CarnivalWarehouse.com publishes the industry's official top 50 fair and carnival ranking. Annually, fairs are assessed based on attendance and calculated with a special patented formula to determine their official ranking. In addition to the nations top fairs, the carnivals that provide amusement rides for the fairs are also ranked based on the number of fairs within a given year's top 50 list that they play.
Since 2006, CarnivalWarehouse.com has received national recognition for its Top 50 Fair list, being covered nationally by the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, as well as numerous local publications and business journals.
Improved Economy Benefits Fairs; Top Performers Aided by Operational Reinvestment
Houston holds top slot with record year; six fairs record record attendance
Houston takes top slot; New York up 23.1% over 2015; IL State Fair drops off the list.
Texas State Fair up 22.7%; Maryland State Fair up 58.5% over 2014; while IL State Fair down 53.8%
Attendance up 1% over 2013 at top 50 fairs; Calgary Stampede up 25% over 2013
Attendance up 1% over 2012 at top 50 fairs
Overall attendance remains on par with 2011
Texs State Fair Remains in the #1 spot
Texs State Fair Returns to #1 spot
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Rises to #1 spot
Texas State Fair retains top rank, Wilson County (Leabnon, TN) makes list for first time.
North America's Top 50 Fairs drew over 41,000,000 visitors in 2007 and Texas State Fair remains #1