Older even than the state of Texas, Richmond's historic The George Ranch kicks off a yearlong celebration of its its 200th anniversary with a rodeo May 3-4.

The details

Originally founded in 1824 by Henry and Nancy Jones—two of Texas' original 300 colonists—the ranch is considered one of the oldest and largest in the state, according to an April 15 news release from The George Ranch.

The 200th anniversary Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association Rodeo in early May will feature a tribute to Texas longhorns, award-winning rodeo clown Chase Nolen and fan favorites such as saddle bronc and bareback riding, tie-down calf roping and bull riding. Tickets to the rodeo start at $10.

What else?

The anniversary celebration will continue into the fall with the Great Pumpkin Round Up from Oct. 12 to Thanksgiving, and the George Ranch Frontier Days on Nov. 15-16.

The pumpkin festival will incorporate vintage pieces from the ranch, such as a hay wagon, training carriage and giant sugar cane vat, as well as semi-truck loads of gourds for photo ops.

Frontier Days will celebrate the heritage of The George Ranch, per the release, with cattle-working demonstrations, historic home tours and battle reenactments. It will also feature games, food trucks, live music and local vendors.