Belmont Stakes Fair offers family fun for all – QNS.com

Belmont Stakes Fair offers family fun for all

The Belmont Stakes Fair — with more than 100 spectacular rides, games and free attractions — returns to Belmont Park Racetrack for every weekends through May 4.

The fair features more than 100 spectacular rides, games, free attractions and entertainment for families to enjoy.

This year’s fair has a larger, brand new layout and several new rides including the awesome “Crazy Mouse” roller coaster, giant Ferris wheel, the spectacular “Fireball,” and many other exciting rides that both children and adults can enjoy.

For the first time under the Big Top, Circus Hollywood will amaze and thrill crowds with several free shows daily. The Circus Hollywood features the motorcycle “Globe of Death,” the Space Wheel, high wire and aerial performances, Potato the Clown, Miss Stevana and her performing poodles, Stevana’s Hollywood Fresian Horse Show and many other performances.

Other free attractions include the Hollywood Petting Zoo with more than 50 exotic animals including giraffes and camels. The Hollywood Pig Racers will also perform during the four weekends of the fair.

Young and old alike will be amazed by the spectacular illusions performed by the Magic of Lance Gifford. The show includes “metamorphosis,” once performed by the late, great Harry Houdini, disappearing animals and audience participation.

Circus performances, magic shows and pig races take place several times each day.

Admission to the fair is only $6. For directions, discount coupons, free admission tickets and a schedule of events, visit www.belmontfair.com on the Internet or call Fair Productions at 516-293-4242, Ext. 6.

The fair is closed Monday through Thursday. Fairgoers should enter through the gates on either the north or south side of Hempstead Turnpike just east of Cross Island Parkway. The fair can be also be reached by public transportation and is wheelchair-accessible.

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