What you need to know before you go to the 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season runs Feb. 27-March 18.

The 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season runs Feb. 27-March 18.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo takes place Feb. 27 to March 18. The annual event features a lineup of livestock judging and competitions, live entertainment, a carnival and various family-friendly activities. For more information, visit the official website.

Pricing and Helpful info
General admission to NRG Park and Rodeo grounds ranges from $5 for children to $15 for adults. This price allows access to the carnival but does not include admission to concerts or rodeo.
Tickets for rodeo events range from $18 for upper-level seats to $350. For more information on tickets and seating, visit www.axs.com/RODEOHOUSTON.

Parking information
Rodeo Houston has three designated public parking lots, each costing $20.
610 Lot: Located on the 610 Loop West between Kirby Drive and Fannin Street, the lot opens daily at 10 a.m.
Yellow Lot: Located along Main Street near McNee Road, the lot opens daily at 6 a.m.
OST 1 Lot: Located at the intersection of South Braeswood Boulevard and Greenbriar Drive, the lot is located about 1.2 miles from the NRG Stadium. However, attendees will be able to travel by bus for free, or by METRORail for $2.50 per person.

Rodeo Dining Guide
Check out the places to eat at the rodeo. This list spotlights a range of food items such as corn on the cob to deep-fried Twinkies.


Concert Lineup
Major artist such as Chris Stapleton and Cody Johnson have been announced as headline performers for this years Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Tickets are on sale at www.axs.com/RODEOHOUSTON.

Entertainers begin their sets after the final rodeo event is completed each evening. Start times vary, but weekday entertainment takes the stage around 8:45 p.m., and weekend performers start around 5:45 p.m. Click here for the complete lineup.

The Hideout
Weekday performers begin at 10:15 p.m. Weekend performers begin at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free with a Rodeo Houston ticket or NRG Park admission for attendees age 21 and older.

Feb. 27: Junior Gordon
Feb. 28: Clay Hollis
March 1: Randall King
March 2: J Paul Jr & The Zydeco Nubreeds
March 3: Kimberly Dunn
March 4: DJ Red Ritch
March 5: Jarrod Birmingham
March 6: Josh Grider
March 7: The Powell Brothers
March 8: Darrin Morris Band
March 9: Natalie Rose
March 10: Jason Cassidy
March 11: David Olivarez
March 12: The Statesboro Revue
March 13: No Dry County
March 14: Bri Bagwell
March 15: Glen Templeton
March 16: Kody West
March 17: Bret Mullins
March 18: The Strayhearts

Daily children’s activities
Camel rides: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fun on the farm: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Junction carnival: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight
Kids tractor pull: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 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.-9p.m., $7 per ride, per child
Birthing center: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Breed Row Barm: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fisheries: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Honey bees: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Horticulture: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Petting Zoo: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Milking Parlor: Demonstration times, Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 4-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m-6 p.m.

Carnival
Carnival admission is included with the purchase of a Grounds Pass or Rodeo/ Concert Ticket. Participants can purchase a Fast Past, for $25, to avoid long lines. A limited quantity is sold each day and only valid day of purchase. Purchase on-site at RCS ticket box. More information, visit. To view the carnival schedule, visit.

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 bronc riding, steer wrestling and cattle roping.

Super Series I
Round 1: Feb. 27, 6:45 p.m.
Round 2: Feb. 28, 6:45 p.m.
Championship round: March 1, 6:45 p.m.
Super Series II
Round 1: March 2, 6:45 p.m.
Round 2: March 3, 3:45 p.m.
Championship round: March 4, 3:45 p.m
Super Series III
Round 1: March 5, 6:45 p.m.
Round 2: March 6, 6:45 p.m.
Championship round: March 7, 6:45 p.m.
Super Series IV
Round 1: March 8, 6:45 p.m.
Round 2: March 9, 6:45 p.m.
Championship round: March 10, 3:45 p.m.
Super Series V
Round 1: March 11, 3:45 p.m.
Round 2: March 12, 6:45 p.m.
Championship round: March 13, 6:45 p.m.

Semifinal 1: March 14, 6:45 p.m.
Semifinal 2: March 15, 6:45 p.m.
Wild Card: March 16, 6:45 p.m.
Rodeo Houston Super Series Championship: March 17, 3:45 p.m.
RodeoHouston Super Shootout: March 18, 3:45 p.m.

Entrance gate security prohibits the following items:
Air horns
Banners with offensive language or advertising
Beach balls
Firearms
Fireworks
Footballs
Frisbees and other sports discs
Hoverboards
Laser pointers
Remotely controlled devices, including air droves
Selfie sticks
Weapons
Whistles


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