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Spinning round and round at high speeds, daring the frightening drops on the roller coaster, being spun every which way 60 feet above the air–these and many like them are the thrill rides and spectacular rides that only the most daring of our carnival visitors ride. Our family rides provide thrills that the whole family can enjoy. When if comes to your children, you can find bears, dragons and monkeys, just to name a few of the characters you can find on a Wade Shows Kiddie-land. Kids can ride their own cars, trains, planes, airplanes and even submarines. There are dozens of choices on every Wade Shows midway. Parents can ride along on many of our attractions, and no visit to our Kiddie-land is complete without a ride on the Carousel.
Wade Shows also carries a wide selection of bright, attractive, color-coordinated concessions to each of our events. Our games and food stands have won numerous awards of excellence at many major events throughout the country. Our state of the art equipment adds to the fun and excitement of any visit toour midway.
Wade Shows was founded in 1912 by Lee Wade. The show played small events in and around Detroit, Michigan. For over 100 years, Wade Shows has been the leader in bringing affordable family entertainment to the people of Michigan and as the company has grown carnival fans throughout the country. As the company expands, we continue this tradition with our customers throughout the country.
Wade Shows now owns over 100 amusement rides and attractions and services over 15 million people each year. Wade Shows plays more State Fairs than any other carnival in history, working with great events such as the Oklahoma State Fair, the North Carolina State Fair, the Missouri State Fair, The South Florida Fair, the San Antonio Livestock Show and Exhibition, the Alabama State Fair, the Delaware State Fair, the Florida State Fair, and the Alabama National Fair. Wade Shows also works with many large county and regional fairs as well as city and civic sponsored events. One of America’s premier carnival companies, Wade Shows is consistently ranked as one of the top five amusement companies by our industry’s leading trade publication: CarnivalWarehouse.com.
Wade Shows continues to improve each year. Our goals are to provide the most thrilling rides, top safety and employee training, the best customer service amenities and the greenest possible company to our fairs and events. Keeping these goals in mind, we will continue our progress, one smile at a time, into the 21st Century.