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Hours and Prices
How much are Rodeo tickets and does the price include the Rodeo and the Concert afterwards?
Ticket prices include the ProRodeo All Star Series performance and the Concert. Ticket prices are:
Reserved Seats: $25.00
Box Seats: $37.00
Xtreme Seats: $175.00
* Ticket includes both the ProRodeo performance and the Concert.
What time does the carnival open?
The 2013 hours are:
March 8, 2013- Open at 11:00 am - Open the Chutes; Dollar Rides
March 9-17, 2013 - Open at 11:00 am
March 18-22, 2013 - Open at 4:00 pm
March 23, 2013 - Open at 11:00 am
How much are carnival wristbands?
Adult Daily Unlimited Ride Wristband - $33 (online price only)
Child Daily Unlimited Ride Wristband - $30 (online price only)
Adult Daily Unlimited Ride Wristband - $38 (at the gate)
Child Daily Unlimited Ride Wristband - $35 (at the gate)
Adult Season Fun Pass - $90
Child Season Fun Pass - $80
* There is no age limit on the Carnival wristbands.
Is there a Spring Break discount?
Yes, March 11 - 15, 2013, unlimited rides from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Wristbands are only good from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. they will no longer be valid. Spring Break Discount Wristbands only available for purchase at the gate.
What does it cost to get onto the Fairgrounds? Do I have to buy a rodeo ticket?
You do not have to buy a rodeo ticket to enter the Fairgrounds. Fairgrounds admission:
Adults (13 and up): $8.00
Kids (3 to 12): $5.00
Under 2 years: FREE
Advance purchase rodeo tickets include the cost of same-day Fairgrounds admission.
Carnival rides are NOT included in Fairgrounds Admission or ProRodeo/ Concert tickets.
What time does the ProRodeo All Star Series and concert begin each night?
The ProRodeo All Star Series beings at 7:00 p.m. everyday except for Sunday, when the ProRodeo begins at 3:00 p.m. The Concert follows the ProRodeo All Star Series performance.
When is the $1 day carnival rides?
March 8, 2013 come, and enjoy $1 Rides!
How much is parking?
Parking is $10 per vehicle.
What are the dates for the 2014 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo?
The 2014 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo will take place March 1-16 at the Travis County Expo Center.
What is the Super Shootout?
The Super Shootout was new to Rodeo Austin in 2012. The winning contestants in each of the four Super Shootout events from the following top 11 North American rodeos will be invited to Rodeo Austin to compete for $50,000 prize money.
There are four events including bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing and bull riding.
Is the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo a charity?
Yes. The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, contributes more than $2.2 million annually to the youth of Texas. Through the acclaimed Livestock Show, Fair and Rodeo, we work toward the advancement of our mission: Promoting Youth Education - Preserving Western Heritage.
The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo ranks as one of Central Texas' largest collegiate scholarship providers. In 2013, Rodeo Austin will award $484,000 in scholarships with a net giving to youth of $2.2 million.
What is the Gala?
The Rodeo Austin Gala is a black tie event that was held at the Palmer Events Center on Feb. 9, 2013. It included a silent auction, gourmet dinner, drinks and a concert. This is one of Rodeo Austin's largest fundraisers and one of Austin's largest annual black tie events!
Are there any other attractions at the Fairgrounds during the show?
Yes! The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo is home to Austin's largest carnival, tasty foods, great games and many other attractions! There’s a lot more to do at Rodeo Austin than just watch the ProRodeo. Even if a Rodeo performance is sold out, you can enjoy the carnival, Kidstown, pig races, music on the outdoor stage and much more. Rodeo Austin is a great value for family-friendly entertainment.
What is the BBQ Cook-Off? Where does the tip money go?
Forty of the world's finest BBQ teams gather on the Fairgrounds of the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo to feed visitors. Teams compete in several categories: Brisket, Chicken, Best Southern Hospitality and Most Money Raised. The tip money that visitors place in the teams’ tip jars helps support our Scholarship Fund.
March 15-16, 2013, Friday & Saturday 12:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.
March 17, 2013 Sunday 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Awards
Who are the entertainers and what concerts are lined up for the 2014 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo?
2014 Main Stage Entertainment line-up TBD
Where can I get information about the Rodeo and its competitors?
Rodeo Austin is proud to host Austin's only sanctioned Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and WPRA (Women's Professional Rodeo Association) event. All cowboy/cowgirl registration is handled directly through the PRCA and WPRA.
For information, you can contact the PRCA at 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 or visit their website at www.prorodeo.com
and the WPRA at (719) 576-0900 or visit their website at www.wpra.com
How can I be a volunteer for the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo?
As a charitable organization, we rely on our more than 1,500 volunteers! The volunteers work as committee members on more than 30 committees to administer our educational programs and plan annual events.
To become a volunteer, sign up under the "Get Involved" tab on our Homepage.
How do I apply for a Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo Scholarship?
If you are interested in a Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo Scholarship, please contact one of the following institutions for a general scholarship application: Austin Community College, Concordia University, Huston-Tillotson University, Sam Houston State University, St. Edward's University, Texas A&M University, Texas FFA Foundation, Texas 4-H Foundation, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, University of Texas, West Texas A&M University.
For further information please contact the Scholarship Department at 512-919-3000.