50+ longhorn cattle fill streets of San Antonio Saturday morning

Learn how to make peach cobbler in a Dutch Oven


SAN ANTONIO – More than 50 longhorn cattle filled the streets of downtown San Antonio Saturday morning to kick off this year’s San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

Thousands of people also lined the streets for the 13th-annual Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive.

The parade began at 11 a.m. at I-35 and Houston Street and followed a route through downtown that ended at La Villita.

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown San Antonio on Saturday morning for the event that kicks off the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

The Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive started in 2008 with 35 head of cattle, 60 participants and a crowd of approximately 5,000 spectators.

Of course, the best spot in town to watch the parade was at the KSAT Korral with an old school chuck wagon breakfast!

The parade has grown to over 100 head of longhorn cattle, 50+ sheep, 500+ horses, over 1,000 participants and approximately 40,000 spectators, according to a Rodeo spokesperson.

KSAT 12′s news reporter Alicia Barrera also went horseback riding during today’s festivities.

KSAT 12 News reporter Alicia Barrera braved the chilly weather for a horseback ride.

Full lineup for 2020 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo released

Want a VIP experience? We’re hosting KSAT Korral - an event that lets you enjoy the festivities up close while mingling with some of KSAT’s reporters. There will also be a chuckwagon breakfast provided with fun games for kids and adults.

Expanded carnival, new music stage and other changes headed to the 2020 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Learn more about KSAT Korral and get your tickets here.

Can’t decide what to wear? Boots and hats are optional and the KSAT Weather Authority has you covered with the daily forecast.

If you can’t make it to the parade and cattle drive in person, you can watch it live on KSAT-TV and on the KSAT app on your streaming devices starting at 11 a.m. You will also be able to view multiple livestreams from the parade route on KSAT.com.

Purgatory Provisions, who will be on hand Saturday, stopped by SA Live to show hosts Fiona Gorostiza and Mike Osterhage how to make peach cobbler in a Dutch Oven.

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.