Spring Break Roundup: The Rodeo’s In Town!

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 8 a.m. RODEOHOUSTON performances, including concerts, start at 7 p.m. on weeknights and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. (See calendar listings for performances by date). Tickets for RODEOHOUSTON are available through Ticketmaster (713-629-3700; 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