Welcome to the Herndon Festival! Enjoy over 22 carnival rides, games, delicious foods, free shuttle bus, and free admission. 

Carnival Hours

Thursday 6-10pm
Friday      5-11pm
Saturday  10am-11pm
Sunday    10am-7pm

Carnival Ride Tickets

Ticket prices:

Single Ticket                    $1.50
Book of 30 Tickets            $37
Book of 50 Tickets            $55

**Avoid the lines at the Festival and purchase packs of 30 or 50 tickets at the Herndon Community Center until 8 pm on Friday, June 2.

All-you-can-ride wristbands:
Per person:
Thursday 6-10pm       $20 (Thursday wristband sales at the Herndon Community Center ends at 5 pm on Thursday, June 1)
Saturday 10am-2pm   $25
Sunday 10am-6pm     $30

We encourage parents to accompany children under 12 in the carnival area

Ticket sales end one hour prior to scheduled closing. 

Separate all-you-can-ride wristbands are available for Thursday from 6-10pm, Saturday from 10am-2pm, or Sunday 10am-6pm. Thursday all-you-can-ride wristbands are available pre-sale at the Herndon Community Center and can only be used for Thursday. Wristbands for Saturday or Sunday can only be purchased at the carnival ticket booths on the day of. Wristbands and tickets are nonrefundable.

Carnival presale tickets will be on sale in the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon, VA starting Monday, May 16.

Fundraising Opportunity:

If your group or organization is interested in participating in the carnival ticket advance sales program, where you can earn a percentage of the sales made, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Announcements and Inclement Weather

While most events are held rain or shine, in the rare event of severe weather, the Festival may close temporarily and then re-open. Umbrellas, ponchos, etc. are good to have on hand. Should it be necessary, announcements will be made regarding emergency procedures.

To check the status of Festival events, call 703-435-6866.

First Aid Services

Are located on the west corner of Building 220, across from the parking garage. Services are donated by the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. Inc. with assistance from other Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Departments.

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