It’s almost time! One of my favorite events is about to kick off on February 28th, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This is one fantastic month of awesome rodeo action complete with trail rides, chili cook-offs, parades, FFA (Future Farmers of America) shows, concerts and much, much more. The Houston Livestock Show is one of the largest in the country and it is all manned by wonderful volunteers. My family and I have been going every year, as my grandchildren actually participate in a few of the FFA events and I thought it might be a good idea to do a little blast on the rodeo and livestock show.
Now if you’ve never been, and you live in or around the Houston area, you must attend. There is quite literally something for everyone. You don’t have to be a farmer, a rancher or even a cowboy/cowgirl to have loads of fun. I’m talking, non-stop action, for folks from all walks of life. From events like barrel racing and calf roping, to the best artists in Country Music today and a whole host of farm animals that are certain to bring a smile to the faces of even the biggest kids.
Aside from all that is happening with the event itself, it will not escape your attention, the massive collection of RVs that are present at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. I truly believe there are no less than 1000 RVs in and around the NRG stadium complex during the 3 weeks event. This is a great opportunity for RVers to walk among and check out RVs of all shapes, sizes and ages. You’ll see them all, motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth-wheels both new and road worn. It’s a virtual cornucopia of RVs and is sure to give a few of you that “New RV”, or “Go Rving” bug. Seriously, you won’t be able to miss them.
Like I said, the Rodeo has been a part of my memories throughout my lifetime and I can’t express to you how excited I am to have two of my grandchildren active in FFA. This year, they are showing goats and bunnies at shows in the area. To make this year even more special, we have several PPL Motohomes employees who work full time here at PPL and then donate hours to the livestock show committees. It takes thousands of volunteers and I am so very proud of my team for their participation. We all appreciate how important this event is to both Houston and our local farmers and ranchers.
Make plans to go this year. Trust me, it could be one of the most enjoyable family events you’ll have this year. For mor information about the show, just click here!