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

Ride and Game Tickets

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.

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 – 8
  • Monday to Friday: 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight
March 9 – 22 (Spring Break Stampede)
  • 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. Spring Break Stampede includes 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!

In 2015, the Show will recognize two full weeks for Spring Break Stampede. Spend your Spring Break at the Show, March 9 – 22!

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