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    2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Presented by at NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)

    March 2 - March 21, 2010

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    2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    As thousands of Texans are dusting off their cowboy hats and polishing their boots, Houston is getting ready to welcome the one of the most celebrated events in Texas, the 2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Running March 2-21, the 2010 Show will highlight its contribution to the agricultural industry, support the education of thousands of Texan youngsters and provide a top venue for family entertainment, all the while preserving the rich Western heritage of the community.

    There will be exciting livestock and horse show competitions at the Houston Livestock Show™, as Texas 4-H and FFA members, and professional breeders and ranchers from across the country all vie for the prestigious title of Houston champion. RodeoHouston™ is the world's largest rodeo and a general celebration of everything Texas. The indoor rodeo features the world's top cowboys and cowgirls competing for their eight seconds of fame in seven events, including bull riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling. There will also be a variety of other events, ranging from thrilling chuck wagon races to heart-warming calf scrambles, as well as star-studded concerts featuring dozens of top-notch performers.

    Not just for fans of rodeo, the Houston Rodeo also caters to fans of everything Western and Tejano. Over 350 booths selling everything from custom saddles to delectable Bar-B-Que complement the electrifying competition, as does a Children's Zone complete with chick hatching and pony rides.

    The annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo entertains and educates nearly 2 million visitors each year, with excitement around every bend. Since the Show's beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has contributed more than $220 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence™, School Art participants, and other educational and youth programs.

    2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo:

    Friday, Feb. 26
    Go Texan Day

    Feb. 25 - Feb. 27
    World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

    Feb. 27
    ConocoPhilips Rodeo Run and
    Downtown Rodeo Parade

    Mar. 2 - 21
    Livestock Show, Horse Show, Rodeo,
    Concerts, Carnival, Shopping, Food,
    Educational Exhibits and more.

    In 1931, seven men met to discuss the improvement and development of the cattle industry along the Gulf Coast area of Texas. That initial meeting was the beginning of the story of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

    In over 75 years, more than 1 million entries have been shown in junior, youth, and open livestock and horse shows.

    Texas 4-H and FFA members from 252 of 254 Texas counties, along with entries from across the United States and other countries, travel to Houston to compete for the prestigious title of Houston champion.

    The Houston Livestock Show holds the record price for all junior market animals at auction. This money helps the exhibitor, as well as students from across Texas , continue their educational dreams.

    Since 1942, $9,304,500.00 has been awarded in certificates and bonuses to 17,876 young Texans.

    Promoting the Texas wine industry, the 5th Annual International Wine Competition featured 1,969 wines from 606 wineries and 16 countries, all vying for the prestigious title of Grand Champion Best of Show.

    More than 1,500 international guests from 50 countries attend the Show to do business with U.S. vendors.

    Special tours for schools have allowed 23,000 students to have access to an agricultural learning environment while at the Show.

    RodeoHouston™ hosts the world’s top cowboys and cowgirls competing in the toughest and oldest-known sport. There is fun for the whole family at the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo.

    RodeoHouston is the world’s largest rodeo (measured by attendance).

    More than 320 entertainers have appeared on the RodeoHouston stage since 1942.

    Rodeo paid attendance has topped 1 million for 12 consecutive years.

    The average RodeoHouston ticket price is $20 lower than the national concert ticket average.

    RodeoHouston includes seven events; bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer-wrestling, team roping and tie-down roping.

    At the 2007 Show, champion cowboys and cowgirls competed for a total rodeo purse of $1.275 million. In 2008, contestants will be riding and roping for a total purse of more than $1.3 million.

    Visitors have 350 shopping, food and educational exhibits to enjoy.

    Children’s activities include pony rides, petting zoos, pig races, hatching chicks, a livestock birthing center, riding demonstrations, a mechanical bull and more.


    NRG Park (formerly Reliant Park)

    One Reliant Park
    Houston, TX 77054

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    2010 RODEOHOUSTON™ Tickets
    Performances are from March 2 - 21. The cost of admission to Reliant Center, Reliant Arena and the carnival is included in the season ticket cost.

    Chute Seats $200-$300
    Action Seats: $77
    Field Level Seats:  $20-$21
    Club Level Seats:  $26-$3
    Loge (Level 5): $19
    Upper Bowl (Level 6): $16
    Entertainment Suites:  $100-$235

    Reliant Park Admission:
    •$7 adults (13+)
    •$4 children 3-12
    A Reliant Park Admission Ticket allows entrance to the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest (Feb. 25 – 27) and the Show (March 2 – 21), including the carnival, Reliant Arena for horse show events, and Reliant Center for Capital One Bank AGVENTURE, livestock show, shopping and food exhibits. Entrance into Reliant Stadium or Rodeo Uncorked! events is not included. Children age 2 and under are free and do not require a ticket. Pre-ordering your Reliant Park Admission Tickets saves you $3 per adult and $1 per child off the gate price at the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest.


    General Day and Time Info:

    Times, dates and events vary. Visit the official website for schedule.


    Phone: 832.667.1000

    Parking:

    Reliant Park is located within the Inner Loop of the southern portion of Interstate Loop 610 between Kirby Street and Fannin Street.



    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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