By Danielle Ranucci
Huntington Manor Fire Department’s annual fireman’s fair is next week, and there will be a little “something for everyone” to enjoy, said Senior Fire House Attendant Vincent Bifano.
Along with games of chance and skill, the fair will boast 23 rides. Admission is free, but pay-one-price bracelets for carnival rides are $30.
There will also be raffles, food and gambling.
“People come to the event for a night of fun,” Bifano said.
The fairgrounds are at Stimson Middle School (401 Oakwood Road) and will be open Tuesday through Saturday. Hours are 7-11 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and 5 p.m.-12 midnight on Saturday.
There will also be live entertainment throughout the week.
“The firemen put on this unbelievable event. We get to pay our respects to them, to what they do all year round for us. It’s just a great community thing,” said Robby Deitz, drummer for Ladies Drink Free, one of the live bands that will perform at the fair.
Tuesday night will star the Old School Band. Wednesday night will feature the Ladies Drink Free band. Thursday night will consist of both the Murphy’s Music Garage Band program and the Captain to Co-Pilot band. Friday night will comprise of the IROC 80’S arena rock tribute Band and the Revenge Band, which will pay tribute to the music of Kiss. Saturday night will showcase the Electraglides Band.
“It’s a fun time for kids and adults,” Deitz said. “You have live music, you have games, you have food.”
There’s also the department’s 115th Anniversary Parade, which begins 7:30 p.m., Wednesday from 22nd Street in front of Oakwood School and will continue east to Oakwood Road and then Stimson.
Fireworks will also fill the skies Wednesday through Saturday evenings.
For more information, visit the Huntington Manor Fire Department Fan Page on Facebook.