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The LEADFEST Carnival at Garden State Plaza will be closed Thursday, June 8 due to air quality. We will reopen Friday, June 9. You may redeem any tickets purchased today at a later date.

No backpacks are allowed into the carnival.

Carnival Dates & Hours

Thursday, May 25 - Monday, May 29
Wednesday, May 31 - Sunday, June 4
Wednesday, June 7 - Sunday, June 11

Wednesday – Friday: 5 PM – close
Saturday/Sunday/Memorial Day: 2 PM – close

Midway provided by Reithoffer Shows.


All sales are final, no refunds.

First Responder Night!
All first responders receive free admission for themselves and a guest when they present a valid badge or ID card at the gate.

Carnival Appreciation Night
Free admission all night on Thursday, 6/8.

Admission to carnival is $5.
Mega passes purchased online include admission.

If you are only attending the carnival or only purchasing ride tickets, you must pay gate admission. If you choose to buy your wristband at the carnival, you will have to also pay gate admission.


Some rides require closed toe shoes.

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Westfield Garden State Plaza

One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652

Children must be 36" H to ride most rides. Some rides require a parent to ride with them.

Closed Tuesday 5/30, Monday 6/5, and Tuesday, 6/6.


Tickets purchased for a certain date MUST be used on that date.
You cannot use your Thursday night wristband on Saturday.

All sales are final, no refunds.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by L.E.A.D. Inc., its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of L.E.A.D. You release L.E.A.D. Inc., its officers, employees, volunteers, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by L.E.A.D., or the person or entity designated to do so by L.E.A.D.. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

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