Flaco Guapo Media, Jim Sánchez/ San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Association, contributor

SAN ANGELO – The Western Shamrock Carnival will kick off starting Friday, April 9, 2021, and run through Saturday, April 24, 2021, with all the wild rides and delicious food you have come to love! Ferris wheels to funnel cakes, ring toss to roller coasters, the carnival has something for everyone in the family!

Each year the carnival sees close to 150,000 visitors enter the venue while nearly 170,000 must pass by or through it over the event's 16-day run.

It is the most visible landmark for February and its initial set-up that begins in mid-January is one of the key indicators that it is nearly Rodeo and Stock Showtime!

Below are the dates and times when the carnival is open:

    Friday, April 9: 5 p.m.
    Saturday, April 10: noon
    Sunday, April 11: noon
    Monday, April 12: 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 13: 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 14: 5 p.m.
    Thursday, April 15: 5 p.m.
    Friday, April 16: 5 p.m.
    Saturday, April 17: noon-5 p.m.
    Sunday, April 18: noon
    Monday, April 19: 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 20: 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, April 21: 5 p.m.
    Thursday, April 22: 5 p.m.
    Friday, April 23: 5 p.m.
    Saturday, April 24: noon

Admission to Fairgrounds:
FREE..............With Unlimited Ride Armband Carnival Super Pass
FREE..............With Rodeo Ticket
$5....................Children 11 and under

ALL YOU CAN RIDE for just $100! Purchase a CARNIVAL SUPER PASS and you will be on your way to exploring everything the carnival has to offer. This includes free admission to the fairgrounds at no additional charge. The Carnival Super Pass is available only at the Coliseum Box Office.

There is a one-day unlimited ride arm band for $35, though gate admission is also required to purchase the daily band.