Foothills Merry-Go-Round Festival






Please be sure to join us as we celebrate our 20th year hosting this amazing event! If you have never been be sure to mark your calendars. If you have joined us before we can't wait to see you back! For more information be sure to check this page frequently for updates and additions!





Watch Carl White, Life in the Carolinas, as he takes in the sights and sounds of the Foothills Merry Go Round Festival in Shelby, North Carolina!


2017 Schedule & Events

Admission: $7 Saturday/$7 Sunday/

All Amusement Rides & Entertainment Included*

No Extra Charges Like Other Carnivals and Festivals!
*Amusement Rides and Entertainment Subject to Change


Directions to Shelby City Park 


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The 2017 Festival will inlcude rides such as: YoYo, Hurricane, Super Slide, Round-Up, Giant Ferris Wheel, Scrambler, Orient Express Roller Coaster, Bumper Cars, Fun House, Several Inflatable Rides for
the smaller kids and the ever popular City Park Carrousel and Rotary Train!

And more... Face painting, balloon artists and mascots !

Vendor Food to include World Famous Cullers French Fries, Deep Fried Oreos, Turkey Legs, Polish Sausages, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Fried Pickles, Livermush sandwiches, Funnel Cakes and so much more!


Saturday April 29th Schedule

9:00am - Foothill's Merry Go Round Golf Tournament

11:00am-9:00pm- Awesome Carnival Rides, Vendors and Great Food!

12:00pm, 2:00om, 4:00pm & 6:00pm- Captain Jim & Sea Shel and Gang Website

11:00am-2:00pm - Academy of Performing Arts City Park Gymnasium Website

1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm - Circus Stella Website

9:00pm - Fireworks

Sunday April 30th Schedule

1:00pm - 7:00pm - Awesome Carnival Rides, Vendors and Great Food!

1:30pm, 3:30pm & 5:00pm- Captain Jim & Sea Shel and Gang Website

**CIRCUS STELLA** Shows at 2:00 4:00 and 6:00 Featuring balance artist Dextre Tripp and his wife, aerialist Jana Colgin. Website

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