Family Funfest at Carousel Park

UPDATED Family Fun Day

A fun fall day full of family activities. Enjoy hayrides, music, a bonfire, costumed characters, barn tours, food trucks and other fun stuff all at the beautiful equestrian center. Come and join the fall fun! Costumes encouraged. All ages. FREE

This event has been planned to do our best to to keep all guests healthy, safe and sound.  All families/groups are expected to observe reasonable social distancing. Masks for children ages 2-12, and for all unvaccinated persons unless eating or siting with your family/group.

Please do not come out to Family Funfest if you or your family are sick or if you know you have been exposed to or have been informed of an exposure to Covid-19.

Please leave your pets at home.

Event Schedule

12-4 p.m.

  • Costume Dance Party with DJ Mr. Joyner

  • Country and Pop Line Dancing Instruction with Eric Mosely

  • Hayrides

  • Take & Make Craft

  • Trail Tales
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Bonfires on Huckleberry Hill

  • Barn Tours
  • Riding demonstrations
  • Mounted Patrol

  • Kids Cowboy Activities 
    • Stick-Horse Barrel Racing
    • Roping Practice
  • Food/ Ice Cream Vendors
    • Maddy’s Kitchen
    • Coates Famous Hot Dogs
    • Zaikka Indian Grill 
    • Dino’s Ice Cream & Water Ice 
    • Gigi & Big $, Caribbean & American Soul Food

12-3 p.m. 

  • Digital Photo Booth, $1 per photo benefits TROT at Carousel Park

1:30 p.m.

  • Family Costume Parade

2:30 p.m. 

  • New Castle County Police K-9 Unit demonstration

Register (1)


12-4 p.m.
Free Admission

Carousel Park
3700 Limestone Road, Pike Creek

(302) 395-5600



PARKING: Free on-site parking


Registration is requested, not required. Having a number is helpful for planning purposes. And it allows us to communicate any changes to the event with you quickly.


For weather related updates or cancellation information call the Special Event Hotline at (302) 395-5659

In case of severe weather event cancellation will be posted on this site along with on social media. People who register for the event will also be emailed directly. 


Masks for children ages 2 – 12, and for all unvaccinated persons unless eating or siting with your family/group.

There will be ample hand sanitizing and washing stations throughout the event.

If you are sick with any of the following symptoms, stay home: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle fatigue, chills, shaking with chills, loss of smell or taste. Other symptoms such as headache or digestive symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or lack of appetite) are potential symptoms related to COVID‐19 and may prompt further screening, action or investigation. If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID‐19, or have symptoms of illness, you may not go out in public. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions – including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment – may have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID‐19. We want to minimize the risk of spreading COVID‐19 within our event, so if you are sick or have been exposed or are at higher risk for severe illness – stay home, do not come to Family Funfest.