University City

Highland Creek Elementary celebrates family fun

Carnival games, funnel cakes, food and rides are just some of the entertainment that awaits visitors to the Highland Creek Elementary Community SpringFest County Fair.

Admission to the fair is free. The event will be 3-7 p.m. May 10 at Highland Creek Elementary School, 7242 Highland Creek Parkway, Charlotte.

Hosted by the Highland Elementary parent-teacher association, SpringFest is a chance for the community to support the school, said Stacy Cathey, SpringFest chairwoman.

“It brings families together,” she said.

The carnival will feature a Highland Creek Talent Show where students can showcase their performing skills.

For the adults, there will be a hot dog eating contest hosted by Sonic Drive-In. Kids can compete in a watermelon eating contest.

Participants can purchase food from vendors on-site.

Wristbands must be purchased for all carnival rides. They are $10 online and $15 at the gate.

Proceeds from the carnival will go to the Highland Creek Elementary PTA to support school needs, Cathey said.

Last year, SpringFest drew more than 2,000 participants, and the school hopes this year’s carnival will attract even more, Cathey said.

SpringFest sponsors include Carolinas HealthCare and Arkle and Harris Orthodontics.