CarmelFest KidsZone back with variety


By Renee Larr

One of most popular parts of CarmelFest is always the KidsZone. There will be a variety of activities, demonstrations, entertainment and rides for kids to enjoy. The KidsZone will be in the Carmel courthouse south lot.

“We have lots of attractions for the kiddos. We’ve got some water activities, some climb on activities and some walk-through activities. We have some interactive booths. We even have a petting zoo,” said Chairman for CarmelFest Gary Sexton.

This year there will be an expanded KidsZone entertainment stage. The lineup includes dance troupes, magicians, a reptile show, karate demonstrations and short plays. The entertainment stage is free for guests.

The ever-popular Eurobungy returns this year.

“You can jump super high and do air acrobatics. The kids to do flips and twists and things,” said Sexton.

The Beast allows kids to experience what it’s like inside a monster.

“The Beast is a 100-yard long giant monster that you walk in through it’s mouth. It’s the sounds and sights and all the things you might see inside a monster. You walk through that thing and it’s wild,” Sexton said.

New this year will be a rock-climbing wall, remote control monster truck course and speed pitch baseball.

Most activities are free but some rides and attractions will be a nominal fee.

“Tickets are sold for $1 each. The different attractions will collect a different amount based on that ride or attraction,” Sexton said.

The KidsZone is open July 3 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and July 4 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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