Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program


Western Heritage Classic- Abilene, Tx
Third week in May

The idea that started with a few cowboys gathering to have some fun and show off what they do for a living has turned into a spectacular three-day event held each year in May annually and is enjoyed by thousands of western heritage enthusiasts.In 1985, a few local cowboys formed teams to compete in authentic ranch activities that involved a scoring system used to determine who was the best working ranch. It was an event that not only challenged the participants but it drew a crowd and established a way to support a local charity.

Coleman PRCA Rodeo- Coleman, Tx
Third week in June

The idea of an annual Coleman Rodeo had its inception in 1936. Nine businessmen wanted to do something special to celebrate Texas's 100th anniversary. On March 20, 1936 the following men organized the Coleman Rodeo Association:Joe Hedleston, Hoyt Craig, Ernest Bridwell, John Bost, John Grammer, Andy Isham, Harold Kinney, B.B. Nunley and Sam T. Cobb. Today, the Coleman Rodeo is an annual summertime event.

Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals- Abilene, Tx
First two weeks in June

This annual event enriches the lives of Texas student rodeo athletes; it preserves western heritage through the sport of rodeo, promoting family values, and providing future opportunities through college scholarships.

West Texas Fair and Rodeo- Abilene, Tx
Begins first Thursday after Labor Day in September

Catch the thrills and spills of the WTF&R and pack in ten full days of fun. This old fashioned county fair features children's activities, entertainment, livestock and horse shows, carnival rides, exhibits, a week long PCRA rodeo, a wide variety of food and other events. This annual event begins the 1st Thursday after Labor Day. All events except the parade are held at the Taylor County Expo Center.

Comanche Rodeo and Parade- Comanche, Tx
Third weekend in June

San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo- San Angelo, Tx
February 5-21, 2016

The idea of the San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo was first thought up by J. Culberson “Cub” Deal, who was serving as the elected manager of the San Angelo Board of City Development (Chamber of Commerce). Deal thought San Angelo would benefit more from a spring stock show than a fair, and called a meeting with Claude A. Broome, John P. Lee, J. Willis Johnson, Jr., D.T. Jones and County Agent W.I. Marschall. The group was dedicated to the promotion of better breeding, and the fattening and finishing of livestock on West Texas ranches and farms. The group decided the major feature would be involvement from the 4-H Club Boys and Vocational Agriculture Students in the area. The first event was held on the Polo Field from February 29 through March 2, 1932. Currently, The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest livestock shows in the nation and a rodeo that consistently ranks in the top 2 in total entries.

Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo- Stephenville, Tx

The best cowboys and cowgirls from Texas High School Rodeo Association Region III & Region X, will rope n' ride for a chance at $1,000 scholarships. Each year end event winner from both THSRA regions will be receiving an invitation to compete at this years rodeo in a one head, match format competition. The winner of each match in every event will be the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship to use toward their college education.

Cowboy Capital of the World Lone Star Arena- Stephenville, Tx
Year Round Events

One of the most popular rodeo arenas for local ranch rodeos and events from far and wide. Facility includes two arenas, warm up area, stalls, cattle barn, RV spots, and a café.

Mineral Wells PRCA/WPRA Rodeo- Mineral Wells, Texas 
Second weekend in May

The Mineral Wells Pro Rodeo is a sanctioned PRCA - WPRA All-American Series Rodeo. Activies include a fun run, parade, vendors, and main rodeo event!

Texas Cowboy Reunion- Stamford, Texas
First weekend in July

If it’s entertainment you want, it’s entertainment you will get at the Texas Cowboy Reunion in Stamford, Texas. You'll see TNT Rodeo Stock open the gate to some of the rankest bulls and broncs around- with events such as Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Bareback Riding, Calf Roping, Barrel Racing, Wild Mare Races and Wild Cow Milking — it's sure to be great fun for all.