Fort Carson Freedom Fest

June 28-June 30, 2019 at Fort Carson Iron Horse Park.

68 days
6 hours
12 minutes
27 seconds

About Freedom Fest

Celebrate the American way of life with Fort Carson!

We're here to get the party started: Freedom Fest is back this year! Join us for 3 days of fun and entertainment!

June 28: Gates open to the public, 2 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

June 29: Gates open to the public, 2 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

June 30: Gate access procedures apply, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Interested in working with the team at Fort Carson MWR? Get in touch with us if you're interested in becoming a sponsor, advertiser, vendor, or concessionaire for Freedom Fest and other events!

All MWR Events, Programs, Prices, and Details highlighted on the Fort Carson MWR website, Facebook, and all media are subject to change without notice. That said, we do our very best to provide our Fort Carson Soldiers, Families, Retirees, and Civilians with the most up-to-date information as we receive it. Thank you for your understanding.

Parking and Directions

Approved Parking Area and Directions from Gates

All information is subject to change.



  • All guests (DOD and General Public) must park on the East side of Iron Horse Park facing Wetzel Ave (Area 3 Parking Lot). See map below.


  • Apple Maps | Google Maps | Waze (from Gate 20/Mesa Ridge Parkway) | Waze (from Main Gate 1/CO-115 & Nelson Blvd.)
  • From Gate 20/Mesa Ridge Parkway in Fountain: Head north on Specker Ave. (turns into a 1-way northbound street). Make a left on Hogan St., left on Wetzel Ave. (1-way street southbound), and right into Area 3 Parking Lot (dirt lot).
  • From Main Gate 1/CO-115 and Nelson Blvd.: Turn right at the traffic circle onto Harr Ave., left onto Sheridan Ave., left onto Prussman Blvd., right onto Wetzel Ave.(1-way street southbound), and right into Area 3 Parking Lot (dirt lot).

Mobile: click icon in upper right corner of map to expand view.

Rides and Games

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are issued for any purchases or merchandise.

All information is subject to change.

Stay tuned for for updates!


  • Non-refundable
  • $1/token
  • Rides vary in price (between 3-6 tokens)
  • Multiple token purchase must done on site
  • The machine will issue a card for 18 tokens with a $2 fee bringing the cost to $20
  • The card can be reloaded at $1 per token with a $1 fee during the event
  • Tokens cannot be pre-purchased

Full-Day Individual Ride Wristbands

  • Same-day: $30
  • Wristbands can be purchased in advance for $25 online and is only good for 1 day
  • The link to purchase wristbands is
  • Wristbands are strongly recommended for those wishing to ride a lot of rides
  • To purchase multiple wristbands, customers must click purchase more than once (as many times as they need number of wristbands). Each time they click it, the system will add a wristband to their "cart".
  • In order to purchase wristbands for each day, customers will follow the same process (no need to distinguish the day).
  • Once they "check out they will print a receipt that shows how many wristbands they purchased and the amount paid. They must bring that with them on the day of the event and get their wristbands at the ticket box (all wristbands will be issued the first time they go to the ticket box. The purchaser will simply tell the ticket window staff how many of the pre-paid wristbands are for which day(s).


  • Card accepted.
  • No ATM's available on festival site, bring cash if you need to.
  • ATM's available offsite at Fort Carson Commissary and AAFES PX
  • Crabtree Amusements reserves the right to determine at which point in the evening it is no longer going to sell wristbands but only sell individual tickets - it may determine that it is more efficient for getting customers through the line. No refunds will be given for any reason, including inclement weather.

Rides (By Type -15 Total Rides)

Adult or Child

  • Ferris Wheel
  • Big Slide

Thrill (Adult/Teen) - height restricted

  • Arctic Blast
  • Sky Fire

Thrill (Children with Adult Rider) - and/or height restricted

  • Yo Yo (75' circle)
  • Scorcher (60' circle)
  • Spider (60' circle)
  • Twister (55' circle)
  • Pirate Ship (30X60)

Children Approved (some adults or a teen can ride with them too)

  • Train (30X65)
  • Motorcycles (25' circle)
  • Deno (25' circle)
  • Dragon Wagon (30X65)
  • Merry Go Round (37' circle)
  • Bear Affair (36' circle)

Midway Games

  • Balloon Bust
  • Shoot Out Star
  • Basket Ball
  • Ring Toss
  • Break a Bottle
  • Ball Toss

Other Restrictions

  • Know your limitations.
  • Participating in carnival rides during pregnancy is not recommended. Please consult your medical care provider. Visit to find out more about Pregnancy and Amusement Parks.
  • Ride and game vendors are not responsible for any personal property items lost by customers while on the amusement rides.

Carnival FAQ's

  • Can I buy individual tickets/tokens for the rides or do I have the buy the wristand?
    • The wristband is good for all-day unlimited rides. Individual tickets/tokens may be purchased as you see fit. Signage is posted one each ride stating the ticket requirements.
  • Are the wristbands refundable?
    • Nope. No refunds. No exceptions.
  • Is there a cut-off time for ticket/token/wristband sales?
    • Crabtree Amusements reserves the right to determine the cutoff time for wristband/ticket/token sales.
  • Can I bring my pet?
    • No pets allowed. Visit the FAQ page to learn more.

Food and Drink

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are issued for any purchases or merchandise.

All information is subject to change.

Food Vendor Menus


$5/beer. WE CARD! 100% ID CHECK. No ID, no sale. No exceptions!

  • Angry Orchard Rosé
  • Coors Light
  • Coors Banquet
  • Red Leg Brewing Co. Howitzer Amber (a local, homegrown, VETERAN OWNED AND OPERATED brewery!)

Happy Hour Promo! Buy a limited edition mason jar cup for $5 and get a discounted price of $4/beer refill. (regularly $5/beer without cup) Bring your mason jar cup back for all 3 days of Freedom Fest to get the best deal.

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All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are issued for any purchases or merchandise.

All information contained is subject to change.

Installation Access

  • Non-DOD ID cardholders are welcome to attend the event. They will need to enter through Gates 1 and 20 on Friday and Sunday. No need to stop by the visitor's center. However, if they wish to attend on Saturday, they will need a gate pass from the visitor's center.
  • All personnel entering Fort Carson must be in possession of a valid state or federally issued photo ID from a REAL ID Act compliant state. Current states not in compliance are: Alaska, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia & Washington. (Update to the REAL ID Act effective June 1, 2017)
  • If using an ID from a state or territory that is not REAL ID Act compliant, then an approved secondary form of ID is required.  More information on the REAL ID Act can be found at


  • No parking in residential/base housing/neighborhoods on Fort Carson.
  • Parking is free, space is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • All personnel must park in designated parking areas.
  • Parking in prohibited areas will result in a citation and the vehicle being towed.
  • Please follow the signs for designated parking areas.

Physical Security/Other

  • Absolutely no personal grills or burners allowed at Freedom Fest.
  • Lost children are accompanied by event staff to the B.O.S.S. booth (by the main stage) and an announcement is made via the speakerphone to make contact with the parent(s)/guardian(s)
  • 100% random personal property inspection in effect.
  • No personal fireworks or sparklers allowed on Fort Carson. These items are prohibited per FC Regulation 210-2-8.
  • No firearms and/or weapons allowed.
  • Privately owned drones/UAV's are not allowed.
  • No coolers or tents allowed in the festival area. Coolers and tents are allowed in designated picnic areas only.
  • No glass containers allowed.
  • Alcohol in private containers is not allowed. Alcohol may be purchased from vendors located in the festival area.
  • Despite the Colorado amendment to legalize marijuana, possession of marijuana on a federal installation is a violation of federal law. 

Pets/Companion Animals vs. Service Animals

  • No pets or companion animals allowed.
  • Only ADA service animals are allowed onsite.
  • Companion Animals are not protected under the ADA.
  • Under Colorado state law HB16-1426 (effective January 2017), it is a crime to knowingly misrepresent an animal as a service animal.


  • Please observe posted speed limits.
  • The area around the festival venue will become congested, please slow down and watch out for pedestrians.


  • Event goes on regardless of weather. Those attending the event assume the risk of injury as a result of inclement weather.
  • In the event of lightning, a warning is issued and guests are asked to clear the area and/or return to their cars until an "all clear" announcement is issued.

Contact us for additional questions.

Terms & Conditions

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges are issued for any purchases or merchandise.

  • All information contained on is subject to change.
  • No refunds are issued.
  • No federal endorsement is implied for any paid advertising.
  • Fort Carson MWR reserves the right to film, record or photograph event activities for post event purposes. Guests are advised that this may result in the incidental inclusion of guests within any recording or photographs.
  • Guests assume all risks associated with participation in this event including but not limited to traffic and/or weather variations.
  • The sponsors of the DFMWR Fort Carson Freedom Fest and associated activities, the Fort Carson Community, its' representatives, and successors are not liable for claims or liabilities of any kind arising from participation in this event even though liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the guests in attendance.

Contact us for additional questions.

Fort Carson MWR

Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Fort Carson, CO