Wintry weather postpones start of “Carnival for the Kids” until Wednesday

Town of Wake Forest News

Due to wintry weather and out of concern for public safety, the Wake Forest Police Department’s “Carnival for the Kids” will begin Wednesday, March 14, instead of today as originally scheduled. The event will continue through Sunday, March 18, in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Home Depot, 11915 Retail Dr.

The Carnival for the Kids promises fun and entertainment for the entire family, including rides, games and plenty of food. Admission to the event is free and open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 5-10 p.m.; Saturday from 1-10 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-8 p.m.

Unlimited ride wristbands will be available for purchase at the carnival for $20 each on Wednesday, March 14, from 5-10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, from 1-5 p.m.

Coupons worth $2 off the wristbands are available in the lobby of the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.; Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.; and the Wake Forest Police Department, 225 S. Taylor St. The coupons may only be used to purchase the wristbands on Wednesday, March 14, from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, from 1-5 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from the Carnival for the Kids will support Wake Forest Police Department youth programs, including the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, which teaches youth the importance of making healthy decisions and remaining drug-free, and Police Explorer Post 401.

For more information, visit or contact Officer Scott Graham at 919-761-3132 or [email protected].

The Carnival for the Kids is a “Wake Forest Outdoors” event. To view a complete listing of springtime events offered in Wake Forest, visit

Please note: Area residents who have a 2017-18 Town of Wake Forest Wall Calendar will note the calendar provides incorrect dates for the 2018 Carnival for the Kids. Originally scheduled for March 20-25, this year’s carnival was rescheduled for March 13-18 after the calendar’s publication.

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