Crabtree Amusements joins the fun along the Midway


SHREVEPORT, La. – The State Fair of Louisiana announced hiring Crabtree Amusements, Inc. as the carnival for the 2012 State Fair. The new carnival will showcase several new rides and an overall fresh look to the State Fair of Louisiana Midway.

                Crabtree Amusements, Inc. is a family-owned and managed traveling amusement park and carnival. In operation since 1978, Crabtree has provided carnivals at many fairs across the country including:

  • The Colorado State Fair                 Pueblo, CO
  • Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo           Austin, TX
  • Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo        Waco, TX
  • Wyoming State Fair                         Douglas, WY

“We are pleased to partner with Crabtree. It is a large carnival that will open up many possibilities for the fair. Plus, Crabtree values variety, affordability, and family fun, just as we do here at the State Fair of Louisiana,” said State Fair President and General Manager, Chris Giordano.

“We pride ourselves in offering families a safe, enjoyable, fun-filled day to remember,” said Crabtree Amusements President, Patrick Crabtree. “We feature bright, clean equipment, courteous employees and many comfort features to ensure the satisfaction of our patrons. Safety is a top priority at Crabtree Amusements. Our equipment is well maintained and conforms to industry standards.”

The State Fair of Louisiana strives to be a top choice for affordable family entertainment by providing attractions for all ages that are free with gate admission, including the exciting Circus Hollywood, the exotic Ultimate Safari, roving entertainers such as Dallas the Fire Guy and PJ the Clown, livestock shows and educational agricultural exhibits. Fair goers can also attend the State Fair’s many headline concerts for free with admission. Rodeo lovers can always expect some of the biggest names on the professional circuit riding champion bulls and horses and competing at the annual State Fair of Louisiana PRCA Rodeo.

For more information and up-to-the-date listings of all the events and entertainment as they are announced, visit StateFairOfLouisiana.com. Also, fair goers can become a Facebook fan at: facebook.com/TheStateFairofLouisiana. For more information on Crabtree Amusements visit CrabtreeAmusements.net or find them on Facebook.