The annual Dewey Fire Company Carnival is under way in Hellertown’s Dimmick Park as temperatures continue to climb to near record levels.
On Tuesday, which was the carnival’s opening day, the high temperature reached the low 90s. Wednesday was hotter still–with the National Weather Service issuing a heat advisory for the Lehigh Valley–and by this weekend highs in the upper 90s are expected.
The National Weather Service has now issued an excessive heat watch for the area for “dangerously hot conditions” Friday afternoon through Sunday evening.
Fortunately there are ice cold drinks for sale at the carnival, and if you arrive early, the Hellertown Pool located across the street is open until 7 p.m. (weather permitting).
The carnival is open nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. and features rides, games of chance and food, along with the appealing sights and sounds of a small-town American midway.
Wednesday night there is a car show at the carnival, and it’s another one-price-ride night for anyone who purchases a $20 wristband (Thursday will also be a “wristband” night).
The annual fireworks display that is a beloved part of the carnival will be held Friday at 10 p.m. at Dimmick Park. The rain date for the fireworks is Saturday, July 20 at 10 p.m.
Admission to the carnival is free. Prices for carnival rides, food and amusements vary.
The carnival is an important annual fundraiser for the Dewey Fire Company, which is staffed by volunteers.
Photos by Chris Christian