What’s New at Rodeo Houston?

It’s Rodeo Houston time again and all the lights, sounds, smells (eek!), food and fun are about to begin this week at NRG!

If you’ve been to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo before, you know the ropes. But, did you know the show has added and changed a little bit for 2020? Here’s a rundown on what to look for and some exciting things to be sure to check out this year to maximize your Rodeo experience.

A great savings opportunity to take advantage of is Free Family Wednesday. Seniors over age 60 and children under age 12 are admitted to the Rodeo FREE until 12 noon. Get there early to take full advantage! Note, this does not include admission to the rodeo and concert.

Rodeo-goers have a couple new opportunities to rest and recharge this year, with the opening of The Social Spur, a new lounge located near the McNee entrance. With seating areas, TVs, music and activities, you can take a load off while recharging your devices and yourself. Baby Stations allow parents with infants an opportunity to go to a quiet spot for some R&R, breastfeeding, or just a break from the stimulation of the Rodeo. Stations are on the first floor of NRG and in Hall E.

A new Sensory Friendly Experience at the carnival is open for people with sensory sensitivities or challenges. Select areas of the carnival will have minimal lights and sounds for those guests who are more comfortable in that type of environment. This will happen on March 5 from 10am to 1pm.

Two new animal exhibits include Born to Buck and Extreme Dogs. Born to Buck is a showcase of bucking horses that celebrates their athleticism. You’ll meet the horses and their cowboys and cowgirls and get an up-close opportunity to learn more about these amazing animals. Extreme Dogs is a new show featuring rescue dogs located outside The Junction. Come watch these adorable pets perform agility moves, jumps, races and frisbee tricks!

Grab your family and friends and head downtown this month to experience this uniquely Houstonian event!