Carnival

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 Show’s luxurious Ferris wheel features 30 air-conditioned cabins complete with padded leather seats, glass floors 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.

Spring Break Stampede – Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17: During Spring Break Stampede, the carnival opens early, allowing for extra time to enjoy wild carnival rides, fun games and all the favorite carnival foods available. 

Half-Price Carnival Packs

Admission

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.

Carnival Rides

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.

VALUE WEDNESDAY

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

Schedule

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

World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Carnival
Thursday, March 2 6 to 11 p.m.
Friday, March 3 3 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 noon to 11 p.m.


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Carnival
Tuesday, March 7 – Friday, March 10 4 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12 10 a.m. to midnight
Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17 noon to midnight
Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19 10 a.m. to midnight
Monday, March 20 – Friday, March 24 4 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, March 25 – Sunday, March 26 10 a.m. to midnight


The Junction Carnival
Tuesday, March 7 – Friday, March 10 11 a.m. to midnight
Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12 10 a.m. to midnight
Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17 11 a.m. to midnight
Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19 10 a.m. to midnight
Monday, March 20 – Friday, March 24 11 a.m. to midnight
Saturday, March 25 – Sunday, March 26 10 a.m. to midnight