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Summertime Means Carnival Season in Frederick County

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Attending a carnival in the summertime is a beloved tradition for many Frederick County residents, and the 2022 carnival season in Frederick County is no exception.

Children come for various rides and games. (Don’t let them play the goldfish games unless you have a tank ready at home!) Many adults line up for the food, including carnival staples like funnel cake and homemade platters. Guests come for the live entertainment which features some favorite area performers. Most attend to gather with friends and neighbors in a fun venue.

These annual events are often the largest fundraisers of the year for the groups that host them, including volunteer fire companies and area civic groups. Several venues offer unforgettable fireworks shows that provide lasting memories. While the Ferris wheels have largely been absent from the county skies over the past two years due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many carnivals are back to their traditional large scale this year.

Frederick’s Child has put together a list of some of the area carnivals set to take place over the coming months across the county and immediate surrounding areas. Grab some tickets or pre-sale ride-all-night passes and get ready for some fun! Be sure to check this list over the summer for updates.



Thurmont Ambulance Company Carnival

May 31-June 4

6-10 p.m.

13716 Strafford Drive, Thurmont


Union Bridge Fire Company Carnival 

June 2-4

5-10 p.m. (Saturday, 4-10 p.m.)

8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge


4 County Lions Community Carnival 

June 6-11

6-11 p.m.

1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy


New Windsor Fire Company Carnival 

June 9-11

5-10 p.m.

101 High St., New Windsor


Taneytown Fire Company Carnival

June 13-18

7-11 p.m.

49 Memorial Drive, Taneytown 


Thurmont Firemens Carnival 

June 20-26

6-10 p.m.

123 E. Main St., Thurmont



Walkersville Fire Company Carnival 

July 4-9

79 W. Frederick St., Walkersville


Urbana Volunteer Fire Company Carnival 

July 18-23

3602 Urbana Pike, Urbana



Mount Airy Fire Company Carnival 

Aug. 1-6

6-10 p.m.

1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy 

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