The West Texas Fair and Rodeo is an annual event that takes place in Odessa, Texas. The event features traditional rodeo events such as bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, and more. The rodeo typically takes place in late August or early September, and runs for about 10 days. The event is organized by the West Texas Fair and Rodeo Association and it is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned event.
The West Texas Fair and Rodeo also features a variety of other activities, such as a parade, a western trade show, a carnival, and a rodeo queen pageant, in addition to the rodeo competitions. It also includes live music, a BBQ cook-off, and agricultural competitions. The event is held at the Ector County Coliseum, and it is a major event in the city of Odessa and the surrounding area, and is known for its western heritage and its focus on supporting education and youth development. Proceeds from the event are used to support scholarships and other educational programs.