This year's West Texas Fair & Rodeo promises to be a splendid event because of all the talented musical artists scheduled to perform plus the rodeo plus the thrilling midway rides. Carnival Americana has just released the list of all the rides they're bringing.

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After spinning on a ferris wheel continuously for five days and four nights, I like to consider myself a ferris wheel expert (that doesn't really make me an expert, LOL). This list of rides looks like a lot of fun. The fair is scheduled to be in Abilene from Thursday, September 7, through Saturday, September 16.

Gates to the fair are open from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. during weekdays and from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on weekends. Gate admission is cash only and does not cover entry into the Taylor Telecom Arena for the PRCA Rodeo. Keep in mind there are teller machines at the entrance of many of the exhibit buildings.

Credit and debit cards can be used at the main office of the Taylor County Expo Center for rodeo tickets and season passes ONLY. Plus rodeo tickets can be purchased right here online. Just remember, fair and ride tickets are CASH ONLY.

Gate Admission
CASH ONLY for ticket sales at gate/carnival ticket booths
$8 adults / $4 students, kindergarten – college (Weekdays)
$11 adult / $4 students, kindergarten – college (Weekends)
Carnival Ride Tickets (midway open Sept 7-16)
Monday – Friday, 5pm - 11pm
Saturday – Sunday, 1pm - 11pm
- Single Tickets cost $1 each,

- Kiddie rides require 2-4 tickets

- All other rides require 3-5 tickets
Sneak a Peek - Thu, Sept 7th – carnival armband $35, daily carnival armband $40
Season Gate Passes
Student Season Gate Pass $50
Adult Season Gate Pass $70
Carnival & Gate Season Pass $125 (all ages), increasing to $135 on Sept 6

RIDETICKETSHEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Alien Abduction53642" w/ adult. 42" to ride alone
Arabian Daze43642" w/ adult. 42" alone
Bumble Bee Bop336" Unaccompanied
Carousel442" Unaccompanied
Century Wheel542" Unaccompanied (must be 12yrs unaccompanied)
Cliff Hanger5No one und« 46"
Sooper Jet Coaster342-60"
Ghost Pirates436-42" w/ adult. 42" alone
Ghost Town436-42" w/ adult, 42" alone
Jeeps & VWS33648"
Jumping Jumbos336" Unaccompanied
Kamikaze5
Monkey Maze436-42" and/or under 6yrs w/ adult. 42" alone
Motorcycles33648"
Puppy Roll336" Unaccompanied
Quad Runners336-48"
Rio Grande Train336"
Scooter44248" w/ adult. 48" alone
Kraken548"
Slime Buckets30-36" with adult. 36" alone
Super Shot5No one under 42"
Super Slide442" Unaccompanied
Surf Shack436-42" w/ adult. 42" alone
Tea Cups30-36" with adult. 36" alone
Tornado44048" with adult. 48" alone
Tractors33648" only
Vertigo548"
Volkswagens336-48" only
Wave Runners336-48"
Zero Gravity5 42"
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Kid Rides:

  • Baja Buggies
  • Bear Affair
  • Carousel Horses
  • Groovy Bus
  • Jumpin’ Jumbos
  • Motorcycles
  • Quad Runners
  • Speedway
  • Super Slip
  • Wacky Worm
  • Wave Runners
  • Rios Grande Express
  • Up, Up & Away

Big Kid Rides:

  • Air Max
  • Alien Abduction
  • Arabian Daze
  • Century Ferris Wheel
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Cobra
  • Monkey Maze
  • Round Up
  • Scooters
  • Sizzler
  • Spider
  • Super Shot
  • Surf Shack
  • Tornado
  • Vertigo
  • Yoyo
  • Zummer
  • Super Slide

LOOK: You'll Find these Rides And More At The West texas Fair & Rodeo