Mall to hold first Spring Carnival


Destination Outlets will hold ‘Vaccine Day’ prior to carnival

Record-Herald



Destination Outlets in Jeffersonville will soon be offering its first annual Spring Carnival and a vaccination day to shoppers.

Destination Outlets, which this past January took ownership of the outlet mall at I-71/US 35 (formerly known as Tanger), is continuing its transformation into a true destination with shopping, food, fun and entertainment for the whole family.

The traveling Chiketti Family Amusement Park will be at Destination Outlets on May 15-16 and May 20-23 with exhilarating rides and amazing food.

“Our goal is to transform Destination Outlets into an exciting destination for the surrounding local counties and for shoppers from near and far,” says Jeff Weissman, a partner in the new management team. “’SHOP – EAT – PLAY’ is our tag-line, and we’ve been working hard and making great progress in all three. We are thrilled that Chiketti Family Amusement is coming to Destination Outlets. The Spring Carnival will be a great family event and is just the start of what promises to be a fun-filled spring and summer at Destination Outlets.”

The Spring Carnival at Destination Outlets will run with the following schedule: Saturday May 15 from 12-8 p.m., Sunday May 16 from 12-6 p.m., Thursday May 20 from 3-8 p.m., Friday May 21 from 3-8 p.m., Saturday May 22 from 12-8 p.m., Sunday May 23 from 12-6 p.m.

Visit www.chickettifamilyamusements.com/ to order tickets in advance. According to the website, unlimited ride wristbands (pre-sale) are on sale through Wednesday, May 19 for $20 each. Armband sessions during the events will be 12-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16: 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21: 12-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 22: 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 23.

“Due to a limited number of rides for children under 36” tall, wristbands are not recommended for children under 36” in height,” according to the website. “Absolutely no refunds will be given under any circumstance including but not limited to weather, no exceptions.”

Upon purchase of the wristband online, a voucher must be printed and brought to the carnival midway for redemption.

The day prior to the start of the carnival (Friday, May 14), Destination Outlets will be hosting a Vaccine Day in an effort to show support for those who have already gotten vaccinated and to encourage vaccinations for unvaccinated shoppers from near and far,

In partnership with Fayette County Public Health, shoppers are encouraged to flash their vaccine cards with pride on Friday, May 14 to get discounts and rewards from participating stores throughout the outlet mall. Unvaccinated shoppers 18-years-old and up can visit the Vaccination Clinic in Suite 8580 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for a free Moderna vaccination, exciting freebie giveaways, and of course vaccine cards of their own.

“We are honored to be partnering with the Fayette County Public Health Department in working to help curb the COVID epidemic,” said Jennifer Snyder, onsite General Manager at Destination Outlets. “We encourage our community members and shoppers to boost their immunity to the virus and get rewarded for doing it.”

Shoppers can visit Suite 8580 (across from Michael Kors) on Friday, May 14 all day to get a list of participating retailers and, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to get the vaccine. Appointments for the vaccine are preferred (visit www.faycohd.org) but walk-ins will be accepted.

Email info@destinationoutlets.com for more information.

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Destination Outlets will hold ‘Vaccine Day’ prior to carnival

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