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Texas-Sized BBQ World Championship Contest at Houston Rodeo

Houston Rodeo, the world's largest livestock show, hosts the 2009 World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest!  The Lone Star State hosts a colossal, Texas-sized picnic. 

(the BBQ Cook-Off was February 26-28, 2009)  Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is March 3rd- 22nd, 2009

The Houston Rodeo is in town ... here is part of the Trailride going right through downtown Houston!

Houston Rodeo Trailride on Freeway

More than 350 teams join in this competition of eating, dancing and drinking!  This year drew record crowds of 217,640 people.  The teams have fun and raise BIG BUCKS for charity scholarships.

Here is the Continental Airplane Cooker:

Continental Airplane Houston Rodeo Cook Off

Lots of FUN at the Houston Rodeo BBQ Cook-off!

Houston Rodeo Coors Light Girls


Here is the largest Cooker/Smoker:

Houston Rodeo Cook Off BBQ Smoker

Houston Rodeo Cook Off BBQ Smoker

Texas Cowboys in a Fur Coat and a Wolf Hat.

Houston Rodeo Cowboys Fur Coat & Wolf Hat 


View of Downtown Houston Rodeo Boot


Pippa MAC - Real Estate Selling Agent and Relocation Specialist with REMAX, The Woodlands and Spring, Texas

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The Woodlands



  • #1 Best Selling master-planned community in the state of Texas
  • 27 miles North of Houston
  • 16 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Close to I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion outdoor amphitheater 
  • 190 miles of hike and bike trails
  • Exemplary public schools and Acclaimed private schools
  • Ranked one of the top 10 safest communities in Texas
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Comment balloon 11 commentsPippa Mac • March 03 2009 11:07AM


Sounds like fun. And it definitely looks "Texas-sized". When is the actual contest?

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Pippa, you do such a great job with your storytelling with your local photos. Everyone loves a rodeo.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hey Donna & Gary (fellow Texans) - I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures!

Posted by Pippa Mac, The Woodlands TX Real Estate (Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring) almost 10 years ago

If I ever get kicked out of Washington State it's nice to know I'll fit right in in Texas! 

Posted by Brett Tousley, Tri Cities Real Estate | (509) 420-0013 (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Pippa ~ I am glad to see you post another one of your picture-packed local attractions......you always do a great job with these.  I hope you are doing well!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) almost 10 years ago

Hey Pippa!  Nice to see you posting again...we are coming to Houston for the rodeo on the closing day.  ZZ Top is playing!

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) almost 10 years ago

Yeee Haaaa!!! (as we used to say in West Texas) She's Back! Glad to see you posting again. I figure you have been pretty busy and I hope it's been with real estate! I am still a fan of Rodeos having grown up watching them since I was a child! Excellent post and your pictures are great too!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Oh and I also meant to say I am an even bigger fan of BBQ! Those are incredible BBQ Rigs! And they even have some "saucy" little assistants!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

In addition to all the fun, there are so many young people who benefit.  Thanks to the thousands of volunteers who make this possible.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker almost 10 years ago

Hi Pippa, your picture posts are still the most interesting on AR :) Great to have you back after your break. Looking forward to learning more about your neck of the woods.

btw: you still have the nicest profile banner for century 21. We even gave you a Golden Castelllum for it. Not sure if you saw :(

Sincerely, Castellum

Posted by Everard Korthals, Mountain Realty (---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors---) almost 10 years ago

 Pippa, Now that is what I call a mouth watering post. Are you one of the Coor's Light girls? Thanks for sharing such good photos!   Love the airplane cooker!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 10 years ago