The Humble Rodeo is back once again and is ready to provide a variety of entertainment experiences for the Lake Houston area.
This year’s rodeo will take place Jan. 26 — Feb. 5. The carnival will open to the public Jan. 26 and remain open throughout the course of the rodeo. The BBQ Cook-Off will set up Jan. 27 and be open to the public Jan. 28-29.
Concerts will take place Jan. 28-29. On Jan. 28, Abigail Taylor is set to perform 7-9 p.m. and Mason Creager and The Gulf Coast Drifters will perform 9-11 p.m. On Jan. 29, Brain Winfield will perform 7-9 p.m. and Gary Kyle 9-11 p.m.
Lisa Doughty, vice president of marketing, said, “We are very excited about all of the following additions to the 75th Annual Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cook-Off. Live entertainment during the BBQ Cook-Off will kick off with a local flair. The entertainers are Abigail Taylor and Mason Creager and The Gulf Coast Drifters (who will perform Jan. 28). Abigail is from Cypress, and Mason is from Huffman. Brian Winfield and Gary Kyle will perform Jan. 29; Brian graduated from Humble High School, and Gary graduated from Kingwood High School.”
The prior year’s rodeo did not include the traditional livestock show, however, it is returning for this year’s rodeo. The livestock show and auction will take place from January 31 – February 3. On the 3rd at 1 p.m., the livestock auction will begin.
This year’s events will conclude with rodeo performances that will run at 5 p.m. Feb. 4-5. Bag of Donuts will perform immediately following the rodeo Feb. 4 and Aaron Watson will perform Feb. 5.
In a conversation with the Tribune, Doughty was asked what events residents and guests should look forward to the most. She responded, “BBQ Cook-off weekend proves to be a huge favorite. There’s something about being outside under the blue skies enjoying the sights and smells of the cook-off. Entry spaces for the cook-off are sold out. There are 96 cook teams occupying 117 spaces. During the rodeo, all the events are exciting; however, the chuck wagon races, FFA and 4-H calf scrambles and mutton bustin’ get people on their feet. The Humble Civic Center Rodeo Arena Complex gives you an “up close and personal” seating experience.”
The Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook-Off is a hometown tradition and the Rodeo Committee is excited to be celebrating the 75th year.
The rodeo’s president remarked on the incredible effort displayed by volunteers. “I could not be prouder to lead this group of amazing volunteers,” said Stacy Williams, president of the Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook-Off. He added, “These volunteers spend hundreds of hours over nine months planning and organizing every detail leading up to the two-weekend event. We want the community to have a memorable experience. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Humble ISD Education Foundation and benefit the district’s students. Rain or shine, we will be here putting on the best cook-off and rodeo in Southeast Texas. The event is family-friendly, and I encourage everyone to come out and support this great cause.”
Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently no restrictions in place on attendees, according to Doughty. She added, however, that “hand-sanitizer will be available throughout the two-weekend event.” Furthermore, there are also no limits to the maximum number of attendees.
Parking at the Humble Civic Center and Arena Complex will not be available during the BBQ Cookoff weekend but will be available during rodeo weekend for $5. Free parking will be provided throughout at Humble High School with a free shuttle. Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all passengers over the age of 10 must wear a face mask to cover both their nose and mouth. Passengers are required to provide their own facial coverings.
For more information about the Humble Rodeo and for a full itinerary, visit humblerodeo.com.