Crosby Rodeo Cook-Off & parade

CROSBY – The biggest party in northeast Harris County kicks off this weekend (May 31-Jun 8) at the Crosby Fairgrounds for the 73rd Annual Crosby Fair & Rodeo Cook-Off.

Bag of Donuts plays Friday, May 31 and Travis Matte plays Saturday, June 1. Booths are sold for cooking teams to compete against one another for best in brisket, ribs, open dish, desert, chicken, and other categories, including Showmanship.

Saturday morning June 1 at 10:00 a.m. a parade that first appeared during World War I will leave the Middle School and venture North on FM 2100 tossing candy to all that witness. Displaying every business that wants local customers to visit.

After the camps clear on Sunday the next event of the rodeo is the Livestock Auction. It begins with a buyers diner at 4:00 p.m. Then thousands of dollars will be spent to get some lucky kids money to go on with their education as Grand and Reserve Champions all the way down to 8th place get sold off for college money.

New this year for the Crosby Fair & Rodeo which begins the next day June 6 is that each night not only will feature HI-Lo Pro Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. but Mutton Bustin’ by local kids will lead that off at 7:00 p.m. Also, each night in addition to traditional cowboy sport of rodeo like bull-riding, bull fighters will take on the bulls without the disadvantage of having a rider on their backs. It is a big step forward for the bulls to get at the fighters. That cowboy sport is good for enthusiasts of the sport but for those that like Country Music Flatland Cavalry will play a concert that night.

On Friday, June 7, Adam Hood opens for Parker McCollum.

On Saturday, June 8 the little wranglers will show that the kids have cowboy skills in keeping with their heritage. Caden Gillard leads for Koe Wetzel in fabulous workout for country western and rock music.