into two parts the first part is for the professional breeders to show their stock and get some business. Then the second half it the kids turn. Here is where the kids bring their animals for judging. In the end there is an auction for all of the animals which helps raise money for scholarships for the kids. Did I mention that was the main goal of this rodeo, well shame on me for waiting so long to tell you.

While you are in the livestock show you can shop for everything from tractors to leather belts. They also have a art show of drawings and paintings from local high school kids that will simply amaze you at the talent of these kids. Another fact for you now is that this rodeo is put on by 19,000 volunteers!

  If that is not enough they have music's top performers putting on a show after the rodeo each night. Oh did I mention we have a rodeo going on also.Now they have taken the astrodome and made it into honky tonk known as the hideout, where they have different performers putting on a show

What I am saying is come early, be prepared to stay late, eat lots of food, and get entertained.

Comments (12)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes
We are heading to the Rodeo on Sunday with our six year old...it is always a great time...you need to do it once in your life!
Mar 15, 2008 03:54 PM
Robert Arnold
Brooks Prime Properties - Huntsville, TX
Lake Livingston Real Estate
Its go Tejano day should be a blast.
Mar 15, 2008 03:56 PM
Misty Thomas
Houston Realty - Crosby, TX
Realtor Crosby, TX
The Houston Rodeo is always a great way to kick off Spring! My family really enjoys going and it is always nice to see so many Houstonians enjoying what our city has to offer! Thank you for spotlighting this great event!
Mar 16, 2008 03:49 AM
Robert Arnold
Brooks Prime Properties - Huntsville, TX
Lake Livingston Real Estate
I agree the rodeo is always fun.
Mar 16, 2008 08:55 AM
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ
AzLadyInRed

Robert, growing up in Arizona, we always had a rodeo. I used to love them.......great localism and informational post for your readers.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Mar 17, 2008 08:40 AM
Robert Arnold
Brooks Prime Properties - Huntsville, TX
Lake Livingston Real Estate
Yeah I grew up going to rodeos also, but this one is really different than most.
Mar 17, 2008 08:46 AM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Hey there Robert!

Are we going? There's just too much to do in Texas! I'm enjoying your blogs and I'm so glad you're working with us! See you in a minute.


Mar 18, 2008 06:03 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Robert,

I don't believe I've said WELCOME to Active Rain!  This is a great community, and you write well.  A match made in Heaven!

Mike in Tucson

Mar 29, 2008 06:26 PM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS
Great post, Robert,   Hope you are planning on coming to the BBQ in April.  Would love to meet you.
Mar 30, 2008 01:52 AM
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate
Robert - Nice write up about the Houston Rodeo.  I always enjoy it, I love the chuckwagon races!  :)
Mar 31, 2008 04:28 AM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI
Robert, looks like fun! YeeHaa
Apr 19, 2008 06:37 AM
Jennifer Monroe
Compass - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate REALTORĀ®/Broker/Designer

I absolutely LOVE the rodeo!

Jun 14, 2008 02:37 PM