TOP PHOTO: WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares photos from the carnival that began assembling rides on Monday behind the La Follette Police Station.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The big trucks from American Carnival arrived on Monday, and crews began setting up for opening day, today at 5pm.

The fun begins Tuesday at 5pm in Downtown La Follette.

The annual event is hosted by the Lions Club, and 8,000 $5 discount coupons are available at La Follette merchants. That coupon knocks off $5 from the $20 wrist bands that are needed to ride the rides. Individual ride tickets are also available. Sue with the Lions Club said admission is free and there is no charge to park.

Lots of work is yet to be done before Tuesday’s 5pm showtime.

Carnival dates and times are Tue., May 11, through Fri., May 14, from 5pm to 10pm. On the last day, Saturday, the hours are from noon until 10pm.

Temporary workers are needed this week to help with the carnival. Apply with Greg Matero on the carnival grounds.

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/11/2021-6AM)