Best Things to Do at the Houston Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Texas is one of the most anticipated rodeos of the year and truly has something for everyone. From the livestock show and rodeo competitions to a foodie paradise, there’s always something to see, eat, and do.

Whether you’re out and about with your family or checking out the fun with friends, here are some great things to do at the Houston Rodeo.

Go on an Adventure

If you’re rodeoing with little ones in tow, a visit to Agventure is a must. This educational exhibit teaches rodeo-goers all about the agriculture industry. You and the kiddos can visit the birthing center, the petting zoo, interact with animals, and learn about different breeds behind the scenes. Agventure gives a glimpse into the agriculture lifestyle within a fantastic rodeo environment.

Catch Family Wednesdays

Family Wednesdays, previously known as Value Wednesdays, are a great way to catch rodeo action without breaking the bank. On Wednesdays, you can snag tickets and food and drink vouchers for a discounted price. Kids can explore the carnival while you go Texas-sized shopping — an endless rodeo of savings!

Watch Bull Riding Competitions

Of course, you can’t go to a rodeo without watching some bull riding. Cheer on the cowboys as they compete for the title of best bull rider. You won’t see rodeo action like this anywhere else.

Enjoy Horse Shows

In between rodeo events, make sure to catch a horse show. These shows feature various horse styles and breeds you may not be able see outside Houston. From Clydesdales to miniature horses, you’ll remember these beauties.

Explore a Livestock Show

If you’re interested in rodeo life, catch a livestock show. These shows feature cows, sheep, and pigs competing for prizes. Kids will love seeing the animals up close, and you might even learn a thing or two about rodeo life.

Go on a Food Trip

If there’s one thing you shouldn’t miss when at the Houston Rodeo, it’s the food. From barbecue to Tex-Mex and everything in between, try some rodeo staples like funnel cakes and turkey legs. Your Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo experience won’t be complete without sampling some of the rodeo’s best grub.

Attend a Concert

After a long day of rodeo events, enjoy a concert to unwind. The Houston Rodeo always has big-name musical acts performing, so you’re sure to find a concert you’ll remember. Meet other rodeo-goers and have a blast!

Stay with Us

If you’re an RVer and plan on visiting the Houston Rodeo, book your stay with us at Jetstream RV Resort at The Med Center — just 10 miles from downtown Houston and only minutes from NRG Park. You’ll love our amenities, rates, and super-convenient location near all the rodeo action!