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December 2018 Cover

December 2018

On the cover is one of the spectacular rides on the Powers Great American Midway at the North Carolina State Fair. Photo by Ron Gustafson.

Features

  • N.C. State Fair
  • Wade Boosts Midway Lineup
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...
  • “Shocked and Amazed” 2nd Edition Recently Released
  • IAAPA Orlando 2018
  • S.C. State Fair
  • Big Rock Amusements
  • Headlines of Yesteryear
  • Carnival Models

Plus – Midway Talk, The Back End, Blasts from the Past, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

November 2018 Cover

November 2018

Mark Fanelli’s Hyper Loop at the Big E in W. Springfield, Mass. The ride, also known as the Loop Fighter, was built by Technical Park of Italy. Photo credit: Ron Gustafson

Features

  • Drew Debuts Space Wheels At The North Georgia State Fair
  • Attendance Soars At The Big E
  • Hurricanes Florence and Michael Reign Havoc
  • Gold Medal Participating In A Collaborative Learning Program
  • Crazy Cabs
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...
  • Portable Frisbee Debuts In The U.S.A.
  • Talley Amusements Awarded Four Year Contract
  • IAAPA Trade Show Directory
  • Crazy Mouse Spinning Coaster Tops Rides at Minnesota State Fair
  • NAME Joins the Celebration at the 150th Wisconsin Valley Fair
  • Main Event Amusements Restructures Route
  • Mechanical Music On The Midway
  • Portable Dark Rides

Plus - Midway Talk, The Back End, Blasts from the Past, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

October 2018 Cover

October 2018

The cover photo is the James E. Strates Shows midway at the 2018 Erie County Fair in Hamburg, N.Y. Photo by Tom Wolf

Features

  • Strates Shows 94th Year at the Erie County Fair
  • N.A.M.E. 148 Fair Dates in 2018!
  • New Leadership at Wisdom
  • Keeping Vintage Carnival Entertainment Alive
  • That’s The Way I Remember It
  • 69 Years - The Tradition Continues James H. Drew Exposition
  • Skerbeck Entertainment Group Endorses Virtual Ticket Solutions
  • 2018 Annual Industry Buyer’s Guide

Plus - The Back End, Do You Remember?, Midway Talk, Blasts from the Past, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

September 2018 Cover

September 2018

The photo is of Ray Cammack Shows midway at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California.

Features

  • Ray Cammack Introduces FUN pass at OC fair
  • Johnny’s United Shows “A Family Tradition”
  • The Flying Coaster
  • California’s Midway of Fun Split Among Two Owners
  • Chicken Charlie’s - Southern California Food Vendor Builds Brand
  • That’s The Way I Remember It

Plus - Blasts from the Past, Route Listings, The Back End, Midway Talk, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

August 2018 Cover

August 2018

The Cover is North American Midway Entertainment taken in Winnipeg. Photo by Greg Gibbs

Features

  • Spectaculars Abound at the “Big A”
  • Al Kunz and the World’s Largest Motorized Midway
  • Walter House
  • KMG Surf Ride
  • That’s The Way I Remember It!
  • Riding The Wall of Death
  • Sadly, We Have New Threats to Consider…

Plus - Blasts from the Past, Route Listings, Midway Talk, Do You Remember?, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

July 2018 Cover

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July 2018

The Cover photo is Strates Shows’ Giant Wheel. Photo By Brandon Devault.

Features

  • Powers Great American Midways Readies for the Fair Season
  • The Bill Hames Shows – Findings Success in the Lone Star State
  • Royal American Shows 1936 Season
  • “Need a Lawyer? Step Right Up!”
  • That's The Way I Remember It...
  • Train Disaster – Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley
  • New Kiddie Rides

Plus - Blasts from the Past, Do You Remember?, Route Listings, Midway Talk, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

June 2018 Cover

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June 2018 Cover

The Cover photos are Strates Train departing for the 2018 season, plus vintage 1960’s photos of World of Mirth, Cetlin and Wilson and Foley and Burk show trains from the Bill Hall collection.

Features

  • Strates Train Departs for the 90th Season
  • Georgia Amusements - The Cleanest Show on the Road
  • That's The Way I Remember It...
  • Cummons Scale Amusements
  • 2018 Route Listings
  • A Decade of Change in Carnival History
  • Dell and Travers Shows ‘Mile Long Pleasure Trail’

Plus – Blasts from the Past, Midway Talk, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

April 2018 Cover

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April 2018 Cover

The cover is the new KMG Konga on the midway of Ray Cammack Shows at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Features:

  • Houston #1
  • Fantasy Amusement Company Where Dreams Come True
  • Kissel Amusement Company Adds to Family Legacy
  • Metropolitan Shows
  • Games People Play, Hampton Games
  • That's The Way I Remember It...
  • You Wouldn't Stick Your Hand In A Gators Mouth...So Why Would You Fool With Electricity

Plus IISF Trade Show Direct From the Show Part 2, Midway Talk, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds

March 2018 Cover

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March 2018 Cover

The cover is Cole Shows at the 2017 Dickens of a Christmas Celebration in Roanoke, Virginia. The photo is by Don Peterson.

Features:

  • Waterloo
  • Cole Shows Prepares for New Season
  • "The World's Largest Midway and the Circus too"
  • That's The Way I Remember It...
  • 50th Anniversary IISF Trade Show Direct From The Show
  • Social Media: What You Say, Can Hurt You

Plus Do You Remember?, Midway Talk, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

February 2018 Cover

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February 2018 Cover

The cover is Talley Amusements new Lamberink RL33 Ferris Wheel at The Fort Worth Stock Show. The photo is by Chris Emory.

Features:

  • Talley Amusements - A New Chapter
  • A Sharp Dressed Show
  • From "Drop Dead" to a New Beginning by Bill Hall
  • Juicys - A Spectacular on the Midway!
  • Magic Money
  • That's The Way I Remember It...
  • In Memory of Dennis Gilli

Plus: Concession Stands, Midway Talk, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds

January 2018 Cover

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January 2018 Cover

The cover is the Strates Shows at the Champlain Valley Fair. The photo is by Dawn.

Features:

  • The Dixie Classic Fair A True Southern Classic
  • Here's To The Memories A Look Back at 2017
  • Michael Lauther Believe it or Not
  • A Modest Beginning by Bill Hall
  • That's The Way I Remember It...
  • Antici[pation for 2018 Grows After Historic IAAPA Expo
  • Why The Top Show Owners Consistently Outperform Their Peers In Saftey

Plus: Direct From The Expo, Midway Talk, CARNIVAL Now Booking & CARNIVAL Classifieds