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A Carnival of Fun/Johnston Amusements, LLC: From Humble Beginnings to Big Growth

A Carnival of Fun/Johnston Amusements is helmed by owner Ken Johnston, who recalls his operation’s humble start, and revels in the large-scale fun his operation offers today. Headquartered in ......[read more]

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Frazier Shows Continues to Find Success
Expands in Both Business Matters and As a Family Affair

Since Steve and Julie Broetsky first took over Frazier Shows 16 years ago, the company has seen change and growth, in more ways than one.“We bought Frazier shows with 15 rides and a dozen ......[read more]

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California Mid-Winter Fair: Agriculture, Demolition Derbys, and Community Spirit

At the California Mid-Winter Fair, which ran March 2-11 this year, a wide range of attractions include agricultural exhibits, demolition derbies, and a lot of community interaction. According to fair ......[read more]

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New Format Launched for CarnivalWarehouse.com
AmusementParkWarehouse.com introduced

When we began carnivalwarehouse.com in 1997, we thought the internet would be a great place to publish. The ability to get a story out quickly was exciting to us, as trade publications at the ......[read more]

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How Kissel Entertainment Stands Out Against Competitors
Show adds KMG Alter Ego for 2018

Russ Kissel has worked with fairs his entire life.   His business, Kissel Entertainment, was first created in 1932, by his grandfather who lived in Cincinnati. Kissel says what started out ......[read more]

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New Stage is "Star" of the Show for Rodeo Houston

If there were any doubts about whether Texans were tough, the 2018 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo showed that not even a devastating hurricane and flood were going to stop fans from attending in ......[read more]

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Belle City Amusements down slightly at Strawberry Festival

The Florida Strawberry Festival in in Plant City, Florida had a successful year for their 2018 event.  Ticket sales were slightly down, but the attendance number was a booming 526,025 according ......[read more]

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Pasco County Fair -- Jam Packed with Entertainment

The 2018 Pasco County Fair "Jam Packed With Excitement," had all new entertainment for fairgoers and celebrated a 71st birthday. Tracy Thomposon, Annual Fair Chairman, is very happy with the results ......[read more]

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TN Commissioner Lifts Ban on Fireball Amusement Device

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips today lifted a ban on the Fireball and similar amusement devices from operating within the ......[read more]

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Florida's Osceola County Fair posts solid year

The Osceola County Fair is held each year at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The 10 day event, which begins on the second Friday in February, includes agriculture and livestock shows ......[read more]

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Dreamland Amusements Adds New Events, New Rides, New Amenities and another generation in 2018

Dreamland Amusements is poised to have a successful 2018 season. A route highlighted with new fairs, refurbished rides, more guest amenities, and a strong staff sets the show up for greatness ......[read more]

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H2B Update: Ask your Congressmen to Encourage the DHS to issue additional visas

Due to the hard work of the Grassroots (that means YOU) letting your member of Congress know that H-2B Cap Relief is vital to your business, the lobbyists, the trade associations, the H-2B Coalition, ......[read more]

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Statement of the H-2B Workforce Coalition On House Passage FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill

The H-2B Workforce Coalition will continue to seek a permanent solution to the seasonal labor crisis small businesses across the country face as national unemployment approaches 4 percent. We are ......[read more]

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SLA to Host a commemorative memorial service along with a tribute to the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

Chicago, IL -The Showmen's League of America will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Showmen's Rest and pay tribute to the victims of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus on this the 100th year of the ......[read more]

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Martin County Fair Faces Limited Space

The 2018 Martin County Fair took place from Feb. 9th-17th. The fair is the largest single event in the county, organized solely by volunteers as a way to promote the county's youth, agriculture, ......[read more]

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Doc Rivera Brings Carnival History to Life at the IISA Carnival Museum

Doc Rivera has been the curator of the International Independent Showmen's Museum for 5 years. He has dedicated his time to the museum in order to preserve the storied and exciting history of the ......[read more]

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Ft. Worth Stock Show Attendance on Par with 2017

At the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, a legendary Texas event adapts to the digital age.The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo's 2018 event lived up to it's slogan, "this thing is legendary." The show ......[read more]

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Florida State Fair adds New Entertainment for 2018

The 2018 Florida State Fair, held February 8th-19th, focused on providing fairgoers more entertainment than ever before and creating ways for families to affordably come out to the fair. While ......[read more]

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South Florida Fair down 5% due to weather

The 2018 South Florida Fair started out with some cooler weather but warmed up along the way. 2018 attendance was down about 5% from 2017 according to CEO, Rick Vymlatil. "2018 attendance is 427,005 ......[read more]

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Despite bad weather, San Antonio Livestock Show sees bright spots

The 2018 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, February 8th-25th, was hit with unfavorable weather this year. While grounds attendance and midway gross suffered, there was still plenty to be proud of ......[read more]

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New Drone Light Shows Provide Futuristic Alternative to Fireworks for Fairs and Events

The Great Lakes Drone Company (GLDC) drone light show division is looking to branch out into the fair and festival industry according to Director of Flight Operations, Matt Quinn. The Drone Light ......[read more]

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Michigan Association of Fairs and Expositions Looks to the Future With New Youth Programs

The 133rd Michigan Association of Fairs and Expositions (MAFE) Convention was held January 11th-13th at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. About 1,200 people were ......[read more]

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H2B Cap Met - Urgent Call To Action For all H2B Employers, Suppliers, Fairs and Events

On March 1, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the second half of the FY2018 H2B visa cap had been met.  The USCIS received 47,000 petitions for ......[read more]

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Wade Shows addresses ongoing labor concerns

Carnival owners are faced with a number of concerning issues in 2018 says  Frank Zaitshik. He runs Michigan-based Wade Shows, which ranks among North America's biggest outdoor amusement ......[read more]

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Georgia / South Carolina - Successful Trade Show sells out

The 6th edition of the joint South Carolina and Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs Convention took place January 25th-27th, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta ......[read more]

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Ed Inners, Owner of Inners Shows, Passes

Edward Milton Inners, Jr., 68, Passed away due to an unexpected accident on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Born January 6, 1950 In York, PA., his family now resides in Franklinton, NC.He was proceeded ......[read more]

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Social Media Discussions Take Center Stage at the VA Fair Convention

The 2018 Virginia Association of Fairs (VAF) Convention was highlighted by educational seminars and roundtables, the crowning of a new Miss Virginia Association of Fairs Pageant Queen, and plenty of ......[read more]

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American Disabilities Act: Why it matters to Fairs

The American Disabilities Act (ADA) is not just a good idea: it's the law.  It's a good idea because it's the right thing to do, and it's the law because some need help to do the right ......[read more]

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Pennsylvania Fair Convention Reports: New Fairs and a Top 50 Event

Lackawanna County Fair The Lackawanna County Fair is a new fair starting in 2019; it will be held the first weekend of June, Wednesday through Saturday in Northeastern Pennsylvania. According to ......[read more]

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IISF Trade Show: Lamberink Introduces New One Trailer Giant Wheel
Steve Lisko Develops New Business Selling Kiddie Trains & Bunkhouses

There were several wheels at the trade show from various manufacturers but one company in particular has been making a splash building Giant Wheels for a long time.  Lamberink, builder of the ......[read more]

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IISF Trade Show Concludes on a High Note
KMG sells a new Freak Out to Triple Treat Shows; announces new thrill ride design

The 50th edition of the IISA Trade Show ended with more of a whimper than a bang as vendors began packing their wares and heading for home ahead of the show's close.  Many were around making ......[read more]

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Thursday Highlights from the IISF Trade Show in Gibtown
Kolmax showcases multiple rides; Lifetime Trailers Increases Production

The third day of the 50th annual IISF Trade Show and Extravaganza was another bright, sunny day with temperatures hovering close to 80 degrees.  Traffic seemed steady but relatively light, close ......[read more]

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Wednesday Highlights from the IISF Trade Show
Skelly's Amusements adds second Expo Wheel; Rides 4-U Shows new Mini Breakdance

Wednesday was another beautiful, sunny day for the 50th annual IISF Trade Show and Extravaganza, held at the Club's grounds in Gibsonton, FL.  Traffic on Day 2 was not quite as high as Day 1 ......[read more]

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50th IISF Trade Show Kicks off Tuesday in Gibtown
Wisdom Rides debuts new Y-Factor spectacular ride

The 2018 International Independent Showmen's Association (IISA) Trade Show kicked off in Gibsonton, FL on Tuesday.  The trade show this year is special for a variety of ......[read more]

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IISF Trade Show Celebrates 50th Year in 2018
Gibtown Extravaganza welcomes 27 new exhibitors

The International Independent Showmen's Foundation (IISF) Trade Show and Extravaganza held in Gibsonton, Florida is celebrating it's 50th year. Trade Show attendees can expect more exhibitors, more ......[read more]

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NICA Making Progress On Key Issues

The National Independent Concessionaires Association (NICA) had a busy 2017. According to the  outgoing President of the organization, Dominic Palmieri, NICA could not be in a better place as ......[read more]

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Carnivals Adapt to New Electronic Logging Requirement for CDL Drivers
Show owners weigh in on new DOT regulations

The commercial trucking industry has gone through a major shift in compliance, which affects carnivals hiring CDL drivers to haul equipment across state lines. Under legislation that took effect ......[read more]

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Tons of Fun Shows Ready to pass Reins to Second Generation

Tons Of Fun Shows exhibited at the 2018 Pennsylvania Association of County Fairs Convention. The company is currently owned by David and Sue Pfeffer but will soon be turned over to their son, ......[read more]

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After 100 YEARS, Pennsylvania Association of Fairs still going strong

The 2018 Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention was themed "Farms, Families, Fairs, Fun." From January 17th-20th, Fair Association members and Pennsylvania Showmen's Association ......[read more]

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Penn Valley Shows Continues to Expand
Benner family hopeful to get H2B workers in time for 2018 season

Penn Valley Shows travels a route around Central Pennsylvania. In 2017, they, like many others in the industry, experienced some rough rain. Show owner, Christina Benner, recalled flooding at the ......[read more]

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Pennsylvania Based C&L Shows gears up for 2018 Season

C&L Shows exhibited at the 2018 Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention, held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA, Jan. 17 - 20, to gear up for the 2018 season and have some ......[read more]

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New York State Fair issues request for proposals to help book year-round events at the fairgrounds

The New York State Fair has recently put out a Request For Proposals (RFP) to find a private marketing firm to help bring events to their new Expo Center and other fairgrounds facilities throughout ......[read more]

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H2B Visa - Process Change and Update from JKJ Workforce

JKJ Workforce issued the following update regarding H2B visa processing for the second half cap of FY2018.1) The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the cap for the first ......[read more]

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Robbie & Tarah Hauser take the reins on West Coast Amusements second unit

West Coast Amusements is going through a major transition. Like most carnivals, the Canadian show is family owned, and as generations pass, the younger set typically steps up to run the ......[read more]

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OABA looks to the future

OABA At The North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs ConventionAt the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs Convention January 4th-6th, 2018, Bob Johnson, President of the Outdoor ......[read more]

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H-2B Labor Discussions Take Center Stage at North Carolina Fair Convention

Lloyd Moody, President of the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs, had some time to reflect on this year's convention after it ended on January 7th, 2018. Recently, the President's term ......[read more]

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Powers & Thomas Midway Entertainment aggressively expands route
Show signs five new fairs for 2018 season

Powers and Thomas Midway Entertainment closed out a strong 2017 season and is poised to have a great year in 2018. According to Ed Powers, the company has acquired five new fairs for the 2018 season: ......[read more]

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North Carolina Fair Convention Round-Up
Powers & Thomas picks up Lenoir County Fair

Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair The Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair in Lumberton, North Carolina got back on track in 2017 with a close-to record run according to Vice President of Fair ......[read more]

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Mike Safie, builder of the Wacky Worm Passes

Mike Safie, an industry veteran, passed away on December 24th, 2017 after 47 years in the amusement industry. He was 84 years old. Safie was born in Bethlehem and moved to El Salvador when he was ......[read more]

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Wilson County Fair goes with Reithoffer for 2018, Reithoffer continues to expand route

The Wilson County Fair has announced they will be changing carnival providers from Amusements of America to Reithoffer Shows starting with the 2018 fair. Executive Director of the Wilson County Fair, ......[read more]

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H2B Visa - Cap Update and Call to Action
First cap met; April 2018 cap to be filled prior to April 2

Below is an update issued by James Judkins of JKJ Workforce on the current status of the H2B Seasonal Worker Visa Program.  It is essential that all carnivals, fairs, festivals, events, and ......[read more]

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COASTAL CAROLINA FAIR HAS SUCCESSFUL YEAR; $800,000 GIVEN TO LOCAL CHARITIES in 2017

The Coastal Carolina Fair had a great year in 2017, according to President, Billy Robinson. Attendance increased 8% from 2016; about 255,000 people attended the 2017 fair October 26th-November 5th. ......[read more]

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Fryeburg Fair: Attendance Jump for Agricultural Extravaganza

Although no record days were set, according to Damon,  paid attendance reached 170,614, up 3,776 from 2016.With our fairgoers, exhibitors, employees and more we estimate the week's crowd to be ......[read more]

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Weather Affects Attendance at State Fair of Louisiana
Crabtree Amusements rolls out cashless ticketing system

The 2017 State Fair of Louisiana, "Memories On The Midway," took a hit in attendance but saw plenty of success in other areas of the fair. According to fair President and General Manager, Chris ......[read more]

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Amusements of America picks up Bloomsburg Fair and Upper South Carolina State Fair for 2018

After 50 years with Reithoffer Shows, the Bloomsburg Fair has signed a new midway provider. Amusements of America will be headed to Bloomsburg for the first time in 2018, providing the carnival and ......[read more]

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Carnival Warehouse Interviews: Goodman Says Goodbye after 33 Years as S.C. State Fair GM

Gary L Goodman, General Manager of the South Carolina State Fair since 1984, has announced his retirement, which went into effect after the conclusion of the 2017 edition of the fair.The fair dates ......[read more]

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Bringing Marketing In-House Helps Georgia National Fair Offset Bad Weather Forecasts

The 28th Annual Georgia National Fair endured one day of rain, but like many fairs and outdoor events, sometimes the actual weather is not as bad as the forecast. Attendance totaled 467,584 over the ......[read more]

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Re-Emerged Broward County Fair Attracts 55,000 People
Fair fields semi-independent midway for first year

The re-formed Broward County (Fla.) Fair drew about 55,000 in attendance despite bad weather on Thanksgiving Day, said Harlan Bast, the event's promoter and owner of Hildebrand Amusement Rides. Fair ......[read more]

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Fair Fare: Eat, Drink and Be Healthy

Ever bite into a big juicy burger and wonder where it came from?  People at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, New York don't.  According to their September 2017 press release, "the invention ......[read more]

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H-2B Program likely to be Under More Stress in 2018

In early November, representatives of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA) conducted their second Washington D.C. fly-in of the year. The fly-in that those representatives of the fair ......[read more]

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North American Midway Entertainment endures, despite challenges

COLUMBIA, S.C. --- North American Midway Entertainment felt a pinch in business this year year due to multiple factors, none of which had to do with the weather, according to company officials.  ......[read more]

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IAFE Closes Final Show in Vegas; Show moves to San Antonio in 2018
Rick Vymlatil becomes chairman of IAFE

The final IAFE Convention in Vegas concluded on Wednesday, ending a tradition begun in 1971 after moving from Chicago to Vegas.  The convention has had a few different sites and venues over the ......[read more]

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SLA Inducts Frank Zaitshik & Jim Sinclair into Hall of Honor
Dreamland Amusements announces new Coaster purchase

Day two of the IAFE Convention also marked the final day of the SLA trade show held in Bally's.  Outgoing SLA President Debbie Powers of Powers' Great American Midways was happy with the results ......[read more]

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IAFE & SLA Trade Shows: Monday Highlights
NY State Fair Excels with Cyber Monday Promotion; Ward Hall sells side show

The IAFE Trade Show kicked off Monday in las Vegas for the last time.  After decades in Las Vegas, the convention will be moving in 2018 to San Antonio TX.  The feeling is bittersweet here ......[read more]

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Strike It Rich!: IAFE Readies 2017 Convention

Fairs are ready to Strike It Rich! for their final meeting in Las Vegas. The International Association of Fairs and Expositions' (IAFE) 127th Annual Convention & Trade Show will be held Nov. ......[read more]

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CPM Bringing Biggest Teen Stars to Fairs in 2018

Celebrity Placement Marketing aims to fill a much needed role in the fair community. As the cost of large concerts and crowd-drawing entertainers increases, there is a need for affordable, ......[read more]

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BREAKING NEWS: AOA signs Bloomsburg; Reithoffer Signs Wilson Co. - companies swap top 50 events

Carnivalwarehouse received news today that two Top 50 Fair carnival contracts have changed hands this week.  The Wilson County Fair, Lebanon, Tn, formerly played by Amusements of America, will ......[read more]

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IAAPA Day 4: Majestic Coaster Set to Debut; Rides 4-U Wrap Up; Magic Money Introduces a Revolutionary Cashless Ticketing System

The 2017 edition of the IAAPA Attractions Expo came to a close Friday at 4pm.  The 2017 expo proved to be a record setting show, with over 25,300 buyers in attendance, a 12 percent increase in ......[read more]

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IAAPA Day 3: Audio Innovators Develops Midway Sound System; Myers adds new European Dark Ride

A little after ten am on Thursday, February 16th, the third day of the IAAPA Trade Show, the parking lots at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando were nearing capacity.  The IAAPA show ......[read more]

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ARM to build second Frenzy Ride; Wisdom to debut new Y-Factor
IAAPA 2017 Day 2 Highlights

The second day of the 2017 IAAPA Attractions Expo opened Wednesday to mild crowds, but by the end of the day, the trade show floor was filled with an assortment of buyers and attendees.  ......[read more]

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Rides 4-U Debuts New Mini-Break Dance at IAAPA
IAAPA 2017 Day 1 Coverage

The 2017 edition of the IAAPA Attractions Expo opened to large crowds on Tuesday at 10am.  Attendance figures for the first day of the trade show have yet to be announced, however, the floor was ......[read more]

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More than 32K Expected to See New Ride Technologies Unveiled at IAAPA

The premier conference and trade show for the $39.5 billion global attractions industry - IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 - opens Tuesday, November 14th and runs through the 17th at the Orange County ......[read more]

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Attendance increase for Du Quoin State Fair
Fair expands midway footprint

The 2017 Du Quoin State Fair saw an attendance increase over 2016. According to the fair's preliminary estimates, 109,305 people visited the Du Quoin State Fair which is an increase of over 3,600 ......[read more]

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New LA County Fair Manager Goes Undercover

Like many newly appointed fair managers overseeing their first fair, Miguel A. Santana, spent a lot of time observing. Last year, Santana was named President and CEO Executive Officer of the Los ......[read more]

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Strates Shows weighs in on testing for corrosion on rides; Show reports strong season

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Jim Strates wants to see some adjustments made in the carnival industry with regard to testing older rides for corrosive damage.       Strates Shows ......[read more]

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From Dairy Farm to Fair Manager, Erie County Fair's New CEO

Jessica Underberg, the newly named Chief Executive Officer & Fair Manager of the Erie County Fair, first came to the fair in 1985 while participating in various exhibits in the Fair's Youth ......[read more]

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New Marketing and More Free Attractions Push Attendance Upwards for Colorado State Fair

For most new fair managers, the first year is a transitional year, as operations begin to adapt to a new captain at the helm. By the same token, that new manager is more of an observer, seeing what ......[read more]

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Testimonial Marketing Helps Boost Champlain Valley Fair Attendance

Marketing for the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction, Vermont may have revolved around its perennial tag line - "The 10 Best Days of Summer" - but the makeover actually started the year before ......[read more]

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Reithoffer Shows signs multi-year extensions for New Mexico State Fair and Pensacola Interstate Fair

Reithoffer Shows has signed extensions with two of its biggest events, according to Rick Reithoffer, the carnival's co-owner and head of the Blue Unit. The New Mexico State Fair and Pensacola (Fla.) ......[read more]

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In Memory of Jeff Shuper

Jeff Shuper passed away in a tragic car accident at the age of 48. Known in the industry as an immensely talented ride foreman, he will be missed by many: especially by his long-time friend, Mike ......[read more]

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One day shorter but same attendance numbers for Washington State Fair

The 2017 Washington State Fair was a successful one. Attendance was about 1.1 million, just about the same last the 2016 fair. This attendance consistency was a victory for the fair as they ran one ......[read more]

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Hurricane Harvey poses challenges for Great Allentown Fair

The 2017 Great Allentown Fair saw many successes despite challenges from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey. This year, The Great Allentown Fair celebrated the 165th anniversary of its founding. In ......[read more]

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Big E Breaks Attendance Records with New Marketing, Entertainment and Exhibits

Revamped marketing, a top notch entertainment lineup, new exhibits and an improving economy are all tangible factors the Eastern States Expo can point to as contributing to a record number of ......[read more]

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New Mascot & Marketing Campaign Boosts Attendance for Delta Fair & Music Festival

Now that a decade of growth has gone by, establishing itself in the Tennessee fair market, the Delta Fair & Music Festival decided to start its next decade with Cowvin. Cowvin (the moniker ......[read more]

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Michaels Amusements Dodges Raindrops in Second Half Of the Season
Show affected by a temporary Freak Out ban in North Carolina

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Hurricanes are old hat for Michael Reisinger. As the owner of Michael's Amusements, he's worked through 20 hurricanes over his 50-year career in the outdoor amusement ......[read more]

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First Independent Midway and Electronic Wristband for Iowa State Fair

One of the most iconic state fairs in the country, the Iowa State Fair,  had a record setting year in terms of attendance - 1,130,072, up 9.14 percent from 2016. In fact, this 11-day event ......[read more]

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New Sky Ride Enables New York State Fair to Soar

Record attendance, in an era of austerity, near unprecedented state government support of the fair, an extensive marketing campaign, and a proactive carnival company in the 4th year of a 10-year ......[read more]

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Wisconsin's Winning Streak Extended to 5th Year

Breaking the 1 million mark is milestone many fairs strive for, but not all achieve. An Independent midway, robust headline entertainment and a strident food promotion not only pushed the Wisconsin ......[read more]

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After fire loss, Fun Tech bounces back with new Kid Zoo Fun House

Fun Tech Industries premiered a new attraction, "Kid Zoo" at the 2017 Oregon State Fair. According the owner of Fun Tech Industries, Patrick Boyle, the Oregon State Fair was a sort of a "beta test" ......[read more]

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Celebrating the Life of Miss Mary Panacek

Mary Panacek of Belle City Amusements passed away on August 30th, 2017 at the age of 92. Panacek was a 70 year member of the industry and began her life on the carnival at just 18 years old. She had ......[read more]

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2017 Minnesota State Fair Breaks Attendance Record Set Last Year

Few fairs are as iconic and successful as the Minnesota State Fair. Exemplifying the optimistic, and egalitarian so often attitudes associated with the Midwest, the Minnesota State Fair also enjoys ......[read more]

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Maryland State Fair Attendance up 20% over 2016

The 2017 Maryland State Fair set the record for third-best attendance ever. The Maryland State Fair team attributes much of their attendance-based success to the new "Let Summer Be Summer" campaign ......[read more]

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150th Nebraska State Fair Reaches New Highs

The 2017 Nebraska State Fair saw a 5% attendance increase from 2016; 361,107 people visited the fair in 2016 and 379,108 people came to the fair in 2017. According to Nebraska State Fair General ......[read more]

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Building Improvements, Layout Changes and a Social Media Booth Highlight Mississippi Valley Fair

For his first Mississippi Valley Fair as general manager, Shawn Loter implemented a few seemingly small but very significant changes to the fair, including facelifts to all the buildings and ......[read more]

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Despite a Tornado, Erie County Fair Rebounds

In one of the biggest year to year jumps in attendance for any county fair, the 178th Erie County Fair in Hamburg, New York increased attendance 21 percent. While the year to year to jump is ......[read more]

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Florida's Broward County Fair to Return after Four-Year Absence

The Broward County (Fla.) Fair is back after a four-year absence. Carnival owner Harlan Bast has signed a multiyear deal with the fair board to produce the event at Gulfstream Park, a horse racing ......[read more]

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Orange County Finds Sweet Spot with New Wheel, Farm Fresh Fun & Yield Management

The 2017 Orange County Fair (OC Fair) recorded an attendance of 1,334,753, comparable to the 2016 audited final OC Fair attendance of 1,344,996. Fair official announced that gross revenue was up ......[read more]

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Midway Millennials: Crystal Coronas

Midway Millennials is an ongoing series profiling the new generation of fair professionals.  If you know someone you think should be profiled, please email us with information.Crystal ......[read more]

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Delaware State Fair Rebounds with 10 Percent Increase in Attendance

A new marketing campaign, a strong entertainment line up and more (but not completely) cooperative weather added up to a rebound for the Delaware State Fair this year. The 2017 Delaware State Fair ......[read more]

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Triple Treat Shows Celebrates 19 Years in Business

Triple Treat Shows is one Ohio-based carnival that's taken a hit economically after the tragic ride accident in late July at the Ohio State Fair, according to Russell Clements, son of carnival owner ......[read more]

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