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Bill Pickett Trail Riders Trail Ride, Zydeco Festival & Rodeo

Courtesy Bill Pickett Trail Riders

Celebrating African-American ranching heritage, the Bill Pickett Trail Riders Trail Ride, Zydeco Festival & Rodeo brings together Creole and cowboy culture June 13-15, 2014 at Laday’s Arena in Beaumont.

The 10th annual event includes a Racking Horse show, a trail ride through Jefferson County, zydeco concerts, and a full rodeo. Born in 1870 in Travis County, Bill Pickett was a black cowboy who developed the bulldogging technique that became a popular rodeo competition (also known as steer wrestling).

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