My Day in Mesquite TX
Mesquite, Texas is known for many things. On my recent trip to this Dallas suburb I discovered that the town has its own unique culture that is steeped in the traditions of the American frontier. The folks here appreciate western food, country music, and the happiness of neighborhoods where individuals still sit on their front porch and wave at passersby.
I didn’t know much about the town’s primary attractions, so I stopped in at the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce to inquire about popular local activities. I quickly discovered that there is only one place to be on Saturday nights in Mesquite. I decided to extend my stay by a day and attend the Mesquite Championship Rodeo the following night.
The Mesquite Championship Rodeo is one of the nation’s longest-running Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association events. Held every Saturday night from June through August, the rodeo features the top cowboys on the circuit competing in bull riding, steer wrestling, and calf roping events. There is even barrel racing for the ladies. The rodeo also features performances by chart-topping country artists on occasion.
I found that my trip to Mesquite provided an opportunity to slow the pace of life just a little bit. Even though the skyline of Dallas with its massive buildings is visible to the east, there is a strong small town vibe in Mesquite.