What started in 1931, with a small, seven-person lunch at the Texas State Hotel, has evolved into a much-loved Houston tradition and the world’s largest rodeo event.
Each year, the city welcomes 2 million attendees for its 20-day Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. The annual festival offers visitors fun-filled carnivals, barbecue cook-offs, wine tasting competitions, shopping, trail rides, concerts and of course, action-packed bull riding. The heartwarming calf scramble is also a crowd favorite, with 28 young Texans scrambling the floor of Reliant Stadium, trying to catch one of 14 calves.
Join the fun cheering on the cowboys and cowgirls as they ride and rope for a piece of the $1.4 million purse. Stick around after the nightly rodeo for performances by Grammy Award winning artists. Past performers have included everyone from Tim McGraw and George Strait to Beyonce and Justin Beiber.
For more information, including a complete calendar line-up, visit www.rodeohouston.com.