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Experiences

Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo

 

Come October, Rodeo lovers far and wide dust off their boots for a weekend at the rodeo. Fair goers look on as cowboys ride bulls and broncs and popular country music acts take the main stage. This is the weekend when the Brazos Valley flaunts its agricultural roots. 

As the “Ag” in Aggie implies, the Brazos Valley, and College Station along with it, is steeped in agriculture. Farms and ranches abound throughout the Texas countryside, as do more unique ag attractions like wineries and pecan farms. The Brazos Fair and Rodeo invites those who work these farms and ranches to put both their skills and their livestock on display. 

Though rodeos like this one are old hat for ranch and farming families, the exhibitions invite fair goers to immerse themselves in the country way of life. Beyond calf roping and mutton bustin’, attendees can attend spectacles like a good old fashioned steak cookoff and a tractor pull. 

Take a peek at everything you’ll need to know before you go to the Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo, whether you’re a rodeo newcomer or a bull riding vet. 

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Fair & Rodeo Basics 

Schedule: 

October 12: Best of Texas Ranch Rodeo
October 13: Tractor Pull 
October 18-20: CPRA/UPRA Rodeo 

Tickets: 

Tractor Pull Day Ticket: $10
General Admission Weekend: $12
Early Bird Carnival Ride Pass (does not include admission): $20

Transportation & Parking: 

Address: 
5827 Leonard Road, Bryan, TX 77807

Parking at the fair ground is free to the general public. 

Kick-Off Weekend

person grilling steak

Steak Cook-Off

October 12, 2019

Chefs will compete for a cash prize and bragging rights for the best steak dinner at the rodeo

person welding

Weld-Off Competition

October 12, 2019

Local craftspeople will put their skills to the test at the all-new weldoff. Witness these creations come to life. 

woman barrel racing

Best of Texas Rodeo

October 12, 2019

Cowboys who qualified at other local rodeos will compete in their best events at the Best of Texas Ranch Rodeo. 

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Tractor Pull

October 13, 2019

Don't miss the official beginning of the fair weekend. The Tractor Pull is entertaining for all ages. 

CPRA/UPRA Rodeo

October 18-20, 2019

bareback riding

Bareback Riding

The only thing keeping the rider on the horse is a thin strap of leather. Watch to see how long they stay on. 

calf roping

Breakaway Roping

The calf gets a head start out of the chute. The cowboys rope the calf then come to a stop so the rope breaks. 

bull riding

Bull Riding

Bulls make fierce opponents, but the cowboy could come out on top at this rodeo favorite

mutton busting

Mutton Bustin'

This one is for the kids. Young boys and girls sign up to ride muttons as they rush out of the chute and across the arena. 

Family Carnival

October 18-20, 2019

dog running with yellow ball in mouth

Extreme Dogs

Bilingual trainers bring rescue dogs to the fair to show off their agility skills. See high jump, pole weaving, and more. 

two kids riding toy tractor

Kids' Tractor Pull

Kids can compete in their own tractor pull, just like that at the kick off. Don't worry--these will be pedal tractors. 

pig races

Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine travels all over the United States to hold these pig races. Witness their little pig legs moving at light speed. 

dad giving son piggy back at carnival

Rides & Attractions 

Three fun-filled days of carnival rides and cotton candy are on their way during the fair and rodeo. 

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