The Western Heritage Classic Parade and Rodeo are back for 2023. Taylor County Expo Director Rochelle Johnson says, "Come out and enjoy all the Expo Center has to offer, including better parking and arenas that were made for rodeos."

"The list of events includes a bit and spur show, ranch horse competition, kids' stick horse competition, bronc riding, wild cow milking, team penning, team roping, calf branding, ranch horse auction, horse clinics, cowboy camp cook-off, cowboy music, fiddle contest, Friday night dance featuring Greg Gibbs & Texas Standard Time, and Saturday night, it's Jake Hooker and the Outsiders," Johnson adds.

Most of the fun and excitement will be taking place at the Taylor County Expo Center from May 11th through the 14th this year. The <a href="" target="_blank">Parade and Street Dance</a> are on May 11th starting at 6:30 pm in downtown Abilene.


The video above shows what you might expect at this year's Western Heritage Classic. With food, drink, exhibits, vendors, an art sale, and plenty of entertainment, there's something for the whole family. On Sunday there will be a genuine Cowboy Church service, with God's word being shared at 9am.

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There was a new rule put into place last year:

Attention all vendors, exhibitors and guests, there is a NO DOG policy in place now. NO dogs are allowed on the facility grounds whether it is at your camper, booth or in a building. You will be asked to remove your dog from the premises. Only service pets are allowed and must be with the owner and on a leash 100% of the time. Source:

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at the Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 TX-36 in Abilene. For more information click here or contact the Expo Center at 325-795-6706.

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