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BC summer carnivals

group outing ideas / bc spring carnivalDo you have a special event coming up and are racking your brain how to make it super fun? Are you searching for a great idea for your social group, your club, your company department, or even your sporting team? Group outings to pubs and restaurants are OK, but you want something that will really entertain and bond people.

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15 Years of Partnership to Continue

bulkley valley exhibitionThe best midway in BC is coming back to Smithers! The 2017 Bulkley Valley Exhibition will see Shooting Star Amusements continue bringing its kids fun, thrill rides and midway games to the awesome interior town of Smithers. And beyond!

Because the BVX and Shooting Star have signed a multi-year contract, continuing the midway company’s already 15-year-old sponsorship of this great event.

“The whole team at Shooting Star is absolutely pumped to be coming back to Smithers again and again,” said Shooting Star President Joe Medeiros. “My wife, Brenda, and I have treasured our relationship with the Bulkley Valley’s people, and we’re so excited we can keep treasuring it for a long time to come”.

Set Your GPS for Smithers in August 2017!

In the best days of BC summer, Smithers lights up with families and locals getting together Read More »

parents carnival survival, bc summer carnivalFew things are more enjoyable than making memories with your family at a carnival. Of course, with little kids, sometimes few things can also be so stressful or draining. You need your “radar” on all the time and there’s so much going on that can over-stimulate the young ones.The secret is to be prepared and organised. Doing so can save your sanity without sacrificing any of the carnival magic and care-free fun.

If you’re taking your kids to a BC summer carnival, you may find it helpful to use this carnival survival guide for parents so you can enjoy your day of fun and handle anything it might throw your way.  Read More »

employment midway carnivalA summer job is a rite of passage. It’s a sign of growing up and increasing independence. For many adults, summer jobs invoke fond memories of their younger years when there was less stress and more adventure and spontaneous fun.

Of all summer jobs, it’s hard to imagine one better than working for a midway carnival company with its rides, games and food trucks.

For many, it would be a childhood dream come true. For others, it’s great seasonal work that includes travel.

If you’re looking for a great way to spend your summer, or if you’re a parent wanting your child to grow in independence and responsibility, here are five great reasons to think about employment at a midway carnival company.  Read More »

As all of our fans know, we here at Shooting Star Amusements always strive to bring you new and exciting things every season. That includes our midway games and the tantalizing fair food we offer (and 2016 sees us debut the Deep Fried Treats Stand!). When you arrive at one of the many places where we’ll be providing amusements throughout 2016, keep your eyes peeled for a new kids’ ride that the parents can ride too!

We are delighted to add the Construction Zone ride to our collection. For your young builders, BC carnival rides just got even more fun.

Fun is the Name of the Game

We want to have the best carnival rides in BC for the whole family to enjoy. We love to hear your wails of delight when the “Zipper” starts to Read More »

billy barker daysAre you heading to BC’s Cariboo District this July for some summer fun? You should. Because it’s time for Billy Barker Days in Quesnel!

Billy Barker Days is a family-friendly festival celebrating Quesnel’s gold rush heritage. Come down for four days of entertainment, action, fun, excitement, and even relaxation. This is when the community comes together and parties. Don’t miss it!

The Billy Barker Days festival runs from Thursday July 16th to Sunday July 19th, 2015. This year marks its 42nd year!

And, of course…

…Shooting Star Amusements Will Be There!

Summer fun in BC isn’t complete without a fabulous midway. What we love most is the miles and miles of smiles as people ride and play. Bring the kids and enjoy the Gone Fishing game, the Prize Factory, and Balloon Pop, to name a few. Whether you like games of chance or games of skill, there’s something for you there.

Then get on the rides. Shooting Star offers something for everyone, from the Read More »