Everyone loves a carnival! Can you smell the cotton candy? Can you hear the kids screaming from the top of the Ferris Wheel? There will be over a dozen rides and games at this year's carnival. And over 20 food vendors throughout the Festival grounds with something to eat for everyone.

Carnival Access Policy:

Each person wishing to enter the carnival area must purchase a minimum of $5.00 in ride tickets each day. Tickets may be used on any ride in the carnival area. An exception will be granted to a parent who is accompanying their children. The parent will not have to purchase ride tickets for themselves if they have already purchased $5.00 in ride tickets for each child they are accompanying. Re-admittance to the carnival area will be granted any time that same day, without having to purchase additional tickets, if your hand was stamped when leaving the carnival area and you have a minimum of three tickets.

We encourage parents to accompany children under 12 in the carnival area.

Prices for 2014 Herndon Festival:

  • Single Ticket - $1.25
  • Book of 30 Tickets - $30
  • Book of 50 Tickets - $45
  • All-you-can-ride wristband offered for Thursday 6 pm - 10 pm and Saturday 10 am - 2 pm for $16 per day.

Thursday wristbands can be purchased at the Herndon Community Center ahead of the Festival or on-site at the carnival on Thursday evening.  Saturday wristbands can only be purchased on-site at the carnival.

Re-Admittance:

Re-admittance to the carnival area will be granted any time that same day, without having to purchase additional tickets, if your hand was stamped when leaving the carnival area and you have a minimum of three tickets.

Fundraising Opportunity:

If your group or organization is interested in participating in the carnival ticket advance sales program, where you can earn a percentage of the sales made, please contact Thomas Schoenauer for more detailed information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline to participate is Friday, April 18.