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JUNE, 2003

Coming in the June 2003 issue:

  • NEW in CARNIVAL is a monthly section targeting Concessions, Concessionaires and those who provide goods and services for this aspect of the outdoor amusement industry. This month features a profile of Hitch-Hiker Manufacturing. Gone are the days of the plain canvas and wood stick joints, trailer mounted units are now the norm, with bright colors and oversized graphics. Also in this section, the New York Showpeoples Association held a before-we-get-on-the-road meeting in Syracuse.
  • There was a bounty of carnivals in San Antonio, Texas, among them Crabtree Amusements and Alamo Attractions.
  • The Texas Folklife Festival and Alamo Amusements combined for an annual cultural event that was fun for all.
  • A strong and long alliance has proven beneficial to both Reithoffer Shows and the York (Pennsylvania) Interstate Fair.
  • Attractions booked at fairs frequently entail animal acts. One relatively new group traveling the highways and byways of the country and appearing on the midway scene is the Garretson Family of Tigers. The attraction booked most of its 2002 route with 20th Century Independent Midways.
  • Do you remember spotlights the Childress Manufacturing Company's Kiddie Swing Ride and Kiddie Flying Saucer Ride.
  • Down Memory Lane travels with veteran showman Doc Harden and Harden Shows
  • Out and About visits with Covington, Virginia-based Cole Shows
  • Cole Shows has reinvested the success of last year's season into this year's show. R.C. and Betsey Cole are planning for an even bigger return this year.
  • History of Train Shows covers the progress of Cavalcade of Amusements, the attempt at worker unionization, Sally Rand and girl shows, and the untimely demise of show manager Al Wagner
  • History can be seen today at the Allen Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in Tonawanda, New York
  • Manufacturer's Showcase features the Rodot Lemon Squeezer from Rodot Enterprises; and the Sno-King Ice Shaver from Gold Medal Products.
  • Regular Features include Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, Modeler's Corner, and Classified ads