Summer carnivals

Guide to Summer Carnivals in Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut

Summer is here! In between, beaches, summer BBQs and family vacations, take your family to a  carnival.  The best part of it is that many of these carnivals are fundraisers for non-profit organizations, so you will have fun while helping others!  Here is a compilation of carnivals in Westchester, Northern New Jersey and Fairfield County (Connecticut).  Don’t miss another carnival!

Yorktown Heights Fireman’s Carnival – June 20-June 24, 2018

Where: 1916 Commerce Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

When:  Jun 20, 2018 – Jun 24, 2018.  Wednesday – Friday: 6pm-11pm.  Saturday & Sunday: Noon-11pm

Come to Yorktown Heights Fireman’s Carnival from June 20 – June 24, 2018.  This is the 99th annual event supporting Yorktown Heights’ Volunteer Fire Department.  A family-friendly event with parades, rides, midway games and lots of carnival food.   Carnival admission is free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches or taller) are $25 Wednesday – Thursday and $30 Friday – Sunday. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets.

State Fair Meadowlands- June 21 to July 8, 2018

Where: 1 Met Life Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Hours:  June 21-July 8.  Opens at 2pm on weekends and holidays and 6pm on weekdays

Come to one of New Jersey’s largest family events.  There are plenty of free entertainments featuring live performers on 2 stages.  The Death-Defying High Dive Act and the Racing Pigs are back along with other favorites.  Over 150 rides and attractions for the entire family.   Take a ride on the area’s only Sky Ride or a ride in the original Batcopter from the 1960s Batman TV series.   And you won’t go home hungry with over 50 food vendors serving up delicious meals, snacks and sweets.

Leonia Sports Booster Club Carnival- June 28-July 8, 2018

Where: Overpeck Park (75 Fort Lee Road), Leonia, NJ 07605 next to Field Station: Dinosaurs.

When: June 28, 2018 to July 8th, 2018.  From 5 to 11 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon to 11 pm Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.  Fireworks display starts at 9:30 pm on July 4th.

Enjoy exciting midway rides for all ages, carnival games and a variety of tasty fair food at the Leonia Sports Booster Club Carnival, a family-fun annual event benefiting local competitive youth sports, June 28 – July 8 at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, NJ.  There is no charge for carnival admission and parking. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for $30, or $20 if purchased online by June 27.  Single ride tickets are available at $1.50 per ride and sold in packs of 20 and 50 tickets.

Trumbull Day and Carnival- June 28 to July 1, 2018

Where: Trumbull High School, 72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, CT 06611

When: June 28-July 1.  Thursday and Friday 6-11pm and Sunday 1pm-11pm.  No carnival on Saturday.

Trumbull Day is returning last weekend of June 2018.  Come for carnival rides, amusement games and food trucks on June 28, Thursday and  June 29, Friday from 6pm-11pm.  No carnival on Saturday, June 30th.   The final day, Sunday, July 1st, will be a spectacular culmination of all festivities with a full day of carnival rides, amusement games, food trucks, band music, car show, and ending with a fantastic fireworks display. Sunday hours will be 1 p.m. – 11 p.m  Ride bracelets will be available for purchase each day! Bracelets will be $25 on Thursday and $30 on Friday and Sunday. Bracelets on Sunday will be honored from 1 PM until 6 PM. Tickets will be needed after 6 PM on Sunday.   Food trucks will satisfy any food cravings on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.  Live music will entertain the crowd, and the beer and wine tent will be open near the stage in a shared section for food, libations and vibrations.  Click here for $5 off bracelet coupon.

St. Catherine of Siena Church Carnival of Fun- July 10 to July 14, 2018

Where: St. Catherine of Siena Church at 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT

When: July 10 to July 14, 2018 from 6pm.

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Come to St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside’s annual Carnival of Fun.  The carnival kicks off at 6pm each night from Tuesday, July 10, through Saturday, July 14.  There will be lots of rides, games, raffles, live entertainment and dining under a big tent.  Plus a grand raffle prize of $30,000 American Express gift card.

Rye Playland- May 12 to September 9, 2018

Where: 1 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY

When: May 12 to September 9, 2018.  Open daily (closed on Mondays).  12pm-10pm (some days open as early as 10am).

dragon coasterRye Playland is open all summer from May 12 to September 9, 2018.  Take the kids to Kiddyland.  Ride the Log Flume or the Dragon Coaster.  Go on the bumper cars.  Take the Playland Plunge.  Be entertained with musical acts.  Lots of food choices available on site, making it a fun day for the entire family!