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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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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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