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Helm & Sons Carnival

Carnival at night
Image courtesy of
Jesse Irizary

The Classic American Carnival! (Closed Mondays)

  • Main Carnival open daily 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Kiddy Carnival open daily 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

The legendary Helm and Sons Carnival returns to the Sonoma County Fair this year with over 50 whimsical rides with just the right mix of super spectacular for the thrill-seekers and exciting family and kid rides to appeal to all ages.

Carnival Ride Ticket Prices:

$1 per ticket, $20 for a pack of 20, and $35 for a pack of 45

Fair Discount Days

Deals valid for purchase at the gate only

Too Good To Be True Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - $22
Includes: Gate Admission and a Carnival Wristband to enjoy unlimited rides (all ages). Fairgoers may choose to purchase regular gate admission only, if they do not choose to enjoy the carnival.

Pay-One-Price Fridays - Sundays - $35
Includes: A Carnival Wristband to enjoy unlimited rides (all ages). Use your WOW Coupon these days.

Seniors' Day Thursdays - Seniors 60 & Up FREE
Kids (6 and Younger) - FREE Every Day
Kids (7 – 12) -FREE on Fridays

Food Bank Fridays
Bring 2 nonperishable food items and get $2 off on General Fair Admission! Limit: 1 discount/person

Kiddie Carnival

fun for kids!

This year the Sonoma County Fair will offer a classic, full-scale carnival with plenty of excitement appealing to the most daring thrill-seekers, the traditional Kid Land with scaled down thrills and lots of excitement for the younger kids and "Cub Country", the award winning '"mini kid land" for the smallest family members. Remember that Fair admission is free every day for children 6 and under, and Fridays are Kids Days, with free Fair admission for all children 12 and under.

Returning for 2015

One parent (or adult guardian) gets to ride FREE with their paying child all day, every day on the following four great rides in the Kiddy Carnival area: Carousel, Jumping Jumbos, Dizzy Dragons and Lollie Swings.


New This Year: Big Splash


The Dance Party ride in actionNew this year is Big Splash, a pirate themed water ride that is a portable version of the infamous theme park splash rides. Be prepared because you will get WET! The ride itself will cover over 650 feet, or more than two football fields of water filled track, it has two drops or over 30 feet and a Big Splash finale.

For the first time ever, Big Splash and the renovated Olympic Bobsled rollar coaster will be side by side at the Fair, so guests can ride both attractions back to back.


List of rides at the 2015 carnival

Ride list subject to change. Wristbands not recommended for Children under 42"

Spectacular and Major Rides

RIDES

TIXS

HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Big Splash Water Ride

6

48" Minimum/NO OPEN TOED SHOES

Olympic Bobsled Roller Coaster

6

54" Minimum

Wave Swinger

5

42" Minimum

Star Dancer

6

54" Minimum/NO OPEN TOED SHOES

Orbiter

5

52"/No single riders

Music Fest

5

42" Minimum

Pharoah's Fury

5

48" Minimum

Super Shot

5

48" Minimum

Hi Voltage

5

52" Minimum

Zipper

5

52"/No single riders

Century Wheel

4

54"/No single riders

Wacky Worm Family Coaster

4

36" With an Adult/42" Alone

Beach Party

4

36" Minimum/42" With an Adult/NO OPEN TOED SHOES

Mardi Gras

3

36" Minimum/42" With an Adult/NO OPEN TOED SHOES

Cliff Hanger

4

48" Minimum

Tornado

4

48" Minimum

Zero Gravity

4

48" Minimum

Triple Twist

4

48" Minimum

Bumper Cars

4

42" With Adult/48" Minimum

Tilt A Whirl

4

42" With an Adult/48" Minimum

Spider

5

42" Minimum/No Single Riders


Kiddie and Family Rides

RIDES

TIXS

HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Carousel

3

None w/Adult, 42"Alone

Alpine Slide

3

36" With an Adult/42" Alone

Mad Birds

3

36" Minimum/ NO OPEN TOED SHOES

Jumping Jumbos

3

36" With an Adult/42" Alone

Cool Bears

3

36" With Adult/ 42" Alone

Dizzy Dragons

3

36" With Adult/ 42" Alone

Block City

3

36" Minimum/ NO OPEN TOED SHOES

Krazy Plane

3

36" With Adult/ 42" Alone

Rockin Tug

3

36" With an Adult/36 Alone

Jurasic Jeeps

2

36" Minimum to 52" Max

Ragin River Canoes

2

2 Yrs old/Not above 48"

Cub Country

2

36" With Adult/ 36" Alone

Frog Hopper

2

36" Minimum to 48" Max

Lolli Swings

3

36"With an Adult/42"Alone

Baja Buggies

3

36"With an Adult/42"Alone

Down on the Farm Bounce

2

36" Maximum


Carnival Ride Safety Rules

Helm and Sons
  • Please listen and obey all operator instructions and read all posted signage.
  • Do NOT RUN in or around the rides.
  • Be courteous and respectful of other guests by not cutting in lines.
  • DO NOT ride if you are injured, sick, pregnant, have health concerns or are too afraid to ride.
  • NEVER stand up while the ride is in motion.
  • Do Not talk to the operator while the ride is in motion.
  • IT IS FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE LAW, that rides have minimum height requirements, if you do not meet these requirements you will not be allowed to ride.
  • ALL riders must have a ticket or wristband.
  • Parents riding with children must pay to ride.
  • Some rides have age and size restrictions.
  • Some rides DO NOT ALLOW SINGLE riders.
  • Some rides do not allow riders with open-toed shoes (sandals).

Please check safety rules before purchasing tickets—no refunds are given

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