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Texas Livestocks Shows & Fairs


Livestock shows and the carnivals and fairs which accompany them are among the favorite festivals held in the Lone Star State. From the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, the largest show of its kind, to quaint county fairs, stock shows and fairs take place year around in Texas.

1. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

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The first three weeks of March in Houston mean the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This one-of-a-kind event features the second largest fair in North America, daily professional rodeo competitions, and some of the biggest names in music performing daily during the three week stretch.

2. State Fair of Texas

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Running for 24 days through late-September and early-October, the State Fair of Texas is the largest fair and stock show in the state. During the nearly month long event, everything from live music to carnival rides and good eats to art shows are offered. Of course, the highlight of the Fair is the annual Texas-Oklahoma football game.

3. San Antonio Rodeo and Stock Show

Founded in 1950, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest events of its kind in the United States. A huge stock show, live professional rodeo and great entertainment combine to make this one of the best entertainment bargains around.

4. North Texas State Fair

Held in Denton on an annual basis for over seven decades, the North Texas State Fair features a rodeo, live music, games, carnival, barbecue cook-off and more.

5. Star of Texas Rodeo & Fair

Featuring a PCRA rodeo, student livestock exhibition, carnival, nightly live concerts and more, the Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo is one of the most popular livestock shows in the Lone Star State.

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