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December 2019 Cover

On the cover: Wade’s Free Bird and Powers’ Vertigo rides at the North Carolina State Fair. Photo by Brandon Devault.

Features

  • Nothing Could Be Finer -- The N.C. State Fair
  • Corky Powers -- Building a World Class Show from the Ground Up
  • Wade Supplements PGAM Equipment
  • Weather Causes Attendance Decline at Raleigh
  • Western Fair Round-Up
  • South Carolina State Fair Celebrates 150 Years
  • A.K. Brill -- The Man with a Plan
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...

Plus – The Back End, Last Call, Headlines of Yesteryear, Blasts from the Past, CARNIVAL Now Booking, and CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

November 2019 Cover

On the cover: The James E. Strates Shows at the Danville Pittsylvania County Fair in Virginia. Photo by Brandon Devault

Features

  • Italian Built Swing Buggy Ride A Hit With Powers and Thomas Patrons
  • Skerbeck Family Carnival -- It’s All About Family
  • Heart of America & Wagner Carnivals Combine For Comal County Fair & Rodeo in Texas
  • Wade Shows, Inc. – Another Successful Run at Record Breaking NY State Fair
  • Sky Wheel Is Something Special On Big Rock Amusements
  • R.J. Randall Family Attractions 30 Years On Independent Midways
  • IAAPA Attractions Expo Directory
  • Strates Enjoys Good Weather and a Record Fun at Danville
  • NAME Debuts New Wheel at Columbia
  • B&K Carnival Company Returns to South Carolina for It’s Fall Festival Dates
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...

Plus – Do You Remember?, The Back End, Last Call, Headlines of Yesteryear, Blasts from the Past, Midway Talk, CARNIVAL Now Booking, and CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

October 2019 Cover

On the cover: The James H. Drew midway at the Asheville, N.C. Mountain Fair. Photo by Brandon Devault

Features

  • James H. Drew Exposition Wows Fairgoers
  • Rain Dampens Wilson County Fair - Reithoffer Heads West
  • Hammerl Amusements - A Survivor In The Buffalo, NY Area
  • Strates Shows Has Biggest Day Ever
  • Minnesota State Fair Best Ever!
  • Dreamland Amusements adds New York Fair Dates
  • The Versatile Candy Apple Stick
  • Firestone Financial to Offer Assistance to Customers Impacted by Hurricane Dorian
  • Smokey’s Greater Shows – Partnering and Rebuilding for the Future
  • That’s the Way I Remember It...
  • 2019 Annual Industry Buyer’s Guide

Plus – Headlines of Yesteryear, The Back End, Last Call, Blasts from the Past, Midway Talk, CARNIVAL Now Booking, and CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

August 2019 Cover

On the Cover: A night scene of the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar. Courtesy of the Del Mar Fair.

Features

  • West Coast Amusements Three Units With 100 Rides
  • Del Mar Fair Introduces Fun Pass 77 Rides on Independent Midway
  • Garbrick Engineering & Amusements, Inc.
  • The Mighty Thomas Carnival ...Still Swingin’ At 91
  • RCS - 68 Rides set for OC Fair
  • W.A.R. Spells Fun For Thirty Years That’s
  • The Way I Remember It...
  • August Route Listings

Plus – Headlines of Yesteryear, Last Call, The Back End, Blasts from the Past, Midway Talk, CARNIVAL Now Booking, and CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

September 2019 Cover

On the Cover: Arnold Amusements midway at the Eastern Michigan State Fair. Photo by Bobbie Lewis.

Features

  • State Fair & Arnold Amusements
  • Gillette Shows Visited at the Tioga County Fair in Owego, NY
  • The Allan Herschell Company
  • Minnesota State Fair
  • Ohio Happy with Talley Midway Revenue Up 28%
  • Wade Has Faith In North Carolina
  • Greg Chiecko Talks About His New Role As OABA President & CEO
  • American Changer Purchases Assets of Triad Design Group Inc.
  • Fred Hollingsworth III “Build to Last, Attract & Entertain”
  • That’s the Way I Remember It...
  • September Route Listings

Plus – Last Call, Headlines of Yesteryear, The Back End, Blasts from the Past, Midway Talk, Do You Remember?, CARNIVAL Now Booking, and CARNIVAL Classifieds.

 

July 2019 Cover

Cyclops ride on the James H. Drew Exposition midway at the Central Carolina Festival in Greensboro, N.C. Photo by Brandon Devault.

Features

  • Teardown of the KMG Cyclops
  • Ontario Amusements
  • D and J Amusements - Keeping Up with the Times
  • KMG Announces 2019 Deliveries to U.S. Showmen and Their New “X Drive”
  • Electric Motor Control for Amusement Rides
  • Legendary Sky Wheel To Make Midway Return
  • Ride Safety Seminar Launched to Serve the Midwest
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...
  • July Route Listings
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...

Plus – The Back End, Midway Talk, Blasts from the Past, Do You Remember?, Headlines of Yesteryear, CARNIVAL Now Booking, and CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

June 2019 Cover

This month’s cover is a collage of pictures taken in 1960 of the colorful Royal American Shows’ wagons. Location was Davenport, Iowa. From the Editor’s collection.

Features

  • Building The World’s Largest Railroad Midway
  • Amusements of America Returning for the 178th Annual Saratoga County Fair
  • Chance Ride Mfg. Introduces Portable Double Decker Carousel
  • Powers Great American Midways Adding New Rides
  • 2019 Route Listings
  • Smith and Smith & the Chair Plane that Became a Carnival Icon
  • World of Wonders Shows Transitions to a Free Show Under New Owner
  • Teardown Tragedy
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...

Plus – The Back End, Blasts from the Past, Headlines of Yesteryear, CARNIVAL Now Booking, and CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

May 2019 Cover

Debuting on the NAME midway at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair was this beautiful new Chance double deck carousel.

Features

  • Miami-Dade County Youth Fair Attendance Up 21% Over 2018
  • RCS - 25 Years at the Houston Livestock Show
  • Train or Trucks It’s All in the Numbers
  • Sounds of the Midway Then & Now
  • 2019 Carnival Directory
  • Big Weekend for Alamo at the Poteet Strawberry Festival
  • Wallace R. Baptist Baptist Sound and Manufacturing
  • Through The Years with Tommy Coffing
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...

Plus – Midway Talk, Last Call, Headlines of Yesteryear, Blasts from the Past, The Back End, CARNIVAL Now Booking, and CARNIVAL Classifieds

 

April 2019 Cover

Orbiter ride on the Wade Shows midway at the San Antonio Livestock Show. Photo by Rich Schmiedecke.

Features

  • New Indoor Carnival Event at New York State Fairgrounds
  • Belle City Enjoying the Winter Sunshine
  • Jerry Barber
  • The Gasoline Engine and Ride Power
  • The Florida State Fair Perfect Weather Helps Florida State Fair and Wade Show Set Records
  • How It’s Done: Moving a Bertazzon Double Deck Carousel
  • 20th Century Rides / Midway of Fun
  • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Tops 2 Million Mark
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...

Plus – Headlines of Yesteryear, The Back End, Midway Talk, Blasts from the Past, CARNIVAL Now Booking, and CARNIVAL Classifieds.

 

March 2019 Cover

March 2019 Cover

Bertazzon Venetian Carousel on the James E. Strates Shows. Photo by Brandon Devault

Features

  • Dreamland Adds New Rides and New Dates
  • Gold Medal Adds New Branch Location
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...
  • Innovative Ride Builders
  • Ride Sales Brisk at Annual Trade Show
  • Direct From The Show
  • Fiesta Shows’ Gene Dean Going Into NEAAPA Hall of Fame
  • Fanelli’s Traveling Amusement Park
  • Florida State Fair 2019 Ride Listing

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

 

February 2019 Cover

February 2019 Cover

D & J Amusements. Photo By Brandon Devault.

Features

  • Deggeller Shows
  • I.I.S.A. Showmen’s Museum Keeping the Tradition Alive
  • Greg Chiecko Named OABA President and CEO
  • Carnival Time Shows
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...
  • IISF Trade Show Directory
  • Scott Cooper Stepping Down at Firestone Financial
  • Powers & Thomas Midway Entertainment
  • Rides 4 U Showcases Latest Attractions at IISA Trade Show
  • Merriam Midway Shows 60th Year

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

 

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January 2019 Cover

January 2019

North American Midway Entertainment taken at the 2018 Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada. Photo by Greg Gibbs.

Features

  • IAAPA 100th Anniversary
  • Allan Herschell
  • That’s The Way I Remember It...
  • Corky Powers
  • 2018 San Diego County Fair
  • King of the Side Show
  • Headlines of Yesteryear
  • Eli Bridge Co. Introduces Touch Screen Control System
  • Coleman Shows’ Season

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