Events that take place at a livestock show may include livestock showing and sales, rodeos, dances, live concerts and auctions. Some stock shows also have activities and events aimed at kids, such as the Houston Livestock Show and Kids Country.
Houston Livestock and Rodeo hosts several live concerts throughout the year. Artists who have performed at these events include Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. The stock show website has a calendar listing upcoming concerts.
The livestock shows at Houston Livestock and Rodeo include youth, junior and open shows featuring breeding livestock, cattle, market livestock, sheep dog trials and contests. Among the special events that take place at the show are the World's Championship Bar-B-Que, ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run and Ladies' Night Out. The show also hosts events for school field trips.
Sandhills Stock Show in Odessa, Texas, features a rodeo, stock show and horse show. The stock show has goats, lambs, heifers and other livestock, while the horse show includes the Quarter Horse Event. Many of the events are competitions that feature prizes. Visitors can sign up for events on the Sandhills website, and qualifying livestock owners can also use the site to register their animals for showing or competition.