CarmelFest continues no pet policy


For the safety of attendees – and for the protection of pets – CarmelFest is continuing its no pets policy (except certified assistance animals).  With the increasing level of people and activities at CarmelFest the no pet policy is in the best interest of pets, their owners and other festival guests.

Gary Sexton, CarmelFest chairman, stated: “We all love our furry friends, and we want to make sure they are always safe, healthy and happy which is not possible with so many feet, sounds, sights and smells.  Please leave pets at home.”

CarmelFest is from 2 to 10:30 p.m., July 3 and from noon to 10 p.m., July 4.



  1. Larry Verrill on

    No candy, no pets, no…….what’s the sense in even going??? I guess the council is afraid the elephants are going to step on me and the kids grabbing the candy. Maybe two lines could be painted on the pavement to show the kids what the limit is for the kids to go after the candy. This is also a direct slap in the face and discrimination against the retail candy businesses. Woe is me……………

  2. michelleyagerfrench on

    a little late to this article but in years past with animals allowed at the event its been a nightmare. (I own 2 dogs) It’s too crowded for the poor dogs and way too hot on most occasions. I noticed though that people still had animals and the staff and officers did nothing. That’s what’s upsetting to me. My daughter wanted to bring our puppy and I explained that it was no longer an option and then you have a few people who bend the rules. The incidents were reported but no one did anything to the offenders??

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