Fun for the Whole Family
Rodeo Austin is proud to host Austin’s largest carnival, brought to you by Texas owned and operated Crabtree Amusements! A family-friendly event, Rodeo Austin offers something for everyone.
Covid Safety Update
In a season of great uncertainty, Rodeo Austin continues to keep Texas youth at the forefront of everything we do. Given the on-going circumstances of the pandemic, including the unavailability of portions of the Travis County Expo Center, the decision has been made to cancel the ProRodeo, Carnival, Fair and BBQ Austin events this March.
We do plan to host private youth competitions this March. This will include the Junior Livestock Show, Ag Mechanics Competition, Ultimate Scramble Championship and the Youth Auction. Thank you for your continued support!STAY UP-TO-DATE
The carnival offers more than 80 rides and games for the whole family. From the ferris wheel, to the carousel, to fast moving rides and super spinning rides, the Rodeo Austin carnival has fun in store for your family. And don’t forget the carnival treats! Cotton candy, funnel cakes, candy apples and more wait for you at Rodeo Austin. To view more information on the types of attractions we feature, visit our partner Crabtree Amusements.
The carnival opening time varies by day. The carnival closing time is subject to change without notice. The carnival is held outdoors and Texas weather is unpredictable. For the safety of our guests, rides are subject to closure due to weather. Please check back soon for our Schedule and Map page for full details and information.
ADMISSIONS & WRISTBANDS
Guests must have a fairgrounds or rodeo & concert admission ticket to enter the carnival area, but guests do not have to purchase a carnival ride wristband to enter the carnival area. Rides and games can be purchased on an individual basis. Unlimited ride wristbands allow you to ride all day for one price.
- Rides and games range from $2 – $10 each
- Most rides $3 – $4 each
Wristbands are non-refundable and non-transferable. Carnival wristbands do not include the thrill ride Power. For your safety, each carnival ride has height restrictions. An unlimited ride wristband may not be a large value for children 36” and smaller.
New at Rodeo Austin, carnival wristbands tickets can be purchased online and are subject to service fees.
To enjoy carnival offerings, guests must buy an unlimited ride wristband (available at the main gate) OR purchase a Magic Money card loaded with digital credits. Magic Money cards are a great option for families with children who may only ride a few rides, or for any guest wishing to play games. Magic Money credits are also accepted at all food and beverage stands on the fairgrounds, as are debit and credit cards. To ride individuals rides or play games, guests must purchase a Magic Money card.
Magic Money credits are available for purchase on-site at Rodeo Austin. Cards can be reloaded at kiosks or by downloading the app. See more here for app details. Magic Money credits from Rodeo Austin 2018 and 2019 will be accepted.