Plan Your Visit

Plan your day at Rodeo Austin with these helpful documents: the complete schedule of events and the fairgrounds map. Be sure to skip the lines by purchasing your tickets today Click the Buy Tickets link above.

Fairgrounds Map Schedule of Events Today at the Rodeo

Plan for the weather!

The weather forecast has sunny skies and warm days ahead, so please plan accordingly! Most of our event is outside and in the elements. Wear sunscreen, bring a hat, pack bottled water in your bags and bring hand sanitizer and wipes for the kiddos. Don't forget to take plenty of breaks in the shade or in one of our air conditioned areas. If you are feeling ill and need assistance, please see our friendly EMS folks on-site. EMS is located near the outdoor stage and pig races.

Dates and Hours

Rodeo Austin hosts two feature events in March: BBQ Austin will run March 3-4, 2017 and Rodeo Austin will run March 11-25, 2017. 

Rodeo Austin Hours of Operation
Fairgrounds open daily at 10 a.m.
March 11 - 19: Carnival 11 a.m. – 12 midnight
March 20 - 23: Carnival 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
March 24: Carnival 4 p.m. - 12 midnight
March 25: Carnival 11 a.m. – 12 midnight

ProRodeo and Concert Performances

Mondays – Saturdays: 7 p.m.
Sundays: 3 p.m.
Arena Doors open one hour prior to start time. 

Learn about off-season events here 

Admission Prices

Rodeo and Concert Tickets:
$20 - $175 (includes fairgrounds admission)
Children 2 and under: FREE if they sit on a parent's lap

Fairgrounds Admission:
Season Adult: $25
Season Child (ages 3 to 12): $15
Single Day Adult (ages 13 and up):  $8
Single Day Child (ages 3 to 12): $5
Children 2 and under: FREE

Carnival Wristbands: (includes fairgrounds admission)
Season Adult Pass: $100
Season Child Pass: $90
Daily Unlimited Ride Adult Pass: $33 online, $43 at the gate
Daily Unlimited Ride Child Pass: $30 online, $40 at the gate

Fairground Pricing also applies to BBQ Austin

Ticket Purchases

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking "Buy Tickets" above, or through the Texas Box Office call center at 512-477-6060. Call center hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Tickets can be purchased on-site at the ticket windows during operating hours March 11 - 25. Cars that enter to purchase tickets will be subject to the parking fee.

Children 2 years old and younger are granted free fairgrounds admission and free Rodeo & Concert admission, seated on a parent's lap. Children 2 years old and younger will be subject to carnival ride fees.

All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Carnival rides subject to closure due to weather.

Parking & Drop Off Location

Parking is $15 per vehicle cash only. 

Buses, limos and vans must enter through Gate 4.

Our Pick Up and Drop Off lot is specifically designated for patrons dropping off children or for those utilizing ride sharing services. The Pick Up and Drop Off area is located off of Decker Lake Road and can be accessed through Gate 4. It is in Lot V and is marked with signage to make it easy to locate. Please call 512-919-3000 with any further questions. 


Rodeo Austin has partnered with Hotels for Hope to bring you some great choices when it comes to Austin hotels. For every room night booked and stayed, Rodeo Austin receives a $2 donation towards the scholarship program!

Book a hotel here

Rodeo Austin Charity Mission

Rodeo Austin, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, contributing millions annually to the youth of Texas. Through the acclaimed Livestock Show, Fair and Rodeo, and other events, we work toward the advancement of our mission: Promoting Youth Education - Preserving Western Heritage.  The scholarship program is at the heart of our charity mission, providing college scholarships to deserving youth. Rodeo Austin ranks as one of Central Texas' largest collegiate scholarship providers.

Learn more about the Scholarship Program

Volunteer Program

As a charitable organization, we rely on our more than 1,500 volunteers to make our event a success! The volunteers participate on more than 25 committees to administer our educational programs and plan annual events. 

Learn more about volunteering


Scholarship Recipients are selected based on financial need, academic achievement and community involvement. Rodeo Austin establishes the selection criteria, then the partnering educational institutions make the specific student selections each year. To be considered for a Rodeo Austin Scholarship, you must be attending one of the partnering colleges or universities or have participated in 4-H or FFA programs.

Learn more about how to apply for a Rodeo Austin Scholarship

Cameras and Video Cameras

All policies are event specific, so please call 512-919-3000 to verify prior to coming to the event. Personal cameras are permitted in the arena. Professional cameras and any type of video camera are prohibited in the arena. 

Weapon Policy

Rodeo Austin will not allow firearms at any Rodeo Austin produced event.  That includes concealed carry and open carry of firearms.  While the open carry law is new, Rodeo Austin has a longstanding policy prohibiting firearms at events.  Rodeo Austin hosts family-friendly events and takes seriously the safety and security of its attendees, hiring law enforcement and security officers to ensure public order is maintained.


To see the 2017 Official Rules for the Rodeo Austin and MillerCoors Text to Win Campaign, please click HERE.

Animal Care Policy

Rodeo Austin is committed to the humane and compassionate treatment of all animals. Please review the full Animal Care Policy below.

2017 Animal Care Policy

RODEO AUSTIN - MARCH 11-25, 2017