photos by
Eddie Harper & Paul Fjelsta

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October 1 – 9 – Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo - Pasadena ~ gallery 1

The lineage of the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo started in the late 1940's when several Pasadena businessmen conceived an idea that meant the City of Pasadena would become home to a new community organization. The founders created the rodeo in an effort to bring the citizens of Pasadena together, offer

opportunities for the community youth, and to preserve the lifestyle and moral convictions of an agricultural era that was quickly passing.

Now, decades later we attended the 61st annual Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo. Still carrying on the traditions of its founding forefathers, this event community oriented and volunteer driven. For nine days the Pasadena Rodeo provided entertainment ranging from a carnival rides, rodeo events, livestock showings to sideshow games and fun. The food of course was shamelessly delicious and ‘bling’ was the key word for the shopping. One thing that really impressed us was the art work. Kids ranging from 1st grade to high school seniors entered into the art contest. Several of the pieces were very nice and deserved the ribbons they received but I have to say that the art piece of a rancher and his horse was truly a masterpiece. 

Listen in as Talk of the Bay visits with, Dawson McKee,  a bull rider from Dayton and Tim Cobbs, President of the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo. For more information 281-487-0240 or visit

Photographers note: Normally we will delete redundant shots but at this event I used a different lense/camera combination. This technique enabled me to get clean shots a fraction of a second apart. So you can see what makes these athletes (cowboys, cowgirls, horses, bulls, etc.) so awesome. From a bull rider’s facial expression just before ejection, to the making of team calf roping, the photos will not replace being there in person but they are fun to analyze. check out the photos...

Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo gallery 1

Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo gallery 2

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