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Canada Based Wild Rose Shows Expands After The Pandemic

Wild Rose Shows, the Canadian carnival company, is run by Michael Kryzanowski and his family. Currently running two units containing a total of about 50 rides, along with food and game stands, Wild ... [read more]

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Miami-Dade County Youth Fair Sees Record Midway & Attendance

The Florida Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, also known as the Youth Fair, is one of the largest outdoor events supporting, promoting and empowering young people in North America. This ... [read more]

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Amateur Artist Designs Artwork for Big Rock Amusement's Himalaya Ride

According to Justin Goodell, general operations manager at Big Rock, the 25-year-old from Alabama started following Big Rock Amusements on social media platforms, expressing her joy and enthusiasm ... [read more]

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Roy Campos, the Trailblazing Show Painter

Johnny Meah.  Joe Gallaso.  Fred Johnson.  Jack Siglar.  “Snap” Wyatt.  Bobby Wicks.  Jack Cripe.  Kevin Rosentreter.  Bill Browning.  The ... [read more]

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Blue Sky Amusements Owner Reflects on Past & Present in Industry: "Things are Getting Tougher"

Blue Sky Amusements had a phenomenal season in 2022, according to owner Bill Reiss, but he also recently shared that ultimately the family-owned business is getting tougher to grow in more ways than ... [read more]

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First-Quarter Forecast: Belle City Amusements Breaks Florida Route Records

H-2B Labor Processing Delays Leaves Show Short Handed

Florida plays a crucial role for the fair industry. Not only is the Sunshine State the home office and/or winter quarters for many of the leading midway providers in the country, its tropical climate ... [read more]

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Tap N Go Achieves Strong Growth

Shara Pathak of Tap N' Go is excited about the progress her company has made in only a short three year period.  Initially, the concept started by finding a software partner for their RFID ... [read more]

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Reithoffer Shows Adds to Ride Arsenal for 2023 Season

Reithoffer Shows of Gibsonton, Fla. has acquired new attractions for the upcoming 2023-2024 season. Company president Rick Reithoffer announced the new acquisitions. Sharon Popovich, the ... [read more]

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Meester Mike's of Coral Gables Offers Tasty Treats from Canada to Florida

Mike Zdebiak, a second-generation purveyor of fun food at carnivals, fairs, and festivals, is the owner of Meester Mike's of Coral Gables. The company is thriving post-pandemic, offering chicken ... [read more]

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South Florida Fair: High Revenues & Engaged Communities

The South Florida Fair not only had its best attended, post-lockdown fair, but also its highest grossing  revenue.  An early fair,  often viewed as a harbinger for trends in the ... [read more]

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Florida State Fair: Attendance & Per-Cap Records Set, Advertising Budget Increased & New Security Measures Implemented

With days of record attendance, revenue and per-cap spending – and an increased advertising budget – the Florida State Fair – in theory, the first “state” fair ... [read more]

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Record Crowds & Returning H-2B Workers - the 99th Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair Debuts New Reithoffer Midway

How did the 99th Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair (SFLCF) go this year?  With ideal weather, enthusiastic community support and hordes of happy fairgoers with disposable income to spend, ... [read more]

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Browns Amusements Keeps Family Tradition Going, Expands for the Future

Danny and Sherry Brown, Owners of Brown's Amusements, are focusing on strengthening their show, in every aspect, to prepare for a successful 2023 season. “We had a great 2022; everything we ... [read more]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Arnold Amusements Prioritizes Family While Looking Forward to the 2023 Season

From its creation, Arnold Amusements has a family owned and operated carnival. In 1980, Ivan Arnold, along with his wife and three children, started Arnold Amusements Inc. with the intention of ... [read more]

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Carnivals Large and Small Add Equipment at 2023 Gibtown Trade Show

ADM, Dalton Kid Rides, Luna Park, Uni-Glide, Bertazzon and More

One important aspect of the show and the business in general that is often overlooked is the growth of the small carnival.  Looking throughout the trade show, several people commented that the ... [read more]

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2023 IISA Trade Show Comes to a Close as Manufacturers Report Sales

Talley Amusements to take delivery of new Spectacular in 2023, Two New Pirate Ship Rides to Debut in the USA, & much more.

The annual IISA convention and trade show wrapped up Friday in Gibsonton, Florida after a week of great weather and lots of talk about the year ahead.  Almost all vendors reported having a solid ... [read more]

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2023 Gibtown Trade Show Well Represented by Manufacturers from US and Europe

Equipment Solutions International Debuts New Family Swing; Eli Bridge Continues Sales of Scrambler and Wheel Products

It was another beautiful sunny day for the IISA Trade Show on Thursday, February 16th.  Crowds were steady throughout and vendors and suppliers continued to report steady sales.  Some ... [read more]

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Gibtown Trade Show Gets into Full Swing on Wednesday with H-2B Seminars

Lynam's Amusements Takes Delivery of New Ferris Wheel during Show

Wednesday, February 15th was a near perfect weather day for the show. As the bulletin board filled up and new faces arrived in town, the show began to hit its stride. Manufacturers and suppliers ... [read more]

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2023 IISF Trade Show Welcomes Crowds back to Gibsonton

Joey Fowler Reflects on Career; Dreamland Amusements announces new Long Island Fair

The 2023 IISA Trade Show kicked off in Gibsonton Tuesday, February 14th, with beautiful weather greeting guests who were eager to see if 2023 would be a continuation of the success of 2021 and 2022 ... [read more]

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Positive But Complicated, OABA H-2B Seminar Promises a New Balance

What will be the most impactful trends on midways for the 2023 season? The answer to that question if not found, will be discussed and explored along with other pivotal issues confronting  ... [read more]

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