Carnival Magazine has learned the Bud Gilmore passed away this week.  Bud was the owner of Smokey's Greater Shows based in Maine.  He was a member of the industry for his entire life, his family traveling with a 3,200 pound horse when Bud was only four or five.  An article about Bud Gilmore and Smokey's Greater Shows appears in the February 2011 issue of Carnival Magazine.

Our deepest regrets to the Gilmore family, Bud's friends, and everyone at Smokey Greater Shows.