On Friday nights, most people go to high school football games in Texas, but not me… I have something to share with you, that might just surprise you. My Friday nights were spent in the Rodeo arena growing up. Rodeo was my sport and now as an adult it’s still my favorite sporting event to watch.
Rodeo means so much more to me beyond what’s happening in the arena. Sure everyone likes the thrill of the competition, but it’s the action behind the Rodeo arena scenes that the spectators don’t see. In the sport of rodeo you have the rider and the steed, both are athletes. Most competitors don’t just show up to the competition, there is a lot of training that goes on before they even get into the arena. Rodeo will always be a family sporting event and some of my fondest memories growing up were the comradery and sense of community that I felt from my fellow competitors.
Although the days of hauling across Texas in my side by side, two stall, bumper pull trailer are over I can still get a taste of the Rodeo life and excitement in my own backyard. One of the wonderful events I look forward to each fall in the Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo.
Did you know that many fairs have educational aspects to them from awarding scholarships to competitions where kids can show off their skills such as Agrobotics, Livestock Judging, and Public Speaking? If your community has a Fair and Rodeo you are supporting the local education of agriculture, science, and research!
We’ve marked our calendars for the Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo Kickoff weekend, which is October 16th. They have a Tractor Pull that I know Mike will want to see and I can’t wait for the Barrel Racing on Friday night, October 22nd.
If you’re in the Brazos Valley and want to join in on the Fair and Rodeo fun, check out their full 2021 schedule and ticket information HERE.