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.


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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. 


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.


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 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.


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

  • Price: $25
  • Available at any onsite RCS ticket box office.
  • Only valid day of purchase.
  • Can be used for any ride (including The Junction).
  • Rider must present FastPass and be wearing the FastPass wristband.

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. 

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.


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


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

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


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.