Complete List of Carroll County MD Carnival Schedules in 2024:

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New Windsor Fire Department: May 21 – May 25

Gamber Fire Department: May 24 – June 1

Union Bridge Fire Department : May 30 – June 1

Mt. Airy 4 County Lions Club: June 3 – June 8

Taneytown Fire Department:  June 10- 15

Sykesville Fire Department :  June 8- 15

Harney Fire Department:  June 26 – June 29

Reese Fire Department: June 24-29

Manchester Fire Department:  July 1-6

Winfield Fire Department:  July 7 – July 13

Mt. Airy Fire Department:  July 29 – August 3

Hampstead Fire Department:  August 5 – August 10

Carnivals in MD are a favorite summer past time for many people, both young and old. A variety of volunteer fire companies hold carnivals in Carroll County, MD every summer. Carnivals are community traditions that continue to be important. These are some of the largest fundraisers held each year. The fire companies would not be able to function without their fundraising activities and community support. These events not only help preserve a quality of life for the communities, but also offer support to the volunteers and companies that provide Carroll County’s safety and security. 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 annual events! Each fire station reserves the right to make change to their itineraries. Please contact each individual fire station for any possible changes.

New Windsor Carnival 

(Station 10)

Where:  101 High Street, New Windsor MD 21776

When:  May 21 – May 25, 2024

Lunch will be served each day from 11 am – 1 pm. Dinner platters will be available each night from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. All platters include 2 sides and a drink.

Ride each night for $25 / wristband per night

New Windsor VFD Carnival Schedule:


Entertainment: 39 North (alternative, modern, classic rock)


Entertainment: Jay Henley ad Stone Broke Band (country)

Other: Parade begins at 7 pm.


Entertainment: Radio Hero (rock, pop, country)

Nightly Platter: Roast Beef

-FRIDAY, May 24

Entertainment: Payload (rock and roll)

Nightly Platter: Seafood


Entertainment: Brickyard Road (southern rock)

Nightly Platter: Meatloaf

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Gamber  Carnival 

(Station 13)

When:  May 24 – June 1, 2024

Where:   3838 Niner Road, Gamber MD 21048

Hours are 6 pm until 11 pm each night.

Purchase discounted ride coupons for only $20 in advance! Purchase online by May 13, coupons will be mailed. Each coupon can be redeemed at the ticket booth for a wristband. That’s a savings of $15 per wristband! Coupons can also be purchased at the social hall from 5-7 pm on Tuesdays. Coupons purchased after May 13 must be purchased in person. May 23 is the deadline for purchasing ride coupons in advance.

Gamber VFD Carnival Schedule:

-Friday, May 24

Entertainment: Stable Meadows (Pop, Rock, Country)

Other: Ride all night for $20, ride coupons are not needed this night.

-Saturday, May 25

Entertainment: Black Orchard Band (Pop and Rock)


-Sunday, May 26

Entertainment: Different Sisters (Variety)

Other: Giant Fireworks Display

-Monday, May 27

Entertainment: Dixie Highway (Rock and Country)

Other:  Discounted ride coupons (purchased in advance) can be used this night. Arms bands will be available for $35.

Fireworks rain date

-Tuesday, May 28

Entertainment: None

Other: Discounted ride coupons (purchased in advance) can be used this night.

-Wednesday, MAY 29

The carnival is closed this date to give the volunteers a night off.

-Thursday, MAY 30

Entertainment: None

Other:  Discounted ride coupons (purchased in advance) can be used this night. Arm bands will be available for $35.

-Friday, MAY 31

Entertainment: Salem Bottom Boys (Blue Grass)

-Saturday, June 1

Entertainment: North Band (Variety, Pop, Rock)

Other: All rides are $2/ride with valid student ID

Raffle winners will be announced:

1st prize: $8,000

2nd prize: $2,000

3rd prize: $500

4th prize: $500

5th prize: $250

6th prize: $250

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Union Bridge Carnival

 (Station 8)

When: May 30 – June 1, 2024

Where: 8 West Locust Street, Union Bridge MD 21791

Hours: Thursday & Friday, 6 – 10 pm

Saturday, 5 – 10 pm

Union Bridge VFD Carnival Schedule:

-Thursday, May 30

Entertainment: Betting on Austin (Classic Rock)

-Friday, MAY 31

Entertainment: Cash Only (Johnny Cash Tribute Band)

-Saturday, JUNE 1

Entertainment: Half Serious (Rock)

Other: Raffle WInners Announced

1st Prize: Blackstone Pellet Grill and Omnivore Griddle Combo

2nd Prize: 42″ Flat Screen TV

Ladies Auxiliary 50/50 Drawing Winner Announced

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Mt. Airy 4 Corners Carnival

Mt. Airy 4 County Lions Community Carnival

When: June 3 – June 8, 2024

Where: Mount Airy Carnival Grounds

1008 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy MD 21771

Carnival hours are 6 – 10 p.m.

$20 Ride-All-Night presale tickets begin May 1st at these Mt Airy locations:

  • George’s Girls, 233 S. Main Street (cash only)
  • Jake’s Barbershop 104 E. Ridgeville Blvd. (cash only)
  • FIreman’s Carnival Grounds (June 2, cash or credit from 9 am -5pm)

Online ticket sales also begin May 1st

Mt. Airy 4 County Carnival Schedule:

-Monday, JuNE 3

Entertainment: Michael Heister

-Tuesday, JUNE 4

Entertainment: Jay Henley and the Stone Broke Band

-Wednesday, June 5

Entertainment: Chad Laughlin

-Thursday, JUne 6

Entertainment: Streamline

-Friday, JUNE 7

Entertainment: Bobby D and the Truckstop Burritos

-Saturday, JUNE 8

Entertainment: Brickyard Road

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Taneytown  Carnival

 (Station 5)

When:  June 12- 17, 2024

Where:  49 Memorial Drive, Taneytown MD 21787

Rides open at 7 pm, and are ride all night for 1 price each night.

Entertainment begins at 7:00 pm each night

Lunch will be served Monday – Friday from 11 am – 1 pm. Call 443-401-5046 to order.

Dinners are served nightly from 4:30 – 7:00 pm.

Taneytown VFD Carnival Schedule:

-Monday, June 10

Entertainment: Tall in the Saddle

Kitchen Specials: Hot Chicken Sandwich and Ham

-Tuesday, June 11

Entertainment:  Dixie Wind Band

Kitchen Specials: Meatloaf and Baked Ziti

-Wednesday, June 12

Entertainment: Brush Fire

Kitchen Specials: Hot Chicken Sandwich and Hot Roast Beef Sandwich

-Thursday, June 13

Entertainment:  Half Serious Band

Kitchen Specials:  Hot Roast Beef Sandwich and Lasagna

-Friday, June 14

Entertainment:  Different Sisters Band

Kitchen Specials: Baked Fish and Salisbury Steak

-Saturday, JunE 15

Entertainment: Bootleg

Kitchen Specials:  Ziti and Ham

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Sykesville Freedom District Fire Company Carnival (Station 12)

When:  June 8 – 15, 2024

Where: 6680 Sykesville Road, Sykesville MD 21784

Food stands open at 6:00 pm. Rides open at 7:00 pm.

Legacy Hall will open Monday – Saturday at 5:30 pm for full meals. Food stands open at 6:00 pm

Sykesville VFD Carnival Schedule:

-Saturday, june 8

Entertainment:  Doug Lester Band

Other: Ride all night wristbands are $30

-Sunday, june 9

Entertainment: Gravy

Other: Ride all night wrist bands are $30

-Monday, june 10

Entertainment:  Full Effect

Other:  Ride all night wristbands are $30

-Tuesday, june 11

Entertainment:  Garrett Mabe Band

Other:  Ride all night wristbands are $25

-Wednesday, june 12

Entertainment: Bootleg

Other: Ride all night wristbands are $25

Thursday, june 13

Entertainment: Deni Starr Band

Other: Ride all night wristbands are $25

-Friday, june 14

Entertainment:  Problem Child

Other:  Ride all night wristbands are $30

Fireworks night


-Saturday, june 15

Entertainment:  Midnight Run

Other: Ride all night wristbands are $30

Fireworks Rain Date



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Harney Fire Company Carnival 

(Station 11)

When:  June 26 – June 29, 2024

Where: 5130 Harney Road, Harney MD 21787

Dining hall opens at 5:00 pm. Grounds open at 6:00 pm and close at 10:00 pm.

New this year: a bounce house for kids (for a small donation)

Harney VFD Carnival Schedule:

-Wednesday, june 26

Entertainment: Taylor Brown (A Tribute to Elvis)

-Thursday, june 27

Entertainment:  Dixie Wind Band

-Friday, june 28

Entertainment:  Big Wheeley and the Whitewalls

-Saturday, june 29

Entertainment: Borderline

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Manchester Fire Company Carnival 

(Station 4)

When:  July 1- July 6, 2024

Where: York Street Carnival Grounds, Manchester MD 21102

2024 is the 137th anniversary of the annual Manchester Carnival. The carnival is open each night from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. Ride all night wrist bands will be available for $25 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. Other foods served at the various food stands include the infamous pit beef, french fries, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes and ice cream.

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.

Manchester VFD Carnival Schedule:

-Monday, July 1

Entertainment : Red Dirt Revolution

Kitchen Specials:


-Tuesday, July 2

Entertainment:  Josh Christina

Kitchen Special:  

Other:  Parade begins at 7 pm

-Wednesday, July 3

Entertainment: Reagan Years

Kitchen Special:  


-Thursday, July 4

Entertainment:   Bootleg

Kitchen Specials:  



-Friday, July 5

Entertainment:   Half Serious

Kitchen Special:

Other: Fireworks begin 9:30 – 10:00 pm

-Saturday, July 6

Entertainment:   Spellbound

Kitchen Special:




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Winfield Fire Company Carnival 

(Station 14)

When:  July 7 – July 13, 2024

Where: 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville MD 21784

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

Other activities are open from 6 pm until 11 pm each night.

Winfield VFD Carnival Schedule:

-Monday, July 8

Entertainment: More, More, More (80’s & 90’s)

Other: Ride all night for one price

-Tuesday, july 9

Entertainment:  Full Effect (Classic Rock, Soul, Rock & Roll)

Other:  Ride all night for one price

-Wednesday, july10

Entertainment: Eclipse (Classic Rock, Journey Tribute Band)

Other: Ride all night for one price

-Thursday, july 11

Entertainment:  Michelle Hannan and One Blue Night (Classic Country)

-Friday, july 12

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

Other:  Fireworks at 10 pm

-Saturday, july 13

Entertainment: Jay Henley & Stone Broke (Country)

Other:  Grand prize drawing of all raffles

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Reese Fire Company Carnival 

(Station 9)

When:  June 24 – 29, 2024

Where: 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster MD 21157

Did you know? This event has been voted as “Carroll County’s Best Carnival!”

The grounds will be open nightly from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Exception: Opens at 4 pm on Saturday.

Entertainment begins at 7:30 pm each night

Reese VFD Carnival Schedule:

-Monday, JuNe 24

Entertainment: Amish Outlaws


-Tuesday, JuNE 25

Entertainment: Great Train Robbery


-Wednesday, JuE 26

Entertainment: The Haymaker Band


-Thursday, JuNE 27

Entertainment: Tyler Reese Tritt


-Friday, JuNE 28

Entertainment: Dean Crawford & The Dunn’s River Band


-Saturday, JuNE 29

Entertainment: Poison Whiskey



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Mt. Airy Fire Company Carnival 

(Station 1)

When:    July 29 – August 3, 2024

Where:  1008 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy MD 21771

Open nightly from 6:00 – 10:00 pm.

Advanced sale ride tickets can be purchased for $20 at Blossom & Basket Boutique and Mt. Airy Locker Company/Wagner’s Meats from June 17 – July 27. during their regular business hours. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Additionally, Ride-All-Night Tickets will be available for purchase on the fire company’s website beginning on June 17, until 8:00PM on Sunday July 28. If you purchase tickets online, please note there is a $1 processing fee for each ticket purchased. Online credit tickets will be $21.00. Pickup for online tickets will be at Will-Call (Carnival Office) on Sunday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm.

Advance tickets can ONLy be used Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights of the carnival.

Mt. Airy VFD Carnival Schedule:

-Monday, july 29

Entertainment: Streamline (70’s & 80’s)

Indoor Buffet:  Fried Chicken & Fried Shrimp

-Tuesday, JULY 30

Entertainment:  Chad Laughlin (Country, Southern Fried Rock, Party Anthems)

Indoor Buffet: Fried Chicken & Meatloaf

-Wednesday, JULY 31

Entertainment:  Poison Whiskey (Rock ‘n Roll)

Indoor Buffet: Fried Chicken & Roast Pork

-Thursday, August 1

Entertainment:  Jay Henley and Stone Broke (Classic Country)

Indoor Buffet:  Roast Turkey & Ham

-Friday, August 2

Entertainment:  Amish Outlaws (Cover Band)

Indoor Buffet: Fried Chicken & Fried Shrimp

Other: Beer Garden near the stage

-Saturday, August 3

Entertainment:   Scott Kurt & Memphis 59 (Old School Outlaw)

Indoor Buffet:  Fried Chicken & Ham

Other: Kid’s Night Out sponsored by Mt. Airy Children’s Dental Associates. Rides are 1 ticket for each ride (ages 18 and under)


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Hampstead Fire Company Carnival

 (Station 2)

When:   August 5 – August 10, 2024

Where: Coppermine Pantherplex Parking Lot (the former North Carroll High School)

6 pm – 11 pm each night

Hampstead VFD Carnival Schedule:

-Monday, AUGUST 5



-Tuesday, AUGUST 6



-Wednesday, AUGUST 7



-Thursday, AUGUST 8


-Friday, AUGUST 9


-Saturday, AUGUST 10


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