Salmon Arm Fair

salmon arm fall fairIf you think summer is over and that’s it with the kids going back to school, think again! September is the BEST time for a fair – especially in the sensational Shuswap region of BC’s Okanagan.

As the saying goes, if you got it, flaunt it. For 120 years, the Salmon Arm Fall Fair has proven it has plenty to flaunt and 2017’s spectacular fair is no exception! The theme this year is ‘Something to Crow About’ and we think that’s perfect.

That first week of school doesn’t involve much work for the kids, so give them one more bit of vacation fun. Head to Salmon Arm from September 8th to 10th and see for yourself. This annual fair brings the people of the Okanagan-Shuswap region together to celebrate the community, enjoy the scrumptious harvest, show off local talent, and have loads of fun.  Read More »

salmon arm fairIt seems like it was only yesterday that the first touch of Summer was upon us. It probably feels like yesterday because of how cool the early part of BC’s 2016 Summer was. Suddenly the kids are almost back to school (Yay!) and it’s raining at the PNE (what a surprise!).

Well, the warmth of good fun is still going strong in spectacular parts of BC with the upcoming Salmon Arm Fair and Rock Creek Fall Fair. Get on the road for one more weekend away. Or two! The golf is amazing, the mouth watering fresh produce is ripening, the sunshine is still warm, the mountain vistas are amazing, the Fall colours are gorgeous, and… there are fun fairs with midways, games and mini-donuts!

Have one last Summer fling and ring in Fall properly by going to a country fair! One of them was founded almost 120 years ago, so let’s just say it’s had a lot of practice at being awesome!

Salmon Arm Fair – Sew It, Grow It, Show It

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BC is pretty much the ideal place to be in Canada when summer rolls around. On top of its majestic mountains, stunning coastline, lush forests, and enviably laid-back lifestyle, its charming towns and cities are home to some of the best summer carnivals and festivals across the nation.

If you love festivals, fairs and summer carnivals, BC has it all in 2016. Grab the family and get on the road to these towns this season.


summer carnivals bc, summer festivals bcEnjoy the Island life, if even for a day. Vancouver Island is home to BC’s gorgeous capital city, beautiful Victoria. Whether you’re strolling through the many parklands, visiting the Royal BC Museum, whale watching along the coast, or pampering yourself in a spa, there is something for everyone. Be sure to check the 54th annual Oak Bay Tea Party from June 3-5, as this event is not only fun for the whole family, but also raises money for services organizations across the province. And don’t miss the exciting Air Show with skydiving at Willows Beach on June 5. It’s free!


Lumby is truly an outdoor person’s dream. Situated in a diverse agricultural valley, Lumby is home to pristine fishing, hiking, waterfalls, and one of the most fun and genuine Read More »

When you get a new amusement ride you need a few things in place to add it to your Carnival Company. First you need Events and then you need capital to buy the rides and then trucks that tow them. Those are just a few of the stepping off points….

Then the fun begins…You need to decide what ride is best for your customers. There are some classic rides in the Carnival business that have been around for decades. They are still being manufactured and used in the Carnival and Fair business today because they are great rides! These are the Classic rides, the truly proven rides that appeal to families. Read More »

Halfway between Vancouver and Calgary nestles what just may be BC’s ideal place for summer: Salmon Arm. Located at the mouth of the Salmon River as it flows into Shuswap Lake, the town and surrounding area has everything: beaches, houseboats, waterskiing, fishing, camping, hiking, hotels, art, golf, dining, shopping and, of course, the annual Salmon Arm Fair.

Salmon Arm Fair

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2012 Surrey Canada DayThe summer months give you and your family a chance to spend time outdoors and soak up some sunshine. There are always plenty of  Summer activities in BC for everyone to enjoy.

Why not treat your family to a day at the carnival?

Enjoy Canada Day in Surrey

Mark your calendar on July 1st to enjoy our Carnival at Surrey’s Canada Day event. We will be at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park, opening at 10 a.m. Be sure to bring the whole family for a fabulous day of fun. There will be a full carnival, with Spectacular Thrill Rides, Family Rides and Kiddie Rides.  Check out the Euro Bungee and why not be a human Water Ball?  Try the Walk on Water attraction too!  To top it off, there will be a huge fireworks display to celebrate Canada’s special day. Read More »

2012-Salmon-Arm-Contests-61One of the most delightful jobs I have in the Carnival Business is to see all the incredible art and literature done by the children and youth in the Shooting Star Amusements’ Sponsored Contests at the Fairs. It is equally as difficult to pick only one winner in each category!

When you see these works of art, it is obvious the kids put in such tremendous effort to create these masterpieces. It makes me happy to know they are thinking of the fair and the Carnival rides, games and treats the whole time they are crafting or writing their stories.
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kakmikaze-seed-223x300It’s Harvest time! There are so many things to do! Join us for a great country fall fair nestled in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.

It’s Fall Fair Season and Harvest Time for Shooting Star Amusements too! We are thrilled to announce…the most incredible good news….(don’t stop reading now…there’s so much more to know …)

Our Carnival Company has been awarded ANOTHER contract renewal! Shooting Star Amusements will be the Midway Provider for the next two years at the Salmon Arm Fall Fair!

SALMON-ARM-2010-IMG_4960-76-300x229What an incredible year for our Carnival Company! Renewing our long term contracts offers us the opportunity for our company to further expand our Carnival Rides, Games and Food concessions into the next decade! Enjoy the thrill of this year’s Harvest with our all new Kamikaze Ride coming to the Salmon Arm Fair!
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