Countdown to Carnival
Save the date! The Greenwood Carnival is coming Friday, May 12 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, outdoors at Greenwood. This fun-filled, family event is a Greenwood tradition you won’t want to miss! To help make the Carnival a success, there are some important details Greenwood families need to know about our biggest PTA-sponsored community event of the school year.
Fun Games & Attractions
The Carnival will once again take place outdoors at Greenwood, featuring an exciting lineup of popular games and attractions, such as the Pop Toss, Junk Food Walk, Wacky Hair, inflatables 50-yard dash, DJ & dancing, a magician and more! There will be many prizes to win, so families are encouraged to bring a reusable bag from home as there will NOT be Carnival tote bags available for purchase this year.
In addition to fun games and prizes, we’ll also be hosting several food trucks for families who wish to purchase concessions or treats during the event. (More information about food is included below.)
To help plan your family’s Carnival experience, an event brochure and map will be sent home with students the week of May 8. Please keep in mind the Carnival is not a drop-off event; all students must be accompanied by an adult.
Carnival tickets, which are used for games and attractions the night of the event, can be purchased in bundles of 10 tickets for $5.00 (50 cents per ticket). Most attractions cost 1 to 2 tickets. Back by popular demand is also the option of purchasing a wristband for $20 to gain unlimited access to most* of the games and attractions. (*Excludes Pop Toss & Junk Food Walks – 2 tickets/each.)
Once again this year, tickets are available in advance through our ticket presale. Order forms will be sent home with students on April 24, or you can print a form at home here. Ticket pre-orders are due to the Greenwood Office by Wednesday, May 3, and tickets and wristbands will be sent home with students by May 10. All ticket orders are final and non-refundable (no rain checks).
Although tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at the Carnival (cash or Venmo only), ticket pre-orders are strongly encouraged to avoid long lines the night of the event! Note: the on-site ticket table will close at 7:30 PM.
Once again this year, the Carnival is all about coming together to have fun as a Greenwood community! It is not a PTA fundraiser – ticket sales support the cost of the event only.
Calling All Volunteers!
Around 90 adult volunteers are needed to make the Carnival a success, from setup to supervising games to clean-up and more. Volunteering is fun and easy; a Carnival committee leader will tell you exactly what you need to do to complete your shift.
The event will run best if every Greenwood family plans to have an adult volunteer for at least one shift. As the saying goes, it takes a village!
To review available shifts and sign up to volunteer, visit our Carnival Sign-Up Genius here.
Great Food & Treats
Concessions will be available for purchase at the Carnival from the following lineup of food trucks, or feel free to pack a picnic or snacks for your family if you prefer!
Sumo & Smoh
Soft Serve Social
Floyds Donuts & Shaved Ice
Please note, Carnival tickets are not valid for food truck purchases – cash or card only.
Parking & Shuttle Information – IMPORTANT!
Please plan to use the off-site parking and shuttle service the night of Carnival, unless your family can safely walk or bike to the event. (Plenty of designated bike parking will be available near the 50-yard dash!) The outdoor Carnival is loaded with fun, but all the food and games cover a lot of ground. There will be NO PARKING on-site at Greenwood or Peace Lutheran.
For your convenience, two off-site parking options are available:
Oakwood Elementary - 17340 County Rd 6, Plymouth, MN 55447
Glory of Christ Lutheran Church - 4040 County Rd 101, Plymouth, MN 55446
A complimentary shuttle bus service will transport visitors between the two off-site parking locations and the Carnival, running from 4:45 – 8:30 PM. To avoid entering the Greenwood parking lot, shuttle buses will drop-off and pick-up Carnival visitors at Peace Lutheran Church, right next door to Greenwood.
On-site parking will be strictly limited to handicap and/or early access requests, vendors, Greenwood teachers/staff, Carnival chairpersons and setup-volunteers only. Volunteers helping with event setup are encouraged to carpool or arrange to be dropped off. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the Carnival parking policies, which will ensure the event is safe and successful for everyone.
We would also like to extend a huge thank you to the Plymouth Police Department for its presence at the Carnival and helping keep our school community safe. Thank you, Plymouth Police!
Early Access Requests
Students with special needs or circumstances who may benefit from a quieter environment are invited to arrive at 4:45 PM to preview the Carnival before the event opens to the public. If this would benefit your child, please call the school office before Thursday, May 11 to be added to the Early Access Request list. Please note, during the early access time, children must be accompanied at all times and some attractions may still be undergoing setup.
To keep up with the latest Carnival news, follow the Greenwood PTA on social media:
Contact our Carnival team at email@example.com.
Hope to see you on May 12!