The 2023 St. Charles Carnival will be held June 12th to June 17th 2023 from 6pm to 11pm nightly.
The St. Charles carnival returns for one week, usually around the middle of June, each year. With hourly 50/50s, one last mega 50/50, and plenty of games, there are a lot of ways to win and have fun while supporting your local church.
The beer garden, which cards at the entrance, also has cold beer for $4 or $5 including Miller Lite, Yuengling, and an IPA.
The rides are always fun, with large and small Ferris wheels, the Pharoh’s fury (swinging ship), the Gravitron, swings, a giant slide, the Merry-Go-Round, etc. In recent years, they’ve replaced all of the upside down rides that used to be there, such as the Zipper and Spin Out (much to my disappointment).
Lines are much better on weekdays, and tickets are half price if you buy them during the pre-sale.
There’s plenty of food to eat, such as panzarottis (giant pizza rolls), burgers, dogs, fries, pizza, etc. There’s an Italian night and a Polish night too, where foods from these countries are featured.
There’s so much to do, and if nothing else, it’s always fun to people watch here too!