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​7.2.5 Carnivals and Fiestas​

​Carnivals and fiestas involve significant risks and liability exposure; therefore, an approved archdiocesan contract must be used. The approved archdiocesan contract contains terms and conditions that are essential in reducing the risks of serious injury​, including provisions relating to safety certifications, training, and supervision of rides, as well as insurance and indemnity requirements. For guidance in assessing potential risks refer to  Assessing Risk of Certain Activities and Excursions.

Locations should never sign a carnival/fiesta contract submitted by the vendor. See the sample Carnival/Fiesta Event Agreement​. Carnival/fiesta ageements may be signed only by pastors/administrators; volunteers are not authorized to sign.

There is no list of archdiocesan-approved carnival companies.​