The Junction

The Junction, previously called Kids Country, is a kid-focused area that tests visitors' sense of adventure with rides, games and fun exhibits. Parents enjoy this area as much as the kids, with classic carnival games and rides, including the antique double carousel. And, don't forget to stop by the farm-to-market exhibit, Fun on the Farm, for an entertaining and educational experience for all. Exhibits are free unless otherwise noted. All exhibits are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with special times listed below.  

Family Wednesday

Formerly Called Value Wednesday

  • Free Family Wednesday NRG Park Admission for seniors, 60 and over, and children, 12 and under until noon.
    (does not include rodeo/concert admission)
  • Enjoy $2 rides and games from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., along with a $2 food or drink item at select food stands in the Junction Carnival.

Born to Buck®

Born to Buck

The Mare and Foal presentation became a RODEOHOUSTON fan-favorite when it debuted in NRG Stadium in 2017, featuring a special tribute that showcases generations of bucking horses and celebrates their athleticism and importance to the sport, and to the cowboys and cowgirls who treat them like family. The Born to Buck exhibit allows Rodeo fans to see these special animal athletes up close and gain a better understanding of their lives inside and outside of the Rodeo arena.


Schedule

  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Fun on the Farm

Fun on the Farm

Fun on the Farm allows children to explore the world of agriculture by following the process of producing agricultural products, from farm 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, where goats frolic on a rocky hill.

Schedule

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

The Junction Carnival

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!


Schedule

  • Monday – Fridays: 11 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. to midnight

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

Mutton Bustin'

Mutton Bustin'

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

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. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Schedule

  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    (starts every hour; registration begins at 10 a.m.)

Pig Races

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. 


Schedule

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

Petting Zoo

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.

Stars Over Texas Stage

Stars Over Texas Stage

While outdoors, take a break by the 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.

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