Circus Kids – What would it be like to grow up with the circus?

In my 8th-grade math class was a boy who grew up traveling with the circus. He eventually married one of my friends and introduced her to the circus life before settling down to raise their kids. Before meeting him, I never thought of the posibility that a kid could actually grow up being a part…

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How are carnivals and circuses handling COVID-19?

With much of the US (and the world) shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I couldn’t help but wonder what our traveling entertainers are up to. Have they gone back to winter quarters to work on a few finishing touches? Did they find a way to safely stay in business? Or were they forced…

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Traveling with a family

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a family while being a part of the traveling entertainment industry? I know I do. My time traveling with the carnival was cut short when I found myself pregnant and her father told his supervisor that I would wanted to go back and be…

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Is it safe to travel with a carnival or circus?

This post was written for people who are considering a job with a carnival or a circus, AND for the families who worry about them. On the flip-side of my post “Is it safe to be around carnival workers and circus workers” is the question of if it is safe to be a carnival or…

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Is it safe to be around carnival workers or circus workers?

Some people hate when the circus or carnival comes to town. They believe that the workers are sketchy, possibly even dangerous. This distrust can be so strong that in 2001, when I was a concession stand worker, there were towns where we walked to restaurants and stores in small groups to avoid being harassed by…

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DIY: Carnival Prizes

Below are some tips to help make sure your DIY carnival has an excellent selection of prizes. It will be easier if you can answer these questions first: Will your event be open to the public or private? Will it be indoors or outside? Will it be hot, cold, rainy, or loud? Will you charge…

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Pick A Duck

Step right up and pick your lucky duck! The duck pond is a classic carnival game that can be fun for the whole family. Easy enough for babies, and a bit of mystery for adults to wonder if they will be fortunate enough to pick a lucky duck! The rules are simple. Several cute rubber…

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Cotton Candy

A popular favorite at events big and small. With its sweet flavor and unique texture, there is something magical about the way a fluffy piece of cotton candy melts in your mouth. Have you ever wondered how this colorful confection is made? Or perhaps you have made it, but would like a few tips to…

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Golden Wheel Amusements

Golden Wheel Amusements Mailing Address: Golden Wheel Amusements 18619 Old Glenn Hwy Chugiak, AK 99567 Phone: 907-688-2296 Email: Contact form on website Website: GoldenWheelAmusements.com Alaska’s Only Carnival! I have not reviewed this carnival yet. Please view their website and social media places, or leave your own review in the comments below. Posts tagged as Golden…

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Triple T Amusements

TTT Amusements Viper

Tony or Prissy Talley P.O. Box 439 Maypearl, TX 76064 Phone: 469-628- 0088 or 469-628-0114 Email: tripletamusements@gmail.com Website: www.TTTAmusements.com Serving: Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana Personally recommended by Alright Amusements! This show has a great selection rides for all ages. I hear their “Baby Bumper Cars” are a favorite at the state fair. I love catching…

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