Carnival Highlights 2012 St. Johns Mint Festival

Maple Leaf Amusements, a relatively new carnival company from Breckenridge, Michigan will be bringing a carnival to the festival. The carnival will include 8-9 rides, mainly for young children, 4-5 games and a couple food wagons.

This new company is getting rave reviews at festivals they have participated in over the last two years. The carnival will be open Friday, August 10 from Noon to 10 pm, Saturday, August 11 from 10 am to 10 pm and Sunday, August 12 from Noon to 8 pm. Individual tickets will be $1 each and all rides will take 3 tickets.

Armbands will also be available for purchase onsite for the following times & amounts: Friday Kids Special: $12 (for 12-4 or 4-10), Saturday: $15 (for 10 am to 4 pm) and Sunday: $15 (for 12 to 6 pm). The carnival will be located on the ball diamond off Sickles Street, just before you enter the county fairgrounds.

The Chamber will be giving away 4 armbands to 2 lucky winners that can be used during the times noted above on Saturday or Sunday. To register, send a note to the St. Johns Mint Festival about what you like best about the festival. Include your name, age, phone number & address with the entry. The drawing will be random, and many of the replies we get will be included in the Mint Festival Guide. Send your entry to the St. Johns Mint Festival at PO Box 61, St Johns 48879 by Friday, July 13.

The festival committee reminds everyone that all festival parking will be off Townsend Road in several locations (1)west of the county grounds, and when that is full
2)in the middle school parking lot and when that is full
3)possibly Oakview Elementary – all high school parking lots will be blocked off due to construction).

For a full schedule of weekend events go to If you have any questions about the carnival or the festival in general call the Chamber of Commerce at 989-224-7248 or email them at

Posted in: Mint.
Last Modified: June 28, 2012