Trinidad Carnival 2013 fetes. Make your list! UPDATED

See end of article for update!

It’s the start of November and believe me, carnival will soon be upon us. It’s always best to be prepared and so you will all follow my advice and make your fete lists early!

The veterans among you will already have a good idea of which fetes you want to go to and which to skip based on your 2012 experiences.

The job now is to decide which new fetes to add into the newly opened slots on your party calendar..




I usually reach in to Trinidad on Wednesday evening…too late to reach “duck work” which takes part in the afternoon and which I have heard is great. The wednesday evening has always been the weakest fete night for me. This year I may be trying Bacchanal Wednesday again simply because my crew is so large we will have fun no matter where we are. If you are rolling in a small crew..say just you and a wingman, avoid this fete. I have memories of being very disappointed when it was just a couple of us. After years of looking I still have not found a viable alternative for my Wednesday fete dollar.  ALTERNATIVE FOUND!!! SCROLL TO BOTTOM FOR UPDATE!!


On carnival thursday the battle is between Beach House carnival and C’est La Vie boat ride. I have heard glowing reviews of Cest La Vie but have several years of great memories from beach house. This one seems like you win no matter which of these fete you go to. It just a matter of deciding on old faithful or the up and coming contender to the throne.


Friday night for me is set in stone. Unless something CATACLYSMIC occurs, I will be on the candy coated bus ride to blue range cooler fete and Caesars army AM Bush jouvert. In terms of fetes, this night is the highlight of my carnival trip, rating even slightly higher than beach house! see 2013review here!





Saturday night was a disappointment for us last carnival and we may simply have a lime and catch up with old friends that night. Other options include an all inclusive called Eclipze, but more info is needed. It may be best we get some rest on saturday though, because early Sunday morning is either sunny side up or vale. After years of having a blast at sunny side up we are quite open to the possiblilty of going to vale but getting more than two vale tickets is a challenge…we don’t have no big connections and the crew is 13 people. We aren’t vex tho as SSU has never let us down.


Sunday night will be reserved for hydration and rest for the big show on Monday.


This carnival we will be doubling up on our jouverts (ambush and another) and a big discussion is on now about which Monday morning jouvert to try. I will keep you posted on the results of that later.

The main factors will be

-Is it all inclusive?

-Where does it end and is there traffic from there to your home. ?

-Are they organized?


So make your list and check it twice….carnival is coming!


The new final party list is as follows

WE Wednesday.  Drinks included for a 350TT ticket.  Bring your own drinks for 200TT.

Beach house. Price 166 usd.  Premium EVERYTHING included! (Click the link and email the promoters to reserve tickets if you need)


2-8pm Phuket -60$ Drinks inclusive
(10pm)Candy coated bus ride to blue range and ambush 45$ (drinks on bus+bring your cooler)
Blue range Approx- 60$ cooler fete
Ambush Alternative Jouvert 70$ drink inclusive/breakfast snacks

Rest. Yes. You read correctly…, and catch up with old friends. A quiet lime with friends is fun too:)

Sunday morning
Sunny side up 110$ (couples tickets) OR Vale breakfast fete (approx 110$)  Food and drink inclusive

Monday morning
Dirty Dozen jouvert. 70$ Drinks inclusive

What new fetes are you going to?

27 thoughts on “Trinidad Carnival 2013 fetes. Make your list! UPDATED

  • November 16, 2012 at 12:29 am


    when or how can i register for the candy coated bus?


  • November 16, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I spoke to the organizer a few days ago. It’s not time yet but keep an eye on the blog and Facebook page. I will let you know how and when to register!

  • November 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Hi! How much was the Candy Coated Bus?

  • November 18, 2012 at 1:25 am

    think it was 35usd….a new post with all you need to know is in the works!

  • December 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Also I have heard Eclipze this year is cancelled…that’s why it’s not on Ticket Federation’s 2013 calendar. 🙁 Too bad I always heard excellent reviews of it.

    Maybe you could try Ultimate One in the evening Saturday…and either Insomnia or Trini Posse that night?

    Also the guy (pollen nation) behind Ultimate lime is putting on a midnight cruise called Mardi Gras Saturday night… Seems bad to let Saturday evening AND night go to waste…maybe do an evening fete so you can nap for SSU. 🙂

  • December 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    That would break the bank:)

  • December 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I actually want saturday night to be free. I will spend it in the company of some good trini friends that I have not seen or spent time with in a long time:)

  • December 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

    We went this carnival just gone and found the experience at the gate as well as inside the fete to be “unsatisfactory”. I will catch up with my old friends Saturday night and rest for sunny side up:)

  • December 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Man you are REALLY making me regret not doing the candy-coated bus to the Blue Range Cooler Fete and Ceasar’s Army!!! I already bought a ticket to the Buenos Dias boatride which starts at 7:00/8:00am on Saturday morning so that’s like 3 events back-to-back!! However I’ve heard great things about your Friday line-up! Damn…maybe I’ll just suck it up and do it. I can always just lime on de boatride. Lol

  • December 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    lol…trust me the bus and the 2 fetes it incorporates are great. The highlight of my trip actually, excluding the road. Blue range is good because the bus crew has vibes….AMBUSH is good no matter what! You can always scalp the boat ride ticket!:)

  • December 31, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Lol. Problem is, I kinda encouraged like 5 of my friends to buy the boatride tix too! Damnit! Lol.
    On another note, I’m also considering Phuket on Friday but since its a new fete its unchartered territory. One of my friends wants to do the La Barge boatride but that would boatrides two days in a row!

  • December 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    lol…sell all 5 tickets! AMBUSH is THAT good! (and you won’t be doing ANYTHING but sleeping after:) My crew was thinking of switching from phuket to silent morning boat ride cause of how new phuket is but in the end I feel I will reach phuket regardless. It’s drinks inclusive for the same price as silent morning which is a cooler fete. Lets hope its good!

  • January 2, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Yeah. Im still trying to lock in my Friday and Saturday fete schedule. Waiting on Beach House tickets. Gonna try to see if I can get Vale tix this year if not…back to SSU (which would be fine with me). Happy New Year by the way!

  • January 5, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Any idea how much Phuket is?
    I’m not on facebook and not in Trinidad and I’m trying to sort out my fetes


  • January 6, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Phuket tickets are currently 350tt ( approx 60usd). In Trinidad the ticket costs go up the closer carnival gets so I would advise emailing [email protected] and arranging the tickets from now to lock in the cheaper price.

  • January 10, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Got my Phuket tickets yesterday. Got my Beach House tickets today. J’ouvert band is next!!! Insomniacs…Dirty Dozen?!

  • January 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I will see you there!!!! 🙂

  • January 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Does anyone know how I can get three tixs to the Blur Range Cooler Fete

  • January 14, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Anyone knows where I can buy 4 tixs to scorch?

  • January 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    You must apply via their website for a ticket. The tickets are personalized.

  • January 25, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Does anyone know how/where I can get C’est La Vie and Vale tickets? I hear they are sold out..I only need one C’est LaVie ticket…I can take Vale tickets off anyone’s hands, if they decide to go Sunny Side…fingers crossed!!!

  • February 4, 2013 at 3:17 am

    What’s ppl’s experience of Insomnia been like?
    Anyone know if Machel performing at it ?

  • February 4, 2013 at 4:32 am

    The crowd was a bit rough but lots of vibes. Machel is the headline act at the end and traffic outta there is INSANE!!

  • February 7, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Thanks for the feedback. I think I might skip Insomnia!

    What do you think are my chances of scoring 1 Blue Range ticket ?(…yes, i know it’s late in the day…) – who can I ask? where can I find it?

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