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Texas 7 Ways at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

No. 7 Texas-Sized Fun at the Carnival


With March right around the corner, now is the time to start planning for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. Remember to include a stop at the carnival where you can find thrilling rides, competitive games, and scrumptious snacks, sweets, and treats.

Record-Setting Carnival Rides

Start your carnival experience by grabbing your friends and taking them for a spin! Then head over to the 1,700-foot gondola Sky Ride, and hop on for a bird’s-eye view of the Show. The Sky Ride takes visitors across NRG Park, past the historic NRG Astrodome, and 58 feet above the hustle and bustle below.

If you prefer to zip and zoom, load up on the Sizzler, a classic carnival ride that’s sure to get your blood pumping. Or, buckle up for the carnival’s drop tower, a quick-release ride that has its passengers shouting with joy and excitement! No matter your fancy, the carnival has rides for both the Show’s thrill-seeking and easy-going guests.

Fun for All Ages

The Junction Carnival is a special section where kiddos are top priority. With kid-friendly rides and games, The Junction Carnival is sure to entertain little cowboys and cowgirls for hours on end. Hop on exciting roller coasters, participate in action-packed games and catch a ride on a Welsh pony, all before dinnertime! On Wednesdays, take advantage of $2 rides, games and select food items in The Junction Carnival. The Junction is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during Show.

Admission to the carnival and The Junction Carnival is free with the purchase of a Houston Livestock Show™ grounds pass or a RᴏᴅᴇᴏHᴏᴜsᴛᴏɴ® ticket; ride and game tickets sold separately. Two levels of pre-sale half-priced carnival packs are on sale now through Saturday, March 4, 2017, for $10 and $50, and are perfect for Show visitors who wish to maximize fun and stay on budget.

The $10 Carnival Pack is valued at $34 and includes 22 tickets valid for both rides and games, plus four beverage coupons and $5 off Show merchandise with the purchase of $25 or more. The $50 Carnival Pack is valued at $133.50 and is valid for 150 tickets plus nine beverage coupons, two free rides and $5 off Show merchandise with the purchase of $25 or more.

The carnival is open March 2-4 and 7–26. Visit rodeohouston.com for a complete list of carnival and The Junction Carnival hours. Hours are subject to weather conditions. Tickets will not be refunded due to weather closures.

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