By Jasmine Hsu
This year, the CarmelFest KidsZone will feature old favorites and new attractions to delight children of all ages.
Classic favorites, like the Chuggy Choo Choo train, inflatable slides and pony rides, will be offered. Among the new options is a video game tent. Children will be able to watch other players compete and engage with the electronic entertainment.
The event also featurer a wider variety of options.
“We’ll be pulling some things from the older kids’ section, ExtremeZone, and adding them to the KidsZone,” said Will Weprich, KidsZone event coordinator. “We’re trying to make it more inclusive, so this way the big kids can still enjoy themselves and find things to do in the KidsZone.”
Another change is the option of buying individual tickets or wristbands.
“With the wristbands, families had to stay the whole time to ride the rides, but with tickets people can buy them and ride what they want to without having to stay the whole day,” Weprich said.
Tickets are $1 each, and activities will be priced from one to five tickets. Wristbands are $25 each and provide all-day access to all rides except the video game tent.
Attendees can purchase tickets and wristbands online at carmelfest.ticketleap.com and pick them up at the festival at the information tent.