Taking the family to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo?

Taking the family to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo?

Here’s a small sampling of kid-friendly events.


Family Wednesday: March 13

Free admission for seniors over 60 and children 12 and under until noon. BOGO rides and games in the Junction Carnival area until 4 p.m. Discounted food & beverage at three stands until 4 p.m. (all $3)


Community Day: March 6

Free admission for all guests until noon. Same discounts as above.


The Junction (Carnival)

Enjoy rides and games from 11a.m. to Midnight (M-F), 10am – Midnight (Sat&Sun). 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. Hours subject to weather conditions. Tickets will not be refunded due to weather closures.


Born to Buck 10am – 9pm

Extreme Dogs 11am, 1,4, & 6pm

Mutton Bustin 11am – 7pm


Lil’ Rustlers Rodeo

Children with special get the opportunity to be a rodeo star with playful stick horse races, seesaws turned into bulls and hay barrels resembling steers. See website for more details.

The Special Children’s Committee interfaces with schools and social service agencies for groups to attend Lil’ Rustlers Rodeo. If your child would like to participate, contact your child’s school district’s special education department or a support association that serves your child’s needs.


Pony Rides

10 am – 9 pm • $7

Over in the Agventure section of the Rodeo. Who doesn’t love a good pony ride?!


Fun on the Farm

Fun on the Farm allows children to explore the world of agriculture by following the process of producing agricultural products, from farm to market. Children can help with farm chores such as gathering eggs, planting and harvesting crops and milking a cow. Be sure and check out Goat Mountain, where goats frolic on a rocky hill.

10 am – 7 pm (hours subject to weather)


Petting zoo Daily from 10 am – 9 pm


Pig Races

Daily: 11:30 am.; 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm; 3:30 pm; 4:30 pm; 5:30 pm; 6:30 pm

The perky piglets race around a 150-foot track in only a few seconds, all dashing for sweets waiting at the finish line.

For more specifics, visit www.rodeohouston.com

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