Rodeo Season Is Here

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For many Houstonians, March is a favorite time of year. It is when rodeo season starts, and Rodeo Houston is huge in Space City.

Rodeo Houston has everything for all ages: shops on top of shops for those country and rustic buyers and a carnival with arcade games that anyone can enjoy. The rodeo itself is great, with riders or ropers coming from all parts of the state and even the world to compete. And the hottest part of Rodeo Houston: the concerts that close out each day of the rodeo.

There is a whole floor in NRG Stadium dedicated to the shops for people to buy items. Vendors carry it all. You can purchase anything from boots to leather handbags to rustic furniture. There is also fantastic food that booths sell, like dips and salsa and jerky.

The rodeo’s carnival is a kids’ favorite with endless roller coasters and attractions for everyone’s entertainment. Attractions include, but are not limited to, slides, ferris wheels, sudden-drop coasters and every arcade game you could think of. You can buy individual tickets for rides or buy a book for deals, including coupons and tickets.

The actual rodeo in Rodeo Houston attracts many people. During the three weeks, cowboys and cowgirls, because it is 2019, compete in different categories for awards and prize money. Some categories that are present are barrel racing, bull riding and mutton bustin’ for the kiddos. This is also where students participate in the calf scramble, an event where teens come and tie calves’ legs together with hope of raising that animal in FFA programs. Also, there is a whole pavillon that is dedicated to animals for all ages to view and enjoy, including cows, goats, pigs and lambs.

Last but not least, Rodeo Houston is known for its lineup of artists and bands. Every year, high-profile entertainers come from all over to perform after the rodeo. This year, two artists sold out almost instantly, George Strait and Cardi B. The line-up is very diverse, attracting all people from all over the city and even the state.

For many performers, like Kane Brown, Kacey Musgraves and Luke Combs, this is their first year performing at the rodeo. On the other hand, there are artists that have performed multiple times, including George Strait and Tim McGraw. Last year, Cody Johnson was the first independent artist to sell out. All artists in the line-up are worth watching with tickets starting as low as $20.

Rodeo Houston comes into town three weeks out of the year. The cookoff starts this weekend, and the real rodeo and concerts start on Monday. Don’t miss out on all these events have to offer, all fun for all ages.

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