Kings County Fair

Kings County is the fairest of them all

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Yum: Canarsie kid Daniel Charles, 7, chows down on some popcorn at the Kings County Fair on May 19.
Swoosh: Flatlands resident Sudesh Saroop, 4, flies down the big slide with his uncle, Ishaan Moser.
Refreshing treat: Sheepshead Bay’s Kelly Cash, 9, cools off with a cherry snow cone at the fair.
Zoom: Brighton Beach babes Monica Fulks, 14; Katherine Plyam, 14; and Brenda Bliadze, 15; feel the wind in their hair while riding the “Super Himalaya.”

Adults and kids alike flocked to Floyd Bennett Field this weekend, soaking in the bright sun, cotton candy, and carnival rides in equal measure at this year’s fun-filled Kings County Fair.

The fair was well-stocked with your typical carnival ride offerings, including a Ferris wheel, roller coaster, and a spattering of kiddy rides. One unique addition to this year’s May fair fetivities was the “Stinger,” a massive pendulum ride, not unlike a viking ship attraction, which is the only one of its kind in the country — currently there are 11 in the world, with the remaining 10 residing in Europe.

“It’s pretty cool,” said Aviator Sports Center Marketing Manager Jaclyn Muns. “It’s 85-feet tall and you spin in one direction, and then the whole piece goes in another direction. It’s a little scary looking, but apparently it’s quite fun.”

Other less frightening attractions included the the World Famous “High Flying Pages” aerial trapeze show, “Miss Vicenta and her Royal White Bengal Tigers,” and eqestrian artistry performed by “The Riding Donnerts with Miss Mercedes Ballerina on Horseback.”

Kings County Fair at the Aviator Sports Center [3159 Flatbush Ave. between Aviation Road and the Shore Parkway in Mill Basin, (718) 758–7500,] Until May 28. $5 general admission.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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