The GCA Carnival

Saturday, May 18th, 10am to 3pm • open to the public
Co-Chairs: Rachel Hulin, Josh Wynn and Michael Siegel

The annual Gordon Carnival is right around the corner!


This spring event is the GCA's largest fundraiser, and is open to the general public as well as Gordon families.


Join us as we transform the school into an awesome festival, complete with RI-favorite food trucks (Ming's, Noble Knots!), amusement rides (Bungee Jump Extreme!), performances (The Halogens, School of Rock!), as well as a petting zoo, photo booth, on-site DJ, glitter tattoos and a healthy dose of sensory overload. Do not miss it!


Frequently asked questions

Q: Is there an admission fee?
A: No. Admission is free and open to the public. However, tickets (or all-day passes) are required for the activities, and will be available for purchase at Carnival.

Q: Why buy an all day pass?
A: With an all day pass your child can enjoy ticket-free access to the rides, games, crafts, Lego building and petting zoo. Your kids will thank you! Passes are $5 less if you order in advance, so order them today with the form below.

Q: Should I bring cash with me to Carnival?
A: Yes. This year we are going to try to have card readers outside for face painting, glitter tattoos, popcorn and cotton candy, but bring cash just to be safe. Credit cards can be used for tickets, passes, Gordon Gear and food trucks.

Q: Do I need to sign a Waiver of Liability?
A: Any child who wishes to ride the Extreme Bungee needs to have the waiver form signed by a parent/guardian. Forms can be downloaded here and can be returned to the front desk. You can also sign a waiver on the day of Carnival.

Q: Can I invite friends who do not attend Gordon?
A: Absolutely! Spread the word! Carnival is open to the public. Share the Facebook event!

Q: Can I help?
A: Yes, please! Carnival is completely volunteer run, so we need lots of help! Shifts are two hours or less, so you can still have plenty of time to enjoy Carnival with your family. Visit the volunteer website now for the list of shifts and to sign up for a choice spot!

Q: Where can I browse and buy tickets for the raffle?
A: Our raffle offers an assortment of fabulous prizes generously donated by Gordon families and friends. Raffle will be on display and tickets will be available at Carnival, May 19th. Tickets are $2 each, 6 for $10 or 15 for $20.

Q: When will the raffle drawings occur?
A: Raffle drawings will take place at the end of Carnival, May 19. Winners need not be present, but raffle items must be picked up at the school. Winners will be posted on the Carnival website by the Monday after Carnival.

Q: When will I get the t-shirt I ordered?
A: Carnival t-shirts will be distributed the week before Carnival. (t-shirt deadline was April 26th)

Q: Can I buy Carnival t-shirts at Carnival?
A: Carnival t-shirts will not be for sale at Carnival. However Gordon Gear will be available for purchase all day.

Q: What if it rains?
A: While we hope for good weather, Carnival happens rain or shine! We’ll make some modifications but fun doesn’t stop for any weather!

Buy your all day passes here!