Rodeo and Livestock Show
Texas Longhorn © David
Houston's raunchy rodeo is the largest in the world, and its accompanying livestock fair second in size only to the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. This three-week spectacular not only includes the world-beater rodeo competition and about 35,000 livestock entered in different categories, but it also offers hundreds of other agricultural-related activities from pig races to pony rides, and premier concert entertainment. The livestock show includes auctioning off the animals, and the public is invited to watch the fast-paced and exciting auctioning process. There is also a horse show, similar to the livestock show.
A wide variety of food is available to visitors, including, of course, lots of barbecue. Prizes are handed out to food vendors in several categories: best breakfast food, best value food, best food-on-a-stick, classic fair food, most creative food, best fried food, best new flavour, and best dessert. It is the world's largest livestock exhibition, the world's richest regular-season rodeao, and is described as the Southwest's premier entertainment event. Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, the Black Eyed Peas, Faith Hill, Enrique Iglesias and John Mayer are only a few of the big names that have performed here over the years.
Venue: Reliant Park
Date: 1 - 20 March 2016