Yay!  I’m so excited that Rodeo Austin is HERE! :)  Starting today through March 26th, Rodeo Austin will have all sorts of events going on, from the Carnival, BBQ Cookoff, concerts, Calf Scrambles, petting zoo, and LOTS more!  Last year we went to the Carnival and had a BLAST!  All next week (Spring Break), the Carnival will have FREE admittance into the park and you can pay $15 per person for all day wrist bands (otherwise you pay per ride). 

There are a LOT of rides for kids of all ages, so I suggest if you’re going, to plan on spending the entire day there to get your money’s worth!  Also, last year we went during the BBQ Cookoff (18th and 19th this year) and scored FREE BBQ (they love donations that go to benefit the Rodeo Austin Scholarship program!)…the food can be somewhat expensive so this definitely helped!  Check out all the events and details on the Rodeo Ausin site or download a PDF here filled with even more information! 

Save on Fairgrounds and Parking:

  • March 11 –  Open The Shoots Day - Free Parking, Free Admission and $1 Rides!
  • March 11 – 26 – Farmer for a Day – Wear Overalls and get Free Fairgrounds Admission
  • March 12 – O’Reilly Auto Parts Day - Show your receipt from any O’Reilly Auto Parts Store and receive Free Fairgrounds Admission (first 1,000 people)
  • March 23 – Military Day - Show Military ID and get Free Fairgrounds Admission
  • March 24 – O’Reilly Auto Parts Day - Show your receipt from any O’Reilly Auto Parts Store and receive Free Fairgrounds Admission (first 1,000 people)

Save on Carnival Rides:

  • March 11 - Open The Shoots Day – $1 Carnival Rides All Day
  • March 14 – 18 – Spring Break Discount – From 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. it is $15 for unlimited daily rides. Wristbands are only good from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. they will no longer be valid. Spring Break Discount Wristbands only available for purchase at the gate.
  • Child Unlimited Ride Wristband – $24 online, $29 at the gate.  Includes fairgrounds admission.
  • Adult Unlimited Ride Wristband – $27 online, $32 at the gate.  Includes fairgrounds admission.
  • Watch for Carnival Coupons to be sent home from school.  They are for grades 12 and under to “Ride-all-you-want” for $10.  These coupons are only valid Monday, March 21 – Thursday, March 24 (after Spring Break).  Each coupon includes One Free Gate Admission for a student 18 years or younger.

The regular price of admission:

  • Adults (13 and up): $7.00
  • Kids (3 to 12): $4.00
  • Under 2 years: FREE

The regular price for parking:

  • $10 per vehicle

(Thanks, Free Fun in Austin!)

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Posted by Hooked on Bargains On March 11, 2011 3:52 pm
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