Enjoy Life at the 91st Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

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Let’s Go Rodeo!

The biggest Rodeo in the world is back again, and she’s here with the boldness that we Texans love. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are enriched with cowboy culture that seeps into each and every one of the events hosted here.

With over two million attendees, you’ll want to be sure to get your tickets asap. RodeoHouston not only entertains but also educates on Texas heritage, western culture and supports the community.

Now with an event this large, it’s no surprise that everything needs to be spread out across a few days. RodeoHouston is a one-stop shop filled with great food, a carnival, a ranching, and wildlife expo, opportunities to shop, a wine garden, an iconic concert lineup, and of course the rodeo and livestock show!

If you’re only interested in part of the fun, be sure to check out a few of the highlights below!

The Rodeo

This 20-day tournament takes you gives you a first-hand look at what makes Texas great. Experience what life was like in the wild west during this competition of:

  • Bareback Riding
  • Bull Riding
  • Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Steer Wrestling
  • Tie-Dow Roping
  • Team Roping
  • Women’s Barrel Racing and Breakaway Roping

These athletes will be rivaling for prices that range up to a total payout of $2,178,000. This display of an American cowboy’s skills is the perfect event for everyone in the family! Individual tickets are divided up by level and location and prices range from $25 to $375.

Carnival

This party would not be complete without the carnival. With rides soaring to 130 feet and eats that you can only get at a booth, you definitely won’t want to miss this. There will be 23 game stands and 79 rides spread across the park. Take the kiddos around to win a teddy bear or unleash the big kid in yourself on ‘Insanity,’ a high-action ride that springs you over 80’ into the air!
Once your adrenaline comes down, you’ll be sure to work up an appetite! Head over to a few of the food stands to feast on:

  • Turkey Legs
  • Birria Corn in a Cup
  • Tajin Apples
  • Captain Crunch Funnel Cake
  • Deep Fried Cheesecake
  • Agua Frescas
  • Nitro Treats
  • Amongst other classic carnival dishes fit for a true Texan.

Concert

After the Rodeo ends, the icons hit the stage and the next show begins. The start of the show varies depending on the time that the rodeo ends, however, RodeoHouston approximates start times of 9:00 PM on weekdays, and 6:00 PM on weekends. Check below for the date of your favorite artist’s performance:

  • Parker McCollum: Feb 28
  • Brooks and Dunn: March 1st
  • Lauren Daigle: March 2nd
  • Bun B: March 3rd
  • Walker Hayes: March 4th
  • Zac Brown Band: March 5th
  • Jason Aldean: March 6th
  • New Kids On The Block: March 7th
  • Jon Pardi: March 8th
  • Ashley McBryde: March 9th
  • The Chainsmokers: March 10th
  • Turnpike Troubadours: March 11th
  • La Fiera De Ojinaga: March 12th
  • Cody Jinks: March 13th
  • Machine Gun Kelly: March 14th
  • Kenny Chesney: March 15th
  • Chris Stapleton: March 16th
  • Cody Johnson: March 17th
  • Brad Paisley: March 18th
  • Luke Bryan: March 19th

Ranching and Wildlife Expo

This experience includes exhibits and educational seminars intended for lovers of all things hunting, fishing, and camping. There will also be an auction for hunting and fishing trips, amongst other outdoor trip opportunities. There will also be competitions for:

  • Young Gun Shooting Sports
  • 4-H and FFA Archery
  • Ranching and Wildlife Poster Board
  • Ranching and Wildlife Video

Agventure

Head down to Hall A of the NRG Center to learn about agriculture. This center is perfect for immersing yourself in education and life. The live animal exhibits allow you to not only witness animal births but also ride ponies, view chickens hatching, see honeybees, and more! This experience is sure to leave your family in awe.

Champion Wine Garden

With over 75 award-winning wines, you’re sure to leave with a new favorite! The Champion Wine Garden also hosts Texas rising stars and wine educational seminars. Sip, smell, and learn all about wine. You’ll learn about pairing wines with the right meal. Tickets range between $55-$150 per person and you’re able to rent a table, tent, or seminar seat.

The Junction

We can’t forget to keep the babies entertained! This kid-focused space is filled with rides, carnival games, rides, and entertaining exhibits. You and your family are free to enjoy pig races, Mutton Bustin,’ a $15 sheep ride for 5 and 6-year-olds, Goat Mountain, Stars Over Texas Stage, and more!

A ticket for admission to the NRG Stadium, NRG Arena, NRG Center, and the carnival is included in the Rodeo ticket cost. However, children 2 and under do not require a ticket! RodeoHouston is perfect for families, date-nights, and indulging in cowboy culture. Be sure to come and experience it for yourself before March 19, 2023.

Vitals

  • Price – $25-$400
  • Website – https://www.rodeohouston.com/Ticket-Info/Rodeo-Concert-Tickets
  • Address – NRG Center, 3 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054

Map to Rodeo Houston at NRG Park


Featured image via RodeoHouston.com