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New Bedford Kids Carnival Comes To Town

It may not be as large as the Whaling City Festival, but the New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival at Buttonwood Park is still providing families with some mid-summer fun.

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New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival Replaces Long-Running Festival This Weekend

The Whaling City Festival has been significantly downsized, and is now going by a different name.

The New Bedford Police Union stepped in to sponsor what is now the New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival after the Whaling City Festival Committee was unable to attract enough vendors due to a lack of planning time

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Photo by Carl D. Walsh/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Park Board Approves Police Union’s Carnival Plan

The Park Board has given unanimous approval to a New Bedford Police Union plan to sponsor carnival rides at Buttonwood Park next month.

Union President Hank Turgeon tells WBSM News, the union stepped up after the Whaling City Festival announced this week it had cancelled the festival for this year

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Whaling City Festival Officially Cancelled

The Whaling City Festival's board of directors has officially cancelled the 2014 festival. In a letter sent out Tuesday night, the 45-year-old festival's directors said the budget simply could not support the event without taking on significant debt

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford Park Board

A Victory For Whaling City Festival

The Whaling City Festival is here to stay.

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Festival President: Whaling City Festival Will Return This Summer

It's no "April Fools" joke. The Whaling City Festival is back on this year.

That's the word from festival president Allen Richard who says after meeting with his planning committee Monday night, they decided to take Mayor Jon Mitchell up on his one-time trial offer of a 9pm closing time

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Councilor Brian Gomes speaking during City Council meeting.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Councilor Brian Gomes speaking during City Council meeting.

Whaling City Festival May Get Second Chance

The Whaling City Festival may still live on after a discussion between Mayor Jon Mitchell and the festival's planning committee yesterday.

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell

Mitchell Supports 8pm Closing Time For Whaling City Festival

Mayor Jon Mitchell says its unfair to blame him for the decision by the Whaling City Festival Committee to cancel this year's summer event. 

The Committee says it pulled the plug on this year's festival because the city refused to extend the event's 8pm closing time

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Local Man Wants To Revive Whaling City Festival

A New Bedford man is leading a petition drive to bring back the Whaling City Festival.

Organizers of the event announced last week there would be no Festival this year, after the City refused to allow the closing time to extend beyond 8pm.

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Is The Whaling City Festival Cancelled?

Rumors have been swirling all weekend that there would be no Whaling City Festival this summer in New Bedford. On today's "Midday Live with Taylor Cormier", Taylor spoke with Allen Richard, the president of the Whaling City Festival.

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