Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Guide

A Texas tradition for more than 80 years, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo takes place March 1-20 at NRG Park. The event features a lineup of livestock judging and competition, live music, a carnival and various family-friendly events.

Daily children’s activities

  • Camel rides: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • Fun on the farm: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Kids tractor pull: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m.

  • Petting zoo: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • Pig races: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

  • Pony rides: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Entertainment lineup

  • March 3     Jason Aldean, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 4     Jason Derulo, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 5     Cole Swindell, 5:45 p.m.

  • March 6     Shawn Mendes, 5:45 p.m.

  • March 7     Miranda Lambert 8:45 p.m.

  • March 8     Pitbull, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 9     Brett Eldredge, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 10   Luke Bryan, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 11   Darius Rucker, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 12  Billy Currington, 5:45 p.m.

  • March 13  Los Huracanes del Norte and Banda Los Recoditos, 5:45 p.m.

  • March 14   Kenny Chesney, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 15  Kid Rock, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 16   Jake Owen, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 17   Florida Georgia Line, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 18   Little Big Town, 8:45 p.m.

  • March 19   Brad Paisley, 5:45 p.m.

  • March 20   Keith Urban, 5:45 p.m.

Where to buy western wear

Tomball and Magnolia are home to several stores and boutiques carrying the latest trends in rodeo fashion.

Rodeo events

Riders compete in five three-day series brackets for cash prizes and a chance to make it to the Super Shootout championship round. The competition includes traditional rodeo events, such as bareback horse riding, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle bronco riding, steer wrestling and cattle roping.

  • Super Series I
    Championship round: March 3, 6:45 p.m.

  • Super Series II
    Round 1: March 4, 6:45 p.m.
    Round 2: March 5, 3:45 p.m.
    Round 3/championship round: March 6, 3:45 p.m

  • Super Series III
    Round 1: March 7, 6:45 p.m.
    Round 2: March 8, 6:45 p.m.
    Round 3/championship round: March 9, 6:45 p.m.

  • Super Series IV
    Round 1: March 10, 6:45 p.m.
    Round 2: March 11, 6:45 p.m.
    Round 3/championship round: March 12, 3:45 p.m.

  • Super Series V
    Round 1: March 13, 3:45 p.m.
    Round 2: March 14, 6:45 p.m.
    Round 3/championship round: March 15, 6:45 p.m.

  • Semifinal 1
    March 16, 6:45 p.m.

  • Semifinal 2
    March 17, 6:45 p.m.

  • Wild Card
    March 18, 6:45 p.m.

  • Championship
    March 19, 3:45 p.m.

  • Super Shootout
    RodeoHouston Super Shootout: North America’s Championship: March 20, 3:45 p.m.

The Hideout

  • March 3     Aaron Einhouse, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 4     Black Heritage Day, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 5     Jason James, 8:30 p.m.

  • March 6     DJ Red Ritch, 8:30 p.m.

  • March 7     Jamie Richards, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 8     Abbi Walker, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 9     Max Stalling, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 10   Zane Williams, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 11   Cooper Wade, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 12   Randy Brown, 8:30 p.m.

  • March 13   Go Tejano Day, 6 p.m.

  • March 14   JB and the Moonshine Band, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 15   Mark Monaco & the Strayhearts, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 16   Bri Bagwell, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 17   Cameran Nelson, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 18   Mike and the Moonpies, 10:15 p.m.

  • March 19   Josh Ward, 8:30 p.m.

  • March 20   Sam Riggs, 8:30 p.m.

Helpful information

Entrance gate security prohibits the following items:

  • Air horns

  • Banners with offensive language or advertising

  • Beach balls

  • Firearms

  • Footballs

  • Frisbees

  • Hoverboards

  • Laser pointers

  • Remotely controlled devices, including air drones

  • Selfie sticks

  • Weapons

  • Whistles

Cost: Tickets for rodeo events range from $18 for upper level seats to $300 for seats located directly behind the cattle chutes. For more information on tickets and seating, visit www.rodeohouston.com/tickets.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has three first-aid stations:

  • NRG Center Room 109 and Hall C lobby

  • The front of the NRG Arena and inside the main door, facing the carnival

  • Southeast entrance of NRG stadium

Lost & found: Attendees can report missing items and return found items at NRG Center Room 102B.

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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