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Butler Amusements at 50: Strong Economy, Proactive Fairs & Spectacular Rides

Butler Amusements at 50: Strong Economy, Proactive Fairs & Spectacular Rides

The largest California-based carnival company turns 50 in 2020 and the outlook is positive, if the economy remains as strong as it was in 2019 and the weather follows 2018 patterns.  As Sean Butler,  Chief Operating Officer & Unit Manager of Butler Amusement explains, “2018 was very dry and with the economy starting to boom we had a stellar 2018. In 2019 we had a very wet spring but luckily the summer had some big hits and we set records at most of our fairs from June onward.  All in all, a great year. Overall our fair season either matched 2018 or was up slightly.”Butler Amusements is unique, even among the cadre of the largest carnival companys. The company has a ride inventory upwards of 150 rides and for much of the summer, the company runs three main units, although  the units merge for the larger ...   [read more]
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Indiana Association of Fairs & Festivals Celebrates 100th Birthday at Annual Convention

Indiana Association of Fairs & Festivals Celebrates 100th Birthday at Annual Convention

The Indiana Association of Fairs & Festivals (INAFF) opened the New Year with cake and champagne. The organization turned 100 in 2020, making it one of the oldest fair manager groups in the U.S. and there was a general consensus that 2019 was a good year for the fairs & festivals in the Hoosier State.“In 2019, weather was a kind of a factor,” said Ellen Wilson-Pruitt, a long-time board member of the Morgan County Fair and new president of the INAFF. “There were a couple of weeks where it was ungodly hot, and some fairs had terrible rain. But dealing with weather concerns is nothing new. Overall, I think it was a very positive year for fairs.”Coupled with the chance to celebrate its first century, INAFF’s annual convention, held January 3-5, saw a robust attendance of more than 1700 attending the ...   [read more]
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John L. Evans John L. Evans, 70 of Smithville, MO, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. John was raised in Plattsburg, MO and graduated from Central Missouri State University where he was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. John spent his life in the carnival business and along with his wife Peggy and son Andrew, he owned Evans Midland Empire Shows. He has been a member of the Missouri Amusement Ride Safety Board since its inception. He was a member and past president of the St. Louis Showman's League and also a member of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association and the Seasonal Employment Alliance. John was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Shirley Evans, and his sister, Nancy Atterbury. Survivors include his wife Peggy of Smithville, MO, and his four children: Kelly (Jay) Cantrell of Kansas City, MO; Katie (Matt) McCleery and their sons Jack and Carson of Windsor, CA; Andrew Evans and his children Oscar and Norah of Kansas City, MO; Elizabeth (Michael) Lee of Parkville, MO; ...   [read more]
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A report surfaced late Thursday night from the Wall Street Journal that the Trump Administration plans to release 45,000 H-2B Visas in two waves.  The first wave of 20,000 to be available immediately while the second wave after June 1.  "It wasn't clear whether the White House has fully signed off on the numbers, and an administration official cautioned they could change," stated the Wall Street Journal in its report.The report went on to say Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf  “has made no decision yet on the issue,” a DHS spokesperson said. “Any numbers reported on at this time are being pushed to press by junior staff who are not privy to all of the discussions taking place.” The Seasonal Employment Alliance, an advocacy group for the H-2B program, was unable to confirm the announcement.Employers have a strong concern over the possibility of releasing the visas in two batches - April 1 and after June 1 as the bulk of employers need ...   [read more]
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