The rodeo's returning! Dust off your boots and hat, gather up your friends and family, and head over to the Humble Civic Center and Arena for this family-friendly event Feb. 10-11.

But first, get a taste of Texas the weekend before, Feb. 3-4, at the BBQ Cook-Off. Open to the public, pitmasters compete against each other to see who has the best chicken, ribs, pork and, of course, brisket. The cook-off is sanctioned and judged by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, the largest barbecue society in the world.

Everyone is welcome to try all the barbecue there is to offer. Meet with the cooks and enjoy a good day of food. The cookoff is starting a new tradition this year for the whole family to enjoy with a good, old-fashioned street dance. Friday night's entertainment will be the Texas Unlimited Band and the 8 Second Band will perform on Saturday night. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. and the Grand Champion of the event will win $2,000.

Humble ISD is holding its annual livestock show Feb. 8-11. Bring the kids to view the hard-working students' steers, pigs, lambs, goats, turkeys, chickens and rabbits. The show will conclude with the Annual Fish & Oyster Fry at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in downtown Humble. For a complete list of events, visit

Rodeo performances start at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 with gates open at 5:30 p.m. The Humble Rodeo features all seven rodeo events co-sanctioned by the United Professional Rodeo Association and Cowboy's Professional Rodeo Association. On Friday night, the popular Kevin Fowler will perform after the rodeo, with Stoney Larue taking the stage Saturday night. Refreshments are available and there is paid parking at the arena. Free parking and shuttle service are available at Humble High School at 1700 Wilson Road and New Covenant Church at 901 Wilson Road. For a detailed schedule, visit

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