Carnival

Take a Spin!

Catch a ride on La Grande Wheel — the Western Hemisphere's largest portable Ferris wheel — enjoy kiddie rides, or find something in-between. Ride the 1,700-foot gondola Sky Ride across NRG Park and see the view from 58 feet up. All the best foods, including caramel apples, funnel cakes and cotton candy, are within easy reach at the NOV Carnival.

Ride and Game Tickets

Tickets are valid for both rides and games and can be purchased at the NOV Carnival for 50 cents each. Most rides require four to 20 tickets.

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NOV Carnival Schedule

World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

  • Feb. 26: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Feb. 27: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Feb. 28: noon to 11 p.m.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

March 3 – 6
  • Tuesday – Friday: 4 p.m. to midnight
March 7 – 22 (Spring Break Stampede)
  • Monday – Friday: 1 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight

 Hours subject to weather conditions. Tickets will not be refunded due to weather closures.

NOV Kids Country Carnival

At the carnival, there is a special area dedicated for children – NOV Kids Country Carnival. Find kid-friendly rides and games that award winners with prizes around every bend!

Schedule

March 3 – March 22
  • Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight

 Hours subject to weather conditions. Tickets will not be refunded due to weather closures.

Value Wednesday Specials

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., all rides, games and special food items in NOV Kids Country Carnival are $2. Click HERE for more information on Value Wednesdays.

Spring Break Stampede

Do you have plans for Spring Break?

Enjoy all that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has to offer. Spring Break Stampede includes extended NOV Carnival hours, allowing for plenty of time to enjoy all the great NOV Carnival rides, food and games. Take a break and enjoy the NOV Carnival!

In 2015, the Show will recognize two full weeks for Spring Break Stampede. Spend your Spring Break at the Show, March 7 – 22!

Activities

Rides, Games and Food

Rides

  • Alien Abduction
  • Baja Buggy
  • Barnyard Express
  • Big Bamboo
  • Big Top Swinger*
  • Bishop Evolution
  • Bishop Little Dipper
  • Bishop Mega Drop
  • Bishop Mini-Bumper Cars
  • Bishop Sky Flyer
  • Bishop Tango
  • Bishop Up Up and Away
  • BungyJump
  • Caprice Speedway
  • Caprice Windsurf
  • Carousel
  • Centrifuge*
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Clown Glasshouse
  • Crazy Coaster
  • Creep Show
  • Cyclone
  • Dakota #16 Wheel
  • Disk'O
  • Dizzy Dragon
  • Dodgem
  • Elephants
  • Euroslide.com
  • Farm Tractors
  • Flying Dutchmen
  • FreeStyle
  • FunFactory (Moscow Circus)
  • G Force
  • Galaxy Coaster*
  • GGW German Fun House
  • Goliath Slide
  • Grand Wheel
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Insanity
  • Kite Flyer
  • La Grande Wheel
  • Mach 1
  • Merry Go Round
  • Monkey Maze*
  • Monster Mash (Fun Train)
  • Monster Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • OMG*
  • Pelican Splash*
  • Pirates Island
  • Quad Ride
  • Rave Wave
  • Red Baron
  • Remix
  • Rockin Tug
  • Silly Seas #2
  • Silver Streak
  • Skeeters
  • Skyride 2
  • Sling Shot
  • Speed
  • Spidermania
  • Storm
  • Superslide
  • Surf Shack
  • SurvivalIsland
  • Tea Cups
  • Techno Jump
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Toon Town
  • Wacky Worm*
  • WiggleWurm
  • Wild River
  • Windstorm
  • WVBugs
  • Zero Gravity
  • Zipper
  • *NEW

Games

  • 1 Ball
  • Balloon Bust
  • Balloon Bust Line
  • Balloon Pop Race
  • Bank a Bal
  • B-Ball
  • Big Bball
  • Big Water 1
  • Big Water 2
  • Big Water 3
  • Block Party
  • Break a Dish
  • Buoy
  • Bust 1
  • Duckie Derby
  • Fish Arama
  • Fish o Matic
  • Glo Water
  • Goblet
  • Gold Fish
  • Gun Ball
  • Hi-striker
  • Kid B Ball
  • Lay Up
  • Little Squirt
  • M-Gun
  • Mini Ball
  • Mojo Speed Pitch
  • Pool
  • Rainbow 2
  • Ring a Bottle
  • Ring A Duck
  • Rising Water
  • RockWall
  • Roll A Ball
  • Running Water
  • Skeeball
  • Star Dart
  • Top Glo
  • Top Spin
  • Tub
  • Wack A Mo
  • Whopper Water Race

Food

  • Big Bubba's Bad BBQ
  • Big Dogs
  • Big Dogs II
  • Big Tex BBQ
  • Biggy's II
  • Bishop Conc. Chicken Stand
  • Candy Factory
  • Carmelot
  • Corn Junction
  • Corn Shack
  • Cowboy Kettle Corn
  • Dutchemen's Funnel Cake
  • Enzo's Pizzeria
  • Fair Fix
  • Fried A Fair
  • Fried A Fair II
  • Funnel Cake I
  • Funnel Cake II
  • Get Pickled
  • Going Nuts
  • Kid Shack
  • Luehr's Ice Cream
  • Marcus Hot Dog
  • McKinney Corn Dog I
  • McKinney Corn Dog II
  • McKinney Corn Dog III
  • Mustard's Café
  • Spud Ranch
  • Squeezers 1
  • Squeezers 2
  • Squeezers 3
  • Squeezers 4
  • Sweet Cheeks
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Sweeties
  • Tater Twister
  • Texas Steak Out Grill
  • Texas Steak Out Grill 2