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Amusement Warehouse Podcast Episode 2 - Ricardo Flores, Fearless Flores Thrill Show

Amusement Warehouse Podcast Episode 2 - Ricardo Flores, Fearless Flores Thrill Show

  Episode #2 of Amusement Warehouse Podcast features Ricardo Flores of the Fearless Flores Family, one of the industry's most well known grounds acts.  Flores recounts his family's history, answers questions about how it was working not once, but twice, with America's Got Talent, working with Feld Entertainment for Monster Jam and his family's dedication to providing outstanding entertainment at fairs and events throughout the country.  The Flores family is fascinating to to listen to and we hope you will enjoy this episode as well. Tune in weekly or subscribe. You wont wan't to miss a single episode.Watch on YouTube or listen on your favorite podcast network including Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music.   Follow on your Favorite Podcast Network   Listen ...   [read more]
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Strates Shows Prepares Fair Train For A Return To Rails In 2024

Strates Shows Prepares Fair Train For A Return To Rails In 2024

Last Remaining Show Train In World To Be Celebrated This Summer

  ORLANDO, FLORIDA – The railroad yard at Strates Shows Winter Quarters in Taft, Florida is busy with activity as crews prepare the famous James E. Strates “Fair Train” for a journey up the Eastern Seaboard to Hamburg, New York (Buffalo). Rail cars that have been dormant for the past several seasons are being mechanically overhauled and restored, including the application of a retro-inspired paint scheme and lettering.This will be the first time since the Fall of 2019, and the subsequent 2020 pandemic related shutdown of the fair industry, that Strates Shows will utilize the train. The James E. Strates Shows is regarded as the operator of the last remaining “show train” in the world.The reactivation of the Strates Shows rail program will coincide with a celebration to commemorate its partnership with the Erie ...   [read more]
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  It is with a heavy heart to report the passing of Pamela Casper of Arkansas based PBJ Shows.  On Friday, June 14, Pamela passed away peacefully with her husband Tim.  She had a hard fought 5 year battle with ALS that has now come to an end and the matriarch of the Casper family is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Casper family. A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 30 from 6pm-8pm at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home (201 Pine St., West Memphis, AR).  Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 1 at 10am.For those interested in sending flowers, the family encourages everyone to use Pam's favorite flower shop, Basket of Flowers, located at 110 E Bond Ave, West Memphis, AR 72301.   [read more]
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  Funeral services for Mr. Billy Wayne McKinney, age 81, of Hughes Springs, will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at Hughes Springs Methodist Church, with Pastor Chad Mitchell officiating.  Burial will follow at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.  There will be a time of visitation with the family from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Billy Wayne McKinney was born January 8, 1943, in Hughes Springs, Texas to D.J. and Maudie McKinney.  He passed away peacefully in his home Tuesday, June 11, 2024.  He married his high school sweetheart, Linda Humphrey in 1961. They have been married for 62 years and were blessed with four boys.  Billy Wayne was a Methodist, Master Mason of the Hughes Springs Masonic Lodge #671, and a member of the Hella Temple Shrine.  He was the 2nd Generation owner  of McKinney Food Services. Mr. McKinney was one of seven Founding Fathers ...   [read more]
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  Today, we are introducing our exciting new Podcast feature, Amusement Warehouse Podcast. In the podcast, we will interview fair managers, carnival owners, park owners, entertainers and concessionaires. Each episode lasts about an hour, and we get into the business of the interviewee's various pursuits. In our first Podcast, we interview Phil Vivona of Amusements of America, the last surviving Vivona brother, one of the founders of the iconic company. Phil shares stories about the company's history and insight into how five brothers were able to work together and grow one of the most most recognizable carnival companies in the industry without breaking apart. Phil was very generous with his time, and as one of the oldest showmen still involved in the industry, he has a lot to share. From their start at the World's Fair in 1939 in NY through ventures into the US south and Canada, the Amusements of America story is truly a fascinating one. In the coming weeks, we will also feature ...   [read more]
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  • Deggeller Attractions
    Salem Fair
    7/3/2024 to 7/14/2024 - Salem, VA
  • Reithoffer Shows
    Jefferson County Fair
    7/9/2024 to 7/14/2024 - Watertown, NY
  • Wade Shows
    Iron County Lions Club Fair
    7/11/2024 to 7/13/2024 - Ironton, MO
  • Wade Shows
    Delaware State Fair
    7/18/2024 to 7/27/2024 - Harrington, DE
  • Wade Shows
    Jefferson County Fair
    7/18/2024 to 7/21/2024 - Hillsboro, MO
  • Cole Shows Amusement Co.
    New River Valley Fair
    7/22/2024 to 7/24/2024 - Newbern, VA
  • Reithoffer Shows
    Kimberton Community Fair
    7/22/2024 to 7/27/2024 - Kimberton, PA

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  1. Houston Livestock Show - Houston, TX
  2. State Fair of Texas - Dallas, Tx
  3. Minnesota State Fair - St. Paul, MN
  4. Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) - Toronto, ON
  5. San Antonio Livestock Show & Ex. - San Antonio, TX
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BATTECH is an amusement ride manufacturer, producing popular rides such as the Cliff Hanger, Zero Gravity, Downdraft, and Super Slide.  Visit www.battechrides.com for more info.Innovative Ticketing is your source for online presale and live event ticketing.   Choose the carnival industry's top source for online ticketing needs.  Call 224-629-3842 for more information.
Cole Shows is now booking food and game concessions and NOW HIRING for the 2022 season!  Call 540-965-4553.Wisdom Rides manufacturers some of the most profitable amusement rides in the industry including the Viper, Beetle Bobs, Starship 3000 / Gravitron, Dragon Wagon, and the new Looney Lagoon.  Visit www.wisdomrides.com for more info!
Browns Amusements is now hiring ride help, game help, food help, electrician, and CDL drivers for the 2022 season.  Call Danny at (602) 763-1617 for more info or visit brownsamusements.com.LIFETIME Products is building bunk houses for carnivals, concessionaires, entertainers and more with units starting at just $39,900.  Call 813-781-9182 for info.
JKJ Workforce - the experts in foreign labor in the mobile amusement industry!  Visit www.jkjworkforce.comMODERN MIDWAYS - BOOKING CONCESSIONS & RIDES
Dreamland Amusements - NOW HIRING Managers, Food Service Help, and an Electrician.  HOURLY PAY available!  Call (516) 901-2988AMUSEMENTS OF AMERICA IS NOW HIRING & BOOKING for the 2022 season!  Employment Inquiries call 
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