December 2014

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In the December 2014 issue:

Cover photo-Happy Holidays from everyone at Carnival Magazine.

Feature articles:

* NAME Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Excellent Season

* Rail Still the Way to Travel for Strates Shows

* Blue's Amusements

* Eastern States Expo Breaks Attendance Record

* Carnival Wagons and the End of an Era

* Midway Personality: Allan Cockerham

* Smith's Amusements Finds Its Niche

* Do You Remember? Spinning Coasters

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct From the Lots, Carnival Transport, Carnival Concessions, Midway Talk, Now Booking and Classifieds

 

November 2014

 

 

NOVEMBER 2014 COVERIn the November 2014 issue:

Cover photo-Rail cars and flat cars from various carnivals. (Photos courtesy of Bill Hall).

Feature articles:

* Show Trains of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

* IAAPA: Give Kids the World

* IAAPA: Expo Exhibitor Listing

* Concessions Spotlight: Candy Anderson

* Ohio State Fair Sets New Record

* Reithoffer's Jack Stoorza: "Know Your Clientele"

* KMG Wins Infringement Case

* Evans United Shows Enjoying 67th Year

* New England is Home for Amyland Amusements

* Do You Remember? The Little Dipper

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct From the Lots, Carnival Transport, Carnival Concessions, Midway Talk, Now Booking and Classifieds

October 2014

OCTOBER 2014 COVERIn the October 2014 issue:

Cover photo-Nik Wallenda walks the high wire at the Erie County Fair.  Also, James Strates (second from the left) arrives in Hamburg, N.Y., for the Erie fair.  (Photos by Tom Wolf Imaging).

Feature articles:

* Ventura, California: A County Fair With Ocean Air

* Wade Shows Delivers at New York State Fair

* Strates Shows and Erie County Fair: Together for 90 Years

* In Fourth Decade, Mack Super Himalaya Still Thrives

* Crime and War Cars Once Toured Fair Midways

* Jim's Rides a "Lucky 7" in 2014

* 2014 Industry Buyer's Guide

* Doing the Interstate 10 Route ...

* Midway Personality: Gary Montgomery

* Do You Remember? Bumper Cars

* New feature: Direct From the Lots ... Back in the Day

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct From the Lots, Carnival Transport, Carnival Concessions, Midway Talk, Now Booking and Classifieds

September 2014

 

 

 

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In the September 2014 issue:

Cover photo-Fair scenes from all around the United States (Wades Shows' Rainbow ride photo by Rich Schmiedecke; top left photo by Chris Hurley).

Feature articles:

* Wade Shows: Florida State Fair

* Concessions Spotlight: Angela's Pizza

* Midway Personality: Chip Kedrowicz

* Butler Amusements at Cal Expo

* Changing Times for European Showmen

* Classic Game Makes a Comeback

* Do You Remember? Eyerly Aircraft Company

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct From the Lots, Carnival Transport, Carnival Concessions, Midway Talk, Now Booking and Classifieds

August 2014

August 2014

 In the August 2014 issue:

Cover photo-The independent midway at the San Diego County Fair, with the Pacific Ocean in the background. Photo by Christian Vega.

Feature articles:

* R.D. Thomas: Model Building to PGAM Unit Manager

* San Diego County Fair

* Midway Personality: Betty Gillette -- "It's All About Family"

* The Fun Began When the Train Arrived

* Those Were the Days: Patrick Edward Reithoffer, Jr.

* Do You Remember?  Swinging Ships

* Ward Hall -- King of the Sideshow

* Campbell Amusements Plays Ormstown 100th Anniversary

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct From the Lots, Carnival Transport, Carnival Concessions, Midway Talk, Now Booking and Classifieds

July 2014

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In the July 2014 issue:

Cover photo-Photo and design by Loftin & Company, Printers

Feature articles:

* Amusements of America Spends Winter Playing Peru

* Midway Personality: James Graybeal of Drew Exposition

* Allied Specialty Insurance Still Going Strong

* Steady Eich is Big Asset for Wade Shows

* Inners Shows: A Century Old and Still on the Move

* Do You Remember? Arrow Rides

* Byers Brothers Shows Ran 38 Years

* Paradise Amusements

* Reviving a Classic Midway Game

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct From the Lots, Carnival Transport, Carnival Concessions, Midway Talk, Now Booking and Classifieds

June 2014

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In the June 2014 issue:

Cover Photo-North American Midway Entertainment at Eustis, Florida, photo by Rich Schmiedecke.

Feature Articles: 

  • Dade County Fair: Fun is "N.A.M.E." of the Game
  • Whitney Reisinger: Business Woman Making Her Own Way
  • Show Me Fabrication is Looking Back and Ahead
  • Those Were the Days: The Kid Who Joined the Carnival
  • Dell and Travers Shows: "Mile Long Pleasure Trail"
  • "Globe of Death" -- The Ultimate Entertainment
  • Midway Personality: Delmar Giles
  • Do You Remember? ... Inflatables on the Midway
  • SPECIAL: 2014 Carnival Route Listings

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

 

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May 2014

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In the May 2014 issue:

Cover photo-Belle City Amusements at the 2014 Strawberry Festival, photo by Amer Swedgan, Intera Consulting

Feature articles:

* Belle City Has Best Year at Florida Strawberry Festival

* Wade Shows Heading to New York State Fair

* The Monkey Circus and Speedway

* Those Were The Days

* Goldstar Amusements

* Models by Just for Fun

* Texas Celebration Brings Operators Together

* Record Day for RCS at Houston Livestock and Rodeo

* Galaxy Delivers in Style

* Do You Remember? Skee Ball

Plus our regular monthly features: Direct From the Lots, Carnival Transport, Carnival Concessions, Midway Talk, Now Booking and Classifieds

 

 

April 2014

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In the April 2014 issue:

Cover Photo- 2014 IISF Trade Show, photos by Jeff Berard.

Feature Articles: 

  • Florida State Fair Finishes Strong
  • Equipment Choices Abound at Gibtown Trade Show
  • Olson Shows: "World's Greatest Midway"
  • Rides-4-U Particpates in Super Bowl XLVIII
  • Do You Remember King's Rides: 5 Rides from 1 Center
  • Going the Distance
  • Story of Robin Turner & the Zoo Crew
  • Thank You: Cindy Skerbeck's Discussion on Staff
  • Bunkhouses Define the Modern American Carnival
  • Lowery Carnival Company Begins 2014
  • Midway Visits by Carnival Magazine in 2013

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

March 2014

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In the March 2014 issue:

Cover Photo- Christiansen Amusements midway, photo by Christian Vega.

Feature Articles: 

  • Arnold Amusements Helps Michigan State Fair Grow
  • Cetlin and Wilson Shows: The Final Decade
  • New Attendance Record at the Arizona State Fair
  • New York Fair Convention 2014
  • Do You Remember Vintage Midways?
  • Midway Personality Chief Little Wolf
  • Coleman Bros. Shows Building Toward 2016

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

February 2014

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In the February 2014 issue:

Cover Photo- Kraft Foods sponsored Giant Wheel owned by Wade Shows.

Feature Articles: 

  • Butler Amusements Purchases new KMG Freak Out for 2014
  • Wade Shows Moving Forward in 2014
  • The Unusual...The Bizarre...Jim Zajicek & his Big Circus Sideshow
  • Deggeller Attractions Finished 2013 Season at the Volusia County Fair
  • Maple Leaf Amusements has Strong Third Season
  • 2014 Florida State Fair Ride List & IISF Trade Show Directory
  • Away from the Midway
  • Those Were the Days: The Story of Ronnie Guttermuth
  • Texas Pride
  • Bartlebaugh Amusements' Spindle
  • Do You Remember Vintage Rides?

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

January 2014

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In the January 2014 issue:

Cover Photo- Powers Great American Midways, photo by R.D. Thomas.

Feature Articles: 

  • Powers Great American Midways Prepares for 2014
  • Beckmann and Gerety Shows
  • International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo 2013
  • Crabtree Amusements has Success at the State Fair of Louisiana
  • Skerbeck Brothers Shows Introduces Twin Flip in 2013
  • Talley's Amusement Takes Advantage of LED and Vinyl Wrap Technology
  • International Unit of N.A.M.E. has Big Autumn
  • Do You Remember Slides?
  • Midway Personality: Jesse Bogue of Butler Amusements
  • Miniature Midway

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