Highland Lakes Rodeos

Here in Texas, you can't say you've had a good summer unless you attend at least one — well, maybe two or three — rodeos. Competitors with talents ranging from bull doggin’ to barrel racing fill the small-town arenas in spring and summer.

These family-friendly events offer rugged rodeo action, calf scrambles, mutton bustin’ for the kids, and, of course, some extra-tough fellas who think it's fun to bother a bull. There will be some clowning around, too. A Highland Lakes rodeo isn’t complete without doing the two-step at the dance afterward.

It might get a little dusty, but the riders, wranglers, animal athletes, and the band can certainly wow a crowd.

2017 Rodeo Dates

May 12-13 | BURNET
Burnet County Rodeo at the Burnet County Fairgrounds and Rodeo Arena, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive in Burnet. Go to burnetchamber.org or call (512) 756-4297.

May 12-13 | LAMPASAS
Riata Roundup Festival at the Bar 17 Arena, 2384 CR 2315 in Lampasas. Go to lampasaschamber.org or call (512) 556-5172

The Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual Bull Challenge fundraiser Saturday, May 20, at Charley Taylor Arena, located south of Marble Falls at 3053 U.S. 281. Call (512) 680-1833 or go to mfavfd.org for more.

June 2-3 | LLANO
Llano Open Pro Rodeo at Robinson Park, 2200 RR 152 West in Llano. Go to llanochamber.org or call (325) 247-5354.

June 16-17 | STONEWALL
Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo at the rodeo grounds, 250 Peach St. in Stonewall. Go to stonewalltexas.com or call (830) 644-2735.

July 14-15 | MARBLE FALLS
Marble Falls Rodeo Association's annual Open/Pro Rodeo at the Charley Taylor Rodeo Arena on U.S. 281 about five miles south of Lake Marble Falls. Go to marblefallsrodeo.org or call (512) 755-5773.

Aug. 17-19 | JOHNSON CITY
Blanco County Fair and Rodeo at the Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 U.S. 281 in Johnson City. Go to lbjcountry.com or call (830) 868-7684.