Restaurants and vendors excited for the return of RODEOHOUSTON 2022
HOUSTON – Houston area restaurants and vendors are rodeo ready again.
Several companies told KPRC 2 that they have been looking forward to the event since its cancellation in 2020.
The announcement of Wednesday’s entertainment lineup only added to that excitement.
“Rodeos have helped grow our business and make a name for us in the rodeo. Said Derek Phipps, director of Triple J’s Smokehouse.
Triple J’s Smokehouse has been serving up favorite barbecues since 1994 with many of their items featured at the Houston Rodeo.
“It will definitely help to expand your customer base as you will be able to serve different people from all walks of life, all races, different countries who have never heard of you before,” said Phipps.
Christie Gunter, owner of local jewelry store China Baroque, said she couldn’t help but agree.
Gunter said a large portion of his income for the year came from the sale of his unique jewelry at one of the city’s biggest annual shows.
“Somewhere in the neighborhood of $ 100,000,” Gunter said.
The rodeo is not only a big source of money, it is also an opportunity to showcase local talent.
“There isn’t a bull rider, there isn’t another exhibitor, and there isn’t another ticket holder who is more excited than the community of Brookwood,” said Vivian Shudde, CEO of the Brookwood community.
The community of Brookwood, which is made up of approximately 200 adults with disabilities, uses the event to raise awareness, provide scholarships and cover the cost of living for its residents.
“We sell about $ 100,000 worth of hats and rodeo-western products made by our citizens. They make jewelry and ornaments, ”Shudde said.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2022 will run from February 28 to March 20.
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