Spectacular Carnival Rides

  • Double Carousel
  • Giant Wheel


  • Fireball 2000
  • Wave Swinger
  • Thunderbolt
  • Super Slide
  • Starship 2000
  • Raiders
  • Himalaya
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Fireball
  • Fire Chief
  • Family Swinger
  • Go Gator
  • Mini Himalaya
  • Jalopy Junction
  • Mini Indy
  • Red Baron
  • Monkey Maze
  • Zyklon
  • Zipper
  • Wacky Worm
  • Cliffhanger
  • Construction Zone
  • Cuckoo Haus
  • Fire Engine
  • Enterprise
  • Rio Grande Train
  • Happy Swing
  • Musik Express
  • Pony Cart
  • Pop-A-Wheelie
  • Quad Runner
  • Scooter
  • Side-By-Side
  • Sky Flyer
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Tractor
  • Volkswagon


Delicious Food

Everything tastes better at the fair!

The James E. Strates Shows® carnival midway offers only the freshest, most tantalizing foods. As you walk the midway and enjoy our rides, you can’t miss the wonderful, mouth-watering aromas in the air! From out-of-this-world funnel cakes dusted with powdered sugar to french fries drizzled with vinegar and in-season corn on the cob that bursts with farm-fresh flavor, you’ll be sure to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages.

We offer a vast array of foods, including fresh fruit and vegetable options for our health-conscious guests. While the selection varies with geographic location and growing season, one thing remains constant: A visit to the James E. Strates Shows® carnival midway will please your senses!

Picnic tables and bench seating are provided throughout the midway area for the comfort of our guests.

Most of our concessionaires have been with us for decades—and in some cases, for generations. Just as we look forward to seeing our loyal fans each season, many of our guests look forward to seeing these familiar faces on our midway year after year.

For the safety of our patrons, we comply with all state and local inspections and operate under the strictest of food handling policies and procedures.


Fun and Games

Midway games with great prizes!

Stroll on down the James E. Strates Shows® carnival midway and try your hand at a variety of fun-filled games of skill designed for “kids” of all ages! There’s something for everyone—from fish ponds that will challenge the littlest of tykes to shooting ranges for the expert marksman—and everyone in between. Little prizes… big prizes… plush and carnival mementos… Take them all home as remembrances of your visit to the Strates Shows midway. Be a daredevil… Guess your age? Guess your weight? Why not? Here’s your chance to just let go. Let the fun begin!


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Book With Us

If you are interested in booking your carnival rides, carnival games or carnival food concessions with Strates Shows for one event or the entire season, take a look at the requirements listed on this page.



Horry County Fair
Friday, July 3, 2020, to Sunday, July 12, 2020
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