How much does admission to the carnival cost?

There is no admission charge to the St. Charles Carnival. Food and games are paid when you play or purchase them. Rides use tickets (or hand stamp on hand stamp night or kiddie carnival only). Tickets can be purchased on-site and can be re-used as they do not expire.

Can I stay on site between Kiddie Carnival and the evening carnival start time on Friday?

The carnival closes after the completion of Kiddie Carnival and will reopen at 6pm.


How much money should I bring?

Games range from 25 cents to a few dollars. Food starts at $1.50. Ride tickets can be purchased for $25 per sheet on-site. 

Large attractions like the Food Tent, Mega 50/50, and others accept credit cards. ATMs are also available on site.

How many ride tickets do I need?

Rides vary between 3 and 6 tickets. Hand stamps can only be used on hand stamp night or during kiddie carnival but are not transferable between these two events. However ride tickets do not expire.


Can I bring my backpack? What about my dog?

Dogs, backpacks, bikes, alcohol, weapons, and unlawful or dangerous items should be left at home as they are not permitted at the carnival. 

Service animals are permitted.

We take your safety seriously and have security, police, and medical professionals on site to ensure a safe and fun environment for everyone.