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Rodeo Austin 2020: Where Weird Meets Western

There’s nothing like rodeo week! Heart-pounding action, cowboys and cowgirls leaving it all out on the dirt. Wrangler wants you right there this weekend, looking like a champ. In fact, Wrangler’s Buy 2 Get 1 Free Wrangler Jean Promotion is starting Feb. 28 – March 28! Plus get a $10 mail-in rebate on each men’s & women’s Wrangler Shirt! So plan to head out to the rodeo in Austin, but first, stop by your local Cavender’s and Texas Western Wearhouse to gear up. Now, let’s rodeo! Wrangler. Long Live Cowboys.

If you want to know where weird meets western, get ready for the Rodeo Austin 2020 in the Lone Star State, taking place between March 14 and March 28, 2020. Cowboys and cowgirls have been gathering for this event since 1938 when it started out as a stock show with animals.

It has since become one of the most anticipated events in Texas, preserving the heritage and rustic lifestyle that includes team roping, mutton bustin’, barrel racing, breakaway roping, bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, live music, a livestock show.

Over a hundred artists from around the world of music have shown up in Austin for the concert series in a single event, including Aaron Watson, Carly Pearce, Lee Brice, Flatland Cavalry, Ryan Bingham, Neon Trees, Jon Pardi and so many others! Rodeo Austin’s “Kick Open the Chutes” takes place the night before the fifteen-day fair & rodeo officially opens its gates for 2020! This party on the dirt features two live music concerts, rodeo eats, a cash bar, rodeo-inspired games, and silent auction – all on the arena floor! Check out the website for more information!

Besides the rodeo and concerts, another great opportunity is the fairgrounds. It features the largest carnival in Austin, amazing food, shopping, games and shows for all members of the family. There’s Kidstown, an expansive petting zoo, the Wild West Show and even pig races! Attendees will also be able to buy everything from furniture to toys to cowboy hats and boots.

Rodeo Austin still has its traditional live animal stock show with exhibitions from all across Texas. Of course, at the end of the day, it’s all about the rodeo. The best-of-the-best will compete in all the classic rodeo events such as team roping, barrel racing, calf roping, breakaway roping, bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding. Check out the full schedule of events here!

Rodeo Austin is unlike any other rodeo that you will come across in the Southwest. If you happen to be in Austin, Texas make sure to check out this special event where weird meets western and tag Cowboy Lifestyle Network on Facebook or Instagram. Let’s rodeo! 

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Hi everyone! I'm Krysta Paffrath, I am a proud Arizona native who has a passion for everything business and rodeo. I am beyond thrilled to be the Editor in Chief for Cowboy Lifestyle Network. With my background in digital marketing and rodeo, this was a natural fit for me to join the team. My adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit has guided me to work in many places like the WYO Quarter Horse Ranch in Thermopolis, Wyoming, a working cattle ranch in Seligman, Arizona, and many places in between. I am passionate about preserving the western way of life and working with different brands and rodeos to make that happen. If you're looking for a write-up, please shoot me an email at Learn more about me at Looking forward to hearing from you!

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