We Have a Winner! Florida Strawberry Festival Breaks Spending & Attendance Records
“We Have A Winner!” – The Marketing Theme for the 88th Florida Strawberry Festival – anticipated not only what turned out to be a record-breaking edition of this Sunshine ... [read more]
Midway Millennials: Funtagg's Harry Riegel
Midway Transaction Transformation: Digitized Ticketing to Dominate 2023 Season
The growing visibility of millennials within the upper management ranks of industry companies and the digital revolution transforming midway transactions are two of the unintended but apparently ... [read more]
Legendary Showman, Jim Conklin Passes
Jim Conklin – Carnival Owner, Innovator, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Showman, Historian, Husband, Father, and International Carnival/Midway Legend. Born May 2nd, 1933 in Hamilton, Ontario ... [read more]
Cole Amusements strives to stay modern, safe, and, most importantly, fun!
After many years in the carnival industry, R.C. Cole of Cole Amusements has maintained a modern, safe, amusement company serving Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. As President of Cole ... [read more]
San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo Breaks Records with Earlier Ticket Sales and Community-Outreach
Wade Shows sees positive results in early part of 2023 season
The 2023 San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo achieved record attendance and record midway sales. While this success indicates that event resurgence continues post-lockdown, it's also a sign that ... [read more]
Fanelli Amusements Puts the Family-Run in Family-Fun
Since 1956, Fanelli Amusements has been the go-to amusement company for safe, clean, family events in New England. Current owner and operator, Joe Fanelli, along with his brother John, are third ... [read more]
Dreamland Amusements Expands on All Fronts; Show Purchases Elberton 12 County Fairgrounds
Dreamland Amusements, coming off a banner year in 2022, is expanding in terms of rides, attractions, and events. The 2021 season was a huge boost for the outdoor amusement business and to the ... [read more]
Midway Millennials: Berk Enterprises' Reilly Berk
Gen-Z CEO Has Big Plans & A Tub o' Fun for 2023
“Big plans,” is how the new CEO of Berk Enterprises describes the near-term future of one of the leading concession suppliers nationwide. These plans range from new distribution center ... [read more]
Remembering Juanita Salerno, Co-Owner of All Around Amusements
Juanita Salerno, co-owner of All Around Amusements along with her husband, Robert Salerno, is remembered by her family as a caring and devoted wife, mother, and friend. Amanda Salerno recalls her ... [read more]
2023 Gibtown Trade Show Wraps Up: Amid Optimism, Can the Industry Work Together?
Majestic Introduces New Bunk Houses, Gosetto Announces Sales and More..
As the 2023 IISA Trade Show wound down, there was a lot to be optimistic about and some things to be worried about. Show attendance was solid, as it has been in past years and exhibitors were ... [read more]