A portion of our gift shop items are now for sale ONLINE! Follow this link to shop digitally: ONLINE ORDERING Shop with us even if you can’t make it to see us 🙂 Thank you for your purchase!
The Kingsport Carousel is a totally renovated 1956 Allen Herschell Carousel located inside the temperature controlled “Pal’s Roundhouse” at 350 Clinchfield Street Kingsport, TN (at the corner of E. Center Street & Clinchfield Street in Downtown Kingsport). We are currently closed, but hope to reopen soon. For updates to Carousel Schedule, please call 423-343-9834.
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You are invited to help us celebrate on July 7th from 10 am -1 pm at the Kingsport Farmers Market and Kingsport Carousel. There will be FREE Carousel Rides, rock painting, music, games, Kona Ice, plein air paining, Joe P signing his book and more! We hope to see you there!
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The Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners, both private and commercial.
Who can volunteer?
ANYONE over 16 years old who wants to meet and greet our community & its visitors. Friendly, helpful & dedicated are the desired qualifications.
What are the shifts that need to be filled by volunteers?
Wednesday–Friday shifts: 11 AM to 2 PM
2 PM to 5 PM
and 5 PM to 7 PM (during summer hours)
Saturday & Sunday shifts: 1 PM to 5 PM
and 5 PM to 7 PM (during summer hours)
What are the positions?
Gift Shop Floater: Greet visitors and provide orientation and explanation. Help with Gift Shop sales. Customer Service, work in gift shop, other duties as needed.
Maintenance: Keeping the facility spic and span.
Token Machine Change: In this position the volunteer assists guests with the token machine and change as needed.
Exit Gate: As exit gate volunteer you standing at the gate that riders use to exit the carousel, opening it and making sure that no one enters the carousel without going through the turnstile. This position can also help guide riders to the token machine or where to enter the carousel.
Cashier: The cashier at the carousel is one of the first people the public sees. It is our pleasure to have a smile on our face, welcome visitors to the Carousel and direct them to token machine. As a cashier you operate the cash register ringing up items the customers want to purchase. The cashier also exchanges dollar bills for quarters that will be used in the Penny Smasher. When a guest with a membership comes in to ride we give them tokens for their rides. We are customer service
Operator: We recruit operators from within our volunteers. Operators must be certified.
To become a volunteer, please call:
The Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinated and engages the public with a creative community. Programs and partnerships include” Art in the Heart Gallery, Public Art Kingsport, The Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series, the Kingsport Carousel, the Carousel Fine Craft Show, Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Fair and more. They provide a broad range of support to the area’s art organizations. They work in tandem with Engage Kingsport, Inc., the ‘Friends of the Cultural Arts’ group, a private, volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit community organization.