About the Event:
For more than 100 years, black cowboys played an essential role in Fort Bend County ranching operations. At the George Ranch specifically, four generations of black cowboys worked alongside four generations of the George family, leaving behind a rich legacy of black cowboy heritage that is unique to this part of Texas.
This February, the inaugural George Ranch Rodeo will spotlight this amazing history and honor James and Willie Thomas. The Thomas brothers grew up at the George Ranch and, from a young age, rode anything they could – including Ranch pigs! Both brothers went on to compete in professional rodeos: James rode bare back until he left the cowboy life to serve in the U.S. Army and Willie became one of the best professional bull riders of his era. (Willie’s contributions to the field have now been recognized by the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.)
This full-day event has an estimated attendance of 500+ and will include a rodeo with prize pots, slack events, mutton-busting, a variety of food and marketplace vendors, entertainment and other fun activities for children.
At the Door Ticket Pricing:
Child (4-12): $10
Box Seats – Includes Park Admission!
Child (4-12): $17
Schedule of Events:
9am-5pm – Initial Rodeo rounds aka the Rodeo Slack
11am-9:30pm – Food & Marketplace Opens
4pm-6pm – YMCA Rodeo Kids Corner Opens
Music with DJ R.E.M.
6pm-8pm – Music with DJ 281
6:30pm – Flag Ceremony, National Anthem, Grand Entry Parade
7pm-10pm – Evening Rodeo
Pee Wee Breakaway Roping
Jr. Breakaway Roping
Ladies Barrel Racing
Jr. Barrel Racing
Pee Wee Tie-Down Roping
Jr. Tie-Down Roping
Open Tie-Down Roping
Ladies Steer Undecorating
(Order of events is subject to change)