Kiddie carnival

Grand Olde West Days offers plenty for children

Car shows and bull-riding may be good for the adults at Grand Olde West Days, but what is there to do for children?

Plenty, event organizers said.

Starting Thursday at 5 p.m. and running through Monday night, Brown's Amusements Carnival will be offering rides, games and food for the younger set. Covering acres at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, the carnival has something for all ages.

Children are invited into the funhouse and clown-around attraction, or maybe a trip down a giant slide. Rides for little ones include the Dizzy Dragon, Dune Buggy and the Safari Train.

The Sooper Jet roller coaster can take small children, as can the Swinger and Apple rides.

Children of all ages will enjoy the Zipper and Gravitron, along with the seat-spinning Sizzler, and the old favorite Tilt-a-Whirl.

There are carnival games that line the midway, including BB guns that shoot out a star to win a prize. Booths abound with candy apples, pizza, popcorn and funnel cakes.

Carnival tickets can be purchased at the gates, but families can save money by purchasing an all-day rides pass for $15 at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way, by 5 p.m. today.

Large inflatable rides, including a slide and the bouncer, will be at the grassy area north of the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday for the kids to play in, on and around. They will move to Victory Way, which will be closed to traffic, on Monday and located in front of Under the Aspen Tree, 13 W. Victory Way.

Saturday's parade at 4:30 p.m. from downtown to the Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, is enjoyable for all ages.

The street festival on Monday will have children-friendly booths, including one that makes hermit crabs and potato guns.

Children also can have a hands-on gold panning experience, or pop balloons on a board.

A trackless train will take the smaller children for rides around the festival, and a photographer is available to take pictures of children in cowboy hats sitting on hay bales.

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