A Pet Sitter’s Guide to the Houston Rodeo

Last week, we shared the highlights of the 2024 Katy Rodeo. Today, we’re sharing a pet sitter’s guide to the Houston Rodeo including the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest at Houston Rodeo 2024, which starts today! Read on and plan your visit to the 2024 Houston Rodeo here.

A Pet Sitter’s Guide to the Houston Rodeo: World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

houston pet sitting dog walkingKicking off today, Thursday, February, 22nd through, Saturday, February, 24th, 2024 at the NRG Park in Houston, the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is part of the Houston Rodeo. Still, it requires a separate admission that can be purchased on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo website.

The event welcomes over 250 teams competing for the title of World Champion in various barbecue categories like brisket, chicken, and ribs. This year, the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest celebrates its 50th-anniversary celebration, featuring the return of many long-time teams. Competing teams cook using only wood or wood-substance fires while judges evaluate entries based on taste, tenderness, appearance, and overall impression.

While winners are announced at 7 PM on Saturday, February 24th at the Miller Lite Garden Stage, public venues like The Garden, Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon, and the Chuckwagon offer food, drinks, and live music daily. Meanwhile, adults and children can enjoy a carnival with rides, games, and fun for the whole family.

A Pet Sitter’s Guide to the Houston Rodeo: Rodeo Events & Exhibits

horses houston texasAs one would expect from a rodeo considered the world’s largest, the Houston Rodeo includes events such as barrel racing, bull riding, bronco riding, and more. It also offers a wide variety of exhibits that cater to all ages and interests including a educational, livestock, fine arts and cultural exhibits. With a variety of demonstrations and presentations, rodeo visitors learn about different aspects of rodeo life, such as horse training.

A Pet Sitter’s Guide to the Houston Rodeo: Pre-Rodeo Celebrations

The Houston Rodeo is a celebration of western heritage, generates significant economic benefits for the Houston area, fosters a strong sense of community spirit and togetherness, and holds immense prestige and recognition worldwide, often referred to as “the largest rodeo in the world.” Because of its local significance, the event draws pre-rodeo celebrations for Houston residents and visitors of varying interests.

houston pet sitting dog walkingPre-Rodeo events in 2024 include the Rodeo Uncorked Wine Show, which highlights wine production in agriculture. Wine afficionados can enjoy the Champion Wine Auction & Dinner on Sunday, February 25th, and rodeo visitors can visit the Champion Wine Garden presented by Frost Bank from February 27th to March 17th.

Scheduled for Saturday, February 24th, the Rodeo Run® benefits the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ and precedes the Downtown Rodeo Parade. The now sold-out run kicks off with a wheelchair race, followed by a 5K and 10K Corral A, 10K timed and 5K timed events.

The Downtown Rodeo Parade, known as one of Houston’s most popular celebrations, is scheduled for 8:30 AM to 2 PM Saturday, Febuary 24th. Since 1938, Houston transformed from a bustling metropolis to a down-home celebration of Western heritage with its decorative floats, thousands of men and women on horseback, and marching bands. Find the parade route here.

In addition to the above, rodeo-goers can also enjoy Trail Rides and Go Texan Day.

A Pet Sitter’s Guide to the Houston Rodeo: Music & Concerts

houston dog walkers and pet sittersFeaturing headliners like 50 Cent, Hank Williams Jr., Bun B, and Nickelback, the Houston Rodeo’s Music & Concert series kicks off Tuesday, February 27th with Blake Shelton and culminates the weekend of March 15th with the Jonas Brothers, Brad Paisley and Eric Church.

For music and concert schedule including the Main Concert Series, Stockman’s Club, The Garden Stage, Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon and to purchase tickets, click here.

Animal Admiration Pet Care Services Katy, TX

As we shared in last week’s post, our team is proud to serve an area as culturally rich and diverse as Houston. Houston’s diversity and cultural richness are evident in its people, neighborhoods, cuisine, artistic expressions, and welcoming spirit. The Houston Rodeo celebrates our area’s unique tapestry of cultures, creating a vibrant and dynamic environment and fun for the whole family.

To learn about the many ways in which Animal Admiration Pet Sitting supports Houston pet lovers and to discuss the benefits of our in-home pet care services, contact us at info@animaladmiration.com or (281) 391-1015. Our team of dedicated pet care providers offers quality care pet sitting and dog walking in KatyFulshearRichmondEnergy CorridorMemorialWest Houston, and Cypress. We look forward to hearing from you and to caring for your cats, dogs, horses, and more.




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