Rides, funnel cakes, games, and laughter all bring the conclusion that there’s a carnival in town. In order to honor our heroes in the military, there is a carnival at Fort Benning open to the public. The carnival opened on Thursday, May 16 and will remain open until Sunday, May 19. It is located at Stewart-Watson Field and the Family Entertainment Center on Eckel Avenue. There will be more than 30 rides ranging from the adult thriller rides to the easy going kiddy rides. Typical carnival food and games will also be available.
The admission is free but ticket prices for rides are $1 per ticket or an unlimited rides wristband is $20. Adult rides will not exceed 5 tickets per ride and children rides will not exceed 3 tickets per ride. Don’t forget to bring cash because this is a cash only event. Tickets, food, and games all require cash. There is free parking around the Stewart-Watson Field.
Thursday, May 16 was active duty soldiers and family members appreciation day. By showing valid military ID cards, they were able to receive free wristbands for rides. It also included fireworks at 9 P.M and closed at 10 P.M. The carnival was open from 5 P.M through 11 P.M on Friday, May 17. On Saturday, May 18 the carnival is open from 1 P.M through midnight. On Sunday, May 19 the carnival is open from noon through 4 P.M.
For more information you can go to this website: http://www.benningmwr.com/SFAD.php
Go enjoy the fun of the carnival while supporting our military heroes!