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Community Events for October 2023

Sep 14, 2023

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Community Events for October 2023

Community Events for October 2023

Waller County Fair & Rodeo | Hempstead, TX | 9/29 – 10/7

The Waller County Fair Association is a charitable tax exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission of the Waller County Fair Association (WCFA) is to promote a wholesome and productive lifestyle for our youth. The WCFA is a volunteer organization. Each year we appoint our board of directors and work with many members of the community to help produce our programs and events.We want to thank all of those who volunteer their time and resources to make our projects successful. To accomplish this, the WCFA utilizes its available resources to provide many academic and vocational scholarship opportunities. The overall goal is to develop future generations that exhibit strong character, an excellent work ethic, good sportsmanship, and a strong sense of personal responsibility. Since 1945 it has grown and added fun activities, community facilities, and expanded the scholarship opportunities.

Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo | Rosenberg, TX | 9/29 – 10/8

The first Fort Bend County Fair was held in October, 1933. The original Fairgrounds were located between Rosenberg and Richmond on Avenue H. The only interruption in the county fair was during the years of World War II. In 1974, the Fairgrounds were moved to the existing location on State Highway 36 just south of U.S. Highway 59.
The youth of Fort Bend County have been the driving force of this organization for over 80 years. Youth education has always been a primary focus of fair activities. The development of a scholarship program in 1979 has provided deserving Fort Bend County students with scholarships to Texas colleges and universities. To date, over 800 scholarships have been awarded to deserving students.

Through the years, the Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo has grown into one of the largest and most successful Fairs in the State. Residents of the county eagerly anticipate visiting with friends and neighbors at some of the many activities the Fair and Rodeo has to offer during its 10 day run.

Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation Tyler Pro-Am | Tyler, TX | 9/30 – 10/2

Join us for an unforgettable evening featuring the Tyler Jazz Orchestra! Your support is a valuable contribution to our wounded warriors. The event will take place on September 30 at 6 p.m. at the Cascades Country Club in Tyler, Texas.

American Royal | Kansas City, MO | 10/5 – 10/22

A Kansas City tradition since 1899, the American Royal is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to be the nation’s leader for food and agriculture education, events, and engagement. The American Royal provides opportunities for nearly half a million youth and adults from around the world to engage in high-quality events and experiences, including nationally competitive livestock shows, the world’s largest barbecue competition, regional and national equine shows, youth and professional rodeos, and elementary and secondary education outreach. Support from partners, members, and volunteers help the American Royal achieve its vision of a world where food and agriculture are celebrated, and all generations are committed to its future.

Arkansas Rodeo Associations | El Paso, AR | 10/5 – 10/7

On a yearly basis, our membership averages 400 cowboys and cowgirls who compete in Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, and Barrel Racing. This year we will again travel the state and surrounding areas promoting rodeo in order to preserve the roots of the western lifestyle. Please join in our quest by promoting your company throughout the State with an organization founded on tradition, hard work and the COWBOY way of life.

Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo | Waco, TX | 10/5 – 10/15

The Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, held at the Extraco Events Center in Waco is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We operate year-round along side our more than 500 active volunteers, fulfilling our mission to produce events for education, entertainment and agricultural experiences at the premier multi-use facility while giving back through youth scholarships and a positive economic impact to Central Texas.

Over the past 70 years, the Fair & Rodeo has offered Central Texas a place to come and support the community while enjoying the sights, sounds and smells that make the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo what it is! The Fair is held annually at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, TX, with over 238,000 in attendance in 2022. The Extraco Events Center, home of the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, is proud to have an economic impact of over $50 million annually!

Ozark Fall Farmfest | Springfield, MO | 10/6 – 10/8

The Ozark Fall Farmfest began in 1980 when Farm Talk Newspaper, a regional weekly agricultural publication, and the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds joined together to host a show featuring the latest in agricultural products and services in the Ozarks.

In over four decades following, the Ozark Fall Farmfest has attracted hundreds of thousands of farmers and ranchers annually on the first weekend in October at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Missouri.

In August of 2020 the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds became the sole promoter of the Ozark Fall Farmfest.

Today, the Ozark Fall Farmfest offers over 1,000 agricultural and rural living exhibits and features more than 600 head of registered livestock.

Pittsburg Rodeo Association Rodeo | Pittsburg, TX | 10/7

It’s Bull Riding time in Pittsburg, Texas. Get your boots shined & britches ready!

Heritage Rodeo | Mesquite, TX | 10/7

Heritage Rodeo and Mesquite Arena presents the 2nd Annual Heritage Fall Rodeo with Bull Riding, Steer Wresting, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Barrel Racing.

Way Out West Country Fest | El Paso, TX | 10/7

Brantley Gilbert Headlines Way Out West Fest. October 7, 2023

Silver Spurs Rodeo – Boots, Bulls, and Barrels | Kissimmee, FL | 10/7

An intense event that combines the thrill of bull riding with the fast agility of barrel racing. This tournament-style event brings together professional bull riders and skilled equestrians in a competition of adrenaline and skill.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta | Albuquerque, NM | 10/7 – 10/15

In October the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® creates an enchanted world of special shapeballoon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies.

Texas ProRodeo Circuit Finals | Waco, TX | 10/10 – 10/13

The Texas ProRodeo Circuit is a member of the PRCA ProRodeo Circuit system. This organization supports over 100 PRCA sanctioned rodeos across the great state of Texas, as well as the PRCA RAM Texas Circuit Finals held at the Extraco Events Center each year in Waco, Texas.

Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo | Bryan, TX | 10/13 – 10/22

The Brazos Valley Fair & Exposition, DBA Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo, was organized for educational, scientific and charitable purposes to encourage, promote and maintain agricultural science, research, and educational functions. It is the general policy of the Fair & Rodeo that the excess of its revenue over expenses will be used for the furtherance of its exempt purpose, including the granting of scholarships and the funding of related capital additions and improvements. The funds of the Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo are used to provide scholarships to deserving youth in the Brazos Valley and throughout Texas and to meet the necessary expenses for its upkeep, operation and capital improvements of the Brazos County Expo, in furtherance of the exempt purpose of the organization.

Dallas Cattle Baron’s Gala Ball | Dallas, TX | 10/14

The Cattle Baron’s Ball relies on the spirit and generosity of the Metroplex to fund the fight against cancer. Since 1974, we’ve raised over $93 million for cancer research, the majority of which is conducted right here in DFW. True to Texas’ history of rising to a challenge, we’ve become the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Abilene Cattle Baron’s Ball | Abilene, TX | 10/14

The American Cancer Society’s 2023 Abilene Cattle Baron’s Ball promises to be a toe-tapping, knee-slapping good time as you give back to our community and the American Cancer Society. Held at the Taylor County Expo, this one-of-a-kind evening features great food and drink, dancing, a spectacular auction, and much more. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer.

Rose City Music Festival | Tyler, TX | 10/14

A Celebration of the Rose City and all that makes Tyler so special. We are also proud to partner with The Strutters and donate partial proceeds to their cause. This team of Tyler gentlemen puts on the Rose Parade each year and are generous supporters of the Tyler Police Foundation, which provides and cares for officers in their times of need.

The Rose City Music Festival promises to provide great music, great food, and great fun! With music and cuisine from the best of our local restaurants and chefs crossing multiple cultures and tastes, there will be something for everyone! For our first year, we decided to go big with a musical line-up that spans generations and musical styles!

Cowboy Stampede 2023 | Stillwater, OK | 10/19 – 10/21

The OSU Rodeo Team and the Ferguson College of Agriculture at Oklahoma State University are proud to host our 10th annual Cowboy Stampede Rodeo, Oct. 19-21.

Performances will take place each evening at 7 p.m. at the Payne County Expo Center, Highway 51 and Fairgrounds Road.

The Cowboy Stampede is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The NIRA includes 11 national regions, and OSU participates in the Central Plains Region, which features more than 20 colleges and universities from Kansas and Oklahoma, totaling more than 500 regional competitors.

Each evening’s performance will feature 9 events. The students will be competing as individuals and as a team. Championship buckles will be presented to event and all-around winners at Saturday night’s championship performance.

Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association | Springfield, MO | 10/19 – 10/21

The members of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association have built over the years an assoication that exemplifies itself in good family entertainment while providing venues for contestants to compete under the best of conditions with well trained judges. We strive to provide the best for our members, event cmmittes and our sponsors.

The MRCA has a proud history that began as a dream of some Missouri Cowboys and Cowgirls that wanted to see more rodeos produced in their home state. The first MRCA finals was held at the Missouri State Fair Arena in conjunction with the State Fair events in 1986.

The Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association has grown into a major force rodeo in the Midwest.

The MRCA has an annual membership of over 600 cowboys and cowgirls who compete in the 9 standard events of: Bareback, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Over 40 Calf Roping, Breakaway Roping, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, and Bull Riding.

Cowtown Ball Disco Cowboy | Fort Worth, TX | 10/20

The Cowtown Ball is celebrating its 30th year in Fort Worth as a top Tarrant County gala. This event has raised more than $8 million for the American Cancer Society in the Fort Worth area. These funds are used to help people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer in our community. Guests don cowboy chic attire for an evening of dining, dancing, and entertainment, all to raise money for this worthy cause. We invite you to help us attack cancer from all angles.

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo | San Antonio, TX | 10/21

Go Rodeo Roundup is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Fund. Guests enjoy gourmet catering, a full assortment of beverages, live music, door prizes, and silent & live auctions.

Williamson County Fair & Rodeo | Taylor, TX | 10/25 – 10/28

The county fair tradition is woven into the fabric of nearly every American community. It presents opportunities for young people to foster life skills such as communication, leadership, goal setting, work ethic, responsibility and sportsmanship. Community engagement and youth education in agriculture are the focuses of the Williamson County Fair and Rodeo. In future years, the development of a scholarship program will provide deserving Williamson County students with scholarships to colleges and universities.

Texas Tech University Rodeo | Lubbock, TX | 10/26 – 10/28

Founded in 1923 as Texas Technological College, the rodeo team would compete with other groups in the area until the formation of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) in 1949. Texas Tech’s first rodeo team in 1947 won the first Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo held at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. This first rodeo was such a success that the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) was soon formed.

Cinch Roping Fiesta | San Angelo, TX | 10/26 – 10/29

The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association initiated the Roping Fiesta in 1954 as a way to help generate revenue for the association in the off season from the stock show and rodeo. The Roping Fiesta has always been at least a two day event, though the events featured have varied to include calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, steer roping and double mugging.

Tie Down Roping became one of the two staples of the Roping Fiesta in 1962, when the committee added a match roping. A match roping is two contestants facing off on a set number of calves for the coveted title. Match roping’s require not only great physical ability, but mental stamina as well.

Steer Roping is the foundation of the Roping Fiesta. This event is truly one that was developed from ranching techniques to help doctor animals in pasture or field settings. As the number of steer roping events across the nation continue to decrease, we are proud to offer this event in preserving western heritage.

The Roping Fiesta dirt has seen as many national qualifiers and world champions in men’s timed events, as just about any arena you will find. The event serves as a great reunion for roping enthusiasts from across the nation, and is a bit of a homecoming for all West Texans.

We are proud to once again have one of the largest Ladies Breakaway payouts in the entire sport!! In 2023, we paid out nearly $100,000 to the ladies! Lip Chip llc has partnered the SASSRA to host $50,000 in prize money and bonuses that will be handed out over the weekend! There will be a preliminary roping in the 1CCU Spur Arena on Thursday October 29th at 10:00 am. The top 10 from there will rope for the title and $10,000 in prize money! This is open to all ladies of all ages! You want breakaway in San Angelo, well here you go!

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering | Fort Worth, TX | 10/27 – 10/29

Thirty two years ago, a group of us gathered in the conference room upstairs in the Cowtown Coliseum. We all felt that Fort Worth was the perfect location for a cowboy poetry gathering. Even though we had 11 inches of rain that first weekend, we’re still here after over 30 years of celebration. We put together a program that, even today, celebrates the men and women who make their living horseback working cattle to provide beefsteak for the dinner tables of America. In 30+ years, we have continued to grow and serve as a platform to present competitions for our scholarship program awarded to young people which, as of today, exceeds $1,000,000. The award is made to deserving young people who want to further their education. Our audience is from all over this great nation as well as other parts of the planet. The excitement of the ranch rodeo, the entertainment value of the cowboy music and poetry presentations, the sights, sounds, and smells of the chuckwagon camp, and the time spent dancing to western swing music make for a fun-filled family western weekend. Our sincere thanks to all of the folks who have supported us for over 30 years.

Making Strides of Central Mississippi | Pearl, MS | 10/28

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of courage and hope, a movement uniting communities to end breast cancer as we know it, for everyone.

Robson Palermo Invitational | Tyler, TX | 10/28

Last year Cross Brand Cowboy Church welcomed the PBR to Tyler, TX for the first time in history. Join us this year as the PBR comes back to town!! We will hold the Robson Palermo Invitational PBR Touring Pro Division in the Cross Brand Arena on October 28 at 7pm. We will welcome 40 PBR bull riders who will compete on some of the best bulls in the business. Last October, we had 2000 spectators in the stands so get your tickets now!! This promises to be another sell out event!!

Latigo Little Britches Rodeo | Elbert, CO | 10/28 – 10/29

Latigo is a 45-acre, state-of-the-art equestrian facility including horse boarding, therapeutic riding center, riding facilities, an indoor arena and two outdoor arenas. We offer an onsite restaurant with tavern and several equestrian-related retail shops.