Spring Fest is this weekend at Fort Gordon

Children scream with delight on the Windjammer ride at Spring Fest at Fort Gordon.

Head over to Fort Gordon this weekend for Spring Fest.


The annual event runs May 4-6 at Barton Field with a carnival, flea market, petting zoo, pony rides, live entertainment and more. While the carnival is up and running daily, music performances and other offerings vary each day of the festival.

Today's events begin at 4 p.m. with the vendor village open until 8. At 6 p.m., Five's A Crowd takes the stage followed by Bo Bice, of American Idol fame, at 8 p.m. Fireworks will cap the evening after dark.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, festival-goers can shop at a flea market, visit the BOSS Car, Truck & Bike Show, enjoy a pony ride or find activities for the kids, aside from the carnival rides.

Live entertainment begins at 11 a.m. with the BellyRok belly dance troupe and dance music by Flashback, bluegrass with Doug and the Henrys and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Jazz Band. Groupa Kachimbo de Savannah will headline the Saturday night music from 6:30-10 p.m.

The carnival will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Admission to Spring Fest is free and the event is open to the public. To enter Fort Gordon, people ages 16 and older must have a photo ID; drivers must show state registration and proof of insurance.

Carnival pricing for today and Saturday is all you can ride for $10 (for people under 48 inches tall) or $20 (for people over 48 inches tall). All you can ride on Sunday is $10. Single tickets are $1.

For more information, call (706) 791-6779 or see www.fortgordon.com/event_support_files/SpringFest2012_web.pdf.

Fort Gordon SpringFest2012_web.pdf