From the rides, to the food, to the entertainment and company, Old Home Days is a carnival that keeps bringing families back year after year - and for a good cause.
For forty years, Jolly Boys of Williamsville and Hammerl Amusements have put on the carnival, one that chairman Rick Brown says, “is the focal point of many people’s summers.”
“Not much has changed over the decades,” he said. “The tradition is still going. People who came 40 years ago are now bringing their kids, there are more new faces and that’s great.”
Every Summer the carnival transforms Island Park in Williamsville into a packed island of fun, a little bit of something for everyone.
“It’s an event for everyone. Every single penny that we raise goes right back to the youth of Amherst,” Brown said. “People call us and need resources and we have the means to support them.”
Kids can enjoy the rides and sweet treats, while adults enjoy the beer tent and entertainment - and then there are the sweet treats for everyone of course!
In keeping with tradition, on Wednesday, 100 kids from St. Lukes Mission will get to enjoy the carnival rides for free - all day long.
Old Home Days runs until Friday.
For more information on ticket prices, times and more, visit the website.