“New this year is the zipline. It’s 35 feet tall and about 100 feet long. These are really popular right now and the one we will have is coming from Indianapolis. It will really be a thrill for people to come and experience,” said Park and Recreation Department Superintendent Mike McLemore. “The zipline will be offered at a reduced rate. And we have lots of activities all week that are free.”
Carnival rides from Brady’s Amusements will be open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Thursday. Arm bands will be available for Monday and Tuesday and can be purchased in advance at the Daviess County Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor’s office, Clerk-Treasurer’s office, utility building and the RSVP office in the community building at Eastside Park. Bracelets can be used either Monday or Tuesday and cost $14 in advance or $17 at the carnival. Individual tickets can be purchased at the carnival for $2 each or 10 tickets for $16. Each ride requires one ticket.
Some of the available concessions during the event include Papa John’s, the Washington High School Band Boosters, Scoops Homemade Ice Cream, Dan and Boo’s Hot Fish and Barbecue and the Washington Church of the Nazarene. Brady’s Amusements will also offer various concessions. Food booths will be open daily.
Hot air balloon rides will be available on Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. The rides, sponsored by Re/Max Realty, will end at 9:30 p.m.
Several bands have been scheduled as part of the festivities. All bands will play at the bandstand. The Hiding will perform Tuesday from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, American Pie will play from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Thursday Fonda will take the stage from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. followed by Guilty as Charged from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.