The Mighty Thomas Carnival
Founded in 1928, in Lennox, South Dakota, by Art B. Thomas, the carnival is now based near Austin, Texas, and is providing its 86th season of summer fun and excitement for fair-goers, including 45 events in 10 states. The tour starts in Laredo in early February, routes through Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Utah, Arkansas, and Louisiana then returns to Texas, late in October.
The fair will have great family entertainment, livestock show, exhibits, great food, thrilling carnival rides and some special suprises are in store. By putting something you made in the fair, you help encourage others especially kids. The fair needs you. Enter an item (or maybe even several.) It's easy, it's fun and you'll be helping make the fair great community event. Who knows, you may even inspire someone else to be creative. Visit the barnyard
Other attractions on the Thomas Carnival midway this year the fair:
Hard Rock: A perfect ride for thrill seekers. Bright yellow and lots of lights.
Monster Trucks: A children's ride from Wisdom Manufacturing of Sterling, Colorado, Realistic colorful trucks that pop wheelies on a controlled track with revvin' engines.
Frog Hopper: Just for kids, the Frog Hopper is built in Utah by
S&S rides. Really popular.
Martian Maze: This Martian-themed obstacle course for kids is
filled with ladders and slides.
Surf's Up: A giant surfboard from Zamperla in Italy. This ride for the whole family to ride together. It is a 40 foot spinning bright yellow surfboard on a 100 foot track.