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Come to the Fair For FREE 'til 3pm
 free admission
for everyone Wednesday Thursday and Friday from opening 10 am until 3pm. (Parking not included)

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Carnival>>

butler logo Butler Amusements, "The Cleanest Show in the West", has set up a huge carnival with some of the best amusements in the world to help you get your thrill on! From rides that wiz by to Vertigo that takegirl on carosel you to the edge of the sky, there 39 are rides to excite you!

Even though the fair has started there are plenty of ways to make your day in the carnival fun and affodable. The Unlimited Ride Pass offers easy pay one price savings Buy yours before April 8th and save! (ride all you want for just $30). Read to Ride - free admission and free rides when your kids read.

Prices

Pay One Price- Avalialbe each day of the fair. Ride from carnival opening until closing $30 per person (does not include parking or fair admission.
Individual tickets are $1 each, 25 for $23 and 80 for $70 (rides require 3-5 tickets each)
Click here for ticket and height requirements

Enjoy these spectacular rides:

SPECTACULAR RIDES

Big Top - NEW
This circus themed funhouse will hypnotize patrons with its beautiful color changing LED light show and newly painted scenery. Enjoy an upper deck view of the midway on the second story once maneuvering the air tricks and the spinning steps. With so many tricks to master, including a roller floor, treadmill, ladder steps and surprising air fans, it will take days to master this funhouse!  

Spin Out
The Spin Out is one of the most exciting rides on the midway today.  Passengers sit in one of four seats on the outside edge of the ride.  As the Spin Out begins to rise six sets of seats begin to spin.  Up, down and around passengers thrill to the sight and feel of Spin Out.

Vertigo
The brand new A.R.M Vertigo towers over the midway at 100 feet in height and seats twenty-four passengers. Each seat holds two riders who are secured by a lap restraint. Once the ride begins, the entire center twists in a circular motion. Riders enjoy a swinging sensation as the entire center track lifts up slowly until reaching the top of the ride. Once the swing ride reaches the top it begins to slowly swing in a descent

Zillerator Coaster
Up, down and around aboard a car for four, passengers enjoy the Zillerator coaster! The Zillerator will attract all thrill seekers, standing at 48 1/2 feet tall, it has 6 cars each capable of holding up to 4 people. A ride for teens and adults, the Zillerator sends riders on a thrilling trip over the tracks – curving, rising and descending – a journey for the bravest.

Giant Scooters          
A new innovation on a traditional ride, our Scooters are state-of-the-art. Riders, seated in their “cars” begin a trip over a rectangular floor, bumping and dodging other drivers in their way! Coupled with the thrill of the ride is a light show, TV videos visible around the center of the platform, music and more special effects at night! The Scooters are a custom-built attraction – the first in the United States, available only through Butler Amusements. 

Evolution
When it comes to Super Spectacular rides, the biggest and the best is the Evolution!  A circle of seats, with riders held fast by a unique restraint system, begins to rotate.  At once, the entire platform begins to rise to a height of over 150 feet.  While the platform continues to rotate the ride gently descends downward, only to repeat the process.  Equipped with special effects of smoke and flashing lights, the Evolution is as exciting to watch as it is to ride!

Giant Wheel  
A towering tradition of Butler Amusements, the majestic Giant Wheel dominates the Midway day and night, offering patrons a sweeping view from a height of nearly 100 feet! Passengers are seated in separate gondolas and then whisked smoothly up, around and down again, a motion reminiscent of the ferris wheel. The Giant Wheel is a pleasant ride for the entire family.

Fireball

Already a midway favorite, the Fireball, from Italy, lifts riders high into the air, 20 at a time. As the main boom swings back and forth, the base of five groups of seats begin to spin, giving the passengers a feeling of weightlessness while they soar through the air with their feet swinging free! This ride creates a thrilling, unforgettable experience for its riders and provides a spectacular show.

Wave Swinger
The German Wave Swinger is a work of art, combining the traditional swing ride with lavish, hand painted scenery.  The Wave Swinger lifts riders slowly from the platform and then proceeds to take them on a leisurely ride, tilting one way and another to add to the excitement. Its unusual size, unforgettable scenery, lights, music and ride make the Wave Swinger a Butler Amusements classic

Ring of Fire        
Love of the Midway is a burnin’ thing, and in this case, it makes a fiery ring. On the Ring of Fire passengers are firmly secured in their seats within a train of cars and are taken on a journey that circumnavigates the inside of a ‘ring of fire’.  The train pauses only once at the top before cascading down the track backwards!  The Ring of Fire is a spectacular ride just for teens and adults.

 Zipper
The Zipper has been one of the Midway’s most recognizable attractions for years, providing thrills to riders from teens to adults.  There’s more spinning going on with the Zipper than an out of control top. While the ‘cages’ holding two passengers each rise and descend on a tower boom, each spins independently and the entire boom turns, too.  Three times the action, backed by spectacular lighting bringing them back for more. 

The Grand Carousel
For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel. To witness The Grand Carousel is to see this piece of Americana in all its glory. This 38 foot Americana Themed Carousel features 36 jumping horses, and 2 chariots.  Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!

 MAJOR RIDES

 Zombie Carnival Dark Ride
Passengers are invited to climb aboard coffin like carriages which seat two passengers at a time. When the operator engages the ride, passengers creep along a winding track which takes them inside the darkness of a zombie carnival. Complete darkness awaits riders as their carriage navigates twists and turns. Only the bravest return from the Zombie Carnival.

Crown Merry Go Round
For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel. To witness The Crown Merry Go Round is to see this piece of Americana in all its glory. This 30 foot Americana Themed Carousel features  jumping horses, and 2 chariots.  Parents and children create memories while they enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful ride together!

Scrambler
Zig and zag your way to an amazing time on the Scrambler. Families delight as they spin in two directions at the same time. The Scrambler has 12 seats each seat capable of holding 3 people. The main frame spins as each arm of seats spins independently, creating a feeling of funky flight. The Scrambler also features Deluxe Lighting and programmed incandescent “Ultra Lights.”

Starship 3000
The lights and excitement of the midway literally become a blur as Starship 3000 sweeps you off of your feet. Spinning at 24 RPM, The Starship uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them the feeling of weightlessness. All aboard this 45-person capacity Starship for one wild ride.

Orbiter
The Orbiter is an exciting teen ride which features 4 twirling arms holding three spinning seats each. This Italian made ride twirls riders around until their seats are perpendicular with the ground below, quite the sight day and night.

 Wacky Worm           
The Wacky Worm coaster is designed for the whole family. This two level family roller coaster is a great way for the entire family to enjoy the carnival. This brightly painted worm, surrounded by flower cup lights, is a charming addition to the Midway. 

Eagle 16         
A staple of the American Midway, this 16-seat ferris wheel has eight front facing cars holding two riders in each.  It offers both a gentle ride around the 360-degree vertical circle and a thrilling view, as riders are lifted high above the ground and able to see for miles. 

Mardi-Gras               
Celebrate one of America’s brightest and boldest holidays without having to travel far. The Mardi Gras is a self-contained celebration of the famed New Orleans Holiday.  Two stories of exciting mirror mazes, moving escalators, music and lights combine for thrills, inside and out – day or night!                   

 Slide
The Slide is a ride for the whole family. It towers  35 feet high and has  hills to slide  down. Fairgoers  of any age enjoy the thrill of our slide as they sail down the undulating path.  Passengers climb a stairway, higher and higher to the top of the slide and then laugh and scream  with delight as they sail to the bottom.

Tilt-A-Whirl              
Round and round they go and where they stop, nobody knows! An old favorite that has thrilled and excited patrons for generations, the Tilt-A-Whirl is a swirling experience for teens and adults. Separate cars rotate individually as the entire ride revolves up, down and around!

Kite Flyer
The Kite Flyer is an unusual amusement ride where, instead of sitting, passengers lie horizontally within the frame of colorful gliders. After riders are buckled in, the ride begins to turn and then rises in the air for a thrilling, soaring sensation before gently gliding back to “Earth”.

KIDDIE & FAMILY RIDES

Toon Town
This is your chance to see what it’s like to live in the wacky world of your favorite cartoons. Toon Town attracts kids and adults of all ages on a walk through a funhouse with many exciting obstacles. Toon Town also has a video camera set up on the inside that the kids can stand in front of and they will appear on the screen on the front of the ride for all to see.

Frog Hopper
The new Frog Hopper is a first of its kind, fully interactive family ride that is sure to be a hit amongst kids of all ages. The Frog Hopper combines adorable frog themed vehicles with a unique, patent pending interactive bouncing motion. Up to four children or one adult and two children can be accommodated in each of the six frogs for a capacity of 600 rides per hour

Balloon Samba (from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch)
The Samba, manufactured in Italy, is a family ride which features hot air balloon carriages and is truly a marvel to look at. The bright lights make it especially magnificent to look at during the evening. The Balloon Samba seats32 children in  6 air balloons. Fluffy white cloud cut-outs and bright, smiling suns grace the safety barrier and give kids the illusion of floating up in the sky.

Looney Tooter Train
All aboard!! This fun-filled train trip for the whole family takes place in brightly colored cartoon-like cars. Passengers board the train at the station and with merry music, and bright scenery, the journey begins around a circular track. Fun for everyone is in store on the Looney tooter.

Chopper Hopper
Kids of all ages can swirl and twirl through the air like a chopper flying daredevil. The Chopper Hopper is a family ride and boasts eight cartoon themed helicopters. Each helicopter holds four passengers and is large enough to accommodate children as well as adults. The helicopters move up and down the center pole and riders control the spinning action with a push of a button

Rock N Tug
Those who normally go with the flow are encouraged to rock the boat a little this year at the Fair. This little tug boat spins, dips and peaks like riding an ocean swell. The Rock N Tug seats approximately 20 individuals so parents can take to the high seas with their children.

Lolli Swing    
Enjoy all of the fun of the sweet colors and savory sensation of a lollipop without the calories and sugar! This brightly colored ride has 16 swings decorated with large swirl lollipops and lights. The centerpiece is a large clown complete with a red nose and floppy shoes.

Raiders
The Raiders is an all time favorite to the little ones. Fun for the whole family. Featuring walk through punching bags, a cargo net climb and many more features will keep the littlest of visitors wanting to come back for more

 Tom Kangaroo
Experience the graceful, gentle ride of a baby kangaroo carried in the safety of his mother’s pouch. Four Kangaroos welcome children and parents aboard for a smooth ride. Passengers sit inside each kangaroo and as the ride turns, each kangaroo slowly revolves as well. 

Jumping Jumbos      
Adding yet another humorous touch to the Midway are our Jumpin’ Jumbos. This cadre of eight comedic elephants rise into the air and then gently descends while rotating from a center tower.

 Jungle of Fun
The Jungle of Fun is an interactive jungle gym for children measuring 36”-48” inches. It includes a cargo net to climb a tunnel to traverse, obstacle punching bags and floor to bounce on.

 Jet Ski Different for 2014
Get your little motor runnin’ on this high-octane kiddy ride. The Jet Ski’s is an umbrella ride with mini water craft to ride in which travel in a 360 degree rotation. This ride will bring out the wave jumper in any child!

Dizzy Dragon
On the Dizzy Dragon four magical dragons welcome children and parents aboard for a smooth ride. Passengers can move the ride at their own pace by turning a giant steering wheel inside the dragon’s belly spinning themselves round and round while the entire ride revolves as well. This ride is a great introduction for ride enthusiasts in training before stepping up to the Tilt A Whirl.

Wet Boats
This kid ride features individual mini boats that float in water along a circular path. A great carnival ride for first timers!
Dragon Wagon (from Michael Jacksons Neverland Ranch)
The Dragon Wagon is a kid size coaster. Riders travel in an undulating circle around a raised track. The coaster cars are themed like a dragon and each section of its body hold two passengers.

 

 

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