Everybody loves it when the carnival comes to town!
Once again, Wallingford’s Church of the Resurrection is sponsoring their annual carnival April 22nd through the 25th in the parking lot adjacent to the church. The weather forecast for the four day event is for good weather on Wednesday, morning showers on Thursday, nice again on Friday, and occasional showers for Saturday, but the weather should not have any effect on the fun, games, rides and great food that always accompanies this much anticipated event.
The venue will open nightly at 6pm and features a midway with more things to do than you can shake a stick at! Some of the fun to be had includes games of skill, chance and just plain ol’ luck (NOTE: must be 18 years or older to play games of chance), rides for young and old including a Ferris wheel, roller coaster, and a Fun House.
The first two days are usually themed as Italian Night on Wednesday, and Polish Night on Thursday, complete with music. Some of the ethnic treats that will be offered are:
- Sausage & Peppers
- Homestyle Cannoli
- Pasta Fagioli
- Stuffed Cabbage
- Kielbasa & Kraut
Other foods available will include clam chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries, fried dough, eggplant parmesan, Philly cheeseteaks, and clams on the half shell. There will be plenty to satisfy your sweet tooth, too, with delights such as dilly bars, ice cream sandwiches, strawberry shortcake and carrot cake to be had. And of course, the obligatory refreshments will also be available in the form of coffee, tea, soda, water, beer, lemonade and hot chocolate.
As for entertainment, the a capella group Fermata the Blue from CCSU will perform at 7pm and 8pm on Wednesday night, and there will be karaoke and music by DJ Next Generation on Friday night. Last but not least, there will be raffles and plenty of games and rides for kids of all ages, with a $20 wristband for rides available each night.
There’s always something to do at this fun-filled extravaganza; we’ve gone every year and we never fail to have a great time and we NEVER leave hungry! So if you’re looking for something to do April 22nd – 25th, look no further than the Church of the Resurrection Carnival. There’s plenty of free parking and admission is free too, so come on down!