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Home Things to Do Rodeos Texas Starts 2010 Rodeo Season With High-Stakes Excitement

Texas Starts 2010 Rodeo Season With High-Stakes Excitement

Tough rodeo competition, music, cook-offs and celebrations to be held in Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio and across Texas

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Texas' 2010 annual rodeo season is now underway, and visitors will come from across the West to thrill at the Long Star State's Old West cowboy traditions, filled with broncs, bulls, and all the sights, sounds and experiences of professional rodeo.

While we can't cover all of the many Texas rodeos planned for the first part of the year, the 2010 Texas rodeo season includes the following major competitions:

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (now through Feb. 7). America's oldest stock show will celebrate its 114th year in 2010, with specialty and professional rodeo events taking place daily.

With approximately 900,000 visitors each year, this annual event features a carnival midway full of attractions, education exhibits, vendors - selling everything from jewelry and belt buckles to boots and clothing apparel - livestock shows and sales at one of the best equestrian centers in America, the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

New this year, The WinStar Rodeo Roadhouse will have live music prior to and following every Rodeo performance. For more information, visit

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (Feb. 4-21). Visitors will converge upon the AT&T Center and Freeman Coliseum Grounds for a host of rodeo events, along with a carnival and star-studded performance.

Entertainers will include Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Allan Jackson, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Gary Allen, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Foreigner, and Selena Gomez, among a host of others. For more information, visit

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (March 2-21). Since the show's 1932 debut, it has contributed more than $250 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence, School Art participants, and other educational and youth programs.

On top of attending the world's richest regular-season PRCA rodeo and largest live stock show, visitors to Reliant Park can experience a petting zoo, a carnival, sing-a-longs and gondola Sky Ride for families, the Southwest-sponsored Champion Wine Garden in Carruth Plaza, and even a Texas two-step showdown.

This year's impressive list of performers includes: Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts and even the Jonas Brothers. For more information, visit

The Star of Texas Rodeo in Austin (March 12-27). Austin goes cowboy as competitors hit the Travis County Expo Center arena and area exhibitors show prize livestock at the 72nd annual event. Headline entertainers will appear in concert nightly, with such performers as Gary Allan, Lady Antebellum, Charley Pride, The Randy Rodgers Band, Billy Currington, and the Doobie Brothers.

Those looking for more than bull riding and calf roping can check out the Rodeo Rumble Run (March 13), the Chuck Wagon Cook-off (March 12-14), the BBQ Cook-off (March 19) and the Bullet Proof Blowout (March 26). For more information, call (512) 919-3000 or visit

For more information about rodeos, events and travel across the state of Texas, visit

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