6.) St. Anthony of Padua Carnival Review – Parma – June 7, 2018

It was a beautiful day at the St. Anthony of Padua Carnival

…perfect for taking advantage of the rides galore…

…playing some prize games…

…and eating fried food a-plenty.

It was also the perfect night for some friendly gambling.

As you turned the corner from the children’s area…

…where kids could get their face painted…

…or participate in various levels of skilled games…

…you came face to face with an avenue filled with opportunities…

…where you could win all sorts of prizes, including stuffed animals…

…plants…

…and cold hard cash.

Games involved dice…

…ball tosses…

…spinning wheels…

…raffles…

…dabbers…

…and even racing mechanical pigs!

But, if games weren’t your thing, you could head to the entertainment tent…

…for some relaxing Irish music (The New Barleycorn)…

…or you could get yourself an adult beverage…

…some Italian food…

…or a dessert…

…among the various vendors.

Just note that, to pay for any food, you needed to first purchase tickets at the booth near the main Carnival Menu.

These food tickets were used as currency at all food vendors and any change by the food vendors was also given in food tickets.

Fortunately, if you didn’t use all your food tickets, you could return to this booth and sell them back for cash.

That’s how I purchased this tasty plate of penne pasta (with meatball) and meatball sub.

I also had to buy tickets (at the ride window) to ride this carousel…

…and it was definitely worth it.