In the January 2006 issue:

  • CARNIVAL magazine is celebrating 40 years of providing information to the outdoor amusement industry. A CARNIVAL Gallery features some of the bright and colorful covers that have graced the publication.
  • Despite a multitude of problems in the area, the "show must go on" mentality was demonstrated at the 2005 Louisiana State Fair, which had a successful run, achieving a respectable attendance of over 350,000.
  • The year 2005 was one of strong growth for Powers Great American Midways, with the addition of new contract dates and rides.
  • The 2005 Arkansas State Fair was better than "fair" as evidenced by its record attendance.
  • Swank's Steel City Shows supplied the rides at the Bedford County Fair in Pennsylvania, an event that in the past has featured the midways of Cetlin and Wilson Shows, Dell and Travers Shows, and Olympic Expositions.
  • Manufacturer's Showcase puts the spotlight on National Ticket Company's two new sales offices. Also presented are two new rides from Fabbri Amusements: the Flying Swing and the Boinger.
  • Exotic animals at a fair are always a draw and putting a new twist on that is Zoo Dynamics with their educational tiger display.
  • Do You Remember features the Wet-N-Wild, a one-of-a-kind ride built by Wisdom Manufacturing.
  • The History of Train Shows continues following the route of Rubin & Cherry Exposition, focusing on staff changes and independents that booked with the show.
  • In planning for next year, Pack Your Bags lists many of the annual state association meetings and industry-related organization meetings that are slated for the next several months.
  • In the Now Booking for 2006 section, check out the carnivals that may be available for booking your event.
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, looking to hire, or looking for a job - be sure to check out the Classified Ads.
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, Life's Flow, and Modeler's Corner.
  • * See you in Gibtown at the IISF Trade Show & Extravaganza - February 7-11, 2006 *
  • Stop by the breezeway and say hi!