BAYTOWN, Texas – April 29, 2019 - Organizers of the Baytown Fair and Rodeo announced today a two for the price of one finale ticket at the Baytown Rodeo Arena on May 4. The Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Breakout Series returns with Zane Williams in concert presented by Ron Craft Chevrolet as the highlight of the week-long Jr. Livestock show and competition and closing act of the annual Baytown Youth Fair. Presale tickets are available for $15 or day of the show $20.
“Events like these are crucial to our sport and are created to give bull riders the opportunity to “break out” and be noticed alongside some of the industry greats and we look forward to bringing this competition to the community and fair exhibitors each year,” said production manager and Baytown Fair alumnae Chris Rankin..
The gates swing open at 5:30 pm on Saturday night where fans will have the opportunity to see the riders compete as each cowboy will ride one bull and the top 14 riders will advance to the “championship short round” where the total aggregate score will determine this year’s Baytown champion.
This year's closing ceremonies event will bring heart-stopping bull riding action from 4 Time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Tuff Hedeman’s tour as some of the industry’s top cowboys as they take on the 2,000 pound foes, each hoping to win his share of the $10,000 total purse and an invitation to compete in the televised Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding tour.
The Baytown Youth Fair & Rodeo is here for its 59th year and features a family-friendly fun finale with the return of the Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding, a fun family experience packed with adrenaline-pumping rides and entertaining moments from classic rodeo entertainers and Bullfighter’s Only champion and world renown bullfighter Bryce Redo from Crosby.
This year one of Texas’s top artists, Zane Williams will be in concert immediately following the bull riding action. The bull riding begins at 6:30 pm and features a Mutton Bustin' and Calf Scramble followed by the show.
Williams, known for music that features his plain-spoken, down-home honesty, has landed him four #1 songs on the Texas radio charts, opening gigs with heroes like George Jones and Alan Jackson, and even an invitation to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. The concert is sponsored by Wowco Equipment Company, and Hotchkiss Disposal Service.
The Baytown Youth Fair & Rodeo is Southeast Texas tradition featuring a Jr. Auction, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, and Mutton Bustin.
The Baytown Youth Fair is a 100% self-funded 501 C3 non-profit organization. In addition to maintaining the fairgrounds and providing the youth of Baytown many opportunities with their livestock, the committee also awards thousands in scholarships in each year. "Its' all about the kids," said President Tony Dahlquist Sr.
The gates open at 5:30 pm with the Bull Riding action beginning at 7 p.m. followed by the concert at 9 p.m. Ticket price is $15. Bull Riders and bullfighters will be available to sign autographs for the kids and ticket holders before and after the event. Event address: 7900 Main Street in Baytown.
About the Baytown Youth Fair – To provide facilities and opportunities for area youth to exhibit their work in agricultural and homemaking projects; to promote improvement of livestock in the community and in the adjoining territory; to promote understanding and better knowledge of proper selection and care of livestock; to give youth an opportunity for training in leadership and sportsmanship; to provide additional facilities and opportunities for youth of the community and of the adjoining territory.