The 78th annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo had another successful year. In fact this year, records were broken in attendance and junior market auctions. Additionally, as always, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo provided a vast array of entertainers from around the globe, showcased Texas agriculture and promoted Western heritage.
It was a true pleasure of mine to volunteer at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, as I do every year. I am a committeeman for the Go Tejano Committee which coordinates the events for the Livestock Show & Rodeo every year. It is truly a great experience year in and year out.
This year, Go Tejano Day, broke the previous single-day general attendance record with 141,273 visitors. The previous record was set in 2009 with 135,548 visitors. The March 14, 2010 RODEO HOUSTON performance celebrating Go Tejano Day and featuring rodeo action and concerts by Pesado and El Trono De Mexico, broke the Show’s single-day all-time Rodeo attendance record with a paid attendance of 74,222. The previous record of 74,147 was set during the 2009 Go Tejano Day with performances by Ramon Ayala and Alacranes Musical.
The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is always a family friendly place to enjoy good food, good entertainment and good people. I look forward to next year’s event and am expecting another great year.