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Butler Amusements Magical Midway

Carnival at night

Carnival Hours

Opening Day

    Thursday, August 4

    Kids Carnival Opens at Noon

    Main Carnival Opens at 3:00pm
August 4-8 and August 9-14

Carnival opens at Noon

Tickets and Wristbands

  • Carnival Pre-Sale COMBO
    $53 Value - Pre-Sale Price $43
    Buy Tickets Here
    Good one day of the Fair! Includes Fair Admission, and a wristband to ride all day at our spectacular carnival.
    Only available through August 3rd. *Please check safety rules before purchasing tickets - no refunds are given.
  • Carnival Pre-Sale Wristband ONLY
    $35-40 Value - Pre-Sale Price $30
    Buy Tickets Here
    Good any one day of the Fair! Includes one unlimited ride wristband. Only available Online. Does not include Fair admission.
    *Please check safety rules before purchasing tickets no refunds are given.
  • Canival Wristbands Purchased at fair
    • Monday-Thursday: $35
      Friday-Sunday: $40
  • Tickets
    • Tickets are $1 each
      Each ride requires 3-7 tickets

    2022 Rides

  • Pole Position Coaster

      The Giant Pole Position Spinning Roller Coaster is Fabbri Groups first spinning coaster delivered to a North America. This Italian made, world class coaster is composed of three levels, with the very top measuring 55 feet high. Each of the five coaster cars are painted just like racing cars and holds four passengers. This is not an ordinary coaster. The ride will also have extra sound effects to dramatize when the car goes around a corner or gains in elevation. Riders hold on tight while the car gently climbs to the very top, after a moment of anticipation riders experience a free fall while the car itself actually spins while maneuvering along the track. A superior coaster experience!

  • 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.

    Century Wheel
  • Vertigo

      The 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 slowly until reaching the top of the ride. Once the swing ride reaches the top it begins to slowly swing in a descent

  • Turbo speed

      Not for the faint-hearted. Riders are taken for a 70 mph 'spin' at the ends of a whirling arm that takes them 120 ft. in the air and sends them hurtling towards earth in an arc generating forces 3 times the pull of gravity. Features upside-down free-flipping action

  • 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.

    Wave Swinger
  • Inversion

      The Inversion features a tripod of passenger seats which can hold a total of 12 passengers. The main arm of the ride swings side to side like a pendulum then swings to invert passengers completely around and upside down. The inversion can reach a height of nearly 80 feet.

  • Super Shot

      The world-class Super Shot Drop Tower is one of Butler Amusements’ most popular rides. Unlike any other ride on our midway, the Super Shot will bring a new dimension of thrills to your carnival goers. 12 passengers are loaded into each circular passenger station. Over the shoulder harnesses secure patrons while they are gently lifted up the 90-foot tower. Once the passenger station reaches the top, it is released in an accelerated freefall and riders experience G-Forces more than 3½ times normal. Riders are then cushioned by a magnetic braking system stopping the station before it reaches the base of the tower. The Super Shot is an exciting spectacular addition to the Butler midway

  • Hawaiian Express

      This fast-paced tropical ride will leave patrons breathless. An erupting volcano entrance welcomes riders for an exciting spin, travelling forward, and around then traveling backwards while negotiating an undulating path. Its unusual size, unforgettable scenery, lights, music, and action make being whisked around and around fun and exciting!

  • 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 spin independently and the entire boom turns, too. Three times the action, backed by spectacular lighting bringing them back for more.

  • 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 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!

    Grand Carousel
  • Scrambler

      Zig and zag your way to an amazing time on the Scrambler. 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.”

  • Big Top Funhouse

      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!

  • 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 3000 uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them the feeling of weightlessness. All aboard this 45-person capacity Starship 3000 for one wild ride.

    Starship 3000
  • 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.

    Eagle 16 Ferris Wheel
  • 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.

    Wacky Worm Coaster
  • Viper

      The Viper ride is another recent spectacular ride that Butler Amusements will be bringing to the midway this year. A colossal ride with a brilliant green snake theme will take riders on a whirlwind journey. The large arm across the entire top of the ride tilts and spins. At each end of the giant arm are two clusters holding two-part seating which spin independently as well. The open-air design allows riders to experience spectacular twirling views . The Viper seats 24 passengers and uses state of the art shoulder bars.

  • 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.

  • Zombie Carnival

      Passengers are invited to climb aboard 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 mysteries of the Zombie Carnival. Complete darkness awaits riders as their carriage navigates twists and turns.

    Zombie Carnival
  • 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!

    Mardi Gras Fun House
  • 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!

  • Slide Green

      No carnival midway would ever be complete without a slide! Kids of any age enjoy the thrill of this giant 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 squeal with delight as they sail to the bottom.

    Giant Slide
  • Wet Boats

      This kid ride features individual mini boats that float in water along a circular path. A great carnival ride for first timers!

    Wet Boats
  • 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.

    Looney Tooter Train
  • Pirate Jet

      The Pirate Jet is the first of its kind in the U.S. Passengers climb aboard and join an armada of six pirate ships each capable of holding 4 children or 1 adult and 2 children per ship while they gently rotate around a central friendly pirate character. Each ship sails up and down simulating a trip on the high seas!

  • Tommy 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.

    Tommy Kangaroo
  • Jumping Jungle

      The Jumping Jungle Funhouse is a walk-through funhouse with a wild twist. Patrons can enjoy scenes from the jungle while negotiating obstacles. Unusual sights and sounds mixed with classic funhouse tricks makes the Jumping Jungle fun for the entire family. The beautiful scenery and two stories of fun will attract all funhouse enthusiasts

  • Pirate Of The Midway

      The Pirates of the Midway Funhouse takes riders through a swashbuckling adventure. This pirate themed funhouse is a thrilling trip through a maze of unusual sights and sounds! Inside and out, the Pirates of the Midway is filled with tricks and adventures, complete with music, lights, and picturesque scenery!

  • Bigfoot Trucks

      The Bigfoot Trucks are an all-time favorite of the kiddies featuring mini-monster trucks. The children feel as if they are driving around the track. Mom and Dad can even ride in the back!

    Bigfoot Trucks
  • 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”.

  • 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!

    Crown Merry Go Round
  • Quad Runner

      The Quad Runner is great for first time riders. Souped up 4-wheelers seat two children each and travel in a circle.

  • 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.

    Chopper Hopper
  • Dizzy Dragons

      On the Dizzy Dragon four magical dragon’s 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.

  • Jumping Jumbos

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

    Jumping Jumbos
  • Jungle Of Fun

      The Jumping Jungle Funhouse is a walk-through funhouse with a wild twist. Patrons can enjoy scenes from the jungle while negotiating obstacles. Unusual sights and sounds mixed with classic funhouse tricks make the Jumping Jungle fun for the entire family. The beautiful scenery and two stories of fun will attract all funhouse enthusiasts.

    Jungle of Fun

    General Rules

    • No casts, pregnant persons, nor intoxicated individuals allowed on rides.
    • 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 3-5 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.

    “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.”

    Butler Amusements

    2022 will be Butler Amusements 52nd 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.

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