The 2015 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is just over two weeks away, and the anticipation could not be higher for this year’s event. The San Antonio Rodeo has been around since 1950 and is one of the biggest rodeo events in the world. With rodeo, music, food, carnival, and other great attractions spread out over 3 weeks, there is a lot to keep track of. Here is a list of 4 of the top things to look for at the 2015 San Antonio Rodeo.
No San Antonio Rodeo Guide is complete without a discussion on food. Of the dozens of great food options at the Rodeo, here are our two can’t miss food options.
Acosta Food Sampling
Location: Carnival Area 6-38
If you are attending the 2015 San Antonio Rodeo, you have to check out the Acosta Food Sampling. Open from February 12th – March 1st from 11-6 (February 12th hours are 12-6), the Acosta Food Sampling gives out free samples of some of the most sought after dishes at the San Antonio Rodeo. Top samples include cowboy stew, pinto beans, biscuits and cobbler.
Van De Walle Corral
Location: Carnival Area 4-26
If you are looking for barbeque and fajitas, the place to go is the Van De Walle Corral. Known for mouthwatering brisket, and bbq fajitas that are to die for, Van De Walle Corral is open every day of the rodeo starting at 10 (except February 12th, when opening time is 12). The Corral is run for charity and has raised close to $3 million in scholarship funds for Texas youth.
For years the music at the San Antonio Rodeo has been growing and now the event draws some of the top artists in the country. While the majority of the band and the focus is still on country performers, there is something for everyone. Here is the 2015 San Antonio Rodeo concert lineup.
• Feb. 12 (7:00PM)- Joe Nichols
• Feb. 13 (7:30PM)- Hunter Hayes
• Feb. 14 (1:00PM & 7:30PM) – Keith Urban
• Feb. 15 (1:00PM) – Pentatonix
• Feb. 16 (7:00PM) – John Legend
• Feb. 17 (7:00PM) – Newsboys
• Feb. 18 (7:00PM) – Chase Rice
• Feb. 19 (7:00PM) – Brad Paisley
• Feb. 21 (7:30PM)- Little Big Town
• Feb. 22 (7:30PM)- Banda Los Recoditos
• Feb. 23 (1:00PM) – Reba
• Feb. 24 (7:00PM) – Justin Moore
• Feb. 25 (7:00PM) – Billy Currington
• Feb. 27 (7:30PM) – Styx
• Feb. 28 (1:00PM) – Josh Abbott Band
• Feb. 28 (7:30PM) – Lee Brice
3. Texas Wildlife Expo
One of the coolest events at the San Antonio Rodeo is the Wildlife Expo. The expo includes everything from educational talks, to interactive exhibits. While many of the animals and exhibits on display focus on the Texas ecosystem, one of the most exciting shows involves an animal not native to Texas. Kachunga and the Alligator show is an incredible display of a real life American Bushman interacting with an alligator in one of the can’t miss events of the San Antonio Rodeo. Other live animals on display includes warthogs ravens, cobras, pythons, turtles, ostriches, leopards, and more.
The rodeo events at the San Antonio Rodeo are some of the best in the country. Top contestants in a number of categories take center stage at AT&T Center and put on a great show. As with many rodeos, the top two events are Bareback Riding and Bull Riding, but fans attending the rodeo should not miss out on Mutton Bustin, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, and Steer Wrestling. With over 10 distinct Rodeo categories, there really is something for everyone at the San Antonio Rodeo.