Burlington Carousel Festival postponed as construction on Carousel House continues

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Construction delays for the new Carousel House led to the postponement of the Burlington Carousel Festival. The menagerie of animals is in storage waiting to be installed.
Construction delays for the new Carousel House led to the postponement of the Burlington Carousel Festival. The menagerie of animals is in storage waiting to be installed.

Due to pandemic-related supply chain issues creating construction delays for the new Carousel House, the City of Burlington has postponed the Carousel Festival until the fall. The festival celebrating Burlington’s Dentzel Carousel was previously scheduled for May 7 and 8.

This is an unprecedented time for the construction industry around the nation, and the Carousel House project is not immune to the impacts, noted officials. Shortages in materials and labor have resulted in extended delays.

While there have been challenges to acquiring everything from caulk and façade stone to roof materials, the Carousel House requires some very specialized, custom components and finishings that are proving particularly difficult to get, according to city officials.

This article originally appeared on Times-News: Burlington Carousel Festival delayed due to construction supply holdup

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