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72. Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo

March 13, 2010

Its Rodeo Time in Texas and yesterday marked the start of the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo.  This is a great event every year with fun for both kids and adults. They support a great cause and raise thousands of dollars each year in scholarship money for local schools.

For more information on family events visit: 365 Things To Do in Austin, Texas for Families page. They have great suggestions all year that are geared towards families.

Each day there is a different  way to get into the fairground FREE! From wearing a cowboy hat to wearing pink- each day there’s a way to get in free: http://www.rodeoaustin.com/events_detail.aspx?id=122

The Rodeo  has a lineup of performers this year, everything from Eli Yong Band to Lady Antebellum:
March 13 Eli Young Band
March 14 Joe Nichols
March 15 Gary Allan
March 16 Jordin Sparks
March 17 Lady Antebellum
March 18 Boys Like Girls
March 19 Randy Rogers Band
March 20 Wade Bowen
March 21 Charley Pride
March 22 Neal McCoy
March 23 Doobie Brothers
March 24 Billy Currington
March 25 Shinedown
March 26 Steve Wariner
March 27 Kevin Fowler
iPhone users, do not miss the iPhone App: http://rodeoaustin.com/events_detail.aspx?id=119

Next Friday they have the BBQ Cook-Off  at 12:00 PM -40 of the world’s finest BBQ teams gather on the Fairgrounds of the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo to feed visitors. Teams compete in several categories: Brisket, Chicken, Best Southern Hospitality and Most Money Raised. The tip money that visitors place in the teams’ tip jars helps support our Scholarship Fund.

Location:
Travis County Expo Center.
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724-3847
 
http://www.rodeoaustin.com/

Do not forget in honor of SXSW and local musicians Frank Hot Dogs and Cold Beer is giving Free Coffee to those who sign up! Visit – http://365austin.fanforce.com/ for more information!

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