3.Home-owned Carnival


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The longest running Home-Owned Carnivals in the Midwest is located on the Decatur County Fairground just west of the intersection of U.S. 36 & 83 highways. It is operated the first full week of August during the annual county fair. Rides, games and concessions are all run by community volunteers from 7 to 11 p.m. each evening starting on Tuesday and running through Saturday. The Home-Owned Carnival started in 1973 with only two rides but after several years of profits from carnival proceeds and local donations more rides were purchased. Today the carnival boasts the Ferris Wheel, Merry-Go-Round, swings, tilt-a-whirl, octopus, small scale-train on half-mile track, kiddie cars and swings and numerous games of skill. Great carnival food flavors include pork burgers, funnel cakes, sno-cones and cotton candy.

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