Texas rodeos and livestock shows do a great deal to preserve and promote the heritage of this great state. Not only do cowboys have the opportunity to showcase skills that tamed the Wild West, but some livestock shows attract international visitors seeking to purchase the best genetics the world has to offer.
The really good news? Most shows have major scholarship funds where youngsters have the privilege of competing for top honors in livestock competitions and earning prizes that enable them to continue to pursue their education.
Whether you attend your local county show or one of Texas’ four biggest livestock shows in San Antonio, Fort Worth, Houston or Austin, take pride in the fact that you are celebrating the heritage of the Lone Star State by supporting these events that encourage our youth to pursue their dreams and promote Texas agriculture.
The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo in Austin is still running; try to catch it before it wraps up on March 28.