Crazy family fun at biggest carnival yet

The Crazy Carnival kicks off next Friday and organisers say an array of new attractions mean it will be the biggest one yet.

A fun family event, the Crazy Carnival attracted more than 1500 people last year and that number is expected to rise with the inclusion of a kids' market and other stalls.

Spokesman Kane Harris says the Carnival has gone from strength to strength and they are rolling into 2013 with a bang.

He says Carnival goers will be spoilt for choice with the entertainment line-up that includes Kiwi Pro Wrestling and Cambridge magician Trevor Sills.

However, Harris says the trump card is New Zealand's Got Talent finalist, Tauranga 12-year-old Fletcher Oxford, who shot to fame after impressing judges with his singing and song-writing abilities.

"Fletcher is amazing and we're stoked he will be performing at the carnival, which is a real bonus for us," he says.

"No doubt he will sing Sushi - the name of the song he wrote and dedicated to his cat that ran away and launched his career."

And no Carnival is complete without the usual activities, and this year is no exception, Harris says.

"There is going to be something for everyone, with mini jeeps, a mini Ferris wheel, chair'o'plane, boat swing, arcade games and inflatable slides to name a few."

He says another exciting concept will be the Carnival's kids' market.

This will give youngsters the opportunity to get creative and innovative by selling items, from handmade jewellery, art and crafts to produce, fruit and plants, not to mention toys, books and clothes, alongside adult stall-holders.

Those in need of refreshment are catered for as well with numerous food stands, Mr Whippy, candyfloss and hotdogs available throughout the day.

The Fine Print

What: Tauranga Leisure, Crazy Carnival

Where: Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, Cnr of Devonport and 11th Ave, Tauranga

When: Friday January 25, 10am-3pm, $1 entry; rides from $1-$5, and

- Bay of Plenty Times

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