Houston Rodeo 2016 March 1 to 20, 2016

Houston Livestock show and Rodeo

Houston Rodeo 2016 – March 1 – 20, 2016 in Houston, Texas

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was created in 1932. Its goal is to encourage and promote better livestock and farm products and maintain research and education in the livestock industry. Since its origination the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has contributed over $350 million to educational and grant programs to benefit the young citizens of Texas.


The main concert stage of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has seen a large number of big name musical performances from artists such as Toby Keith, Gary Allen, Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, Mary J. Blige, Kenny Rogers, Roy Rogers, Demi Lavato, Austin Mahone, Styx, Kenny Chesney, Ashanti, Pitbull and Blake Shelton.

Houston Rodeo 2016 Concert Lineup

The Houston Rodeo 2016 main stage concert lineup is sure to impress fan goers featuring the musical talents of Jason Derulo, Miranda Lambert, Pitbull, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney , Kid Rock, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Jake Own, Jason Aldean, Shawn Mendes, Billy Currington and Florida Georgia Line.  Tickets for the Houston Rodeo 2016 main stage concerts are not included in fair admission and can be purchased online.

View Full 2016 Concert Schedule

Houston Rodeo 2016 Livestock Show

The Houston Livestock Show features 3 age categories; Junior, Youth and Open. The Junior Show draws thousands of exhibitors showcasing their breeding livestock, dairy cattle, market livestock and various other contents. It is considered the largest livestock show in the world. Participants in the junior show are between the ages of 9 and 18 and are members of the Texas 4-H Club or FFA Chapter.

The youth livestock division show features students enrolled in elementary or secondary school in Texas and between the ages of 8 and 18. Exhibitors will showcase their prize Dairy and Boer Goats, Llamas,  Alpaca’s, Breeding Rabbits and Meat Pen Rabbits.

The Open Show features competitors from across the United States showcasing their prize Cattle, Llamas, Alpaca’s, Sheep, Goats, Sheep Dogs and Specialty Cattle. The winner of the open livestock show will receive publicity, accolades and further development of their breeding program.

Houston Rodeo 2016 Horse Show

The prestigious 2016 Houston Horse Show will feature 9 different competitions including two AQHA World Championships. These competitions will include:

  • Cowboy mounted shooting World Championship
  • Versatility Ranch Horse Work Championship (AQHA)
  • Cutting Horse Show (AQHA)
  • Donkey and Mule Show
  • Paint Horse Show
  • Polo Exhibition
  • Quarter Horse Show
  • Ranch Rodeo
  • Ranch Sorting
  • Youth Horse Show

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo also features a number of other exiting activities and events such as:

  • World Championship BBQ
  • Midway Rides
  • Special Days
  • Rodeo Roundup
  • Trail Rides
  • Horticulture
  • Ladies Night Out
  • School Art
  • Rodeo Rockstar
  • International Days
  • Rodeo Uncorked
  • Top Hands Horse Show
  • Downtown Houston Rodeo Parade
  • Houston’s Up and Comers
  • Lil Rustlers Rodeo

Houston Rodeo 2016 Discounts

Half Price Carnival packs are available online now through Saturday, February 27. 2016. $10 ($33.50 value) and $50 ($131.50 value) carnival packs are available for purchase along with $20 Carnival Food Cards ($30 value).

Houston Rodeo Shopping 2016

Find unique products and tons of saving at the Western Shopping Mall. The entire NRG Center has been converted into a massive shopping mall with hundreds of vendors. Find agricultural, machinery and home products mixed in with unique art and gourmet food!

Houston Rodeo World’s Championship BBQ Competition

Participants from across the United States will participate in the famed Houston Rodeo World Championship BBQ competition from Feb 25- 27, 2016. Team entries are now closed and as a fair goer you can get a taste of the action so bring an appetite!

Houston Rodeo 2016 Tickets

Tickets for the 2016 Houston Rodeo can be purchased here

Houston Rodeo Address: 

Reliant Center
8334 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77054-2930

Houston Rodeo Hours: Hours vary based on venue, competition or event. Please check main website for more details.

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