The Texas High School Rodeo Finals Come to Abilene Once Again

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Texas High School Rodeo Finals are riding into Abilene once again for the 28th year in a row from June 3 to June 10.

For almost three decades the Abilene Expo Center has been home to the almost 700 competitors of the Texas High School Rodeo and their families.

On Monday, June 5, volunteers from Abilene Restaurant, Redcoats, and the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau will feed guests at a barbecue lunch to show appreciation to these loyal contestants and family members.

“The relationship Abilene has developed with the THSRA is strong. We love taking care of their finalists and they love visiting Abilene.” Pam Sites, Convention Services Director for the ACVB said according to a press release.

Each year the Texas High School Rodeo Finals bring in over $1,000,000 during the week it is here.  Last year the contract between the rodeo and the Expo Center was up, but a vote extended the contract for three more years. This was due in part to the expected upgrades to the Expo Center through the bond.

“As other destinations around the state have built or updated their Expo facilities, Abilene has maintained business based on a solid reputation of extraordinary customer service and true southern hospitality,” Nanci Liles, Executive Director for the ACVB said in a press release.

This year welcome buttons are being distributed to local businesses.  If you are interested in obtaining some of these buttons for your business please contact the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Along with equine events, there will also be a Queens Contest and an NRA Shooting Contest.

For a full schedule of events please click here.  Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $4 for students, and during the finals tickets will be $8 for adults and $5 for students.


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