Attractions & Activities

Explore everything the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has to offer! The best tradition in Texas has something for all visitors to enjoy. The heart of the matter here is agriculture. See how the Rodeo brings agriculture to the city of Houston.

AGVENTURE

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Visit AGVENTURE, presented by Oxy, located in Hall A of NRG Center, to learn all about agriculture. It’s a great place for children and adults alike. Nearly every species of livestock can be found inside this fun and educational area, with several live animal exhibits. Exhibits are included with NRG Park admission, unless otherwise noted. All exhibits are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Carnival

Fly high and see 360 degree views of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on the La Grande XL. Soaring to heights of 130 feet, the Rodeo’s luxurious Ferris wheel features 36 air-conditioned cabins complete with padded leather seats, and enough room for you and three friends! Just steps away, all the best foods, including turkey legs, corn dogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy, are within easy reach at the carnival.

Half-Price Carnival Packs

Carnival Packs, Carnival Food Cards and Grounds Season Passes are valid only during the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Feb. 22 – 24 & during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Feb. 27 – March 17, 2024. Half-Price Carnival Pack sales end on Saturday, Feb. 24.

$20 Half-Price Carnival Packs

($64 Value)

50 tickets (rides and games)
Four refreshment coupons (must buy items to receive free item)
One BOGO FREE game (some games exempt)
One BOGO FREE ride
Carnival Pack does not include NRG Park Admission or Stadium Entry

Price breakdown

50 Carnival Tickets (valid for rides and games) $25
Buy One, Get One FREE – Game (some games exempt) $6
Buy One, Get One FREE – Funhouse Ride (Clown Glasshouse, Rockin Rodeo, Surf Shack, Silly Seas, Monster Mash or New York New York) $5
Spend $25 at RCS Food Stand, Get One FREE Regular Size Drink $5
Spend $20 at RCS Food Stand, Get One FREE Soft Serve Cone $7
Buy One Giant Pretzel, Get One FREE Small Nut Bag $8
Buy One Cowboy Kettle Corn, Get One FREE Regular Size Kettle Corn $8
TOTAL $64

$50 Half-Price Carnival Packs

($160.50 Value)

150 tickets (rides and games)
Nine refreshment coupons (must buy items to receive free item)
Three BOGO FREE games (some games exempt)
Two BOGO FREE rides (Ferris wheel and Funhouse)
Carnival Pack does not include NRG Park Admission or Stadium Entry

Price breakdown

150 Carnival Tickets (valid for rides and games) $75
Buy One, Get One FREE – Game (some games exempt) $6
Buy One, Get One FREE – Game (some games exempt) $6
Buy One, Get One FREE – Game (some games exempt) $6
Buy One, Get One FREE – Funhouse (Clown Glasshouse, Rockin Rodeo, Surf Shack, Silly Seas, Monster Mash or New York New York) $5
Buy One, Get One FREE – Ferris Wheel (Big Wheel, Grand Wheel, Liberty Wheel – Excludes La Grande Wheel XL) $7.50
FREE RCS Souvenir Cup Refill $5
Buy One Bucket of Cookies Get One FREE Small Milk $4
Buy 2 Slices of Pizza Get One FREE Small Lemonade $5
Buy 2 Corn Dogs Get One FREE Regular Size Drink $5
Buy One, Get One FREE Regular Size Drink $5
Buy 2 Jumbo Size Cotton Candy Get One FREE Regular Size Popcorn $7
Buy 2 Fried Treats Get One FREE at Fried a Fair 1 & 2 or Sweet Cheeks 1 & 2 $8
Spend $20 at RCS Food Stand Get One FREE Souvenir Cup $8
Spend $25 at RCS Food Stand Get One FREE Regular Size RCS Fry $8
TOTAL $160.50

 

Carnival Food Card

($30 Value or $75 Value)

$30 of food and beverage for only $20
$75 of food and beverage for only $50

Details

Valid only at food and beverage stands in carnival area (look for RCS flag)

Not valid at food and beverage stands operated by Aramark or Show commercial exhibitors

Not valid with any other promotions or coupons, including the Half-Price Carnival Packs

 

ADMISSION

Carnival admission is included with the purchase of an NRG Park Admission ticket or a Rodeo/Concert Ticket. NRG Park Admission ticket sales end at 9:00 p.m. each day. In addition to the carnival, NRG Park Admission tickets allow visitors access to NRG Arena and NRG Center. A Rodeo/Concert ticket allows access to the same areas as a Grounds Pass, plus NRG Stadium for the rodeo and concert performance.

CARNIVAL TICKETS

Carnival Tickets are valid for both rides and games and can be purchased at the carnival for 50 cents each. Most rides require four to 20 tickets. Rides and games require multiple tickets. We do not sell ‘all you can ride’ wristbands at the Carnival.

FASTPASS

Purchase a FastPass and use the FastPass lanes to avoid long lines! A limited quantity is sold each day.

  • Price: $30 per rider
  • Available at any onsite RCS ticket box.
  • Only valid day of purchase.
  • Can be used for any ride (including The Junction).
  • Rider must wear the FastPass lanyard and the FastPass wristband as well as have the appropriate number of tickets for the ride. FastPasses are NOT tickets.

Drone Show

Immerse yourself in the RODEOHOUSTON® magic with a stunning drone light show and fireworks extravaganza!

Watch as 400 drones paint the night sky with formations that capture the essence of our Western Heritage. The dazzling display features two presentations: one will illuminate the sky on the first weekend and a different version will dazzle on the second weekend. Both shows will take center stage on the last weekend of the Rodeo. Don’t miss this unique one-of-a-kind show that will light up the sky over NRG Arena every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm.

Join us in celebrating tradition and technology in a show that promises unforgettable moments under the stars!

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. 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. 

Ranching and Wildlife Expo

The Ranching & Wildlife Expo enhances educational programs that promote the conservation and co-existence of ranching and wildlife habitats. Expo attendance includes a targeted audience that is involved in hunting, fishing and camping.

Located on the second floor of NRG Center, on the east end, the Ranching & Wildlife Expo includes various wildlife exhibits and educational seminars. A special auction includes hunting and fishing trips, as well as outdoor trip opportunities.

Seminars

Listen to professionals talk on a wide range of topics, from cattle production to campfire meals. Seminars are free and open to the public in NRG Center Room 207.

Auction

Silent & Big Board Auctions
Feb. 27 – March 1, 2024

Live Auction
Friday, March 1, 2024 – 1 pm
NRG Center, Main Club (Room 300)

Competitions

As part of the Ranching & Wildlife program the Rodeo hosts the Young Gun Shooting Sports Competition (includes Sporting Clays and Skeet), 4-H and FFA Archery Competition, Ranching & Wildlife Poster Board Competition, and Ranching & Wildlife Video Competition.

H Calf Tours

Ranching & Wildlife H Calf is an educational program for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ members dedicated to providing education, support and skills to aid in decision making related to beef cattle production for beef producers, weekend ranchers and anyone looking to learn something new.

Learn more about how to participate in the Ranching & Wildlife Expo here.