From chili cookoffs to city parades, check out these upcoming events to attend in the Conroe area.

MCFA Scholarship Chili Cook-Off

The Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo is kicking off the rodeo season with its annual Scholarship Chili Cook-Off. The competition includes a from-scratch chili cookoff as well as a cornhole tournament, bloody mary competition and prizes. The public can participate in the “Taster’s Choice” competition and enjoy live music and other festivities. All proceeds go to the MCFA Scholarship Fund supporting Montgomery County high school seniors.
  • Feb. 3, 7 a.m. (cookoff), noon (live music and Taster’s Choice competition)
  • Free (admission)
  • Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9201 Airport Road, Conroe
Disc golf clinic

The city of Conroe Parks & Recreation Department is holding its monthly free disc golf clinic to teach the basics of disc golf. This event is designed for all ages and is held the second Saturday of each month.‘West Side Story’

The Crighton Theater is presenting West Side Story, a tale inspired by “Romeo and Juliet,” placing the characters in the battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s.
  • Feb. 9-10,16-17, 23-24, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 11,18, 25, 2 p.m.
  • $30 (adult), $20 (student), $25 (senior)
  • Crighton Theater, 234 N. Main St., Conroe
Conroe Go Texan Parade

The 59th annual Go Texan Parade will feature ​​decorative floats and hundreds on horseback parading through downtown Conroe.11th annual Montgomery County History Road Rally

The Montgomery County Historical Commission is holding its 11th annual rally. The family-friendly event consists of a cruise throughout Montgomery County with clues to solve. The rally will focus on The Woodlands and the South Montgomery County area. Each vehicle can have two to six participants.Rodeo Round Up

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra presents a concert with Western movie and TV themes, including "The Good, Bad and Ugly" by Ennio Moriconne, "The Magnificent Seven" by Elmer Bernstein, and "The Furies Suite" by Franz Waxman.
  • Feb. 17, 2:30 p.m.
  • $25 (adult), $10 (children age 10 and up)
  • First Methodist Church, 4308 W. Davis St., Conroe
Daddy Daughter Dance

The city of Conroe is holding its annual Daddy Daughter Dance for daughters age 4 and up and their fathers. Registration is required, and space is limited.
  • Feb. 17, 6-9 p.m.
  • $125 (per couple), $40 (for each additional child)
  • Hyatt Regency, 1001 Grand Central Parkway, Conroe
Lone Star Throwdown

The Lone Star Throwdown features up to 2,000 participating custom cars, trucks and bikes. Show vehicle registration has been sold out; however, the event is open to the public.
  • Feb. 23-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (spectator hours)
  • $20 (spectator wristband)
  • Lone Star Expo Center & Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9255 Airport Road, Conroe
Big Top Shopping Festival

The festival will include exhibitors selling clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor, furniture, gourmet food, dips, sauces, art, yard decorations and holiday items.