CLOWN TOWN OF ANDOVER

CLOWN TOWN 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER!

Friday, October 16, 2020 (6pm to 10pm)

Saturday, October 17, 2020 (10am to 8pm)

Sunday, October 18, 2020 (12pm-6pm)

VIRTUAL CLOWN TOWN

HELP US keep the tradition alive

Clown Town is postponed, but all the FUN and memories it brings each spring doesn't have to be. For over 60 years, Andover families have enjoyed the Andover tradition of the Clown Town family festival on the third weekend in May. 


We put together some ways your family can keep the tradition alive all month long and you'll have a chance to win Clown Town prizes. 


To enter, just snap a photo of your artwork or lights and share it to social media using  #virtualclowntown.  


Friday Night, May 15th

  • Light up your walkway with Christmas lights or candles


Saturday, May 16th 

  • Show us your inner clown!
  • Decorate your driveway with chalk
  • Print the Clown Town coloring sheet, which can be downloaded below, and hang it in a window.  


For the Month of May

Share past photos and memories of your family at Clown Town. Go back in time to when you attended Clown Town as a child, or share photos from more recent years. We'll reshare them on our social networks. Snap & share your photos for a chance to win a Clown Town ticket pack. Use the hashtag #VirtualClownTown or send your photo to clowntown@andona.org to be entered. 

 

The photos will be shared in a Facebook album. The photos with the most likes in each category (walkway lit up, coloring page, chalk art, past Clown Town photo) will win a Clown Town ticket prize pack.

 
We’ll also share a favorite Clown Town memory each day in May on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to commemorate this fun family tradition. 

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Clown Town 2020

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Location

Clown Town takes place at Central Park in Andover, at the Corner of Bartlet and Chestnut Street


1 Whittier Street

Andover, Massachusetts

New dates and Hours

Friday, October 16, 2020 (6pm to 10pm)

Saturday, October 17, 2020 (10am to 8pm) *Live music starts at 6pm from The Real School of Music!

Sunday, October 18, 2020 (12pm-6pm)


Friday night we’ll have rides, carnival games, candy/snacks, and a DJ. Then Clown Town will reopen at 10am on Saturday. Along with the rides and carnival games, we’ll have face painting, sand art/crafts, toddler/preschool games, snow cones, candy, coffee, pizza and more. The rides and carnival games will stay open until 8pm on Saturday, but everything else will close at 4pm, so come early!


Saturday from 6pm-8pm, The Real School of Music will host a stage featuring live music from local talent.

Rides and Tickets

We will have approximately 18 rides. The majority of which are suitable for smaller children.  Generally big kid rides require 4-5 tickets and kiddie rides require 3 tickets.  Games, bungee  jump ($8) and food are cash only.


Ticket Changes

  • Ride tickets for Clown Town this year will be moving to electronic tickets. 
  • Ride cards can be purchased at Clown Town.
  • Cards may also be purchased and loaded in advance online.
  • Tickets from previous years can be loaded on to a card.

 

Ticket price structure will change

  •  Initial purchase: card = $2 +
  • 1 ticket = $1
  • 20 = $20
  • 40 = $40
  • 60 = $60 + 1 free ride
  • 100 = $100 = 2 free rides


Reload

  • 1 ticket = $1
  • 20 = $20
  • 40 = $40 + 1 free ride
  • 60 = $60 + 2 free rides
  • 100 = $100 = 4 free rides


More information to follow....


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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship slots are available for 2020. This event is a great way to reach the Andover community by targeted advertising to hundreds of local families.

 

If you have any questions about making a donation or Clown Town sponsorship, please feel free to contact  waysandmeans@andona.org


Donations in any amount are also welcome and appreciated.  

Clown Town Coloring Page

Clown Town 2020 Coloring Sheet (pdf)

Download

Why Our Community Loves Clown Town

Lenard Z : Autism Eats

"I took my 13 year old son to Clown Town this year as I do every year. It is a favorite activity and we always have fun! My son has autism. Some people can tell and others cannot.

The ride operators could not have been more caring and helpful. He was  brought to the front of lines when extended waits were becoming  problematic. He was given extra time to get situated on rides when he was apprehensive and patiently helped off after they concluded. And in  every situation we were treated with respect!

You had a great carnival crew this year and I appreciate it!  Well done!"

Johanna Buoncontri: Andover Mums

"Clowntown is a beloved community event in Andover. Clowntown began as a  small fair over 60 years ago in 1956 and now spans over 2 days in  downtown Andover. Started by ANDONA as a fundraiser to support Andover’s  youth, Andona’s name derives from AN: “Andover” and DONA: latin for  “give”. ANDONA has created it’s own sense of community amongst it’s  members who dress in cute clown attire while managing the event - after  many months of planning."  Read more... https://www.andovermums.com/blog/2018/5/31/clowntown-an-andover-tradition