SAN ANGELO, TX – The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo announced Tuesday that it will be moving forward with the 2021 show despite coronavirus fears.
According to the SASSR website, on October 6, the Rodeo kicks off on Feb. 4 and will continue until the 21. This is around the same time as previous years.
Although the stock show and rodeo is going on through the pandemic it might look a little bit different.
"Ticket sale dates have been pushed later for the upcoming year in hopes capacity limits will be increased for events in February in the near future. We are currently not accepting any new season ticket holders, but can place interested parties on a waiting list should seats become available. To be placed on the season ticket waiting list, please call our office. Box seats will not be available. We will continue to look at an array of options regarding seating for the rodeo events if capacity limits remain in place," stated the SASSR.
This year's rodeo is expected to have all the normal events such as the stock show, the carnival, and the midway.
"We will keep the public informed as plans progress, but ask that you be patient as we are working our hardest to make 2021 another incredible San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo."
The inaugural San Angelo Rodeo was held in 1934, three years after the first "fat" stock show. Rodeo in those days differed greatly from what it is today, but one thing holds true: San Angelo hosts a rodeo.
The rodeo features rough stock events such as bull riding, saddle bronc riding, and bareback riding, as well as timed events like team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, and women's barrel racing.
Here is a video of last year's Cinch Chute Out: