Texas Travel | Houston Livestock Show + Rodeo 2023

It’s Rodeo season here in Houston. One of the city’s largest and longest-lasting events that has Texans geared up and people traveling from all over the world to attend. Below I have some major highlights and tips for visiting the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo!

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promote agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $575 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2023 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 19. The 2023 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, is scheduled for Feb. 23 – 25. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube for all the latest news.



The following entertainers will perform on the RODEOHOUSTON stage in NRG Stadium, Feb. 28 – March 19.

Tuesday, Feb.28 – Opening Day, presented by Texas Capital BankParker McCollum
Wednesday, March 1 – Armed Forces Appreciation Day, presented by Crown RoyalBrooks & Dunn
Thursday, March 2Lauren Daigle
Friday, March 3 – Black Heritage Day, presented by KrogerBun B’s Southern Takeover
Saturday, March 4Walker Hayes
Sunday, March 5Zac Brown Band
Monday, March 6 – First Responders Day, presented by BP AmericaJason Aldean
Tuesday, March 7New Kids on The Block
Wednesday, March 8 – Community Day, presented by TC EnergyJon Pardi
Thursday, March 9Ashley McBryde
Friday, March 10The Chainsmokers
Saturday, March 11Turnpike Troubadours
Sunday, March 12 – Go Tejano Day, presented by Fiesta MartLa Fiera de Ojinaga
Monday, March 13Cody Jinks
Tuesday, March 14Machine Gun Kelly
Wednesday, March 15Kenny Chesney
Thursday, March 16Chris Stapleton
Friday, March 17Cody Johnson
Saturday, March 18Brad Paisley
Sunday, March 19 – RODEOHOUSTON FinalsLuke Bryan


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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the place to be for foodies and carnie food lovers! Stop by Biggy’s and try their Hot Nashville Cheeto Chicken Sandwich or on a Stick and Capt’n Crunch Chicken sandwich…DELISH! At the Corn Shack, you will find Corn on Cob, Corn in a Cup, Flaming Hot Cheetos & Cheese Corn in Cup and Cob, Street Corn, and their latest addition to the menu RAMEN CORN IN A CUP! This I have not tried, yet – but if you do – report back to SheShe with your opinion! Hot Cheetos and Cap’n’Crunch seem to be big on the trends list for food here!

Plan your stops

Click the link below to see the Food and Beverage Items menu and concessions list – https://www.rodeohouston.com/Portals/0/PDFs/List%20of%20Carnival%20Food%202023.pdf


Established as the Houston Fat Stock Show in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has grown into the world’s largest event of its kind. With more than 34,000 livestock and horse show entries recorded, the Rodeo hosts exhibitors of all ages from across Texas, as well as several international competitors, trying for a chance to become a Houston champion.


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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 9:30 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.


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.


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.


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I am not a HUGE fan of heights but I have ventured through the Carnival grounds MANY of times and have made lots of fun memories with those I love! The Carnival grounds are very family-friendly featuring rides for all ages. The Flying Dutchmen will ascend riders to a height of over 60 feet and free-fall back to
the platform – talk about an adrenaline rush! Get the birds-eye view from the top of the La Grande Wheel XL which overlooks Downtown Houston! I love the Ferris wheel at night!


Raptor Coaster:  Get ready for a roar of a ride! Spectacular high speed thrill roller coaster with extreme inversions, sharp bends, twists & turns! Its fantastic Jurassic theme is sure to please!

Sea Ray: Ahoy Matey, all aboard – it’s swinging time! This spectacular new pirate themed ship swinger is a memorable ride that families can enjoy together with its fantastic smooth swinging motion. It is fun for the whole family!

For a list of all rides click the link below!


Special Days Calendar


  • All NRG Park parking lots will be cashless. There are several lots surrounding the Park that will accept cash including lots at OST, 610, and Reed Road.
  • All transactions will be cashless in the Champion Wine Garden, presented by Frost Bank. Guests may use their debit or credit cards for any purchases.
  • The majority of stands in NRG Center, NRG Stadium, and NRG Arena will be cashless.
  • The Carnival, presented by First Community, will accept cash and card.


I am home from a wonderful trip to Africa. A complete recap to come March 4th. If you have the travel bug then a safari in Africa should be on your bucket list! Life changing!!!



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