GREENSBORO — The Greensboro Firemen's Carnival kicks off Monday, June 24 but will be in a new location due to high water levels and flooding.
The new location for the annual carnival will be across from Greensboro Elementary School at the end of Main Street.
"Large amounts of recent rains, causing elevated water levels have flooded the carnival grounds over the past several days along with intermittent road closures at the base of the bridge on Sunset Avenue. in Greensboro," said Greensboro Volunteer Fire Company. "With concerns over the ground being solid enough to move in equipment and to stand up to heavy traffic the fire company has decided to relocate the carnival to their newly acquired land on Greensboro Road."
The fire company said work is being performed over the next few days to prepare the property for the move and the department is optimistic all events will proceed as planned for the week.
The week-long carnival runs through Saturday and features a host of family events, rides, games and food.
The carnival culminates with a fireworks show at dusk Friday, June 28, and a parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29. The fireworks rain date is Saturday, June 29.
The parade is sponsored by the Greensboro Lions Club. For more information on the parade, call 410-829-1679.
Advance tickets are available until today at Town Hall on South Main Street or at Sand Hill Farms on Greensboro Road.
Bracelet nights will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with ride bracelets costing $18. The fire company will be selling a limited number of ride bracelets for a discounted price of $12.
The carnival is the largest fundraising event of the year for the fire company.