Just in time for Spring Break, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo rides into town with 20 days of star-studded entertainment and Texas-style family fun. From March 1-20 at Reliant Park (Loop 6-10 at Kirby) enjoy kid-friendly attractions such as Destination AGventure, a live animal exhibit and tour of the agricultural industry; Petting Zoos with baby deer, wallabies, llamas, Chinese silky chickens, exotic miniature goats, potbellied pigs and more; milking, cotton ginning and weaving demonstrations; “Rodeo University,” where you can learn how to be a Rodeo cowboy or cowgirl; Pig Races, Pony Rides, and of course, the always-popular Carnival, open for extended hours during Spring Break Stampede (March 6-18).
All daily attractions, such as livestock shows, open at RODEOHOUSTON performances, including concerts, start at on weeknights and on Saturdays and Sundays. (See calendar listings for performances by date). Tickets for RODEOHOUSTON are available through Ticketmaster (713-629-3700; www.ticketmaster.com) and start at $16.
For more information on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, such as shuttle transportation, livestock show schedules and 2005-2006 scholarship opportunities, call 832-667-1000 or visit www.rodeohouston.com.