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Community Events for March 2023

Feb 16, 2023

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Community Events for March 2023

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Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo | Houston, TX | 2/28 – 3/19

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $575 million to Texas youth and education.

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | Fort Worth, TX | 3/2

The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame honors those individuals who have shown excellence in competition, business, and support of rodeo and the western lifestyle in Texas. The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame was founded in 1997 by Bobby and Susan Kerr of Hico, Texas, to pay homage to the outstanding horsemen and women in Texas, who have excelled in and out of the arena. In 2001, Holt and Jo Hickman moved the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame to the Fort Worth Stockyards to compliment the world class exhibits already located in Barn A.

TK Pro Rodeo Bull Mania 2023 | Mounds, OK | 3/4

TK Pro Rodeo produces sanctioned professional rodeos and bull ridings across the country. Based out of Jay, OK the TK Ranch is perfectly located In the North East tip of Oklahoma. With years of experience and plenty of gold buckles in the arena we have now turned our focus into putting on world class events. In 2018 the rodeo contestants of the American Cowboys Rodeo Association voted TK Pro Rodeo to have the “Best Rodeo Of The Year”.

Oklahoma Youth Expo | Oklahoma City, OK | 3/6 – 3/17

The Oklahoma Youth Expo is the World’s Largest Junior Livestock Show and truly is The Greatest Show. Every March more than 7,000 4-H and FFA members bring more than 13,000 head of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and ag mechanics projects to Oklahoma City to exhibit their projects.

OYE places these young future leaders under the spotlight, allowing them to showcase their projects and months of dedication, allowing them to compete head-to-head with fellow exhibitors for the title of Grand Champion.

The American Contender Tournament Wild Card | Arlington, TX | 3/8

The American Contender Tournament Finals kicks off an action-packed American Western Weekend. Watch 126 athletes from qualifying Regional tournaments vie for a final spot in the Contender Finals and a chance to advance to The American Rodeo and its $1 million payout! A full day of relentless competition where only 1 athlete will persevere.

The American Contender Tournament Finals | Arlington, TX | 3/9

Experience in person the pure grit and determination of 13 Contenders vying to qualify for the final 4 spots at The American Rodeo and the opportunity to win a life-changing $1 million bonus. Your ticket includes access to a live western concert performance following the rodeo.

Rio Grande Valle Livestock Show & Rodeo | Mercedes, TX | 3/9 – 3/19

In 1939, the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Agricultural Exposition, the forerunner of today’s Show, was organized as a project of the Mercedes Chamber of Commerce. The first Show was held in 1940 on the grounds of a local livestock sales yard with make shift pens and lean-to sheds. The Show continued to be held on this same property until 1949 when it moved to its present location. In 1947, the Show was incorporated and chartered as a non-profit educational organization with a Board of Directors representing all of the four southmost counties of Texas.

Texas A&M College Rodeo | Bryan, TX | 3/10 – 3/11

The Texas Aggie Rodeo Team is excited to be hosting a college rodeo at the Brazos County Expo Center.

Come out and enjoy two nights of rodeo with a great performance from Backflip Johnny Dudley and a NEW steer branding competition between Texas A&M student organizations.

Texas Aggie Rodeo Team will be selling our new merchandise and have an information booth set up to learn more about the future of our program.

Cowgirl 30 Under 30 Gala | Fort Worth, TX | 3/10

Finding talent among the vast arenas we call the Western industry is quite frankly an easy task. It’s who we are. Hardworking, dedicated, and ambitious don’t even begin to describe the motivated young women who are ubiquitous in every facet from sport to corporate, entertainment to media, and from agriculture to adventure. This talent is everywhere. The hard part is whittling the list down to just 30 to comprise COWGIRL‘s newest class of 30 Under 30 recipients.

The American Performance Horseman | Arlington, TX | 3/10

The American Performance Horseman is a first-of-its-kind event to celebrate the elegance and excellence of western equine performance sports, and the athletes who ride these powerful Quarter Horses. In this inaugural event, we’re bringin cutting, reined cow horse, and reining together where the top 5 money earning professional horsemen in each discipline will face off in an individual and a teams format for a million dollars in prize monies.

Rodeo Austin | Austin, TX | 3/11 – 3/25

Come see the official sport of Texas in the Capital of Texas! Rodeo Austin hosts one of America’s top ProRodeos every year with action-packed competitions, a Texas-sized carnival and fair, shopping, food, and a variety of special attractions.

EquiFest of Kansas | Salina, KS | 3/16 – 3/19

Kansas Horse Council produced the first EquiFest of Kansas equine expo in February 1998 in Wichita, KS. In 2016 the event moved to Topeka, KS and then in 2020, it moved again to Salina, KS where it currently remains. EquiFest of KS serves as the primary fundraiser for Kansas Horse Council, your representatives for the equine industry in Kansas.

EquiFest of KS welcomes approximately 15,000 attendees each year. What makes it so special? The variety! Here you’ll find all breeds and all disciplines represented throughout the competitions, demonstrations, and displayed exhibits. Catch educational and informative workshops, visit one on one with world-renowned clinicians, or enjoy stage entertainment of music, poetry, history, and storytelling. If you like a variety of food, check out several food trucks and concessions on site. Come to shop the wall-to-wall vendors in multiple locations offering something for everyone, from clothing, wild rags, belts, accessories, home décor, trucks, trailers, tractors, implements and so much more. Kids enjoy unique toys when they visit the Kids’ Corral. Meander through the stall barn and see up close anything from long-eared minis to gentle giants and the living history on display at a military encampment. Are you interested in the art of blacksmithing? Into the action of a Ranch Rodeo? Like some speed action? Enjoy the beauty of dancing horses? You’re sure to find these at EquiFest of KS each year!

PRCA Championship Rodeo | Council Bluffs, IA | 3/17 – 3/18

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will bring top professional contestants from across the country to compete in seven action-packed events as they try to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each performance matches the sport’s toughest athletes against the Award-Winning Stock of Mosbrucker Rodeos on the roughest playing field in America. Each night you will be at the edge of your seat with the most intense, bone-jarring 2 hours in sports — 8 seconds at a time. Professional cowboys and cowgirls will compete in Bareback Riding, Tie Down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling, Ladies WPRA Barrel Racing, Team Roping, and Bull Riding. The event starts at 7:30 pm each night.

Jim Hogg County Fair | Hebbronville, TX | 3/17 – 3/18

The Jim Hogg County Fair is the longest running festival in the county. The Jim Hogg County Fair was officially organized under the name “The Jim Hogg County Fair Association” on May 24, 1985, however, the annual event dates back much further. In 1985, Mr. E.G. Nava was elected as its first president. In this same year, Marissa Ramirez was crowned Miss Jim Hogg County Queen. Shortly thereafter, in 1987, The Little Mr. and Miss Jim Hogg County was introduced with Albert Pena and Leslie Garza taking the title. In 1988 The Jim Hogg County Fair Association began recognizing local ranchers for their continuous support and generosity and named Ascension Martinez as the Rancher of the Year. With no permanent facilities to call its own, the County Fair used whatever facilities it could to hold its show. In its early days, the American Legion once a year became known as the Fairgrounds.

The center attraction of the county fair has always been the livestock show. Throughout the existence of the Fair, many species have been shown by the FFA and 4H exhibitors competing for the events highest honor, “Grand Champion”. Some of these species include Steers, Bulls, Heifers, Lambs, Hogs, Goats, Fryers and Rabbits. Other exciting events have since been added to the county fair such as the Trail Ride, Carnival, Parade, Youth Day and Cook-off to name a few.

The goal of the Fair Association is to promote agricultural and animal husbandry, education, entertainment, competition, youth development and community outreach.

Hip Hop Cowboy Rodeo | Mesquite, TX | 3/18

“When people think of Hip Hop Cowboys, they think of many different things — hip hop, R&B, soul, rap, blues and more,” said Damon Leffall, CEO and founder of Hip Hop Cowboys. “But most of all, they think of family-friendly entertainment that promises to deliver an evening to remember. It can’t be defined because that’s the core of Hip Hop Cowboys — breaking boundaries and doing something unexpected and memorable for our audience.”

Roseland Oil & Gas Convention | Midland, TX | 3/22 – 3/23

We Offer You MORE Than Just Space on a Trade Show Floor! We promote our events with attendees in mind. We don’t simply sell space in the show and hope people show up, we focus on the products and services that can be found at the show. Our goal is to provide the attendee with a REASON to want to be there by advertising YOUR products and services. We put BUYERS and SELLERS together.

Montgomery County Fair & Rodeo | Conroe, TX | 3/23 – 4/2

Since 1957 our community has come together in support of the youth of this great county through the Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo. During that time, our Fair, Rodeo and BBQ Cook-Off have grown tremendously. Live Concerts, Magic Shows, Animal Races, Kids’ Days, Sunshine Day and Senior Citizen Day and Non-Livestock Shows are just a few of the special events you can find at the Montgomery County Fair & Rodeo.

Young Men’s Business League South Texas State Fair & Rodeo | Beaumont, TX | 3/23 – 4/2

The 2019 South Texas State Fair is the 76th such event sponsored by the Young Men’s Business League, but the story of the Fair in Beaumont goes back many years before this. The Fair actually is over 100 years old. One of the first fairs in the city was held during the first week of October 1907. There is evidence to indicate that an earlier fair was held in 1904 and perhaps others before that, but the ’07 event was the start of 112 consecutive years of fairs in Beaumont.

Adventures of Hope Sporting Clay Shoot | McCoy, TX | 3/24

Majesty Outdoors is thrilled to host an exciting weekend supporting our mission at the beautiful Malek Buckhorn Creek Ranch in McCoy, Texas. This weekend will kick off with a Sporting Clay Shoot on Friday, March 24th followed by our annual Dinner and Concert, “Deep In The Heart” on Saturday, March 25th, 2023. We are so grateful for your support and commitment to help us “build a generation of hope by shattering the cycle of fatherlessness.”

Adventures of Hope Gala | McCoy, TX | 3/25

Join Majesty Outdoors at the Adventures of Hope Gala and help build a generation of hope by shattering the cycle of Fatherlessness. Special guest speaker Jack Brewer is passionate about the fatherless crisis in our nation and working on all fronts to change this cycle that is destroying the lives of so many young people. Special musical entertainment provided by Sean McConnell as a recommendation by board member Cory Morrow.

Denton County Youth Fair | Krum, TX | 3/26 – 4/1

The purpose of the Denton County Livestock Association and the Denton County Youth Livestock Show and Rodeo is to provide an opportunity for FFA, FCCLA, and 4-H members to exhibit their projects in a friendly, fair competition, and to educate the public about agriculture and related areas. Also to promote breeding, improvement, and sale purebred and commercial livestock. The fair gives youth the opportunity to learn responsibility and obtain information from others as well. The Denton County Livestock Association was founded in 1949.

ABC Pro Rodeo | Levelland, TX | 3/30 – 4/2

For 79 years the members of the Lubbock Downtown Chapter of the American Business Clubs have supported and improved the lives in our community by working to produce some of the greatest western sporting events in the country! Nationally, the AMBUCS mission is to “Create independent lifestyles for people with disabilities” . Locally, our mission is to support the Lubbock Boys & Girls club and other local charities. We have in fact built the three existing clubs and provided operational funding for over 60 years to this fine organization for our children. Over the years we have donated in excess of $1,000,000.00 to Lubbock charities and support groups with funds generated by the ABC Pro Rodeo.

San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo | San Angelo, TX | 3/31 – 4/15

Beginning in 1932 with the goal of sustaining our growth, the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association continually evolves and is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Association is made up of over 1,000 hard-working volunteers that are dedicated to continually providing the best events so that the association can continue to provide scholarships to deserving youth.

4 States Ultimate Challenge Shoot Out | Texarkana, AR | 3/31 – 4/9

The Four States Fair is a 501c3 non profit organization which continues to strive to accomplish its original charger dating back to 1945. The original purpose set forth in this charter reads: “For scientific and educational encouragement of Agriculture, Horticulture, Livestock, Poultry, and Farm Products by maintenance of public fairs and expositions and promote generally the welfare of the same in the state and nation.” We continue this charter with programs held during our fair as well as with the Agricultural Learning Center which educates the non-rural public about the importance of agriculture in our every day life. The Four States Fair also strives to provide fun family entertainment for the Four States Area.