San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

The rodeo is in town!

This year is the 65th annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.  It takes place every year around February and lasts for several weeks.  I went this past weekend with a few friends, and it was a lot of fun.

First, we visited the livestock barns to check out the pigs and cattle.  Then we attended a live auction of horses.  A few horses were auctioned off for around $3,000 while one horse was auctioned off for $20,000!  It was amazing to hear the bids go from $1,000 to $20,000 and amusing to watch the reaction of the crowd when the highest bidder won.

Of course, we also ate the rodeo food.  We shared and indulged in barbecue nachos, a pulled pork sandwich, a brisket sandwich, and fried pickles.  Everything was delicious!

The rodeo was very entertaining.  It lasted for two hours and consisted of many different events, including bareback riding, steer wrestling, mutton bustin’, team roping, saddle bronc riding, calf scramble, tie down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.

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After the rodeo ended, there was a short intermission, and then the concert began.  The entertainer that night was Josh Turner.  It was a great show, and he performed many of his hits and even a new song from the album he is currently working on.

The rodeo has many more attractions and activities, including rides, marketplaces, live music, etc., and the long list of popular entertainers is a great excuse to go to the rodeo more than once.

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