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Bellevue Winter Carnival This Weekend!

Winter Carnival IN VUE returns for a third year to Bellevue ’s Historic Fairfield Avenue Business District on Saturday, Feb. 18, bringing with it even more family-friendly carnival fun than last year’s event.

The roving Pickled Brothers perform feats of fire-eating and sword swallowing. Presto Paul the magician executes tableside magic. A balloon twister, tarot card reader and face painters add to the fun. The Say Cheese Photobooth will be parked in the 400 block for everyone to capture a memory of the day.

Winter Carnival kicks off at 11 a.m. with a Princess and Superhero Parade led by Fairy Godmother and departing from Siam Orchid at 511 Fairfield Avenue. (Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess or superhero character.) Willy Wonka visits at 11:15 a.m. to drop a golden ticket into the Witt’s End Candy Emporium Mystery Box; whoever draws the ticket will win a $50 cash prize.

Le Sorelle Boutique is planning to hand out Princess and Superhero Goody Bags. Darkness Brewing is giving away one of its Stainless Steel Double-Walled Darkness Brewing Growlers ($50 value). At Schneider’s Sweet Shop, one lucky winner will walk away with a 2-lb box of Homemade Assorted Chocolates. Other giveaways are planned and visitors may enter drawings at participating Fairfield Avenue merchants.

Additionally, there will be food specials, like milk shakes and malts on sale at Schneider’s Sweet Shop and knotty dogs at The Pretzel Place, and Midway-style games, including Swedish Fish Bowl at Witt’s End Candy Emporium. Fun and activities are planned at various shops along Fairfield Avenue.

Sponsored by United Bank & Capital Trust Company (formerly Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky) and Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers, Winter Carnival IN VUE is free and open to the public. The event takes place – indoors and out – from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 18. (Note: Rain date is Saturday, March 11.) Check the www.ShopBellevueKy.com website for more details and updates about Winter Carnival Winter Carnival IN VUE 2017.

-Staff report

Image via Witt's End Candy Emporium