Get Ready To Rodeo
- Written by Geoff Geiger
It's Rodeo season! The Humble Rodeo and Barbecue Cook-off are on their way to town and are always to be a family favorite. Coming Feb. 8 and 9, the annual event will be bigger and better than ever. To kick off the event this year, the Humble ISD Education Foundation is sponsoring a rodeo pageant on Saturday, Jan. 26. Contestants are asked to meet a few key requirements including western attire. The judges will then choose the best contestants in several age categories between baby up to miss, 0 months to 18 years. The pageant will be held at Kingwood Park High School at 4 p.m. The Rodeo Parade will happen on Main Street on Feb. 2 and the livestock show will be leading the days up to the arena show. A schedule of events, posted online, is sure to keep rodeo-goers busy this year. From Cowboy Camp, kid zones, livestock auctions, swine show and a Texas Unlimited Band Concert, all on just one night, there should be something for everybody. The barbecue cook-off is certainly a way to entice a crowd. According to the rodeo's Web site, they have grown from a handful of teams to more than a hundred. This coming event, sponsored by Administaff, will even allow the little ones to showcase their cooking talents and Humble schools can build their own pit to submit in the Pit Building Challenge. Those who are interested in having a cooking booth can contact the Humble Education Foundation and entries must be submitted by Jan. 31. The rodeo will also feature Cory Morrow in concert, a Texas singer and songwriter, on Saturday night. Morrow has been on the music scene in Texas for 10 years and released seven albums, the most recent named 'Ten Years' which will highlight several songs from his past. The concert tickets and the rodeo tickets can both be purchased online through the Humble ISD Education Foundation on a link at humblerodeo.com.