Fire Department Carnivals in Carroll County, MD

Melissa E. Spittel
Published on June 20, 2017

Fire Department Carnivals in Carroll County, MD


Local Fire Department Carnivals in Carroll County, MD


 11 volunteer fire companies hold carnivals in Carroll County every summer. The carnivals are some of the large fundraisers held each year. The monies made from the rides, games, food and raffles provide much-needed financial support for the local fire departments. They have many expenses each year, including: maintaining and purchasing the various pieces of equipment, fuel for the equipment, supplies, the fire station and more. Support your local fire departments by attending one or more of these great carnivals! 


Gamber Volunteer Fire Company, Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company, New Windsor Volunteer Fire Company, and Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company held the first carnivals of the 2017 season. The remaining 7 carnivals are spaced throughout the rest of the summer.




Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Company Carnival


When:  June 17 – 24, 2017

Where: 6680 Sykesville Road, Sykesville


The auxiliary will offer complete meals inside Legacy Hall Monday, June 19 – Saturday, June 24, beginning at 5:30 pm.

Fire department-operated outdoor food stands open nightly at 6:00 pm. Choices include: pit beef, pit ham, pit turkey, pizza, funnel cakes, ice cream and soda.

The nightly Sykesville-Freedom District Carnival itinerary includes:

-Saturday, June 17

Entertainment:  Problem Child (Hard Rock & Classic Rock)


-Sunday, June 18

Other:  Ride all night for $23


-Monday, June 19

Entertainment:  Face Value (Alternative)

Other:   Ride all night for $23


-Tuesday, June 20

Entertainment:  Inside Out (Classic Soul & Rock-n-Roll)

Other:  Ride all night for $20


-Wednesday, June 21

Entertainment:  Train Wreck (Rock)

Other:  Ride all night for $20


-Thursday, June 22

Entertainment:  Cruise (Classic Rock)

Other:  Ride all night for $20


-Friday, June 23

Entertainment:  Half Serious (Rock Cover Band)

Other: Fireworks


-Saturday, June 24

Entertainment:  Werx (Rock-n-Roll)

Other: Fireworks raindate

Ride all night for $23



Harney Fire Company Carnival


When:  June 26 – July 1, 2017

Where: 5130 Harney Road, Taneytown


Dinner will be served each night in the air-conditioned hall, starting at 4:30 pm. The outdoor food stands will open at 6:00 pm.

Bingo will also be available each night in the air-conditioned hall.

Every night is ride night! Pay one price and ride as many times as you want, on whichever rides you like! Ride Monday – Thursday from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, and Friday – Saturday from 7:00 pm  – 10:30 pm. Crouse Ford is sponsoring a mechanical bull, see how long you can stay on!


There is a big money drawing to support the Ladies Auxiliary and the Harney Volunteer Fire Company. Don’t forget to purchase a few chances for your opportunity to win.

The nightly Harney Carnival itinerary includes:

-Monday, June 26

Entertainment:  Hanover Express (Bluegrass)


-Tuesday, June 27

Entertainment:  Half Serious (Modern Rock / Classic Rock / Country)


-Wednesday, June 28

Entertainment:  Borderline (Country)


-Thursday, June 29

Entertainment:  Big Wheely & The Whitewalls (50’s & 60’s Rock)


-Friday, June 30

Entertainment:  Paul Wagner & Country Swingers (Classic Country)


-Saturday, July 1

Entertainment:  Silver Eagle Band (Country)






Manchester Fire Company Carnival


When:  July 3 – 8, 2017

Where: York Street Carnival Grounds, Manchester


2017 is the 132nd anniversary of the annual Manchester Carnival. The carnival is open from 6-11 pm each night.

Enjoy fresh platters served every night in the air-conditioned activities’ building, as well as crab cakes, bar-b-que, soups, chicken filets, fish filets, and pies. The kitchen is open from 5 – 9 pm each night, with platters served from  5 – 8:30. Other foods served on the carnival grounds include the infamous pit beef, french fries, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes and ice cream.

Every night is ride night! This means wrist bands can be purchased so the kids can ride as many rides as they want, as many times as they want, for one price. Wristbands purchased at the carnival are $20. Wristbands purchased in advance are $18. Wrist bands on July 4th are available specially priced at only $15, what a savings! The July 4th wristbands must be purchased that night on the carnival grounds.

Interested in winning some cash$$$$ ? Be sure to purchase your chance to win! Chances for the cash drawings will be available for $2.00 each, or 3 for $5.00. 1st prize is $6,000, 2nd prize is $1,000, 3rd prize is $750, and 4th prize is $500.

And don’t forget the nightly live entertainment on the stage! Bring your lawn chair, or stand nearby to hear the featured music each night.


The nightly Manchester Carnival itinerary includes:

-Monday, July 3

Kitchen Special:  Meatloaf dinner / Pulled Pork platter

Entertainment :   Iron Ridge (Bluegrass band)


-Tuesday, July 4

Kitchen Special:  Beef dinner

Entertainment:    Sharon & The Edge (60’s & 70’s pop)


-Wednesday, July 5

Kitchen Special:  Turkey dinner

Entertainment:     Josh & Good Old Stuff (Rock-a-Billy)

Other:                   Parade at 7 pm


-Thursday, July 6

Kitchen Special:  Open-faced Roast Beef/Turkey dinner

Entertainment:     Bootleg (Classic/Southern Rock)

Other:                  Fireworks at 10 pm


-Friday, July 7

Kitchen Special:  Seafood platters

Entertainment:    Rich & The Roadrunners (performing a wide variety of music)


Elvis impersonator, Joe Forrester


-Saturday, July 8

Kitchen Special:  Chef’s Choice

Entertainment:    River’s Bend Band (Country)

Other:                  Fireworks Rain Date

Cash prize drawings




Winfield Fire Company Carnival


When:  July 10 – 15, 2017

Where: 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville


Buffer dinners are served in the air-conditioned hall from 4 – 7 pm. The menu will change nightly, plenty of variety for everyone!

Advanced ride tickets went on sale June 1st. Call or stop by the fire station to obtain yours!


The nightly Winfield Carnival itinerary includes:


-Monday, July 10

Entertainment:  The VanDells (Oldies)

Other:               Ride all night for one price



-Tuesday, July 11

Entertainment:  Great Train Robbery (Classic Rock)

Other:                Ride all night for one price


-Wednesday, July 12

Entertainment:  Richie Fields (Country)

Other:                Ride all night for one price


-Thursday, July 13

Entertainment:  Half Serious (Classic Rock)


-Friday, July 14

Entertainment:  Dean Crawford & Dunn’s River Band (Country)

Other:               Giant fireworks display


-Saturday, July 15

Entertainment:  The Rivers Bend Band (Country)

Other:               Grand prize drawings of all raffles





Reese Fire Company Carnival


When:  July 17 – 22, 2017

Where: 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster


The carnival grounds will be open nightly from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Pets are not permitted on the carnival grounds.

The complete schedule has not yet been announced. 


The  Reese Carnival itinerary includes:


Wednesday, July 19

Entertainment:  Charles Parker Band (Classic & Modern Rock, starting at 7:00 pm)


Thursday, July 20

Entertainment:  Great Train Robbery (Classic Rock, from 7:30 – 10:30 pm)


Friday, July 21

Entertainment:  Dean Crawford & Dunn’s River Band (Country / Southern Rock)



Mt. Airy Fire Company Carnival


When:    July 24 – 29, 2017

Where:  1008 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy


The carnival grounds will be open nightly from 5:00 – 10:00 pm.

Buy your chances to win the cash raffle! Grand prize is $5,000. 1st prize is $4,000, and 2nd prize is $1,000. Enter to win $$$!


The nightly Mt. Airy Carnival itinerary includes:


-Monday, July 24

Entertainment:  The Rock & Roll Relics (Oldies),   sponsored by Mt. Airy Tavern


-Tuesday, July 25

Entertainment:  Half Serious (Classic Rock), sponsored by Win Kelly GM Superstore


-Wednesday, July 26

Entertainment:  Southern Charm Band (Country & Rock), sponsored by J&P Pizza and the Mt. Airy Inn


Thursday, July 27

Entertainment:  Midnite Run (Classic Rock), sponsored by Arena Indoor Sports Complex

Other: Parade, starting at 6:30 pm


-Friday, July 28

Entertainment:  Allen Brown & Friends (Country),  sponsored by Wally’s Iron Works and Mt. Airy Coating


-Saturday, July 29

Entertainment:  Debbie Williams (Country), sponsored by Wellness Point Acupuncture

Other:   Fireworks (starts after sunset)



Hampstead Fire Company Carnival


When:   August 15 – 20

Where: 1341 N. Main Street, Hampstead


Delicious platters will be served nightly inside the air-conditioned hall. The kitchen will be open Monday – Friday beginning at 6:00 pm, and Saturday beginning at 5:00 pm. Enjoy roast beef, chicken, shrimp and more!

Avoid parking hassles! Park at North Carroll High School, and ride the shuttle for free. Shuttle buses will run Monday – Friday from 6:00 – 11:00 pm, and Saturday from 3:45 – 11:30 pm.

Pets are not permitted on the carnival grounds.

Every night is ride night! Only $20 to ride as much and as often as you want.



The nightly Hampstead Carnival itinerary includes:


-Monday, August 14

Entertainment:  Josh & Good Old Stuff with  Josh Christina (50’s Rock-n-Roll & Country)


-Tuesday, August 15

Entertainment:  Iron Ridge (Traditional Bluegrass)

Other:  Miss Fire Prevention Contest (starts to 7:00n pm)


-Wednesday, August 16

Entertainment:  Richie Fields (Country)

Other:  Parade, starting at 7:00 pm


-Thursday, August 17

Entertainment:  Aspen Run (Bluegrass)


-Friday, August 18

Entertainment:  Bootleg (Classic Rock, Blues & Country)


-Saturday, August 19

Entertainment:  Dean Crawford & Dunn’s River Band (Country / Southern Rock)

Other:  Big Money Drawing (11:15 pm)



Manchester Volunteer Fire Dept. carnival


Fire Department Carnivals in Carroll County, MD
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