THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS! AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

FELIX ADLER TENT BANQUET (CFA)

Subj: Felix Adler Tent Banquet. Date: 9/15/2009 OCTOBER 24 –

Annual Felix Adler Tent Banquet at the Glen Rock Inn in Glen Rock, NJ.
Cash bar from 12 – 1; buffet meal served at 1 PM. We will hold our annual auction of circusania. Our guest speaker will be Carlo Pelligrini who spent some time on the Big Apple Circus. He is also the co-founder of the Amazing Grace Circus, a teen youth circus which started in the basement of the Grace Episcopal Church of Nyack, NY. We know he will have some interesting stories to tell us.
Please fill out and return the reservation form below with your payment as soon as possible. Price $27.00 each.


FELIX ADLER TENT BANQUET RESERVATION FORM
Please return as soon as possible. Check made out to Felix Adler Tent No. 12.
Mail to Jack Belles, 5 Mendham Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Name(S)__________________________ No.____at $27.00 each = _______Total

If you want to make a donation to the tent for expenses and/or to the OABA please Indicate how you want your donation(s) allocated.

TULARE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA FAIR

SEPTEMBER 16th thru 20th

Video from Channel 30, Fresno, CA

MORE NEWS FROM THE YORK FAIR (YORK DISPATCH)

Barney Fife impersonator Scott Epperson rides through the York Fair in a 1962 Ford Galaxie. Stacey Brooks photo









QUICK CHANGE ACT--ROYAL HANNEFORD CIRCUS

YORK FAIR BUSINESS PICKS UP

DIRTY DOZEN STROLLS THE YORK FAIR

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

YORK FAIR OPENING DAY (FOX43)

BILLY MARTIN'S COLE ALL STAR CIRCUS #1

This was the first year that Billy took over the Cole Show from Mr Cole.
This picture was taken in Utica, NY Shrine Temple.
The year was either 1988 or 89.

Here's brother Bill spinning Floss being assisted by
Brend Galloway.
Brenda did Single Trapeze and cloud swing on in the show.
Her Dad is New York Circus Fan Bill Galloway.

That year John "Eggroll" Kane helped Dick in the Novelty Stand
when he visited the show.



BILLY MARTIN'S COLE ALL STAR CIRCUS #2

Jon "Eggroll" Kane with the Dykes Bros.
And with Dick in the bottom photo



"Fritzie"


Paul & Lois Horseman babysitted with Fritz while we toured
that first year with the Cole Show.




COL. PAT GUTHRIE

Unfortunately this is the only picture I have of Jules & Beck Circus.
Bill and I had the novelties for part of one season on this show.
Jim Kernan had the Popcorn
The Elephant in the picture was leased, as much of the show was, from
Hoxie Tucker.
If anyone out there has any pictures of this show I'd be happy to post them.

ALLEN BROS CIRCUS (Mid 1980's)

Allen Bedford had this show out in the mid to late 80's.
It was a beautiful small show.
Allen presented a caged act
These are the only pictures I have of the show.





Allen with his Elephant.




Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TENNESSEE STATE FAIR (TV 5 NASHVILLE)

News Reports

THE BIG E -- SPRINGFIELD, MA

It's that time of the year!

 
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DUO VERTIGO, AERIAL CRADLE - - CADRE AERIEN, CIRQUE, CIRCUS

I just saw this on "Follow the Arrows>>>" and it's terrific!
Duo Vertigo (Bryan Donaldson and Juliette Hardy) Internationally reknown circus artists performing in a London gala for the International Festival.



Sunday, September 13, 2009

FOLLOW THE ARROWS>>>


Be sure and check out Penny Wilson Rodriquez new web site---





A Place for Circus & Showfolks to Gather, Share and Stay in Touch


STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA NEW LOCATION


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Also Post Title is link to their web site.

STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA'S NEW LOCATION

This year is the first year at the new fairgrounds, next to Kings Dominion
at Doswell, VA.
It's going to be very interesting to see if attendance is what it used to be at
the old fairgrounds in Richmond. Click on each image to enlarge!



VERMONT STATE FAIR RUTLAND, VT (FROM RJ REYNOLDS)

Rosaire's Racing Pigs

I visited the Vermont State Fair in Rutland this week and here are some pictures of the visit. Midway was supplied by Castlerock Shows and the free acts were Lance Gifford Magic, Monster Truck, Rosaire's Racing Pigs and Big Bear Show, Galaxy Girl and Horses, Horses, Horses.RJ Reynolds

"Galaxy Girl)



VERMONT STATE FAIR (CASTLE ROCK AMUSEMENTS) #2 FROM RJ REYNOLDS

" Horses, Horses, Horses"



Rosaire's Big Bear Show












VERMONT STATE FAIR (CASTLE ROCK AMUSEMENTS) #3 FROM RJ REYNOLDS







Lance Gifford's Magic Show



Commerford & Sons Petting Zoo




CULPEPPER & MERRIWEATHER CIRCUS #1 (YEAR UNKNOWN)

If anyone could help identify the year please comment,.















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CULPEPPER & MERRIWEATHER CIRCUS #3 (YEAR UNKNOWN)
















CULPEPPER & MERRIWEATHER CIRCUS #4 (YEAR UNKNOWN)






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