Can I bring my pets to the event?
We love our dogs as much as anyone but unfortunately, Pakenham Racecourse has a strict pet free policy.
Will alcohol be sold at the event?
Our whole carnival area is fully licenced all carnival so feel free to grab a beer, wine or cocktail and enjoy the festivities. Please note children not accompanied by an adult can not enter the carnival grounds.
What are the seating arrangements?
There will be over 700 seats on site and plenty of shade throughout the Carnival.
Will there be any activities for kids?
Our kids carnival will run through the duration of the event. Although the Kids Carnival is free to enter, rides will incur a fee.
How many trucks will be attending & what will they offer?
Bring your appetite! There will be up to 30 food trucks on site each day serving food from around the world, including a variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free dishes. Head to each trucks page to see what dietary options they offer.
Can I withdraw money at the event?
We have multiple ATM’s on site for your convenience.
Can I bring alcohol from home?
If you don’t want your alcohol confiscated and disposed of please leave it at home.
Travel Smart! Try to carpool to lessen impact on the local community. Please be aware that although the Carnival is free to enter, there is a small fee to help cover traffic management fee's per car to use the designated car park.
We will be using the Tynong Fire Brigade as a volunteer car parking group and they will be accepting gold coin donations so make sure you support the our local heroes if you can afford to.
This an event for everyone, both young and old so be sure to bring a great attitude and most importantly your smile!