An annual tradition here in Owensboro is gearing up for its 2022 installment. The popular Tamarack Carnival starts Thursday at the school here in town. This year's event, the first since May of 2019, will feature Bargain Bracelets that give folks the chance to ride unlimited rides during one of three carnival sessions of your choice!

This year's Tamarack Carnival is the 59th Annual and the festivities kick off on Thursday, May 5th at 4pm.  That night is Dollar Night, something the school has never offered before.

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On Dollar Night, all carnival rides are just one dollar per person per ride.

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On Friday, the students at Tamarack will get ride time and WBKR will be on location to share in the fun.

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Then, Friday afternoon marks a huge chili supper that gets underway at 4pm.

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In addition to carnival rides from Casey's Amusements and the chili supper, this year's Tamarack Carnival will feature a variety of games, including a cake walk, fish pond and balloon pop.

There are three Bargain Bracelet opportunities for families who want to take advantage of unlimited rides.  That first opportunity begins that evening- on Friday, May 6th from 4pm to 10pm.

 

Then, Saturday, there will be two more Bargain Bracelet windows. The first Saturday session starts at Noon and runs through 5pm.  The second session begins at 5pm and concludes at 10pm.  Bargain Bracelets are just $20 per person per session.  Of course, single ride tickets will also be available during those times noted above.

Tamarack Elementary School is located at 1733 Tamarack Road in Owensboro, KY.

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This morning, Principal Munsey joined the morning show to share her excitement about the event.

A portion of proceeds from this year's carnival will be used for playground improvements and upgrades.

 

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