Great American Shows - Great American Carnival - Questions and Answers

Great American Shows
Questions and Answers

How many rides does Great American Shows own?
Anywhere from 10 to 15 rides or more. It varies from season to season as older rides are retired and newer rides added. This normally includes at least two spectaculars, about a half a dozen majors, and about a half a dozen kiddie rides.

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What size property would we need for your carnival?
On average, we need an area that is roughly half the size of a football field to put in all of our rides.

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Will the owners be at our event?
Yes, the Maturo family will be on site at all times to answer questions and handle any problems that might arise.

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Where do you get your electricity from?
We create our own power through the use of multiple 3-phase diesel generators depending on the size of your event. This generated power is then carried throughout the midway through a fully grounded 5-wire electrical distribution system.

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Where do your employees stay?
We provide full bunkhouse facilities for our employees. These facilities can be located at or near the event grounds (preferred) or in a location off-site if event space is limited.

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Is there a dress code for your employees?
Yes, all employees are required to wear company logo'd shirts and badges.

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If our event can't accomodate all your rides, can we still contract an event with you?
Yes you can! We do not necessarily have to put up all our rides for your event, although generally speaking, the more equipment that is setup, the more potential revenue it can generate.

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Can you tell me about the financial end of an event with Great American Shows?
Due to the highly competitive nature of the amusement business we can not post a detailed answer to this question here. In general, we have two different financial arrangements available for you. In the case of a company picnic or promotion, in which you do not wish to charge your patrons, we can negotiate a fixed price for the event. If you wish to use your event as a fundraising venture, we will then charge the customers through ride ticket sales and concessions, and then you will receive a percentage of the gross income for your event. Please contact us or fill out our booking questionnaire for more information on this topic.

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How is the income generated in a fund-raising or profit based event?
There are several sources of income at this type of event: Most profits are generated through the sale of ride tickets or Pay-One-Price wristband specials (please contact us for details on POP agreements).

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What are the physical requirements for the location where the event will occur?
Although we are a flexible operation, we must request access to the location in question the Monday prior to the event in order to setup the necessary equipment for your event. We also require a garden hose type hook-up for water, a place to park empty trailers, a place to dispose of trash, and a suitable location for the staff living quarters. We also require that all permits necessary for operation, and any security arrangements if required. We also feel that it is in your best interests that the location be as close as possible to any other events that are taking place at the same time to allow for easy access and greater promotion abilities.

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What are the benefits of booking Great American Shows for a benefit or fund-raiser?
Our carnival midway will bring more people into the local area, thus increasing sales of local businesses. Having our carnival there will also give the people of your community a place to go to have a good time.

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Do you support special community needs?
Yes, we support special community needs, such as handicap centers, centers for abused children, and many others. Please contact us for more details and other possible special offers we may have to help support these needs.

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Great American Shows
Great American Shows
2850 Beulah Road
Madisonville, KY 42431
Phone: (708)359-4983

http://greatamericancarnival.com/

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