The Definitive Guide to Houston

The Insiders’ Guide to Rodeo Houston

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Since its debut in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has grown to become the world’s largest event of its kind. Many things have changed over the years, but the Rodeo continues “to host a three-week experience that promotes agriculture, celebrates Western heritage, entertains millions, and, in the end, supports Texas youth and education with an annual commitment of $27 million,” says Rodeo President and CEO Joel Cowley. Thanks to 20 nights of live entertainment from stars of all music genres, it’s always the most highly anticipated event of the year. 


NRG Stadium – RODEOHOUSTON® Competition and Concert Performance 

NRG Arena – Livestock & Horse Show Competitions and Livestock Auctions 

NRG Center – AGVENTURE, Livestock Show Competitions, Shopping and Food 

The Junction  Petting Zoo, Mutton Bustin’, Stars Over Texas Stage, Fun on the Farm, Pig Races 

NRG Park – Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Garden, Lone Star Market, Carnival and The Hideout  

Tickets – General Grounds Admission is $5 for children (ages 3-12), $15 for adults and gives you access to all events at NRG Park. Individual Rodeo Tickets start at $20, and allow you to enjoy the grounds, plus the rodeo and concert in NRG Stadium. Season Grounds Passes are $35 and include daily admission to the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest and the Rodeo grounds. Family Friendly Wednesday includes free NRG Park Admission for seniors (60+) and children (12 and under) until noon.  

The Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Garden is a wine lover’s paradise tucked inside NRG Park. Before the Rodeo kickoff each year, the Rodeo hosts one of the largest wine competitions in the world. The 2020 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition featured 3,528 entries from more than 19 countries, with 489 entries from the Lone Star State. You’ll have plenty of award-winning wines to sample at the Champion Wine Garden, all while enjoying live music from local artists.

Headed to the Rodeo with your family? The grounds are packed with Family-Friendly Fun. The classic Rodeo activity Mutton Bustin’ lets kids (5-6) attempt to ride a sheep. There’s genuinely nothing cuter, and you can get a video of their ride, too. At AGVENTURE, you’ll find a petting zoo, a birthing center and loads of animal and agriculture education. Spanning almost 850,000 square feet, the Carnival is packed with rides and games, both new and classic, and the best carnival food your heart could desire. New this year is The Social Spur, a social lounge, with interactive social media experience. Located near the McNee entrance, there will be music, TVs, photo opportunities and engaging activations, along with – phone charging stations, a water refill station and seating areas. 

 Checklist:  To make sure you experience RODEOHOUSTON like a local, snap a photo of this checklist and try to check off as many experiences as you can!  

  • Enjoy the Carnival Classic: Funnel Cake  
  • Try Steak Dinner on a Stick 
  • Indulge in Fried Oreos  
  • Purchase a Pair of Boots  
  • Say Hello to the Animals at AGVENTURE 
  • Ride the Ferris Wheel 
  • Sip Syrah at the Champion Wine Garden
  • Catch Sight of an 8-Second Ride
  • Watch Horse Show 
  • Take in the Cuteness of Muttin’ Bustin
  • Drop by The Hideout for a Drink (21+)
  • Be Social, take photos of it all and use #RodeoHouston 

Enjoy these events and many more from March 3 to March 22Stay up to date with the RODEOHOUSTON Mobile App. It will provide you with all of the information you could ever need, including the concert lineup, maps and schedule updates. Be sure to follow, mention and tag @RODEOHOUSTON.

As of 3/11/2020 The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been cancelled due to public health concerns. 

All Photos Courtesy of The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 


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    I found this article very interesting…please read!

    Do you remember the blockbuster hit film The Matrix that was released in 1999? You may not know this, but it has deep spiritual implications concerning the times we are living in and Bible prophecy.

    It tells a story of how these “agents” are trying to turn us into machines. We are closer then ever before for this to become a reality when they cause us to receive an implantable microchip in our body during a time when physical money will be no more.

    You may have seen on NBC news concerning the implantable RFID microchip that some people are getting put in their hand to make purchases, but did you know this microchip matches perfectly with prophecy in the Bible?

    “He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name…

    You also may have heard of the legendary number “666” that people have been speculating for possibly thousands of years on what it actually means. This article shares something I haven’t seen before, and I don’t think there could be any better explanation for what it means to calculate 666. This is no hoax. Very fascinating stuff!

    …Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666″ (Revelation 13:16-18 NKJV).

    To see all the details showing why the Bible foretold of all these things, check out this article!


    GOD is sending out His end time warning:

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    In the Islamic religion they have man called the Mahdi who is known as their messiah of whom they are waiting to take the stage. There are many testimonies from people online who believe this man will be Barack Obama who is to be the biblical Antichrist based off dreams they have received. I myself have had strange dreams about him like no other person. So much so that I decided to share this information.

    He came on stage claiming to be a Christian with no affiliation to the Muslim faith…

    “In our lives, Michelle and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith. But there have been times where my faith has been questioned — by people who don’t know me — or they’ve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing,” – Barack Obama

    …but was later revealed by his own family members that he indeed is a devout Muslim.

    So what’s in the name? The meaning of someones name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface…

    “And He (Jesus) said to them (His disciples), ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

    In the Hebrew language we can uncover the meaning behind the name Barack Obama.

    Barack, also transliterated as Baraq, in Hebrew is: lightning

    baraq – Biblical definition:

    From Strongs H1299; lightning; by analogy a gleam; concretely a flashing sword: – bright, glitter (-ing, sword), lightning. (Strongs Hebrew word H1300 baraq baw-rawk’)

    Barak ‘O’bamah, The use of bamah is used to refer to the “heights” of Heaven.

    bamah – Biblical definition:

    From an unused root (meaning to be high); an elevation: – height, high place, wave. (Strongs Hebrew word H1116 bamah baw-maw’)

    The day following the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the winning pick 3 lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s home state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama was a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    Seek Jesus while He may be found…repent, confess and forsake your sins and trust in the savior! Jesus says we must be born again by His Holy Spirit to enter the kingdom of God…God bless!

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