Cherokee Summer Carnival is back at the Fairgrounds

The Cherokee Summer Carnival returns to the Cherokee Fairgrounds for nine days starting Sunday with almost 30 amusement rides, games and food booths. Thrill rides include the giant Ferris wheel, Flying Bobs, Zipper, Paratrooper and the Gravitron, with a dozen rides for younger visitors. A dozen games of skill will give away inflatable prizes and stuffed animals of all sizes. Funnel cakes, Italian sausage, Philly cheesesteak, cotton candy and candy apples and other carnival foods will be available. Individual ride tickets are $1 each with most rides taking three to five tickets. Wristbands can be purchased for $25, giving patrons unlimited ride access for any one day. Discount coupons are available throughout Cherokee at convenience stores, fast food restaurants and welcome centers.