Fiesta Shows carnival at Topsfield Fair
Fiesta Shows of Seabrook, New Hampshire, has been presenting the carnival midway at the Topsfield Fair since 1950. At the fair yesterday, we surveyed the art decorating this year’s attractions, which include (pictured here) the “Haunted Mansion,” “Arctic Blast,” “Earth Quake,” “Mardi Gras” (note the two versions), “Sea Dragon,” “Lucky Lizzy,” “Thunder Bolt” and “Wacky Worm.” The carnival company’s history goes back to amusements that Eugene Dean and Jack Flynn launched at Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts, in 1935. The firm bought Fiesta Shows in 1967.
The Topsfield Fair, Route 1, Topsfield, Massachusetts, Oct. 2 to 12, 2009.
July 11, 2009: Reithoffer carnival at Brockton Fair.
Photos by The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research.