Kids Country

Check out all the Fun

This kid-focused area offers fun for all. While visiting the petting zoo, check out the vendors, and for a great view of the area, ride the antique double carousel. Exhibits are free unless otherwise noted.

Kids Country exhibits and activities are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with special demonstration times noted below.

Camel Rides

Come take a ride on a majestic animal that has crossed the world's deserts for thousands of years. A camel ride is a great idea for each little adventurer to view the carnival atop a camel's back. Each ride is $9.


  • Monday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to  9 p.m.

TDECU Fun on the Farm

TDECU Fun on the Farm allows children to explore the world of agriculture by following the process of producing farm products, from planting to market. Children can help with farm chores such as gathering eggs, planting and harvesting crops, and milking a cow. Be sure and check out Goat Mountain. Observe goats as they frolic on a rocky hill and learn how the goat industry contributes to Texas agriculture and your daily life.


  • Daily: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Hours subject to weather.


Kids Country Carnival

At the carnival, this special area is dedicated for children. Find kid-friendly rides and games that award winners with prizes around every bend!


  • Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight

 Hours subject to weather conditions. Tickets will not be refunded due to weather closures.

Value Wednesday Specials

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., all rides, games and special food items in Kids Country Carnival are $2. Click HERE for more information on Value Wednesdays.  

Kids Pedal Tractor Pull

Children ages 4 to 12 years old, become the stars of the show while they compete in a fast-paced, action-packed, pedal-powered tractor pull. The tractors and pulling sleds are built for fun.


    Monday to Friday
  • 11 a.m.; 12:30, 3, 4:30, and 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday
  • 11 a.m.; 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5, and 6:30 p.m.

Mutton Bustin'

In addition to the action each night in NRG Stadium, Mutton Bustin' also can be found in Kids Country, with 5- and 6-year-old participants trying to hold on tight to a sheep for eight seconds.


  • Daily: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (starting on the hour; registration begins at 10 a.m.)

Participation: Participants must be between the ages of 5 and 6 years old and not weigh more than 55 pounds. The cost is $15 per ride. DVDs are available for purchase at the Kids Country Mutton Bustin' arena. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Petting Zoo

The petting zoo includes a wide variety of animals — from the exotic to those found on a typical farm. Grab a handful of tasty treats and see which animals are hungry.


  • Daily: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.



Pig Races

Here, a group of perky piglets wait patiently at the starting gate. After the gate is opened, the piglets shoot forward like guided missiles in front of a cheering, standing-room-only crowd. The pigs race around a 150-foot track in only a few seconds, all dashing for sweets waiting at the finish line. This fun, exciting attraction also includes a swimming pig.


  • Daily: 10:30; 11:30 a.m.; 12:30; 1:30; 3:30; 4:30; 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Pony Rides

Pony rides are available for each little cowboy and cowgirl. Beautiful Welsh ponies walk carousel-style with their young riders. Each ride is $7 per ride, per child, and photos are available for additional costs.


  • Daily: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Statoil Stars Over Texas Stage

While outdoors, take a break by the Statoil Stars Over Texas Stage. There is always activity at this location, with sing-alongs, animal acts and more. Stop by during Rodeo Rockstar to see the Rodeo’s finest local talent compete. Also, this stage features great music from bands just breaking into the Houston music scene, featured in Houston’s Up & Comers.