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Welcome All Livestock Exhibitors

Rodeo Austin welcomes all junior and open livestock exhibitors to the annual Fair and Rodeo in March. More than 9,000 Competitive Events entries will compete throughout the Fair and Rodeo.



2021 Livestock Show

March 12 – Poultry Judging Contest
March 13 – Open/Youth Texas Longhorn Show
March 15 – Lamb and Goat Arrival
March 16 – Lamb and Goat Show
March 17 – Poultry Arrival, Sift and Show
March 18 – Open/Youth Boer Goat Show
March 19 – Barrow Arrival
March 20-21 – Barrow Show
March 22 – Steer Arrival and Classification
March 23-24 – Steer Show
March 25 – Livestock Judging Contest and Heifer Arrival
March 26 – Heifer Show and Youth Auction
March 27 – Heifer Show

Dates are subject to change.


Junior Market Steers – Nick Fitzsimmons, OK
Junior Market Lambs – Evan Snyder, PA
Junior Market Goats – Spencer Scotten, OK
Junior Market Broilers – Brian Lowe, TX
Junior Market Turkeys – Keith Scott, TX
Junior Breeding Heifers (American) – Terri Barber, NM
Junior Breeding Heifers (British/Contnl) – Taylor Frank, KS
Open Longhorns – Dr. Larry Boleman, TX
Youth Longhorns – Dr. Julie Pack, NC
Open Boer Goats – Ron Dilley, OK
Youth Boer Goats – Catherine Riley, KY

Livestock Show kids showing sheep

Weight Breaks

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Young lady showing her heifer

Premium Book

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Poultry exhibitors

Livestock Updates

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Trophy Longhorn steer

2019 Results

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Entry forms will be available this fall.


Please see below for frequently asked questions about the Livestock Show.

Junior Show

Late entries for the junior livestock show are $500 per entry and accepted through arrival. Completed paperwork and payment must be submitted during arrival at the Howdy office. Only checks and cash are accepted.


Late entries for the judging contests ($65) and ag mechanics ($60) are accepted through arrival. Completed paperwork must be submitted at arrival.

Open Show

Late entries for the open livestock show are double the original entry fee and are accepted until March 1. After March 1, no open show entries will be accepted.

All livestock must enter through Gate 1 on Decker Lane. No health papers are required for market animals at this time. In cooperation with the Texas Animal Health Commission, all breeding animals must have health papers current within 30 days. Breeding animals include junior heifers, Boer goats and Longhorns. Exhibitors with falsified papers will receive a $250 fine.

To stall together, you must arrive together. There will be no exceptions.

Trailer parking is off-site. After dropping off your trailer, you will be required to display a B Lot parking pass to return through Gate 1. B Lot parking passes are sold in advance or at the Howdy and Show Offices, if available. Gate 1 is NOT a cash gate. If you do not have a B Lot pass and need to park, you will be directed to a public G Lot. Day rates are $15 for G Lot and single entry only.

Join us for Rodeo Austin’s one of a kind Youth Auction! All market species will sell on Friday, March 26 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin. The sale order will be posted online by midnight on Wednesday, March 23.

The sale schedule is as follows:

  • 9 am – Poultry
  • 10:15 am – Barrows
  • 12:15 pm – Steers
  • 2 pm – Lambs
  • 3:30 pm – Goats


By the request of the Youth Auction committee and buyers, exhibitor substitutions are highly discouraged. Substitutions must meet the requirements listed in the Premium Book. A substitute must be arranged by the original exhibitor. Substitutions can be emailed to [email protected]. Please, no buyer baskets.

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