December 2011

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In the December 2011 issue:

  • Cover Photo- James H. Drew Exposition collage of attractions at the NC Mountain State Fair and the North Georgia State Fair.
  • Feature Articles:
  • Imagination Key for James Drew Exposition by Paul Southers
  • Trainmaster: Fulfilling the Dream by Bill Hall
  • Windy City Amusements Plays Two Chicagoland Festivals by Kim Krueger
  • Positive Reports from California Fair Season by John Toomey
  • All Roads Lead to Rutland by Dan McGinnis

Plus:

  • New Products
  • Do You Remember The Paratrooper
  • Midway Personality: John Young of Dreamland Amusements
  • Miniature Midway: Holiday Special

And our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

November 2011 Issue

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In the November 2011 issue:

  • Cover Photo- James E. Strates Shows at the 2011 New York State Fair.  Photo by Rebecca Warren.
  • Monthly Route Listing
  • Strates Shows Sets Two More Records in New York
  • Irene & Lee Put a Damper on East Coast Fairs
  • Dancing Along the Midway
  • World of Mirth Shows: The Final Years of a Show Business Legend
  • Playworld Amusements at the Upper South Carolina State Fair
  • Midway Personality: Michael Reisinger
  • Do You Remember the Rotor?
  • Crabtree Amusements at the Colorado State Fair
  • Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

October 2011 Issue

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In the October 2011 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Powers Great American Midways Skydiver.  Photo by RD Thomas.
  • SPECIAL ANNUAL BUYER'S GUIDE
  • Monthly Route Listing
  • Two Chance Mfg. Classics on the PGAM Midway: The Skydiver & The Flying Bobs
  • Masses Stronger Than Mobs at Wisconsin State Fair
  • Midway Personality: Bill Hall
  • Leading the Way in Solar Energy, Waterloo Tent & Tarp and the Carnival Industry
  • A.R.M. Vertigo Arrives at S & S Amusements in 2011
  • Do You Remember the Toboggan?
  • 35% Increase in both Ride & Game Gross at the Orange County Fair
  • Strong Numbers for Big A at State Fair Meadowlands & Ohio State Fair
  • Bonus Photo: Gooding's Million Dollar Midway
  • Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

September 2011 Issue

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In the September 2011 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Beauce Carnaval in St. Georges De Beauce, Quebec.  Photo by Jeff Berard.
  • Monthly Route Listing
  • Beauce Carnaval...A Quebec Tradition
  • E & B Funtime Rides: Traditional yet Contemporary
  • Getting Ready fpr the Get Together: The 2011 Minnesota State Fair
  • J.J. Page Mighty Exhibition Show
  • Reithoffer Shows Going Strong
  • Ride Reports, Part II
  • Big Rock Amusements at the Venetian Festival
  • Strong Evening Numbers for Paul Maurer Shows
  • Do You Remember the Swingin' Gym?
  • Meet Showpainter Ruben Mauricio
  • Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

August 2011 Issue

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In the August 2011 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Swing Rides Collage with West Caost Amusements on top left, Mark Faennelli's Travelling Amusement Park on top right (photo by Mary Malloy), and E.K. Fernandez Shows on bottom.
  • Monthly Route Listing
  • E.K. Fernandez Shows & The 50th State Fair
  • Northeast Carnivals Doing Well After Wet Spring
  • The San Diego County Fair a Success
  • Four New Rides for West Coast Amusements
  • Inland Empire Shows at the Carson City RSVP Spring Fun Fair
  • Great Weather Draws Big Crowds for Sarasota County Fair
  • Do You Remember Chair-O-Planes?
  • Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

July 2011 Issue

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In the July 2011 issue:

  • Cover Photo- 2011 Florida State Fair, Photo by Chris Hurley
  • Monthly Route Listing
  • Along the Big A Midway
  • Ride Reports: New Rides & Updates from the Manufacturers, Part I
  • Do You Remember Boat Rides?
  • Along the Tracks with Royal American Shows
  • Shamrock Shows at Conejo Valley Days
  • Fairground Food: Remembering Cookhouses and Visiting the Oktoberfest

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds

June 2011 Issue

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In the·June 2011·issue:

  • Cover Photo- Butler Amusements Midway at Dusk, photo provided by Butler Amusements
  • SPECIAL: The 2011 Fair Route Listing (Listing for Full Season!)
  • Catching Up With Butler Amusements
  • A Big Year for Fantasy Amusement
  • Ray Cammack Shows Celebrates 50 Years
  • Modern Midways Carnival
  • Sustainival
  • Do You Remember Fire Engines?
  • Midway Personality,·Pat Repp, North American Midway Entertainment

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

May 2011 Issue

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In the·May 2011·issue:

  • Cover Photo- Belle City Amusements at The 2011 Florida Strawberry Festival, photos by Dave Hanson
  • SPECIAL: The 2011 Carnival Directory
  • Belle City Amusements Plays the Florida Strawberry Festival
  • Carnival for Art's Sake: A Visual Arts Project with Carnival Rides in the Spotlight (click here for video)
  • Building the Beetle Bobs
  • Grand Opening of the International Independent Showmen's Museum
  • Do You Remember The Screwball?
  • Midway Personality, John Hanschen, Mighty Thomas Carnival

 

 

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

April 2011 Issue

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In the  April2011 issue:

  • Cover Photo - The 2011 Florida State Fair, photo by Jeff Berard
  • Good Weather & High Attendance at the 2011 IISF Trade Show
  • 2011 Florida State Fair a Huge Success
  • Do You Remember The Loop-O-Plane?
  • Midway Personality, Tony Diaz of North American Midway Entertainment (N.A.M.E.)
  • Fresh Start for Schantz Manufacturing in 2011
  • Around the La Grande Wheel, Melissa Leavitt-Blomsness' Photos of the Ray Cammack Shows midway
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Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

March 2011 Issue

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In the 2011 issue:

 

  • Cover Photo - The 2010 State Fair of Texas 
  • Larson International Acquires Sellner Manufacturing
  • Playworld Amusements
  • New Rides on the Way from KMG
  • Munich's Famous Oktoberfest
  • Michigan's Only State Fair
  • Do You Remember the Go Devil?
  • 2011 Fair Conventions
  • Big Rock Amusements
  • Miniature Midway

 

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

 

February 2011 Issue

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In the February 2011 issue:

  • Cover Photo - Smokey's Greater Shows at the 2010 Fryeburg Fair, Photo by Jeff Berard
  • 2011 Florida State Fair Ride List
  • 2011 IISF Trade Show Exhibitors List
  • A N.A.M.E. Change 
  • The Sun Shines on Butler Amusements
  • Smokey's Greater Shows
  • Do You Remember the Roll-A-Whirl?
  • The History of Train Shows
  • Midway Personality: Jeff Blomsness of North American Midway Entertainment
  • Away from the Midway
  • Miniature Midway

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

January 2011 Issue

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In the January 2011 issue:

  • Cover Photo - Powers Great American Midways, photo by Mohammed Mubashir
  • Powers Great American Midways Looking Forward 
  • Climb Aboard the New Wisdom Monster Truck
  • 2010 Midway Trends & Innovations
  • IAAPA Attractions Expo 2010
  • Do You Remember Spillman Auto Rides
  • Midway Personality: Ron Burback of Funtastic Shows
  • PA Showmen Unite for Good Cause at Old Fashioned Carnival
  • The History of Train Shows

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, New Products Carnival Transport, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.