TRIMONT - J and K amusements will bring something new to Trimont FunFest this year: a carnival experience, including rides, games and food.
"It's going to be a full midway experience," said Cara Sinn, an organizer of Trimont FunFest. "We hope to make this the most talked-about festival to date ... Our main goal right now is to get the word out about the carnival as this is a big undertaking for us this year."
The carnival will be open from July 13-15. Trimont FunFest is selling vouchers for wristbands for $20 that are good for the rides all weekend long. Only 250 wristbands are available.
"In order for us to break even, we must pre-sell the wristband tickets," Sinn said. "We are pretty excited and nervous at the same time."
If all 250 wristbands are sell, they will cover the cost of the carnival.
Wristbands are available at Farmers State Bank of Trimont, Triumph State Bank, Rail Yard Bar and Grill in Trimont, Trimont Chiropractic and Welcome TV.
Individual ride tickets and daily wristbands will be available at the carnival, but those profits go straight to J and K Amusements.
While the carnival might be what gets people talking, some tried-and-true portions of FunFest are still in place. These include the early-morning activities of the pancake breakfast and 5K walk/run, to the basketball and sand volleyball tournaments. The classic car, motorcycle and tractor show, CREST silent auction, BINGO and raffles will be going on all day July 14, along with arts and crafts vendors and local entertainment.
The parade is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, and a beer garden will be open. The FunFest food stands will offer meal deals Saturday.
On Sunday, following a second pancake breakfast, there will be a community church service.
Volunteers are still needed for FunFest. For more information, contact Sinn at (507) 639-7995, or through the Facebook page at facebook,com/TrimontFunFest