As a Houston, Texas insurance agency, we can’t help but get excited about this week. The Houston Livestock Show
& Rodeo is officially in full Western swing! Whether your favorite is the mutton bustin’, livestock show, concerts, calf scramble, BBQ or fried Oreos, the Houston Rodeo is a Texas crowd pleaser.
As the world’s largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition, it comes as no surprise that pulling an event off of this size takes a lot of hard work. Thanks to more than 24,000 volunteers, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo entertains almost two million visitors during its 20 days of rodeo fun.
While legends such as Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Selena, Lynard Skynard and Bob Dylan have all played the Houston Rodeo and have certainly brought the crowds, many come for the food and fellowship of other Rodeo lovin’ Texans.
Houston’s first rodeo was held in 1932 at the Sam Houston Hall and was originally called the “Houston Fat Stock Show & Rodeo”. Wonder why they decided to rename it the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo?
HLSR doesn’t just provide entertainment; the organization has presented millions of dollars in scholarships to local FFA and 4H students. For this, we are incredibly grateful to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. What could be more enriching to our community than investing in its future?
We hope you’ll make it out to the Houston Rodeo this year and promise you’ll have a good time. And you never know, maybe you’ll run into a few of your favorite Houston, Texas insurance agents!
See y’all at the Rodeo!