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In the November 2006 issue:

  • State Fairs are like a rite of passage for the carnival industry. In the fall these events showcase not only what a state has to offer, but the midways also show what carnivals have to offer.
  • The Utah State Fair put the spotlight on food and brought in the Mighty Thomas Carnival for midway fun.
  • Crabtree Amusements was a new midway provider at the Colorado State Fair where safety was also a priority.
  • At the Nebraska State Fair, Mighty Blue Grass Shows had a "Stay and Play" promotion for those seeking thrills late in the day.
  • The Nevada State Fair relies on volunteers and teamwork to bring in the fun and the new midway provider, California-based Paul Maurer Shows, showed they were definitely a part of that team.
  • At the Wisconsin State Fair, Murphy Brothers and Reed Expositions put the fun into the fun zone. The fair is also noted for its monster-sized cream puffs, which celebrated 82 years at the annual event.
  • Once again at the "Great Minnesota Get-Together," a successful independent midway attracted a variety of the newest as well as the best classic rides, along with host of food concessions and games.
  • An American carnival that has been around for a number of years is the Mighty Thomas Carnival. Review photos of the show from twenty years ago in Down Memory Lane.
  • While the Canadian Wall does not mean an international border, it does refer to the classic attraction known as the motordrome. Under new ownership, the Canadian Wall is still hitting the American carnival scene and casting about for some new venues as well.
  • Manufacturer's Showcase put the focus on Sellner Manufacturing's new Tilt-A-Whirl that was delivered to McDonagh's Amusements at the Minnesota State Fair. It also features Fabbri Amusements' new Chopper Hopper and spinning coasters; and Gold Medal Products has put new emphasis on caramel corn.
  • Do You Remember profiles a combination slide and play area that was fabricated by Man-Co Manufacturing.
  • In the ongoing series History of Train Shows, William Glick's and Dave Stock's involvements in the traveling outdoor amusement industry are reviewed
  • There is a new kiddie ride operator starting up in Virginia; Kiddie Amusement Rides LLC has been formed by John Clem IV and is ready for action in 2007.
  • The Pack Your Bags section provides a list of a number of state and industry-related events, including safety and organization meetings, slated for the next several months
  • Need a place to book, check the On the Road section, which lists the locations and dates for several dozen carnivals throughout October.
  • The Now Booking for 2007 section provides the opportunity to check out the carnivals and concessions that may be available for booking your event
  • Check out the new Carnival Exchange section that lists carnivals that need route help and have booking opportunities for rides and concessions
  • Looking to buy, looking to sell, be sure to check out the Classified Ads
  • Also included in this issue are regular features: Midway Talk, Direct From the Lots, and Life's Flow.
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  • It comes in everyone's size and color!