AUGUST, 2003

Coming in the August 2003 issue:

  • A Walk Down Memory Lane will bring back remembrances of Gooding's Million Dollar Midway. The creation of Floyd Gooding, the show evolved into one of the country's largest and had a route that included no less than four state fairs.

  • The Wisconsin Valley Fair in Wausau, offered new and more new in 2002. A new grandstand and new rides from Farrow Shows were fair highlights.

  • Farrow Shows also played the Mid South Fair in Memphis, Tennessee. One of the country's top 50 events, the fair has a lot to offer both on and off the midway.

  • Al Stencell has penned another book dedicated to the American sideshow. Seeing is Believing - America's Sideshows provides information on a variety of backend midway attractions, along with a substantial number of photographs.

  • Manufacturer's Showcase features the new dark ride from Owen Trailers, the Tomb of Doom; the new water game that made a big splash at IAAPA for Bob's Space Racers, Runnin' Waters; and a description of MAH Consulting and the services they provide to the outdoor amusement industry.

  • Do you remember the B&B Amusement Rides Umbrellas Rides? Under a multi-colored top, a variety of vehicles offered the younger set a variety of grownup-style thrills.

  • In the CONCESSIONS section, there is a profile of veteran game owner Alva Crouse, who operates the Great Racing Camels game. Also, a concession trailer built to last a century may come from Century Industries. Innovative ideas from the Indiana-based manufacturer include an all-aluminum body and rivet-free panels.

  • The mess keeps getting messier as the North Carolina State Fair is without a carnival, as the new commissioner has revoked the contract signed by Amusements of America. In addition a judge has determined that the agreement signed with Drew Exposition for construction and operation of a chairlift ride at two locations in North Carolina, including one at the state fairgrounds, must be re-bid.

  • In Texas there is Gary Denton who has been taking on the Alamo - Alamo Attractions that is. The San Antonio show owner was instrumental in broadening the base of carnivals in Texas with the introduction of Wade Shows.

  • Powers Great American Midways has joined the ranks of the small number of U.S. carnivals that support a traveling school. The first students have been enrolled in the Great American Academy.

  • Talk a walk out and about on the Carr Expositions lot.

  • The History of Train Shows continues with the J. George Loos and his carnival, which served as a model for a number of other show owners including the Hennies Brothers, Orville Crafts and Frank Sutton.

  • Plus, regular features in CARNIVAL - Direct From the Lots, Midway Talk, Modeler's Corner, and Classified ads.