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This family-fun Town of Hempstead event features thrilling midway rides for all ages, carnival games, craft vendors, favorite fair food and free concerts.
Live music highlights:
* Thursday - Ben Goldsmith and The Original Band (6:30 pm), SixGun (8:30 pm)
* Friday - ONE: The Three Dog Night Live Experience (7 pm), Decadia (9:15 pm)
* Saturday - Jerome "City" Smith (11:30 am), Wonderous Stories (2 pm), Nado (4:30 pm), Any Way You Want It: A Journey Tribute Band (5:30 pm), 70s Rock Parade (8:30 pm)
* Sunday - Beach Boys tribute band Endless Summer (noon), Generations (2 pm), Back in Time: A Tribute to Huey Lewis & the News (5 pm), Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band Freebird (8 pm)
Festival admission is free.
Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on site, or online in advance for $20 each, 2 for $30 or a Family 4 Pack (2 adults/2 children) for $60 (before 5 pm Thurs., Sept. 19). Once the carnival opens, online ride wristbands are $25 each or a Family 4 Pack for $85.
Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30 for 20 tickets, or $60 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food.
Midway hours are 5-10 pm Thursday, 5-11 pm Friday, noon-11 pm Saturday, and noon-10 pm Sunday. The festival opens at 5 pm Thursday - Friday and 11 am Saturday - Sunday.
For more information, call 866-666-3247. For craft vendor inquiries, call 516-292-9000, ext. 7480.