Carnival 2023

The Event Might Be Over, but the FUN Doesn’t Have to Be!

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A Message from the Event Organizers:

Just wanted to extend a very heartfelt thank you to all of you 170+ wonderful volunteers, and your families, who helped make yesterday’s Carnival an amazing success! We had almost 1,800 folks come through, and it took each of you to make it happen. Special thanks to the folks who stayed longer than planned and stepped in where they saw need. I love our Harding/El Cerrito community. We did it!

If you have any feedback/ideas from yesterday, regarding your experience volunteering (what folks liked/didn’t like at your booth, suggestions for improvements) or your family’s experience at the event, please share them. You can reply to me directly, or add them to this sheet.

Thanks again!

If you were inspired by your experience and know you’d like to join the 2024 planning committee, lead a (new or existing) booth next year, or construct the next epic game, we’d love to hear from you.

Come One Come All: Open to the Public!

When: October 15th, 2023 ~ 11am – 4pm

Where: Harding Park: on the corner of Ashbury Ave and C St in El Cerrito

Admission: $5, includes 5 free food and game tickets. Free admission for Harding Students!

Pricing/Tickets: $1 = 1 ticket, or get more for less! $10 for 12 tickets; $20 for 25 tickets

Games and Food 1-5 tickets each



Hot Dog
Veggie Dog
Corn on the cob
Snow cone
Cotton candy


Bottled Water
Hot & Iced coffee


We are thrilled to welcome a spectacular list of entertainers to this year’s carnival!

Slim Chance Circus & Youth Performers

Funnybone the Magician

The Rivertown Skifflers jug band

One Man Banjo

Todd the Bubbleman: come watch or make your own giant bubbles in our pumpkin patch

~ Balloon animals and face painting available for 2 tickets each!


Enjoy classic carnival fun!

Bug Grub

Buzz Wire

Cockroach Derby

Crazy Critter Showdown

Dragon Plinko

Gone Fishing

Mega Water Shooter

Milk Bottle Toss

Giant Operation

Putt Putt

Showcase Showdown

Soccer Target

Udder Insanity

Water Balloon Launch

…and more!

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