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. 

BBQ Austin Hours of Operation
March 3: Gates 11 a.m. - 12 midnight, Carnival 4 p.m. - 12 midnight
March 4: Gates & Carnival 11 a.m. - 12 midnight
BBQ Tasting Tent Opens at 12 noon each day

Rodeo Austin Hours of Operation
March 11 - 19: Gates & Carnival: 10 a.m. – 12 midnight
March 20 - 24: Gates 10 a.m. - 12 midnight, Carnival 4 p.m. - 12 midnight
March 25: Gates & Carnival: 10 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)

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


Parking & Drop Off Location

Parking is $15 per vehicle. 

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 G5 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.

RODEO AUSTIN - MARCH 11-25, 2017