The Thrill of the Rodeo in Fair Park
This isn’t our first rodeo, per say, but it is all-new for the 2021 Fair! Home of the 1959 Original National Finals Rodeo, we are proud to bring a rodeo back to the historic Fair Park Coliseum this year – and each rodeo is FREE with your admission ticket to the Fair. From high-energy bull riding to wild cow milking, you won’t want to miss the Rodeo on your visit to the Fair this year. Presented by United Ag & Turf, the State Fair of Texas Rodeo will take place each weekend of the Fair during the evening.
When: Various days and weekends during the 2021 State Fair of Texas
Time: To Be Announced
Where: Fair Park Coliseum
Cost: FREE with Admission to the Fair
Rodeos as Diverse as Texas
Each rodeo evening that the Fair hosts will feature a different kind of rodeo event. Check out the dates below and get your tickets to the Fair to enjoy the thrilling experience of a Texas rodeo.
Cowboys of Color Rodeo: Opening Weekend, Friday, September 24, and Saturday, September 25
Kick-off Opening Weekend in style by joining us as we spotlight cowboys and cowgirls from all different backgrounds, including Black, Indigenous, and Latino riders. This rodeo will highlight these cowboys of color but will feature individuals from a variety of communities. This event is designed to promote the diversity of rodeo and amplify riders who are often underrepresented in the sport. From barrel racing to calf roping, folks of all ages are welcome to cheer them on from the Coliseum seats.
Mexican Rodeo Celebration: Sunday, September 26
Close out Opening Weekend with the Mexican Rodeo Celebration! This rodeo will showcase Charro-style rodeo performances.
State Fair of Texas Youth Rodeo: Wednesday, September 29
Taking center stage on Wednesday, September 29, youth from across the Lone Star State will compete in the State Fair of Texas Youth Rodeo. See what the future of rodeo looks like, up close and personal!
United Professional Rodeo Association (UPRA) Texas Finals: Thursday, September 30; Friday, October 1; and Saturday, October 2.
Closing out UPRA’s last big-money event of the season, see Texas’ premier riders go toe-to-toe as they compete in the Texas Finals.
Bull Buckin’ Weekend: Friday, October 8, and Saturday, October 9.
Dust off your boots – the Bull Buckin’ Weekend is going to be one to remember! High-energy bull riding comes back to the Coliseum, followed by Bull Fighters Only, back-to-back for one weekend only.
State Fair of Texas Ranch Rodeo: Friday, October 15, and Saturday, October 16.
Rounding out the Fair on Closing Weekend, be sure to check out the State Fair of Texas Ranch Rodeo. Featuring ranch-working cowboys and cowgirls, see firsthand what it takes to work on a ranch. Wild cow milking, maverick branding, bucking horses – oh my!