RECAP: Here is Rodeo Houston 2023 By the Numbers
As a person who loves stats, I thought it would be fun to give the final numbers for Rodeo Houston. What concert brought in the most people this year? How many people rode carnival rides? What was the most common fair food? We have it all for you thanks to our friends at Rodeo Houston.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND EDUCATION:
The Rodeo committed $22,560,562 to the youth of Texas in 2023:
$14,286,000 in scholarships to be awarded this summer;
$5,292,250 to junior show exhibitors;
$2,517,722 in educational program grants; and
$464,590 in graduate assistantships.
TOTAL OVERALL ATTENDANCE FOR RODEO HOUSTON 2023: 2,479,004.
TOP 5 CONCERTS ATTENDED FOR 2023:
Sunday, March 19, 2023 – Luke Bryan – 74,779
Saturday, March 11, 2023 – Turnpike Troubadours – 74,657
Saturday, March 18, 2023 –Brad Paisley – 74,577
Friday, March 3, 2023 – Black Heritage Day, presented by Kroger – Bun B’s Southern Takeover – 74,573
Friday, March 17, 2023 – Cody Johnson – 73,144
TOTAL CONCERT AND RODEO ATTENDANCE FOR 2023: 1,355,367
CARNIVAL NUMBERS: A total of 2.8 million rides were taken at the carnival.
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE CARNIVAL: RCS, the carnival provider, drove nearly 420,000 miles to deliver the carnival to Houston, which is a distance of 14 times around the world. A total of 125 semi-trucks full of carnival prizes were brought to the 2023 Rodeo. Approximately 725,000 prizes were won at the games.
TOP 5 FAIR FOODS:
TOP 5 CARNIVAL PRIZES:
- Ramen Pillow
- Bob Ross
- Howdy H
TOP 5 CARNIVAL RIDES:
XL Le Grande Wheel
NEXT UP AT NRG:
Now that Rodeo Houston is over NRG Stadium will now transform. NRG will host the NCAA Final Four and National Basketball game. Get ready to spend big bucks if you haven't already bought your tickets.