Annual Spring Carnival for Children with Special Needs

Spring Carnival for special needs children and their immediate family

In accordance with New Jersey State policy regarding social gatherings and in an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, the Spring Carnival 2021 has been canceled.

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. Carnival games, bounce houses, art projects, the treasure hunt, face painting, pony rides, and of course an array other activities make for a memorable day. The Foundation sincerely appreciates the following vendors and individuals who donate their time and talent to ensure the event’s success:

Major Sponsors

Event Supporters:

Bimbo Bakeries, FHG Dining, Gibbons P.C., House of Cupcakes, Mars, Inc., McCaffrey’s Market, Olives, PepsiCo, Saker ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Mobile Food Lab, and high school student volunteers from West Windsor Plainsboro High School and graduate students from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Please note: The event is for special needs children ages 4 to 12 and their families. Please be mindful when selecting ticket numbers.  If you select tickets that you will not use, another child and their family may be denied an opportunity to enjoy this wonderful event. The Spring Carnival is held  rain or shine.


The event is for special needs children ages 4 to 12 and their families. Please visit and select “Visit” and “Spring Carnival” to register.  If you cannot register or encounter problems when registering, please contact the Foundation office via email: 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. Buses with wheelchair lifts will be provided for transportation to Drumthwacket. Questions? Please contact