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Knightdale carnival benefits Special Olympics

Posted April 1, 2013

I've gotten a couple of emails about the carnival that is set up outside of the Best Buy in Knightdale.

There's not a lot of information online about it. But Brian Bowman, the town's public information office, scouted out some information. It runs through Sunday. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., nightly through Friday. It's noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday.

Mike, a Go Ask Mom reader who I met at the Harlem Globetrotters the other week, also went out there for more details. He said that all you can ride wristbands are $20 each and the food stands had $2 off coupons for the wrist bands when he was there.

The carnival is between Target and Best Buy at the shopping center just off Knightdale Boulevard near the interchange with I-540. I'm told you won't miss the Ferris wheel.

According to Knightdale's Facebook page, the carnival, in partnership with the Knightdale Police, donated about $14,000 to Special Olympics.

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  • mrscoachparker Apr 2, 12:00 p.m.

    Its a great carnival! I took my 4 year old last year and she had a great time. We are again going tomorrow.

    leannac87...Gang members? How do you know they were in a gang? I have lived here for 4 years and in Raleigh for 4 years and have seen more gang members in Raleigh! I always feel safe here. Stop trying to make Knightdale seem like a bad place. If you have kids, you should take them to places like this in the daytime no matter what city it is.

  • gobbledygook Apr 2, 8:02 a.m.

    Anything for toddlers?

  • bigmelons2004 Apr 2, 7:41 a.m.

    We went Saturday around 3:00 in the afternoon and had a great time. We stayed a couple of hours. But when we were leaving there was a line up the street almost to 64 highway. I think a different crowd goes at night.

  • leannac87 Apr 1, 9:12 p.m.

    We were so excited the other night to take our daughter and let me just say please, don't waste your time and money. We literally thought we were going to get mugged. Gang members had this place filled.. it was scary. There were two cops out front standing by there cars. There needed to have been 25 cops!