Friday, February 27, 2009

Rodeo Houston 2009

Welcome to the word’s largest livestock exhibition and the world’s largest Rodeo event! The 2009 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off March 3-22, and is quickly approaching over 2 million in attendance – requiring 19,000 volunteers! Going twenty days strong, Rodeo Houston is held at Reliant Park, and features bull riding, parades, carnivals, BBQ, wine tasting competitions, and loads of shopping! The Houston Livestock and Rodeo will feature Cattle auctions and cattle judging. Traditional trail rides, which start in different areas of Texas and finish in Houston, precede the rodeo. As a long standing rodeo tradition, March 16th has been deemed as Go Texan Day, where Houstonians and visitors alike are expected to don their best cowboy digs. Another tradition is the Rodeo Parade that kicks off the event. And check out the parade stats: 15 trail riders, 20 floats, 15 commercial wagons, 15 university and high school marching bands, dignitaries on horseback, and lots of balloons, all heading down Memorial into Texas avenue! One of the headlining Rodeo events is the super popular Calf Scramble, featuring 14 calves and 28 students trying to harness them and place them in the winners square. Students care for and prepare their prize calves, and the winner returns the following year with a $250 bonus! Most notable in Rodeo Houston are the celebs and concert performances in Stand-Up, Rock, Tejano, Blues, and Hiphop. In fact, the rodeo has drawn the world’s biggest music legends – does Elvis Presley ring a bell? Yup, he was a Houston Rodeo Performer! And 2009 will not disappoint. Kicking off the event is country superstar Tim McGraw, and set to perform are Faith Hill, Rascal Flats, and tween superstar Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana, making Houston Rodeo Tickets a serious must have! Join the party, and let’s Rodeo, Houston!