On Thursday, June 16th, I embarked on an epic double carnival trip. Well, all right, it wasn’t that extravagant, but it’s not something I normally do. These long summer days are great for visiting two fairs since it stays relatively bright until like 8:45pm.

The first stop was the Warren Lions Expo in Warren, NJ. I parked at around 7pm at an adjacent shopping center about two blocks away. Admission was $2 and McDaniel Brothers Shows brought in the rides. The fair had…

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I headed over to the Corpus Christi Carnival in Chatham, NJ on Thursday, June 9th, the carnival’s opening day. It was a great night for a fair with temps in the high 70s, albeit a little windy. I parked in the neighboring Presbyterian Church’s parking lot – the official carnival parking venue.

Once again, Tommy’s Midway had the lot. It wasn’t that long ago when I saw them at the St. James Festival back in April. They had a couple different rides here however; the fair had…

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My hometown’s fair, now with 11 trip reports and counting! The Our Lady of Peace County Fair was actually a week later this year. It typically occurs in mid-May, but got switched up in 2014 to the first week in May, then back to mid-May last year, and now the third week this year.

I managed to head over each of the four days in some capacity; whether it be a two hour long photo trip or a quick walk around and zeppole run. Blue Sky Amusements had the lot once again and the fair had…

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On a cloudy Saturday at around dusk on April 30th, I headed over to the St James Parish Festival in Springfield, NJ. I had been to this fair once before six years ago, but I’m no stranger to the church; I’ve been to two christenings and some other happenings as one of my cousins is a member of the church.

I got to the fair at around 7:30pm. The fair wasn’t all that crowded for a Saturday night. Maybe more came out during the day, or maybe it was the relatively chilly temps, I don’t know. The rides were brought in by Tommy’s Midway and the fair had…

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This off season seemed to just race by this year, more so than past years. I guess it’s because my last amusement related visit was late December with a trip to Six Flags’ Holiday in the Park festivities. Fairs and carnivals start around here in early April, but this year was particularly cold at the start of April…like, colder than December which was strangely warm.

Anyway, my first fair of the year was the Middlesex Fireman’s Fair in Middlesex, NJ. I headed over on Thursday night, April 21st. The rides were brought in by Campy’s Blue Star Amusements and had…

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