CarmelFest to merge kids, teen areas


By Grace Xu

CarmelFest visitors will notice several changes at this year’s event. Ride tickets will be available once again in addition to the wristbands implemented last year, and the new Extreme KidsZone will open.

ExtremeZone, originally geared toward teens, and KidsZone have merged to create a one-stop shop for families with children of all ages. Will Weprich, zone chair, said the two areas were too widely separated, so the merger gives parents the ability to easily stay by their children’s side. The new area also will feature more rides.

Ride tickets are returning this year, adding to the wristband-only system from 2018. Individual tickets are $1, with each ride costing three to five tickets. For every online purchase of 15 tickets, guests receive two bonus tickets. For $25, guests can purchase wristbands for offer unlimited rides July 3 and 4, except for the new video game tent, which requires a purchase of five tickets to enter.

Tickets and wristbands are available online at


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