One of the sure signs of summer in Ashburn is the appearance of the carnival, with all its spinning rides and glowing lights, in the empty field north of One Loudoun.

Image: Andrew Sample Photography

Well, summer is nearly here and the Jolly Shows Carnival is back too. It’s scheduled to open this Wednesday, June 7. It will be there daily through June 25 — evening hours during the week, afternoons and evenings on the weekends.

Image: Andrew Sample Photography

Look for a midway filled with more than 40 rides, games and food stands. And since The Burn likes to help our fellow Ashburnians (is that a word?), we are providing this link to a list of Top Secret tips on how to beat all those tricky carnival games and win giant prizes. Good luck!

(Ferris wheel image at top: Andrew Sample Photography)