Joy Rides

Have a screaming good time—and laugh your head off, too.

 

Go for a spin. In a Ferris wheel. On a high-flying swing. In the legendary Tilt-a-Whirl. When it comes to playing around (and around and around), the Fair carnival takes you for a total joy ride.

Brought to you (and your kid inside) by Butler Amusements, the carnival has something ride-worthy for everyone.

Get into the swing of things. Check out the rides coming this year.

Ticket to Ride

Get carnival tickets online soon or from a ticket kiosk at the Fair.

 

 

New in 2017!

 

super shot droptower

Super Shot Drop Tower

The Super Shot brings you a new dimension of thrills with an accelerated freefall over 3 ½ times normal G-forces.

ex scream machine giant roller coaster

Ex-scream Machine Giant Roller Coaster

Made for teens and adults, the Ex-scream Machine sends riders on a thrilling trip over the tracks—curving, rising and descending—for a ride coaster fans won’t want to miss!

 

Inversion
Reaching a height of nearly 80 feet, the Inversion swings side to side like a pendulum, then swings passengers completely around and upside down.

Quasar
This fast-paced thrill ride spins and rises—creating a unique undulating sensation for each of the cars.

Orbiter
The Orbiter twirls riders around until their seats are perpendicular with the ground below—quite the sight day and night.

Vertigo
Towering over the midway at 100 feet in height, the Vertigo lifts riders to the top then begins to slowly swing in a descent.

Big Top
This circus themed funhouse will hypnotize patrons with a beautiful color-changing LED light show and so many tricks to master, including a roller floor, treadmill, ladder steps, and surprising air fans.

Music Express
This sleigh ride of grandiose proportions takes riders for a spin, while unforgettable scenery, lights, music and ride make being whisked around and around fun and exciting!

Fireball
A midway favorite, the Fireball gives the passengers a feeling of weightlessness while they soar through the air with their feet swinging free!

Turbo Force
Not for the faint-hearted, riders are taken for a 70 mph 'spin' at the ends of a whirling arm that takes them 140 feet in the air and sends them hurtling towards earth in an arc generating forces 3 times the pull of gravity.

1001 Nachts (Nights)
This spectacular bright ride goes completely up and over in a circular fashion as riders leave their stomach behind.

Giant Scooters
Coupled with the thrill of a light and music show, riders bump and dodge other drivers in their way!

Wave Swinger
Combining the traditional swing ride with lavish, hand painted scenery, the classic Wave Swinger takes riders on a leisurely, tilting ride.

Giant Wheel
Offering a sweeping view from a height of nearly 100 feet, riders are seated in separate gondolas and then whisked smoothly over the top and down again, reminiscent of the ferris wheel.

Flying Bobs
This fun and exciting ride revolves around in a 360-degree circle and goes up and down hills.

Century Wheel
Towering 67 feet with a multi-colored light show, the Century Wheel offers spectacular views of the midway.

Zipper
One of the Fair’s most recognizable attractions, there’s more spinning with the Zipper than an out of control top.

The Grand Carousel
For decades, audiences have been awed by the beautifully handcrafted majesty of the carousel, featuring 36 jumping horses and 2 chariots.

Starship 3000
The lights and excitement of the midway literally become a blur as Starship 3000 sweeps you off your feet.

Tilt-A-Whirl
Round and round they go and where they stop, nobody knows!

Footloose
Turning riders completely upside down while their legs dangle free in the open air, thrill-seekers tout this ride as one of the Fair’s “craziest!”

Mardi-Gras
Celebrate one of America’s brightest and boldest holidays without having to travel far, with two stories of exciting mirror mazes, moving escalators, music, and lights.

State Fair Slide
Towering 35 feet high, the Slide is a ride for the whole family.

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

Kite Flyer
This ride turns and then rises in the air for a thrilling, soaring sensation before gently gliding back to earth.

Eagle 16
This 16-seat ferris wheel offers both a gentle ride and a thrilling view.

Slide
Go higher and higher to the top of the slide and then laugh and squeal with delight as you sail to the bottom.

Zombie Carnival
Climb aboard coffin-like carriages then creep along a winding track which takes them to the Zombie Carnival.

 

Adults and kids can ride these together.


Balloon Samba
Truly a marvel to behold, this kids’ ride features hot air balloon carriages.

Chopper Hopper
Kids of all ages can swirl and twirl through the air like a chopper flying daredevil in cartoon-themed helicopters.

Looney Tooter Train
All aboard!! This fun-filled train trip for the whole family takes place in brightly colored cartoon-like cars.

Bigfoot Trucks
The Bigfoot Trucks are an all-time favorite of the kiddies featuring mini-monster trucks. Mom and Dad can even ride in the back!

Kid Town
See what it’s like to live in the wacky world of your favorite cartoons on a walk through a funhouse with many exciting obstacles.

Rock N Tug
Rock the boat a little this year at the Fair. This little tug boat spins, dips and peaks like riding an ocean swell.

Lolli Swing    
This brightly colored ride has 16 swings decorated with large swirl lollipops and lights.

U-Toob Funhouse
The U-Toob Funhouse is a walk-through funhouse with a funny home movie twist.

Rio Grande Train
Ride together on this classic themed train that chugs along a circular track.

 

Pirate Jet
Climb aboard and join an armada of pirate ships that gently rotate around a central friendly pirate character.

Frog Hopper
The Frog Hopper bounces along with an adorable frog theme.

Wet Boats
Individual mini boats float in water along a circular path.

Roadsters
Get your little motor runnin’ on this high-octane kiddy ride with mini classic cars.

Tom Kangaroo
Experience the graceful, gentle ride of a baby kangaroo carried in the safety of its mother’s pouch.

Quad Runner
Great for first time riders, souped up 4-wheelers seat two children each and travel in a circle.

 

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