The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

Our biggest event!

Our largest plant sale!

Introduction of
Rodeo Tomato & New Texas Superstar Plants

Rodeo grants have generous contributed to our
Youth Gardens Program,
4-H kids,
and many other Extension related programs!

ALL Hands Needed!

Rodeo is an excellent time to get those volunteer hours! There are 11 different types of volunteer opportunities, 16 days of construction and tear down, 18 days of Rodeo, and 677 total different volunteer shifts, for a total of over 2,200 hours of volunteer time. 

 

Sign-up Now
for Available Shifts

Contact the following:

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All Construction, Landscape, and Tear Down shifts are from 8 am – 12 noon. Approximately 10-15 volunteers needed each day.)

Rodeo Construction

Volunteers are needed to help build the Little Buckaroo Farms garden displays, plant sale booth, and youth garden areas. Please wear closed toe shoes, comfortable clothes, and gloves. Volunteers will be painting, building, working with power tools, and moving mulch. Please contact John Maldonado at 210-639-6021 for more information. 

          Jan 22nd-26th Monday-Friday 8:00-Noon
          Jan 29th-Feb 2nd Monday-Friday 8:00-Noon
          Feb 5th Monday 8:00-Noon

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Landscaping

During landscaping, volunteers will unload plants from the delivery truck and place them to decorate the displays. They will also be decorating the displays and putting on some final touches to make the displays beautiful. Please contact John Maldonado at 210-639-6021 for more information.

          Feb 6th-7th Tuesday-Wednesday 8:00-Noon

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Tear Down Construction

These last few days of Rodeo will be the time to take down decorations and neatly pack them away, shovel out the mulch, and break down any large displays. Please wear comfortable clothes, gloves, and closed toe shoes. Please contact John Maldonado at 210-639-6021 for more information

          Feb 26th-27th Monday-Tuesday 8:00-Noon
          (Possible Feb 28th Wednesday) 8:00-Noon

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Rodeo Construction Hospitality

This dedicated group of cooks prepares and serves lunch during the rodeo construction phase.  Volunteers are needed throughout construction but the biggest need is during the  landscaping days, February 5-7.  Hours:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Sign-up to bring either a main dish, side dish or salad, or a dessert. For more information or to volunteer contact Susan Noonan at susan.noonan@gmail.com.

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Master Gardener Booth

9 shifts to fill!

With the release of the 2018 Rodeo Tomato, the Master Gardener booth will be busy with plant sales and plant questions! Master Gardeners are encouraged to help out and keep our booth running smoothly by conducting sales with cash and credit card, restocking and organizing the plant sale booth, and helping guests with their questions. Please email Rodeo@bexarmg.org indicating Master Gardener Booth, your name, email, phone number, time and date of shift. Or contact Rosalie Iltis at the MG helpline, 210-631-0400 on Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00 pm.(Revised 1/17/2018)  

          Feb 11th Sunday 9:00-1:00 (1 volunteer)
          Feb 17th Saturday 4:00-8:00 (1 volunteer)
          Feb 18th Sunday 4:00-8:00 (1 volunteer)
          Feb 19th Monday 4:00-8:00 (1 volunteer)
          Feb 21st 4:00-8:00 (1 volunteer)
          Feb 24th 12:30-4:30 (2 volunteers)
          LAST DAY!!! Feb 25th Sunday 1:30-6:30 (2 volunteers) 

          Feb 8th Thursday 4:00-8:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 9th Friday 12:30-4:30 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 10th Saturday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 12th Monday 8:30-1:00 (2 volunteers) Filled
          Feb 12th Monday 12:30-4:30 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 12th Monday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers) Filled
          Feb 13th Tuesday 8:30-1:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 13th Tuesday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer) Filled        
          Feb 14th Wednesday 8:30-1:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 15th Thursday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers) Filled
          Feb 16th Saturday 9:00-1:00 (2 volunteers) Filled
          Feb 16th Saturday 12:30-4:30 (2 volunteers) Filled
          Feb 16th Friday 4:00-8:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 17th Saturday 9:00-1:00 (2 volunteers) Filled
          Feb 17th Saturday 12:30-4:30 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 18th Sunday 12:30-4:30 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 19th Monday 9:00-1:00 (3 volunteers) Filled
          Feb 19th Monday 12:30-4:30 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer) Filled
         
Feb 20th Tuesday 8:00-1:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 20th Tuesday 12:30-4:30 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 20th Tuesday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers) Filled
          Feb 21st Wednesday 8:30-1:00 (3 volunteers) (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 21st Wednesday 12:30-4:30 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 22nd Thursday 9:00-1:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 22nd Thursday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 23rd Friday 9:00-1:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 23rd Friday 12:30-4:30 (2 volunteers) Filled
          Feb 23rd Friday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 24th Saturday 9:00-1:00 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 24th Saturday 4:00-8:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          LAST DAY!!! Feb 25th Sunday 9:00-2:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
           

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Youth Activities

19 shifts to fill!

Activities will be held every weekend during rodeo for children. Hands-on activities will be held on Saturdays, Sundays and President’s Day from 9am-1pm. Feb 10th and 11th will be Learning life cycles of chickens, frogs, plants, and butterflies. Feb 17th, 18th , and 19th ( Presidents’ Day) will be Name that Veggie Game. Feb 24th and 25th will be Pot a Plant Activity. Please email Ruby at Ruby.Zavala@ag.tamu.edu if you would like to participate. (Revised 1/3/18)

          ALL Weekend Youth Activities are 9:00 – 1:00

          Feb 11th Sunday (3 volunteers) (2 volunteers)
          Feb 17th Saturday (3 volunteers)
          Feb 18th Sunday (3 volunteers)
          Feb 19th Monday (4 volunteers)
          Feb 24th Saturday (4 volunteers) (3 volunteers)
          Feb 25th Sunday (4 volunteers) 

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School Tours 

22 shifts to fill!

During the first two weeks of Rodeo, schools tours will be conducted. Children will walk through the barn to see the exhibits. A script will be provided and we just need enthusiastic volunteers to talk to the kids about the displays of plants, veggies, chickens, rainwater harvest and more. Please email Ruby at Ruby.Zavala@ag.tamu.edu  if you would like to participate. (Revised 1/3/18)

          ALL School Tour Shifts 8:30-1:00

          Feb 12th Monday (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer)
          Feb 13th Tuesday (4 volunteers) (3 volunteers)
          Feb 14th Wednesday (4 volunteers)
          Feb 15 Thursday (4 volunteers)
          Feb 16th Friday (4 volunteers)
          Feb 20th Tuesday (4 volunteers) (3 volunteers)
          Feb 21st Wednesday (4 volunteers) (3 volunteers)

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Docent/Greeters

29 shifts to fill!

Every day, during Rodeo, volunteers will need to be at the barn entrance to welcome and tally the number of guests coming in. After the volunteer’s shift is over, volunteers can then record the number of people that entered the tent into our Docent log in the breakroom. Please email Rodeo@bexarmg.org indicating Greeter, your name, email, phone number, time and date of shift. Or contact Rosalie Iltis at the MG helpline, 210-631-0400 on Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00 pm. (Revised 1/17/2018)

          Feb 8th Thursday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer)
          Feb 9th Friday 4:00-8:00
(2 volunteers) (1 volunteer)
          Feb 10th Saturday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers)
          Feb 11th Sunday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers)
          Feb 12th Monday 4:00-8:00
(2 volunteers) (1 volunteer)
          Feb 13th Tuesday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers)
          Feb 14th Wednesday 12:30-4:30 (2 volunteers)
          Feb 14th Wednesday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers)
          Feb 15th Thursday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer)
          Feb 16th Friday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers)
          Feb 17th Saturday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers)
          Feb 18th Sunday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers)
          Feb 20th Tuesday 4:00-8:00
(2 volunteers) (1 volunteer)
          Feb 21st Wednesday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers)
          Feb 22nd Thursday 4:00-8:00
(2 volunteers) (1 volunteer)
          Feb 23rd Friday 4:00-8:00
(2 volunteers) (1 volunteer)
          Feb 24th Saturday 4:00-8:00 (2 volunteers)
          LAST DAY!!! Feb 25th Sunday 1:30-6:30 (2 volunteers)

          Feb 9th Friday 9:00-1:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 11th Sunday 12:30-4:30 (2 volunteers) Filled
          Feb 12th Monday 12:30-4:30 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 19th Monday 9:00-1:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 19th Monday 12:30-4:30 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 19th Monday 4:00-8:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 21st Wednesday 12:30-4:30 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 23rd Friday 9:00-1:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 23rd Friday 12:30-4:30 (2 volunteers) (1 volunteer) Filled
          Feb 24th Saturday 9:00-1:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
          

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Van Drivers

  5 shifts to fill!

Shuttle services are provided every day of Rodeo, and van drivers are always needed to drive volunteers from the Rodeo grounds to the Peterson Bros. Wholesale Nursery parking lot. Your valid TDL# and Insurance will be needed. Please email Jack Downey at bcmgjack@gmail.com or Rodeo@bexarmg.org indicating Van Driver, your name, email, phone number, time and date of shift. (Revised 1/18/2018)

Feb 10th Saturday 12:30-3:30 (1 volunteer)
Feb 11th Sunday 12:00-3:00 (1 volunteer)
Feb 15th Thursday 12:00-3:30 (1 volunteer)
Feb 17th Saturday 12:00-3:30 (1 volunteer)
Feb 18th Sunday 12:00-3:30 (1 volunteer)

Feb 10th Saturday 8:30-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 10th Saturday 3:30-8:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 11th Sunday 8:30-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 13th Tuesday 8:00-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 13th Tuesday 12:00-3:30 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 14th Wednesday 8:00-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 15th Thursday 8:00-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 17th Saturday 8:30-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 18th Sunday 8:30-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 20th Tuesday 8:00-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 20th Tuesday 12:00-3:30 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 21st Wednesday 8:00-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 22nd Thursday 8:30-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 22nd Thursday 12:00-3:30 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 24th Saturday 8:30-12:00 (1 volunteer) Filled
Feb 24th Saturday 12:00-3:30 (1 volunteer) Filled

The different morning start times (8:00 vs 8:30 am) are due to school tour days.

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Watering Team

Volunteers are needed to help with watering and cleaning up the plants inside the tent. Please contact Ted Ritchie Tnritch@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer 

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Adopt a Tree

Volunteers are needed to assist with handing out trees on Adopt a Tree Days . Sat Feb 17th 9am-1pm and Sat Feb 24th 9am to 1pm. Please email Ruby at Ruby.Zavala@ag.tamu.edu if you would like to participate. (Revised 1/11/18)

          Feb 17th Saturday 9:00-1:00 (3 volunteers) (2 volunteers) Filled
         
Feb 24th Saturday 9:00-1:00 Filled

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Everyone will need to have a

Release and Indemnification Agreement Form
(Form Due Date: Jan.18th)

Print out form double-sided,
have it notarized, and 

Mail to

ATTN: Rodeo Form 
3355 Cherry Ridge, Ste. 208
San Antonio, TX 78230

Or drop-off with Nick at the Extension Office front desk.

BCMG Office Manager Michael Mangiapane, will be available to notarize the 2018 San Antonio Livestock Exposition Release and Indemnification Agreements at the January 18th Monthly Meeting. 

Frost Bank will notarize your release form for FREE, just call and schedule an appointment.

Parking Directions

  • During Rodeo, Master Gardener volunteers should park at Peterson’s Nursery on 1630 Creekview Drive, SA, TX 78219. Specifics on where to park your vehicle at Peterson’s will be announced soon. Watch for this news!
  • The Shuttle Van begins running at 7:30 am daily.
  • Be Careful Driving on Creekview Drive as the Rodeo is using the new private parking lot at the end of Creekview Drive for parking horse and cattle trailers (as they did last year). Sometimes there are speeding pick-ups on Creekview going to and from that parking lot.
  • Volunteers should plan on arriving a bit early due to delays caused by traffic congestion, especially on weekends.