Top 5 Things To do at Rodeo Austin
Call me crazy but something about those cowboys makes me keep going back for more and if you can relate, you’re gonna love this news. Beginning on March 16th and ending on the 30th, the Austin rodeo will be in town. Where I come from, rodeo season is one of the best times of the year and EVERYONE attends. Now that I live here, I thought I would look into it for all of us and give you the top 5 reasons to go...you’re welcome.
By Lauren Castro
One of the most important parts of rodeo season. If you disagree, you’re lying. Located outside the rodeo arena, vendors will be in an area named Chow Town. With all the fried options offered, there is something for everyone. Fried oreos, fried cheesecake, fried cookie dough, and even some all-time favorites like corn dogs and turkey legs. Oh, and how could we forget the funnel cakes?! Make sure you take a quick pit stop here before making your way to the carnival or arena.
Ride a few rides and throw a few darts!
The carnival is always a good time no matter how old you are. With more than 60 rides and games, you can definitely spend a whole day here EASY. From a carousel for the kids to a huge ferris wheel, there’s so many possibilities. Pricing for the carnival ranges from $2 to $35, depending on the day you go. If you’re planning on stopping by during spring break, you’re in luck!! There’s a $20 band plus admission for the dates of March 18th to the 21st! Don’t miss out. Tickets are sold on here.
Attend the ACTUAL main event
Here it is: THE show. My personal favorite is the bull riding event. Has anyone seen The Longest Ride? 10/10 recommend. Other events include bareback riding, barrel racing, mutton bustin’, team roping and more! If you’ve never been to the rodeo, I totally suggest you go. I wasn’t a big country gal until my first rodeo in my hometown and I loved it. First of all, cute cowboys. Second of all, do you need another reason? Jokes aside, this sport is super interesting and stressful to watch. Brings out the Texan in you!
For The Kiddos
Kidstown, found on the Northside of the grounds, provides a petting zoo and pony rides as well as a little info session as to where milk comes from! After having a little fun there, move on over to the swift swine pig races. Little pigs compete in a race to win an oreo cookie...I don’t know what could be more interesting than that.
Listen to some live music!
It wouldn’t be Austin without the live music. At the main stage, artists like Parker McCollum, Walker Hayes, Flo Rida, Randy Rogers Band and Aaron Watson will be performing on their selected date. Ladies, I know so many girlies who would sell a kidney to see Parker McCollum live so if you have the chance, do it. At the 100x Dance Hall, we have performers The Honky Tonk Heroes and One Ton Country. Make sure to check them out!
For those of you who want to kick of the rodeo season with a bang (or a couple of beers….or five), the Kick Open the Chutes event starts the beginning of the season on March 15th. Tickets are available here.