2021 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo COVID-19 Update, Open Show Cancelled

On November 5, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced that “in order to safely host a livestock competition and follow the health and safety guidelines, the 2021 Livestock Show will focus primarily on the Junior Show and select Youth Show events,” foregoing its mostly adultfocused Open Show.

“Our efforts will be focused on providing a safe experience for our Junior Show exhibitors in 2021, which aligns with our mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth,” said Chris Boleman, Rodeo president and CEO. “Our Open Show exhibitors are an integral part of our Show every year, and this decision was not made lightly, but with the health and safety of all our exhibitors and guests at the forefront of our decision.”

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is planning for participants to be able to compete in the 2021 Houston Livestock Show Junior Show, following the necessary health and safety protocols in place. Specific health and safety guidelines for Junior Show exhibitors will be posted as soon as they are  finalized. Livestock entries for the 2021 Junior Show will open Nov. 15 and close Dec. 15, 2020.

By foregoing the Open Show and focusing primarily on the Junior Show, it limits the number of participants on-site and allows event organizers to spread out Junior Show events over a longer period of time, allowing for the proper health and safety measures to be followed for the safety of exhibitors and guests.

“While our 2021 Livestock Show might look different amidst COVID-19, we are optimistic that we will be able to welcome back our Open Show exhibitors to the Rodeo grounds in 2022, and give them the experience that they deserve and expect at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” Boleman said.

Additional plans for the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, as well as full health and safety guidelines will be announced toward the end of the year.

2021 HLSR ALL BREEDS SALES – New Location 

Due to spacing requirements, the HLS&R All Breeds Sale has been moved to the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham, Texas.

The 2021 Sale will take place Saturday, March 6. The schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday, March 4
7 AM: Move In
Friday, March 5
8 AM: Bull Grading & Female Judging
4 PM: Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 6
10 AM: Bull Sale 1 PM: Female Sale