Carnival Rides

Carnival Rides

Fair goers of all ages won’t want to miss the 28 FREE carnival rides and games. Butler Amusements will once again offer experiences suitable for all ages, from heart pounding thrill-rides to gentle, kid-friendly rides. Check out the spectacular view of the fairgrounds from atop the 10-story high Giant Ferris Wheel and don’t miss the solar-powered carousel—the first of its kind at a county fair! The carnival is open daily from 11 am–11 pm. A special $3 ticket is required for the following rides—The Wacky Worm Coaster, Super Shot Drop Tower, and Freak Out.

Hover over the images in the carousels, below, to see more information about the rides.

Spectacular Rides

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Energy Storm

Energy Storm

The Energy Storm is a spectacular ride that takes 24 riders for the spin of their lives. Each bucket spins in the air, causing the rider to go upside down, while the main arms spin around to create another spinning sensation.

Minimum Height Requirement: 57"

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Giant Wheel Ride

Giant Wheel

Passengers are seated in separate gondolas and then whisked smoothly over the top and down again, reminiscent of the traditional Ferris Wheel.

Minimum Height Requirement: Ride alone 18 years older and 42" and taller

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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

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’.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 48"

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Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt

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.

Minimum Height Requirement: Ride alone: 48", Ride with an adult: 44"

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Yo-Yo

Yo Yo

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.

Minimum Height Requirement: 57"

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Zipper

Zipper

The Zipper has been one of the Midway’s most recognizable attractions for years, providing thrills to riders from teens to adults. Three times the action, backed by spectacular lighting bringing them back for more.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 48"

Family Rides

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Airport Carnival Ride

Airport 8

The Airport 8 is a great ride for the whole family! These crop dusters 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.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 42", To ride with an adult: 36"

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Corvettes

Corvettes

Get your little motor runnin’ on this high-octane kiddy ride. The Corvettes is an umbrella ride with mini classic cars to ride in which travel in a 360 degree rotation. This ride will bring out the little grease monkey in any child!

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 36"-54"

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Cycle Jump

Cycle Jump

Perfect for the first time rider, these mini-motorcycles travel in a circle while jumping mini ramps, all while shaded by a giant umbrella.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 36"-54"

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Happy Swing Carnival Ride

Happy Swing

This is a perfect ride for first timers. Six porch swing style seats securely buckle in children while they enjoy this gentle ride. Children swing in a slow low circle covered by a giant shade umbrella.

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Jump Around Carnival Ride

Jump Around

The jump around is a first of its kind, fully interactive family ride that is sure to be a hit amongst kids of all ages.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 36", To ride with an adult: 36"

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Looney Tooter Train

Looney Tooter Train

All aboard!! 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 Train.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 36", To ride with an adult: 36"

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Orient Express Carnival Ride

Orient Express

The Orient Express is a tyke size coaster. The oriental themed dragon holds two children in each of its segmented body. This is a perfect first timer coaster ride.

Minimum Height Requirement: To ride alone: 48", To ride with an adult: 36"