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 carnival foods, including caramel apples, funnel cakes and cotton candy, are within easy reach.

Ride Tickets

Ride tickets can be purchased at the carnival. Ride tickets are 50 cents each. Most rides require three to 15 tickets.

Carnival Schedule

March 4 – 9
  • Monday to Friday: 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight
March 10 – 23
  • Monday to Friday: 1 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight

 Hours subject to weather.

Spring Break Stampede

Do you have plans for Spring Break?

Enjoy all that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has to offer. In 2014, the Show is recognizing TWO FULL weeks as Spring Break Stampede. March 10 - 23 is Spring Break Stampede, with extended carnival hours, allowing for plenty of time to enjoy all the great carnival rides, food and games. Take a break and enjoy carnival midway!

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New for 2014


  • Insanity - thrill ride
  • Big Bamboo - beach-themed fun house
  • Freestyle - one-of-a-kind ride
  • Merry Go Round - classic family-friendly ride
  • Sling Shot - extreme thrill ride


  • Biggy's II - specializing in the Big Rib, turkey legs, onion rings and more
  • Fried A'Fair - fried sweets, featuring fried pecan pie, fried cheesecake and more
  • Pickle 0 Petes - a variety of everything pickle, including pickle chips and pickle dogs
  • Spud ranch & BBQ - custom made baked potatoes, tater twisters and more


  • Stardart- classic stardart game with a winner every time
  • Kiddie Basketball - basketball game just for kids
  • Little Duckie - game just for kids with a winner every time
  • Gun Ball - classic shooting game for the most talented marksman
  • Big Water Race - state-of-the-art big water race with 20 players