The Great American Cowboy built this country with strong hands and a lonely heart. He brought beef to the North and tamed the West. He spent his nights under lonely stars by a camp fire and spent his days roping, riding and fighting the elements -- and some lived to tell about it. The history of the cowboy's life is written in books and songs. Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and John Wayne immortalized him in the movies.
Since 1950, the Taylor Rodeo Association has proudly brought to you the Annual Taylor Rodeo in the home town of William "Bill" Pickett. The crowds that come to this event have grown because of the enthusiasm and the excitement, but most of all for the entertainment they receive. Taylor's rodeo is different because of the tremendous amount of crowd participation. Spectators can jump into the rodeo action during events such as the Calf Scramble, Wild Steer Saddling, and Mutton Busting.
. This is an open and sanctioned rodeo; a place where you can watch local people rope and ride along side of professional cowboys. Some of the cowboys you get to see are the future of the sport. PRCA riders are welcome, since this is an open event, but they may not come away with a check.
Over the years, the Annual Taylor Rodeo has become the big fish in a little pond. It is one of the biggest and best small-town rodeos anywhere! Crowds at the event exceed expectations every year, and each year more and more people come out to Taylor, Texas to experience rodeo at its finest. This is an open CPRA rodeo, meaning you don't have to carry a membership card to enter. It's the perfect place to watch local folks ride and rope against some of the top cowboys and cowgirls on the circuit.
The East Williamson County Expo Center is home to the Annual Taylor Rodeo. This 60,000 square foot covered facility is the largest in Williamson County. The Annual Taylor Rodeo is a celebration of passion, dignity, honor and integrity surrounding the legacy of the great American cowboy.