Dillard started his show in 1975 I believe. It was a small-medium size show. Maybe 20-25rides.
He got the Arkansas State Fair in 1985 from Conklin/Cumberland Valley (with a lil help from his friends in the state capitol) He lost the fair in 1995 to Deggeller.
He Picked up the Louisiana State fair in 94, but lost it in 95.
He also played Wyoming State fair (rolling my eyes) and Montana Fair in Billings.
He had the Canadian C circut for a while which included Thunder Bay, but lost that one to Conklin, then dropped his Canadian route.
When he first started playing Little Rock, his show colors were Orange and Green and first couple of years here the show looked VERY rough.
Towards the end of his run here, he brought in some nice ride packages.
Rides from Royal American, Pugh Shows, Elliotts, Lester Colgrove, John Hofenditz sp?
Changing shows to Deggeller was still a very good move for the LR fair, though I'm thinking it's about time for another change.