The grounds open at 8 a.m. daily. (Feb. 25, 2019, the grounds open at noon.)
The star entertainers start performing after the last rodeo event is complete each evening and the stage is set. Actual start times for the concert vary day to day due to the varying number of rodeo competitors and other production elements.
- Weekday performances start at 6:45 p.m. with the entertainer taking the stage at approximately 8:45 p.m.
- Weekend performances start at 3:45 p.m. with the entertainer taking the stage at approximately 5:45 p.m.
Stop by the General Store, located at the entrance to Hall D for your last minute needs while on the Show grounds. The store carries medicines, baby items, rain gear, sunscreen and other convenience items. The General Store is run by the Commercial Exhibits Committee.
Copies of the Visitors Guide, containing daily Rodeo schedules, maps and general information, can be obtained at the Rodeo’s information booths and stand-alone positions. The booths are located throughout the complex. A member of the Directions & Assistance Committee in a teal vest can provide assistance.
Patrons can report missing items and return found items at the Rodeo’s lost-and-found area, located in NRG Center, room 102B. All items will be kept in that office throughout the Rodeo. For items lost or found in NRG Stadium, please check with any of the six guest services booths on the day the item is lost, or check with the Rodeo’s lost-and-found area in NRG Center after 10 a.m. the following day.
Catch a ride to and from the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo with Lyft, the Rodeo’s official ride share service. Lyft pick up and drop offs will take place in the Green Lot. Please note: Entrance Gate 13D off Westridge from the north bound lanes of Main Street is the only access to the lot, and there is no left turn lane access allowed from the south bound lanes of Main Street.
Largely through the work of the Rodeo’s Recycling Committee, products from Show grounds are kept out of landfills and turned into reusable products. All Show patrons can contribute to this program by using the specially-marked containers for products which can be recycled.
2017 Recycling Numbers
- 275,200 pounds of cardboard
- 32,727 pounds of plastic and aluminum
The Rodeo's school tours program offers complimentary tickets to those scheduling group tours. The tours take place in AGVENTURE, which hosts a variety of livestock and activities focused on children of all ages. The tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Nov. 2 the year before the next Rodeo.