Quantcast
}(document, 'script'));

Carnival Rides Inspected And Ready To Go

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire, Today's Events  Comments Off on Carnival Rides Inspected And Ready To Go
Aug 022018
 

The 2018 Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival is ready for visitors.

The town fire marshal and state authorities were on the fairgrounds this afternoon inspecting all the rides to make sure they run properly and are safe for this weekend’s event.

Carnival Chairman Donny Foyer said the rides have passed and the firefighters and vendors are ready.

So, even if there is some rainfall tonight, you can skip cooking dinner and eat at the carnival, the firefighters will be manning the grills rain or shine.

Remember, parking and admission are free and raffle tickets for 11 great prizes (top prize is a $7,000 Visa Gift Card) are only $5 each!

Listen for the announcements for the 50/50 raffle drawings all weekend long.

Saturday Matinee at The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival (photos)

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire, Today's Events  Comments Off on Saturday Matinee at The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival (photos)
Aug 062016
 

Volunteers wait for customers at the main raffle tent.

Volunteers wait for customers at the main raffle tent.

Foot traffic was sparse at the Orange Fairgrounds early today. The Saturday Matinee at the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival usually draws a huge crowd, but the threat of late afternoon thunderstorms and perhaps the oppressive humidity, kept people away.

Those who did attend enjoyed short, or no lines at rides and food vendors.

Kids 12 and younger stood at the raffle tent hoping his or her number would be announced during the free children’s raffle drawing. Two lucky kids, one boy, AJ from New Haven and one girl, Gillian from Woodbridge, walked away with brand new bicycles — a carnival tradition for many years.

The “world’s best” ice cream sundaes were selling well as carnival goers tried to beat the heat.

Light rain did roll by after 6 p.m., but nothing like the wicked weather everyone had been told to expect.

If you’ve been waiting until Sunday to use your pre-paid ride wristbands, you are supposed to have a pleasant, less humid day for the Sunday Family Fun Day. Wristbands are good from 12 – 5 p.m.

The carnival opens at noon and closes promptly at 5 p.m.

Here are photos from the Saturday Matinee: