A happy diner prepares to have a great meal at the carnival in this file photo.
The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival runs for four days on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, starting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. Parking and admission are free.
The carnival is one of the most popular traditional events in town and the proceeds from ride tickets, fire department sponsored games and food from the Pavilion and satellite tent near the fence go to the Orange Volunteer Fire Department to pay for training and equipment.
Online discounted ticket sales ended at noon on Wednesday, July 31. If you took advantage of this option, you may pick up your ride bracelets in the rear of the Main Raffle Booth across from the Pavilion. A photo ID and signature are required at pickup.
The ride bracelets may be used during any of the following time blocks: Thursday, 5-11 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday matinee 12-5 p.m.; Saturday evening 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
If you did not purchase advance tickets, the firefighters offer an at carnival ride special of $22 for unlimited rides on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. and for the Sunday Family Fun Day from 12-5 p.m.
Individual ride tickets are available at the ticket booth (not to be confused with the raffle booth).
The Carnival Hours and Features are:
BRING YOUR APPETITE
Not only do they have your favorite carnival treats, but also lobster rolls, roast beef sandwiches, corn and much, much more!
50/50 Raffle, an exciting feature of the carnival is the 50/50 raffle. If your ticket is pulled, you receive half the accumulated pot and the fire department receives the other half. (Must be present to win).
Thursday, Aug. 1, 5-11:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 2, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 3, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Free raffle for children during the matinee — Children 12 and younger can register at the main raffle booth to win free prizes (must be present to win); Fireworks at 10:45 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 4, 12 – 5 p.m.; Raffle drawing at 4:30 p.m. (do not have to be present to win).
Here is a list of this year’s RAFFLE PRIZES Tickets $5.00/each
1st Prize –
Disney World Coronado Springs. 7 days, 6 nights with 4-day hopper passes and round trip air out of Hartford, CT to Orland, FL for 2 adults and 2 children under 9 years. (based on availability at time of booking)
2nd Prize –
Bermuda Cruise on Norwegian Epic (?). 7 days, 6 nights cruise out of New York, NY to Bermuda for 2 adults in Ocean View category, includes insurance .. (based on availability at time of booking)
3rd Prize –
Riu Negri!, Jamaica. 7 days, 6 nights, all-inclusive, with round trip air out of JFK, New York, NY to Jamaica, and taxes and transfers for 2 adults. (based on availability at time of booking)
4th Prize –
Branson, Missouri. 7 days, 6 nights, includes hotel with 6 shows, 5 dinners and round trip air out of LaGuardia, New York, NY to Missouri for 2 adults. (based on availability at time of booking)
5th Prize –
Generac 7500 Watt Electric Start Generator – Knights, Inc., 286 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
6th Prize –
Gift Certificate from Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
7th Prize –
I-Pad Wi-Fi 16 GB – Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
8th Prize –
Plasma 43″ Samsung Television Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
9th Prize –
$400 Fuel Gift Card redeemable at Shell Fuel, 380 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
10th Prize –
Stihl BR350 Backpack Blower – Knights, Inc., 286 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
11th Prize –
$300 Gift Certificate to Foxwood Casino, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, CT
12th Prize –
$200.00 Gift Card, Stop & Shop, Inc., 259 Bull Hill Lane, Orange, CT
13th Prize –
Tickets to New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament
Drawing to be held on Sunday, August 4th, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds.
Alcoholic beverages not included
Published on: Jul 31, 2013 @ 19:10