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Three Day Event Includes World's Largest Waterfowl Calling Contest, Live Racing, Concert Event from Rodney Atkins and more Friday, July 23 – Sunday, July 25, 2010


HOUSTON (July 9, 2010)—The 4th Annual Waterfowl Weekend ( presented by Ducks Unlimited and Spring-Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge will take place at Sam Houston Race Park ( Friday, July 23 through Sunday, July 25, 2010.   Proceeds from the event benefit Texas Ducks Unlimited.

The three-day events features a variety of attractions including the “World’s Largest Waterfowl Calling Event” with more than 20 calling events, boat/blind contests and shows, around 75 vendors & exhibitors, custom trucks, activities for kids and daily raffle drawings along with a program from featured guest Buck Gardner from Buck Gardner Calls and live Quarter Horse racing events on Friday & Saturday evening. 

In addition, the 14th Annual North Houston Ducks Unlimited Committee Dinner Banquet will take place on Friday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. in the Jockey Club at Sam Houston Race Park.  The evening features dinner, silent and live auction, door prizes and more.  Tickets start at $45 per person and are available by calling Marissa Morgan at 832-265-4020.    

In addition to the Waterfowl Weekend events and live racing on Saturday, The Park will host Party on the Patio Fajita Fiesta with admission, two fajita tacos with beans & rice for just $10 per person along with $2 draft beer specials from 4 to 8 p.m.

Immediately following live racing events The New 93 Q presents Rodney Atkins ( with special guests and winner of the 2010 Battle of the Bands, the Mason Lankford Folk Family Revival as part of the Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series on the Bud Light stage at The Showgrounds. 

Live racing begins at 5 p.m.; Concert gates open at 8:15 p.m.  Tickets are available starting at $15 in advance.  Prices increase the day of the show.  Concert ticket provides FREE admission to live racing events.  FREE general parking for live racing and concerts.

The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park is a general admission, standing room only, open-air, uncovered venue.  Shows are open to all ages; Rain or Shine.  Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed at all concert events.  Please visit for a complete list of items allowed at the venue.  Lawn chairs are available for purchase for most concert events for $12 per seat.

For more information on the 4th Annual Water Fowl Weekend presented by Ducks Unlimited and Spring Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge, visit or

Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and the Champion Energy Services Jockey Club. The Park’s newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages, outdoor, 15,000-capacity venue that hosts annual country, classic rock and contemporary concert events throughout the year. For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, visit

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