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Community Events for October 2021

Oct 22, 2021

News and Events

October Events

American Royal Livestock Show | Kansas City, MO | 10/6 – 10/24

The American Royal is a non-profit organization that has been based in Kansas City since 1899. They provide opportunities for youth and adults from around the country to compete in the Livestock Show, ProRodeo, and Horse Shows. In 2021 The American Royal Livestock Show will be celebrating its 122nd year.


Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo | Waco, TX | 10/7 – 10/17

Over the past 67 years the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo has offered 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! Operating as a non-profit organization they produce events for education, entertainment, and agricultural experiences while giving back through youth scholarships and a positive economic impact.


Cowboy Stampede Rodeo | Stillwater, OK | 10/7 – 10/9

The OSU Rodeo Team and the Ferguson College of Agriculture at Oklahoma State University are proud to host our 8th annual Cowboy Stampede Rodeo. Performances will take place at the Payne County Expo Center. 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 28 colleges and universities from Kansas and Oklahoma, totaling more than 500 regional competitors.


Bullfighters Only Red River Rumble | Dallas, TX | 10/9/2021

Bullfighters Only (BFO) brings something totally fresh to the rural market, while captivating mainstream audiences. The Toto de Lidia has been bred for thousands of years for use by traditional Matadors, but BFO brings the unique Spanish Fighting Bull into the United States to pit them up against the best Bullfighters on offer.


Day of the Cowboy Ranch Rodeo | Huntsville, AL | 10/15 – 10/17

The Day of the Cowboy Ranch Rodeo is an event that showcases the working ranch cowboy and the skills that are used when handling cattle from horseback. Ranch Rodeo in itself will transport you back in time as it goes to the beginning of our sport. With a team competition focusing on five events that center around the every day workings of a cattle ranch, it is rodeo at its roots. Our five events consist of Double Mugging, Branding, Ranch Bronc Riding, Trailer Loading, and Wild Cow Milking.


Go Rodeo Roundup | San Antonio, TX | 10/16/2021

The 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.


Lone Survivor Foundation Red, White, and Blue Jean BBQ | Conroe, TX | 10/16/2021

Lone Survivor Foundation’s mission is to provide veterans and their families with a path to healing from their invisible wounds. Benefits from the event will go towards the foundation and helping veterans.


Bullfighters Only Cavender’s Cup | Waco, TX | 10/17/2021

Bullfighters Only (BFO) brings something totally fresh to the rural market, while captivating mainstream audiences. The Toto de Lidia has been bred for thousands of years for use by traditional Matadors, but BFO brings the unique Spanish Fighting Bull into the United States to pit them up against the best Bullfighters on offer.


Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo | Waco, TX | 10/17/2021

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. 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 maintain and improve the Brazos County Expo.


Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering | Waco, TX | 10/23/2021

Join us this year for the 30th anniversary of the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering. People travel from all over the world to see hundreds of ranch rodeo contestants, poets, musicians, wagon train participants and vendors from all over the country.


San Antonio Cattle Baron’s Gala | Waco, TX | 10/23/2021

The 43rd annual San Antonio Cattle Baron’s Gala promises to bring a toe-tapping, knee-slapping good time as we “Cowboy Up to Cancer” and kick-up our heels to give back to our community and American Cancer Society’s life-saving mission on October 23, 2021.


Dallas Cattle Baron’s Gala | Dallas, TX | 10/23/2021

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 $86 million for cancer research, the majority of which is conducted right here in DFW. True to Texas’ history of rising to the challenge, we’ve become the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.


Central Texas Cattle Baron’s Ball | Waco, TX | 10/23/2021

Cancer hasn’t stopped, and neither will we. We are excited to be involved in helping plan the 2021 Central Texas Cattle Baron’s Ball which raises funds to support the important work done by the American Cancer Society.


State Fair of Louisiana | Shreveport, LA | 10/28 – 11/14

Welcome to the 115th edition of the State Fair of Louisiana! Please join us for the largest livestock show and carnival in the state. The State Fair of Louisiana is a not for profit organization run by a board of directors and staff with a mission “To promote the industrial and agricultural resources of the great State of Louisiana and to provide a better quality of life for its citizens through education and entertainment.”


Cinch Roping Fiesta | San Angelo, TX | 10/28 – 10/31

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.


Texas Tech Rodeo | Lubbock, TX | 10/28 – 10/30

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.