Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo record-breaking attendance of more than 2.6 million fans at the 2017 show
By amusementtoday | March 27, 2017
HOUSTON, Texas – The world’s largest celebration of agriculture, education, entertainment and Western heritage drew a record-breaking 2,611,176 visitors in total attendance to the 85th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, March 7 – 26, 2017.
“Powered by more than 33,000 volunteers, the 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo successfully provided a record number of visitors with a world-class entertainment experience,” said Joel Cowley, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo president and CEO.
“During the 2017 Show, fans were immersed in one-of-a-kind educational and agricultural exhibits, larger-than-life entertainment, and nightly celebrations of Western heritage during RODEOHOUSTON.”
The total 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo attendance was more than the population of any Texas city.
• Total attendance for all activities on the grounds was a record 2,611,176. In three days, the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest entertained 226,369 guests, and on Thursday, March 2, attendance reached an opening-day record of 47,883.
• Another record was broken on Saturday, March 18, with a single-day attendance of 185,667, when the Show had more people on the grounds than Texas’ 16th most populated city.
• Paid Rodeo/concert attendance reached 1,370,263. Two of the RODEOHOUSTON performances landed on the list of the Show’s top 20 paid rodeo/concert attendance records. First: Sunday, March 19, 2017 – Go Tejano Day – Banda El Recodo and Siggno – 75,557; 17th: Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Luke Bryan – 75,033.