Mutton Bustin'

Mutton Bustin' is one of the fan-favorite events at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. There are two options for participation during the Rodeo; Mutton Bustin' in NRG Stadium or in The Junction.

Mutton Bustin' inside NRG Stadium during the RODEOHOUSTON® performance requires advance registration for a chance to participate, while The Junction runs all day, and parents can register their child on the day they arrive.

NRG Stadium


Registration is now open and will close on November 30, 2022.
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  • Contestants must be 5 or 6 years old as of February 28, 2023
  • Participants weight must not exceed 55 pounds.
  • Children who participated in 2022 are not eligible to participate in 2023.


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The Junction

Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up in the Mutton Bustin' arena in The Junction.


  • Contestants must be between the ages of 5 and 6.
  • Participants weight must not exceed 55 pounds.


  • $15 per ride