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Posted on: February 6, 2023

The Woodlands Express offers service to the Bar-B-Que Contest, Rodeo

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THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (February 6, 2023) – The Woodlands Express offers residents and visitors of The Woodlands and surrounding areas a convenient means of transportation to and from The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest starting in late February.

The Woodlands Express, the Township’s Park and Ride transportation service, will carry riders from Sawdust Park and Ride to NRG Stadium for the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, and every weekend of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, giving passengers a way to enjoy the entertainment without the hassle of downtown traffic and finding parking. 

The Bar-B-Que contest features several fun activities that are open to the public, along with the carnival which offers games and rides for the whole family to enjoy. The Houston Rodeo features an exciting new lineup of artists this year, including artists such as Brooks and Dunn, Jason Aldean, Zack Brown Band, New Kids on the Block, Luke Bryan and many more! So, saddle up and let The Woodlands Express take you to the best show in in Houston!

Shuttle Service Location
Sawdust Park and Ride
701 Westridge Road
Spring, TX 77380

World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Service Dates: Thursday, February 23, 2023; Friday, February 24, 2023; Saturday, February 25, 2023  Bar-B-Que Cookoff Schedule  

Rodeo Service Dates: 
Friday March 3, 2023 (Evening only); Saturday, March 4, 2023; Sunday, March 5, 2023 
Friday March 10, 2023 (Evening only); Saturday, March 11, 2023; Sunday, March 12, 2023 
Friday, March 17, 2023 (Evening only); Saturday, March 18, 2023; Sunday, March 19, 2023

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Schedule

The cost is $13 per person, round trip. Reservations are required. Please visit  to view schedules and purchase tickets through the reservation site link. The Woodlands Express regular tickets are not valid for this service.  

All passengers of The Woodlands Express must abide by the Code of Conduct. Please download and read The Woodlands Express Code of Conduct before booking your trip. For more information, please contact The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3800 or visit

Need Assistance While Riding The Woodlands Express Rodeo Service? If you need assistance while riding The Woodlands Express Rodeo Shuttle Service, please call the service number at 832-851-3362.

PHOTO: Ride to the Bar-B-Que Contest and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on The Woodlands Express. Detailed reservation information and ticket purchasing can be found at

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