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December 2013

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In the December 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- Helm & Sons Amusements' Wave Swinger at Night.  Photo by Christian Vega.

Feature Articles: 

  • Drew Expositions Welcomes Record Attendance at N.C. Mountain State Fair
  • Big Ride and Food Gross at the State Fair of Texas
  • James E. Strates Shows Plays Northeast Route Again in 2013
  • Reithoffer Shows Has Great Fall Route
  • Advent: A Season Bonus for European Showmen
  • Wisdom Stampede Debuts at the North Carolina State Fair
  • Connecticut Show Offers Carnival & Circus
  • Do You Remember The Jolly Caterpillar?
  • Midway Personality: Debbie Carter, Pride of Texas Shows
  • Holiday Special: Model Construction

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

November 2013

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In the November 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- Wade Shows at the 2013 Nebraska State Fair, photo courtesy of the Nebraska State Fair.

Feature Articles:

  • Imagine the Possibilities: The 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo
  • Midway Revenue Up at the Nebraska State Fair
  • National Advertising Moved the Shows
  • Wheels on Film: Carnival Rides on the Silver Screen
  • Helm & Sons Amusements at the Tulare County Fair
  • Moore's Greater Shows Continues Family Tradition
  • Tufano Amusements at the Goshen Fair
  • N.A.M.E. at the Wisconsin Valley Fair
  • News from Hitch-Hiker Mfg.
  • Do You Remember Go-Karts?
  • Midway Personality: Jeff Dean
  • 2013 November Fair Route Listing

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

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October 2013

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In the October 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- Photos of Various Amusement Wheels, Photos by John D. Toomey.

Feature Articles:

  • N.A.M.E. Plays Three State Fairs in America's Heartland
  • Chance Rides Delivers New Ride to RCS
  • Touring Midget Troupes of the 1940's and 50's
  • Ventura County Fair Promotes Reading Using Carnival Rides
  • Gold Star Amusements at the Rasmey County Fair
  • Big Numbers for Amusements of America at the Ohio State Fair
  • Midway Visits in Northeast and Canada
  • KMG Delivers Several Rides in U.S.
  • Midway Personality Gordie Mills
  • Do You Remember The Overland Fire Truck?
  • 2013 Inudstry Buyer's Guide
  • 2013 October Fair Route Listing

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

September 2013

September 2013

In the September 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- Ray Cammack Shows at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show.  Photo by Chris Hurley.

Feature Articles:

  • Ray Cammack Shows Welcomes 7 New Rides to Midway
  • Hitch-Hiker Mfg. Prepares for New Product Launch
  • Dennis Kline Has Painted Them All
  • A Good Year for First Class Concessions
  • Midway Rides of Utica Debuts Wisdom Grand Wheel
  • Carnival Magazine Visits Events Throughout U.S. & Beyond
  • Midway Personality David Cox
  • Do You Remember The Starflyer?
  • Minnesota and Wisconsin 2013 State Fair Ride Lineups
  • 2013 September Fair Route Listing

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

August 2013

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In the August 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- The 2013 San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California.  Photo by Christian Vega.

Feature Articles:

  • Game On at the San Diego County Fair
  • Belle City Amusements: It All Started with a Pony Ride
  • Europe's Used Ride Market in America
  • Improving Economy in Northern California Pleasant News for Midway of Fun
  • T.J. Schmidt & Company Celebrate Six Years!
  • Myers International Midways at the Murray-County Fair
  • Midway Personality John Mayne
  • Do You Remember Multi-Unit Kiddie Rides?
  • 2013 August Fair Route Listing

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

July 2013

July 2013

In the July 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- Funtastic Shows Carousel at the 2012 Puyallup Fair (Washington) Photo by Patty Herman.

Feature Articles:

  • Strawberry Fields Forever: Amusements of America Welcomes Spring at New Event
  • Carnival of the Caribbean: Smokey Mountain Amusements provides Midway in The Bahamas
  • Follow the Searchlights: A History of Military Equipment used by Carnivals
  • The Craft of Doing Business: A Conversation with Schantz Mfg.
  • Do You Remember Trackless Trains?
  • Chris Cristiani: The Next Generation
  • 2013 July Fair Route Listing

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

June 2013

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In the June 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- Century 21 Shows, cover design by Lisa Kluttz.

Feature Articles:

  • Frazier Shows Makes Room for new Spectacular Ride
  • Memories of Century 21 Shows
  • Wall of Death
  • Tons of Fun Shows Season Kicks-Off
  • Crabtree Amusements Introduces Buc Days to New Wheel
  • New KMG Inversion Set for Midway at Del Mar
  • Midway Personality Wayne Kunz
  • 2013 Fair Route Listing

Plus: Do You Remember The Hi-Ball and our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

May 2013

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In the May 2013 issue:

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

Feature Articles:

  • Ride Debuts & Strong Attendance Across Country as 2013 Season Begins
  • New Products and Increased Markets for Berk Concession Supply
  • All This Just for Fun, 57 Years in the Carnival Business with E.J. Strates
  • Lighting Solutions by CMD Enterprises
  • McDonald's Sponsors Midway at Texas Event
  • Showmen's League of America Goes Green for 100!
  • Hitch-Hiker Mfg. Receives GOSA Award
  • Midway Personality Wilbur Cooke
  • 2013 Carnival Directory

Plus: Do You Remember Vintage Show Trucks and our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

April 2013

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In the April 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- Dreamland Amusements Antique Fire Truck Ride at the Florida State Fair.

Feature Articles:

  • Gorgeous Gibtown: The 2013 I.I.S.F. Trade Show & Extravaganza
  • Frederiksen Industries Hosts Annual Cocktail Party
  • There's No Place Like Home: Showmen's Museum to House OABA Hall of Fame
  • Funtastic Shows Ready for Washington State Fair in 2013
  • Fun at the Florida State Fair
  • Club Lido: A Prize in Every Box (But No Hot Showers)
  • Midway Personality Doc Rivera

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

March 2013

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In the March 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- Butler Amusements' midway, photo by Steven Wilson.

Feature Articles:

  • A Strong Season for Reithoffer Shows
  • Big Rock Amusements Purchases New Spectacular
  • Money on the Midway: A Conversation with Carolina ATM
  • Philadelphia Toboggan Co. Portable Carousels Built for Carnivals
  • Midway Visits in the State of Michigan
  • Hell Drivers and Daredevils Unlimited: Two Attractions Along the Carnival Midway 
  • Midway Personality Carl Snoddy of North American Midway Entertainment (N.A.M.E.)

Plus: Do You Remember Over the Jumps, Part II and our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

February 2013

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In the February 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- Various carnival rides owned by Wade Shows, cover design by Kistin Jordan.

Feature Articles:

  • A Banner Season for Wade Shows
  • The Showmen's League of America Celebrates 100 Years
  • The Big Bamboo at the Florida State Fair & the History of Owen Trailers, Inc.
  • John Strong, Jr., Forty Three Years of Performances
  • 2013 Florida State Fair Ride List
  • Wheel Man: Pat Gurhtie Remembers Moving His Ground Mounted Wheel
  • Butler Amusements Gears Up for 2013
  • Mike Williams Launches New Industry-Wide Finance Company
  • Catching up with North American Midway Entertainment
  • 2013 IISF Trade Show Directory

Plus: Do You Remember Photos of Midways Past and our regular monthly features: Direct from the Lots, Midway Talk, Now Booking, Concession Stands, Marketplace for Showmen and Classifieds.

January 2013

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In the January 2013 issue:

Cover Photo- Powers Great American Midways at the Dutchess County Fair. Photo by RD Thomas.

Feature Articles:

  • Off & On the Road Again with Powers Great American Midways
  • The 2012 IAAPA Attractions Expo
  • Ray Cammack Shows Concludes Season at the Arizona State Fair
  • Velare Bros. Space Wheels Acquired by Drew Expositions

Plus:

  • Do You Remember Over the Jumpsl
  • Midway Personality Sam Johnston

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