Free Carnival Ride Tickets Offered Through Conejo Valley Days “Read & Ride” Program

For the third year, Conejo Valley Days (CVD) is offering free carnival ride passes for students who take part in its “Read & Ride” literacy program. CVD, in conjunction with carnival operator Kastl Amusements, is encouraging kids in kindergarten through fifth grade to read by offering ride passes for this year’s festival (May 11 through 14 at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks).

The rules are simple. Children must read three books approved by their teacher and their parent, write a brief summary of each book on a Read & Ride form (available on the CVD website or through participating schools), have his or her parent and teacher sign the completed form and bring the form to the Kastl Amusements information booth inside the CVD site. The child will receive a pass good for three free rides. Kindergarten-age kids can draw pictures about their books on the back of the form.

“Read & Ride” is approved by the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Homeschoolers and can also take part in the program by bringing the form to their local library.

Schools also have the option of displaying a 3’ x 5’ Conejo Valley Days “Ready & Ride” banner at the school entrance from May 1 through May 14. If the banner is returned in good shape after CVD is over, CVD will donate $100 to the school PTA.

A separate banner-only promotion is available for middle schools, high schools and other nonprofit organizations.

All “Read & Ride” and banner information/forms are on the CVD website ( For more information, contact Diane Rumbaugh, 805-493-2877,


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