The Western Heritage Classic Parade and Rodeo are back for 2024. Taylor County Expo Director, Rochelle Johnson says "Come out and enjoy all the Expo Center has to offer. Better parking and arenas that were made for rodeos."

Johnson says "The list of events includes a bit and spur show, ranch horse competition, kids stick horse competition, kid bale-calf roping, bronc riding, wild cow milking, team penning, team roping, calf branding, ranch horse auction, horse clinics, cowboy camp cook-off, cowboy music, fiddle contest, Friday and Saturday night dance featuring live music."

There's something for the whole family at this year's Western Heritage Classic Rodeo. I believe that the kids' events are probably the most entertaining part, just watching their faces and their actions as they compete on the Stick Horse Rodeo or the Steer Dummy Roping. The pics below say it all, "This is a fun family event like no other!" There will also be food, drinks, exhibits, vendors, an art sale, and entertainment.

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All the fun and excitement will be taking place at the Taylor County Expo Center from May 9th through the 12th this year. The Parade on May 12th starts at 6:30 pm in Downtown Abilene.

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On Sunday there will be a real Cowboy Church Service. God's Word will be shared at 9 am at this year's Western Heritage Classic.

There is a new rule that was implemented last year that is still in place for all vendors, exhibitors and guests. There is a NO DOG policy. NO dogs are allowed on the facility grounds whether it is at your camper, booth or in a building. You will be asked to remove your dog from the premises. Only service pets are allowed and must be with the owner and on a leash 100% of the time. Source:

Tickets go on sale on April 15th, 2024 at 10 AM, and can be purchased at the Taylor County Expo Center 1700 TX-36, Abilene. For more ticket information click here.

The video below shows you what to expect at this year's Western Heritage Classic and Ranch Rodeo. For further information contact the Expo Center at (325) 795-6706.

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