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September 9, 2015 –The American Bus Association (ABA) announced today that the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has been selected as one of the Top 100 Events in North America (including Canada) for 2016. According to ABA, inclusion in the Top 100 list indicates that San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world.

ABA’s 2016 Top 100 events selection committee selected the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo from hundreds of event nominations submitted by ABA members. Judges considered the following: event’s broad appeal, accessibility to motorcoaches, skill at handling large groups, and a variety of other relevant criteria such as cost, location and overall general hospitality.

“The attractiveness of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo as a don’t –miss entertainment value is only part of why its selection this year is such a distinction for San Antonio,” said Peter J. Pantuso, ABA’s president and CEO. “The real news here is that the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has been recognized as a potential magnet for tourism dollars, at a time when reenergizing domestic tourism is so important to our spirit and economy. The honor gives San Antonio an important boost in visibility among professional tour planners.”

With the release of the American Bus Association’s 2016 Top 100 Events in North America, ABA celebrates 34 years of the program. What began as a way for motorcoach operators to incorporate new product into their itineraries has grown to one of the most sought-after lists by travel professionals, motorcoach operators and the general public.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo would like to thank our volunteers, sponsors, donors and patrons for making the 2015 show a success. Their continued support and dedication is what makes this prestigious honor possible.

The Top 100 Events list is available online at For more information about the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, visit

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About the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo: Established in 1949, The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city, with over 1.6 million visitors entering the grounds each year. The success of the organization is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers who give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has donated over $160 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble program and show premiums. For more information, visit