Took a breather from wally world saturday morning and hit the road. I will say carnival hoping is much funner and faster with a GPS now (thanks dave).
started in my hometown at the Merrville IN greekfest, being played by wabash valley rides (ken hayworth). Smaller festival with excellent pastries. Ken had a eli wheel, swinger, para troper, loop o plane, slide, tea cups, MGR, venture kiddie combo, and a home made kidde combo.
Second stop was the schervile IN greekfest. Being played by shortline amusements. Astro liner, scrambler, musical chairs, MGR, slide, hampton, kiddie swings and 2 other older kiddie rides.
The thrid stop was the palos hills IL greek church. Supposed to be a major carnival, found out later that the no showed. All Around amusements was nice enough to provide the church with some inflatbibles.
The forth spot was wilson family shows. Nice lookin show, lots of booked in rides.
wislons rides-,mgr, selner punkins,slide, orbitor, 1001 nachts, zipper, orbitor, wipeout, 2 hamptons, sizzler, kidstown, train, fury, floyd and baxter scooter, dragon wagon.
PBJ happee shows-wave swinger, expo wheel
Deggler??? tilt and a hurricane. Very suprised to see 2 of there rides in chi town.
The fith spot was modern midways playing the melrose park IL italin fest. A long time fest, one of the good old ones. Show was cramed into the lot, scrambler, orbitor, ring of fire, tilt, a sweet frog hopper, train, airplanes, hampton, moonwalk, spider with new dennis kline paint job, gorhamns dark ride, dragon wagon, fun house, MGR.
Eddie briggs, ketchem, and homer prices with joints,
Spot 6 was windy city unit 1. Noridge IL, nice setup, good grass lot for the kiddies, yoyo, predator, fireball, century wheel, tilt, zipper, mgr, bear a fair, slide, train, dragon wagon, raiders, ballons, peter paul, mini enterprise, tea cups.
Spot #7 was spectacular midways in Hammond IN, setting up for next weeks "festival of the lakes". Speedway, fabri drop tower, hampton, music fest all going up saturday morning.
Spot #8 was Modern Midways in portage IN. A very good line up. Century wheel, mardi gras, scooter, arm touchdown, viper, exployer, hapmton, f80's, musical charis, speedway, moonwalk, slide, peter paul, tea cups. A circus and boxing kangroo sideshow was booked in. Eddie briggs, frankie briggs, tommy bryant, and duke trombetti all with games and food. Spot was perfect with the carniva/ circus combo.
Got home to realize I missed WCA unit 2 by 5 miles in the city, and missed rick haney set up in homewood IL.