Clown Town

May 18 & 19, 2018 at Central Park in Downtown Andover

The 62nd annual Clown Town will take place on Friday, May 18, 2018 (6pm to 10pm) and Saturday, May 19, 2018 (10am to 8pm)! 

Every Spring, thousands of children throughout the Merrimack Valley start asking their parents, “When is Clown Town?”  Clown Town takes place in the Park in Andover, at the Corner of Bartlet and Chestnut Streets, on the third weekend of May (Friday night and Saturday with a HEAVY rain date of Sunday). Friday’s hours are 6PM to 10PM and 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, yard sale, slush, candy, coffee and more. The rides and carnival games will stay open until 8PM on Saturday but everything else will close at 4PM, so come early!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 youth.  We typically raise $35,000 at Clown Town and all proceeds go back to the children of Andover. 


1 Whittier Street

Andover, Massachusetts


If you are interested in volunteering at Clown Town, please click here: Volunteers Needed


We 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.

  • Ride tickets may be purchased online prior to the event. (link coming soon)
  • Tickets may be purchased at Central Park in Andover Thursday, May 17, 4pm-7pm
  • Raffle tickets for prizes will be sold online (link coming soon). The grand prize will be an Edaville Family Vacation Package with Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor


This event is a great way to reach the Andover community by targeting  advertising & passing out promotional items to hundreds of local  families.  If interested in a sponsorship at Clown Town for your  business, please download the letter (way) below to mail a check, or submit a credit card payment. Note additional fees apply to credit card payments.


If you have any questions about making a donation or ClownTown sponsorship, please feel free to contact

Donations in any amount are also welcome and appreciated.  Please click the donate now options or complete and return the “Cash Donation Response Form” along with your payment made payable to “The Andona Society”, P.O. Box 256, Andover, MA, 01810. Your sponsorship of Andona may qualify as a tax deductible donation. Andona is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit and our Tax ID number is 04-619-2700.


Booth Sponsor: For a $500 donation you may sponsor an Andona booth with signage to advertise your business.  Andona will provide a table, tent and two chairs in a central location for you to pass information out to our attendees, plus have your business name featured as a sponsor by our DJ on Friday and Saturday. Your business will also be featured as a sponsor on our coloring page which goes out to local school children approximately one week prior to ClownTown. We will be limiting the number of Booth Sponsors on the field.  Availability will be on a first come, first served basis.   

Big Top Sponsor: For a $1,500 donation you may sponsor an entire section of the ClownTown field.  Our Games area, Ticket Booths or main walkway into ClownTown are examples of areas which can serve as advertising space for your business.  Signage, balloons and hand-outs are examples of what can be placed in these areas.  In addition to items noted for booth sponsorship, you will also have your business name on all written publicity materials that Andona uses to promote ClownTown. There will be a maximum of one Big Top Sponsor for each field area (e.g., Games, Ticket Booths, and Walkway).  

 Ring Master: For a $2,500 donation Andona is offering advertising space on the beautiful park Gazebo which serves as our DJ booth and is located in the center of ClownTown.  This area is visible to all who attend the carnival.  There is ample room for signage and balloons and you may have staff circulate around the Gazebo area to hand out flyers and business cards.  You will also have your business name on all written publicity materials that Andona uses to promote ClownTown. There will be only one Ring Master Sponsor.   As you are likely aware, ClownTown is Andona’s biggest fundraiser of the year and is one of Andover’s best attended annual events, often drawing thousands of local residents. In order to be eligible for ClownTown sponsorship (Booth, Big Top, or Ring Master), payments must be received by Friday, April 27th, 2018.    

Sponsorship Letter

Sponsorship Letter (docx)