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In addition to the State Fair, New York will be home to dozens of county fairs in 2014. Click on any of the individual county fair links below, or visit the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs website for more info…
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Shannon Kirkpatrick 11:46pm Mar 25
Positions in balloons, bank a ball, machine gun fishy and goldfish joints for 2015 season ! Top locations !! Flashed for cash!! East coast route. No kooks or drunks! DL preferred not required call 386-679-3777 or 8…
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Looking for Carnivals to Sell Coupon Books in your area or at your fair or festival!! you can make up to $16 per book sale!!... Get Maximum money out of your Fair & Festivals!! then pick state
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Positions in balloons, bank a ball, machine gun fishy and goldfish joints for 2015 season ! Top locations !! Flashed for cash!! East coast route. No kooks or drunks! DL preferred not required call 386-679-3777 or 813-477-4248

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The South Texas State Fair continues the 50 + year tradition it established with the Bill Hames Show by offering an exciting and fun-filled Carnival Midway provided by Fort Worth based Carnival Americana. Fair-goers' will again enjoy their favorite…


The Carney Life Original Sizzle Reel
Toboggan! On Ride at Hazel Park! First Time Ever!
TSCS '14, Carnival 3: Midway of the Hazel Park Memorial Day Festival
Wipeout - On Ride! Ride 7 @ Dearborn
Spin Out - on Ride! Ride 9 @ Dearborn
Midway of the Dearborn Homecoming
Inverter, On Ride! Ride 9 @ Dearborn
Himalaya - On Ride! Ride 17 @ Dearborn


Featured Routes

Butler Amusements
Red Mountain High School
Mesa, AZ
3/26/2015 - 3/29/2015

Butler Amusements
Desert Sky Mall Carnival
Phoenix, AZ
3/27/2015 - 4/8/2015

Butler Amusements
Arizona Mills Mall
Tempe, AZ
3/27/2015 - 4/8/2015

Belle City
Flagler County Fair
Bunnell, FL
4/1/2015 - 4/5/2015

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a ​​new net neutrality regulations. When the new rules are adopted, internet service will be regulated like a public utility, a move that will prevent companies from manipulating internet traffic. It will be a major victory both for President Obama and for a swarm of internet companies that vocally supported net neutrality​—everything from Netflix to Twitter​, to Mozilla, Tumblr, and Etsy. However, when these new rules are adopted, the fight will be far from over. The FCC's ruling is expected to be challenged in courts, and some Republicans have warned that years of costly litigation could lie ahead. Marvin Ammori, a First Amendment lawyer and internet policy expert, explains what this decision means, and what happens next. This is a vital issue to those of us in the outdoor amusement business who have limited access to wifi and the internet. Worth a listen.


5 Cent Ride

Painting watercolors for more than 30 years, Sue specializes in amusement parks, carnivals and fairs. Currently, Sue represents two trade magazines, Venues Today and Amusement Today, and paints commissioned artwork for the amusement industry and other clients. Some original watercolor paintings are for sale on her site, as well as prints, note cards, ceramic & wood tile boxes, cutting boards, and drink coasters.

Susan Nichols 615-662-0252

Cell 615-477-5432

P. O. Box 238

Pegram, TN 37143

features the work of artist Norma Brophy who spent a lifetime travelling the Australian show circuit. Norma has captured many images of the life and times of Australian carnivals using a real circus tent as her canvas.

Phone (+61 3) 5436 1431

Alt: +61 448 875 988

P. O. Box 4043

Bendigo, VIC 3550

Tammy Smith, Artist

Old circuses and carnivals attract and inspire me-both in a fun, whimsical way and in a sort of creepy, off kilter way.

Keiths Carnival Art

Keith has been professionally drawing Carnivals for more than 15 years with an average of about 25 art exhibits a year. Prints and notecards from his original pencil drawings are available for purchase on his website. Commissions are also accepted.

Keith Lacour 318-769-1068

P. O. Box 519

Libuse, LA 71348

Show Paint Wizard

Home of The Wizard a professional artist with 30 years experience creating large-scale murals and graphic art. He has painted numerous Amusement rides and attractions in past years and is highly respected by Amusement Industry leaders.

The Wizard 404-641-2451

6185 Quail Mountain Trail

Gainesville, GA 30506


Amusement Leasing

Phone 604-755-7942

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Balboa Capital

Phone 888-225-2621

Alt: 949-756-0800

Fax: 949-756-2565

2010 Main St, 11th Floor

Irvine, CA 92614

Beacon Hill Funding

offers a full range of business financing products tailored to the small to medium sized business owner. Every lease or loan is set up to meet each client’s specific financing goals. We have built many relationships with small business owners, equipment vendors, and franchise partners. We are dedicated to offer our clients a product that is simple, fast, and competitive while providing the highest levels of service in our industry.

Office 888-853-1325

Fax: 781-590-0210

89 Clifford St.

Melrose, MA 02176

Business Lease Consultants

Judi K. Voss 800-960-8035

Fax: 404-812-0949

P. O. Box 190054

Atlanta, GA 31119-0054

Business Lending Made Simple

I do business lending. We are the same price as banks and can help almost anyone.

Keith LaMere 608-312-3685

Capitol Leasing & Financing Service

Phone 888-783-5327

Local 916-543-3270

Fax: 916- 543-3280

2043 Ladera Dr.

Lincoln, CA 95648

Cypress Financial Corporation

Main Office 800-433-6189

Main Fax: 253-395-3803

19613 81st Avenue South

Kent, WA 98032

Direct Capital

Phone 800-253-0157

Fax: 800-875-0312

155 Commerce Way

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Equipment Capital, LLC

Phone 866-573-0456

Fax: 866-890-2607

3800 Old Cheney Rd.

Lincoln, NE 68516

Firestone Financial Corporation

We offer the most creative financing arrangements in the industry tailored to your individual needs and aimed at helping you

Tony Costanza, Assistant Vice President 617-641-9222

Fax: 617-658-9522

P. O. Box 610325

Newton, MA 02461-0325

The Leasing Experts, Inc.

Alex Alonso 954-634-0956

Fax: 954-634-0957

9710 East Indigo Street Suite 203

Miami, FL 33157

Prairie Financial Incorporated

provides customized finance and leasing of equipment in a number of specialized markets. We have the flexibility of multiple funding sources to help you obtain the equipment you need to grow your business.

Phone 816-554-3863

Fax: 816-554-3875

839 NE Woods Chapel Rd.

Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Restaurant Solutions

Originally experts in providing complete point of sale systems,security, and merchant service for all types of restaurants and retail businesses they are now offering financing to all types of businesses in amounts up to $5 million! They can even offer same day approval on amounts up to $250000. They require three years of business operations, but the funds can be used to add new equipment, open a second location, or refinance existing loans.

Phone 209-381-8045

Merced, CA 95340

Tropic Capital Corporation

We’ll customize a payment plan to fit the seasonal nature of your business and establish payment terms that you can afford.

Phone 727-360-7974

Fax: 727-360-7742

10451 Gulf Boulevard

Treasure Island, FL 33706

U.S. Commerce Equipment Finance

Arnold Sussman 800-788-3838

Fax: 800-758-5327

1985 Bluestone Drive

St. Charles, MO 63303

Models & Modelers

Carnival Historical & Model Builders Society
Since its founding in 1966, the purpose of the organization has been to preserve carnival history through model building; historical research & documentation; and archiving memorabilia. Their publication CARNIVAL MIDWAY is printed every two months and includes historical articles, modeling plans, photographs, new member data, member ads, current news, etc. Back issues are available for $4 each plus postage. 
Annual dues are $25 for US residents, $30 for Canadian residents, and $35 for residents of all other countries. We hope you will consider joining the Carnival Historical & Model Builders Society! 
Fred Heatley, Treasurer 864-575-2110
1922 Neely Ferry Rd.
Laurens, SC 29360

International Hobby Corp
Orders 800-875-1600
Alt: 215-426-2873

John Barrett
A model builder and designer from the United Kingdom. He produces kits of fairground rides, side stalls, side joints, side shows, portable toilets, caravans, etc.

Model Tech Studios
Orders 603-964-5995

R.A.H. Models
Model Kits in H-O Scale, over 65 kits now available for you to assemble. Three to four new kits coming out. O Guage and N Gauge models are coming with in the year. 
Ronald Hamm 763-566-7814
7332 Drew Ave North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Raymond Fendrick
Presents his models of Powers Magical Midways which includes about 55 rides, 10 ticket boxes, entrance gate, light towers, etc. Ray is a passionate builder of carnival models made for his enjoyment and that of his friends and family. 
Phone 301-947-4541
21000 Blunt Rd
Germantown, MD 20876

Walthers, Inc
Orders 800-487-2467
Alt: 414-527-0770

Circus and Performers

The Big Apple Circus
does more than put on an engaging and magical performance. Our commitment to kids and their families has always been at the center of our vision. 
Alt: 212-268-2500

The Bindlestiff Family Circus
Phone 877-246-3537
P. O. Box 1917
New York, NY 10009

Blue Monkey Sideshow
is a professional performance troupe with a variety of seasoned performers and a complete turnkey stage operation. Available for national and international bookings, Our shows are designed to be convenient and easy to implement in any venue. Complete with authentic sideshow banners, stages, lights, live music and sound, Blue Monkey Sideshow will transform your venue into a unique entertainment experience. 
Elliot Feltman 317-435-1355
P. O. Box 1032
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1032

Bryan Sapphire
Juggler, Magician, Rolla Bolla, and physical comedy
Hollywood, CA 90027

Carson & Barnes Circus
For four generations our family has toured North America with our most traditional of American Big Top Circuses. We strive to bring first class family entertainment to all parts of America – small towns to big cities, urban America and Native America, border to border and coast to coast. Each year we search for the best acts from around the globe, and we weave them together with our world famous animal acts and traditional circus music, to produce the finest big top show in America. 
Winterquarters Office 580-326-2233
Winterquarters Fax: 580-326-7466
Promotion & Marketing Office 580-326-2233
P. O. Box J
Hugo, OK 74743

Circus Flora
Phone 314-289-4040
Centene Center for the Arts
3547 Olive St, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO 63103

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus
Phone 866-244-8676
P. O. Box 813
Hugo, OK 74743

Earth Circus Productions
Phone 650-726-6679
P. O. Box 3167
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

George Carden Circus International
Beautiful Artistry in the Air and on the floor in every ring… 
Phone 417-833-3588
Alt: 417-833-9141
3901 W. State Hwy. O
Springfield, MO 65803

Hamid Circus, Inc.
producers of the Shrine Circus for four generations. Contact us for special events and corporate events. We can produce a circus for any location or any budget. 
Phone 609-646-3340
3016 Tremont Ave.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Kelly Miller Circus
has been providing family entertainment since 1938. During that time millions of families have enjoyed this American Tradition. 
2579 East Kirk Rd
Hugo, OK 74743

Kent Family Magic Circus
The greatest show on any midway or in any theater!
Phone 888-867-7077
Alt: 530-532-7933

T Z Productions
For over 25 years, producer Tarzan Zerbini has brought world-class performers to audiences throughout the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and the Bahamas. 
Phone 417-781-4883
Fax: 417-781-0021
2317 South Hall St.
Webb City, MO 64870


South Texas State Fair opens with excitement.

BEAUMONT -- The much-anticipated opening of the South Texas State Fair is in just two days. The excitement starts when the gates open Thursday March 26 for the opening ceremonies from 5:30 to 6:00 PM at the Archway gate. Everyone at the opening ceremonies will be admitted to the Fair free immediately following the ceremonies.   The regular admission price is $8 for ages 13 to 64, kids 2 and under free, youth age 3 to 12 are $4 and Senior Citizens over 65 are $4. The thunder and wonder…

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Trade Publications

Amusement Today Magazine
Phone 817-460-7220
P. O. Box 5427
Arlington, Tx 76005-5427

Balloons & Parties Magazine
is the independent source for decorating resources for banquets, parties, special events & holidays. Published bi-monthly, its articles are targeted, informative and full of ideas for the decorating industry. 
Phone 201-441-4224
Fax: 201-342-8118
65 Sussex St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Carnival Magazine
Chronicling the contemporary outdoor amusement industry day in and day out. 
Charles Dabbs, Publisher 704-638-0878
Fax: 704-636-1051
P. O. Box 4138
Salisbury, NC 28145

Circus News Sweden
Scandinavian Based Circus News Website
I hope to show my love for Circus and to be a sort of circusmagazine that can inform circuslovers around the world. There for it’s important that you send in articles, photo, information about circuses. I don’t hope that Circus News will only contain information about Scandinavia circuses, but from circuses for all around the world. I wish you all the very best around the ring and looking forward to hear from you.
Roger Malmer Publisher and Editor

The Coaster Critic’s Blog
is a leading theme park blog that offers opinionated roller coaster reviews and covers the latest theme park news. 
Contact Form

Kent Family Magic Circus
The kent Family Magic Circus
our travels, our tales from an entertainment family on the road.
The KFMC Video Blog
is our newest venture into using modern technology to keep fans, friends, family, and clients appraised of our comings and goings. You will see the Kent Family Magic Circus on a more intimate level and experience what we experience in our travels. You will get to experience our reactions to wha the road has to offer including the various foods, events, and happening on tour. You will also see our interactions with other acts, unusual people, and unusual happenings. You will see what happens behind the scenes and from our perspective on stage. You will get to see segments of our show in the context of the episode. So sit back and enjoy. 
Phone 888-867-7077
Alt: 530-532-7933

The Midway Is Open
Is the companion blog to this website. It features site news, equipment additions, industry observations, personal and professional challeneges, and answers to questions posed by visiters. 
Office 936-273-6960
Cell 979-215-1770
9157 Lucille Lane
Conroe, TX 77384
Max Ivey Jr.

No Quarter Given Pirate Magazine
is the clearinghouse for those interested in pirates, privateers & nautical history. Whether ye be interested in the buccaneers and privateers of the Caribbean Sea, the Elizabethan Sea Dogs, the Barbary Corsairs or Laffite’s pirates of Barataria, we’ll be havin’ something of interest to ya. We bring you the history, lore, romance, & sheer adventure of bein’ a pirate or privateer. 
P. O. Box 7456
Riverside, CA 92513-7456

Richies Fried Beer
The most interesting news of the day

Theme Park Syndicate
Your Source for All of the Latest Theme Park News
Contact Form

Venues Today
is a 10-year-old international trade magazine that covers the business side of venues of all types, including fairs and festivals. 
Linda Deckard, Editor 714-378-5400
Fax: 714-378-0040
P. O. Box 2540
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

The Worlds Fair Limited
World’s Fair is the weekly newspaper for travelling showmen and the funfair industry, providing information for showmen on all aspects of the fairground business. It also features circus articles, steam rally reports and the preservation movement. 
Craig Mills, Sales Manager Tel: 0161 683 8039
Hollinwood Business Centre
Albert Street
Lancashire, OL8 3QL, UK