December 2007

In the December 2007 issue:

  • Reithoffer Shows set up a magical midway at the Great Frederick Fair in Maryland, a midway that included the unusual Huss Tornado.
  • The History of Train Shows covers the World of Mirth, which presented “The largest midway on Earth,” in the early 1950s. The train show occasionally used truck transport to save on sometimes excessive rail charges.
  • The owners of Michigan-based Elliott’s Amusements have a background in the industry and have worked hard to build a solid route in that state for their 20+-ride show.
  • Do you remember the Super Sizzler? This ride from Wisdom Industries promised a spectacular ride with “dashing good looks.”
  • January 13-17 are the dates set for the AIMS Safety Seminar in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • The late John Tillery was an integral part of the management team for a number of carnivals including the new Century 21 Shows, the old Century 21 Shows, and Jerry Murphy’s Murphy Brothers Exposition.
  • Two units of Myers International joined together in Tennessee for the Henderson County Fair. The show’s 1001 Nachts features some new artwork.
  • Route Snapshots takes a look at Earl’s Rides at the Athens County Fair in Wisconsin.
  • Down Memory Lane remembers the colorful trailers that were transported by rail for the James E. Strates Shows.
  • Manufacturer’s Showcase features a new alignment for Dartron Industries and Larson International. Sellner Manufacturing had an open house where a new Tilt-A-Whirl got its test run and Gold Medal Products is featuring a new portioned-cheese warmer for nachos.
  • North American Midways Entertainment (N.A.M.E.) brought out its big guns for the Eastern States Exposition (the Big E) in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related meetings, trade shows, and events
  • The Now Booking for 2008 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event.
  • Check out the Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.

November 2007

Coming in November 2007:

  • For the second year in a row, Illinois-based Fantasy Amusements fielded the midway at the Kane County Fair, an annual event held in July.
  • There was a new look at the 2007 Orange County Fair in Middletown, New York, where the Strates Shows set up the midway for the first time. New promotions were also on deck for the annual event.
  • Michigan fun events and Wade Shows go hand in hand and the carnival had a busy season bringing their midway to numerous fairs and festivals across the state.
  • Starbucks on the midway! Connie Warner has taken this sought after beverage line out of the stores and into the fun zone.
  • The History of Train Shows covers some of the back end shows from the early 1950s that were booked on Cetlin & Wilson Shows.
  • Do you remember German manufacturer Schwarzkopf’s Bob-Sleds-style ride Bayern Kurve? The 16 cars swung freely back and forth on a circular track
  • Manufacturer’s Showcase puts the spotlight on C. Cretors & Company and their Brick Lined Candy Stove; Port-A-Cool’s portable evaporative cooling units; Gold Medal Products compact Conveyor Toaster Oven; and Vito Blake’s Junction Box Cover.
  • Down Memory Lane offers scenes from Georgia Amusements, a show owned by the late Doc Harden.
  • Congratulations to Shelby Royal, who is being honored as the Miami Showmen’s Association Showman of the Year!
  • Route Snapshots spotlights Helm & Sons at two California events.
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related meetings, trade shows, and events
  • The Now Booking for 2008 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event.
  • Check out the Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.
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October 2007

In the October 2007 issue:


  • CARNIVAL’s 2007 Annual Buyer’s Guide is a valuable resource listing hundreds of companies offering a wide variety of goods and services to the outdoor amusement industry. These are professionals that want to do business with you.
  • Do you remember the Disco Round, an amusement piece from German manufacturer Huss? The ride appealed to thrill seekers wanting audio and visual sensations in addition to the physical experience.
  • Cowabunga dude! The 2007 Orange County Fair was the year for Herefords surfers, and sand. Ray Cammack provided the midway at this central California event,
  • Down Memory Lane offers scenes from Big J Amusements.
  • What could be more warming than a bright, brilliant midway in the middle of winter, housed in the confines of a huge building that can accommodate the biggest and the smallest of rides, games and attractions? The I-X Center in Cleveland offers just such an event with its annual Indoor Amusement Park.
  • Although they are closely associated with carnival midways, the number of sideshows available has been on a steep decline. Jim Zajicek is doing his part in bringing his “Strangest Show on Earth” to as many venues as he can.
  • Photos show that Wisdom Industries’ new Viper has hit the road.
  • Once again through a lot of effort on the part of dozens of operators, there was a successful independent midway at the 2007 Minnesota State Fair. Find out who brought what to this fun zone.
  • Check out the monthly CARNIVAL Route Listings, On the Road, for over 50 carnivals traveling to fairs, festivals and a variety of events across North America during October
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related meetings, trade shows, and events
  • The Now Booking for 2008 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event.
  • Check out the Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.

 

September 2007

In the September 2007 issue:

  • Building and maintaining a strong route throughout New England for over 30 years, Billy Burr’s FUN-O-RAMA was a traditional carnival. Fielding over twenty-five rides and attractions, the show’s strong foundation continues today as Rockwell Amusements.

  • Casting all of the colors of the rainbow on the midways they set up is Rainbow Valley Rides of Wisconsin. The show offers as much variety of color as the rainbow with the rides and attractions they offer, including the Freak Out, Sky Master, and Ali Baba.

  • When Lavoy and Mildred Winton purchased the Cumberland Valley Shows from his parents, little did the industry realize the importance of that act. During the course of their ownership, Lavoy was credited with seven U.S. patents that benefited the industry.

  • Buffalo, New York takes advantage of a somewhat abbreviated carnival season, and Mike Robb’s Fun City Shows makes sure that they turn the city into just that – Fun City. The family owned and operated carnival plays a number of local festivals in the city as soon as there is a slight thaw in the brutal winter weather.

  • Manufacturer’s Showcase puts the spotlight on a new line of luxury travel trailers that are also relatively inexpensive by Forks RV; on new frozen entrees for food concessionaires to help increase menu variety and the bottom line; and on a popcorn popper from Gold Medal that addresses the problems of inadequate power supply and ease of transport.

  • Billy Clark has spent more that 50 years on the road. He and his wife Sue own and operate Smokey Mountain Amusements and one of the pieces in his ride stable is a Spider that once belonged to Rod Link, Link Shows.

  • Bobby Jenks, who frequently books with Smokey Mountain Amusements, has acquired a 1916 Wurlitzer Band Organ that he has had restored and it now is traveling to fairs and events, once again bringing happy music to all who listen.

  • Do you remember a Himalaya ride made by Reverchon called the Overland Express? The piece was built for United Shows of America and was recently refurbished by current owner Miller Spectacular Shows.

  • Ed and Donna Inners have managed to combine new and classic pieces to form a carnival, Inners Shows, that has also managed to carve its niche in providing the midway at county fairs, church festivals and local celebrations.

  • Earlier this year, the carnival industry lost another member with the passing of independent operator Dwayne Steck. His wife, Beverly, shares some memories of her hardworking husband and the ride operation they built and operated for many years.

  • Route Snapshots takes a look at Alabama-based James Gang Amusements at the Owen County Fair in Indiana,

  • Ever the classic, Down Memory Lane offers scenes from Royal American Shows.

  • Check out the monthly CARNIVAL Route Listings, On the Road, for over 50 carnivals traveling to fairs, festivals and a variety of events across North America during August

  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related meetings, trade shows, and events.

  • The Now Booking for 2008 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event.

  • Check out the Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions

  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads

  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.

  • ***Coming in the October issue of CARNIVAL – the 2007 Annual Buyer’s Guide. A valuable resource listing companies that offer a wide variety of goods and services and want to do business with the outdoor amusement industry.

August 2007

In the August 2007 issue:


  • One of the premier carnivals to ever set up a midway was Royal American Shows. Down Memory Lane provides a view a few of the rides owned by this train show that provided thrills and excitement for thousands of fairgoers.
  • Helm & Sons carnival juiced it up at the 2007 National Orange Show and Festival in San Bernardino, California. One of the featured rides on the midway was the Chance Falling Star, one of only three in existence.
  • Do You Remember the Apollo 10, a one-of-a-kind ride that brought passengers into the Space Age? Also shown is a rare photo of one of the earliest Scrambler rides ever fabricated.
  • Summertime is heavy-duty festival and fair season in New York. Midway Rides of Utica played the Harborfest in Rochester and showed off the show’s new Vortex (Skymaster) and Wind Glider (Cliff Hanger).
  • The San Antonio (Texas) Stock Show and Rodeo was Crabtree Amusements’ first opportunity to bring their new Pole Position to the event. The carnival, along with several other operators, brought in a large number of rides and attractions for the Wade Shows’ midway at the fair.
  • Check out Manufacturer’s Showcase for a deal on a brand new Americana Family Swing ride from Fabbri; or the fun houses available from Custom Rides. Dalton Kid Ride Rebuilders also manufactures parts for Hampton rides and a line of standard or custom fencing; and Gold Medal Products has introduced a three-in-one unit for making and merchandising popcorn, cheese corn, and caramel corn.
  • When Strates Shows took to the rails for the 2007 season, they hauled everything on forty-five flat cars and eight coaches. This list reviews what is being transported on each car.
  • Carol Stream Amusements brings their fun zone to a number of events in the Northeast. Among the offerings on their midway are a Sea Ray, King’s Circus, Rockin’ Tug, and Drop Zone.
  • Canadian carnival World’s Finest Shows played the Gloucester Fair in Ottawa. Fairgoers enjoyed fun and thrills on the show’s Typhoon, Zipper, Giant Wheel and Scooter, among others.
  • Modeler’s Corner spotlights trucks that are part of Tom Mayfield’s scale model show. Also, carnival modeler Bill Pfeifer has discovered some items at the local Dollar Tree store that can be turned into pieces suitable for a scale model midway.
  • Route Snapshots takes a look at the midway offerings from California-based Brass Ring Amusements.
  • Check out the monthly CARNIVAL Route Listings, On the Road, for over 50 carnivals traveling to fairs, festivals and a variety of events across North America during August.
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related meetings, trade shows, and events.
  • The Now Booking for 2007 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event.
  • Check out the Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.

July 2007

In the July 2007 issue of CARNIVAL magazine:

  • Crabtree Amusements provided a heavy-duty fun zone at the 2007 Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, supplemented with a variety of pieces from independent operators.
  • The Do You Remember section profiles Larson International ‘s exciting thrill ride the Crazy Train.
  • Down Memory Lane is a series of photos of show trains that recall when the rail system was a mode of transport for many American carnivals.
  • Understanding the lingo of the industry is the goal of veteran concessionaire Vic McGuire who has published McGuire’s Complete Carnival Pictionary, Volume I.
  • Route Snapshots presents photos of California’s American Traveling Shows’ midway.
  • More than just the purveyor of flags, banners and carnival canvas, the multi-talented Louie Bell has skydiver on his resume.
  • Family owned and operated Luehrs Ideal Rides knows that the money they have reinvested in the show will have a positive effect. The show continues to upgrade and has earned the OABA’s Circle of Excellence Award.
  • Manufacturer’s Showcase highlights the appointment of Earl Foura to the position of President of National Ticket Company. Other companies offering products and services to the outdoor amusement industry that are featured in this section include Missouri-based Show Me Fabrication; N.P.D. Manufacturing of St. Charles, Missouri; and concession supplier Gold Medal Products.
  • Norton Auctioneers will conduct an auction at Williams Grove Amusement Park in Pennsylvania in September.
  • New York-based Playland Amusements is marking their 10th anniversary during the carnival’s 2007 tour.
  • Powers Great American Midways has completely refurbished their Mulligan Wheel for the 2007 season, along with several other pieces. The show has already taken delivery of several new kiddie pieces.
  • Harking back to a time when girl shows were common on carnival midways, Star and Garter ’67 was a backend show that featured a bevy of entertaining beauties.
  • Check out the monthly CARNIVAL Route Listings, On the Road, for over 50 carnivals traveling to fairs, festivals and a variety of events across North America during the 2007 season
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related events
  • The Now Booking for 2007 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event.
  • Check out the Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.

 

June 2007

In the June 2007 issue:

  • Who will be where when? Check out the annual CARNIVAL Route Listings for over 50 carnivals traveling to fairs, festivals and a variety of events across North America during the 2007 season. This handy resource is a must-keep reference.
  • Twentieth Century Independent Midways fielded the rides, games and concessions at the 2007 George Washington Birthday Celebration in Laredo, Texas. A number of carnivals booked a variety of rides and attractions at this long-standing event.
  • One of the attractions many fairgoers recall on a midway was the Monkey Circus and is successor, the Monkey Speedway. The Speedway featured live monkeys racing around a circular track, in a manner similar to that of todays racing pigs, except the monkeys rode in simulated racecars.
  • Virginia-based Cole Shows Amusement Company has picked up one of the dates vacated by the now out-of-business All American Shows. The carnival has also successfully featured its Majestic Catch’n Air on the midway.
  • Do You Remember spotlights a tandem kiddie ride piece from Childress Manufacturing that was introduced at the Gibtown Trade Show in 1981.
  • The History of Train Shows follows Imperial Exposition through the 1940s and its last abbreviated season and through to its auction in 1951.
  • Time to swing those golf clubs. The annual Bruce Sellner Memorial Golf Tournament is coming up and sponsorships and application forms are available.
  • A Christmas celebration in Edinburgh, Scotland, has the markings of many American festivals, with a variety of activities, including carnival rides.
  • Route Snapshots takes a look at Inland Empire Shows at the Carson City Fun Fair in Carson City, Nevada.
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related events.
  • The Now Booking for 2007 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event.
  • Check out the Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.
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May 2007

In the May 2007 issue:


  • As the season gets into full gear, most carnivals are firming up their routes. Need information on contacting a show? CARNIVAL magazine’s annual Carnival Directory lists hundreds of carnivals bringing fun and thrills to midways across North America. Included are contact names, addresses, phone numbers, including cell phones, fax numbers, and e-mail and website addresses where available. A valuable resource, great for all year ‘round!
  • Route Snapshots takes a look at California-based Shamrock Shows playing the 2006 Big Fresno Fair for the first time.
  • Butler Amusements partnered with the 2007 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival to achieve record attendance. Among the 57 rides, the carnival brought in several new pieces, including the Flying Swinger and the Chopper Hopper.
  • Do you remember Wisdom Amusement Rides Cruisin? The company built three of these rides that brought back memories for fun-seekers who remembered the rollicking ‘50s.
  • The History of Train Shows follows the trials and tribulations of Dodson’s Imperial Shows as it coped with a wavering economy and internal situations.
  • Down Memory Lane follows a carnival that passed into history only a few short years ago. Amusements of Buffalo and owner Gene Chaffee experienced a relatively rapid ascent in the traveling outdoor amusement industry and an almost as rapid descent, disappearing in the mid-2000s.
  • Manufacturer’s Showcase puts the spotlight on a new partnership for AmTech International that will help broaden what it offers to the amusement industry. Also, Italian manufacturer Bertazzon has brought its Swing Carousel to America in a one-trailer format. Just in time for a busy fair season, Gold Medal Products offers its top of the line snow cone machine, the Sno-Bliz, and its top of the line cotton candy machine, the Auto Breeze, which features the Lock-N-Go handle,
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related events,
  • The Now Booking for 2007 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event
  • Check out the new Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.

April 2007

In the April 2007 issue:


  • The 2007 IISF Trade Show and Extravaganza, themed Casino Royale, was a sure bet for those attending the annual event. Exhibitors offering a full array of amusement industry-related products and services, social gatherings, and educational seminars and workshops were the order of the week.
  • Under the auspices of the North Carolina Department of Labor, the annual safety meeting was held in Raleigh for ride owners seeking to operate amusement devices in the state in 2007. There are some changes in store that include ride inspection fees and better communications through the use of computers.
  • It was the year of the “Flower” at the 2006 Orange County (California) Fair. Lot layouts show how the expansive Ray Cammack Shows filled the midway.
  • Manufacturer’s Showcase puts the spotlight on a dual-component dispensing system from Mixpac Equipment; on new ride concepts from Majestic Manufacturing; and on personnel changes at Waterloo Tent & Tarp.
  • In Midway Personality Mike Corbin is a man who has been searching for a home and believes he has finally found one with Crabtree Amusements.
  • Do you remember the Sprinter from Texas-based L.M.C., Inc.? The ride offered up and down thrills that passengers craved.
  • The History of Train Shows covers Imperial Expositions and the start of the Dodson’s World Fair Shows.
  • Take a walk Down Memory Lane and reminisce with Gold Medal Shows.
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related events, including safety and organization meetings, slated for the next several months
  • The Now Booking for 2007 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event
  • Check out the new Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.

March 2007

In the March 2007 issue:


  • The North and South Carolina Combined Fair Associations held their annual meeting in January in Durham, North Carolina. A trade show, hospitality suites and workshops and seminars were the order of the day for the two states where the future looks bright.
  • Down Memory Lane takes a look at an item that was popular before the age of computers- show stationery, that colorful letterhead sent from the desk of….
  • Do You Remember presents from Texas-based Export Sales the Italian- made Himalaya, a ride that was promoted as being designed specifically for the American market.
  • Midway Personality spotlights the entrepreneurial spirit of food concessionaire Dennis Fraleigh, a man who has been an independent operator for over 20 years and has made his mark on the amusement industry’s food operations.
  • In Manufacturer’s Showcase, National Ticket is celebrating their 100th anniversary; and Bertazzon America is introducing its Swing Buggy, a ride that is being converted to a portable piece for the American market.
  • The History of Train Shows follows several train transported circuses from the 1930s and ‘40s that went out of business and the carnivals that benefited from this.
  • The IAFE Annual Convention in Las Vegas was a gathering that served to prove learning can be fun.
  • Route Snapshots includes photos of Mac’s Carnival & Attractions and Davis Shows Northwest.
  • March 20-22 are the dates for the Pennsylvania Ride Safety Seminar to be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The informational gathering will cover all aspects of ride safety and is critical for those operators seeking to work in the state.
  • With the addition of several new pieces, several new dates, an expanded route and with the help of foreign labor, Playworld Amusements had a great 2007 season.
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related events, including safety and organization meetings, slated for the next several months.
  • The Now Booking for 2007 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event
  • Check out the new Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.

February 2007

In the February 2007 issue:


  • FEBRUARY and that means TRADE SHOW! A listing of the exhibitors, along with contact information, is presented in the Manufacturer’s Showcase section of the magazine. If you are attending, it offers the opportunity to plan ahead for the companies to see and if you are not attending, it offers a comprehensive list of businesses involved in the industry. The hours of operation and the schedule of events are also noted.
  • Do You Remember features the Persian Kamel funhouse that was available from Amusement Technologies International (AmTech).
  • At the Coastal Carolina Fair in Charleston, South Carolina, there was a major celebration highlighting 50 years of southern hospitality. Amusements of America brought in the midway for the 49th consecutive year.
  • Down Memory Lane travels with Homer Scott’s Georgia Amusements in 1974.
  • The Florida State Fair will again host an independent midway line up. Featured is a listing of the contracted rides and ride providers.
  • The History of Train Shows puts the spotlight on the Wonder Shows of America.
  • A the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, the theme for the amusement industry was what is new; what is hot; and what works!
  • Route Snapshots takes a look at A&P Enterprise Shows’ midway and at some of the offerings of Royal West Amusements.
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related events, including safety and organization meetings, slated for the next several months.
  • The Now Booking for 2007 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event
  • Check out the new Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.

January 2007

In the January 2007 issue:


  • At the 2006 North Carolina State Fair, it was a year of smooth sailing as the Powers Great American Midways, in it first year at the annual event, coordinated a midway of over 100 rides and attractions. Among the new pieces that brought thrills to riders was A.R.M.’s new Full Tilt. The carnival has also signed a contract to provide the midway at the 2007 fair. A ride list and lot layout is included.
  • Family owned and operated D.C. Lynch Shows has found its niche providing the fun zones at a variety of county fairs and celebrations in Nebraska and South Dakota.
  • Down Memory Lane visits Rod Link’s World of Pleasure Shows.
  • Do you remember the Mini-Bumper Car ride that was brought out by AmTech International? It was geared to offer the adult thrill of the ride to the younger set.
  • E&B Funtime Rides out of Texas is part of the majority of carnivals in the United States that has developed its route around a variety of events, and has maintained long-term relationships with most of them.
  • Conjoined twins are more than just a novelty; they are real people. Meet Ronnie and Donnie Galyon who spent many years touring on midways in North and South America.
  • David Galyon plies his trade on midways as a Bozo. His family, including brothers Ronnie and Donnie Galyon, helped introduce him to the traveling outdoor amusement industry.
  • The History of Train Shows features Max Goodman’s Wonder Shows of America during the mid-1940s.
  • Kevaworks is an event company that is seeking to book carnivals at D.A.R.E. events across the country.
  • Route Snapshots presents photos of Moore’s Greater Shows, and City of Fun Carnival.
  • Manufacturer’s Showcase puts the spotlight on the professional apparel offerings of Chestnut Identity Apparel.
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related events, including safety and organization meetings, slated for the next several months.
  • The Now Booking for 2007 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event
  • Check out the new Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, Modeler’s Corner, and Life's Flow.
  • Be sure to stop by and visit CARNIVAL at the IISF Trade Show and Extravaganza in Gibsonton, Florida, February 6-10!!