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Save the Date for Helotes Cornyval & PRCA Rodeo 2022

The one and only Helotes Cornyval and PRCA Rodeo 2022 is kicking off on Thursday, April 28th through Sunday, May 1st in Helotes, Texas! Helotes is located on the far northwest side of San Antonio, Texas in Bexar County at 12210 Leslie Rd, Helotes, TX 78023.

Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network
Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

It all began 57 years ago in the heart of Texas, a small town that is now called Helotes. This quaint community had its very first post office built and what a better thing to do than throw a celebration. That celebration was just the beginning of the Cornyval Festival.

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The Cornyval Festival was originally held downtown Helotes in front of John T. Floore Country Store right on Bandera Road. In the beginning, Cornyval started as a carnival with food booths. Soon enough, Cornyval moved to its new grounds located on Leslie Road. The rodeo finally got to join the Cornyval team and take place on the new grounds in a little arena out in the parking lot. The rodeo has now moved to a different place with a bigger arena on the same property. This will be the 57th year of Cornyval and the 37th year of the PRCA Rodeo this year.

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Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

Having good dirt in an arena is important, Helotes PRCA Rodeo has won best dirt of the year award. Cornyval has also made it to the top three of PRCA’s “Best Small Rodeo” of the year a couple of times. As of this year, Cornyval will be considered one of PRCA’s medium-sized rodeos, so we are thrilled to see them growing!

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Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

The Cornyval Festival and PRCA Rodeo has grown tremendously over the years. Starting off, Cornyval was lucky to bring in 12,000-15,000 people in a 4-day event. Now they are bringing in almost 100,000 people each year! The rodeo has grown progressively year after year and keeps on getting bigger and better! The news is spreading that this is an all-time event that you don’t want to miss out on.

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Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

The Cornyval site is spacious and lush, consisting of 48-acres filled with beautiful trees that make for good shade in the hotter months. In addition to the beautiful scenery, there is a dance area, rodeo arena with box seats, permanent restrooms, an office, and a covered pavilion has been added to the property. Permanent booths have also been built for vendors/local non-profits and for ticket sales.

There is still so much in store for the Cornyval grounds and the committee is excited to see it grow and improve year after year. All these changes are possible because of the amazing volunteers that Cornyval has. The grounds are also available throughout the year to rent out by various organizations.

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I hope y’all are ready for 2022’s spectacular event consisting of four nights of the action-packed carnival and three nights of PRCA rodeo. Cornyval will start Thursday, April 28th, and go through May 1st. The PRCA rodeo will be kicking off on Thursday, April 28th through Saturday, April 30th!

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Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network


This event is getting bigger and better every year! It’s the fastest-growing rodeo spectacle in the country. Thursday will be supporting the blue & first responders-Wrangler and Helotes Rodeo has come together to make this a special night. Friday night is Bud Light night and it isn’t a rodeo without a cold one! Lastly, Saturday the Helotes Rodeo represents unconditional support for our Veterans.

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There will be fun for all ages with a large carnival, three stages of live music, and dancing on the Cornyval grounds. There will be several Texas country music artists performing Thursday through Sunday. Cornyval is known for its special event called Chicken Bingo, the numbers are called out and wherever a chicken does their business depends if you get that Bingo! Also, don’t forget there will be pig races, a corn-eating contest, and more! Many local vendors will be here selling unique items! You need to come support and check out the local businesses. You don’t want to miss out on this good time and a great opportunity to make long-lasting memories with your friends and family.

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The Andrews Rodeo Company is owned by Sammy Andrews who is a stock contractor providing the best of the best rodeo animals around! Andrews was the owner of the famous, meanest, and bad to the bone bull around, his name was Bodacious. The rodeo will consist of women’s barrel racing, breakaway roping, bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, bull riding, and don’t forget mutton bustin’! There will be cash prizes and a Champion Buckle will be awarded at each event!

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Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

Keith Isley will be the famous Barrelman and Specialty Act. This will be a great show y’all! Get ready to do some boot-scootin’ because at the end of each rodeo there will be a dance on the Cornyval grounds.

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We can’t forget and give a big thank you to the Helotes Festival Association’s PRCA Rodeo’s sponsors, Pendleton Whiskey, Wrangler, Dodge Ram, and Bud Light. There are many local sponsors and H-E-B is the presenting sponsor. Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who are helping put on the best of the best, Cornyval and PRCA Rodeo 2022.

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Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

Cornyval will be using Stride Events pricing packages to purchase a ticket for gate entry and drink beverages. This is a great way to skip the line and buy online! Also, an easier way so you won’t have to worry about having cash on you. Cash and card will also be accepted as well.

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Photo Credit: Cowboy Lifestyle Network

I hope y’all can come down to Helotes, Texas because this is one hell of an event! So much hard work and planning have been put into this! This year will be even better! Come make new memories at the Helotes Cornyval and PRCA Rodeo 2022! I’ll see ya there!

Helotes Cornyval and PRCA Rodeo 2022
Thursday, April 28th through Sunday, May 1st
12210 Leslie Rd, Helotes, TX 78023

Howdy, I'm Megan deFabry, I grew up in Reno, Nevada & I now live in Austin, Texas. I'm very passionate about digital marketing and journalism, especially within the western industry. I have a love for rodeos, country music, and maintaining the country way of life!

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