Llano Rodeo, June 3-4

Watch a rodeo in Llano County, and you’ll discover why it’s a favorite Texas event. The Llano Open Pro Rodeo is typically held the first weekend in June at the John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 RR 152 West. This year, 2022, it will be June 3-4.

You’ll experience the exhilaration of watching professional cowboys and cowgirls from the Cadillac Rodeo Company giving it their best at calf roping, bull riding, bronco busting, barrel racing, and other classic rodeo events. The Texas Spirit Riders, a rodeo drill team, will also perform.

Rodeo weekend opens at 4 p.m. Friday, June 3, with a parade. The first rodeo performance begins at 8 p.m. Doors open for seating at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday’s fun begins at 10 a.m.

Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and older and $5 for ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger get in free.

On the same weekend, Llano celebrates Heritage Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 4.

Held in downtown Llano on the courthouse square, the event features Buffalo Soldiers re-enactors in period costumes teaching about the early days of Texas.

Take a stagecoach ride around town before visiting the quilt show in the historic courthouse on the square. A children’s parade is scheduled along with games, crafts, and a costume contest.

Listen to live music while shopping vendors, boutiques, and stores on the square.

Later in the afternoon, watch the comedy “The History of Texas … In One Darn Easy Lesson.” Award-winning actor Damian Gillen goes on a hayride through 500 years of Texas in 5,000 seconds (about 83 minutes). Winners of the quilt, cobbler, and costume contests will be on display by the end of the day.

Be sure to put the first weekend of June on your calendar for a visit to Llano County.