Welp, this is is quite discouraging. Today the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which had already been postponed 'till May has officially been canceled for 2021.

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Last year the annual show and rodeo was one of the first victims of the pandemic after being cut short due to COVID-19. Today, President and CEO of the event, Chris Boleman, released this statement:

While we were optimistic that moving our Rodeo to May would provide a better opportunity to host our annual community event that Rodeo fans have come to love and expect, unfortunately, it has become evident that the current health situation has not improved to the degree necessary to host our event,” said Chris Boleman, president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “While this is an extremely heartbreaking decision for our Rodeo volunteers and the larger Rodeo community, we believe this decision is in the best interest of the health and well-being of our community.”

Several factors contributed to the decision, from a community health and safety perspective, as well as a financial one. Above all, the health and safety of the community is the Rodeo’s top priority, and after much consultation with local and state officials and medical experts, Rodeo officials concluded that cancelling the 2021 event was the right decision, with community health at the forefront of the decision.

Dates and information for the 2022 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be announced once available, and we'll be sure to pass them along.

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