Carnival Americana comes to Stephenville
By: Taylor Kaluza
UPDATE: Tickets for Carnival Americana are $1 apiece and games/rides range from 2-5 tickets each.
When you think of carnivals, you probably think of the fun rides, great food and good times that you have with family. Most of us have been to a carnival as a kid and remember the great times that we had. In the upcoming weeks, Carnival Americana will be making its way to Stephenville, Texas, June 3 and will be located at the Stephenville City Park until June 6. It is open Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Carnival Americana is a business that teravels around the country and is based in Fort Worth, Texas. According to their website, carnivalamericana.com, “We currently service events in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota.”
They have many different rides and food booths in their carnival for people of all ages to enjoy.
Texan News reached out to Alan Cockerham, the owner of Carnival Americana, to get more information about all that the carnival has to offer.
Carnival Americana was started in 1997 and has been going strong ever since.
When asked about how the carnival came to be Cockerham said, “I was involved in the industry prior to opening it and had the idea.”
When asked about the variety of rides, Cockerham said, “We have a giant ferris wheel, carousel, drop tower, fun houses, a large variety of kiddy rides and a few thrill rides for the teenagers and adults.”
Along with the rides, Cockerham also mentioned all of the booths that will serve food.
“We will have everything from funnel cakes to corn dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, deep fried Oreos and more,” Cockerham said.
Their website has more information about how they are family friendly and the precautions they take to keep everything clean and healthy.
According to their website Carnival Americana is dedicated to, “Providing a clean, safe and attractive midway for our guests is high on our list… We take pride in the conduct and appearance of our team members as well.”
As well as prioritizing guests’ health, they also make sure to take proper precautions to keep those who attend safe. Precautions include asking people to drink plenty of fluids, securely latching all restraints on rides, use of grab bars and asking those who feel tired to take breaks in between rides.
Information about the dates and times the carnival will be in Stephenville can be found on the Stephenville City website @stephenvillecity.org and more information about the carnival itself can be found @carnivalamericana.com.