DEARBORN, Michigan – Act now and save money when purchasing all-day wrist bands for the carnival at the 2011 Homecoming at Ford Field Park in Dearborn August 5-7.
Advanced sales of all-day wrist bands are $12, plus a $1 service fee, from now until 11:59 p.m. on August 4 at www.wadeshowsinc.com.
The carnival is open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5-7. Online purchasers print a receipt, and bring that, along with their I.D., to the carnival ticket booth onsite at the festival to exchange it for an all-day wrist band for that day. Purchasers do not have to specify online which day they will be using the wrist band.
The online savings is significant. All-day wrists bands purchased onsite Aug. 5-7 are $18.
Half-day wristbands can be purchased onsite for $13 and cover ridership from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Companion tickets, meant for adults to accompany children on certain rides, have remained at $8. Other prices apply. (There are no refunds on any carnival tickets or on wristbands.)
This year, the Ferris wheel returns, along with 25 other exciting rides.
Homecoming is a project of the City of Dearborn and the nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund. Oakwood Healthcare is the presenting sponsor. Sponsorships cover a significant amount of the cost of the festival.
More than 30 Dearborn-based nonprofit groups use the festival as their major fundraiser of the year, returning those dollars to the community through positive activities and scholarships.
The festival is known for its spectacular fireworks on Saturday and Sunday, which are sponsored by Westborn Chrysler Jeep, with additional support from Kenwal Steel Corp.
For more information, call 313-943-2285 or visit www.cityofdearborn.org.