Carnival season in Carroll County has gotten off to a wet start, but organizers are hoping for better weather.
The Gamber firemen's carnival was rained out Monday, and the Union Bridge fire company's carnival had only a few food and game stands open for what should have been a grand opening to the season.
If the sky clears, volunteers will set off Gamber's fireworks extravaganza by the Great Zambelli today. Twenty rides will be available to choose from.
Entertainment at Gamber includes Baktraxx today, the Sentries tomorrow, Stillwater on Friday, and Maria Rose and the Blue Horizon Band on Saturday.
The Gamber carnival opens at 6 p.m. daily through Saturday and includes food, raffles and games. The carnival grounds are behind the firehouse on Route 32. Information: 795-3445.
At Union Bridge, rides and games open at 7 p.m. daily through Saturday. Raffles will offer cash prizes at Saturday's drawings.
Entertainment will be provided by Still Water today, Bootleg tomorrow, Bob Plunkert and Real Country on Friday, and Silver Wings on Saturday.
Union Bridge also offers lunches and dinners. Information: 775-7422.
The fun will continue with nine carnivals through mid-August. The remaining schedule is:
New Windsor June 3-8 at the carnival grounds on Atlee Avenue. Featured are a firemen's parade at 7 p.m. June 5, lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and nightly dinner platters. Rides and games open at 6 p.m. Information: 635- 6373.
Taneytown June 10-15 at Memorial Park, Route 140. Dinners are served at 5 p.m., rides and games open at 6 p.m. A firemen's parade is at 7 p.m. June 12. Information: 756-6253.
Sykesville June 17-22 on Freedom Avenue at Route 32. Dinners are served at 6 p.m., rides and games open at 6: 30 p.m. Information: 795-8021.
Harney June 24-29 on Harney Road north of Taneytown. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. and rides and games open at 7: 30 p.m. Information: 756-6464.
Manchester July 1-6 at the carnival grounds on York Street. Dinners start at 4 p.m., rides and games open at 7 p.m. A fire prevention queen contest is July 2 and a firemen's parade at 7 p.m. July 3. Information: 239-2286.
Winfield July 8-13 at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road. Information: 795-1333.
Reese July 22-27 on Route 140 at Reese Road. Information: 848-7172.
Mount Airy July 22-27 on the carnival grounds on Route 27 at Twin Arch Road. Information: (301) 829-0100.
Hampstead Aug. 12-17 behind the firehouse at 1341 N. Main St. Information: 239-4280.
Pub Date: 5/29/96