Clown Town takes place at Central Park in Andover, at the Corner of Bartlet and Chestnut Street
1 Whittier Street
Friday, May 17, 2024
6pm to 10pm
Saturday, May 18, 2024
10 am - 11 am: Sensory Friendly Hour * Sponsored by Partners in Childhood Development
10 am - 8pm: Carnival Rides/games, kiddie games, sand art, DJ/music, and food
Friday night we’ll have rides, carnival games, candy/snacks, and a DJ. Then Clown Town will reopen at 10 am 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 8 pm on Saturday, but everything else will close at 4 pm, so come early!
Saturday from 4:30pm-8:30pm, The Real School of Music will host a stage featuring live music from local talent.
If you prefer a Cushing Amusements card and not a mobile option, ticket kiosks will be at Central Park. Pre-sale tickets are available Thursday 5/16 3-6 and Friday 5/17 3-6, cards can also be purchased throughout the carnival.
We will have approximately 14 rides. The majority of which are suitable for smaller children. Generally big kid rides require 4-5 tickets and kiddie rides require 3 tickets.
Digital Tickets *** TIP! Print or screenshot the QR code ahead of time. Only a QR code is needed to access pre-purchased tickets.
Introducing Magic Money - a new currency to use throughout the Cushing Amusements carnival area. Clown Town patrons may purchase Magic Money cards from kiosks located throughout the park or use the Magic Money mobile app. Magic Money is simply digital tickets but may also be used to purchase carnival food, drinks, and games. The app allows users to track usage and instantly load additional funds or pause a magic money card if it is lost or stolen. Cash is still accepted at the Andona food tent, sand art, and kiddie game areas.
DOWNLOAD THE MAGIC MONEY APP HERE
"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