Giddy Up! Rodeo Austin: Coming Soon

February 1, 2024 4:52 pm Published by

Grab your boots, hats, spurs, chaps, and Western wear — we’re heading to Rodeo Austin! Imagine a place where you can see beautiful animals, talented athletes, and robots. Rodeo Austin has it all and more during the month of March. Plan to take your family on a unique adventure to experience the rodeo, carnival, livestock shows, and robotics competition at this year’s event.

A Long Way from 1938

Rodeo Austin has come a long way since its first small stock show in 1938 with only 16 animals. The rodeo is now a nonprofit that aims to preserve our Western heritage while supporting educational programs and awarding millions in scholarships. It’s more than just a rodeo now, and they plan to keep expanding to raise even more money to help Texas youth.

Fair & Rodeo

Rodeo Austin is a top ProRodeo where you can see professional bull and bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, mutton bustin’, and more. The thrills start with two hours of rodeo action and end with a concert each night from March 8th to March 23rd. See the top athletes compete in bracket-style competition in all 11 categories each night.

You and your kids can get in on the thrills at the carnival! You can hoot and holler on rides like the Ferris wheel, carousel, and super spinners Alien Abduction and Hurricane. And what’s a carnival without games and treats? Enjoy candy apples, cotton candy, giant turkey legs, and funnel cakes.

Youth & Ag Programs

Bring your family to watch the livestock shows where over 9,000 youth from all over Texas show horses, cattle, goats, lambs, pigs, and poultry. Plus, check out the ag mechanics show and robotics challenge, where youngsters showcase their creativity and problem-solving skills. And don’t miss watching the kids catch calves to win the Ultimate Scramble Championship!

Kids 12 and under can also participate in the Rodeo Rumble Kids 1K Fun Run on March 9th. This free run gives kids the chance to race around the grounds! Older kids can learn leadership skills by joining the Junior Leaders program, and any school can sign up for a free tour. There is also a scholarship program funded by the rodeo events and donors.

For the artists and art lovers, there is something for you, too! You could take home one of the winning pieces from this year’s youth art show. Anyone can bid on the eight pieces during the youth art auction on March 23rd. And support all the youth programs when you attend the BBQ Austin Cook-Off because all the donations go to the kids’ programs.

Come Home to The Colony

When you live at The Colony in Bastrop, Austin is just a short drive away. You’re so close that you can have adventures and then come home to your new dream house all in one day. Contact us today to find your country place close to the city.

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This post was written by Jennifer Haveman