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Hours
Open during Kern County Fair season September 20, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Monday - Friday : 3:00 PM to Closing
Saturday and Sunday : Noon to Closing

General Rules
  • No Casts, slings, walking boots, pregnant persons, nor intoxicated individuals allowed on rides
  • Children who measure under 36" in height cannot ride any carnival rides alone and children who measure 36-48 inches tall can only ride a few selected rides.
  • All riders must have either a ride wristband or carnival coupons.
  • Rides require 3-7 coupons each
  • Infants are not allowed on carnival rides

Special Rules
Some rides have special rules, so keep these rules in mind
  • No opened toed shoes (Big Top Funhouse, Mardi Gras, Zombie Carnival )
  • Size restrictions (Vertigo, 1001 Nachts)
  • No single riders (Century Wheel, Giant Wheel, Zipper)
  • All riders must have tickets (Grand Carousel, Crown Merry Go Round)
  • No lap riding or hand holding (State Fair Slide)
  • Only Children 36"-42" (Cycle Jump, Jeeps, Roadster, Jet Ski)
  • Adults cannot ride (Jungle of Fun, Nemo Swing, Quad Runner, Wet Boats)
  • Max weight 120 lbs (Wet Boats)
  • Riders may get wet (Water Flume)

Carnival Ride Prices

Individual or Single Coupons: Sold each day for $1.00 Each
Sheets of 25 Coupons : Sold each day for $23.00 per sheet
Sheets of 80 Coupons : Sold each day for $70.00 per sheet
Wristbands : Monday - Thursday $30
Friday - Sunday $35
Advanced Wristbands : Sold for $28.00 each (Until 9/19), good for any day of the Fair, no ride restrictions.
*Each Ride Takes 3-5 coupons
**We accept credit and debit cards at all of our Carnival Ticket sales points. This includes Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card.
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*NEW* Super Shot Drop Tower

*NEW* Super Shot Drop Tower

Unlike any other ride on our midway, the Super Shot brings a new dimension of thrills to your carnival goers. Once the passenger station reaches the top or the 90-foot tower, it is released in an accelerated freefall and riders experience G-Forces in excess of 3 1/2 times normal. 
*NEW* Kid Wheel

*NEW* Kid Wheel

The pint-size version of it's cousin, the Ferris Wheel, our Kid Wheel offers the same excitement and thrills, but aimed at a smaller audience. Kiddies are secure in their seats as the Kid Wheel makes several gentle rotations. 
*NEW* Alien Invasion

*NEW* Alien Invasion

Welcoming passengers aboard an enclosed alien spaceship, the entire ride revolves, spinning at 24 RPM and uses centrifugal force to sweep passengers off of their feet giving them the feeling of weightlessness. 
*NEW* Firehouse

*NEW* Firehouse

An all-time favorite to the little ones. Featuring walk through obstacles, a cargo net climb and many more features will keep the littlest of visitors wanting to come back for more. 
*NEW* Jumping Jungle

*NEW* Jumping Jungle

A walk through fun house with adventurous twists and turns. Kids navigate various jungle themed obstacles to make their way through the shaded maze. 
Wet Boats

Wet Boats

The wet boats feature six boats which cruise around on a water filled path. Each boat is outfitted with beautiful fish-themed decals. A perfect ride for kids on a hot summer day! 
1001 Nachts

1001 Nachts

Riders sit in stadium style seating on three rows and enjoy the free falling feeling as they are lifted into the air and brought down again as the giant boom arm attached to the platform moves about 360 degrees on a vertical axis. 
Balloon Samba

Balloon Samba

The Balloon Samba operated at Michael Jackson?s Neverland Ranch and was acquired by Butler Amusements in 2008. This kids ride features hot air balloon carriages and is truly a marvel to look at. The Balloon Samba seats32 children in 6 air balloons. Fluffy white cloud cut-outs and bright, smiling suns grace the safety barrier and give kids the illusion of floating up in the sky. 
Berry Go Round

Berry Go Round

Climb into these whimsical BERRIES for an easy, pleasant ride. Four BERRIES revolve independently while the entire ride slowly turns in a gentle circle. An enjoyable experience for the little ones and their folks. 
Big Top Fun House

Big Top Fun House

This circus themed fun house will hypnotize patrons with its beautiful color changing LED light show and newly painted scenery. Enjoy an upper deck view of the midway on the second story once maneuvering the air tricks and the spinning steps. With so many tricks to master, including a roller floor, treadmill, ladder steps and surprising air fans, it will take days to master this fun house! 
Bigfoot Trucks

Bigfoot Trucks

The Bigfoot Trucks are an all-time favorite of the kiddies featuring mini-monster trucks. The children feel as if they are driving around the track. Mom and Dad can even ride in the back! 
Century Wheel

Century Wheel

Towering nearly 70 feet, the Century Wheel offers passengers a view of the entire fairgrounds. This ride was recently equipped with a brand new LED light technology. Not only does the giant wheel light up the sky but it also uses less power to do so. The new LED light package includes over 25 minutes of spectacular lighting programs! This ride can hold a maximum of 90 passengers at one time. 
Chopper Hopper

Chopper Hopper

The Chopper Hopper will be brand new to Butler Amusements late in our 2006 season. This 46 foot tall ride will thrill kids and parents together and provide a unique perspective over the midway. Six colorful helicopters seat either two adults or 4 children. Each Chopper twists left or right, patrons decide by using the joystick inside the ride. Choppers are hydraulically lifted high into the air for a spectacular view 
Crazy Train

Crazy Train

Passengers board the Crazy Train, two to a seat, and after the 'doors' slam shut the train begins to move down the track. But suddenly, the entire track starts to revolve! The train continues on, upside down and then just as it recovers, the track continues revolving! As exciting to watch as it is to ride, the Crazy Train guarantees excitement, day or night. 
Crown Merry Go Round

Crown Merry Go Round

This 36 foot Americana Themed Carousel features 30 jumping horses, and 2 chariots for a total capacity of 38 adults or 42 children. 
Cycle Jump

Cycle Jump

Young kids are sure to get a thrill from these adorable mini motorcycles which travel in a circle under a shade umbrella. Complete with small jumps and honking horns these mini motorcycles are a great first ride for kids. 
Dizzy Dragon

Dizzy Dragon

The DIZZY DRAGON grins with delight as he 'opens up' to welcome kids and parents alike for a gentle ride. Four of these happy dragons turn in unison, carrying customers around and around. With their bright colors and amusing faces, these dragons are sure to please! 
Eagle 16

Eagle 16

The Eagle 16 wheel provides a breathtaking 60 feet high view overlooking the midway. Featuring 16, 2 adult 3 children seats. An all time family favorite. The Eagle 16 is larger than the traditional Ferris Wheel with a spectacular turbo lite lighting sequence. 
Flying Bobs

Flying Bobs

Our Flying Bobs create the sensation of a toboggan trip through snow-covered Alps! Passengers sit, two in a tub and as the Bobs begins to turn, speed increases and the tubs literally fly up and down over the undulating mountain path. Then, the Bobs reverse for yet another thrilling ride! For teens and adults. 
Frog Hopper

Frog Hopper

The Frog Hopper features stadium style seating and just the right bounce for a child?s first ride. Once seated and secured children slowly rise up the main boom then hop like a frog multiple times before the stadium seats slow to a stop. 
Giant Scooters

Giant Scooters

The Giant Scooter is 64 feet wide and 55 feet deep and has 20 cars. The Scooter comes with music videos and two color televisions and has a 100 amp music system. The Scooter also has a built in smoke machine which gives the ride an exciting appearance. 
Giant Wheel

Giant Wheel

A towering tradition of Butler Amusements, the majestic Giant Wheel dominates the midway day and night, offering patrons a sweeping view from a height of nearly 100 feet! Passengers are seated in separate gondolas and then whisked smoothly over the top and down again, reminiscent of the Ferris wheel. The Giant Wheel is a pleasant ride for the entire family. 
Grand Carousel

Grand Carousel

Our Grand Carousel is an amazing 50 ft. in diameter. This Grand Carousel is a beautiful addition to the midway with over 60 jumping horses and two chariots. Each horse is painted and beautifully detailed. Days of fairs gone by are remembered while your enjoying this ride with your entire family. 
Inversion

Inversion

This brand new ride will make its debut on Butler’s midways in 2016. The Inversion is an exciting Super Spectacular to look forward to. The Inversion features a tripod of 12 passenger seats. The main arm of the ride swings side to side like a pendulum then swings to invert passengers completely around and upside down. The inversion can reach a height of nearly 80 feet! 
Jet Ski

Jet Ski

As smooth as skimming across the water, the JET SKIS are just for the younger fair goers. Once aboard, our small patrons enjoy a thrilling, gentle ride on an undulating 'wave'. 
Jumping Jumbos

Jumping Jumbos

The passengers control the action as eight plump elephants take to the air. In addition to the circular motion of the ride, children can control the vertical action of their individual car by pushing or pulling the control bar. Each car holds 3 children or 1 adult and 1 child. 
Jungle Fun

Jungle Fun

The Jungle of Fun is a walk through ride for children. Complete with cargo nets, swinging bags, various obstacles and a big spiral slide finish! 
Kite Flyer

Kite Flyer

Setting another precedent in the outdoor amusement industry, Butler Amusements was the first to premier the exciting Kite Flyer, an unusual amusement ride where, instead of sitting, passengers lie horizontally within the frame of colorful gliders. After riders are buckled in, the ride begins to turn and then rises in the air for a thrilling, soaring sensation before gently gliding back to 'Earth'. 
Kid Town Fun House

Kid Town Fun House

Kid Town Funhouse is a fun house just for kids. Inviting them into a cartoon world where they and play their way through a maze of moving floors and funny mirrors climbing to the second floor and sliding back to the ground. 
Lolli Swing

Lolli Swing

Kids love candy and the Lolli Swing is no exception. This brightly colored ride has sixteen swings decorated with large swirl lollipops and lights. The centerpiece is a large clown complete with a red nose and floppy shoes. 
Looney Tooter Train

Looney Tooter Train

A fun-filled train trip for the whole family in brightly colored cars, that's our Looney Tooter! Passengers board the train at station and then with merry music and bright scenery, the gentle journey begins around a circular track. Fun for everyone is in store on the Looney Tooter. 
Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras is a fun house with music and a festive atmosphere. Patrons enter through a glass maze, climb up the stairs and view yourself in distorted mirrors and exit down a spiral slide. 
Orbitor

Orbitor

The orbiter has five arms with a cluster of three pairs of seats at the end of each one. During the ride, arms spin around the central axis whilst being lifted up and down. At the same time the seat clusters are lifted 90 degrees and spin around the axis of the arm they are connected to. The Orbiter is a thrilling ride with a spectacular show of lights. 
Pirate Jet

Pirate Jet

This fleet of six pirate ships rise into the air and then gently descend while rotating from a center tower featuring a friendly swashbuckler. 
Pole Position Spinning Roller Coaster

Pole Position Spinning Roller Coaster

Composed of three levels, with the very top measuring 55 feet high, each of the five coaster cars are painted just like racing cars. Riders hold on tight while the car gently climbs to the very top, after a moment of anticipation riders experience a free fall while the car itself actually spins while maneuvering along the track. 
Quad Runner

Quad Runner

The Quad Runner is great for first time riders. Souped-up 4-wheelers seat two children each and travel in a circle while shaded under a giant umbrella. 
Quasar

Quasar

The Quasar is a fast paced thrill ride that holds two passengers per car. Secured by a lap bar the ride spins and the main arm raises the center of the wheel creating a unique undulating sensation for each of the cars. 
Renegade

Renegade

A high seas adventure awaits aboard our fun-filled pirate ship fun house, Renegade. Filled with challenging and amusing obstacles, this is thrilling, yet right for the whole family! From inside or out, the Renegade is an unusual 'sailing' attraction!. 
Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

The Ring of Fire is the perfect ride for carnival goers. The Ring of Fire adds a new dimension to the word 'Light Show.' It provides a 60-foot diameter shower of lights. The Ring of Fire has 10 seats each holding 2 adults. 
Rio Grande Train

Rio Grande Train

Chugging around a circular track, the RIO GRANDE TRAIN is the perfect rail trip for young patrons and their parents. Passengers board at the station to sit in one of five cars - including the locomotive - for this enjoyable ride. 
Roadster

Roadster

The Roadster is an umbrella ride with mini trucks to ride in. A kid's first ride. The Roadster travels in a 360 degree rotation. 
Rock N Tug

Rock N Tug

Everyone is sure to enjoy this boat ride! The little tug boat gently spins, dips and peaks. It is just like riding an ocean swell. The Rock N Tug seats approximately 20 individuals so parents may ride with their children. 
Spinning Family Coaster

Spinning Family Coaster

The Spinning Family Coaster features a figure eight track design that provides four spinning cars plenty of velocity within a small footprint. Perfect for teens and kids alike, the spinning coaster is unlike most coasters. Instead, the spinning coaster cars each independently spin around adding extra thrills as the cars maneuver the bi-level track. 
Starship 3000

Starship 3000

The Starship 3000 will energize thrill seekers into the 21st century. Spinning at 24 RPM, Starship 2000 uses centrifugal force to float the passengers off the floor, giving them the feeling of weightlessness. Starship 3000 features capacity for 45 people. 
Scrambler

Scrambler

The Scrambler still remains a family favorite. The Scrambler has 12 seats each seat capable of holding 3 people. The Scrambler has Deluxe Lighting, programmed incandescent 'Ultra Lights' 
Squadron

Squadron

The Squadron is a brand new ride for the kiddies featuring jet fighters each holding up to 4 children. The children feel as if they are flying through the air. 
State Fair Fun Slide

State Fair Fun Slide

The State Fair Fun Slide is a massive five lane super slide. It stands more than 40 feet in the air and lets up to five people at a time race to the bottom of the 108-foot long slope 
Tilt A Whirl

Tilt A Whirl

The Tilt-a-Whirl is an all-time favorite to thrill seekers. The Tilt a Whirl has 7 seats each holding up to 3 people. The Tilt a Whirl rotates on a center axle traveling up and down hills while the tub whip on its own axle 
Wacky Worm Coaster

Wacky Worm Coaster

Butler Amusements is delighted to introduce the Wacky Worm. This two level family roller coaster is a great way for the entire family to enjoy the carnival. This brightly painted worm, surrounded by flower cup lights, is a charming addition to the midway. 
Tommy Kangaroo

Tommy Kangaroo

Experience the graceful, gentle ride of a baby kangaroo carried in the safety of his mother’s pouch. Four Kangaroos welcome children and parents aboard for a smooth ride. Passengers sit inside each kangaroo and as the ride turns, each kangaroo slowly revolves as well. 
Tornado

Tornado

The Tornado is a thrilling ride that is enjoyed by children, teens and families of all types. The Tornado has 8 cars and holds 4 passengers per car. The passengers spin the cars themselves. The Tornado lifts 7 feet into the air and tilts 20 degrees. 
Vertigo

Vertigo

The Vertigo towers a full 100 feet in the air and seats 24 passengers. Each seat holds two riders who are secured by a lap restraint. Once the ride begins, the entire center twists in a circular motion. Riders enjoy a swinging sensation as the entire center track lifts up slowly until reaching the top of the ride. Once the swing ride reaches the top it begins to slowly swing in a descent. 
Viper

Viper

This colossal ride with a brilliant green snake theme takes riders on a whirlwind journey. The large arm cross the entire top of the ride tilts and spins. At each end of the giant arm are two clusters holding two-part seating which spins independently as well. The open-air design allows riders to experience spectacular twirling views. The Viper seats 24 passengers and uses state-of-the-art shoulder bars. 
Wave Swinger

Wave Swinger

The Wave Swinger is a work of art, combining the traditional swing ride with lavish, hand painted scenery. Imported from Germany, the Wave Swinger lifts riders slowly from the platform and then proceeds to take them on a leisurely ride, tilting one way and another to add to the excitement. Its unusual size, unforgettable scenery, lights, music and ride make the Wave Swinger a Butler Amusements classic. 
White Water Flume Ride

White Water Flume Ride

The world-class White Water Flume ride is a super-spectacular water ride. Unlike any other ride on our midway, the new White Water will bring a new dimension of thrills to your carnival goers. Logs hold two passengers each and patrons make their way up two different hills- Once the log reaches the top, it descends rapidly splashing at the bottom of the water slide. -The White Water is an exciting spectacular addition to the Butler midway. 
Zipper

Zipper

Vertical spinning, turning motion is a true crowd-pleaser. Featuring 12 seats each capable of holding 2-3 passengers the Zipper is a must for all adventure seekers. Spectacular programmed incandescent lighting adds to the excitement. 
Zombie Carnival

Zombie Carnival

Passengers are invited to climb aboard coffin like carriages which seat two passengers at a time. When the operator engages the ride, passengers creep along a winding track which takes them inside the darkness of a zombie carnival. Complete darkness awaits riders as their carriage navigates twists and turns. Only the bravest return from the Zombie Carnival. 
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