With The 2019 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo right around the corner, San Antonio proves once again that “Everything is Bigger in Texas!” Mark your calendars rodeo fans for 18 days of wild western action this February 7th through the 24th.
With over 2 million visitors each year and over 6,000 volunteers, it is no understatement that the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is one of the largest and most well-known events in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 1949, The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo was a labor of love for Texan volunteers, ranging from ranchers and cowboys to business men and sports-fans who all desired one thing: a coliseum that could be used to facilitate several large community events. Under the direction of Joe Freeman, the movement began. As community support and funding grew, construction of the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum became a reality for San Antonio. Construction began in January of 1948. Today this coliseum is home to The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
It is thanks to strong community support and involvement that has allowed The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to make such a momentous impact in the community year after year. “With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has donated more than $198 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, youth western art auction, calf scramble program and show premiums” (www.sarodeo.com). Now that is something to celebrate!
This year, The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is sure to make a splash as they raise the bar for another year of show-stopping pro rodeo, world-class concerts, exhilarating carnival rides, shopping, horse shows, educational presentations, and much, much more! With 18 full days of activity, now is the time to plan your 2019 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo adventure! A full list of events can be found at: www.sarodeo.com.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo staff are not the only ones preparing for 18 days of action. Rodeo contestants are laying it on the line as they compete for the chance to take home a portion of over $1,500,000 in prize money. This PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Rodeo is bringing in the best of the best human and animal athletes alike for this spectacular event. Luckily for the audience, entertainment doesn’t end when the rodeo is finished! After each rodeo performance, an award-winning artist will take the stage. Some of the artists performing at this year’s San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo include: Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, and Darius Rucker.
Year after year The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo takes great pride in protecting and promoting the western way of life. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo mission statement reads, “a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas.” Through community education and involvement, The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is active in preserving an integral part of Texas’ history.
Whether your interest lies in the rodeo arena, stock show, concerts, or shopping, there are various opportunities to explore the activities that make The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo such a hit each year! Join Cowboy Lifestyle Network as we saddle up for another larger-than-life adventure in The Lone-Star State!