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Rodeo Austin

Date: Mar 10 - Mar 25, 2023
Where Weird Meets Western!
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Magic Money is the easy way to pay and play in the carnival, utilizing RFID technology to load digital credits onto easy ton use cards. Magic Money cards may be purchased and re-loaded with a debit card, credit card or cash. After entering the fairgrounds, look for a Magic Money kiosk to get started and enjoy individual rides and games. To ride individual rides or play games, guests must use a Magic Money card. Magic Money is accepted at all food booths and beverage stands.
Cards can be purchased in any amount of and can be reloaded for any amount. Reloads are free. The initial purchase of your Magic Money card includes a $2 card fee.

Guests may also utilize the Magic Money app for payment and additional features. The app can monitor your balance, reload credits and eliminate the need to carry the plastic card. Transactions are made on the Amazon Cloud so it's secure and safe.


The carnival opening time varies by day. the carnival closing time is subject to change without notice.

Friday, March 3: 4:00 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, March 4: 11:00 a.m. to midnight
Friday, March 10 thru Sunday March 19: 11:00 a.m. to midnight
Monday, March 20 thru Friday, March 24: 4:00 p.m. to midnight
Saturday March 25: 11:00 a.m. to midnight

The carnival is held outdoors, and Texas weather is unpredictable. For the safety of our guests, rides are subject to closure due to weather.


Rides and games range from $2-$10 each, with most rides being between $3 - $4 each. Unlimited ride wristbands allow you to ride all day for one price. For your safety, each carnival ride has height restrictions and rides are subject to closure due to weather.
New for 2022, carnival wristbands can be purchased online at RodeoAustin.com and are subject to service fees. Wristband prices do not include Fairgrounds & Concert admission. Guests must have a Fairgrounds or Rodeo & Concert admission ticket to enter the carnival area, but you do not have to purchase a carnival ride wristband to enter the carnival area. Wristbands are non-refundable and non-transferable.Carnival wristbands do not include the thrill ride Power! There are a limited number of rides that are suitable for younger children, therefore, an unlimited ride wristband may not be a large value for children 36" and smaller.

Daily Unlimited Ride Wristband =$40
Valid for any one day for the full hours of operation. Does not include Fairgrounds admission, please purchase separately

Early Bird Special Wristband = $25
Special pricing for early birds during Spring Break! Ride 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. any one day Monday 3/13 to Thursday 3/16. Does not include Fairgrounds admission, please purchase separately.

After School Special Wristband = $20
Special pricing for after school visits March 20-23. Ride 4:00pm - close any one day 3/20 to Thursday 3/23. Does not include Fairgrounds admission, please purchase separately.

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