Every February, the San Antonio Stock Show And Rodeo comes to the Alamo City. Signs are displayed in malls all over San Antonio advertising tickets to the rodeo. The rodeo is a really big deal here!
It all starts out with a citywide Cowboy Breakfast held early on the last Friday of January.
If you are in town in the middle of February, plan to go for some great entertainment. Country stars and comedians play each night.
There is a carnival midway, the biggest junior livestock show in the United States, tons of delicious foods to sample, and the actual rodeo show with bull riding, roping, and barrel racing.
If you have cowboy enthusiasts in your family, bring them to see cowboys rope calves and ride bucking bulls. You can see roping and tying and barrel racing and the whole cowboy bit!
For the little ones, there are rodeo clowns that will keep them laughing. There is also a petting zoo for the children to enjoy.
Plan to spend several hours prior to the show to tour the exhibits and see all of the animals on display. There is a junior section of animals raised by teenagers all across Texas. They bring the animals they have raised in FFA (Future Farmers of America) to win prizes. There are cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, and horses for you to see.