Spring Carnival

Annual Spring Carnival for Children with Special Needs

Spring Carnival for special needs children and their immediate family
Rain or Shine • Free Event
NOTE:  The date for the 2024 Spring Carnival has not yet been announced.  When a date is given to the Foundation by the Governor’s Office, it will be posted to this page in addition to when online registration will open.  
Hosted by the Governor and First Lady and the Drumthwacket Foundation, the Annual Spring Carnival for children ages 4 to 12 with special needs is held every Spring. Bounce houses, art project, face painting, balloon twisters, live music,  treasure hunt and pony rides make for a memorable day. The Foundation sincerely appreciates the following vendors and individuals who have consistently donated their time and talent each year to ensure the event’s success:

Major Sponsors

Spring Carnival 2023

Despite the rain, the 2023 Spring Carnival was a great success! A special thank you to the Governor and First Lady as well as the event vendors and volunteers for making it shine!  

Spring Carnival Fun!

Photos from Spring Carnival 2022: the Governor and First Lady posing with a family, a little girl “flys” with a fairy, children underneath a colorful parachute, a little boy on a pony

Registration Instructions

The event is for special needs children ages 4 to 12 and their families. As the event fills quickly, please be considerate and register only immediate family members (parents, siblings) and/or caregivers in order to give as many children with special needs the opportunity to attend. All children must be registered individually as it is important for the Foundation to have an accurate participant count. Incomplete registrations will not be accepted or approved.


All parking is held off site at Bristol Myers Squibb — no exceptions. Buses with wheelchair lifts will be provided for transportation to and from Drumthwacket.

Need to cancel or change your reservation? Please e-mail info@drumthwacket.org.