Free carnival taking place today at Tioga Downs
As if camels and ostriches weren't exciting enough, Tioga Downs continues its 'fun and games' theme today with a free summer carnival during live harness racing, sponsored in part by the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen's Association (STHHA).
The carnival, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m., will feature a giant inflatable obstacle course, carnival games and prizes, snow cones, cotton candy, sand art projects and a horse-themed coloring book giveaway while supplies last.
"We want a lot of families and their kids to come out and have a good time on Sunday and enjoy watching the horse races too," said Guy Howard, president of the Southern Tier Harness Horsemen's Association.
"This is a great example of the type of family-friendly events that can help promote harness racing to the community when track management and the horsemen's association work together as partners," said Justin Horowitz, regional racing marketing manager. "These carnivals were well attended last year and with the partnership of the STHHA, we're hopeful it'll be even bigger this year."
Sunday's carnival also includes face painting, caricature drawings and trackless train rides.