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.

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NRG Stadium



  • Contestants must be 5 or 6 years old as of February 27, 2024
  • Participant’s weight must not exceed 55 pounds.
  • Children who participated in 2023 are not eligible to participate in 2024.

Mutton Bustin’ Registration is now closed.

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.


  • $20 per ride