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Erie County: New Fair Manager Encourages Change

It’s always good to start your first fair with an attendance increase. The 20018 Erie County Fair – perennially billed as “Best 12 Days of Summer” – drew 1,198,789. This ......[read more]

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From Butterflies to 'Ugly Dogs' at the Sonoma-Marin County Fair

With a wide range of eclectic events and exhibitions, the Sonoma-Marin Fair offers something for everyone. The annual June fair is located in Petaluma, Calif., and ran the 20th to the 24th this year, ......[read more]

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"CULTURE" Increases Attendance for Maryland State Fair

Not when it comes to the 137th Maryland State Fair, whose 2018 marketing campaign proudly broadcasted the annual celebration of everything Maryland’s commitment to culture. In fact, the entire ......[read more]

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With Record Breaking Fair, New York's Troy Waffner is no Longer Acting

Few fairs enjoyed as bright a spotlight as the Great New York State Fair this summer. As has been typical, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo showed up on opening day to kick off the annual celebration of ......[read more]

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Gaston All American Fair: North Carolina's New/Old Fair

The Gaston All American Fair in Gastonia North Carolina may seem like a first time event, but in reality was a revival of a county fair that had almost been forgotten.According to Melanie ......[read more]

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Remembering Ward Hall
The King of the Sideshow

The renowned “Sideshow King,” Ward Hall passed away at age 88. Considered the modern-day P.T. Barnum, Hall was well known throughout the carnival industry for his World of Wonders ......[read more]

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New Overall Attendance Record Reaches Minnesota State Fair

According to communications supervisor Lara Hughes, the Minnesota State Fair had plenty to sing about this year – with the large scale One Giant Sing Along event, 12 Grandstand musical ......[read more]

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Alameda County Fair Greets the Summer Season

Located in Pleasanton, Calif., the Alameda County Fair said “Hello to Summer” – the fair’s theme - in a big way, starting with an opening-day cattle drive down Main Street. ......[read more]

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Wisconsin WonderFair Features Competitive Cheese Curd Eating

Alongside the midway and entertainment, fair food is cited as one of the top three reasons to go to the fair. The Wisconsin State Fair has long publicized its diverse array of fair cuisine. Its ......[read more]

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Nebraska Fair & Its New Exec Survives Record Rainfall
Wade Shows midway avoids flooding

The Nebraska State Fair had the kind of record a first time fair manager would prefer not to accomplish – record rainfall. An estimated 5.74 inches in 14 days, preceding and including the fair. ......[read more]

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Big Butler Fair Rises to its Challenges

The Big Butler Fair returned for 2018 from June 29 through July 7 in Prospect, Pennsylvania. Now in its 163rd year, the Big Butler Fair is often known as the largest agricultural fair in Western ......[read more]

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Talley Inks Ohio State Fair with 4-Year Contract

After more than a quarter of a century, one of the leading state fairs in the Midwest has switched carnival companies. Following an extensive Request for Proposal (RFP) that involved some of the ......[read more]

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Bigger, Better Grandstands Boost Iowa State Fair

Is big name entertainment still a viable option for state fairs? A grandstand-filling fair staple for decades, more recently rising costs ranging from musician fees, commissions and improved ......[read more]

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Hermosa Beach Fiesta: Forty Years of Fun by the Beach

The once-sleepy suburban seaside town of HermosaBeach, Calif. has grown and thrived, and so, too has the Hermosa Beach Fiesta, with carnival rides, food booths, arts and crafts, and live music. The ......[read more]

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BREAKING NEWS: Talley Amusements signs The Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair announced today that they signed a four-year contract with Talley Amusements to provide the rides at the fair begining in 2019. “Talley Amusements is honored to be ......[read more]

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Ohio State Fair Bounces Back After Tragedy with an Honest and Professional PR Campaign

No opening of any 2018 fair was as widely anticipated as that of the Ohio State Fair. Last year, a fatal accident on the Amusements of America midway left an 18-year-old dead and seven others ......[read more]

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OABA President Bob Johnson to Retire in February 2019

Jay Strates, 2018 OABA Chairman announced today that President Bob Johson will retire in February of 2019.  Below is a copy of the official statement from Jay Strates and the OABA.Last month, ......[read more]

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Expanded Marketing Reach Boots Delaware State Fair

The Delaware State Fair turns 100 next year. In addition to promoting this year’s event, marketing the 99th also needed to build momentum towards next year’s centennial fair.Your Summer ......[read more]

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Remembering Morris Vivona, Sr. of Amusements of America

Morris Vivona, Sr., the Chairman of the Board of Amusements of America and the eldest of the company’s five Vivona brothers, passed away Saturday, August 25th at the age of 97. Born October 31, ......[read more]

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Concerts Return to Orange County and So Did Customers
Dreamland Amusements plays Orange County for the first time

Citing rising costs, increased competition from festivals, casinos and other venues, and the diminishing drawing power of many headliners, more and more fairs have been removing separate ticketed ......[read more]

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Jay Strates: The Economy is Stronger this Year
Strates Shows from the Road

At 179, the Erie County Fair in New York may be one of the oldest fair in the country and for the past 94 of those years the James E. Strates Shows has been the fair’s carnival company. The ......[read more]

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Santa Clara County Fair: Something New and Something Old

Attendees at the 74th annual Santa Clara County Fair enjoyed a mix of the old and the new during the fair’s run August 2nd through 5th. According to fair manager and fairgrounds director of ......[read more]

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Weather and Economy Cooperating for NAME's International Unit in Canada

Two of the biggest players on any fair season have favored the Canadian unit of NAME (North American Midway Entertainment) route this summer: Climate and disposable income.“The weatherman and ......[read more]

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Marin County Fair Celebrates Inclusion

Running June 30 through July 4th, the Marin County Fair in San Rafael, Calif., offered the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day weekend. With free music concerts, fine art, carnival rides, and ......[read more]

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Amusements of America Restores Fairgoer Confidence

The pressure was on leading up to the 2018 Ohio State Fair, one of the biggest events of the year for Amusements of America. Last year, an accident on a KMG manufactured Fire Ball left one rider dead ......[read more]

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2018 Salem Free Fair Attendance Down Due to Storms and Early Closing

The Salem Fair, billed asthe largest free gate fair in America, kicked off with a rough start this season. The well-known Virginia fair ran from July 3 through July 15. Opening night was a bit of a ......[read more]

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4th of July Fairs Thrive in California

For over 70 years, the National City Host Lions Club and the town of National City have co-sponsored a fun event for area residents on the 4th of July. Their annual Fourth of July Carnival at the ......[read more]

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Carnival Americana: Constantly Growing
Company reports struggles finding help

The fair season begins in January in Texas for Carnival Americana, and travels the Western region of the U.S., including stops in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota before returning to Texas to ......[read more]

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Remembering Michigan Carnival Operator Terry Schmidt

Terry Schmidt, founder of TJ Schmidt & Company, passed away on July 21, from complications due to Leukemia. One of the leading Michigan-based, families –owned carnival companies, TJ Schmidt ......[read more]

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Ray Cammack Shows: Balancing Improving Economy with Rising Labor Costs

Aside from meteorology, the perennial concern for every fair and their carnival company partners is the economy. Is unemployment down or up in any given area? Do families seem to have more or less ......[read more]

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Napa County Fair: A Throwback to a Traditional Country Fair Experience

The Fair & Fiesta at the Napa County Fairgrounds was a buoyant, throwback experience in 2018. Running May 5 and 6, this year’s fair features included a petting zoo and pony ride; the ......[read more]

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After strong 2017, Midway of Fun Reinvested for 2018

This year started off several challenges for Brass Rings Amusements, a Northern California-based carnival company that operate under the moniker Midway of Fun. Foremost of course was the weather and ......[read more]

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Geofencing & Groupon Boost Attendance for State Fair Meadowlands

More is never enough. When it comes to marketing and promotion, the State Fair Meadowlands in New Jersey did not just increase outreach, but took a more innovative approach. Combined with a more ......[read more]

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Indiana's St. Joseph County 4-H Fair Endures Record Heat

The 93rd annual St. Joseph County Fair ran from June 29 through July 8. The nine-day fair is known for its 4-H involvement. According to the fair website, the fair board strives to foster, encourage ......[read more]

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Shamrock Shows Flows With the Times

Shamrock Shows started in 1989 and is based out of Milton, New York. The carnival services events such as festivals, fireman’s carnivals, church bazaars and fundraisers throughout the Hudson ......[read more]

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Placer County Fairgrounds Gets Makeover; re-named @the Grounds

The 81st annual Placer County Fair took place from June 21 to 24 in Roseville, California, and the 61-acre former fairgrounds have been reborn as simply @the Grounds.The fair had been said to be on ......[read more]

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Overcoming Early Labor Shortfall, Crabtree Amusements now Poised for Magic Year in 2018

For Crabtree Amusements, the first quarter of the year turned into an workforce scramble. His H-2B worker allotment was “capped out” by February and while he was able to receive an ......[read more]

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Merced County Fair Builds on Connections, Attractions, to Keep Fair Thriving

The 127th annual Merced County Fair took place from June 6 to 10 and was said to be a great success.“We had a great run this year, and brought in even more entertainment for the community to ......[read more]

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Revenue Up 25 Percent, California Carnival Company Celebrates 12 Years

The 12th anniversary party for California Carnival Company on July 1st proved to be a trifecta. Reaching the dozen year mark was just one reason to party. The other two reasons were the final payment ......[read more]

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4th of July Fireworks Capped San Diego County Fair

It was an explosive event this summer. The San Diego County Fair, held in Del Mar, Calif. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds hosted 1,609,481visitors to enjoy 1,879 concerts and explore a whopping 4,187 ......[read more]

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Magic Money: Carnival Companies & Fairs Going Cashless with Cellular RFID

Being held in the heart of America’s heartland, the Iowa State Fair has an iconic status among North American outdoor events. But this year’s fair may also represent a breakthrough for ......[read more]

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San Mateo County Fair Builds Increased Attendance and Positive Guest Experiences

A smattering of chilly days may have suppressed ride revenue at this year’s San Mateo County Fair but the other sectors of this Silicon Valley event all moved in a positive trajectory. ......[read more]

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Things Looking Up For San Joaquin County Fair

The 2018 San Joaquin County Fair took place from June 14 to June 17. The fairgrounds are managed by the 2nd District Agricultural Association and the fair has begun to revive after periods of ......[read more]

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Powers & Thomas Midway Entertainment Overcomes Tornado with Optimistic Outlook
CarnivalWarehouse: Views from the Road

Weather woes have marked the 2018 spring routes of most carnival companies in the northeast. Midway providers may have cold, rainy weekends in common, but few companies anywhere survived an actual ......[read more]

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Carnival Warehouse: Views from the Road
Rick Riethoffer: Getting to Fair Time After a Cold Wet Spring

This year started out promising for Reithoffer Shows, but then came a cold and damp spring. Carnival companies may invest in new equipment and other upgrades, create stronger marketing collaborations ......[read more]

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KMG Releases New Surf Ride for 2018

On May 3rd, 2017, KMG released a design concept for a new ride designed to travel on one semi-trailer. The new ride, who's factory model name is "Surf Ride".  Since, the ride has generated a lot ......[read more]

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Keizer Iris Festival: Everything is Coming Up Irises

The Keizer Iris Festival has been a successful event for 38 years. Located in the town of Keizer, Ore., the event is “blooming” with fun for the whole family with a series of connected ......[read more]

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Celebrate Fairfax!: Fair Festival Hybrid Survives Rainy Close

A drenched Saturday followed by a rainy Sunday dampened the overall turnout for Celebrate Fairfax!, but this unique combination of music festival and family-friendly county fair had an estimated ......[read more]

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Santa Barbara Fair Goes Out of This World to Increase Attendance and Spending

A healthy uptick in attendance and spending enabled the 2018 Santa Barbara Fair & Exposition to live up to its “Out of This World,” marketing theme. This California fair has become ......[read more]

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Funtastic Shows: Ron Burback Presides Over Carnival History

Located in Portland, Ore., Funtastic Carnival offers a wide range of rides, games, food, and fun for kids and families. From the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival to smaller shows at shopping ......[read more]

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Active Shooter Training: Due to Rising Gun Violence Trends, Fairs Implementing New Security Measures

On the night of Sunday, October 1, 2017, a lone gunman fired more than 1,100 rounds on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, leaving 58 ......[read more]

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Hop on Up to the Calveras County Fair and Frog Jump

According to Calveras County Fairground CEO Laurie Giannini, attendance hopped up this year over last at the annual Calveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee. The event is one of the oldest in ......[read more]

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Gillette Shows Demonstrates Continued Success as a Family Affair

Known as a major player in the northeast, Gillette Shows of Pittsfield, MA, has been around since 1947 and has become a successful, family-run business with matriarch Betty Gillette at the helm. The ......[read more]

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Third Annual Horry County Fair up 10% from 2017

The 3rd annual Horry County Fair took place April 20th-29th at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. Jennifer Willard, the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Myrtle Beach Speedway and NASCAR Racing ......[read more]

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Chicago area Concessionaire, Peter Kasin, Recovers from Surgery

Peter Kasin, one of the carnival industry's best-known concessionaires, is doing well seven weeks after having surgery to remove a softball-sized tumor from his colon. Kasin books games with ......[read more]

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2nd Empire State Fair Gets Rained Out, but Market Potential Remains Clear

Not a whole lot of positives can be said about a nine day fair that had eight days of rain, which included two rained outs when the gates never opened. The fact it was only the second edition of the ......[read more]

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Danny Huston acquires NAME from Townsquare Media Inc

North American Fairs LLC has purchased North American Midway Entertainment (NAME) from Townsquare Media Inc. for $23.5 million plus a 15% residual interest in any future proceeds of a sale of NAME in ......[read more]

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Skinners Amusements adds Downdraft for 2018 Season
Show puts extra emphasis on preventative maintenance

Skinners' Amusements is eager to showcase its new Downdraft ride. The piece was supposed to be delivered by Memorial Day, but officials with the Illinois carnival said it's been delayed until June. ......[read more]

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AG Department Engineer Named North Carolina State Fair Manager

The new manager of the North Carolina State Fair is Kent Yelverton, a civil engineer who worked 26 years with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Yelverton replaces Wesley ......[read more]

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Florida Federation of Fairs Convention: Security Workshops and Agricultural Commissioner Debate

An upbeat attitude and an uptick in attendance highlighted the annual convention Florida Federation of Fairs and Livestock Shows, Inc. Convention, held May 17- 19 at the The Hilton Buena Vista Palace ......[read more]

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BREAKING NEWS: Townsquare Completes Sale Of North American Midway Entertainment

GREENWICH, Conn., May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Townsquare Media, Inc. (NYSE: TSQ) ("Townsquare" or the "Company") announced today that it has completed the sale of North American Midway ......[read more]

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Shaw & Sons: A Family Carnival Business Continues to Grow

Shaw & Sons carnival was started by co-owner Roy Shaw’s grandfather Leroy Shaw in 1945, and a lot has changed since then. “He built a train ride, and he started with that,” Shaw ......[read more]

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Lori Cox, Taking the Helm at Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair may be somewhat bigger and longer than the previous fairs Lori Cox has led – most recently as General Manager of the Big Sky Country State Fair ......[read more]

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The National Orange Reaches 103 Years of Citrus-Themed Entertainment

The National Orange Show celebrated 103 years of citrus-themed entertainment this year, and according to fair coordinator Tim Ellis, “attendance was up and the weather was ......[read more]

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Poor Jack Amusements Overcomes Setbacks with Help of Family

Poor Jack Amusements is based out of Milton, Indiana, and provides carnival rides, games and food to fairs and festivals throughout eastern and northeastern Indiana and western Ohio. Part of the ......[read more]

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Great Northern Carnival: A Tradition in the Southwest

With a home base in the greater Phoenix area, Great Northern Carnival traverses the southwest: Arizona, northern New Mexico, and southern Colorado are the states that host the family-owned ......[read more]

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Washington State Spring Fair: A taste of the State Fair in Spring

The Washington State Spring Fair entertained over 100,000 guests this April, and as one of two Washington State Fair events held annually, it offered guests a wide array of family entertainment. ......[read more]

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Joel Cadwell finds a niche for his carnival in Virginia

Jody Cadwell has been in the outdoor amusement industry for quite sometime. Throughout the years, he’s always had a few irons in the fire but has now settled on a couple of things he loves. His ......[read more]

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York Fair & Expo Center Welcomes Bryan Blair to Leadership Team
Blair to assume CEO duties on January 1 when current CEO, Mike Froehlich retires

(YORK, PA, MAY 8, 2018) -- The York County Agricultural Society is pleased to announce that Bryan Blair, General Manager, Elkhart County 4-H Fair and Agricultural Exposition, Goshen, IN, will be ......[read more]

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A Date to Remember: The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, ran February 15-24 this year, and is a long running event that’s really two events in one. Located in Indio, Calif., just east of Palm ......[read more]

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Poteet Strawberry Festival Guests Have a Berry Good Time

The 71st annual Strawberry Festival returned to Poteet, Texas, from April 13 through April 15. Though Poteet is a small town with under 4,000 residents, it is famously recognized as the ......[read more]

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Southwood Entertainment Starts Jacksonville Spring Fair
Amusements of America on the midway

Brian Ellsworth, the founder of Southwood Entertainment Group, just finished up his first event for the 2018 season: The Jacksonville Spring Fair. The brand new event took place in the Everbank Field ......[read more]

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A Few Changes At Yuma County Fair
Beer Garden & Popular Cinnamon Rolls Get An Upgrade

For 66 years, the Yuma County Fair has invited visitors to come together to celebrate the community's roots. It takes a lot of people to put on the fair – around 350 volunteers help out with ......[read more]

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Houghton Enterprises braves early snow, rising costs

Jim Houghton started out in the business in 1965 tearing down rides with his brother and brother-in-law. As he worked on the show, the owner, Phil Garrett, took Jim under his wing and mentored him in ......[read more]

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OABA Leaders Lobbied Congress Last Week in DC

Last Wednesday, some 25 mobile amusement industry leaders representing carnivals, independent ride owners, concessionaires and suppliers were in DC, following the Spring Board meeting, to lobby key ......[read more]

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Carnival Industry Remembers Joe Zumsteg, 1950-2018

On April 19, 2018, the amusement industry lost a good friend of 40 years, Joe Zumsteg.Zumsteg passed away at his home in suburban Western Springs, Illinois, after a long battle with brain cancer. He ......[read more]

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Miami Dade County Fair down 21 Percent
Bridge collapse nearby hurts attendance

The 2018 Miami Dade County Fair and Exposition featured new entertainment and a new pricing structure for concerts. Locally known as the “Youth Fair,” the focus of this year’s event ......[read more]

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Central Florida Fair Continues To Draw Crowds
Offers Visitors A Fantastic Blend of New and Old

The 2018 Central Florida Fair took place from March 1st through March 18th at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. The fair, which has been around for more than 100 years, brings in more than 200,000 ......[read more]

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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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