The 2023 Poe HAPPY 95TH BIRTHDAY Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 10am-3pm!


Message from the President and Carnival Chairs: Thank you to everyone who showed up for the Carnival. The Poe Carnival is the longest running carnival in HISD history and every year we have outstanding and generous support of our community for this event. Whether you sponsored a booth, donated to the carnival, lent us a tent or crockpot, volunteered for a shift, or simply came to have fun, it is appreciated so much. This community is what makes this event a success!

A huge shout out to the Carnival Team for their incredible hard work and support! The Carnival could not have been possible without them and all the volunteers who made this event happen, so Thank you!



On October 21st, Poe Elementary School will be transformed into a Birthday Party extravaganza! This community event will have games, performances, food, and fun for the whole family. 

Performance Schedule

11am - Poe Ravenettes Performance

11:20am - Poe Choir Performance

11:45am - Costume Contest

3pm - Raffle Drawing

Buy raffle tickets at the door and enter to win great prizes: 

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Beats by Dre ear pods
  • A custom birthday cake
  • Free dress days

Playing Booths

Bean Bag Toss - AYCP

Bounce Big Double Slide - AYCP

Bounce House Jump Jump - AYCP

Bounce Obstacle Course Slide

Confetti Eggs

Face Painting

Hair Color Bar

Haunted House

Hungry Hungry Hippos

Pick a Duck - AYCP


Poe’s Grand Prize - AYCP

Pumpkin Art

Rock Climbing Wall

Silly String

Speed Pitch

Temporary Tattoos

Walk with Animals - AYCP

Food Booths



Breakfast Tacos

Chips & Queso

Hot Dogs

Mac n’ Cheese


Poe Spaghetti


Dessert Gallery - brownies, cookies, cakes, pies & more

Italian Ice


Most of the action happens in the cafeteria and on the playground. 

  • Cafeteria - Food and drink booths as well as our famous Dessert Gallery 
  • Playground - Tons of games, inflatables, and arts & crafts
  • Basketball Pavilion - Performances, Costume Contest, and raffle drawing


Congratulations to our t-shirt contest winner - a 5th grader in Ms. Lopez's class:



Interested in Sponsoring the Carnival?
Booth Sponsors

Families or businesses that sponsor the Carnival will have their name on the class booth and more! Learn more.

Amazon Wish List

We need supplies please! Check out our Carnival Amazon Wish List and send anything along you can to help us out! 


Reminder: Poe Elementary is a 501c(3) organization and donations are eligible for tax write-off.

We Need Volunteers!

Sign up for a shift via Sign up Genius - volunteer at the Carnival or help decorate before (childcare provided by Little Heroes)!


Want to join the team of co-chairs? Email for more information.

Email us at with any questions.

Thank you and stay tuned for more info.




The Raven - $5,000+

The Olsen Family

The Poet - $2,500+


The Kottler Family

The Maag Family

The Fenner-Tsavachidou Family

The Shin Family

The Lewis Family

The Sparker Family

Marcos Cortez & Dana LeDoux-Cortez

Jihoon Lee's Family

The Scoggins Family

Bitty & Beau's Coffee Houston


Children's Hour Montessori

Anvil Cards


The Storyteller - $1,000+

The Butkus Family

The Hopson Family

The Stein Family

Daniel & Gwen Morales


The Tutos Family

Sherri Hughey

West U Smiles

Plascencia Catani Family



The Cornelius Family

The Sasaki Family

Erskine & Yuli Black

Vilar-Iniesta Family

Nevermore - $500+

Paul & Lauren Chapman

Adria Buckner's Family


The Buening Family

The Martin Family


Chamber Door - $250+

Chavarria Family

The Wade Family

The Vykoukal Family

Family of Divya McDonald

Ben & Melissa Flack

Angela and Mario Chairez

The Bells - $50 or More

DeVon Family



Aaron Chang & Geneva Li

Balkanyi Family

Blaine River Jordan

Moe Connect Management