Information

Dates and Hours

BBQ Austin will run March 2-3, 2018

BBQ Cook Off and Fairgrounds will be open from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday 3/2 and Saturday 3/3
Carnival will open at 4 p.m. on Friday 3/2 and 11 a.m. on Saturday 3/3

Rodeo Austin will run March 10-24, 2018

Fairgrounds Hours of Operation
Fairgrounds will open at 10 a.m. daily March 10-24, 2018  

ProRodeo and Concert Performances
ProRodeo and Concert performances will take place each day, March 10-24, 2018.  Performances begin at 7 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Arena Doors open one hour prior to start time.

Carnival Hours of Operation
March 10 - March 18 11 a.m-close
March 19 - March 23 - 4 p.m.-close
March 24 - 11 a.m.-close

The carnival is subject to close due to inclement weather and other safety precautions.Closing time is subject to change. All carnival rides are weather permitting. To keep guests safe, rain and/or wind may shut rides down.

Learn about off-season events here 

Admission Prices

Rodeo & Concert Tickets (March 10 - 24)
$20 Economy
$34 Reserved
$36 Reserved
$48 Box
$50 Box
$175 Xtreme Seats

Fairgrounds (March 10 - 24)
One Day Adult (ages 13 and up):  $8
One Day Child (ages 3 to 12): $5
Military & First Responders: $5
Seniors 60+: $5
Children 2 and under: FREE
Season Adult: $25
Season Child (ages 3 to 12): $15
Children 2 and under: FREE

BBQ Austin (March 2 - 3)
One Day Adult (ages 13 and up):  $8
One Day Child (ages 3 to 12): $5
Children 2 and under: FREE

Carnival (March 2 - 3 and 10 - 24)
Daily Unlimited Ride Wristband: $35
Season Pass: $75 (valid March 10 - 24 only)

See the Buy Tickets page for complete prices and deals

Ticket Purchases

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking "Buy Tickets" above.

Tickets can also be purchased on-site at the ticket windows during operating hours March 10 - 24, 2018. 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.

Getting Here

Rodeo Austin is accessible through several highways and roads including: SH 130, HWY 183, HWY 290, FM 969 (MLK Blvd) and FM 973. Use the address 9100 Decker Lake Road, Austin TX 78724 for GPS. Austin roads are always a work in progress, so be on the lookout for construction that may cause traffic delays.  TxDOT has an interactive map with highway conditions that you may find useful HERE

Public Parking is accessible through GATE 3 and GATE 4, on Decker Lake Road. Permits are required for GATE 1 and GATE 2, on Decker Lane. Ride Share patrons please use GATE 1. Livestock show exhibitors should use GATE 1.

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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. It is marked with signage to make it easy to locate. The Pick Up and Drop Off area has moved to Lot B.  Patrons can access this area through Gate 1 on Decker Lane. Please call 512-919-3000 with any further questions. 

Traffic Alert

Highway 183 is undergoing significant construction in 2018. This will affect travel to and from Rodeo Austin via HWY 183 & Loyola Lane. Please review the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s website for complete information on closures, detours, maps and alerts. 183south.com

Rodeo Austin visitors are encouraged to use the FM 969 (East MLK) exit when traveling north bound on HWY 183, and use the HWY 290 exit when traveling south bound on HWY 183.

183south.com

Magic Money Payment System

Rodeo Austin is proud to present Magic Money as the brand-new and improved way to purchase carnival rides, games, food and more! Magic Money is an RFID wristband that is reusable and reloadable. Magic Money wristbands utilize electronic credits and will replace the use of traditional metal tokens on the Rodeo Austin fairgrounds. Magic Money wristbands are available for purchase on-site at Rodeo Austin. They can be reloaded at kiosks, Magic Money booths or by downloading the app. 

  • Utilize the Magic Money app to monitor your balance and reload credits
  • Transactions are made on the Amazon Cloud so it’s secure and safe
  • Reload your Magic Money band with cash or credit card
  • Unused credits? Come and see us next year!

The bands can be purchased in amounts of $20, $40, or $60 for first-time purchases, and can be reloaded for any amount. Reloads are free. The initial purchase of your Magic Money band includes the $2 wristband fee.

Purchased an unlimited ride band? You will receive a Magic Money band that can be loaded with additional money for games and food using the app, kiosks or stations. 

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Lodging

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

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.

Cameras and Video Cameras

Professional photography and filming using cameras with removable lenses for personal use or professional use is prohibited. If you would like to take professional photos or film any part of our events, please contact our Marketing Department to request approval. Contacting the Marketing Department does not guarantee approval.

Animal Care Policy

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

2018 Animal Care Policy

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 1,000 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

Scholarships

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

2018 MILLERCOORS TEXT-TO-WIN RULES

View the MillerCoors Text-To-Win Rules HERE.

2018 MILLERCOORS TEXT-TO-WIN CARNIVAL RULES

View the MillerCoors Text-To Win Carnival Rules HERE.

RODEO AUSTIN - MARCH 10-24, 2018