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Sonoma County Fair Carnival

Carnival at night
Image courtesy of
Jesse Irizary

The Classic American Carnival!

Open 'til 11:00 am till 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 skills at the midway games and attractions!

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.

New for 2014

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!



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