Fireworks, thrill rides, the sweet smell of cotton candy on the summer evening air \u2014 it\u2019s carnival time!The Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department\u2019s carnival and start-of-summer fireworks are back in the village this year. The carnival will run from Wednesday, June 26, through Saturday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening at East Ridge Middle School\u2019s front parking lot.The free fireworks show is planned Friday night, June 28, starting about 9:15, with a rain date Saturday.\u201cThe fireworks are set off on the north field \u2014 the football field to the left of the parking lot when you pull into East Ridge,\u201d said Tim Pambianchi, deputy chief of the volunteer fire department.\u201cThe fireworks can be viewed from the field at East Ridge, the carnival site. Main Street residents say you can see them from Main Street as well. People can watch them from the old high school. They can watch them from Veterans Park.\u201dThe Avalanche, the Pirate Ship, Dizzy Dragons, Scat and, for traditionalists, a carousel and Ferris wheel are among the rides to be provided by Cheshire-based Tufano Amusements.Tickets for the rides will be $1 each, and \u201cunlimited ride bracelets\u201d will be sold each night for $25.Tufano Amusements has been doing Ridgefield\u2019s firemen\u2019s carnival \u2014 and many similar events in the area \u2014 for years.The volunteer firefighters will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage sandwiches, french fries, ice cream as well as carnival treats such as cotton candy and caramel apples.The carnival is returning to East Ridge Middle School parking lot after a year when it was down on Route 7, in the parking lot at 901 Ethan Allen highway.\u201cThis year we\u2019re back at the site where we\u2019ve been almost every year since 1997, when we first started it,\u201d said Tim Pambianchi.