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Midway Rides of Utica started off playing Central New York more than thirty years ago, and in the early 2000’s we expanded our route to include Western, and Southern New York and well as Western Pennsylvania. Our quality and family operation is what sets us apart from other carnivals. We take great pride in being based out of Central New York’s Mohawk Valley and with more than 40 years of experience, our staff has what it takes to make your event a success.

Midway Rides of Utica is proudly owned by The Peck Family; owner Dana Peck, along with his wife Rosanne, Rosanne’s son Nick Brown, and their two daughters Andrea and Rachel. Dana has been in the amusement business for more than thirty years. Before starting Midway Rides of Utica he was an independent game owner and then started Adirondack Amusements in the early 1970s, it wasn’t until 1985 that the name was changed to Midway Rides of Utica to reflect the changes that were taking place in their route. Each member of the family has their own important role within the show. Rosanne runs the shows office as well as the Candy Express (Popper). Nick owns many games (as Funtastic Entertainment), as well as helps to not only move but maintain the show. Andrea helps in the office, as well as with running the Popper, while Rachel owns the Ice Cream Trailer. We take pride in our show and as such Dana and Nick have become certified Ride Inspectors in Pennsylvania and Andrea and Rachel are both Serv-Safe Certified. And we can’t forget the hardest working member of the Midway Rides of Utica family, Yoder the show’s mascot.

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We are members of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA), New York State Show People's Association (NYSSA), Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association (PASA), Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs (PACF), New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF) as well as the International Independent Showmen’s Association (IISF-Gibtown).


We have set up our midway at many events. We have played everything from county fairs, to Firemen’s Carnivals, Church bazaars, as well as private party rentals. Some events we play include: Spencerport Firemen’s Carnival, the Allegany County Fair (NY), Stafford Fire Department, Waterford Fair (PA) and the Hookstown Fair (PA).

Here at Midway Rides of Utica, only the best will do when it comes to our customers. We set out to make safety the top priority, by providing safe, clean, wholesome, modern, and exciting rides. We strive to have our midway well lit and to keep a clean environment, allowing parents to feel safe at any of our events. We supply an environment for children and adults alike to ensure that all our guests leave with a memorable experience. Most patrons make return visits to our show when they know we are in the area. When we see people leaving an event with a smile on their face, we know we have accomplished our job.


Much work has been done in the past off season.  We have begun to use LED lights on our rides. Our Spider, Vortex and Rock o Plane (which has also been completely refurbished) have LED lighting. We have also added two ATMS to our midway for patron convenience.

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Over the years many news articles have been written about us, we have added some of them to our News page for your viewing.

Interested in having us play your next event? Visit our booking page to find out how.

 

Midway Rides of Utica
P.O. Box 4277
Utica, NY 13504

Phone: 315.725.7433
Email: Midwayrides@yahoo.com

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