A pizza carnival is definitely our idea of a good time! On Saturday, Dec. 13 from noon – 7 p.m., you can take the family to Home Slice for it’s 9th Annual Carnival O’ Pizza. Kids of all ages will have a fun time with carnival-inspired games, music, dancing, photo booths, raffles, and more!


Photo from Home Slice Pizza’s Facebook page

The Carnival O’ Pizza is a fun, family-friendly annual celebration of Home Slice’s love for all things pizza. It’s held each year in conjunction with the restaurant’s anniversary while also serving as a special thank you to customers, fans, friends, and neighbors. The event is free and open to all.

— Think you’ve got what it takes to enter one of these contests?

  • Hands on an Eggplant Sub (a.k.a. H.O.E.S) – It’s like a walk-a-thon, but messier. H.O.E.S contestants place a hand on a Home Slice eggplant sub and hold it there as long as they can. The last one standing wins. Contestants can raise money online for Austin Bat Cave by seeking sponsorship from their network of friends and family.
  • Pizza Eating – This contest is simple: get ten people together and see who can eat the most pizza in thirty minutes. Past bouts have ended in a controversial photo finish and judges weighing contestants’ pizza remnants to determine a winner.
  • Dough Throwing – A double-dog dare to all genuine hand-tossing pizza joints across Texas and beyond to compete for the fastest stretch and largest dough.
  • Pizza Box Folding – Contestants try to beat the clock by folding as many pizza boxes as possible.

Photo from Home Slice Pizza’s Facebook Page

— Schedule of Events:

  • Carnival opens, 12 p.m.

    Do512 Family Content Manager & her son getting “cheesy” in the 2013 photo booth

  • The Girl Who Knows, 12:30 – 12:50 p.m.
  • Break dancers, 1 – 1:20 p.m.
  • Hands on an Eggplant Sub begins, 1:45 p.m.
  • Pizza Tossing Size Competition begins, 2 p.m.
  • The Seer of South Congress, 2:40 – 3 p.m.
  • Minor Mishap Marching Band, 3 – 3:15 p.m.
  • Tossing Speed Competition begins, 3:15 p.m.
  • Big Don, 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Minor Mishap Marching Band, 4:45 – 5 p.m.
  • Salt and Pepperoni performs National Anthem, 5 p.m.
  • Pizza Eating Contest begins, 5:10 p.m.
  • Grand Prize Raffle Drawing, 6 p.m.
  • Happy Birthday to Slicey, 6:15 p.m

Admission is free. Carnival games will cost a small fee. Pizza and other items will be for sale. Check our the Home Slice menu for pricing info.

Have fun!

— Note, this event was originally scheduled for Nov. 22, but was postponed due to rain. —