Rodeo Houston 2020

March 3 – 22, 2020

It’s almost time for Rodeo Houston 2020! If you happen to be new to Houston or visiting, rodeo season in Houston is one of the most exciting times of the year in our city. Our annual rodeo not only features animals but fantastic food, concerts, parades and more. Please enjoy learning more about the history and events of Houston Rodeo.

photos of the Rodeo by Nest Builders Realty Group

Quick Links:

  • History
  • Pre-Rodeo Events
  • Go Texan Day
  • Parade
  • Rodeo Round-up
  • Rodeo Run
  • Trail Ride
  • Bar-B-Que Cook-Off
  • Concerts
  • Carnival
  • AGVenture
  • Calf Scramble

History of Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show

Cowboy Boots & Go Texan Day Rodeo Houston 2020

In the 1920s the cattle industry began to grow in the Texas Gulf Coast region, but there were no large cattle market or packaging centers nearby. After some research, the cattle farmers concluded the markets in which had those features did not do so without a popular livestock show. In January 1931, a group of 7 cattle farmers met in Texas State Hotel which prompted the beginnings of what is now known as the Houston Livestock and Rodeo show.

A yearly tradition since 1931, the Houston Rodeo is an event many locals look forward to in early spring.

Pre-Rodeo Events

Go Texan Day

February 28, 2020

Go Texan Day is the official kick-off to the Houston Livestock and Rodeo shows. The purpose of the day is to encourage Houstonians to celebrate Western Heritage and raise awareness of the Rodeo season. On Go Texan Day you will find locals dressed in western attire, and there is even an official contest. Click HERE for Go Texan Day Contest Rules.

You or your company can enter the Go Texan Day Contest by simply recording and editing your festivities, and uploading your entry on the assigned Youtube link, by the due date of March 1, 2020.

Trail Ride

On February 23, 2020


  • 12 Trail Rides participate in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Downtown Rodeo Parade.
  • Over 1,300 miles are covered by all 12 Trial Rides.
  • All Trail Rides are led by Trail Bosses, who are responsible for ensuring safety. 
  • Many of the horses on the ride are rescued animals.

Downtown Rodeo Parade Houston Rodeo 2020

February 29, 2020

2020 serves at the 81st year of Houston’s Rodeo Parade. The parade normally starts at 10:00 am and features decorative floats, local celebrities, marching bands, and thousands of trail riders. View the parade route HERE.

The best places to view the parade are on Louisiana, from Bell to Lamar, Lamar, and from Louisiana to Smith.

Rodeo Round-Up

February 25, 2020

Rodeo Run

February 29, 2020

Bar-B-Que Cookoff Rodeo Houston 2020

February 27 – February 29, 2020

Bar-B-Que Cookoff Rodeo Houston 2020

Round-Up & Best Bites Competition

February 23, 2020

Concerts Houston Rodeo 2020

Preview the 2020 Houston Livestock and Rodeo Concert Lineup HERE.

The remaining three entertainers will be announced on February 4, with tickets going on sale Feb 6.

Mutton Bustin


  • Contestants must be between the ages of 5 and 6 as of March 3, 2020
  • Participants weight must not exceed 55 pounds.
  • Children who participated in 2018 and 2019 are not eligible to participate in 2020.

Participation is on a first come first serve basis.


View the 2020 Carnival HERE.


Exhibits are open daily from 9am – 9pm.

Calf Scramble

Kids activities Rodeo Houston 2020.

Whether you’re looking for the Pre-Rodeo events or Concerts, the Houston Livestock and Rodeo has something for every personality type.

Nest Builders Realty Group is pleased to bring you information about events and things to do in Houston, like a preview of things to do in Houston during Rodeo. Keep us in mind for all your real estate needs. Looking to buy a house or sell a house in Houston? Give us a call at 832-775-8806.

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