Every spring, thousands of children throughout Merrimack Valley start asking their parents, “When is Clown Town?” Clown Town has been an Andover tradition for over sixty years. What began as a little fair has expanded into a two-day fun-filled event. Whether you’d like to come for an hour, or the whole day, there is something for everyone! Clown Town is Andona’s largest fundraiser of the year. Your support at Clown Town helps us to provide funds for programs for Andover's youth. We typically raise $35,000 at Clown Town. All proceeds go back to the children of our wonderful community.
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Thank you to our 2018 BIG TOP SPONSORS: Pike School, Lannan Mazda, Primrose School of Andover and Stop & Shop!
Clown Town takes place at Central Park in Andover, at the Corner of Bartlet and Chestnut Street
1 Whittier Street
Friday, May 17, 2019 (6pm to 10pm)
Saturday, May 18, 2019 (10am to 4pm)
Friday night we’ll have rides, carnival games, hair glitter, candy/snacks, and a DJ.
Clown Town opens at 10am on Saturday and along with the rides and carnival games we’ll have face painting, hair glitter, sand art/crafts, toddler/preschool games, slush, 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!
We will have approximately 15 rides. The majority of which are suitable for smaller children. Tickets will be sold for $1 each. Generally big kid rides require 4-5 tickets and kiddie rides require 3 tickets. Tickets are sold as single tickets or packs of 20, 36 & 60. Games, bungee jump ($7) and food are cash only.
"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!"
"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