Midway games, bingo, live and silent auctions and a raffle will all contribute to the fun of the 67th annual St. Mary’s Central High School Carnival, which is slated for this weekend.
The three-day event kicks off on Friday with the first of three meals — a pork dinner, served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meal prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Takeout is available.
“Meals are served family style and made in our kitchen,” said event chairperson Jan Carter.
The midway, featuring games such as darts, bean bag toss, shuffleboard and ring the bottle, will be open from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, with bingo coinciding in the band room.
The carnival is free, but games and activities generally require one to two tickets, which cost 25 cents each.
“It doesn’t cost anything to come in and walk around,” Carter said, noting the event is family friendly.
Hot dogs, taco in a bag, nachos, pop and popcorn will be available for purchase all three days at the midway’s concession stand.
A live auction will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A variety of items will be auctioned off, including one seat on the University of Mary’s annual Rome pilgrimage and a fishing trip for two people hosted by Jon Mitzel of Dakota Country Magazine.
Saturday’s midway hours are noon to 9:30 p.m., with bingo from 1 to 9:30 p.m. A chicken dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Breakfast, complete with pancakes, eggs, sausage and ham, will be served beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, with the last plate dished out at 1 p.m.
The midway will be open for four hours on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and bingo is available from noon to 3 p.m.
A silent auction runs the duration of the event in the west gymnasium, with bidding to end at 2 p.m. Sunday. A wide variety of gift certificates, as well as college scholarships and merchandise, will be up for bid.
This year’s raffle grand prize is a 2018 Dodge Challenger SXT. Other prizes include a smart TV, grill and iPad. Tickets are $2, and the drawing will take place Sunday afternoon.
Other activities include a cakewalk, rooms designated for the purchase of baked goods and used books and a Kiddie Karnival for children ages 4 and younger.
Limited parking is available at the high school, 1025 N. Second St. There is a free shuttle bus service from the west parking lot of the Capitol every 15 minutes.
All money raised at the event benefits Catholic education in Bismarck.
More information can be found by visiting www.stmaryscarnival.org.