A riddle: What is big and loud with thrilling rides, scrumptious food, great entertainment, fabulous prizes and a guaranteed good time?
Answer: The Coolum Carnival, of course.
And it’s on from 3.30 until 8.30pm this Friday (October 31) at the Coolum Primary School.
The carnival is celebrating 11 years of night-time fun with rides for all ages, sideshow alley attractions, show bags, dozens of bargain stalls and fun competitions, with up to $500 to be won.
As the grand finale, a spectacular fireworks display will light up the skies at 8.30pm
Everyone’s favourite rides are back, including the Scrambler, Round Up, Mega Chairs, hot rods and more.
Competitions include Pig Brother, the $100 money tree, a decorated bears competition, Pluck-a-Duck, Pick-your-Nose and the $100 random draw.
Coolum Primary School acting principal Judy Menary said so many people had worked so hard over many years to ensure the carnival was a success.
“The Coolum Carnival is a fantastic evening that is made possible through the dedication of our staff and parents,” she said.
“The night is designed as a night of family enjoyment and a night that brings our whole community together.”
Ms Menary said more than 150 local businesses had donated goods, products, advertising costs, and sponsored individual attractions.
The Coolum Beach Bowls Club sponsored the rides, Coolum Park Shopping Village sponsored the fireworks, while IGA, Betta Electrical, Ray Barber Solicitors, Ram Automotive and the Commonwealth Bank were major sponsors of the night.
“We really appreciate the support from our local businesses that donate so generously to the school,” she said.
“I offer a huge thank you to everyone who works so hard to make the Coolum Carnival a roaring success.”