Not Your Average Carnival: Long Island FunFest Comes to Suffolk County Community College from June 9 to 19
21st Century Fair Combines Circus and Oddity Shows with Live Bands, Karaoke, Fireworks, and more
The First Annual Long Island FunFest offers Long Islanders an exciting 11-day festival experience at Suffolk County Community College’s Michael J. Grant Campus from June 9 to 19. FunFest, which is hosted by Dreamland Amusements, features Fireworks by Grucci, World of Wonders Oddity Show and the Victoria Thrill Show Circus and much more family fun.
Attractions at the event include the Hambone Racing Pigs, live bands, karaoke, carnival rides and the Commerford Petting Zoo, the largest of its kind in the country. There will also be 28 carnival rides, including some of the most popular thrillers: Dream Wheel; Delusion – the only ride of its kind east of the Mississippi River; Dream Catcher and Zipper. For the faint of heart, they can visit the Firehouse, Orange Whip and Merry-Go-Round. In addition to an array of games and craft vendors, FunFest will also be home to a wide variety of traditional fair food from local concessionaires, including grilled sausage and peppers, corn dogs, zeppoles and funnel cake, cotton candy, popcorn and other foods.
“Long Island FunFest offers great entertainment for families who want to take a moment to laugh and enjoy life together,” said Bob Destefano, Co-Owner, Dreamland Amusements. “Our schedule of events, first-class attractions and impeccable vendors are sure to make this an unforgettable experience for everyone who attends.”
In addition to providing entertainment to members of the local communities, Long Island FunFest will donate a portion of its proceeds to NephCure Kidney International. NephCure is committed exclusively to supporting research on the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome, improving treatment and finding a cure.
The carnival will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays (Mon to Fri) and from noon to 11p.m. on weekends (Sat and Sun). General admission is $2 per person Monday through Thursday and $5 per person Friday through Sunday. Wristbands are available for $25 Monday to Thursday and $30 Friday to Sunday.
The Suffolk County Community College Michael J. Grant Campus is located at 1001 Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood, Exit 53S off the Long Island Expressway (LIE).
For a complete schedule of acts as well as admission information and ride and concession coupons, visit www.longislandfunfest.com. For more information regarding Dreamland Amusements, visit www.dreamlandamusements.com.
About Long Island FunFest
Long Island Funfest was created by Bob Destefano, co-owner of Dreamland Amusements. Mr. Destefano brings over 30 years of experience in producing events nationwide. Dreamland Amusements helps dozens of philanthropic organizations raise funds across the country, making their community initiatives and good work possible.