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Larkee's Tip Top Shows launches first web site
David and Kim Larkee of Tip Top Shows launched their company's first web site during the Wisconsin Association of Fair's trade show. Their new web site, developed by Matts Web Design, features customer service tools and advance sale ticketing. Tip Top is the first Wisconsin based show to utilize online ticketing. Their new web site can be accessed at www.tiptoprides.com.  Posted by Matt Cook on 1/11/2011

All Around adding equipment in 2011
Robert & Juanita Salerno's All Around Amusements (Lockport, IL) visited MCW at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention today in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Juanita reported that the show has been busy attending fair conventions throughout the states of Indiana, Wisconsin, and Illinois on Friday. She reported that the company will be adding a new Chicken on a Stick concession trailer, several new automatic ticket machines, and possibly a new major ride for the 2011 season.  Posted by Matt Cook on 1/11/2011

Drew Exposition expands ride lineup to include a KMG X-Factory
Drew Exposition has announced the purchase of a X-Factory ride from KMG. The X-Factory will be a first of its kind in the United States; although most closely representing a Wisdom Avalanche ride. Unlike the Avalanche, the X-Factory features a tilting tub with a water spray feature. As the tub rounds the top of the ride, it tilts outward as spraying jets shoot toward the riders giving them the illusion that they will get wet.  Posted by Matt Cook on 1/4/2011

2011 Carnival Photo Calendars still available!
MCW's 2011 Carnival Photo Calendars are on sale and make a perfect gift for the holidays! Check them out at http://calendars.carnivalwarehouse.com.  Posted by Matt Cook on 12/22/2010

Wade Shows sends over 55 loads to San Jaun for the holidays
Frank Zaitshik's Wade Shows sent over 55 loads by barge to the La Feria Holiday Theme Park in San Jaun, Puerto Rico. Rides include the RC-48 Coaster, Hit in 2000, White Water, Giant Wheel and more. The event takes place through January 6, 2011 when the equipment will head back to the states in preparation for the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, FL.  Posted by Matt Cook on 12/22/2010

Windy City Amusements thaws out indoors
Windy City Amusements has been able to keep warm with several rides at Chicago's Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest. The show has their Wisdom Himalaya, Eli Hy-5 Wheel, Carousel, and a Cliff Hanger inside the expo center through January 2, 2011.  Posted by Matt Cook on 12/22/2010

Fantasy Amusements purchases a KMG Freak Out for 2011 Season
Fantasy Amusements of Arlington Heights, IL announced the purchase of a KMG Freak Out for their 2011 season. The Freak Out is slated to be delivered in May of 2011.  Posted by Matt Cook on 12/1/2010

Skinner's Amusements Celebrates 100 Years
Skinner's Amusements will celebrate it's 100th year in business in 2010. To celebrate, the show added a Tivoli Remix II.  Posted by Matt Cook on 3/5/2010

TJ The Painter gives Wade Shows' Enterprise a new look
TJ The Painter has been busy painting a new mural on Wade Shows' Huss Enterprise over the past few weeks. It is rumored that when finished, the ride will have a star trek theme.  Posted by Matt Cook on 3/5/2010

Windy City keeps busy in Winter Quarters
Chicago's Windy City Amusements has been busy in winter quarters during the off season. To date, they have completely overhauled their Wisdom Tornado, Century Wheel, Zamperla Tea Cup, Balloon Race, two Mini Enterprises, and serviced a fleet of trucks. The show hits the road in mid April.  Posted by Matt Cook on 3/5/2010

Mike Demas purchases USA's second KMG Inversion ride
Demas Enterprises purchased a Inversion from KMG and will take delivery in time for the 2010 Minnesota State Fair. Demas who previously owned a Fire Ball (X-Treme), sold it to South America.  Posted by Matt Cook on 3/5/2010

Vote for your favorite Fair & Carnival Article of 2014
Tell us what your favorite CarnivalWarehouse.com original fair & carnival articles were in 2014.  Results will be displayed immediately after voting.

What was your favorite FAIR article of 2014?
Troy Waffner: Interim Fair Manager Makes Lasting Change
CEO Injects New Action into Alameda County Fair
Good Weather and New Changes: Wisconsin State Fair Has Record Attendance
State Agency Transfers Oregon State Fair to Public Corporation
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What was your favorite CARNIVAL article in 2014?
Jeff Pugh, A Leader In Amusement Industry Innovation, passes
Alaska Market Share Shift: Canadian Company Signs Several Golden Wheel Fairs
After 72 Years, New York State Fair Switches Midways
Florida State Fair awards Wade Shows with Hybrid Midway
Fearing Carnival Consolidation, Canada's Western Fair Inks 10-Year Deal with NAME
Miller Spectacular Shows expands route into Kentucky
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