2018 Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show

2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

While You Are Visiting the 2018 Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show Come See the Latest Models at Joe Myers Toyota

It's that time of year again! Time for the 2018 Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show, offering millions of visitors the finest in entertainment, charitable opportunities, and education in the Great State of Texas. For over 80 years, starting way back in 1932 as the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition, this show has provided scholarship funds for thousands of students and helped raise millions of dollars for charity.

In 2017, the HLSR awarded more than $26 million in grants, scholarships, and graduate assistantships to 750 students, many of which received awards worth $20,000 over the course of four years. The only stipulation is that recipients must choose to attend a college or university in Texas. The HLSR also funneled an incredible $220 million into the Houston economy. All of this from an event that only lasts for 20 days.

More than Just a Fundraiser

The Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show is more than just another fundraising event. It has and always will be a livestock show and rodeo. The NRG Arena is home to cattle auctions where professional breeders sell their livestock. According to the HLSR International Committee, in 2016 the show enabled more than $2.6 million in agricultural sales between those participating in the show and international visitors from over 88 countries.

Kids also participate in the livestock shows and sales as members of FFA or Four H; they raise their animals for show and then to be sold at auction. Those whose animals win are guaranteed to be given a set amount of scholarship money. Any money in excess of that is funneled straight into the general scholarship fund where it can be used to provide scholarships for many other young students.

Rides, Food, Fun & More

The livestock show and rodeo are only one part of the total HLSR experience. There is a full carnival with rides for kids of every age, a long Midway with games of skill and chance to try your hand, and of course dozens of food vendors, beer sellers, and more to satisfy just about everyone's tastes. Let's also not forget Garth Brooks is headlining the entertainment this year. Speaking of choice, visiting the Houston Livestock & Rodeo Show is the perfect time to come in and see the incredible choice of amazing Toyota vehicles we have here at Joe Myers Toyota. From the number one selling hybrid in the country, the Toyota Prius, to the load hauling capacity of the Toyota Tundra, we have what you need in stock and ready for delivery.

For 30 years, Joe Myers Toyota has been a trusted Toyota dealership here in the Houston, Texas area. When you come in to see us, you will find a dedicated and friendly team of sales professionals who are there to take care of you and help you find the right vehicle to suit your needs and budget. So, take a short break from the show and bring the family in to help you find the perfect vehicle for everyone.

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