Rodeo 2020

San Antonio rodeo bucks into town with all-new attractions and first-ever charreada

San Antonio rodeo bucks into town with new attractions and charreada

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo carnival ride
The carnival will feature 60 rides this year.  San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo/Facebook

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo bucks back into town February 6-23, bringing with it all the classic events rodeo-goers adore — along with a new attractions, specialty shows, and its first-ever charreada. 

But first, the things that have not changed. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo makes its return to the AT&T Center and surrounding grounds, and still features an all-star lineup of musical guests, including Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Lauren Alaina, Midland, and Dierks Bentley. Likewise, the fairgrounds will still be bustling with carnival activities and the rodeo itself promises that the classic events will be bigger and better than ever. 

Two weeks before the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo officially begins, the event is announcing a full docket of new additions for 2020, ranging from mutton busting to a new music stage to rattlesnake sausage. With many events taking place multiple times throughout the 18-day event, check the schedule for exact dates and times. 

New events

  • Bustin’ in the Barns — More than 1,400 contestants will have the opportunity to bust a mut' during this year's rodeo. Children ages 4-7 and weighing less than 55 pounds may participate. Adorably, the whole event is sponsored by Huggies.
  • Dan-Dan The Farmer Man — A daily comedy show for the whole family. 
  • Army Bass Anglers Coalition Kids' Fish Tank — Professional soldiers teach children the joys of fishing at the Texas Wildlife Expo. 
  • Robert Castillo’s BMX Freestyle Team — From February 12-17, catch all the high-flying tricks from the rodeo's all-new ramps. 
  • Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show — Watch the bravest dare devils around do acrobatics, hit the double wheel, and even take motorcycles into the Steel Globe.

Charreada San Antonio joins the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo as an officially sanctioned event for the first time ever. Donning elaborate costumes, the charros and escaramuza charra perform rodeo events with pageantry and skill in honor of the Mexican tradition. Charreada will be held Sunday, February 16. Tickets are priced at $20.

The fairgrounds themselves have also undergone extensive changes "to ease traffic congestion and to provide a better experience for our patrons," according to a release. The carnival, which now includes 60 rides, will move to the east side of the AT&T Center, adjacent to the livestock barns. Also moving to the east side are the racing pigs and the high energy shows. See a full map here.

Other new highlights of the 2020 Rodeo: Chute 7, a new music stage located on the east side of the AT&T Center; 20 new vendors selling wares in Shops at the Rodeo; expanded food options including "cosmic cotton candy" and rattlesnake sausage; and a new drop-off/pick-up area located near the main gate, making it easier than ever to get to the grounds.

Season tickets, package plans, concert tickets, carnival passes, and wristbands are all on sale now and range in price and access. For a full list of available ticket and pass options, head here.