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Helm & Sons Carnival

Carnival at night
Image courtesy of
Jesse Irizary

The Classic American Carnival!

Open 11:00 am - 11:00 pm daily.

The legendary Helm and Sons Carnival returns to the Sonoma County Fair this year with whimsical rides for the little ones and lots of thrills for teen and adult riders. Try your

Carnival Ride Ticket Prices:

$1 per ticket, $20 for a pack of 20, and $35 for a pack of 40

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Carnival Wow Coupon

Pre-Sale Discount $25
Includes: 10 ride tickets OR an all-day Carnival Wristband to enjoy unlimited rides (all ages), 2-for-1 play coupon, free popcorn and gift with purchase. Sold only until July 23, while supplies last.

Carnival Economy Pack - ON SALE JUNE 13

Pre-Sale Discount $110
Includes: 6 Too Good to be True Coupons for the price of 5! Too Good to be True Coupon includes Gate Admission and a Carnival Wristband to enjoy unlimited rides (all ages). Sold only until July 23 at the Fair Box Office, while supplies last. Not available online.

Fair Box Office - Located in the Administration Building

Monday - Friday Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The Sonoma County Fair Box Office is located at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in the Administration Building near Grace Pavilion. The address is: 1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa. Tickets are not available by phone.

Please note: There are handling fees for all tickets sold on-line. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, debit cards and cash. Sorry, we cannot accept personal checks.

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!

The Sonoma County Fair offers both a classic full-scale carnival with plenty of excitement for thrill-seekers and a separate kiddie carnival area for the little ones, with scaled down thrills and lots of excitement. Look for information about special ride ticket packages and offers later this spring, and 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 five great rides in the Kiddy Carnival area: Carousel, Jumping Jumbos, Dizzy Dragons, Lollie Swings and Silver Streak.


Dance Party

The Dance Party ride in action

Dance Party, a super fun "swinging" good time was a new addition in 2013. This is a pendulum that swings at almost 180 degrees in the air then it free swings rotating you in a circular motion as it passes by the floor at nearly 35 miles per hour.

Sail through the skies, spin 'til you can't stand, or speed through the air with the greatest of ease on the Carnival Rides at the Fair!


List of rides at the 2015 carnival

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

RIDES

TIXS

HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Adult and Family Rides

 

 

Beach Party

3

36" With an Adult/42"Alone NO OPEN TOE SHOES

Century Wheel - Pink

5

54" No single riders

Cliff Hanger

4

46"

Dance Party

6

48"

Haunted Mansion

5

36"With an Adult/42'Alone NO OPEN TOE SHOES

High Flyer

5

54" No single riders

Mardi Gras

4

36"With an Adult/42'Alone NO OPEN TOE SHOES

Music Fest

5

42"

Olympic Bobsled Coaster

6

48"

Orbiter

5

54" No single riders

Pharoah's Fury

5

48"

Scooters (Bumper Cars)

4

42" With an Adult/48" Alone

Sizzler

4

48" No Single Riders

Spider

4

42" No Single Riders

Super Slide

3

36" With an Adult/42" Alone

Tilt A Whirl

4

42" With an Adult/48" Alone

Tornado

4

48"

Triple Twist

4

48"

Wacky Worm

4

36" With an Adult/42" Alone

Wave Swinger

5

42"

Zero Gravity

4

48"

Zipper

5

54" No single riders

Zipper

5

54" No single riders

 

 

 

Kiddie and Family Rides

 

 

Apples

3

32" With an Adult/42" Alone

Baby Eli Wheel

3

36" no one above 48'

Baja Buggies

3

36"With an Adult/42'Alone

Busy Bees

3

36" no one above 48'

Canoes

3

2 Yrs old/Not above 48"

Carousel

3

None w/Adult, 42"Alone

Century Wheel - Yellow

4

54" No single riders

Clown Around

3

32" With an Adult/42" Alone NO OPEN TOE SHOES

Crop Duster

3

36"With an Adult/42'Alone

Dog Ride

3

36"With an Adult/42'Alone

Dragon Wagon

3

36"With an Adult/42'Alone

Drop Zone

3

42"

Flying Dragoon

3

36"

Hillbilly Hilton

3

32" With an Adult/42" Alone NO OPEN TOE SHOES

Jumping Jumbos

3

36"With an Adult/42'Alone

Jurasic Jeeps

3

36" Min, to 52" Max

Lolli Swings

3

36"With an Adult/42'Alone

Looney Toon Train

3

36" With an Adult/42"Alone

Mini Rockin Tug

3

32" With an Adult/36 Alone

Motorcycle Jump

3

36" Min, to 52" Max

Raiders

3

36" NO OPEN TOE SHOES

Silver Streak

3

36" With an Adult/42"Alone

Speedway

3

36" With an Adult/42"Alone

Taxi Jet

3

36"With an Adult/42'Alone

Turtle Race

3

36" no one above 48'


Carnival Ride Safety Rules

Helm and Sons
  • All rides have height requirements. Kids under 36” cannot ride alone. Some rides require height of 48” or 52” to ride
  • Parents riding with children must pay to ride
  • Some rides have age and size restrictions
  • Some rides do not allow riders with open-toed shoes (sandals)
  • Pregnant riders are not allowed

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

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Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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