JOHN C
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Monday, September 17, 2007 9:58:02 AM
me and jackpotter hit 3 fairs last thursday. heres the list

TN STATE FAIR - NASHVILLE - BLUEGRASS SHOWS
carousel
kiddie swings
rockin tug
raiders
dizzy dragons
free fall
toon town
jurassic park
kiddie bumper boats
wacky worm
nitro
2 scooters
zero gravity
scrambler
power surge
sky wheel
adult bumper boats
extacy
thunder bolt
big ben
zyklon - van hull
dream machine
ring of fire
starship 3000
cuckoo haus
cliff hanger
tilt
sea ray
bear affair
mini enterprise
speedway bluegrass
peter paul
titantic slide
giant wheel
inflatable haunted house
spin the apple
spider
tornado
slide
orient express
hampton

tons of food and games - all rides looked great



WEST TENNESSEE STATE FAIR - JACKSON - GEREN RIDES
carousel - geren
hurricane - geren
yoyo - myers
scooter - geren
mulligan wheel - myers
kiddie coaster - geren
peter paul - myers
toom of doom - christani
fishy jumper - geren
castle mania - geren
hampton - myers
spin out - geren
eli wheel - geren
bumper boats - christani
slide - geren
srambler - geren
trabant - geren
tornado - myers
gravitron - geren
ring of fire - geren
himalaya - geren
circus train - myers
tubs of fun - geren
hampton boats - geren
sky fighter - geren
inflate - geren
mini himalaya - geren
kiddie boats - christani
crazy bus - myers
go gator - geren



HENDERSON CO FAIR - LEXINTON,TN - MYERS INT MIDWAYS
eli wheel
speedway
monkey maze
raiders
jungle island - inflate
spin the apple
jumpin jumbos
slime bucket
truck stop
hampton
helicopters
1001 nachts
alpine bobs
starship 2000
sea ray
rock n roll
power surge
orient express
zipper
freak out
cliff hanger
dizzy dragons
slide
carousel
orbitor
scooter
silver streak
fire dog - inflate
euro bungy

cant say enough about this show





































































































once you go carnie you never go back

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cme
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Monday, September 17, 2007 10:01:14 AM
thanks very busy
Jackpotter
Monday, September 17, 2007 10:08:13 AM
It was very busy. Had a nice vist with Bobby Myers before opening. He rode us around on his Polaris and we talked for over an hour. Show looks very very good on all fronts. It's a weird lot...right in downtown Lexington Tn..two level lot with the kiddie land up on an old concrete pad that used to be home to a factory and the rest of the layout down below in gravel and I mean TIGHT. This show just gets better and better. Popes Concessions had most of the food and their trailers look great too and they've got the best damn ice cream bars you'll ever eat!

Chatted with Glenn Geren about 20 mins or so. Show was a good three or four hours from opening that night. It was a very muddy lot and had been for a few days so the midway aisles although paved, were very dirty and tracked up. They were still putting up rides two days after opening because of soft ground having to dry out. Glenn said the New Delta Fair in Memphis was really good and would have been very good if not for rain the last weekend. Myers had seven pieces booked in which really helped a lot. Geren's Loop O Plane was racked off the lot and the Zipper was nowhere in sight.

Bluegrass looked good at the TN State Fair. Was surprised to see Van Hull's Zyklon booked on. They were missing their big himalaya type ride but most everything else looked good. They probably had the most umbrella's and benches of any show I've ever seen. J.J. Murphy was busy working on the Kiddie Swings so we didn't get time to talk and weren't able to locate Jim Murphy. This is a nice looking spot to see Bluegrass. Sky Wheel looked as good as ever and they have got to have the best looking Spider out there today.

I had intended to visit McMinnville and Fayetteville on Friday and Knoxville on Saturday, but cut the trip short for various reasons.

Up Next: Jackpotter and JohnC hit Raleigh, Columbia SC and Anderson SC for a three day road trip. Hopefully we can see Used Rides.com as well.
Trucker090
Monday, September 17, 2007 11:15:22 AM
Nice ride lineups. Hope the rain didn't hurt the gross to much. This late in season its a gamble on being wet. Thanks for the report.
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Hambone
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Monday, September 17, 2007 11:35:50 AM
Robert Briggs told me that Gerens Zipper was still in Memphis.
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Ryan
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Monday, September 17, 2007 11:51:24 AM
van hulls zyklon has been with bluegrass prety much the whole season
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Jackpotter
Monday, September 17, 2007 12:00:23 PM
It (Zyklon) was still a big surprise to see it at the Tennessee State Fair. JohnC has been going to that spot for years and said he didn't remember seeing anything like it there before....he about freaked out when we pulled up and there it was.
2ndgencarnie
Monday, September 17, 2007 1:28:13 PM
sounds like a busy day, did you end the night at a local honky tonk?
JOHN C
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Monday, September 17, 2007 1:51:26 PM
no but we did drive by one of bobby myers bars he owns in jackson but was not open
once you go carnie you never go back

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Jackpotter
Monday, September 17, 2007 3:24:22 PM
We actually ended the night at a Sonic in Middle Tennessee before heading home....if that counts!! LOL
Jagger
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Monday, September 17, 2007 6:07:53 PM
Great line up of rides!!!!!!!! Ive always wanted to see Bluegrass in person,I dont think they play NC or SC though.
Pinetar
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007 4:37:44 PM
After all that glad handing, no pics or videos, just lists, hummmm.
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Tornado
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 5:40:12 PM
Who's cuckoo haus is/was that. Didn't think Blue Grass had one?
Also, didn't Blue Grass get a new Zamperela piece this year? Thought I read about it earlier in the season. If so where was that?
Jackpotter
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 6:25:38 PM
Tons of pics...I took over 400 alone...but haven't had time to get them edited or uploaded.
panhandler
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 7:25:19 PM
small correction. go gator was myers and circus train was christiani. west tn st fair
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