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We can’t wait for you to come visit Rodeo Austin! Check out our FAQs or contact us for questions. Check back soon for more details. See you soon!


Rodeo Austin is very happy to be bringing you gritty fun again in 2022 after several year hiatus. We are experiencing large crowd surges during key times and long lines to purchase tickets on site. To ensure your best experience we recommend the following:

  1. Buy your admission tickets online. You can purchase Rodeo & Concert AND Fairgrounds AND Carnival wristband vouchers online. Buy now and skip the line at the gate!
  2. Have your cash or credit card ready for the parking crew upon arrival. Parking is $15/car.
  3. Arrive early! Most crowds show up 1-2 hours before the Rodeo & Concert starts, but the Fairgrounds opens daily at 10:00AM.
Rodeo Austin ferris wheel


With so many activities, we’re sure you’ll find something for each person in your family to enjoy. Check out our full schedule of events for the 2022 Fair & Rodeo!



Cook-off Hours of Operation
Friday, March 4: 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Carnival Hours of Operation
Friday, March 4: 4:00 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, March 5: 11:00 a.m. to midnight
Carnival opening time varies by day. Carnival closing time is subject to change without notice.

For more information on our off-season events, click HERE.


Fairgrounds Hours of Operation
March 12 – 26: opens at 10:00 a.m.

ProRodeo & Concert Performances
March 12 – 26: performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 3:00 p.m. on Sunday

Arena doors open one hour prior to the start time. Performances last around three hours.

Carnival Hours of Operation
Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 20: 11:00 a.m. to midnight
Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25: 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26: 11:00 a.m. to midnight

Carnival opening time varies by day. Carnival closing time is subject to change without notice. For the safety of our guests, rides are subject to closure due to weather.

fans cheering in the rodeo arena


Tickets can be purchased online by clicking BUY TICKETS.

Tickets can also be purchased on-site at the ticket windows during operating hours. 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 ProRodeo & Concert admission if 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 are subject to closure due to weather.



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.




Public parking is $15 per vehicle cash or credit card onsite, or now for purchase in advance online. 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. Rideshare patrons, livestock show exhibitors, and all buses please use GATE 1. We request all buses notify Rodeo Austin 24-hours in advance of your arrival at 512-919-3000. See our map HERE.

little girl at the pony rides


Our Pick Up and Drop Off lot is specifically designated for patrons dropping off children or for those utilizing rideshare services. It is marked with signage to make it easy to locate. The Pick Up and Drop Off area has moved to Lot G5. Patrons can access this area through Gate 1 on Decker Lane. Buses, limos and vans must also enter through Gate 1. Please call 512-919-3000 with any further questions.

bullfighter jumping over a bull


All bags are subject to a bag check upon entrance to the Rodeo Austin Fairgrounds. Firearms, knives with blades longer than four inches, or weapons of any kind are prohibited. Concealed carry and open carry of firearms is prohibited. Food items and outside drink are also prohibited, but exceptions for baby food/drink will be made.

Rodeo Austin does not restrict the size of bags allowed, nor does it enforce a clear bag policy for Rodeo Austin events. No coolers of any size are allowed, except for medical purposes.

All guests who enter the Arena and have a Rodeo and Concert ticket will be subject to a metal detector security screening. Firearms, knives with blades longer than four inches, or weapons of any kind are prohibited.



Rodeo Austin offers accessible seating options in our rodeo arena for guests with disabilities and their companions. These tickets are subject to a purchase limit of up to three companions per guest. All patrons must have their own ticket. For online purchases, these tickets are designated as Wheelchair Accessible or ADA/Companion.

Accessible parking is offered for guests with appropriate permits. Please have a permit available and visible for parking personnel upon entering the gates.

Rodeo Austin can provide sign language interpretation for guests with hearing impairments. Requests for this service should be made at least 72 hours prior to the event. For assistance, please call the Rodeo Austin Ticketing Department at 512-919-3000.

Rodeo Austin Beer and Wine entry


Cameras with a professional lens (over three inches) or flash attachments, monopods, tripods, and selfie sticks are prohibited. Due to contractual agreements, video and audio recording inside the arena during concert performances is always prohibited. Requests for professional video/photography must go through Rodeo Austin’s Marketing Department prior to the event. Contacting the Marketing Department does not guarantee approval.



  • Outside food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, and coolers of any size
  • Firearms, knives with blades longer than four inches, or weapons of any kind
  • Concealed carry and open carry firearms
  • Pets or emotional support animals
  • Fireworks, illegal substances, and items restricted by local, state, and federal laws.
  • Laser pointers, artificial noisemakers, drones
  • Skateboards, scooters, hoverboards or any other personalized vehicle, except in accordance with federal ADA requirements
  • Any other items deemed unsafe by Rodeo Austin personnel


  • Backpacks and purses of any size; no clear-bag policy enforced
  • Camera phones and other small, non-professional cameras
  • Strollers, milk/formula, baby food, and other items related to infants and toddlers
  • Service animals

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