The 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was cancelled March 11, 2020 due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Everything is bigger in Texas, and this motto is exemplified in Houston's massive livestock show and rodeo - from the crowds to the food selections - but your resulting credit card bill doesn't have to be. After paying the price of admission, there are lots of things to do as a whole family without spending another dime. That's not to say you won't be tempted by the smells of deep-fried goodness and adorable miniature cowboy and cowgirl hats, just that it is possible to have a ton of fun at the Rodeo that's all free.
Read on for free and fun activities, all of which are open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. every day unless otherwise noted.