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Advance carnival tickets 50% off thru Wednesday
The Almond Blossom Festival carnival opens Thursday at Mistlin Sports Park in Ripon. - photo by HIME ROMERO


• WHAT: 49th annual Ripon Almond Blossom Festival
• WHEN: Feb. 24-27
• MORE INFO: Call the Ripon Chamber of Commerce at 599-7519

RIPON — Advance discount carnival tickets for the Almond Blossom Festival are now on sale at the Ripon Chamber of Commerce Office, 929 West Main Street, and the Ripon Police Department, 259 North Wilma Ave.

Save 50% by purchasing the tickets in advance.  Carnival ticket books are originally $30 per book for thirty (30) tickets, advance price is $15 per book.  The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 23.

These tickets books can then be used as individual tickets, but your best deal would be to exchange the book for an unlimited ride wristband.  Wristband sale/exchanges will end on Friday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m.  The wristbands purchased prior to this time will be valid through the end of the night.

If you purchased carnival advance tickets books last year 2010, the carnival will honor them again this year.

You can use individual coupons from the ticket book for rides on Saturday, Feb. 26, but you can not purchase wristbands.

California Carnival will have their dollar ride night on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 10 p.m.