Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Mid-February to early March
The nation's largest livestock show, with more than 35,000 entries, is held in the famous Astrodome of Houston, Tex. The show is a reminder of the 19th-century days when Houston's shipping trade was based on timber, cotton, and cattle. Things get under way with a downtown parade, and the agenda then includes top celebrity entertainers, pig races, and a chili cookoff.
The 2003 rodeo took place in the new Reliant Stadium, whose construction began in 2000.
CONTACTS:
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Reliant Ctr., 8334 Fannin St.
P.O. Box 20070
Houston, TX 77054
832-667-1000; fax: 832-667-1134
www.rodeohouston.com
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