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Carnival Midway Details

Part of our BIG FAIR FUN is our spectacular Carnival Midway! With the rides and the games, there's something for all ages! The Carnival will open at Noon each day of the Fair and remain open until 12 AM. Our Unlimited Ride Wristband lets you ride as many rides as you can fit in until we close on the day you visit the Fair (the wristband is for any single day at our Fair, but not multiple days and it DOES NOT INCLUDE THE GAMES IN THE CARNIVAL MIDWAY AREA.) The online advance discount sale of the Unlimited Ride Wristbands for only $28.00 has now ended. The wristbands will now only be sold during the Fair. On July 25 and 26, 2019, the wristband price will be $30.00 each, and on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, 2019, the price will be $35.00 each and July 25-28, 2019 you will only be able to buy the wristbands upon arriving at the Fair at one of the ticket booths within the Carnival Midway.

Here are some things to keep in mind:
  • It is ALWAYS up to the Ride Operator to ultimately decide if it is safe for you to ride.
  • No casts, pregnant persons, or intoxicated individuals are allowed on rides.
  • Be aware that all rides have height requirements that are stipulated by the ride manufacturer. If an Unlimited Ride Wristband is purchased for a patron who is not at least 36 inches tall, keep in mind it may not be a good value. No one under 36" in height can ride any of the carnival rides/attractions. Infants are not allowed on any ride or attraction.
  • All riders must have either an Unlimited Ride Wristband or the correct number of ride tickets to ride or enter the attractions.
  • The rides and attractions will require 3 to 5 tickets per person if you do not have an Unlimited Ride Wristband.
  • Individual ride tickets are $1 each, $25 or 27 tickets, $70 for 80 tickets, and $100 for 120 tickets.
  • The Carnival Midway WILL accept credit and debit cards at all of the ticket sales points, and this includes Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card.
  • Butler Amusements enables you to have the option of purchasing smart cards at ticket booths within the Midway or at Self-Serve kiosks. Choose the ticket package you want, pay using cash, credit or debit, receive a smart card with all of your tickets, keep your receipt in a safe place, and use the smart card to ride rides AND play games. You can refill your smart card at any ticket box or Self-Serve kiosk. You can also track where you used your tickets and check your balance Unlimited ride wristbands still work as they always have: Purchase at a Carnival Ticket Box (keep your receipt in a safe place) and ride all the rides you want that day (THE PLAYING OF GAMES IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THE WRISTBAND. IT IS FOR RIDES ONLY.)
  • THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON WRISTBANDS ONCE THEY ARE PURCHASED.

THE 2019 RIDE LIST IS BELOW! all information is subject to last-minute changes without notice.

2019 RIDE LIST (Subject to change without notice)

Shake-Up (5-Ticket Ride)

Shake-Up (5-Ticket Ride)

The Shake Up is one of the most exciting rides on the midway. Made in England it stands 45 feet high and has 6 – 4 passenger seats. Passengers sit in one of four seats on the outside edge of the ride. As the Shake Up begins to rise six sets of seats begin to spin. Up, down and around passengers thrill to the sight and feel of Shake up. You must be at least 52" tall to ride. This ride will travel upside down and riders will experience strong forces. As a rider, you must be able to be restrained by a shoulder harness, sit upright, and hold on. The entry and exit onto this ride includes stairs. This ride will take 5 tickets.
The Super Shot Drop (5-Ticket Ride)

The Super Shot Drop (5-Ticket Ride)

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! 12 passengers are loaded into each circular passenger station. Over the shoulder harnesses secure riders while they are gently lifted up the 90 foot tower. Once the passenger station reaches the top, it is released in an accelerated free-fall and riders experience G-Forces in excess of 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. Riders who want to ride alone or with an adult must be at least 48" tall. Rider must be able to be restrained by a shoulder harness and be able to hold on during this drop-style ride. The Entry and Exit to this ride both include stairs. Rider must be able to withstand G-Forces up to 4.0. This ride will take 5 tickets.
The Zillerator Coaster (5-Ticket Ride)

The Zillerator Coaster (5-Ticket Ride)

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. You cannot ride this ride alone and you must be at least 42" tall to ride with an adult and adults must be at least 48" tall. Rider must be able to be restrained by a lap bar, sit upright, and be able to hold on. The rider must be able to climb stairs in order to enter and exit this ride. Rider must have upper body strength including the ability to withstand sudden stops. This ride will take 5 tickets.
The Freak Out (5-Ticket Ride)

The Freak Out (5-Ticket Ride)

The Freak Out, manufactured by KMG –Netherlands boasts an energy-efficient light package utilizing LED’s which produce clear bright color while using 90% less power to operate. Towering at 70 feet, the Freak Out seats 16 persons and takes them on a thrilling journey into the sky! Passengers are secured by over-the-shoulder harnesses as they dangle in expectation. Once the ride begins the seats slowly rotate as the entire boom begins to swing horizontally. Passengers swing over the midway directly overhead of those watching from the front of the ride. The ride climax is reached as the boom reaches a height of over 40 feet in the air while the passenger seats rotate. Must be at least 47" in height to ride this attraction. Rider must be able to navigate one foot or more up to ramp platform. Rider must be able to be restrained by over-the-shoulder harness and be prepared for strong forces in all directions. This is a 5-Ticket Ride.
Ring of Fire (5-Ticket Ride)

Ring of Fire (5-Ticket Ride)

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. You must be at least 54" tall to ride this attraction. This ride goes upside down. Entry into this ride is moderately difficult and the rider must use stairs to enter and exit. The rider must be able to step into compartments and be prepared for strong side to side and forward and backward forces. This ride takes 5 tickets.
The Giant Wheel (5-Ticket Ride)

The Giant Wheel (5-Ticket Ride)

A towering tradition of Butler Amusements, the majestic Giant Wheel dominates the Midway day and night, offering riders a sweeping view from a height of nearly 100 feet! Passengers are seated in separate gondolas and then whisked smoothly over the top and down again, a motion reminiscent of the Ferris Wheel. The Giant Wheel is a pleasant ride for the entire family. No Single Riders. You must be at least 44" in height to ride this attraction with an adult, and the adult must be at least 48" in height. Rider must be able to sit upright and hold on. Entry to this ride is considered to be moderately easy. The height to the ramp is typically less than one foot. This is a 5-Ticket Ride.
The Rock Star (5-Ticket ride)

The Rock Star (5-Ticket ride)

This Rockin'-themed ride will light up the Midway. This is a platform ride with two-tiered stadium-style seating that moves up and over in a circular fashion as riders leave their stomachs behind! You must be at least 48" tall to ride alone and at least 48" tall to ride with an adult. Riders should be prepared for strong forces from all directions. This ride requires manual dexterity and physical strength to maintain the required passenger position. Size restrictions apply regarding molded plastic seat width and the size of leg holes. This ride takes 5 tickets.
The Raptor (5-Ticket Ride)

The Raptor (5-Ticket Ride)

The Raptor has a familiar look of the classic scrambler, but with an extra special kick that multiplies the fun and excitement. Four arms are connected to seats in pods of three. Each pod of seats spin counterclockwise while the entire arm turns counterclockwise giving riders the feeling of being in the center of a crazy vortex. Riders have to be at least 52" tall to ride this attraction and be prepared for strong forces and high speeds. Rider must be able to be restrained by a lap bar, sit upright, and hold on. Entry and exit requires the rider to negotiate stairs and step into the ride vehicle. This ride takes 5 tickets.
Thunderbolt (5-Ticket Ride)

Thunderbolt (5-Ticket Ride)

The Thunderbolt- is an exciting high- speed ride that travels in an undulating circular motion. Today’s popular music pumps through the air as riders speed forward and then backward. You must be at least 48" tall to ride this attraction and at least 44" tall to ride with an adult. Rider must be able to sit upright and hold on. The entry on this ride is considered difficult and the rider must navigate stairs as well as steep sloped walkways. Rider must navigate entry into a tilting vehicle. This ride takes 5 tickets.
Cliff Hanger (4-Ticket Ride)

Cliff Hanger (4-Ticket Ride)

Setting another precedent in the outdoor amusement industry, Butler Amusements was the first to premier the exciting Cliff Hanger, 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”. All riders must be at least 48" tall. This is an elevated ride and entry requires climbing, then you ride in a position where you lie flat on your stomach. This ride is a spinning ride that turns at a high rate of speed. Riders must exhibit medium arm and great neck strength. This ride will take 4 tickets.
Yo-Yo (4-Ticket Ride)

Yo-Yo (4-Ticket Ride)

Passengers take their seats and then slowly rise into the air and they’re off on a variation of the swing, called the Yo Yo. As it turns the top leans, giving riders the thrill of ‘flying’! A family ride for youngsters, teens and adults. You must be at least 42" tall to ride. Rider must be able to sit upright unassisted in a chair with a lap bar while holding on. Rider must have upper body strength and leg mobility. This is a 4-ticket ride.
The Scooter (4-Ticket Ride)

The Scooter (4-Ticket Ride)

A Midway classic (think Bumper Cars!) The Scooter seats two passengers at a time into cars that are occupant-steered. Riders bump and cruise along the slick steel floor while pursuing each other for a friendly bump! Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride alone or 44" tall to ride with an adult who is at least 48" tall. Rider should be prepared for strong front to back forces as well as side to side motion. Rider should be able to operate a foot pedal and steering wheel properly. Rider should have strong neck muscles. Entry is mildly difficult. This is a 4-ticket ride.
Area 51 (4-Ticket Ride)

Area 51 (4-Ticket Ride)

The lights and excitement of the Midway become a blur as Area 51 sweeps you off your feet! Spinning at 24 RPM, Area 51 uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them a feeling of weightlessness. NOTE: No wall-climbing is allowed on this ride. Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride this attraction and be able to stand alone and upright. This ride takes 4 tickets.
Century Carousel (4-Ticket Ride)

Century Carousel (4-Ticket Ride)

For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel. To witness The Century 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! Those who wish to ride this alone must be at least 42" tall. Those not 42" tall must be at least 36" tall to ride this with an adult who is at least 42" tall, and ALL riders must have tickets. Riders must be able to hold onto the animal character and sit in an upright position. Rider will have to step up to and off of platform to mount and exit the ride. There may be bench seats available. This ride takes 4 tickets and again, ALL riders must have tickets.
The Wacky Worm Coaster (4-Ticket Ride)

The Wacky Worm Coaster (4-Ticket Ride)

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.
Must be at least 42" in height to ride alone. Must be at least 36" in height to ride with an adult. Rider must be ready for strong front to back forces as well as side to side motion. The entry and exit of this ride does include stairs. Rider must be able to be restrained by a lap bar, hold on, and possess neck strength to endure sudden stops. This is a 4-ticket ride.
Enterprise/Voyager (4-Ticket Ride)

Enterprise/Voyager (4-Ticket Ride)

Step into the future with the Enterprise/Voyager. Riders board what looks like a spaceship and step into virtual reality. The ride has a movie for riders to watch while it rocks them back and forth. Riders entering alone must be at least 42" tall to ride this attraction and at least 36" tall to ride with an adult who is at least 42" tall. Rider must be able to negotiate stairs while entering and exiting, sit upright alone, and be secured. This is a 4-ticket ride.
The Lolli Swing (4-Ticket Ride)

The Lolli Swing (4-Ticket Ride)

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. Must be at least 42" in height to ride alone. Must be at least 36" in height to ride with an adult. Rider must be able to sit upright in a chair with a lap bar while holding on. Rider must have upper body strength and leg mobility. This is a 4-ticket ride.
The Haywire Scrambler (3-Ticket Ride)

The Haywire Scrambler (3-Ticket Ride)

Riders delight as they spin in two directions at the same time. The Scrambler has 12 seats, each capable of holding 3 people. The main frame spins as each arm of seats spins independently, creating a feeling of funky flight! Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride or at least 36" tall to ride with an adult who is at least 48" tall. You cannot ride this alone. Rider must be prepared for strong side to side forces and moderate front to back forces. Rider must be able to be restrained by a lap bar, sit upright, and possess the physical strength to maintain correct upright posture while the ride is in motion. Specific seating arrangements are necessary for rider safety. This is a 3-ticket ride.
Tilt-A-Whirl (3-Ticket Ride)

Tilt-A-Whirl (3-Ticket Ride)

Round and round they go and where they stop, nobody knows! An old favorite that has thrilled and excited patrons for generations, the classic Tilt A Whirl serves up a swirling experience for teens and adults. Must be at least 46" in height to ride alone. Must be at least 36" in height to ride with an adult. Rider should be prepared for relatively strong front to back forces, strong side to side forces, and rapidly changing turbulent forces. Rider must be able to be restrained by a lap bar, sit upright, and hold on. Entry is considered mildly difficult, and is comprised of 4 stairs and an uneven platform. This is a 3-ticket ride.
The Americana Carousel (3-Ticket Ride)

The Americana Carousel (3-Ticket Ride)

This 36-Foot Americana-Themed Carousel features jumping horses and chariots! You must be at least 42" tall to ride alone. For those under 42" tall, the rider must be at least 36" tall to be accompanied by an adult who then must be at least 42" tall. The Rider must hold onto the animal and sit in an upright position. The Rider will have to step up to and off of a platform to mount and exit the ride. There may be seats available. This is a 3-ticket ride and ALL riders will need tickets.
Jump Around (3-Ticket Ride)

Jump Around (3-Ticket Ride)

The jump around is a first of its kind, fully interactive family ride that is sure to be a hit for kids of all ages. The jump around combines dune buggy-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 vehicle. Riders must be at least 36" tall. The rider must step up into the ride vehicle, sit completely upright, and hold onto the lap bar. This is a 3-ticket ride.
Jungle (3-Ticket Ride)

Jungle (3-Ticket Ride)

The Jungle of Fun is an interactive Jungle Gym for children measuring 36" to 52" tall (NOTE: Adults are not permitted on this attraction.) It includes a netted bridge, a tunnel slide, and obstacle punching bags. Those entering this attraction must be able to stand alone and upright, able to climb, slide, crawl, and possess manual dexterity and physical strength. This is a 3-ticket ride.
Tea Cups (3-Ticket Ride)

Tea Cups (3-Ticket Ride)

This family ride has a beautifully detailed teapot centerpiece and six teacups with four seats each for a total capacity of 24. Fiberglass vehicles are installed on a rotating platform. Each car is equipped with a steering wheel that controls the speed of its individual rotation. The tea cup is a hit for riders of all ages. Riders must be at least 36" tall. Riders must be able to sit upright and withstand moderate spinning that they, themselves, control with a wheel located in the center of the tea cup. this ride takes 3 tickets.
Airport 8 (3-Ticket Ride)

Airport 8 (3-Ticket Ride)

The Airport 8 is a great ride for the whole family! These jet fighters have a small steering wheel that allows the children to maneuver the ride up and down as if they are the ones flying the jet through the air. Rider must be at least 42" tall to ride alone or 36" inches to ride with an adult rider at least 42" tall. Rider must step into the ride vehicle, sit upright, and onto the lap bar. This is a 3-ticket ride.
Loony Tooter Train (3-Ticket Ride)

Loony Tooter Train (3-Ticket Ride)

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 Loony Tooter. Must be at least 36" in height to ride. Rider must be able to duck down to enter and sit inside a compartment with a bench seat. Rider must be able to step approximately 10 inches from the ground into the train car and sit upright. This is a 3-ticket ride.
Bear Affair (3-Ticket Ride)

Bear Affair (3-Ticket Ride)

On the Bear Affair, four jolly bears 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 bear’s belly spinning themselves round and round while the entire ride revolves as well. Must be at least 42" in height to ride alone. Must be at least 36" in height to ride with an adult who is at least 42" tall. Rider must be able to sit upright and withstand moderate spinning motion. Entry into the seating requires negotiating elevated steps. The rider can control the ride compartment spinning in a circular direction as the entire ride rotates. This is a 3-ticket ride.
Dune Buggies (3-Ticket Ride)

Dune Buggies (3-Ticket Ride)

Young kids are sure to get a thrill from these adorable dune buggies which travel in a circle under a shade umbrella. Complete with small jumps and honking horns these dessert vehicles are a great first ride for kids. The rider must be between 36" to 54" in height to ride alone. This is a 3-ticket ride.
Atlantis (3-Ticket Ride)

Atlantis (3-Ticket Ride)

Atlantis 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 a ball pit. This is a 3-ticket ride.
Monkey Maze Funhouse (3-Ticket Ride)

Monkey Maze Funhouse (3-Ticket Ride)

Kids will delight in this jungle-themed funhouse. It is full of tricks and thrills to keep them coming back to navigate the maze of mirrors, air tricks, and spiral slide. Those entering the Monkey Maze Funhouse must be at least 44" tall to enter alone and at least 36" tall to enter with an adult. This is a 3-ticket ride.
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