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MayFest is upon us! Here’s all you need to know in order to get prepared for one of Marble’s coolest events!


What is the MayFest Schedule? -

  • Wednesday, May 8th: Carnival Open 5pm to Midnight
  • Thursday, May 9th: Carnival & Food Vendors Open 5pm to Midnight
  • Friday, May 10th: Carnival, Food Vendors & Market Vendors Open 5pm to Midnight / Free Concert with JR Gomez Y Los Conjunto Bandits 8pm to 11pm
  • Saturday, May 11th: Food Vendors & Market Vendors Open 10am to Midnight / Washer Tournament starts at Noon (Registration starts at 11am) / Carnival Opens at Noon / Battle of the Bands starts at 5pm

How much fun will I have? - MayFest is always a GREAT place to spend time with your friends and family! We come ready every year with plenty of rides, games, music, and food to keep even the hardest people to entertain on the edge of their seat.


How much does MayFest cost? - Admission into Johnson Park where MayFest is held is free. However, wristbands to participate in the rides are $25 each for a one day pass. You may also purchase ride tokens for $1 each. Each ride takes 3-5 tokens. Food and drinks will be available for purchase as well.


Where do I park? - There is free public parking along Avenue J, Main Street, and three parking lots located at 2nd & Avenue J and Avenue J & Yett Street. No parking will be allowed in Johnson Park without a vehicle pass.


What happens if it rains? - Rain or shine, the show must go on! The carnival rides will close temporarily during the rain and lightning then will open back up as the rain ceases.


Can I bring my pet? Due to the amount of traffic and activity in the park, we strongly suggest you do not bring your pet. There is a leash-free dog park located at the corner of Avenue J & Yett Street.


Can I bring my stroller? - Absolutely! MayFest is a great event for the whole family. Feel free to bring your little ones in their strollers to enjoy all the MayFest festivities.


What can I bring in? We encourage you to bring chairs, as there is limited seating for the concerts! Umbrellas are also welcome.


What can I NOT bring in? No coolers or alcohol will be allowed in Johnson Park. (But don't worry! Vendors will be on site, and we’ll be selling beer Friday and Saturday for just $5!)


Are there restrooms on site? - Yes! There are restrooms located in the center of Johnson Park that are open to the public. Port-A-Potties will also be located behind the new public restroom.


What are the busiest nights? - Friday and Saturday tend to be the busiest nights at MayFest. (The level of AWESOME will remain the same!)


Can we get in early? - To give the carnival staff and MayFest vendors ample time to set up and get prepared to serve you, we recommend showing up around the time the carnival opens to the public.


Will there be food? Along with popular carnival foods like corn dogs, candy apples, funnel cakes, and more, we will have the following food vendors:


  • Campbell's Family Concessions
  • JJ's Place
  • Kona Ice
  • Outwest
  • Sassy's Snack Shack
  • Tony's BBQ


Will there be places to shop? We will have the following market vendors so you can shop 'til you drop!:


  • A & L Sweets
  • Amy Blue Kat
  • Atkins Pharmacy
  • Baretrees Boutique
  • Brennage Home Decor
  • Choice Texan Foods
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Divine Creations by Pearl
  • Hightower Crafts
  • Jim Leach Photography
  • Kuty's Accessories
  • Living Love Animal Rescue
  • Mama P's Wholesome Grinding Co.
  • Mark Persyn Fine Art
  • Missy's Mess
  • Mr. Bo Jandals
  • OMG Scents
  • Posh + Designs
  • Power Home Remodeling
  • Rocky Mountain Moonshine Co.
  • Sassy Girls
  • T-Mobile
  • Texas Hill Country Olive Co.
  • Texas Materials
  • The Mystic Funhouse
  • Tina's Affordable Fashion
  • Air E FX


What about photos? There will be a photographer on site snapping all the fun moments as they happen at MayFest (by attending MayFest, you recognize that you may be photographed, and the photos may be published in print or digital form for marketing, commercial, or non-commercial purposes). We want to see your photos! When posting your MayFest pics, be sure to use the Hashtag #MayFestMemories


Will there be music? - MayFest will be full of music! Friday night (May 10) JR Gomez Y Los Conjuto Bandits will be performing from 8pm to 11pm. Saturday's Battle of the Bands will have the following line-up: 5pm - Hard Right, 6pm - Thunderosa, 7pm - Archego, 8pm - Southern Underground, 9pm - CRVNCH, 10pm - Winner Encore


Will MayFest be ADA accessible? Yes, the park is ADA accessible. There will be a lot of grassy areas as well as sidewalks. There will be plenty of room for wheelchairs, etc. Come on out!


I have a young child, will there be anything for them? The carnival will have games and rides that small children will have a ton of fun with! Johnson Park also has multiple playgrounds.


How tall do you have to be to ride the rides? There will be several rides at MayFest, all of them with different requirements. Here is the list of rides with their height requirements:

Vertigo ( 48" minimum height)

*Gondola Wheel (42" minimum height or with ticketed adult)

Cliff Hanger (46' minimum height)

Arctic Blast (52" Minimum height or 42" with a ticketed adult)

Spin Out (52" minimum height)

Pirate Ship (42" minimum height or 36" with ticketed adult)

Raiders (42" minimum height 36" with ticketed adult)

Orbiter (48" minimum height. Riders must have partner)

Dragon Wagon (48" minimum height or 36" with ticketed adult)

Bear Affair (42" minimum height or 36" with ticketed adult)

Motorcycles (30" minimum height 48" maximum height)

Carousel (42" minimum height)

Rocktown (36" minimum height or 32" with ticketed adult)

Combo Cars (36" minimum height 48" maximum height


MayFest 2019 is going to be an event to remember.

See you there!

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