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Trail Rides, BBQ, Parade open Rodeo Houston

The SPANISH TRAIL RIDE went through Aldine and North Houston. It started in Shepherd, Texas traveling 109 miles. It has 125 riders and 9 wagons. This year is was mourning the loss of its popular trail boss, Joe Cantrell to a tragic accident at home a few days ago.

NORTH HARRIS COUNTY – The Rodeo was in town starting this week, and the evidence was wagon teams and horse riders throughout our city streets. They were headed to Memorial Park, where on Friday night they camped prior to the big Rodeo Parade Saturday morning in downtown Houston. And then on to the Rodeo, which officially starts with events and entertainment on Feb. 28. Another tradition everyone was looking forward to was the BBQ cook-off, since it was not held last year due to the pandemic which canceled the whole Rodeo.

There are 10 Trail Rides that participate in the event, with over 2000 riders, wagons, and horses. They start in small towns around Houston, and proceed to NRG stadium and the Rodeo grounds. The tradition started in 1952 in Brenham. A unique feature of the rides are the stops they make along the way, making friends, sharing western lore, and usually introducing school children to horses and wagons.

The NORTHEASTERN TRAIL RIDE has 150 Riders and 7 wagons. Starting in Cheeks, Texas they stopped in Crosby and Sheldon, camping along the way. They also paid a visit to Sheldon Elementary School on Old Beaumont Highway to visit.


Individual RODEOHOUSTON tickets went on sale to the public Thursday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m., at Ticket prices start at $20, plus a $4 convenience fee.


The following entertainers will perform on the RODEOHOUSTON stage in NRG Stadium, Feb. 28 – March 20.

Monday, Feb. 28: Cody Johnson
Tuesday, March 1: Keith Urban
Wednesday, March 2: Tim McGraw – Armed Forces Appreciation Day
Thursday, March 3: For KING & COUNTRY
Friday, March 4: Ricky Martin
Saturday, March 5: Jon Pardi
Sunday, March 6: Los Tucanes de Tijuana – Go Tejano Day
Monday, March 7: Luke Bryan – First Responders Day
Tuesday, March 8 : Maren Morris
Wednesday, March 9: Kane Brown
Thursday, March 10: Journey
Friday, March 11: Bun B’s H-Town Takeover – Black Heritage Day
Saturday, March 12: Parker McCollum
Sunday, March 13 : Dierks Bentley
Monday, March 14: Sam Hunt
Tuesday, March 15: Gwen Stefani
Wednesday, March 16: Khalid
Thursday, March 17: Chris Stapleton
Friday, March 18 : Marshmello
Saturday, March 19: Brad Paisley
Sunday, March 20: Concert-only performance George Strait, with Ashley McBryde

The 2022 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 20. The 2022 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, is scheduled for Feb. 24 – 26. For more information, visit and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.

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 $550 million to the youth of Texas and education.