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2015 Carnation Festival
August 6 - 16, 2015

Honoring Alliance as the Carnation City, the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival is a week full of parades, food and fun throughout the community. Throughout the festival week, there are more than 30 fun-filled events. There is truly an event for everyone!

Days in the Park Musical Entertainment

Musical entertainment schedule for Days in the Park

Wednesday, August 12: Alliance Symphony Orchestra, 6-9 p.m.

Thursday, August 13: Modern Roots, 6-9 p.m.

Friday, August 14: LaFlavour, 6-9 p.m.

Queen Pageant Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Carnation Festival Queen's Pageant. Tickets can be purchased from a contestant or at the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce, Monday through Friday from 8a-4p.

Ticket prices are $10 for reserved seating and $8 general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be two lines; one for purchased tickets, and the other line to purchase tickets.

Pedal Tractor Pull Fun For All Ages


Fun for ages 3-100! Knox Ruritan pedal tractor pull at Alliance High School.  Tractor and weight exchanger furnished. This is a free event!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Registration begins @ 5:30 p.m.

Prizes awarded! Parent or guardian must register.

Style Show & Luncheon Coming in 2016

 Beginning in 2015 the Style Show and Luncheon will be held every other year. 

2015 Photo Contest

Details are now available for the 2015 Carnation Festival Photo Contest. Photo entries are $5 each and contestants can enter up to 5 photos each. All entries must be turned in to Cockrill's Studio no later than Thursday, August 6, at 5 p.m.

Movie In the Park

You're invited to enjoy a "movie on the silver screen"! Free Willy will be the featured film on Monday, August 3, at 7 p.m. in Silver Park. Grab your friends and family and head down to the park for this 3rd annual event. Bring your blankets and/or lawn chairs, and enjoy theatre-style concessions!  In-crowd entertainment begins at approximately 7 p.m.

Fishing Derby Registration Available

The Carnation Kids Fishing Derby will take place on Sunday, August 9 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., at Kidwell Lake in Silver Park.  The event is open to children ages 4-12 and features three age groups: 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.

5 K Run Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Carnation 5 K Run!  The event will be held on Sunday, August 2, at Alliance High School. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race/walk begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $12 prior to July 29, and $15 after July 29. Registration includes race day t-shirt, complimentary water and snacks.