By Patrick YoungOctober 25, 2018
Story and photos by Molly Cooke
Donovan Field becomes the hub for family fun, today through Monday when Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield holds its annual Fall Carnival and Trunk or Treating event.
Experience the flavors of the installation's Oktoberfest celebration. Funnel cakes, rides for all ages, games of chance, and a performance by the 3rd Infantry Division Band are some of the treats available.
The Fall Carnival will kick-off the week of fun on Thursday with a host of rides and skill games. "Our fall Carnival will have at least 13 spectacular rides that are great fun for adults and teens," said Cara Bates, Special Events Coordinator for Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "We will also have at least seven rides specifically for small children, and five rides for families to enjoy together."
The one-night Oktoberfest celebration begins tomorrow, 6-10 p.m., under the carnival fest tent and includes a keg tap¬ping, German food, beer, music by the 3rd ID Band, and a Mr. and Mrs. Octoberfest contest. Contestants are asked to dress in costume and will be judged for that and their chicken dance, a stein hold, a keg toss for men, a stein grab for women.
The surrounding community is invited to join the fun. Gate 3 will be open each night off Old Sunbury Road.
Carnival hours are 5-10 p.m. tonight, 5 p.m. to midnight tomorrow, Saturday from noon to midnight and Sunday from 1-7:30 p.m.
Food and skill games are individually priced. Ride tickets can be purchased at the carni¬val entrance each night. Prices are $1 per ticket, $15 for 18 tick¬ets, $25 for 30 tickets and $25 for a daily wristband - good for unlimited rides on the day of purchase.
The excitement won't stop after the carnival is over. The Fort Stewart Trunk or Treat is set to take place on Donovan field, 6-8 p.m., on Monday.
Families and children are invited to join the fun as units and organizations hand out candy from the back of their vehicles. The event is free. The event includes a best-dressed vehicle and costume contest. will also take place. Those interested in setting up a vehi¬cle on Donovan Field to hand out candy should visit www.StewartMWR.com for details.
Hunter Army Airfield will host their annual Trunk or Treat on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Saber Hall on South Perimeter Road.
For information, visit StewartMWR.com or call 767-6212.