Houston Stock Show and Rodeo 2024

Houston Stock Show and Rodeo 2024

Yeehaw, Houston! The Houston Stock Show and Rodeo are back in town! Saddle up for the wildest ride in Texas!

Get ready to two-step your way into the heart of Texas tradition! The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are serving up a whole heap of excitement from February 27th to March 17th, 2024. Hold on tight for world-class rodeo action, boot-stompin concerts, a rip-roarin’ carnival, and livestock shows that’ll make you a true-blue Texan.

Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.

Houston Stock Show and Rodeo 2024 – What to Expect?

Houston Stock Show and Rodeo

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  • Dates: February 27 – March 17, 2024
  • Location: The event takes place at the NRG Park in Houston, Texas.
  • Ticket Admission: Ticket prices vary depending on the date, event, and seating section. You can find the latest information and purchase tickets on the HLSR website https://www.rodeohouston.com/.

The HLSR offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for all ages. Here are some highlights:

  • Rodeo Competition: Witness world-class cowboys and cowgirls compete in thrilling events like bull riding, barrel racing, and steer wrestling.
  • Carnival: Enjoy classic carnival rides, games, and delicious fair food.
  • Concerts: The HLSR features a star-studded lineup of musical performances throughout the event.
  • Exhibits: Explore educational exhibits showcasing agriculture, livestock, and Western heritage.
  • World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Competition: Sample award-winning barbecue from pitmasters across the country.

Houston Stock Show and Rodeo 2024 – RODEOHOUSTON®

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - RODEOHOUSTON

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The RODEOHOUSTON® Super Series unfolds over 20 days, pitting 40 elite rodeo athletes against each other in eight thrilling events like bull riding and barrel racing. Champions not only claim bragging rights but also receive a substantial $50,000 prize, a custom-made saddle, and a coveted invitation to return and compete at the following year’s RODEOHOUSTON.

The competition progresses through multiple rounds, with the top performers advancing to the ultimate test of skill and determination: the “Shootout.” Only the best will emerge victorious, solidifying their place among the rodeo’s elite.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2024 Events

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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo offers a variety of horse show competitions for contestants of all ages. With hundreds of events, the show provides nonstop action and attracts top riders, making it a premier experience.

  • Cutting Horse Show
  • Paint Horse Show
  • Quarter Horse Show
  • Ranch Horse Competition
  • Ranch Rodeo
  • Ranch Sorting
  • Youth Horse Show
  • Junior Invitational

The Houston Livestock Show has encouraged and promoted the breeding, raising, and marketing of livestock in the Texas Gulf Coast region since 1932.

Rodeo Houston 2024 – Champion Wine Garden

Houston Stock Show and Rodeo - Champion Wine

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The Champion Wine Garden presented by Frost Bank is an oasis offering a cheerful atmosphere, top-notch entertainment from rising Texas stars, and a chance to savor more than 75 award-winning wines. Tent and table reservations are available for those looking to host an event in this popular spot during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.

The Champion Wine Garden features wine from the Rodeo’s International Wine Competition. Visitors can purchase drinks by the glass or by the bottle. Check out the 2024 Wine menu here.

Schedule & Live Music:

  • Mondays – Thursdays 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Fridays 2:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Saturdays 11:00 am – 12:00 am | Sundays 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • For Main Stage Performances, check here
  • For Lonestar Stage Performances, check here

Houston Rodeo 2024 – Attractions & Activities

Explore everything the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has to offer! The best tradition in Texas has something for all visitors to enjoy. The heart of the matter here is agriculture. See how the Rodeo brings agriculture to the city of Houston.


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Agventure

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Immerse yourself in the world of agriculture at Agventure! This fun and educational exhibit presented by Oxy awaits you in Hall A of the NRG Center. Explore the fascinating world of agriculture and encounter nearly every species of livestock up close! Whether you’re a child or an adult, Agventure offers a unique learning experience with its interactive exhibits featuring live animals.

Entry to Agventure is included with your NRG Park admission, with all exhibits open daily from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the wonders of agriculture! Facilities and activities include the following:

  • Birthing Center
  • Breed Row Barn
  • Honeybees
  • Horticulture
  • Milking Parlor
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • We’re small y’all barn


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - Carnival

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Take a thrilling ride on the luxurious La Grande XL, the Rodeo’s iconic Ferris wheel. Reaching 130 feet tall, this breathtaking attraction offers stunning 360-degree views of the entire Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Each spacious, air-conditioned cabin boasts comfortable padded leather seats, accommodating you and up to three friends for an unforgettable experience. After your ride, indulge in classic carnival treats like turkey legs, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and cotton candy, all readily available just steps away!

Entering the Fun: Your Guide to Carnival Admission at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo:

General Admission:

  • Free: Children under 2 years old.
  • Paid: Purchase an NRG Park Admission ticket or a Rodeo/Concert ticket.
    • NRG Park Admission:
      • Allows access to NRG Arena, NRG Center, and the carnival.
      • Tickets sold until 9:00 pm daily.
    • Rodeo/Concert Ticket:
      • Includes access to all areas of NRG Park (grounds pass) plus NRG Stadium for the rodeo and concert.

Carnival Tickets:

  • Cost: 50 cents each, purchased inside the carnival area.
  • Use: Valid for both rides and games.
  • Number needed: Varies depending on the ride (4 to 20 tickets).
  • Important Note: No “all you can ride” wristbands are available.


  • Cost: $30 per rider.
  • Availability: Limited quantity, sold daily at any RCS ticket box.
  • Benefits: Avoid long lines with dedicated FastPass lanes.
  • Validity: Only valid on the day of purchase, usable for any ride (including The Junction).
  • Important Notes:
    • FastPass does not include ride tickets.
    • Requires both FastPass lanyard and wristband, along with the necessary ride tickets.

Drone Show

RODEOHOUSTON® proudly presents a spectacular drone light show and fireworks extravaganza, guaranteed to leave audiences awestruck. Witness the night sky come alive as 400 drones paint dazzling formations, each weekend showcasing a unique presentation that captures the essence of Western Heritage.

This immersive experience culminates in a grand finale during the Rodeo’s final weekend, offering a truly unforgettable display. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate tradition and technology under the stars, every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm at NRG Arena.

The Junction

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - The Junction

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The Junction, formerly known as Kids Country, is a haven for children, offering a thrilling adventure zone filled with rides, games, and engaging exhibits. This area proves equally entertaining for parents, featuring classic carnival games and rides that bring back nostalgic memories.

Don’t miss Fun on the Farm, a captivating farm-to-market exhibit offering an educational and enjoyable experience for the whole family. Remember, most exhibits are free to explore unless otherwise indicated. All exhibits are open daily from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Topo Chico Hard Seltzer’s Oasis

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Enhance your RODEOHOUSTON® experience by unwinding at Topo Chico Hard Seltzer’s Backyard. This inviting space, located on the East side of the Astrodome near The Junction, offers guests the opportunity to relax and socialize before or after daily RODEOHOUSTON® performances.

Indulge in a variety of hard seltzers and beers, or simply soak up the festive atmosphere with live music performances by a DJ every day from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Capture the memories with fun photo opportunities, and take advantage of giveaways available throughout the event.

Topo Chico Hard Seltzer’s Backyard: the perfect place to unwind and recharge during your RODEOHOUSTON® visit.

Miller Time Bar

The Miller Time Bar, featuring the official beer of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, invites guests to relax and socialize in its public beer garden. Located conveniently near the McNee entry and Kroger gate on the north side of NRG Stadium, the bar offers the perfect pre- or post-rodeo hangout spot for friends.

Guests can unwind with refreshing beers, enjoy live music every day (weekdays: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, weekends: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm), and participate in fun activities like yard games and giveaways. Additionally, weekends feature a live DJ from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, creating an even more vibrant atmosphere. Don’t miss out on capturing Instagram-worthy moments while enjoying the Miller Time Bar experience!

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