It is rodeo time again in Houston and every year their attendance grows helping it keep their status of the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo. This family friendly event has something for everyone whether you like country music or not.
The amount of unique foods at the carnival alone brings buzz to the rodeo. Fried pickles, mushrooms, candy bars, cheesecake, bacon you name it they probably have it fried. The carnival has a lot of fun rides for adults and children.
You can buy a ticket just to get into the carnival and the sales pavilion area if you are not interested in the entertainment inside Reliant Stadium. This is the place to be during spring break carnival will have extended hours during the week of March 11-17. Also there are petting zoos with animals most people do not see every day like goats, kangaroos, and llamas.
Inside Reliant Stadium before the concerts there are several events, such as bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, and other events that may be new to people who have not experienced country life.
Of course the entertainers bring large crowds, such as George Strait (whose concert sold out this year) and over the years the rodeo has changed it up a bit and added some non-country entertainment for those who have different music tastes.
One thing to remember about the rodeo is all the scholarship money they give out to students for college. According to the rodeo’s website www.rodeohouston.com since they began in 1932 they have given out over $330 million in scholarship money.
The rodeo is a great opportunity to learn about new things, have fun, eat unique foods, listen to music and maybe earn some money for college.