MARCH, 2002

Articles included in the March 2002 issue:

  • Everything is BIG in Texas, including the State Fair. The state hosts one of the largest fairs in the country with an independent midway filled with rides, games, food and attractions to please everyone.
  • A strong work ethic and industry commitment have helped Jules & Beck earn a good reputation in the industry, as they continue to grow.
  • A veritable ride wonderland awaited fairgoers who enjoyed the independent midway at the Minnesota State Fair. The Mega Drop free fall tower, Crazy Mouse, Avalanche and Spin Out were just a few of the rides giving fair visitors the thrills and excitement they craved.
  • Do You Remember the Venture Inn, a mobile multi-unit bunkhouse manufactured to provide comfortable surroundings for employees on the road?
  • Canada’s Wally Townsend is a veteran showman who offers pony rides and petting zoos. His feels that there are a lot of nice people out there.
  • Dedicated show owner Jeff Blomsness has taken over the reins of the Showmen’s League of America.
  • As the dust starts to settle after a somewhat cantankerous journey, Amusements of America has signed a contract for the 2002 North Carolina State Fair.
  • The East Coast has proven to be a good venue for Amusements of America with fairs and festivals in Florida and North Carolina.
  • The History of Train Shows continues to trace the progress of carnivals and their modes of transportation in America.
  • Plus regular features including Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Manufacturer’s Showcase