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Butler Amusements Magical Midway

Carnival at night


Carnival Hours of Operation:

  • Opening Day Thursday, August 3 - Open 3:00 PM
  • Monday-Friday - Open Noon
  • Saturdays - Open 11:00 AM
  • Sundays - Open 11:00 AM
Butler Amusements

“Butler Amusement is dedicated to providing to our customers safe and enjoyable rides, delicious food and exciting game concessions, always of the highest quality and delivered with the best possible customer service. We strive to produce affordable family entertainment for our patrons and consider it a privilege to offer attractions that will bring fun and happiness to all ages.”

2017 will be Butler Amusements 47th year of operation. The company is still committed to its original company motto “The Cleanest Show in the West.” Throughout the company’s existence from when it was founded in 1970 by George “Bud” Butler, his wife Evelyn, and his son Earl “Butch”, it has continued to provide the newest and most exciting rides and attractions available in the carnival industry. Customer safety and satisfaction have always been the primary factors considered when acquiring new rides and attractions. This has helped us provide the safest possible fun for Butler customers and be able to feature some new attractions each year.The presentation of the carnival always includes innumerable features which give a bright colorful appearance while always stressing a safe and customer-friendly environment.

Butler Amusements is a family- owned and operated company, building its carnival over many years into one of the largest in the United States was accomplished through the hard, dedicated work of the family and its employees. The fourth generation of Butlers is now actively involved in operation of the company.

Don't miss this year's most popular rides! Make a splash on the White Water Flume. Keep up that Fair tradition with a ride on the Century Wheel. Feel the thrill of the Pole Position Spinning Coaster and rock out on the Music Express!


FAIR BOX OFFICE - LOCATED INSIDE THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa
(Fair Box Office will move to the front of Grace Pavilion approximately two weeks before Fair opens.)

Pre-Fair Box Office Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
  • Open Saturdays 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, starting July 8

Pre-Sale discounts are available at SonomaCountyFair.com or at the Fair Box Office until August 2 or while supplies last. Tickets are not available by phone.

Please note: There are handling fees for all tickets sold on-line. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, debit cards and cash. Sorry, we cannot accept personal checks.

Pre-sale tickets can also be purchased at one of our official outlets starting mid-July:

  • Friedman's Home Improvement in Santa Rosa and Petaluma
  • All Sonoma County Lucky Supermarkets
  • Plus select Lucky Supermarkets in Mendocina County, Marin County, Napa County & Solano County
  • Calzado Leon (Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa)
  • Rancho Mendoza Market (Sebastopol Rd., Santa Rosa)
  • Carniceria Coalcoman (Maple Ave., Santa Rosa)
  • Ana's Cafe (Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor)
  • Mario's Joyeria (Center St., Healdsburg)
  • Angelicas Boutique (E. Washington, Petaluma)
  • La Morenita Market (Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma)

Carnival Tickets

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Carnival Pre-Sale COMBO

Buy Tickets Here

$48 Value - Pre-Sale Price $33
Good any day of the Fair! Includes Fair Admission, and a wristband to ride all day at our NEW, more spectacular carnival. Only available through August 2.

Carnival Pre-Sale - Wristband ONLY

$30-35 Value - Pre-Sale Price $25
Good any day of the Fair! Includes one unlimited ride wristband. Only available Online and at the Fair Box Office through August 2. Does not include Fair admission.

Carnival Wristbands at the Fair

Valid day-of only. Does not include Fair Admission.
Unlimited ride wristbands are available every day of the Fair.
Monday - Thursday: $30
Friday - Sunday: $35

FAST PASS

Purchase a FastPass and use the FastPass lanes to avoid long lines! A limited quantity is sold each day.
Price: $20
Available at any onsite Butler Amusements ticket box. Only valid day of purchase. To be used on rides with a FastPass option. Rider must be wearing the FastPass wristband in addition to an unlimited ride wristband.

Ride Tickets - rides require 3 or more tickets each

$1 each
$23 for 25 tickets
$70 for 80 tickets

For more information on Fair admission tickets visit the Tickets page of this site.

2017 Rides (subject to change)

Balloon Samba
Balloon Samba - 3 Tickets
42" alone / 36" with adult

Berry Go Round
Berry Go Round - 4 Tickets
42" alone / 36" with adult


Bigfoot Trucks
Bigfoot Trucks - 3 Tickets
36" alone / 36" with adult

Big Top Funshouse
Big Top Funshouse - 4 Tickets
48" alone / 48" with adult


Century Wheel
Century Wheel - 5 Tickets
NO SINGLE RIDERS
18 Yrs or Older & 42" alone / 42" with adult

Chopper Hopper
Chopper Hopper - 4 Tickets
42" alone / 36" with adult


Crown Merry Go Round
Crown Merry Go Round - 3 Tickets
ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE TICKETS
42" alone / 36" with adult

Cycle Jump
Cycle Jump - 3 Tickets
ADULTS CANNOT RIDE
36" - 54"


Eagle 16 Ferris Wheel
Eagle 16 Ferris Wheel - 4 Tickets
48" alone / 42" with adult

Fireball
Fireball - 5 Tickets
54" alone / 54" with adult


Flying Bobs
Flying Bobs - 5 Tickets
48" alone / 48" with adult

Grand Carousel
Grand Carousel - 4 Tickets
ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE TICKETS
42" alone / 36" with adult


Jumping Jumbos
Jumping Jumbos - 3 Tickets
42" alone / 36" with adult

Jungle of Fun
Jungle of Fun - 3 Tickets
ADULTS CANNOT RIDE
36" - 54"


Kid Wheel
Kid Wheel - 3 Tickets
52" alone / 42" with adult

Lolli Swing
Lolli Swing - 3 Tickets
42" alone / 36" with adult


Looney Tooter Train
Looney Tooter Train - 3 Tickets
36" alone / 36" with adult

Mardi Gras Fun House
Mardi Gras Fun House - 4 Tickets
42" alone / 36" with adult


Music Express
Music Express - 5 Tickets
48" alone / 48" with adult

Orbiter
Orbiter - 5 Tickets
52" alone / 52" with adult


Pole Position Spinning Coaster
Pole Position Spinning Coaster - 5 Tickets
52" alone / 52" with adult

Raiders
Raiders - 3 Tickets
42" alone / 36" - 56" with adult


Renegade Octopus
Renegade Octopus - 3 Tickets
44" alone / 36" with adult

Roadsters
Roadsters - 3 Tickets
ADULTS CANNOT RIDE
36" - 54"


Scrambler
Scrambler - 4 Tickets
48" alone / 36" with adult

Giant Slide
Slide - 3 Tickets
NO HAND HOLDING OR LAP RIDING
42" alone / 42" with adult


Starship 3000
Starship 3000 - 4 Tickets
NO WALL CLIMBING
48" alone / 48" with adult

State Fair Fun Slide
State Fair Fun Slide - 3 Tickets
NO HAND HOLDING OR LAP RIDING
42" alone / 42" with adult


Super Shot Drop Tower
Super Shot Drop Tower - 5 Tickets
48" alone / 48" with adult

Turbo Force
Turbo Force - 10 Tickets
59" alone / 59" with adult


UToob Funhouse
UToob Funhouse - 4 Tickets
NO OPEN TOED SHOES
36" alone / 32" with adult

Vertigo
Vertigo - 5 Tickets
48" alone / 48" with adult


Viper
Viper - 4 Tickets
44" alone / 44" with adult

Wacky Worm Coaster
Wacky Worm Coaster - 4 Tickets
42" alone / 36" with adult


Wave Swinger
Wave Swinger - 5 Tickets
44" alone / 44" with adult

Wet Boats
Wet Boats - 3 Tickets
NO WEIGHT OVER 120 lbs
30" - 50"


White Water Flume
White Water Flume - 5 Tickets
48" alone / 42" with adult

Zipper
Zipper - 5 Tickets
NO SINGLE RIDERS
48" alone / 48" with adult


Zombie Carnival
Zombie Carnival - 4 Tickets
42" alone / 42" with adult



General Rules

  • No casts, pregnant persons, nor intoxicated individuals allowed on rides.
  • Each ride has posted height limit requirements. For individual riders on some rides, riders who might not meet height requirements may be able to ride with another rider. The requirements are posted at the entrance of each ride and on our Carnival ticket boxes.
  • Children who measure under 36" in height cannot ride any carnival rides and children who measure 36-48 inches tall can only ride a few select rides.
  • All riders must have either a ride wristband (if available) or carnival tickets Rides require 3 or more tickets each.
  • Infants are not allowed to ride carnival rides.
  • Be aware that there are height requirements on each ride, and in some cases other restrictions; Specifically the seat molds and over the shoulder harnesses dictate who the ride can comfortably accommodate.

Please check safety rules before purchasing tickets—no refunds are given.


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1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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