The Embassy Fair is a week long carnival aimed at raising funds for preserving the old Embassy Theatre in Lewistown. The theatre was originally built in 1927 and since a group bought the dilapidated theatre in 1990 the plan has been to renovate the vaudevillian playhouse back to its former glory. For this most altruistic of causes, the city of Lewistown tends to really get behind the festival; and with good reason. The Embassy Downtown Festival is a great chance to get the family out for an evening and to enjoy that prevailing sense of community warmth so common in the Spring time.
All through the week, carnival rides and games are set up in the local park. Big Ferris Wheels jut high into the air while carousels zoom ‘round. Fun games are set up in the midway as well. Amidst the laughter and shining lights are all the comfort foods common to a street fair or carnival such as sausage sandwiches and funnel cake. Weekend specials cut the cost to ride and are a perfect time to bring the kids. The Kids Connection Matinee on Saturday roils up inspiration and excitement with games and free activities. Great entertainment is provided all weekend including kid shows, comedians, and live music. There is also the very popular 50/50 raffle.
Admission is free but cost to ride is moderate. Parking is severely limited.