Rodeos are action-packed spectacles full of family-friendly fun. From large national rodeo events and bull riding competitions held in massive stadiums to small livestock shows and rodeos at local fairgrounds and carnivals, rodeos have been entertaining attendees in the grandstand for over a century. Adults and children can witness cowboys and cowgirls ride the wildest bucking broncos and leaping bulls, rope calves from horseback, and compete for cash and bragging rights in a number of rodeo events.
National rodeo tours put on by Rodeo Houston, the PBR bull riding league, and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) attract thousands of attendees every year and offer large cash prizes for their winners. These events are far more than just simple rodeos, usually lasting an entire weekend and featuring world-class bull riding, action-packed steer wrestling, barrel racing, tie-down roping competitions, and more. The Houston rodeo even featured a concert from star EDM DJ Marshmello in 2022, and will host live concert events in many of its tour locations.
Where and When to Buy Rodeo Tickets
If you need tickets to the rodeo, Event Tickets Center can help you get there. Whether you’re looking for a general admission ticket to grab a seat in the bleachers or VIP tickets for full access and box seats, ETC has the rodeo tickets you need. Because Event Tickets Center is a secondary marketplace that facilitates the sale of tickets between third parties, they have rodeo tickets right up until the gates open, even when the event is sold out. No matter what rodeo event you wish to attend, you can buy tickets from other rodeo fans at Event Tickets Center.
The History of the Rodeo
The term “rodeo” was initially used by Spanish ranchers and Mexican cowboys, known as vaqueros, to describe the process of herding and rounding up cattle as far back as the 1500s. However, the first display of the equipment and skills of the American cowboy that we now associate with the word “rodeo” came from William F Cody (“Buffalo Bill”) when he began his first exhibition of wild-west shows in 1882. Soon, these shows evolved into a legitimate sport, complete with rules, judges, and prize money, featuring events such as bareback riding, bull riding, calf roping, and steer wrestling.
Today, the rodeo is both sport and performance, complete with year-long tours, die-hard fans, local and national leagues and competitions, professional participants, and specialized events. However, there are still plenty of local rodeos that take place all over the country, featuring fun and exciting displays and performances for the whole family.