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December 2012

December 2012 Cover

In the December 2012 issue:

Cover Photo- Various photos of the James E. Strates midway.  The large photo is from the New York State Fair and is by Rebecca Warren of Becca Lynn Photography.  Also by Rebecca Warren are the center photos on the left and right of page.  The two night shots on the left hand side are by show owner E.J. Strates.

Feature Articles:

  • James E. Strates Shows has Good Northeast Tour in 2012
  • The Trainmaster: Stevie Ianni
  • Mechanical City Attractions
  • Select Shows
  • Many State Fairs Hold Strong in 2012
  • Meet Anthony Francis of Laser Tech Studios

Plus:

  • Do You Remember Setting Up the Eli Wheel
  • Midway Personality Pal Fontana, Strates Shows
  • Miniature Midway

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

November 2012

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In the Novemberr 2012 issue:

Cover Photo- Getting ready for IAAPA Attractions Expo—cover design by Kistin Jordan.  Images from top to bottom include Schantz Mfg. trailer; Wisdom Industries’ Alien Abduction; Hitch-Hiker Mfg. trailer; Owen Trailers Haunted House; IAAPA logo courtesy of IAAPA; Battech Rave; KMG Sicko; Gull Wing generator; and A.R.M. Industries’ Rock Star.

Feature Articles:

  • Gearing up for the IAAPA Attractions Expo
  • Playworld Amusements Purchases New Zamperla Ride, Discusses the 2012 Season
  • Ventura County Fair Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Independent Midway
  • Motor Madness on the Mdiway
  • Strong Fair Season for Gopher State Expositions
  • Drew Expositions' Circus Swing at the Hickory Fair
  • Midway Menageries: There's Nothing to Equal the Appeal of Animals
  • Going Online with Zutter Design

Plus:

  • Do You Remember Victor Stanzel and the Stratoship
  • Midway Personality Danny Engalnd, International Attractions
  • November 2012 Route Listing

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

October 2012

October 2012

In the October 2012 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Sky Attractions' KMG Stratosphere at Spin City: The 2012 Wisconsin State Fair Midway.

Feature Articles:

  • Spin City: The New Midway of the Wisconsin State Fair
  • The World is Our Playing Field
  • Postcards from the Golden State: Various 2012 California Midways
  • Music on the Midway
  • The S&S Amusement's Band Organ
  • Amyland Amusements Grows Again

Plus:

  • Do You Remember The Gravitron Over the Years?
  • Midway Personality Joe Premont, Granny's Concessions
  • October 2012 Route Listing
  • Annual Industry Buyer's Guide

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

September 2012

September 2012

In the September 2012 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Deggeller Attractions at the Salem Fair.

Feature Articles:

  • Deggeller Attractions Celebrates 25 Years at the Salem Fair
  • Ride List for the 2012 Minnesota State Fair
  • An Artist Passionate About the Carnival: Keith LaCour
  • A Visit with LAM Enterprises

Plus:

  • Do You Remember King Kiddie Rides?
  • Midway Personality Bingo Hauser
  • September 2012 Route Listing

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

August 2012

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In the August 2012 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Midway at the 2012 San Diego Countyn Fair, photo by Christian Vega

Feature Articles:

  • Strong Opening at San Diego County Fair
  • S & S Amusement has Good Spring, but Hit by June Storm
  • Robert "Bobby" Wicks Tattooist, Show Painter, & Easel Artist
  • The Ticketless Midway: Benefits of the FunCard System

Plus:

  • Do You Remember Marsh's Midway?
  • Midway Personality Dean Chance
  • August 2012 Route Listing

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

July 2012

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In the July 2012 issue:

  • Cover Photo- North American Midway Entertainment at the Calgary Stampede.  Photo by Tye Carson, courtesy of Calgary Stampede.

Feature Articles:

  • Drew Expositions has Solid Spring, Looks Ahead to Summer
  • The Calgary Stampede Centennial Celebration
  • Jolly Shows of Annapolis, Maryland
  • A Show is Born: East Coast Midways
  • Jerry Malone: His Trucks Made Him a Legend

Plus:

  • Do You Remember Warren L. Renauld Jr.'s Carnival?
  • Midway Personality David Eisinger of Drew Expositions
  • July 2012 Route Listing

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

June 2012

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In the June 2012 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Wadkins Expo Wheel owned by FJF Amusements

Feature Articles:

  • Annual Fair Route Listing
  • The New Charlotte Fair a Kick-Off Event for Amusements of America
  • A Name in Lights: Denny's Electronics (click here for video of LED installations from Denny's Electronics)
  • North American Midway Entertainment in Florida & Texas
  • Ride Roots: Battech Enterprises Ties to Hrubetz Rides
  • The Mighty Atom: Last of the Great Pitchmen & Strongmen

Plus:

  • Do You Remember Kiddie Ferris Wheels?
  • Midway Personality Cheryl Crabtree

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

May 2012

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In the May 2012 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Butler Amusements at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival.  Photos taken by Christian Vega.  Cover design by Kistin Jordan

Feature Articles:

  • Butler Amusements at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
  • Game Changer: A New Product from Waterloo Tent & Tarp (click here to visit Waterloo's YouTube Channel)
  • Tom Atkins: A Career in Review
  • Signs of a Good Time: Wade Shows' Use of Graphics on Midway Signage
  • Belle City Amusements at the Florida Strawberry Festival
  • Across the Pond: Ireland's Outdoor Amusement Scene

Plus:

  • Do You Remember The Bubble Bounce and Tip Top?
  • Midway Personality Peter Theunisz of KMG Rides
  • Annual Carnival Directory

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

 

April 2012

April 2012

In the April 2012 issue:

  • Cover Photo- The Battech-Dartron Rave owned by Kyle Brady at the 2012 Florida State Fair

Feature Articles:

  • The 2012 Florida State Fair
  • Gibtown- Where Business Gets Done
  • Bates Bros. Amusement Co. Nears 50 Years
  • Powering the Midway with Gull Wing Industries
  • Midway Personality Rick D'Aprile of Allied Insurance

Plus:

  • Do You Remember Pony Cart Rides

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

March 2012

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In the March 2012 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Ray Cammack Shows at the LA County Fair, 2011.  Photo by Christian Vega.

Feature Articles:

  • Big Rock Amusements Purchases Route from McDonagh's Amusements
  • New York Fair Convention 2012
  • The North Carolina Fair Convention
  • South Florida Fair Celebrates 100 Years
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Midway
  • A Conversation with Christiansen Amusements
  • Carnival in the House
  • Ventura County Fair by the Numbers

Plus:

  • Do You Remember The Galactica (Whirlwind)

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

February 2012

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In the February 2012 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Front Gate Collage designed by Kistin Jordan.  Featured front gates include Deggeller Attractions, Cumberland Valley Shows, Matt Armstrong Shows, Gibtown, Smokey Mountain Amusements, Fiesta Shows, Coleman Shows, and Ray Cammack Shows.

Feature Articles:

  • The Story of Butch Butler
  • International Unit of N.A.M.E. Plays Two Key Events Late in Season
  • The History of Front Gates
  • Away2Explore
  • Amusement Wraps Ready for Gibtown
  • 2012 IISF Trade Show Directory
  • Wade Shows
  • A New Year's Project
  • The Skerbeck Carnival Toboggan
  • Carnival Wagons
  • 2012 Florida State Fair Ride List

Plus:

  • Do You Remember Portable Merry Go Rounds
  • Midway Personality: Jack Stoorza, Reithoffer Shows
  • Miniature Midway

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

January 2012

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In the January 2012 issue:

  • Cover Photo- Night shot of the Powers Great American Midways layout.  Photo by R.D. Thomas

Feature Articles:

  • PGAM Gears Up for 2012
  • Attendance Up for Industry Trade Show: IAAPA Convention 2011
  • From the Trade Show Floor Bonus Photos
  • The Legendary Duke Ash
  • The 2011 Coastal Carolina Fair

Plus:

  • New Products
  • Do You Remember The Twister
  • Midway Personality: James Elliott
  • 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.