Crazy hair, painted faces and plenty of rides will be among the highlights at the St Ambrose Primary School carnival next weekend.

This year’s carnival will coincide with the Woodend Lions Club art show, with both to be held at the school on Saturday, March 18.

Carnival-goers can also expect to be entertained at talent shows, jumping castles, Farmer Darryl’s animal farm, a treasure hunt and cupcake decorating.

Principal Desmond Noack says the event showcases the best of the Macedon Ranges.

“We are fortunate to live and work in a vibrant community where events such as our carnival are so well supported,” he said. “It’s fantastic that our two community events can run alongside one another. Carnival-goers will be able step away from the action on the school oval and be inspired by the work of local artists in St Ambrose Hall.”

The festivities will run between 9.30am and 3.30pm at St Ambrose Parish Primary School, Templeton Street, Woodend.

Details: www.facebook.com/woodendlionsclub