Fly high and see 360 degree views of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ on the La Grande XL. Soaring to heights of 130 feet, the Rodeo’s luxurious Ferris wheel features 36 air-conditioned cabins complete with padded leather seats, and enough room for you and three friends! Just steps away, all the best foods, including turkey legs, corn dogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy, are within easy reach at the carnival.


Carnival admission is included with the purchase of a Grounds Pass or a Rodeo/Concert Ticket. In addition to the carnival, a Grounds Pass allows visitors access to NRG Arena and NRG Center. A Rodeo/Concert ticket allows access to the same areas as a Grounds Pass, plus NRG Stadium for the rodeo and concert performance.

Fast Pass

Purchase a FastPass and use the FastPass lanes to avoid long lines! A limited quantity is sold each day.

  • Price: $25
  • Available at any onsite RCS ticket box office.
  • Only valid day of purchase.
  • Can be used for any ride (including The Junction).
  • Rider must present FastPass and be wearing the FastPass wristband.

Carnival Rides & Games

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


In The Junction, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., all rides, games and select foods are $2. 

Carnival Ride List

Carnival Food

Don't forget to enjoy the sweet and savory foods at the carnival!

Carnival Food List


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

The 2018 Carnival schedule will be posted once available.

Spring Break : During Spring Break, the carnival opens early, allowing for extra time to enjoy wild carnival rides, fun games and all the favorite carnival foods available.