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ARIZONA STATE FAIR HAS RECORD BREAKING YEAR

Phoenix - Excellent weather, rotation of short-term attractions and an amazing Qwest Concert lineup combined to draw 1,303,690 guests to the Arizona State Fair (azstatefair.com) this year. The total ......[read more]

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SLA EXHIBITOR LOUNGE - BEST SHOW YET

The annual Showmen's League Of America Exhibitor's lounge was held Dec. 4th and 5th at Bally's hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Separate from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions ......[read more]

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SC STATE FAIR HAS SUCCESSFUL YEAR; EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH N.A.M.E. for 2007
S.C. Fair decides against a independent midway

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina State Fair lengthened its run to 12 days from 11 in 2007 drawing 435,952. This number is down from previous years but it “is probably a more accurate count”, said ......[read more]

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NC STATE FAIR UPDATE
Fair weather clause benefits the carnival

As reported here previously, the North Carolina State Fair has elected to contract with Power’s Great American Midway (PGAM) to supply the contract for the 2007 fair. This will be the first time ......[read more]

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POWERS TO OPERATE 2007 MIDWAY AT N.C. STATE FAIR

RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today that Powers Great American Midways would return to operate the carnival rides and games for the 2007 N.C. State Fair. At a news ......[read more]

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STATE FAIR OF TEXAS CELEBRATES 120th BIRTHDAY
Ride, Game, and Food Grosses up

The State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas has consistently ranked as the largest fair in North America. It features over 70 rides, 200 food concessions, games and novelty and concessions too ......[read more]

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CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR UP 2%
Superstars and Superheroes theme is a hit

Sacramento – The 2006 California State Fair ended with an attendance of 941,502, a 2% increase from the 2005 fair. Admission to the fair was $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for kids. The fair ......[read more]

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR WRAP-UP AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH WESLEY WYATT

The North Carolina State Fair closed its gates on Sunday, October 22nd, having had 785,956 people pass through its gates. Though the numbers were slightly down, from last year due to rain the fair ......[read more]

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR RIDE STATUS AND LINEUP

Raleigh -- After a year of controversy about ride openings, MCW has received the official data from the North Carolina State Fair about ride openings for 2006. Out of a total of 109 rides, only 6 ......[read more]

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BIG E WRAP-UP
Attendance up 63,115 from 2005

West Springfield -- When the calendar says it’s September, it means it’s time for the annual Eastern States Exposition, better known as The Big E. 2006 was no different, as the New England states of ......[read more]

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MIDDLE TOWN CHANGES MIDWAY PROVIDERS
Strates Shows signs a 3 year contract

Middletown -- After 40 years with Amusements Of America, the Orange County Fair in Middletown, NY has elected to sign Strates Shows to provide the midway for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Orange County ......[read more]

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ORANGE COUNTY SIGNS WITH STRATES SHOWS

Middletown - The Orange County Fair in Middletown New York has signed a contract with Strates Shows to provide the midway in 2007. The fair was previously played by Amusements of America. Full ......[read more]

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INDIANA STATE FAIR UP 6%

The 12 day Indiana State Fair ended its run with 870,052 visitors, up 6% from 2005 numbers. A diverse and start-studded concert line-up, special exhibits and 150th anniversary events were credited ......[read more]

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POWERS GREAT AMERICAN MIDWAYS- SHOW OF THE YEAR?

The Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, N.Y. made a major midway change this year. For fair manager Tom Odak the change was not an easy one to make. Reithoffer Shows held the contract for 35 years ......[read more]

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JAMES E. STRATES SHOWS- NEW YORK STATE FAIR
930,000 attend in 2005

The James E. Strates Shows returned to the New York State Fair for the 59th time August 24th through September 4th. The show came from the Erie County Fair (Aug. 9-20) in Hamburg New York where they ......[read more]

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OSF CARNIVAL CONTRACT AWARDED TO AOA
OHIO STATE FAIR CARNIVAL CONTRACT RECOMMENDED TO BE RETAINED BY AMUSEMENTS OF AMERICA

Columbus – The Ohio State Fair awarded the midway contract to Amusements Of America today. Amusements Of America has held the contract at the Ohio State Fair since 1993. They brought 69 rides to ......[read more]

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OHIO STATE FAIR CARNIVAL PICKED
CONTRACT RECOMMENDED TO BE RETAINED BY AMUSEMENTS OF AMERICA

Columbus - The Ohio State Fair Marketing/PR/Entertainment/Rental Committee voted today to recommend that Amusements Of America retain the midway contract for the annual Ohio State Fair. The full ......[read more]

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OVER 1,000,000 ATTEND IOWA STATE FAIR

Des Moines – Perhaps you saw it mentioned on CNN or Fox News or ABC News? Read about it in the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times? With an extraordinary amount of national media attention ......[read more]

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ON THE ROAD WITH GILLETTE SHOWS

April 19, 2006 marked the beginning of the 58th season for Gillette Shows of Pittsfield, MA. Started in 1947 by brothers Art and Jules Gillette the show has grown to be a major player in the ......[read more]

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AMUSEMENTS OF AMERICA – GREENWICH FAIR

The Washington County Fair in Greenwich, New York had Amusements Of America on the midway. This unit was presided over by Morris Vivona Jr. and MCW’s own “Lotman”, Steve Ianni. The 67 year old ......[read more]

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DELAWARE STATE FAIR ENDS UP 2.3%
WADE SHOWS ENDS SUCCESSFUL EAST COAST ROUTE

Harrington – 284,436 people passed through the gates of the 2006 Delaware State Fair, up 2.3% from last year. Attendance, ride gross and fair entries were all up this year leading fair organizers to ......[read more]

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OHIO STATE FAIR DRAWS 814,152 up over 12,000 from 2005

Columbus – Despite a first weekend of searing heat the Ohio State Fair rebounded with beautiful 80 degree weather the second week to reach an attendance of 814,152, slightly up over 2005’s numbers. ......[read more]

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The Future of the South Carolina State Fair
Fair to go independent in 2007?

With all the letters of interest due for the SC State Fair independent midway, previously discussed here on MCW, we thought it was an opportune time to catch up with Gary Goodman, manager of the ......[read more]

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Brookhaven (NY) Fair Closes with near record run despite rain
Wade Shows makes first appearance at event.

Farmingville, NY – The fifth annual Brookhaven Fair run by New York based Fair Productions, closed on June 4th after a three weekend run. Fair Productions, the largest private producer of fairs in ......[read more]

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Exclusive interview with Wayne Pierce- Part 2

The following is part two of our extensive interview with Wayne Pierce, a twenty five year veteran of the industry and one of our leading voices on regulatory and safety issues. The second part of ......[read more]

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