The Houston Rodeo is a favorite of so many Houstonians. It is really something to see horses, riders and other animals roaming the streets of Houston. The fair has something for everyone. Whether it is shopping, playing, eating, drinking or learning; everyone has a great time.
Ranked as the world’s largest rodeo, Rodeo Houston invites only the top cowboys and cowgirls in the sport to compete.
Fun for Kids
If you have children there are some really fun things to do.
- Kids Country allows kids to explore the world of agriculture and gather eggs, plant a crop or milk a cow
- Watch the pig races
- The petting zoo has animals of all varieties from exotic to farm animals
- Ride a pony or a camel
- Enjoy the kids carnival with kid-friendly rides and games
- Kids Pedal Tractor Pull where kids can compete in a fast-paced, action-packed, pedal-powered tractor pull
The food is really fabulous with so many choices you can’t go away hungry. There are Gold Buckle Foodie Awards which are presented to the best of the best in eight categories.
Fabulous one-of-a-kind Western shopping experience. You can purchase clothes, horse trailers, gourmet food, arts and crafts and agricultural machinery.
The livestock show features lots of competitions. The competitions include hard-working Texas 4-H and FFA members and other professional livestock breeders from across the country.
The open show features Beef and Dairy cattle, llamas, rabbits, sheep and goats, sheep dog trials and other specialty cattle.
The youth show features cattle, diary and boer goats, llamas, breeding rabbits and meat pen rabbits.
Then there are the concerts. Former performances have been by greats like Trace Adkins, Paul Anka, Alabama, Tony Bennett and even Justin Bieber.
The scholarship program is huge and offers the following scholarships:
- Metropolitan: Public School Districts
- Opportunity: Houston Independent School District
- Area Go texan: Available for students within the 62 counties
- Texas 4-H: 4-H County extension agents
- Texas FFA: Through agricultural science teacher
- School Art: Available to Participants in the Show’s School Art Program
- FCCLA: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
- Ruth Hildebrand: Available to Exhibitor in the Junior Market Lamb Show
- Military: Available to dependents of service member in active duty, reserve, honorably discharged veteran or the National Guard.
- Technical: Available to Students pursuing an associate’s degree in an approved technical field.
- Achievement: Available to Juniors and Seniors toward an undergraduate degree