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Houston Rodeo Carnival

The carnival is set up on the parking lot and has a variety of rides for all ages. Each ride requires coupons which can be purchased at the at the Houston Rodeo Carnival booth.  Also on the Midway is some of the finest food including Turkey Legs, Bar-B-Que, Burgers, Tex-Mex and of course Funnel Cakes and cotton candy.

  • The cost of admission to NRG Stadium, NRG Arena, NRG Center and the carnival is included in the Rodeo ticket cost.
  • Children age 2 and under are free and do not require a ticket.
  • No outside food or drink, including that purchased elsewhere in NRG Park, is permitted to be taken into NRG Stadium

Grounds Passes

Grounds passes include admission to NRG Park, but do NOT allow entrance into NRG Stadium for the rodeo and concert performance. There are grounds passes for single-day and the rodeo season. 


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.


Friday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Rodeo will host a Sensory Friendly Experience on Friday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in select areas of the carnival to promote an accommodating and positive experience for all Rodeo guests with sensory sensitivities or challenges. During this time, there will be minimal lights and sounds permitted in the carnival.

Family Wednesday

  • Free Family Wednesday NRG Park Admission for seniors, 60 and over, and children, 12 and under until noon. (does not include rodeo/concert admission)
  • Enjoy $2 rides and games from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., along with a $2 food or drink item at select food stands in the Junction Carnival.

Boookmark & watch this page for the 2020 schedule

Carnival open:

Watch this page for the carnival schedule.

The Houston Rodeo Carnival hours*

Carnival Schedule


Coupon Books

These discounted books are not sold at the carnival but individual ride tickets can be purchased on the NRG Park grounds throughout the carnival.

Half-Price Carnival Packs are Going Digital!

Rodeo carnival guest will need a smartphone to access their ride/game tickets and coupons.  You will still get all the great coupons and discounts without the paper.

* Hours subject to weather.

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