The Humble Rodeo is weeks away from its annual showing at the Humble Civic Center. This year’s events will once again feature a BBQ cook-off, a livestock show and the rodeo.

The Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook-off began in 1947. It has long been a popular event in the community. So popular, in fact, that eventually the event was split into two weekends with the Livestock Show taking place during the week between the two events. The Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook-Off continues to coincide with the Humble ISD Livestock Show and Auction, and all proceeds from the Humble Rodeo and Cook-Off benefit the Humble ISD Education Foundation in its efforts to support innovative programs that increase learning opportunities for students at all 43 Humble ISD schools. It’s a storied tradition of supporting the ever-growing Humble community.

The cook-off gets the fun started.

“The cook-off will take place Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, and the rodeo will take place Feb. 7-8,” said Adam Foster, president of Humble Rodeo.

“We host the largest Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) barbecue in the state of Texas; usually we have around 10,000 people in attendance throughout the duration of the event,” said Foster. “The KCBS was a competitive cooking club whose desire was to put together a local group for competitive barbecue. It has since grown exponentially and provides oversight to hundreds of competitions. It is the largest competitive barbecue organization in the world with more than 20,000 members.”

Also planned is the Ag Mechanics Pit challenge, a kids barbecue competition, and a huge kids zone open daily throughout the entire event.

Humble ISD 4H and FFA exhibitors will compete in the 73rd annual Humble ISD Livestock Show, Jan. 21-24, the week prior to the cook-off. Events are held in the Humble Civic Center Arena.

Foster emphasized the magnitude of the Humble Rodeo. He said, “We usually have over 20,000 people attend the Humble Rodeo; it is a large attraction within the local area.”

Live entertainment is set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8. Lanco will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and Hardy will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The FFA Calf Scramble is held during both Friday and Saturday performances. The FFA Chute Dogging also will be held before the rodeo both nights. Mutton Bustin’ is a Humble Rodeo crowd favorite! Don’t miss these young cowgirls and cowboys hold on for dear life for eight seconds. Then the professional cowboys take over for a crowd-pleasing event.

For more information regarding the events taking place during the livestock show, visit humbleisd.net/Page/71636.

“Tickets for the cook-off are $15 per person and tickets for the rodeo are $20 per person if pre-purchased. The pre-sale lasted until Jan. 3, now they cost $25,” said Foster.

Complete information may be found at humblerodeo.com.

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