HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ ANNOUNCES THE CANCELLATION OF THE 2021 RODEO
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced, today, the cancellation of the RODEOHOUSTON competitions, concerts, entertainment, carnival, and other attractions, which were recently rescheduled for May 4 – 23, 2021, due to the ongoing Covid19 health situation.
Not all activities will be shut down. The Junior Livestock and Horse Show competitions will still be held in March, as private events, upholding the Rodeo’s mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth. The Junior Market Auctions and Champion Wine Auction will also still be held in May, as private events. These events will follow all state and local health and safety guidelines.
It has become evident that the current health situation has not improved to the degree necessary to host our event
“While we were optimistic that moving our Rodeo to May would provide a better opportunity to host our annual community event that Rodeo fans have come to love and expect, unfortunately, it has become evident that the current health situation has not improved to the degree necessary to host our event,” said Chris Boleman, President and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “While this is an extremely heartbreaking decision for our Rodeo volunteers and the larger Rodeo community, we believe this decision is in the best interest of the health and well-being of our community.”
In addition, the Downtown Rodeo Parade, Trail Ride activities, Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition, and the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Comcast Business, have been canceled for 2021. The Rodeo Run, presented by ConocoPhillips, will be held in a virtual format, with details to be announced once available.
“The Rodeo and our volunteers are committed to continuing to provide fans with a community event that all can be proud of,” Boleman said. “We look forward to welcoming Rodeo fans back to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2022 for our 90th anniversary celebration.”
Dates and information for the 2022 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be announced once available.