Mason County, and Mason, its county seat, are nestled on the western edge of the Texas Hill Country. The county bedazzles travelers with an abundance of scenic vistas; hardwood trees and granite outcrops in the eastern part of the county and limestone soils and mountain cedar in the west.Texas’ most pristine river, the Llano, bisects the county running south to north and provides loads of warm weather fun for locals and visitors alike.
Most of the year, and depending on the rain that falls, the roads are festooned with wildflowers; bluebonnets, yellow coreopsis and red fire wheels in the spring; Mexican hats and endless varieties of yellow daises in the summer, and, autumn sage and sunflowers in the fall. And, after a rain, you may be blessed to see rain lilies, which pop up from underground bulbs, looking like white stars in the grass.
If you were raised in a small town, have attended a rural festival such as Frontier Days, etc., or just want to sample this unique slice of Americana, Mason’s Annual Roundup & Rodeo boasts all the events and attractions that you could possibly want, starting on Thursday, July 12th, and continuing through Saturday, July 14th.
The Ft. Mason Park Rodeo Arena, located at the Ft. Mason Park, will be the site for several events. Dennis and Karen Townsend are hosting a Team Roping event on Thursday. Then, on Friday at 7:30 pm, the Mason Rodeo Association will sponsor a 4-D barrel race. Finally, on Saturday at 7:00 pm, the Cadillac Rodeo Company brings a classic rodeo production to town, including entertainment by Leon Coffee, a renowned rodeo clown, and all the excitement of a mutton race for the kiddos.